October Newsletter

WMC 2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM is drawing near – the date is set for Sunday 15 December, and we will meet as usual at the ASB Centre for our annual Turkey Trot.

As we are not able to use the meeting room past 11am we have arranged to move next door to the Indian Cultural Centre, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, for the remainder of the meeting and a light morning tea, from 10:30am. The AGM will commence at 11am.

In accordance with our general operating rules, the Committee is calling for any notices of motion that members wish to be brought to the AGM for consideration. These must be provided to the Committee in writing (or via email) at least six weeks prior to the AGM date to allow us to include them with papers circulated to all members. The last day for receipt of these proposed notices of motion is 3 November 2019. This will allow us time to assemble the members pack for distribution before the day of the AGM.

As we indicated last year we will be bringing a name change proposal to the AGM for your consideration and vote.
If you are a pack leader please start thinking about your annual Pack Leader Report – we will be in touch again to remind you.

As I indicated a few months ago, I will be standing down from my position as President this year, and I am also aware that other Committee members are considering their ongoing involvement in the Committee. If you are inclined to assist with the Committee next year please have a talk to one of the current Committee members.

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM.
Mike Candy, President.

Skyline Bus Trip

On Sunday 17 November we are bus tripping again. This time we are staying in our own backyard and if it’s a clear day will be spoilt with views of the Kaikoura ranges, the Marlborough Sounds, Wellington city and harbour, and the Tararua and Orongoronga ranges.

Please be aware that it is very exposed on the ridgeline so warm clothing (layers), water and some food is essential to have with you.

To sign up for the bus http://wmc.org.nz/2019/notice-board/bus-trip-skyline-17-nov-2019

Bus Registrations

so far…

your-name
Bus Seats
Pick up
Gordon Clarke
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Mikey Clarke
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Annie McCabe
2
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Tasi Takuira-Mita
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Julie Huo
1
"Railway Station 8:15am"
Julie Huo
1
"Railway Station 8:15am"
Tom Llanillo
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Ann Stewart
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Liya Liyanage
2
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Judith Llewellyn
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Dennis & Christine
2
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Susan Clare
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Edward Phillips
2
"Railway Station 8:15am"
Jane O’Connell
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Bruce Campbell
2
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Sybil and Margaret
2
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Bice Awan
2
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Shirley Hampton
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Peter Firth
1
"Railway Station 8:15am"
Alicia
1
"Railway Station 8:15am"
Lynda Young
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Mo Bhikha
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Carole Douce
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Liz
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"
Persephone Georgiakakis
1
"ASB Stadium 8am"

Bus Registration Total 32

Fem’s Corrective Sessions

Fem’s next session is on Wednesday 6 November, 5:30pm (the first Wednesday of every month). These sessions are free to all current WMC members.
Corrective Sessions are held at Fem’s studio at 85 Victoria Street, Level 1 in Wellington City, above the Lido Cafe. Her studio can only hold 6 guests. If you would like to join and have not registered beforehand, please contact Fem directly at http://www.femkekoene.com

Coming up…

Wednesday 6 November – Fem’s Corrective Session
Saturday 9 November – Remutaka Rail Trail Run & Walk
Sunday 17 November – Bus Trip, Skyline Walkway

Looking Ahead…

Wednesday 4 December – Fem’s Corrective Session
Sunday 15 December – Turkey Trot and AGM
First day for 2020 – Sunday 19 January TBC

Andy McNeill Memorial Run/Walk

Thank you for your amazing support and enthusiasm of the Andy McNeill Memorial event held recently in memory of Andy McNeill who was a long standing member of the Clinic.
Whether you were assisting at the start/finish, directing cars to park efficiently, our photographer, marshalling, tail-end Charlies, or running/walking the event it wouldn’t have been possible without you!
Many thanks to everyone who donated goods for the grocery spot prizes, to Judith Dennis for donating a Women’s Bootcamp registration, to the Shoe Clinic and Wellington Marathon who continually support us by providing items for spots prizes to loaning us equipment such as tents and tables for use on the day.
The following was received from Julie McNeill (Andy’s widow):

On behalf of Andrew’s family and friends I would like to thank you and all the organising team for once again putting on a great event in Andrew’s memory.
We all enjoyed the day very much and appreciate the efforts you all go to, to remember Andrew and many fun times on the tracks of Wellington.
Hopefully see you all again next year.
Kind regards
Julie McNeill

Here are some photos from the day, courtesy of our photographer Roland.

Round Raro Road Race

By Susan Clare
When some club members mentioned going to the Raro Road Race it sounded fun. Unfortunately, personal circumstances meant others couldn’t make it but when some extra work found its way to me, I decided to use it for the race.
After all, five days in the Cook Islands with a bit of running thrown in sounded like fun! And it certainly was.
I went with Wildside Travel and it was so well organised. The travel agent took care of my every need. I just had to focus on the race.
I awoke at 3:30 on race day (that’s 1:30pm NZ time) to ready myself for the run. I felt good and had slept surprisingly well despite cheers from the rugby game permeating my room from time to time. It was warm but not nearly as hot as I imagined – cooler than many a Round-the-Bays. The locals found it unusually cold. And it was raining which offered some welcome relief from the humidity.
It was still dark when we set off and for much of the run I was on my own apart from a few dogs and random chickens who joined me. Water and encouragement were provided by local girl guides. I managed to keep up a 5 minute k pace to the end where I finished at 2 hours 35 minutes. I really enjoyed doing 31k – not as hard work as a full marathon but more of a challenge than a half.
Prize-giving was fun. I met up with Rachelle and David which was a real bonus and was adopted by some other clubs who had gone as a group. It made me think how lovely it would be to go with others from Wellington Marathon Clinic so please let me know if you are keen to join me next year. I’m very interested in going again, and have a title to defend!

Rarotonga Marathon

Just for some context, I attempted to email Dave and Rach Green about their Raro run, but ending up sending an email to the wrong Dave. This is the email I serendipitously got in reply…

By David McCrone
Your message has brought back memories of the time I ran the Rarotonga Marathon, my first marathon, way back in 1971 or 1972, when I was about 28 and was teaching at the high school in Rarotonga.
Having foolishly run a total of no more than about thirty miles in training for the event, I managed to achieve my first goal of running around the island (20 miles), then walked/limped the last six in a total time of about 5.5 hours. Ten years later, as a much better-prepared WMC member, I cut two hours off that time in Rotorua.
During my time living in Rarotonga, I met and chatted with Peter Snell, who ran an event and was staying in the same hotel. He and I were born in the same town, Opunake, and our parents were friends.
I miss the WMC and other activities I used to enjoy.


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