What’s new?

With the number of races on lately, there has been no shortage of PB’s for our WAC members. We have had some amazing results from many of our members already this year and we are so looking forward to what the rest of the year has to offer. With Two Oceans just around the corner, things are heating up for sure! Having said that, a reminder to please send us any exciting news from any races/ walks/ trails/events you have done. You can WhatsApp us, tag us, tweet us, you name it, just remember to let us know how much fun you are having!

 

JP MORGAN! We are hosting the JP Morgan race on the 5th April (Thursday) and we need YOUR HELP! Please, can you email [email protected] if you are available to help? Please use JP Morgan as the subject of the email and also include your T- Shirt size. NB: As members of the Athletics Club, we need your help on the night!

 

Something new to the club has been the introduction of our Elite Team. WAC has made the decision to introduce this powerhouse team to increase our visibility at races, make sure that our runners are recognised and acknowledged and showcase all that WAC has to offer. These runners all have full-time jobs yet manage to run amazing times and show us all how possible it is to maintain a work/ run relationship. All of this could not have been possible without the drive of the committee and of course, our sponsors; The Wanderers Club, The Sweatshop, New Balance, Oxygenate, The Wanderers Sport and Medical Centre, Lorna Jane and Aucor.

 

A massive congratulations and welcome on board to the following runners. We know they will make us proud and represent the club to the best of their ability.

 

Please visit https://wanderers-elite.co.za where you can read all about these athletes. Their race predictions for the year, PB’s, what they like to eat before races… it’s all there! Have a look for them at our time trials, track or Sunday club runs. They have a lot of great advice to give!

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Two Oceans is around the corner. Please make sure your entries are up to date and your qualifying times are correct by the end of February. All Two Oceans runners are invited to attend a good luck social at 18:30 at The Chariots Bar on the 26th March where we will have a good luck drink and have some goodies for you!

 

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.

 

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TRACK TUESDAYS

Track sessions start at 17:45 every Tuesday on the top oval, all levels of runners welcome. Sessions followed are on the website.

FITNESS IN MOTION

Core, core and more core! Strengthening exercises utilising your own bodywork coupled with some track work and the occasional outrun. These sessions start @17:45 from the top on Tuesdays and cater for all levels, what you put in is what you get out.

SUNDAY CLUB RUNS

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.

 

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trail!

 

There have been a few trail runs in the past few weeks including the Batrun in Cape Town (WAC runner Ryan Eichstadt came 7th) and the very popular Wild Series Three Cranes event in Karkloof, KZN ….not sure if anyone participated? Let us know if you did – we want to hear about it!  A few trail events coming up in the next two months…

 

Date

Name

Where

Type

Distance – km

Website

10-Mar

Highland Gate trail run

Dullstroom

1 day, solo

17,11,6

https://www.wildtrail.co.za/highland-gate-trail-run

2-Mar

Addo Elephnat Trail Run

Eastern Cape

1-day, Solo

44, 76. 160

24-Mar

Drakensberg Northern Trail

Drakensberg

1-day, Solo

20, 10, 6

https://drakensbergsky.wordpress.com

24-Mar

Curro trail run

Krugersdorp

1-day, Solo

5, 10, 20

https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/26581-curro-trail-run

30-Mar

Two Oceans Trail Run 2017

Cape Town

1-day, Solo

12/14

http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/events/trail-run

15-Apr

Fury Ford Trail Fest

Krugersdorp

1-day, Solo

10,20,30,50

https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/28241-fury-ford-trail-fest

27-Apr

Cell C AfricanX Trailrun

Grabouw

3-day, Team

34, 34, 22

http://www.stillwatersports.com/event/africanx-trailrun/

 

 

For a more detailed listing and links to some of the bigger trail events around the country visit our website. 

 

Then we are planning a monthly trail run. The first one scheduled for 10th March….watch the WhatsApp groups for more details.  Remember trail is excellent cross training for you all roadies….just ask Comrades champion Camille Heron!!

 

Gazebo schedule & Up and Coming races

 

Urgent need for volunteers to set up the Gazebo for the following races. please contact Kent Raines on 0846023172.

 

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Race

Location

Race Date

Volunteer

Phone Number

e-Mail Address

11

Sunrise Monster 32km, 10km and 5km

Pretoria

2018/03/03

Volunteer

 

 

12

Capegate Vaal 42km and 21km

Deneysville

2018/03/04

Volunteer

 

 

13

Sarens Edenvale 42km and 21km

Edenvale

2018/03/11

Volunteer

 

 

14

Om die Dam 50km and 21km

Hartebeesport

2018/03/17

Volunteer

 

 

15

Two Oceans 56km

Kaapstad

2018/03/31

Volunteer

 

 

16

Irene Ultra 48km and 21km

Irene

2018/04/08

Volunteer

 

 

17

Jackie Gibson 42km

Kliprivier

2018/04/15

Volunteer

 

 

18

Birchwood 21km and 10km

Boksburg

2018/04/22

Volunteer

 

 

19

Cradle of Humankind 32km, 21km & 10km

Cradle

2018/04/27

Volunteer

 

 

20

Robor Scafolding 50km, 42km, 21km & 10km

Benoni

2018/04/29

Volunteer

 

 

21

Wally Hayward 42km & 21km

Pretoria

2018/05/01

Volunteer

 

 

22

Love Run 21km, 10km and 5km

Hatfield

2018/05/05

Volunteer

 

 

23

Colgate 32km, 15km and 5km

Boksburg

2018/05/06

Volunteer

 

 

24

Jackie Meckler 25km and 10km

Pretoria

2018/05/12

Volunteer

 

 

25

Comrades 89km

Pietermaritzburg

2018/06/10

Volunteer

 

 

 

information on upcoming races please visit our website.

Wanderers night run

The first night run of the year was a huge success. All four-course records were broken and lots of fun was had by all. The next Happy Wanderers Night run is on the 25th of April. Make sure you diarise this date!

 

 

Race Results and Wall of Fame!