This Month

New TT Timing System

In an exciting new partnership with myrun.org.za we look forward to implementing a fully automated timing system for our Thursday Time Trials and other WAC events. Testing is currently underway and we’ll be launching this coming month. More info on the cost of bands and procedures to follow. Check out https://mobii.com/timing/ for the system specifications.

License Collection

Those who have not yet had a chance please come down to TT on Thursday, collect your license from Hilde and stay for a drink!

Comrades 2022

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New entries are available from 20 April to 16 May for the 95th running of the world’s oldest ultra-marathon and the cut-off date for qualifying is 12 July. With less than 5000 entries still available we expect a large contingent of WAC runners to line up on the new/later date of 28th of August for the 47th down run in Pietermaritzburg.

Weekly Time Trials

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Join us every Thursday evening @17:45 and challenge yourself by doing either the 5km or 8km time trial starting from the bottom oval outside Spinners Bar. First Thursdays of the month is social night where you can get a burger or boerie roll and enjoy the vibe while shoe draw raffle prizes sponsored by The Sweat Shop is @19:00. Come down to the club and use the #wanderersathleticsclub to share on social media.

Next event is 7 April and a big thank you to The Sweat Shop for their continued support of WAC shoe draw.

Fastest 8km Feb 2022

Men:    M. Henshaw                        29:59:00

Ladies: B. Macfarlane                    38:39:00

Fastest 5km Feb 2022:

Men:   R. Willoughby                       18:43:00

Ladies: K. Heyman                         21:00:00                               

Track Tuesdays

Track sessions start at 17:45 every Tuesday on the top oval hosted by WAC team coach Martin Crous. All levels of runners are welcome. Sessions are posted on the website and social media.

News & Races

Back to WAC 7 May (NEW DATE)

Please diarize. More details to follow. Breakfast Rolls and Prego’s on sale

Spinners Bar open. Registration Link: https://forms.gle/p567hXFerGJSJMQn6

WAC Vitality Series 10 July

5/10/21km – Helpers run on 9 July – Members please to volunteer.

Well done to all the runners that raced this month including:

Daniel Nendouvhada placed 11th at the Kazungula Bridge Marathon in Botswana with a time of 02:53:03

Our very own WAC coach Mart Crous for a stellar performance finishing The Addo 100 miler in the top 10 with a time of 29 hours 47 minutes.

WAC Ambassador Nicole Stephens-King for her 8th place finish at the Vaal Half Marathon in 01:37:06.

At the same race, Pedro van Gaalen and Mark Evans for personal best times of 1:16:15 and 1:21:07, 1st and 3rd men in the 40+ category respectively.

Quintin Honey taking 9th overall and 2nd 40+ at Johnson Crane Half Marathon in 1:20:00

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“You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.” – Christopher McDougall