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is one of New Zealand’s largest running and walking clubs.
Wellington Scottish Harriers is open to all levels of runners & walkers from beginners to elite level
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Options for the week
Tuesday 6.15pm. Tuesday Night Session, Outside Freyberg Pool - contact
for info or check Facebook.
Thursday 5.30pm. Thursday night run from the Kupe Statue - check Facebook for details.
Saturday, 8.00am, Karori Park Workout - contact
for info or check Facebook.
Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km
, Porirua 5km
, Kapiti Coast 5km
Saturday 10.00am. Trentham Road Walk Race, Dante Road. Details below.
Saturday 2.00pm, Trinity Club pack run = shared pack runs with Olympic and WHAC. Wilton Bowling Club. Details below.
Scottish 3 Peaks Event Three - The Skyline Traverse
, Huntleigh Girl Guiding Centre. Details below.
Seamus Kane managed to hold off his hard-chasing coach Evan Cooper by a handful of seconds in the Dorne Cup. Mel Stevens not only ran a few days after her marathon but won. Jess Kikstra and Nicole Mitchell ran very different races but finished with almost the same time. And M50s Glen Wallis, Phil Sadgrove, James Turner and David Kettles apparently spent more time talking than racing each other -
Sam McCutcheon was the first New Zealander to finish at the World Trail Championships completing the 44.2km course in 44th place in 4:05:34. The NZ team finished 26th. Mel Aitken completed the course in 111th place in 5:34:37. The NZ team finished in 12th place -
Lucas Duross was 4th at the 70.3 Cairns Ironman, and second in his age-grade.
Matt Moloney won the Long Course Xterra at Makara in 1:35:20. Also taking part on the long course was John Gardiner 2:45:37. On the medium course Alistair Collow 1:30:53, Ayse Terzioglu 1:33:19, Hermaleigh Townsley 1:40:08, Karen Jenkinson 1:52:25, Sharon Wray 2:09:41. And on the short course Spike and Fiona Hayvice 59:20, Loretta Desoudry 1:08:14, Isabel Ross 1:20:13. -
Trinity Pack run - 15 June
Our first friendly shared club run with Wellington Harriers and Olympic is on 15 June, starting from the Wilton Bowling Club next door to Otari Wilton Bush. The bowling club is letting us use their clubrooms as a base for free and has invited us to join them for a drink at their bar afterwards. The number 14 (Kilbirnie Hataitai) and 22 (Johnsonville) buses go past the bowling club.
Trentham Road Walk Race - 15 June
Please join us at the 10 km and 5 km races on Saturday 15th of June at the Dante Road course in Trentham. We are walking on a 1 km lap course. Juniors can opt for any multiple of 1km distance. Registrations at 9:30 am, race start at 10.00am. Walkers are to indicate on the registration if they are entering in A or B grade. We’d encourage walkers who are attempting to comply with racewalking rules to enter the A grade. Every walker will be allowed to finish and any who receive three red cards will have their result recorded in the B grade results.
We have use of the toilets at the golf club. There are no toilets on the course.
There will be a drinks table but it will be self-service. Drinks can only be taken from the table.
A small number of spot prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.
Entry fees: $10 senior, $5 junior. Entry fees can be charged back to your club.
Scottish 3 Peaks Event Three - The Skyline Traverse - 16 June
Our third and final event is coming up on Sunday, June 16th. This time the
peaks are Mt Kaukau, Johnsons Hill and Odell's Reserve
. Note the change of event start: Huntleigh Girl Guiding Centre - 44 Silverstream Rd, Crofton Downs, Wellington 6035. Same format - walkers/runners - register from 7:30am onwards and start from 8:00am.
Novice Cup / Galashiels Trophy, 22 June
This is a very popular race for Scottish members. This 4.9k race is run over a variety of terrain, including footpaths/roads, and an uphill bush track.
Show up at the Muritai School in Eastbourne before 2.00pm. It is an open handicap race, where runners are assigned a handicap in advance. The handicapping system allows slower runners to start first and holds the faster runners back for later starts. The race becomes a pursuit, and there is often a large bunch finishing together within only a minute or so.
Anyone can win on the day if they outperform the handicap that has been assigned.
There are two prizes for this race, one for past winners of club trophies (Galashiels), and the other for those who have yet to win one (Novice).
A separate event for race walkers (the Cole Land Cup) is held at the same time, along the roads to the south. J-teamers have a 2k handicap/scratch race starting just before the 5k event.
83 bus from town to Eastbourne or the East-West Ferry to Days Bay.
NZ Road Relays, Feilding, 4-6 October
The New Zealand Road Relays are the highlight of the year and this year they are in Feilding on 5 October. Scottish organises transport to and from Feilding/Palmerston North and around the race, race entry, accommodation and dinner on Saturday night. We subsidise the cost for everyone significantly. So that you pay a flat fee of $190 if you are competing or $150 if you are a supporter. Marshall has booked out the entire
Distinction Hotel in Palmerston North
for us, plus some nearby motel rooms as well. We have also, this week, received a grant from the Lion Foundation for $4000, which is helping reduce the cost of the weekend for each of us.
You can express your interest in going on the trip by completing this form:
Welcome to our new members Monique Whiteman, Malcolm Kerr and Asha Todd.
Last call for pacers for Wellington Half Marathon on 3 June: We are still looking for pacers to help with 1.30, 2.00, 2.10 and 2.15. As well as free entry, pacing is a lot of fun and appreciated by the competitors. Please contact Todd email@example.com if you can help.
Wellington Sports Awards Dinner 19 June: if you would like to join an Athletics Wellington table at the annual Wellington Sports Awards, please contact Todd for details firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be a quality evening where Wellington's sporting royalty will be recognised, and with a number of athletics finalists hopefully, the table will be celebrating.
Please renew your membership on our
online membership system
now - you just need a credit/debit card. If you want to take advantage of the discounted friends deal, please email
and we will pay you a $15 rebate to existing members for any new member you have introduced plus we will give your friend who has joined a $15 rebate.
Athletics Wellington AGM
will take place at 7:30pm on Weds 19 June 2019, at Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Bannister Ave, Johnsonville. Supporting documents:
changes to constitution
guide for nominations for awarding Life Membership of Athletics Wellington.
Our full events calendar is available as a document that you can either
read online or download
. It is also available as a
Google Calendar that you can add to your own electronic diary
Keep in touch with the club via:
Public Facebook page
. And join the Scottish member Facebook group
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