Scottish Weekly News 11 February 2019

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In this bulletin:

  • Options for the week
  • Around the tracks (results)
  • Upcoming events
  • Notices
  • Events calendar

Options for the week

  • Tuesday 5.00pm. Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront - Facebook.
  • Wednesday evening club track meet cancelled - look out for next month's one leading into the Wgtn 5000m champs.
  • Thursday 5.30pm. Evening run from Kupe Statue - contact Lindsay and Rowan for info
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Scottish Track Workout, Newtown Park - contact Andy or Chand for details
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun
  • Saturday 7pmNZ Distance Carnival and 10,000m championships in Auckland (Michael Wray, Ayesha Shafi, Hiro Tanimoto)
  • Sunday 7.45am. Round the Bays Half Marathon – 7.45am start, Bluebridge 10km – 8.30am start, Fiji Airways 6.5km Fun Run/Walk – 9.15am start

Around the tracks (results)

  • Tarawera Ultramarathon. 160km race: Ben Cornelius DNF after 118km! 102 km race: Fiona Hayvice 4th in 10:41:41 (and first in her age group), Jamie White 15:36:07. 50km race: Jackie Mexted 05:46:55, Liam Harker 06:17:30, Lyn Clark: 07:00:05, Dan Rakic 7:04:44, Vaile Mexted 07:32:50, Alannah Clark 08:05:16, Stu Beresford 08:44:22, 21km race: Emma Bassett 01:57:03, Chris Howard 02:47:59, Michelle Knight 03:24:54, - Results
  • Splash and Dash: Claire Jennings 49.50 in the 1300m swim- two-lap run, Helen Bradford 41:40 in the 2500m swim, Karen Jenkinson 42:09 in the 2500m swim - Results
  • Dan Jones was part of the winning Coast to Coast team - Results
  • Porritt Classic - Sam Hyde-Smith won the B Section 800m in 1.54.88 and Hiro Tanimoto ran a 4.05. 45 1500m (PB) - Results
  • The Honest Ten - Peter Murmu - 46:11, Marketa Langova 58:17, Jo Badham 59:33 - Results
  • Brad Wong ran 01:27:21 at the Vancouver First Half Marathon - Results
  • Richard Sweetman the gold medal in his age group at the NZ Sprint Triathlon championships in Taupō on Saturday.
  • Ian Morton won gold in the one mile, 3k walk and triple jump, silver in 800m, half marathon walk, high jump and long jump and bronze in the 200m, 3000m and hammer throw at the NZ Masters Games in Whanganui.
  • A PB at the Waterfront 5km to Isabel Deeley who whooshed under 25 minutes - Results
  • Orlen Copernicus Cup Indoors, Torun, 6 February, Hamish Carson 1500m 3:40.16 (6).
  • Meeting Madrid Indoors Madrid, 8 February, Hamish Carson 1500m 3:42.62 (5).
  • Junior Interclub - Jess Haldane ran 15.70 in the 100m and she won the G10 400m in 1:11.67. Theodora Gemptoon ran 1:14.56 in the G12 400m and Cooper Menken ran 1:14.37 in the B12 400m - Results

Upcoming events

2018-19 Waterfront 5k Summer Series, Tuesdays

  • The Waterfront 5k Summer series runs every Tuesday evening, 5.45pm, from Mac's Brewbar. Come and join us for a post-work fun run on Wellington's amazing inner city waterfront.

Round the Bays - 17 February

  • Round the Bays is the biggest running event in Wellington with thousands of competitors each year. There are three events to choose from 6.5 km from Frank Kitts Park to Kilbirnie Park, 10km or a half marathon. There is always a big turn out of Wellington Scottish singlets and it is an important start to the season and recruitment opportunity for us. Look out for our tent at the finish.

McVilly Shield - 16 March

  • This year the McVilly Shield will be a slightly different format. We will hold it at Karori Park on Saturday Morning. We will put people in relays teams of three people each. Everyone can participate, runners, walkers, J Team, seniors masters and friends of the club. Each team must do 10 laps of Karori Park. No individual team member can do more than 4 laps. But you can do the laps in any order you like. For instance, you could run 4 laps in a row or you could do one lap, then hand the baton over to someone else in your team, then take the baton and do another lap... The race will be randomly handicapped as it has been in previous years. The Karori Park Cafe will be open during and afterwards.

Wellington 5000m Champs - 30 March

  • The Wellington 5000m champs are the last track and field event of the summer. Normally Scottish has a big turnout for this event and it is a great opportunity to run a fast 5km time in a big group of runners.


Round the Bays Recruitment Special - Save $20

  • Michelle needs a few more people to help set up the Scottish tent at Round the Bays- including someone with a car who can collect the tent and deliver it to Kilbirnie Park early in the morning. Also someone afterwards with a car who can pack it down at the end and take it away. Can you help? Please email Michelle (
  • We are offering $20 off the yearly adult membership fee to anyone who joins or rejoins the club on the day of Round the Bays (and pays within the week). So look for our tent at the finish, join early and save. If you are not at Round the Bays you can still get the discount by emailing on or before the day.
  • If you sign up an adult friend who is a new member to the club or has not been a member for the last five years, we will give both you and your friend $15 off your membership fees. If you sign up two friends who are new to the club you get two lots of $15 off your membership fee. And so on.
  • Round The Bays is a huge opportunity for us to recruit some new rampant lions. Having a big strong club means we all have someone to run with, and that means a better chance of defending our Club of the Year title from Road Relays! We need as many people as possible at the event to help promote the club. If you're running, wear your Scottish shirt and chat to people at the start line. If you're injured, come hang out at our club tent at the Kilbirnie Park Festival and hand out flyers to the finishers and tell them how awesome we are. If you're able to help out at the tent (including helping with set up/pack down and transport), please email Michelle Knight ( to let her know you're interested in helping.
  • Research shows the main reason people join Scottish, or any other club or organisation, is because someone who knows them asks them to join. So please ask your friends, family, colleagues and classmates. The are lots of people out there who are just waiting to be asked and encouraged.

Fundraising for Nick Horspool's trip to World Cross Country

  • Athletics NZ has recently announced a team of 21 athletes to represent NZ at the 2019 World Cross Country Champs, which will be held in Denmark on 30 March. And we are extremely proud that one of our own members Nick Horspool has been selected.
  • Nick ran a fantastic sub 30min 10km race at Newtown Park last November, to cement his place in the team. Nick's selection continues a proud tradition of Scottish members competing at the World XC. The Champs are a truly global event with an incredible depth of talent, led by the Africa nations. This will be an amazing experience for Nick.
  • Now the hard work starts - Nick is training up a storm as he gets himself in the best possible shape for the Championships. And the Scottish Supporters Trust is leading the charge in raising the funds to get Nick to Europe. The trip is unfortunately 100% self-funded, so representing NZ at this prestigious event comes with a $6000 price tag.
  • The Trust raises funds via donations from members. If you are in a position to support the Trust's fundraising campaign with a donation, and thereby help reduce the cost of the trip to Nick, the Trustees (Todd Stevens, Glen Wallis, James Turner) would love to hear from you. Donations of any amount will be gratefully received and can be deposited into the Trust's bank account (38-9006-0470186-00). Add your name and WXC as a reference, and you will be sent a tax receipt (donations qualify for a 33% tax rebate).

Club AGM

  • The Wellington Scottish AGM will be on Wednesday 6 March in the evening at a venue yet to be confirmed.

2019 Calendar

  • A draft version of the 2019 Calendar is available online. You can see it at this link. I am also slowly copying it across to our Google Calendar on the front of the website - so I recommend you sync it to your own electronic diary. See the Facebook group for more detailed discussion of the new events on the calendar.

Events calendar


12 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook

16 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

16 - NZ 10,000m Championships, Auckland

17 - Round the Bays 6.5km, 10km and half marathon, Frank Kitts Park 7.45am onwards.

19 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook

20 - Splash and Dash 6, Freyberg Beach, 6.10pm onwards

23 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

24 - Senior and Junior Interclub 6, Newtown Park, 10am

26 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook


2 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

2 - Club Meet A, Newtown Park, 1.30pm

6 - Scottish AGM, venue and time to be announced.

8-10 - NZ Track and Field Championships, Christchurch

9 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

9 - Tararua Mountain Race

16 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

16 - McVilly Shield, 8am, Karori Park

16 - Round The Vines 10km or half marathon, Martinborough Square, 9am

17 - Honest Ten 10km, Evans Bay Wind Needle, 9am

23 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

23 - Xterra West Wind, 18km, 12km or 7.5km, Makara Wind Farm, 9am

23 - Club Meet B, Newtown Park, 1.30pm

30 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

30 - Final Club Meet and Wellington 5000m Championships, Newtown Park, 1.30pm

31 - Gully Gutbuster, Paparangi School, 9am


6 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

6 - Scottish Opening Day and Centennial Cup, 1.45pm, St Hilda's Church, Island Bay

13 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am

13 - NZ and Wellington Mountain Running Championships, Wainuiomata

13 - Plunket Fun Run, Remutaka Incline

14 - Xterra Oronogrongo, 20km, 12km or 7km, Makara Wind Farm, 9am

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