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.

Chairman Sam Bieske
Vice Chairman Glynn Allen
Secretary  and Memberships Hilde Harvey
Newsletter Sam Bieske
Treasurer Gardner van Niekerk
HTM Captain Daniel Nendouvhada
Events Sam Bieske
Marketing Taryn Jenner
Social Media Justin Powrie
Time Trial Ken Hamilton
Track Sam Bieske, Glynn Allen
Wanderers League Francesca Perrini
Gazebo Kent Raines
Trail Mark Evans
Advisors Dylan Burgess

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

first thursdayJoin 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 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.

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.

Trail!

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

& Team

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
11-Aug Magaliesberg Magliesberg 1-day, Solo 12/25/36/50 http://energyevents.co.za/event/crazy-store-magaliesberg-challenge-2017/
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.

Comrades Awards

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

Special mention must be made of the 4 WAC runners who placed 4th in the Men’s Overall Team category at Comrades this year. Yes, that’s correct …4th overall! mens winners

  • 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

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