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Member Profile – Robert TredgerWhat do you do when you are not walking? gardening … and more walking What started you walking? A young lady I happened upon asked me “who you you walk with?” and recommended WMC. Then I wanted to race, so … Continue reading
Andy McNeill 2018 Event results and feedbackThanks to everyone who ran or walked at the fun run.  The weather was pretty good and the tracks were in good shape.  Also a big vote of thanks to the helpers and our sponsors. If you are curious about … Continue reading
Andy McNeill Memorial Event this SundayI hope you are looking forward to seeing some of Wellington’s best trails this weekend. Turn up at George Denton Park just before 9am.  Parking is in short supply on the roads leading up to the start/finish line, so we … Continue reading
Susan Clare Reflects….    I caught up with Susan at the Aquatic Centre café recently to talk about what has been an exciting time for Susan – in a little over 12 months she’s run two marathons, and endured an extended period … Continue reading
Kipchoge Breaks World Marathon RecordJohn Gallagher sent me an email last week. Thank you John. “Have you heard about the new world record set at the Berlin Marathon this month?” He supplied me with a link to the new Economist article Yes! Indeed I … Continue reading
How much water should a runner drink?This article should be a doddle: google, copy, paste, publish! … if only It turns out that people don’t agree that much, scientific opinion has evolved and there are still differing opinions.  As usual, the smart thing to do is … Continue reading
Member Profile: Nazir AwansNazir Awans What do you do when you are not running(walking)? GYM   What started you running(walking)? My partner   Who has influenced your running(walking) the most? My partner   Why do you run (walk) long distance? It is a … Continue reading
Member Profile – Wim van Dijk  What do you do when you are not running? You mean I get to stop sometimes? Seriously though, I love road cycling. Indoors … I read books, am a tragic Spurs fan and occasionally play the piano rather badly. … Continue reading
Great Forest Marathon, Waitarere 14 AprilGreat Forest Marathon – April 14, by Jennifer Lane I’d love to dramatise my experience of the Great Forest Marathon by saying it was the toughest race I’d ever faced, that I hit the wall at 28km, collapsed with severe … Continue reading
WMC Trophy Winners history so farHistory up to and including 2017 Since WMC does not have a trophy cabinet, the history of who won what was only view-able on the trophies themselves.  I have looked at all of the trophies I could find, and made … Continue reading