17 December 2016 - Newtown Park Wellington from 5pm

The Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles is an annual track and field event organised by Wellington Running Club Scottish. It is a unique event full of Christmas fun and features races over the rarely run distance of one mile.

Each year we collect donations from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. This year we will be collecting for Wellington Free Ambulance who provide an amazing service to the community and support athletics in the Wellington Region by attending the many events that are held each year. 

We are also grateful to our event sponsor, Lifestyle Sports, who are a long standing supporter of Scottish Athletics and one of the premier retailers of running kit within the region

The programme consists of a mix of children's, senior and junior races, fun social events and serious events, highlights are the mile races.  There are several different mile races including elite men's and women's races and an all-comers mile that anyone can participate in (including Father Christmas).  This year the programme has been expanded to include selected field events and sprints as part of the Athletics Wellington 2016/17 Grand Prix programme.

Unlike most track meetings people competing in the Scottish Night of Miles do not need to be registered with a club to participate in the programme - non-club unregistered athletes are very welcome! The exception is the Grand Prix events where athletes need to be registered in order to compete.

Olympians Nikki Hamblin and Hamish Carson will be in attendance to hand out prizes and talk about their experiences in Rio.

Night of Miles Track Programme

Time Event Entry
4:00 PM 400 metres, for all age groups 7 years and over Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix event, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website. Children 7 to 14 - entry on the day
5:00 PM 200 metres, for all age groups 7 years and over Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix event, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website. Children 7 to 14 - entry on the day
5:20 PM 60 metres, for Children and Junior Athletes only (0-14 years) Kids 0 to 7 - entry on the day; Chocolate Fish to all entrants. Children 7 to 14 - entry on the day
5:30 PM Mixed 800 metres, for Junior Athletes only (7-14 years) Children 7 to 14 - entry on the day
5:40 PM 100 metres, for all age group Athletes 7 years and over Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix event, enter online in advance, Athletics Wellington website. Children 7 to 14 - entry on the day
6:10 PM FEATURE EVENT: Lifestyle Sports Women's Mile, open for all women Athletes 14 years and over Entry in advance (see below): Athletes wishing to be considered for these three events should e-mail andrew.james.ford79@gmail.com with their current estimated 1500m time and their age. Payment of $5 on the day.
6:20 PM Men's Mile B Race, open for men who have run faster than 4:45 for 1500m Entry in advance (see below): Athletes wishing to be considered for these three events should e-mail andrew.james.ford79@gmail.com with their current estimated 1500m time and their age. Payment of $5 on the day.
6:30 PM FEATURE EVENT: Lifestyle Sports Men's Mile, The elite men’s race for those who have run faster than 4:25 for 1500m Entry in advance (see below): Athletes wishing to be considered for these three events should e-mail andrew.james.ford79@gmail.com with their current estimated 1500m time and their age. Payment of $5 on the day.
6:40 PM The Scottish All-Comers Mile (Race with Santa), for Junior (7 – 14 yrs) and Senior age groups. Enter this event if you run slower than 4m 45 sec for 1500m. Open to anyone (including Santa); Entry on the day
6:55 PM One Mile Walk, for all age groups 10 years and over. Entry in advance: athletes wishing to be considered for this events should e-mail thelonsdales@paradise.net.nz. Payment of $5 on the day.
7:15 PM 4 x 100 Relay, for all age groups 10 years and over. Open to all ages. Teams can be mixed. Have your team organised and ready to go at the start line 15 minutes prior to event.
7:30 PM 4 x 400 Relay, for all age groups 10 years and over. Open to all ages. Teams can be mixed. Have your team organised and ready to go at the start line 15 minutes prior to event.
     

How to Enter

Note: Please pre enter the above mile events before 8pm Thursday 15th December online by emailing andrew.james.ford79@gmail.com or thelonsdales@paradise.net.nz. Include surname, first name, Sex, DOB, club, the event entered and seed time. There will be no on-the-day entry into these mile races. On-the-day entries will compete in the All-Comers mile. If you are entering any of the mile races as part of the Grand Prix event (including the All Comers Mile) please forward your entry to Andrew Ford. Grand Prix entry link: https://grandprixdec.eventdesq.com

Field Programme

Time Event Entry
1:30 PM Hammer Throw Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix events, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website,
https://grandprixdec.eventdesq.com
1:30 PM High Jump Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix events, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website
2:30 PM Discus Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix events, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website
3:00 PM Long Jump Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix events, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website
3:45 PM Shot Put Seniors / Over 14s - Grand Prix events, enter online in advance via Athletics Wellington website