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WELLYRUNWALK.ORG.NZ: NEW CLUB NAME, NEW WEBSITE :OWe’ve changed our name! “Wellington Runners and Walkers”. And our website! Do check out It is a continuation of all that is wholesome and fab. Same with our Facebook group. Why the change? It’s to match our club’s name-change … Continue reading

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Reasons for Joining the WMCMembers,We are trying to attract more club membership. So we’re doing some research about the main reasons people join our club, and why they keep coming.  We’d like you to think about the following questions. 1. What made you join the WMC? 2. What … Continue reading
Founder Member’s DelightHi WMC! This is just a wee note to say how delighted I am to see that the Wellington Marathon Clinic is still running marathons. I haven’t kept in touch for many years for one reason or another. I’m one … Continue reading


Tony Oakshatt: his life and memoriesThis eulogy is constructed from Tony’s own memoirs, unknown to the family until very recently, and from conversations with and notes supplied by Nicola Irons and Gareth Oakshatt. As all good eulogies begin: Anthony John Oakshatt was born on 26 … Continue reading
A Big Adventure

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:

  1. Being ahead of schedule and missing a rendezvous with my support team
  2. running short of food for one 10km section
  3. 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

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