The new card system is now active and your cards are required to enter the club. If you have not yet picked up your new card- please do so from the front office. A reminder to please continue to be vigilant about security at the club.
The AGM was held on the 6th July 2018. The AGM was a big success with many valuable discussions and topics raised. A big thank you to those of you who attended. Your input is highly valued. Congratulations to the following committee members for the 2018/2019 year.
|Vice Chairman||Glynn Allen|
|Secretary and Memberships||Hilde Harvey|
|Treasurer||Gardner van Niekerk|
|HTM Captain||Daniel Nendouvhada|
|Social Media||Justin Powrie|
|Time Trial||Ken Hamilton|
|Track||Sam Bieske, Glynn Allen|
|Wanderers League||Francesca Perrini|
Wanderers Aucor Property run
The WANDERERS AUCOR PROPERTY RUN which is part of the Vitality Series is less than a month away.
We are so excited to once again host this amazing event. As it is part of the Vitality series, the dates for the other 3 runs are as follows:
- 12th August – Old Eds
- 26th August – Wanderers Aucor Property Run
- 1st September – Adrienne Hersch (Randburg Harriers)
- 16th September – Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial
This series is always a lot of fun and it is great to support our fellow clubs by entering their runs. With our run, however, we do ask that all Wanderers Athletic Club members volunteer their time and help out with various jobs on the day. We have already sent out communication with regards to volunteering, but in case you missed it, members cannot run our own race.
Thanks to those of you who have already signed up, it is much appreciated. We will be communicating with you all via email shortly. A reminder for those of you who have signed up.
- You will get an email later next week confirming your role on the day.
- We will have a recce route tester the day before our run (Saturday the 25th where you will get an opportunity to run the route- more details to follow closer to the time).
- Please make yourself available to come and collect your bib and flag after Time Trial on either Thursday, August 16th / August 23rd.
If you haven’t already signed up to help- please can I ask that you sign up asap so that we can start organising.
Please email us at [email protected] with your name. We need volunteers for Friday the 24th (10:00 until 5pm) and Saturday the 25th (08:00 until 5pm) and then Sunday the 26th (Marshalling at various points during the race). Please indicate your available times and days.
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.
*Please wear bright clothes and bring your head torches. It is still very dark out there!
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.
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.
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|
|10-Aug||RCS Sox trail run||Wilderness||3-day, Solo
|32, 30, 18||http://trisport.co.za/trievent/rcs-sox/|
|18-Aug||Whale of Trail||De Hoop Reserve||1-day, Solo||53||http://whaleoftrail.co.za|
|23-Aug||Namaqua Quest||Springbok||3-day, Solo||24, 25, 20||http://namaquaquest.co.za/namaqua-quest-trail-running-stage-race/|
|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|
*For more information on upcoming races please visit our website.
Race Results and Wall of Fame!
The Aches and Pains Party was a huge success! Lots of fun was had by all and a huge congrats must go to the following award winners.
Joe Stutzen Prize
This trophy was the concept of the late Joe Stutzen who was Athletics chairman from 1958-1993, yes an amazing thirty-five years! The trophy is awarded annually to an athletics member who has done extensive duties for the section over the year. The 2018 award goes to Murray Calder for his behind the scenes work – and for his leadership in the organising the annual club race.
1st NOVICE HOME TROPHY Gerald Bambilo 07h08:02
1st WANDERERS LADY TROPHY Kate Rees 07h47:55
“HARE” TROPHY Ryan (Badger) Eichstadt 06h23:35
“TORTOISE” TROPHY Matthew Rautenbach 11h34:09
Special C – The Spirit of Comrades Trophy Ben Louw
- Ryan Eichstadt
- Daniel Nendouvhada
- Clinton Parker
- Stuart Rawlinson
You can be exceptionally proud of yourselves, WAC certainly is!
Two Oceans Awards
1st Man – Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Ben Brimble 03:36:27
1st Lady – Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Stephanie Hurry 05:13:24
1st Man – Two Oceans Half Marathon Chris Medlin 01:19:15
1st Lady – Two Oceans Half Marathon Sarah Bishop 01:56:48