Entries for the seeded races at Night of Miles are due by this Wednesday 11 December – that is for the walkers’ mile, open women, open men and masters men and masters women races. Anyone wanting to compete in the Kids Chocolate Fish Dash, the All-Comers Social Mile (against Father Christmas), Mile Relay or any of the sprints can enter on the day.   

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 3.00pm, Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles, Newtown Park 
  • 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.


  • Some amazing achievements by everyone who braved the pluvial weather this weekend:
  • Dan Jones (4:26:34) and Ruby Muir (5:08:04) won the Kepler Challenge, with Kristian Day (4:51:07) finishing 4th – results, Stuff story
  • The Goat Tongariro: Fiona Hayvice was third in 02:12:58 – results 
  • The winner of the Shirley Barton Trophy was Kath Littler in her debut run of that distance. Bill Wang and his iridescent Vaporflys won the Ballantyne Cup, confounding Handicapper Turner for the second time in a row – results and photos, instagram
  • TaupĹŤ Half Ironman – Lucas Duross 14th male in 04:15:16, Ben Twyman 4:54:38, Nicole Mitchell 30th female in 05:06:46, Sierra Ryland 4th W35 in 05:13:01, Dani Trewoon 5:26:30, Anna Guy 6th W50 in 05:31:02, Paul Rodway 1st M70 in 05:57:38, Richard Sweetman 2nd M70 in 06:29:10, Anna Breen DNF (we hope you’re ok Anna!) – results

Upcoming events

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! 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…
  • Anyone wanting to compete in the Kids Chocolate Fish Dash, the All-Comers Social Mile (against Father Christmas), Mile relay or any of the sprints can enter on the day.
  • For more information and to enter the elite and competitive events please visit https://2019nightofmiles.eventdesq.com/

Jumbo-Holdsworth Trail Race and Hooper Loop Trail Race, 25 January

  • A large crew of Scottish Lions is heading up to the Wairarapa for the weekend to take part in the Jumbo-Holdsworth Trail Race or the shorter Hooper Loop Race. Details of the race are here. It’s a spectacular and nearby race with incredible views on a sunny summer day. And it finishes by a swimming hole and country barbeque. If you are interested in joining in contact us. 

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