What’s new?

The annual Pub Run is on the 6th December (NEXT WEEK). Entries are open on the website. Please see invite below! This festive event is open to all runners and their friends and families! This year, we have decided that members will get a discounted entry fee. (YAY!) This is a great way to socialise, make some new friends within the club and to get into the festive spirit! There will be loads of prizes on offer, including best dressed! A reminder that this event will take the place of First Thursday’s shoe draw in December!

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Some ‘need to knows’ …

Option1: Please print off and bring to Hilde during any Thursday Time Trial

Option2: Fill in, sign and email back to Hilde at [email protected]


The ASA License fees are R120. You can either pay Hilde directly or deposit it into the following account with your (Club Membership number and ASA Fee) as the reference.


Bank: Standard Bank
Account: 002065940
Branch: 004305 (Rosebank)
Type: Current
REF: Club Membership number and ASA Fee


Please get these in ASAP (end of December) so that we know how many numbers to order.


  • Membership Renewal- Membership Fees for 2019 are R1270. There is a payment plan optional through the main club. The main club will be sending out the subscription fees newsletter early December.



  • Cycling holiday camp during the holidays. For those of you who are interested, the Club has introduced a new Cycling Section, please visit the main site for more details. This will be an exciting addition to Wanderers and I know that many of you runners are cyclists as well. Please consider joining in and riding for Wanderers.  https://www.thewanderersclub.co.za/whats-on/cycling-holiday-camp/


  • Running Kit Please email Hilde at [email protected] for any kit you are needing. We are working hard during the holidays to introduce new peaks, a trail running top and an after the run warm top. Watch this space!!! If you are a creative and would like to send in any designs, please also email us. We would love to hear from you.

2019 goals for WAC

The committee are constantly striving to make WAC the club of choice. Our goal is to ensure that not only are we running well, but we are also having fun with our family and friends! If you have any ideas on how to make WAC even better, please email us. We want to hear all of your ideas, most importantly we would love you to get more involved in the running community.

Our first social will be on Saturday the 19th of January. We will be hosting a 5km fun run for all family, friends and runners. This is a great way to make some friends, see old friends and to welcome everyone back from the holidays. You can collect your License Numbers, any kit you need and ensure you are up to date for the 2019 running year.

We hope to see you all there!

Upcoming races?

Here are a few upcoming races for you to be aware of. Please get hold of Kent should you be able to volunteer for gazebo duty. Next year we will endeavour to have the Gazebo and some yummy food at many more races but having said that, we need a lot more help from the club. The same people have been doing Gazebo Duty over the years and we need some fresh faces! It is not a tough job and often can be tag teamed between a few people. So please let us know where and when you can help out.


6th January –             Varsity Kudus 15km

13th January –           Dischem 21km and 10km

27th January –           Johnson Crane 42km and 21km 

03 February –             Bobbies 21km and 10km

10th February –          Jeppe 42km and 21km

15th February –          Valentines Night Run 10km (Randburg Harriers)


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.

Weekly Time Trials

First official TT of 2019 will be the 10th January! 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.

Track Tuesdays

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.

Wanderers Athletics Hall of Fame

Martin Crous- Rocking the trail running world. He came 6th overall at Sky Run this year, an amazing achievement in some tough conditions. One week later he was seen doing his bit for running by seconding and helping out at the water tables at the Lesotho Ultra. A true WAC ambassador.
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Sam Bieske and Glynn Allen attended the Discovery Runners Awards Dinner. Wanderers won an award for our fantastic run we hosted this year. Big congratulations to all of our members who volunteered their time and effort to make this event possible. We are looking forward to next year’s event already! With the growing popularity of running, I’m sure our event will grow from strength to strength!

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Dumbe Trail Run… a must for all trail enthusiasts saw three of our WAC athletes on the podium. In 1st place for the men was Alvaro Giurich, 2nd place Ryan Badger Eichstadt.

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1st place in the ladies went to Sam Bieske.

Watch this space for some WAC trail running events in 2019.

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RAC TOUGH ONE! The name says it all…but these faces show how much fun it was to wear WAC colours and run as one!