Weekly Report 30 April 2017

Hopefully you all had a great ANZAC day off, and enjoyed the weather – the weather was fabulous in Auckland over the weekend (which was particularly good for the start of the Masters Games – and no, I wasn’t participating) – I believe Wellington’s was pretty good too.

Fem:  This Sunday, 30th April is Fem’s next corrective exercise session – we hope lots of you can make this – make sure you have warm clothes to put on, and if you remember, bring an extra towel and pillow to use as props (not for a nap!).  If you want an inbetween session the next group session at Fem’s studio, 30 Courtenay Place, is this Friday 28th April at 7.30am. 

Message from President, Mike:  The Committee met on Monday to keep the Clinic’s wheels turning. 

We noted with sadness the loss of Bill Childs last Wednesday (19th April), at the age of 93.  The Committee joins the Wellington Marathon Clinic in expressing our sympathy to Audrey and her family.  Members of Audrey’s walking group will be attending the funeral this Friday (if you would like to attend, it is on Friday 28th April at 11am at the Cockburn Street Chapel, cnr Cockburn St & Onepu Rd – due to work commitments I am unlikely to make it, but my thoughts will be with Audrey – Jillian).  Bill was one of the founding members of the Wellington Marathon Clinic, Tony Oakshatt tells me he started a walking group before the Clinic was set up, and joined the Wellington Marathon Clinic as soon as it was started.  Bill was one of our life members and was a strong advocate for age graded events as a few of our past committee members will recall.  It is always a sad day when one of our life members passes on.

Another club stalwart, Betty Meyers, has suffered a broken hip and arm in a fall recently.  She was due to have an operation to repair the hip early this week, and we wish her all the best in her recovery.

A reminder that the Footsteps of the Marines event is scheduled as an away bus trip on May 28th.  Wim is having a break from organising, so I will be managing the logistics – more in coming weeks.  I believe the event is $35 to enter (with a $5 late fee on the day).  (Click here to go through to the site, and click on the event info box in the top right hand corner.)

We are also investigating a Times Cinema event for June – starting with the options available now the new owners are in place.  (More details to come once sorted).

Finally we have a number of members at the World Masters Games in Auckland – Judith Dennis, Sean Beardsley (1:33 for the half) and Mr & Mrs Green from our ‘Northland chapter’.  Well done with your respective events – enjoy the atmosphere and camaraderie.

Mike Candy, President WMC

And that’s it for another week – Stan’s having a well earned week off, so I get to post this and notify you – so if you’ve received this, it means I haven’t mucked it up and mis-read Stan’s instructions.

Have a good week



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