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Women athletes show the way
By MEGHAN LAWRENCE
Leading the way: Becky Wade was the first woman runner in the 2013 Ports
of Auckland Round the Bays event. She is from Texas and is travelling for a
year researching running cultures and training along the way.
Photo: MEGHAN LAWRENCE
As Becky Wade crossed the finish
line at last month's Ports of Auck-
land Round the Bays, there were no
signs of reserve or bias from the
men who surrounded her.
But rewind 41 years when the
event began and that same finish
line would be completely dominated
Wade, 24, from Texas, was the
first woman across the line in the
waterfront event, after arriving in
the country only two weeks earlier,
and having never competed in New
I competed in running all
through college,'' she says. And I
am currently travelling for a year
researching running cultures and
training along the way.''
Set alongside 70,000 other run-
ners, Wade was one woman among
many demonstrating how far this
sport has developed for women.
Introduced in 1962, by Arthur
Lydiard and Colin Kay, jogging was
initially an exercise created to help
manage the rising rate of obesity.
The Auckland Joggers Club, the
first jogging club in the world, did
not introduce women to its member-
ship until 10 years after it began.
Women were considered to be too
delicate,'' Julie Carr says.
Carr was one of the early women
to join the club.
In cross-country races we
weren't allowed to run any more
than six kilometres, which was
As the popularity of jogging
increased so, too, did interest from
women, but the initiation into what
was considered a sport for men was
not easy, Carr says.
It was horrible and it was only
the strongest of us that managed to
put up with it. The men used to
criticise our bottoms, legs and
boobs, so most women never lasted
more than one visit.''
As female figureheads worldwide
started to become recognised for
their running achievements, women
gained a sense of empowerment.
Val Muskett, originally from
Cheddar, Somerset, watched those
first women compete.
I was amazed at the speed these
women used to travel,'' she says.
The picture of these young women
able to do it made me wonder if I
Muskett started running after
having children and now, at 58,
holds five world records for the
55-59 age group and has repres-
ented New Zealand 11 times since
Despite her achievements Mus-
kett says she still felt a biased atti-
tude from men. She explains that in
marathons men would try to get in
her way and not let her pass.
If I passed a man it would
become a competition, they would
have to catch up to me,'' she says.
Now Muskett is recognised she
has gained more respect.
People will try and talk to me
now, they know my times and know
if they follow me that I am setting a
As the female runners of the
1970s influenced Muskett, she now
hopes to be that influence for oth-
ers, sending the message that gen-
der and age should make no differ-
ence. As women demonstrated an
ability to be efficient joggers they
were slowly accepted as an asset
rather than a drawback.
Don Walker, a former president of
the Auckland Joggers Club,
initiated the recruitment of women
into the club.
We started off with no women
members. But that has now risen to
50 per cent, with the number near-
ing on more women than men.''
Ashlea Mulligan, 22, competes in
10km races and half marathons.
She says that she had never
thought about what female runners
had faced in the past.
I feel no prejudices at all about
being a female runner. I run simply
because I enjoy the feeling and did
fairly well in cross-countries at
school.'' Meghan Lawrence is an
AUT journalism student
FROM AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE, APRIL 7TH
THE MORE YOU MOVE
THE MORE IT WORKS
Be in to win one of 25 bungy jumps from the Auckland Harbour Bridge with Rexona and AJ Hackett Bungy.
The jumps are taking place between 8am and 9am, Sunday April 7, 2013 at the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
To register to be in to win a bungy jump go to www.domoreday.co.nz.
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