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Scottish Weekly News 24 June 2019

Good luck to the many people taking part in the Wellington Marathon and associated events this Sunday. Wear your Scottish singlet with pride so other Wellington runners can see us out there in big numbers.

Options for the week

  • Tuesday 6.15pm. Tuesday Night Session, Outside Freyberg Pool - contact Andy and Rowan 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 Lindsay and Ben for info or check Facebook.
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
  • Saturday 2.00pm, club pack runs, Scottish Clubrooms, Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook. Contact Simon for information.
  • Sunday 7.00am onwards, Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and Kids Magic Mile, Westpac Stadium.


  • Galashiels Trophy and Novice Cup: Katie Murphy stormed home well clear in the Novice Cup, comfortably first across the line, ahead of Karyn McLean. And picking up the Galashiels Trophy (first on handicap for those who have previously won a Club trophy) was Bev Hodge, just a few seconds ahead of Geoff Ferry (fastest run on the day with 17.49) and Ross Lake. Mel Stevens once again beat the handicap and was fastest female of the day with a sparkling 19.23. Eva MacPhee won the junior girls' Ladies Handicap Cup and Sam Clelland won the junior boys' Reeve Cup - Resultsvideo and race report
  • Ben Twyman won Honest Ten in 33.24. Hayden Smith ran 39.20. Hermaleigh Townsley ran 48.02 - Results and photos

Upcoming events

Wellington Cross Country Championships, Grenada North, 20 July

  • Interclub cross country race for all ages from juniors through to masters on the sports fields at Grenada North. Apologies that I published the wrong date and timetable last week. This is now the correct date.

Halcombe Relay, July 27

  • Feilding Moa Harriers has invited us to join them in a relay through the quiet undulating roads of the Manawatu countryside. Course map and race details here. If anyone is keen on being in a team please contact Stephen Dayso we can start to work out potential team numbers. We will drive up (carpool) and back on the same day. A good chance to run a relay with friends. From conversations so far, I expect we could send at least three teams.

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: https://forms.gle/NhmVb21v7psp1rRT8


  • Athletics Wellington seeks feedback from athletes about our Senior Track and Field programme. Please help by filling in this survey form: https://forms.gle/tWQd8x7mZ6rpdCUU7. It is keen to hear from all Wellington athletes, even if you are an infrequent competitor or visitor at Track and Field events. The survey will be open until 30 June, but we are keen to get feedback as soon as possible. For more background and some references, see: http://athleticswellington.org.nz/survey-of-athletes/. Athletics Wellington needs this feedback to develop recommendations for the Board that will revitalize the Track and Field programme. Thanks for your support.
  • Please note that the Club Prizegiving and Dinner will be Saturday 16 November, from 6pm at the Newtown Park function room. More details will follow later in the year.
  • 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 membership@scottishathletics.org.nz 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.

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