|Helpers Run 2018|
The WANDERERS AUCOR PROPERTY RUN which is part of the Vitality Series was a huge success! A big thank you to each and every single one of you that helped with marshalling, handing out entries and the overall organising of this event. The run would not be possible without all of YOU. The feedback we have received has been incredibly positive, so well done to all of those involved! Special mention must be made to Aucor Property for their sponsorship and hard work over the weekend.
We had 5708 people in total that completed the race. If you would like to see some pictures, please go have a look on either our Facebook page or Instagram. You might see yourselfJ. The next two races in the series are;
- 1st September – Adrienne Hersch (Randburg Harriers)
- 16th September – Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial
We will have the Wanderers Gazebo at both of these events- so please come and join us for a drink after your run!
The GTC Happy Wanderers Night Run is once again being hosted at the Wanderers Golf Club. This is a fantastic family event aimed at anyone and everyone. Come down and run either 5km or 10km.
Wanderers Members only pay R70, which includes a drink at the end. This is great value for money and a good way to make new friends!
The challenge for every Wanderers Member is to try and bring one new friend to run! Let’s support our club- see you there!
Sunday Club Runs
Back to Summer 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 @07:00.
Spring is in the air and it is time to get fit again!
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.
Donate any old/unused item by placing them in the box underneath the clock.
Track sessions start at 17:45 every Tuesday on the top oval, all levels of runners are welcome. Sessions followed are on the website and on the WAC app.
Below are a few of the bigger events in the next few months. If you are looking for something local have a look at the Gauteng Winter Trail Series (https://www.trailseries.co.za)
|Date||Name||Where||Type||Distance – km||Website|
|9-Sep||Wildcoast Wildrun||Kei mouth||3-day, Solo||44,35,34||http://www.wildrun.com/experiences/wildcoast|
|8-Sep||Mont-Aux Sources||Drakensberg||1-day, Solo||50||http://www.wildseries.co.za/events/mont-aux-sources-challenge/about/|
|21-Sep||Karkloof 100||Karkloof, KZN||1-day, Solo||80, 160||http://karkloof100.co.za|
|6-Oct||Run the Berg||Drakensberg||2-day, Solo||25, 25||http://www.runtheberg.co.za/the-trails/|
|19-Oct||Golden Gate||Golden Gate||3-day, Solo||27,29,17||http://www.wildseries.co.za/events/golden-gate-challenge/about/|
|17-Oct||The Otter – Challenge||Natures Valley||1-day, Solo||42||http://otter.run|
|19-Oct||The Otter – Run||Natures Valley||1-day, Solo||42||http://otter.run|
TIME TRIAL CHALLENGE
TT Challenge hosted by Kudus on Wednesday 5 September. Venue: Wits by the Wits Club at the bottom of West campus. Start time: 17:45. Distance 5 km. Wear Club colours!
WAC’S WONDERFUL WOMEN
As it was women’s month, we thought we would feature a little piece about Franci Myburgh, one of the many wonderful ladies running for WAC. Franci has been running for WAC as part of the Elite team. Despite suffering from injury in the beginning of the year, she is back in the game and can most often be seen blazing up the trails. We wish her luck as she conquers the mighty Karkloof 100 miles in September.
Race Results and Wall of Fame!
The Wanderers Athletics Club pays an annual tribute to the late Hadrian Clarkson with the presentation of a trophy which is awarded to the first male veteran runner in the half marathon. The 2018 winner was Simon Mpholo of Rocky Road Runners in a time of 1h 11min 35secs, Simon also won the award in 2017. This is the fifteenth year the award has been presented.