Heaps of results this week. A quick note about results. I do a scan of likely places to find results each week and, hopefully, your section captains are also keeping me informed. But we don’t see everything. And we don’t always know every name to look out for. So don’t be whakamā. If you have a result or a story from you or a friend please let me know so we can all celebrate it together.

Options for the week 

  • Tuesday 5.30pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Mac’s Brewbar on Taranaki Wharf. Come and run, volunteer or support 🙂
  • Wednesday 6.15pm, Newtown Park Track. Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm start, lead by Andy and Rowan, shorter distance track reps.
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Newtown Track workout – contact Chandima for info, or check Facebook for details. Longer track reps with a focus on building towards major events.
  • Sunday, 6.00am, Pelorus Trust Run and Walk Events, Petone Rugby League Club, Marine Parade.
  • Sunday 8.30am, Long pack runs – we will alternate this summer between the usual 8.30am from Freyburg and some alternative locations to take advantage of some of the great trail running options around Wellington. Contact Lindsay and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details.


  • Over 50 club members received awards, recognition or prizes at the Scottish Annual Prizegiving, including Terri Grimmet who won best all-around walker, Chandima Kulathilake who won the valued services trophy, Seamus Kane and Holly Barclay who won the Melville Awards and Mel Stevens who won the Fred Silver Memorial Trophy for the most successful interclub results of the year – results
  • World Mountain Running Championships in Patagonia, Argentina: Ayesha Shafi was 55th in 1:41:54 and the Women’s team was 12th. 42 Niam Macdonald was 42nd in 1:13:50 and Harry Burnard was 65th in 1:22:19. The men’s team was 14th – results
  • Queenstown Marathon, Hiro Tanimoto ran 2:31:10 for 2nd place and Matyas James ran 3:48:11. Jess Kikstra won the half marathon in 01:26:18 and Andy John ran 01:26:11 – results
  • South Island Masters Champs Michael Wray was 2nd overall and 1st M50 in about 10.44 in the 3000m.
  • Tip Track Marathon Walter Somerville 4.12.48, Emma Bassett, one lap in 48.00, and Chris Howard one lap in 1.04.44. Te Kopahou Thousand Stephen Day 1.20.22 for first, Spike Hayvice 2.27.30, Fiona Hayvice 2.29.20 – Results
  • Track and Field Grand Prix. 100m: Monique Whiteman 14.15. 3000m: Andy Ford 10:00.69, Alasdair Sanders 10:14.83. 3000m Walk: Sean Lake 16:30.05, Peter Baillie 18:54.91 Arlene Wong-Tung 20:21.79, Daphne Jones 21:54.37, Ray Marten 22:17.29, John Hines 25:04.53. 400m: Monique Whiteman 1:06.13. 800m: Jamie Barnes 2:03.65, Luke Grover 2:07.49, Andy Ford 2:16.41, Alasdair Saunders 2:18.74, Helen Willis 3:15.67 – results and photos
  • Honest Ten – results to come and photos
  • Waterfront 5km PBs to Walter Somerville, Bevan Cox, Max Poland, Lucy Fauth, Danielle Trewoon, Kasey MacKinnon (again), Danielle Stevens, Kath Littler – results and photos

Upcoming events

Ballantyne Memorial Cup, St James Sea Scout Hall, 7 December, 8am

  • The Ballantyne Cup is a prestigious and long-standing Scottish trophy. By request, this year the club is going to run the Ballantyne Cup as a 10-mile race in early summer, along the Hutt River, and in the morning. There will also be a shorter 5-mile option. The 10-mile race goes up the east side of the riverbank path before crossing at the Fairway Drive Bridge in Avalon and returning down the west riverbank. The 5-mile race takes the same path but crosses at the earlier Ewan Bridge in Lower Hutt. Race starts at 8.30.

Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles, 14 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. Each year we collect donations ($5 suggested) from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. This year’s charity is the Mary Potter Hospice. The programme consists of a mix of children’s, senior elite and fun social events. 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 we are introducing a couple of new events: a Mile relay – teams of 4, each athlete running 400m (and a bit) to provide some fun at the end of the evening, prizes to any team that breaks the magical 4-minute mile! And the fastest Santa award – pop on a beard, Santa hat or full Santa suit and run the 100m or 200m – prizes to the fastest Santa this side of Lapland.


  • The club is looking for volunteers to take on the following jobs: programme coordinator (organising the calendar of club events for the year), senior women’s captain (organising the senior women, recruiting, and supporting women in the club) and managing our Facebook page (making sure we have regular,a fresh content and are communicating what we do). If you are interested in any of these roles or have a suggestion for someone who would be great, let us know. We can help with mentoring, advice and support to get you started. And if you don’t things are being done right at the moment we welcome you doing things differently – we’re keen to support innovation and change.

Events calendar

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