Greetings everyone! The warm summer weather has, at least temporarily, disappeared this weekend, so it was good to see hardy walkers and runners still turning up at the Clinic!
Words from president Mike
The Committee met last Monday and we have sketched out a series of activities that we will run over the course of the coming year into which we will build the celebration of the 40th year of the Clinic. The WMC events sub committee will work to bring us those events, and any additional assistance that people are able to offer with the organising of these events will be well appreciated. Please see Wim or Persephone if you are able to help.
As I noted on Sunday, we are holding our annual BBQ at Otari-Winton bush this Sunday. It will follow the usual programme – meet at the BBQ area at 8am (Troupe Picnic Lawn) and disperse for the walks and runs. The BBQ will be started at about 10am ish, and food will be available as the groups complete their wanders. Going on past years comments, just follow the smell of the cooking food (and hopefully you won’t all end up at the neighbours Sunday roast). Food will be sausages with vegetarian options, bread and sauce, cold drink, with cheese and crackers.
As we seem to have a sizeable cohort of runners and walkers training fro Rotorua this year we thought it would be good for us to keep a note of who is planning to go. We will work on that and have something on the website in due course.
As I sit and write this the rain is pouring down and the wind is blowing a gale – a stark contrast (and a releif to those of us with gardens) to the hot dry weather we have had recently. A reminder maybe that the year rolls on relentlessly, and winter is waiting in the wings.
And remember the last day for a discount on the subs is 28th Feb. $50 for normal subs ($40 with the discount) and $35 for gold card, unwaged and children ($25 with discount). You can pay by cash or cheque at a Sunday morning meeting, or preferably online by direct credit to 02-0534-0095446-00.
Stay warm and train well.
Fem’s Corrective Sessions will be held in the Ngake Room at the ASB Centre (this is due to us having to vacate the room by 11am. The Ngake Room is at the north end, on the mezzanine floor, and the next session will be on 24 March, 10:30-11:30.
Some wonderful achievements by club members
In the recent Lake Taupo ultramarathon (67km), Angelia Beamsley completed the course in 09:15:40, and was the first-placed solo woman. This was a great reward for all the hard work Angelia put into training. Congratulations, Angelia!
Round the Bays last weekend saw some PBs by Susan Clare (01:49:26), Alicia Bunge (02:00:49) and Persephone Georgiakakis (02:02:53). Also spotted amongst the results: Jennifer Lane (01:45:39), Lisa Cheney (02:09:19), Bice Awan (02:09:51), Maryse Arnell (02:13:43), Nigel Raymond (02:16:33) and Liz Morrison (02:16:43). Apologies to anyone I’ve missed!
Brian Hayes has had some amazing results overseas – watch out for more on this in a future newsletter!
In addition, in these appalling conditions, Annie McCabe completed the Kapiti Women’s Triathlon this weekend!
WMC’s Donations Guidelines, passed at the 2018 AGM