x THE WMN : Alechia Van Wyk

Sunday, August 09, 2020

In a past life I was an ASICS FrontRunner, I could write a book about this experience but this post is not about that. This post is about this amazing woman and a huge source of support for me and this platform. I was on team SA and she is still on team UK. 

We connected over the instagram and only met in the December of 2017, I gave her a running tour of Johannesburg. 

During the 'x THE WMN' 2017 campaign, we were still on classic email interviews. This was before covid-19, 4th industrial revolution times. You can read the interview here. She also did an instagram takeover pictured below, the only person to ever do this on my platform. I will forever value these efforts. 

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Hi Everyone!! My name is AlΓ©chia ( @alechiavanwyk ) 😜 I am so excited to be taking over @thatindierunner 's insta for the day, YAY! Long story short- I am a 37 y/o πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦, I recently changed jobs and is currently an university Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology, living in London, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§. I have been playing sports, running, and exercising all my life, and I can only thank my parents for instilling this love of the outside in me. However, I really started focusing on improving my running a little late in life, having worked long hours in medicine I needed an outlet to help me to cope with the stress and to ensure I can keep my patients safe. This year I have even started doing track meets again and even signed up for steeplechase, more on that later. I'm lucky to be part of the @asicsfrontrunner UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ family #asicsfrontrunneruk #INDIERUNNERTAKEOVER #RunRevolution #IndieRunner

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It is 2020 now... 
We need to disrupt the system and innovate how we do things. So THAT INDIE TALK PODCAST was born and below is Episode 2. 

PS. Look out for the part where I ask her about Cyclocross. 

Are we doing Race to the stones next year? 


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