Wednesday night club runs on despite distractions

The running and triathlon season
officially started this week with the commencement of the ever popular Strike
& Stride series, sponsored by Ogier.

The first Stroke & Stride
starts today (11 August) at Sunset House, but it clashes with the regular 3- to
5-mile weekly run of the Wednesday Night Running Club. Nevertheless, for the
hardcore runners with the Wednesday Night Running Club, founded by Tony ‘Duff
Geezer’ Watts, the run will take place as usual from 6pm from World Gym.  

The Fidelity Run Series, consisting
of three 2-mile races, will be on Saturdays, 11, 18 and 25 September. Finally,
they say time goes by fast when you are having fun and this certainly also
applies to WNRC.

In October, the WNRC will be
celebrating its second anniversary and to commemorate the occasion they have
something special planned, which will be disclosed nearer the day. As last
year, they will be holding their own WNRC handicap race series. They are
holding two 3-mile races (6 and 20 October). The winner will be the runner who
can best overcome the handicap assigned to him or her, over the two races
combined. But slacking off in race one to get a better handicap in race two
will not work.

The race series will be capped off
on 27 October by an evening of food and drink, where the winner will be
announced and random prizes will be drawn. This is always a great opportunity
to get to know WNRC runners in a social setting. More details will be announced
in the coming weeks.

* For more information on the Wednesday Night Right Club, ring:  323-1549