A very warm welcome to Hilde Harvey! Hilde has been appointed as the new club secretary and she will be at TT every Thursday from 16:30 to 19:00 for collection of numbers and clothing. You can find Hilde in the Athletics office on the top oval.
A big thank you must go to Dylan Burgess for his invaluable service to the club. He will be stepping down as chairman and we cannot thank him enough for all that he has done and all that he continues to do for WAC.
Congratulations must go to the new committee members for their appointment. Wishing them everything of the best and here’s to a happy year of running and planning.
2017/ 2018 Committee
|Chairman||Dylan Burgess (until December 2017)|
|Club Captain||Ken Hamilton|
|Treasurer||Gardner van Niekerk|
|HTM Captain||Daniel Nendouvhada|
|Golf Course Run||Warren Maxwell|
|Track Tuesdays||Dylan Burgess|
|Social Media||Dylan Burgess / Angela Anderson / Grathel Motau|
|Wanderers League||Francesca Parrini|
|Wanderers Gazebo Scheduler||Kent Raines|
|Time Trial Challenge||Francesca Parrini|
|Trail||Mark Evans (vote in)|
CAP Safety Run
The CAP team are rolling out a safe running route that will be patrolled for the safety of the runners in our community. Until further notice the patrolled run will take place on Saturday mornings at 06:00 and on Tuesday mornings at 5:15. The starting point will be Melrose Arch by the gym. Please see the attachment for the route.
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, Lorna Jane Activewear, Stuf and Wanderers Golf Club.
Track sessions will start again in August 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 body work coupled with some track work and the occasional out run. 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.
Q: Can non-members participate in these sessions
A: All runners are welcome! We do however encourage participants to join the athletics section to enjoy the many benefits the club has to offer.
Q: How do I find out more
A: Visit http://wacza.co.za/events/
Up and Coming races
Wanderers AUCOR Property Road Race in Association with Vitality- 27 August
It’s coming up to that time of the year again where we host the best race in the country, The Wanderers Aucor Property Road Race. The Wanderers Aucor Property Road Race which is now part of the Vitality Run Series is only a success due to the help we get from all our members, their family and surrounding running clubs.
This year like last year you get to help out whilst looking good. Volunteers will be kitted out in an Asics short sleeve shirt. There is a ladies and men’s cut available. Stock and Sizing is limited so don’t hesitate, put your name down and get involved.
If you are able to assist on the day with Registration, Marshalling or Water Tables please send an email to [email protected] with your shirt cut and size.
Please, we are only asking for 2-3 hours of your time for one day to give something back to the club.
Final instructions with regards to spot allocations, bib and flag pick up and the helpers run will go out closer to the time.
All those that participate in the helpers run will receive a finisher’s medal; if you are doing all the runs in the series you will then have the complete set.
Happy Wanderers Night Run- 30 August
In association with the golf club and powered by GTC, look out for the Happy Wanderers Night Run on 30th August. This will be the third running of the event and we look forward to hosting another great night of running, prizes and fun.
Entry of R80 includes a drink.
Pre-enter at Entrytime, late entry at the Golf Club from 17:00 on the day. Cash, credit cards and Zapper accepted.
Food and refreshments available after the run. Place prizes, give away and spot prizes but most of all, a great evening!
Beat your slump run – 13 August
Check out this year’s Beat Your Slump Run scheduled for the 13 August 2017.
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon – 16 and 17 September
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event takes place on the 16 and 17 of September 2017 and consists of 2 Trail Runs (22km & 12km), a Fun Run (4.2km), a PEACE Run (10km) and a City Marathon (42.2km).
Kaapsehoop – 4 November
*For more information on upcoming races please visit our website.
For any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on :
- [email protected]