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Scottish Weekly News 8 July 2019

We've got 54 people interested in going to NZ Road Relays in Feilding so far. Which means there are probably another 50 or so of you out there who are also thinking about coming. Let us know by filling out this form.

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, 6.30pm, WUU2K 63km Ultra Marathon, 42km and relay, Khandallah Park. 
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Karori Park Workout - contact Lindsay and Ben for info or check Facebook for details.
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
  • Saturday 2.00pm, club pack runs, Karori Park. The changing rooms will be unlocked and available and the Karori Park Cafe will be open afterwards.
  • Sunday 8.30am, Long pack runs - contact Lindsay and Ben for info or check Facebook for details


  • North Island Cross Country Championships in Taupō: Scarlet MacPhee, 10th Girls U12 in 10:53. Eva MacPhee 36th Girls U14 in 15:35. Dani Stevens 9th Senior Women in 26:28. Tina Faulkner 1st Masters Women 35-39 in 20:10. Mel Stevens 1st Masters Women 40-44 in 20:28 and Marketa Langova 6th in 26:57. Lindsay Barwick 1st Masters Women 45-49 in 21:02. Sharon Wray 8th Masters Women 50-54 in 31:26. Bev Hodge 6th Masters Women 60-64 in 27:08. Archie MacPhee 4th Boys U10 in 4:18. MacIntyre Stevens 22nd Boys U14 in 12:47. Dale Arbuckle 26th Boys U16 in 11:57. Niam Macdonald 4th Senior Men in 30:35 and Seamus Kane 5th in 30:40. Ben Winder 2nd Masters Men 40-44 in 21:16, Paul Barwick 6th in 22:20 and Stephen Bass 12th in 24:17. Karl Woodhead 14th Masters Men 45-49 in 27:36. Michael Wray 1st Masters Men 50-54 in 22:57. Ross Lake 5th Masters Men 65-69 in 31:55. Paul Rodway 2nd Masters Men 70-74 in 30:13, and Rupert Watson 5th in 35:30 - Results, Sharon's photos
  • Gold Coast Marathon: Dan Jones 16th place in 2:16:15 (PB), Mel Aitken 18th place in 2:53:15, Tim Judge 2:57:55, Ben Cornelius 3:05:02, Matyas James 3:26:54. Half Marathon: Andrew Kerr 1:19:44 (PB), 10km: James Turner 39:28 - Results

Upcoming events

Wellington Cross Country Championships, Grenada North, 20 July

  • This is free for club members - just turn up on the day. A mixture of flat and undulating cross country course with climbs and jumps. This course is suitable for spikes. The course is made up of 2km laps similar to those used in 2018 for both the Wellington and NZ Champs. However, if rain makes parts of the course muddy, then the course is likely to be modified to avoid any particularly muddy sections. This may reduce the length of each lap and consequently increase the number of laps for each race. Any course changes will be notified as soon as possible via social media and via email. 
  • Adults can race either 5km or 10km, but the championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 10km, and the championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70 and MM70 is 5km.
  • Race start times and distances:


WU18, MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70, MM70, all other grades non-championship (5km)


Boys and Girls Under 16s (4km)


MU18 (6km), WU20 (6km), MU20 (8km)


Boys and Girls Under 10 (1km)


Boys and Girls Under 12, Boys and Girls under 14 (2km)


SW, SM, MW35, MM35, MM50, all other grades non-championship (10km)

New Zealand Cross Country Championships, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, 4 August

  • The New Zealand Cross Country Championships are here in the Wellington region again and there is a special discount for Wellington runners who want to take part - down from $47 to $20. Just ask me for the pin before you register, to get the discount. Alternatively, there is also a free community 4km fun run on the same day and same course that you can run and then stay around to watch the championship races. 

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 


  • Welcome to new member Jonathan Evans!
  • 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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