Weekly news

Keep up to date

Each week Wellington Scottish compiles all the news, results and upcoming events in a Scottish News Bulletin. If you want to know what is going on the weekly email is the first port of call.

powered by TinyLetter

Weekly news

Scottish Weekly News 1 July 2019

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, 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, informal club pack runs, Wellington Scottish Clubrooms - contact Marshall for information.
  • Sunday 8.30am, Long pack runs - contact Lindsay and Ben for info or check Facebook for details


  • Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and Kids Magic Mile. Too many results to share here, but I'm pleased to announce that Wellington Scottish won the open and women's team's races in both the 10km and half marathon running categories and the Sweaty Sox walking team came second. Also, as you can see above, Ben Bielske gave it his all on way to one of many, many Scottish personal bests for the day - resultsRowan's photos and race reportDominion Post report
  • Sam McCutcheon was 3rd in the 120km Lavaredo Ultra Trail race in the Italian Dolomites - results

Upcoming events

Wellington Cross Country Championships, Grenada North, 20 July

  • 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 it 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)

Halcombe Relay, July 27

  • Feilding Moa Harriers has invited us to join them in a relay through the quiet undulating roads of the Manawatu countryside. Course map and race details here. If anyone is keen on being in a team please contact Stephen Dayso we can start to work out potential team numbers. We will drive up (carpool) and back on the same day. A good chance to run a relay with friends. From conversations so far, I expect we could send at least three teams. 

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 Anuj Sharma!
  • Please note that the Club Prizegiving and Dinner will be Saturday 16 November, from 6pm at the Newtown Park function room. More details will follow later in the year.
  • 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.

Events calendar

Keep in touch with the club via: 



Categories: All News, Weekly newsNumber of views: 327