Scottish has a proud history in the relatively new discipline of mountain running, with Melissa Moon, Jackie Mexted, Tina Harris, Nicole Mitchell, Marjolein Ros, Angela Leck, Stephen Day, Dougal Thorburn, Tim Hodge, James Coubrough, Glenn Hughes and Ben Ruthe all representing NZ at the World Champs. Melissa, of course, was twice world champion. In addition, most members are part mountain goat and enjoy challenging themselves on the hills and tracks both around Wellington and across NZ.
This event is an opportunity for all members to celebrate mountain running in a shorter form over a very runnable 5k or 8k courses (approximate as they have not been measured, but takes Glen Wallis approx. 45 minutes for 8k at a steady training pace).
This is a not a serious race, and so come along and have some fun and challenge yourself (or better still, your mates)
Location: Huntleigh Guide Centre, 50 Silverstream Road, Crofton Downs (next to Ngaio)
There is limited parking down at the Girl Guide centre (please note this is a private drive, so only use designated parking). Alternatively, park on Silverstream drive and walk either down the drive or follow the track behind the Play Centre.
The start and finish will be on the playing fields by the Play Centre (unless the weather is bad when we will use the Guide Centre)
2.05 pm: Start of main event over 5k or 8k
- Start on park next to the Play Centre and head for the hills!
- At the end of the park, head up a small driveway, at the end enter the Silversky track*
- Follow the track to the first junction, turn right (should be a red arrow) and keeping heading towards the summit
- Where the Silversky meets the gravel access track turn right (again should be a red arrow) and head up the hill - you will pass through some old stockyards
- The 5k turn is directly underneath the first power pylon, Turn at the Red M (look down you will see the Play Centre) sign and double back to the finish.
- 8k runners keeping heading up, Shortly after passing through a gate to you will reach the summit (if it’s clear you will see the windfarm) the turn point is at third pylon, marked with a Red L sign, turn and double back to the finish
- Everyone participates at her/his own risk – there are no marshalls on the course
* The Silversky track is narrow in places, so please give way to anyone passing you going up or down. The Silversky track is open to the public, so be prepared to encounter mountain bikers or walkers.