From the President… Things are quickening up as we head towards the end of the year. Congratulations to everyone who got to Rotorua, I believe some got PB’s which means they certainly quickened up. We haven’t been neglecting our more … Continue reading
Join us at TIME cinema on 9th Oct
Some WMC people are meeting outside Freyburg Pool for an 8:30 start on Sunday. This is entirely unofficial, so anyone doing this will have to take care of their own timings, drinks etc. Everyone is welcome, but you must run … Continue reading
A very brief message that we will be meeting at ASB at 8am sharp(!) this Sunday (19th Jan 2020). Come along and join us. There will be a simple morning tea in the room after your run/walk. If you want … Continue reading
April 28, the date of the 2019 London Marathon is almost upon us. Apart from the marathon itself, which will have the current marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge face up against the British runner Sir Mo Farah, there have been … 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