Stories

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
WMC Trophy Winners in 2017in no particular order Couldn’t attend Sean Bardsley – fastest male half marathon in Wellington Event Alicia Bunge – fastest first half marathon Thanks to: Graeme Sampson for getting the engraving done Judith Dennis for help present Persephone Georgeiakis for … Continue reading
Just Another MarathonToday I will fill out the online entry form for the Gold Coast Marathon on 1 July. It’s 25 years since my last marathon, so I’m right out of my comfort zone. I ran Rotorua in 1993 in 4:09, about … Continue reading
My Favourite Run – Aubrey RotaI joined the RNZAF in 1988 weighing about 70kg. I began running in 1994 when I woke up one day, looked in the mirror and saw somebody who looked familiar but weighed 85kg. This is not about what I weighed … Continue reading
Member Profile – Angelia BeamsleyWhat do you do when you are not running(walking)? I’m thinking of running, or watching others run.  My other hobbies are eating and sleeping. You are really into it!  What started you running? When I was about 6 years old … Continue reading
Member Profile – Judith DennisWhat do you do when you are not running? I’m semi-retired, working as a support worker for people with disabilities. I also coach junior netball and cricket, and I’m aiming to start my own business as a Fitness Instructor What … Continue reading
Member Profile – Tony OakshattMy name is Anthony (Tony) Oakshatt. I am a founder member, life member, and have served on numerous committees of the WMC. After years of weight lifting and gym work I noticed an advert for the WMC in January 1979 … Continue reading
Food Intolerances and FODMAPsAs I’ve got older, my body has developed intolerances to certain foods. And it’s not just me, more and more people are experiencing this to almost epidemic proportions. It’s certainly affected my ability to run and to find suitable things … Continue reading