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Results

  • Lucy Fauth, Malcolm Kerr, Danielle Stevens and Walter Somerville won the Hunter Relay at Victoria University in 8:45.
  • Wairarapa Country Marathon (and Wellington Half Marathon Championships): In the half marathon 1st Hiro Tanimoto 1.09.44, 2nd Matthew Moloney 1.11.57, 3rd (1st M35) Geoff Ferry 1.18.12, 4th (2nd M35) Andrew Kerr PB of 1.18.31, 5th (3rd M35) Stephen Bass PB of 1.20.22, 6th (1st M50+) Michael Wray 1.20.45. 1st Mel Stevens PB 1:23.55, 2nd Holly Barclay PB 1.38.15. – results, photos
  • Track and Field Have a Go Day – some club members embraced the ‘have a go’ concept! In the 100m: Dani Stevens ran 15.38. In the 200m: Dani Stevens ran 33.46, Jaime Vessiot 34.62, Kath Littler 39.32, Malcolm Kerr 30.21 and Ian Morton 37.96. In the 3000m: Stephen Day 9.39.99, Jamie White 9.48.45, Alasdair Saunders 9.50.26, Liam Jones 9.50.38, Harry McLean 9.59.56, Peter Stevens 10.17.16, Malcolm Kerr 10.51.83, Gerald Gordon 10.55.46, Jaime Vessiot12.14.86, Nicolas Vessiot 12.21.98. Long Jump: Kath Littler 2.67m. 3000m Walk: Sean Lake 16.40.46, Bob Gardner 20.21.15, Terri Grimmett 20.41.82, Daphne Jones 21.22.80. 400m: Malcolm Kerr 1.08.77, Danielle Stevens 1.15.01, Jaime Vessiot 1.18.35. Shot Put: Ian Morton 5.36m, Discus: Ian Morton 13.98m, Kath Littler 12.84m. 800m: Peter Stevens 2.21.41, Jamie Barnes 2.01.67, Luke Grover 2.08.03, Harry McLean 2.13.67 – Results, Photos
  • Melbourne Marathon: Emma Bassett 3.19.33 in the marathon and Dave Wilson 1:26:44 in the half marathon – Results
  • Crater Rim Ultra (and NZ and Oceania Trail Running Championships) Mel Aitken – National Champion and Oceania Champion in 1st place – 5.57, Tom Sawyer 5.48 10th place – results
  • Taupo Ultra 24km Race: Melanie Hart 2:18:30 and Megan Ferry 4:25:51 – Results.
  • Bill Wang ran a bigger PB at the Chicago Marathon than Brigid Kosgei, to finish in 3.21 – Results
  • Richard Sweetman completed the Kona Ironman World champs in 15.28.39 – Results
  • Waterfront 5km: PBs to Liam Jones, Malcolm Kerr, Lucy Fauth, Jaime Vessiot, Kath Littler, Megan Ferry – results

Upcoming events

Track and Field Grand Prix 1, 19 October

  • Our next track and field meet is this Saturday 19 October. After our successful Opening Day, we look forward to another fun meet. All are welcome to come along. Here is the Meet Programme. For those keen to try the 5,000m event at 3:00pm, please bring along a friend to help with lap scoring. This meet is the first of a “Grand Prix” points competition series. More details are posted on the Athletics Wellington website.

Lifestyle Sports Bernie Portenski Memorial Cup, 26 October, 2pm

  • I need six volunteers to help marshall and officiate this race. Please contact me if you can help.
  • The Bernie Portenski Memorial Cup in Titahi Bay is a 9.1km handicapped race to celebrate the end of the harrier season and to commemorate Bernie Portenski. While Bernie was a staunch Scottish member, she trained with and supported many members from other clubs. The overall winner on handicap will hold the Bernie Portenski Memorial Trophy for a year. Scottish members also compete on handicap for the Baudinet Cup and Ladies Open Handicap Cup. We assemble at St Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay from about 1:30pm.
  • Post-race we return to the church hall for an afternoon tea and prize-giving (please bring a plate). The race starts at 2:05pm on the beach in front of the surf club at Titahi Bay.

The Agency Group 10000m Festival, 9 November. 4.30pm

  • The Agency Group 10000m is most popular 10,000m festival in New Zealand. Last year the Agency Group 10000m was a night of PBs for runners of all speeds – 40 percent of runners finished with a new best time. This year there will be running packs and pacers of many different speeds to drag you to your new PB. Races are open to men and women of all age grades. Entries open and free here.

Prizegiving, 16 November Newtown Park Function Room, 6pm

  • Please join us for a celebration of another amazing year of achievements for the club. You don’t need to pay immediately; we will invoice you. We need to advise final numbers for catering a week ahead, so please get back to us by Friday 8 November. For queries please contact Marshall Clark. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $15 for children. You can register online here

Notices

  • Unfortunately Harry and Niam’s fundraiser movie has been cancelled. Anyone who has bought tickets will be refunded in full. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. However, you can still support them for their trip to represent NZ at the World Mountain Running Championships by making a donation to the Scottish Supporters Trust: 38-9006-0470186-00 
  • With the conclusion of the Winter season we are already looking ahead for the 2020 Cross Country Season. With this in mind, we have scheduled an Out of Stadia officials course for all winter officials and those who would be interested in joining the officials group. The course is scheduled for Sunday 10 November at Newtown Park. The afternoon will start with some light refreshments at 12.30pm and the session will kick off at 1pm. We always need new officials to assist in running our events and this is an opportunity to attend, learn and sit the exams. Unlike the T & F exams which are much more technical for each discipline, the out of stadia exams are much simpler – mostly knowledge of the relevant race rules, safety, general officiating and common-sense. The AthNZ Officials Grade 5 for Out of Stadia has 3 levels, starting at level C with an assessment paper, then exams for levels B & A. You can assure any newcomers that it is not onerous and we will ensure that they are appropriately briefed. If you are interested, or know anyone who might be interested, and are able to attend please get in touch with Alan Stevens alanstevens36@outlook.com.

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