We have had some fantastic results in the WAC colours this month. Congratulations to Sally Fenwick for winning the Giants Cup Trail race this past weekend, a gruelling 62 km over two days. Ryan Eichstadt has claimed two podium spots coming second at both the Yellow-billed Oxpecker as well as the Tsitsikamma 60km trail race. Ben Brimble continues to excel achieving third place at the Ultra Trail Drakensberg (65km). If you have entered any cool races or claimed a podium spot along the way, please let us know at [email protected].
Don’t forget about our new Wanderers App that is available on Android now as well. Please download it. Here you can find the newsletter, track sessions, upcoming races etc.
The main Club is running a #WanderersWinningSelfie competition. Entrants who receive the most amount of likes on their ‘Wanderers Winning Selfie’ will win R1 000 loaded onto the winner’s membership card.
Entrants will need to upload and tag Wanderers Club (main club) on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and use the hashtag #WanderersWinningSelfie to enter. Any Wanderers Winning Moment will qualify.
We would like to wish all our Comrades Runners all the very best as they enter their taper weeks for the Comrades Marathon. We have 48 runners running this year and of those 48, 11 are starting in A batch. What an amazing achievement. We will be thinking about you and wishing you all the very best for a great run! Don’t forget to download the Comrades App to track our runners! Race day is the 10th June.
Weekly Time Trials
Join us every Thursday evening @17:45 and challenge yourself by participating in either our 5km or 8km time trial starting from the bottom oval. The first Thursday of every month is our social night where you can join us for a bite to eat and a drink or two followed by a raffle where we have prizes sponsored by the Sweat Shop and Lorna Jane Activewear. *It’s getting dark now so please wear bright clothes and bring your head torches!
Track sessions start at 17:45 every Tuesday on the top oval, all levels of runners welcome. Sessions followed are on the website and on the WAC app.
Sunday Club Runs
WINTER TIMES! Consistency is key and if you are looking for a great way to run a steady 10 – 15 km these are the runs for you. The pace is easy and the company great, this is how Sunday runs are meant to be. These runs depart from the top parking lot @08:00.
Whilst trail season really kicks in after Comrades quite a few of the WAC team have been throwing in some trail as part of their Comrades training – Inchanga is going to be a mere speedbump for them. The Oxpecker series is currently on the go!
Look out for more trail training runs after Comrades…..Mark is doing Rhodes Run in July so he promises to organise some outings! Below trail runs coming up over the next few months….
|Date||Name||Where||Type||Distance – km||Website|
|15-Jun-18||Richtersveld Wildrun||Ai-Ais||3-day, Solo||35, 35, 38||http://www.wildrun.com/event/richtersveld|
|13-Jul-18||Kruger 2 Canyon Challenge||Kampersrus||2-day, Solo||42, 28||http://kruger2canyonchallenge.co.za|
|7-Jul-18||Rhodes Run||Rhodes||1-day, Solo||52||http://www.rhodesrun.za.net/index.php|
|28-Jul-18||Num-num trail challenge||Machadodorp||1-day, Solo||15/32||http://www.wildtrail.co.za/num-num-trail-challenge|
|10-Aug-18||RCS Sox trail run||Wilderness||3-day, Solo and Team||32, 30, 18||http://trisport.co.za/trievent/rcs-sox/|
|18-Aug-18||Whale of Trail||De Hoop Nature Reserve||1-day, Solo||53||http://whaleoftrail.co.za|
|11-Aug-18||Magaliesberg Challenge 2017||Magliesberg||1-day, Solo||12/25/36/50||http://energyevents.co.za/event/crazy-store-magaliesberg-challenge-2017/|
|23-Aug-18||Namaqua Quest||Springbok||3-day, Solo||24, 25, 20||http://namaquaquest.co.za/namaqua-quest-trail-running-stage-race/|
|9-Sep-18||Wildcoast Wildrun||Keimouth||3-day, Solo||44,35,34||http://www.wildrun.com/experiences/wildcoast|
|8-Sep-18||Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge||Drakensberg||1-day, Solo||50||http://www.wildseries.co.za/events/mont-aux-sources-challenge/about/|
|21-Sep-18||Karkloof 100||Karkloof, KZN||1-day, Solo||80, 160||http://karkloof100.co.za|
*For more information on upcoming races please visit our website
Wanderers night run
The GTC Happy Wanderers Night Run was a huge success this past month. Numbers are growing and we are receiving extremely positive feedback. Well done to the committee for organising such a fun event! For those of you who haven’t run before, there is both a 5km and a 10km option.
The route is around the golf club and it’s a challenging yet rewarding run. Both the 10km male and female course records were broken. Congratulation to our very own Wanderers Elite runner, Ben Brimble, for winning the 10km in an incredibly quick time of 36:28!
We will be hosting the next Wanderers Night Run when it starts warming up again… watch this space!
Time trial challenge
Thank you everyone for taking part in the Wanderers leg of the Challenge, we had 47 Wanderers/Old Eds members participating and won the event overall. Next event is Kudus in September – see you all there!
- Wanderers/Old Eds 176 (3 points)
- Pirates 133 (2 points)
- Kudus/Chamber/Linden 42 (1 point)
- Pirates 477 (3 points)
- Wanderers/Old Eds 475 (2 points)
- Kudus/Chamber/Linden 83 (1 point)
- Wanderers/Old Eds 135 (3 points)
- Pirates 102 (2 points)
- Kudus/Chamber/Linden 14 (1 point)
Overall event results:
Wanderers/Old Eds – 8pts
Pirates – 7pts
Kudus/Chamber/Linden – 3pts
Current standings after 3 legs
Pirates – 25pts
Wanderers/Old Eds – 18pts
Kudus/Chamber/Linden – 11pts