Options for the week 

We’ve got a quiet week this week before our Imperial Distances Month πŸ‘‘ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ begins next week.

  • Tuesday 5.30pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Mac’s Brewbar on Taranaki Wharf. Come and run, volunteer or support πŸ™‚
  • 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 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.


  • Mel Aitken was third at the XTERRA Trail Run 21km World Champs in Hawaii in 1:46:06 – results and news story
  • Brad Wong ran 01:25:32 at the Kerikeri Half marathon – results
  • Geoff Ferry (2:46:09) and Emma Bassett (3:32:07) won the Pelorus Trust Marathon and Hiro Tanimoto was second (2:47:08). Malcolm Kerr ran 1:33:38 in the half marathon. Terri Grimmett won the half marathon walk in 2:40:10. James Richardson won the 5km in 18:30, Lucy Thorburn was 2nd female in 25:00, Isabel Ross ran 36:15 and Megan Ferry 36.16. Carla Horspool 8:40 and Jesse Horspool 10:04 in the Kids’ Kilometre. Ian Morton was the first male in the 5km walk in 36:36. Chris Wharam won the 10km run in 36:48, Lucy Fauth was 2nd female in 44:17, Peter Murmu 44:59, Abigail Durrant 50:59, Ray Manahan 52:17, Lindsay Young 53:00, Fiona MacMaster 1:02:48. Sean Lake was 2nd in the 10km walk in 1:05:37, Arlene Wong-Tung was 2nd too in 1:12:14, John Hines finished in 1:28:01 – results
  • Masterton Track and Field – Daphne Jones 21:30.48 in 3000m Walk, Jamie Barnes 2nd in the 1500m in 4:04.17, Joshua Hagen 4:25.58, Luke Grover 4:28.74 and Lachlan Bruce 5:10.55. Alex Martin 1:58.04 in the 800m. Dom Godfrey 9:35.12 in the 3000m, Carrick Crafts 9:47.26 and Michael Wray 10:05.68. Peter Tearle 12.82 in the hammer throw – results
  • Ruby Muir won the Peak Trail Blazer in 59:08. Kristian Day was second in 52:55 and Tom Sawyer 6th in 56:13 – results
  • Matthew Moloney was 2nd in the Rotorua Running Festival 50km in 3:44:36 – results
  • Waterfront 5km PBs last week to Dion Gamperle, Hayden Smith, Emma O’Loughlin and Megan Ferry – results.
  • And a result I missed last week: Jasmine Smith completed three laps of the Tip Track Marathon in 3.14.08. Sorry Jasmine!

Upcoming events

Ballantyne Cup and Shirley Barton Trophy, St James Sea Scout Hall, 7 December, 8am

  • I’m looking for about 5-6 volunteers for the Ballantyne Cup/Shirley Barton Trophy. A couple of people at the start-finish to help with results and some marshals by the bridge crossings – these roles might suit some people who want to go for a bike ride along the river? Let me know.
  • The Ballantyne Cup and Shirley Barton Trophy are prestigious and long-standing Scottish trophies. By request, this year the club is going to run the race as a 10-mile race in early summer, along the Hutt River. 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

  • Only three weeks to go till the 2019 Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles ☺
  • Santa is in training for what promises to be a fun afternoon of friendly competition and festive cheer, open to people of all ages and abilities.
  • There are fun 100m and 200m races, the all-comers race where everyone has the chance to race Santa, kids races and Men’s Masters, Men’s Elite and Women’s Competitive events and a relay.
  • For more information and to enter the elite and competitive events please visit https://2019nightofmiles.eventdesq.com/
  • This year we are collecting for Mary Potter Hospice and we are very grateful for the support from Lifestyle Sports, Tawa, a long-time supporter of Wellington Scottish.
  • We hope to see a great turnout of rampant lions supporting and competing. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the bake stall, sausage sizzle, entries, collecting donations and at the finish line – drop Andy a line if you are willing and able to assist!


  • The club is looking for volunteers to take on the following jobs: programme coordinator (organising the calendar of club events for the year) and senior women’s captain (organising the senior women, recruiting, and supporting women in the club). If you are interested in either 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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