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Options for the week
- Thursday, 5.30pm. Evening run from Kupe Statue - contact Lindsay and Rowan for info
- Saturday, 8.15am. Scottish Track Workout - contact Andy or Chand for details
- Saturday 12.00pm. Central League Meet at Newtown Park
- Sunday Long Run - details to be confirmed by Lindsay and Rowan
- Sunday - Queenstown Marathon/Half-Marathon (Giovanni, Isobel, Marketa, Todd, Mel, Dan J, Michelle, Paul and Lindsay)
- Tuesday 5.00pm. Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront - Facebook
- Wednesday 6.15pm. Scottish Track Workout - contact Andy or Chand for details
Around the tracks (results)
- There are too many results to list here at the Agency Group 10,000m races but we think PBs went to Chris Howard, Mel Macphee, Mike Eyre, Emma Sturmfels, Serena Rudge, Michelle Knight, Simon Keller, Stephen Bass, Andrew Kerr, Lindsay Barwick, Nick Horspool, Niam Macdonald, Kristian Day, Mark Moore, Matt Moloney and Seamus Kane - Results, photos and more photos
- MacIntyre Stevens and Jess Haldane represented the club at the Junior Interclub last week (4 Nov) with Jess winning the Grade 10 Girls 200m and Mac 5th in the Grade 12 Boys 800m - Results
- Dave Wilson finished in 3:16 at the Athens Classic Marathon - Results
- Claire Jennings ran the half marathon Remutaka Rail Trail marathon in 2:29:27 and John Leonard was the second walker in 2:44:45 - Results
- Lots of good Scottish results down at the Waterfront 5km on Tuesday including Waterfront PBs to Ben Twyman, Dan Rakic, Mel Aitken - Results
2018-19 Waterfront 5k Summer Series, Tuesday
The 5k Summer series runs every Tuesday evening, 5.45pm, from Mac's Brewbar. Come and join us for a post-work fun run on Wellington's amazing inner city waterfront.
P Team World Mountain Running Championships - 1 December
The 2018 edition of the P-Team World Mountain Running Champs will take place at 2pm on Saturday, 1 December. The course: the same as always. Meet at the bottom of the Tip Track at 1.50. Start at the bottom of the tip track at 2pm; have a mince pie and beer; run up the Tip Track to the radar station; have another beer; run down to the wind turbine. How to enter: Let us know via Facebook or email Karl Woodhead.
If you need something other than a pie and/or beer, let us know and we'll work out the alternative. If you want to come and run but not with the nutrition of the pie and beer, then definitely join us! This isn't just for club members, so tell your friends and get them to contact Karl (So he can warm the appropriate number of pies)
Wellington Santa Run - 5 December
The Great New Zealand Santa Run at Frank Kitts Park in Wellington on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 is a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit! Each entrant receives a free Santa suit as part of their entry fee. Kids under 13 will get a Santa hat instead of a Santa suit.
The charity partner is The Graeme Dingle Foundations, with proceeds to help New Zealand's young people transition through their sequenced programmes from age 5 through to 18 as a transformation journey to set them up with a strong platform for adult life and a career.
Entries at: http://lacticturkey.netinsites.co.nz/greatnzsantarun/
Volunteers for Santa Run: If anyone from Scottish would like to help marshal or volunteer on the day please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org - it will be much appreciated.
Night of Miles - 8 December
The Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles is an annual event organised by Wellington Scottish Running Club. It is a unique event full of Christmas fun and features races over the rarely run distance of one mile. The afternoon at the Basin Reserve 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).
Each year we collect donations from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. This year's charity is Bellyful NZ. Bellyful provides meals for families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness.
Night of Miles entries are now open at: https://snom18.eventdesq.com.
Wellington Scottish Summer Champs
This week's option to score points is the Waterfront 5km as well as the Regional League Meet. We haven't yet gone through all the results from last weekend, but in due course will endeavour to provide updates so you can see how you rate on an age-weighted basis.
Welcome to two new Wellington Scottish members: Mel Aitken and Dom Godfrey.
Volunteers for Central League Regional meeting this Saturday
This Saturday, 17 November, Athletics Wellington needs volunteers to help with the Central Region League meeting at Newtown Park. They need help to set up the venue, move gear during the competition (hurdles) and pack down at the end of the day. They need help from 9.30am onwards so the competition can start on time.
The programme is available here.
Tent and tea volunteers needed
Those of you who were at prizegiving will know that two of our longstanding volunteers have stood down from their roles.
Ross Lake is handing over his tent duties and Helen Willis is passing on the afternoon tea duties.
So, we need two new volunteers:
The tent person needs to come along to interclub events and erect the tent at the start of the day and take it home at the end of the day. There are five interclub events where the tent appears (Shaw Baton, Uni Relay, Dorne Cup, Wgtn XC and Wgtn Roads). If Ross's boots seem too big for one person to fill another option is that we create a roster where five people commit to taking down the tent at the end of the day, storing it for a few weeks/months, and then erecting it first thing at the next event. Then they hand over the tent-minding duties to the next person on the roster who takes it home at the end of the day. We would need five people to make this work. Sharon is currently investigating getting a newer, yellower, lighter, easier-to-pack tent covered in red lions - which might make the job easier.
The tea-making a person needs to make sure that afternoon tea is available at each Saturday afternoon run (pack runs and club handicap races). There is a budget to replenish the tea and bikkie stocks. Again, if Helen's boots seem too big to fill we could consider a roster system and the volunteers will need to be reliably committed to turning up for their shift.
If you can help in any way with either of these tasks please let me know.
Summer track and field memberships
Summer track and field memberships to Scottish are now available for a discounted $110. Get involved in track and field at Newtown Park.
Our annual season is half over, but track and field season has only just started. You can join us and take part for a reduced membership subscription of $110.
Go to our online portal to join.
NOTE: If you are already a full member of Scottish, that membership already covers you for the summer track and field season.
17 - Regional League 3, Track and Field, Newtown - 1pm to 4pm
18 - Junior Interclub 2, Masterton, 10am to 2pm
18 - The Honest 10. 10k and 5k accurately measured fun run, winter season from Freyberg Pool
20 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
23-25 - North Island Masters Track & Field Champs, Newtown
24 - Club Meet B, Venue TBC 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
25 - Pelorus Marathon, Half, 10km, Kids Mile
27 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
28 - Splash & Dash Race 1: 150m, 400m or 730m Swim, 3km Run. Registration Opens 5.00pm, Freyberg Pool
1 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
1 - P Team World Mountain Running Championships - 2pm
4 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
5 - The Great NZ Santa Run, Frank Kitts Park, Wellington is a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit
8 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
11 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
12 - Splash & Dash Race 2: 150m, 400m or 730m Swim, 4km Run. Registration Opens 5.00pm, Freyberg Pool
15 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
18 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
22 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
25 - Merry Christmas!
29 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
4 – 6 - North Island Colgate Games, Hamilton
5 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
8 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
12 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
13 - Kiwi Athletic Throws meet Club Meet A, Newtown
15 - Wellington Waterfront 5k Series, Mac’s Brewbar, Waterfront, 5.00pm Facebook
18 - Capital Classic NZ Senior 3000m, Newtown
19 - Lower Hutt 5km Parkruns, Porirua 5km Parkruns, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkruns – 8am
19 - Sola Power Throw Meet, Lower Hutt
Keep in touch with the club via:
Public Facebook page. And Join the Scottish member Facebook group here