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.

What started you running?

  • I was trying to get fit for football one pre-season and found I had as much fun running than kicking the ball.

Who has influenced your running the most?

  • Some fantastic people at the Clinic, Gordon Clarke, Mark Growcott, Kelvin Moffatt, Tony Coard

Why do you run long distances, and why with the clinic?

  • It’s so nice being outdoors and moving. The clinicians are fun to be with … for a start we enjoy swapping injury stories – some quite gruesome.

What other sports interests do I have?

I watch almost any sports, but my favourites are cycling (Tina is a cycling “widow”), football and cricket.  A few friends and I have been working our way through the Great Walks – next year is the Northern Circuit and Milford!

Most memorable track?

Number one is the ridge track from the Brooklyn windmill down to Red Rocks – I recently did that as part of an Xterra event.  A bit closer to town I am still  blown away by how good the clinical track is.

Favourite event?

  • The Xterra track runs are absolutely amazing – only downside is they clash with Sunday WMC runs.

Essential Running accessory

GPS watch – you’ve got to know where you’ve been

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