If you are new to Wellington and run, walk, throw or jump or would like to give them a go, we invite you to come along and try us out. We try to cater for all ages and all levels, whether you are a beginner, an elite competitor, or like most of us, somewhere in between. Our club has been active in Wellington for a long time. We are only a few years away from celebrating our centennial.
The harrier (or winter) season usually starts towards the end of March and runs until the second week of October. Our season kicks off with several pack runs and walks from our clubhouse in Prince of Wales Park (Mount Cook).
Our Saturday club pack runs and walks, provide a variety of packs (groups) that will run or walk at the pace that best suits you. For the first few Saturdays of the season, our packs leave the clubhouse at 2pm. The pack runs and walks are followed by a afternoon tea and a chance to mix with members. After these early weeks, we participate in pack runs, or handicap club races, or interclub events held at various locations in the wider Wellington area. Transport can be arranged if this is a problem. Some events are cross country, some are on the roads and some are relays.
In the summer, some of our members compete on the track (at Newtown Park, only a couple of kilometres from the clubhouse), others do triathlons, while others run and walk in our popular Tuesday night 5km series, or with our more informal summer pack runs throughout the Wellington region.
So if you run or walk, there is something for you, your family and friends, on a weekly basis throughout the year.
At Wellington Scottish, we aim to support all members to achieve their individual goals, whether that is to win a World Championship, or for the majority of us, to remain fit and improve our personal best times. We can provide you with coaching advice, up-to-date athletics news, tips on stretching and injury prevention, and groups to train with that will keep you motivated through the Wellington winter. You may not at first want to compete with others (and that’s fine), but after a while you’ll find plenty of people in our club around your level to do battle with. This just adds to the motivation and enjoyment of running and walking. Your fellow club members will be your biggest supporters from the sidelines, too. There are not many events around New Zealand where you won’t see a fellow club member wearing our distinctive club uniform.
Lastly, we pride ourselves on being a friendly club and one which has a social side. For information on how to join, the subs and application forms are all on this website. Try us out for a few weeks. You will be under no pressure to join.