Welcome to the May edition of the WMC Newsletter. Recently many members of the Clinic travelled up to Rotorua to participate in the 55th Rotorua Marathon. It is fantastic to see so many returning, doing their first marathon, doing Rotorua … Continue reading
Congratulation Angelia Beamsley, on being first female to finish the solo 67 km around Lake Taupo in February!
That seems like a really long way, what did you think about during those 9 hours? I was very focused on my steps so I didn’t trip.
How many weeks were you preparing for it? 7 weeks with 1 tapering
Have you fully recovered yet? Yes
How long did that recovery take? More than 2 weeks.
What were the biggest surprises during the event?
I had to adapt to:
- Being ahead of schedule and missing a rendezvous with my support team
- running short of food for one 10km section
- With 12 km to go my camelback started chafing, so I had to figure out how to rehydrate during that stretch without using it.
Was it different in nature from a normal marathon? Of course, longer and slower.
Do you have a favourite tip for anyone else interested in doing an ultra? Do research of course but make it your own, so it works for you.
Thanks for talking to us, and all the best with your next adventure, which is ... An off-road 50km ultra in Feb 2020
What do you do when you are not running? I work at St Mark’s Church School as the School Administrator. It is a very busy office to run but extremely rewarding. When I’m not at work I love spending time … Continue reading
Are women better marathon runners than men? It depends on your definition of “better”. Men are certainly faster in marathons, by 10-12% according to an American study, and 7% in another Danish article. However, both those studies reported that women … Continue reading
Hello clinicians, As we fall towards the end of daylight saving, one nice thought is that it won’t be so hot out there. I know some people like the heat, but not me. Also autumn tends to have less wind. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Julie McNeill, Andy’s widow, sent the this message on the afternoon of the 28th I would like to thank you and all the team at the club for organising today’s event in Andrews memory. The girls and I are grateful for … Continue reading
by Judith, Research shows that even a short weights session can reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke. The research comes from Iowa State University, and was published in Medicine and Science in Sport and Medicine (published October … Continue reading