Welcome to the June edition of the WMC Newsletter with a very warm welcome extended to new member Praba Subra who has recently joined. The Events Committee are in full swing organising the 40th Anniversary Dinner which will be held … Continue reading
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
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
Minutes of Management Committee meeting Held at the ASB Stadium, Kilbirnie At 7.00 pm, 18 February 2019 Present Mike Candy (Chair), Judith Dennis, Lynda Young (minutes), Nazir Awan, Persephone Georgiakakis. Apologies Edward Phillips. Correspondence Charities Services, annual return due by … 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