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Alechia van Wyk

Senior Lecturer (Clinical Exercise Physiology) from London

Age group: 35 - 39

Club: Epsom and Ewell Harriers and Black Line London

MY DISCIPLINES
Ultra marathon Half marathon Trail run Long distance triathlon Marathon

ABOUT ME

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe A collegiate tennis player turned Ironman athlete, now ultra-runner. For me it has never been about the medals, records, winning the races or making the podium. Endurance racing for me is about the fears, the tears, the laughs and the smiles. It is all about the shared experiences and the emotions such as the feelings of rawness and vulnerability and yet we find strength in body, mind and spirit to continue to the finish line. What is more is I get to share this with all my like-minded friends along the way.

MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Running a 100kms non-stop.
Trans-Alpine Run (8day stage race across the Alps).
Representing GB as an age-grouper at the Triathlon World Championships. (Olympic Distances).
Multiple Half and Full Ironman Triathlons.
More recently stepping onto the track and toed the start line for my first ever steeplechase race.

MY PERSONAL RECORDS

RECORD 10KM

00:43:04

RECORD Half marathon

01:43:56

RECORD Marathon

04:05:45

MY NEXT GOALS AND PROJECTS

I'm going for that elusive sub 4hr marathon at the Thames Meander Marathon at the start of March 2020. In June I will be chasing a childhood dream by toeing the start line for the Ultimate Human Race the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa.

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RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Date EVENT Discipline Age group Time
23.07.2017 The Caterham Rotary 10km Road Race 35 - 39 00:51:34
28.08.2017 Canterbury Half Marathon Road 35 - 39 02:01:46
17.09.2017 RunReigate 10km road 35 - 39 00:49:37
24.09.2017 Ealing half marathon Road Half marathon 35 - 39 1:50:43
14.10.2017 Start Fitness Surrey Ladies' League Division 1 Cross Country 35 - 39 00:34:45
21.10.2017 Surrey County Masters' Championships Richmond Cross Country 35 - 39 00:31:40
11.11.2017 Start Fitness Surrey Ladies' League Division 1/2 Nonsuch Park Cross Country 35 - 39 00:30:04
07.01.2018 Surrey Cross Country Championships Cross Country 35 - 39 00:42:51
20.01.2018 Boxhill Fell Race Fell Running 35 - 39 1:38:44
04.02.2018 Pilgram's Way 50km Ultra Running 35 - 39 07:13:34
18.02.2018 The Original Hampton Court Halfmarathon Road Running 35 - 39 01:50:34
17.03.2018 Selsdon Halfmarathon Road Running 35 - 39 01:55:45
18.03.2018 Mad Hare March 10km Road Running 35 - 39 00:50:34
15.04.2018 Brighton Marathon Road Running 35 - 39 04:18:32
15.07.2018 British 10km Road Running 35 - 39 00:52:00
22.07.2018 Caterham 10km Road Running 35 - 39 00:52:00
05.08.2018 Gdynia Ironman 70.3 Half Ironman 35 - 39 06:41:43
13.10.2018 Surrey League Cross Country Cross Country 35 - 39 00:38:27
14.10.2018 Royal Parks Half marathon Road Running 35 - 39 02:05:13
10.11.2018 Surrey League Cross Country Cross Country 35 - 39 00:38:34
02.12.2018 TrailX Off-road Duathlon Off-road duathlon 35 - 39 2:01:56
10.03.2019 Mad March Hare 10km Road Race 35 - 39 00:52:31
20.05.2019 Southern Athletics Vets League 3000m 35 - 39 00:14:20
27.05.2019 Vitality 10km Road Running 35 - 39 00:52:53
23.06.2019 Mid Summer Munro (Trail 21km) Elevation 1150m Trail 35 - 39 03:30:12
21.07.2019 ASICS London 10km Road Race 35 - 39 00:51:02
12.10.2019 XC Surrey League Match 1 Reigate Cross Country 35 - 39 00:35:21
11.01.2020 XC Surrey League Match 3 Wimbledon Cross Country 35 - 39 00:42:45
02.02.2020 Egham Half Marathon Road Running Half Marathon 35 - 39 01:53:43
08.02.2020 XC Surrey Match 4 Cross Country 35 - 39
07.03.2020 Thames Meander Marathon 42.2km Road Running Marathon 35 - 39 UPCOMING

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