Options this week

  • Tuesday 6.15pm Speed session. Starts outside Freyberg Pool. Our popular Tuesday night speed sessions are back. Everyone is welcome. This week is 1km reps with 2 to 3 min jog recovery. Contact Andy or Rowan for details.
  • Saturday, 8.00am, Karori Park speed workout – contact our club captains Danielle and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details. 8.00am warm-up for an 8.30am start. All speeds and interests welcome.
  • Saturday 2.00pm club pack runs. From our clubhouse at Prince of Wales Park off Salisbury Avenue, Mt Cook. Friendly training packs of different speeds.
  • Sunday long pack runs – usually these leave 8.30am from Freyberg and some alternative locations to take advantage of some of the great trail running options around Wellington. Contact our club captains Danielle and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details.
  • All week – Athletics NZ Virtual 1km and 10km (see below for details)


Welcome to new members Oli Durban, Kahurangi Graham, Naomi Richardson, Rowan Richardson, David Oliver, Raymond Morgan, Eddie Jones, Heather Walker, Amy Walker and Ian Graham.

You can join now

Wellington Scottish has reduced our subscription levels for the 2020-2021 season. This is because of the shortened season, because Athletics Wellington has reduced the levies it charges us, and because some of our members may be in challenging circumstances as a result of COVID-19.

Our new membership price for adults is $85. Last year it was $185. Juniors pay between $20 and $65 depending on their age, and volunteers are free.

Join Scottish online

Anyone who paid the Round The Bays special to join in February can get the excess amount they paid back, over the $85, by emailing Michael with your bank details to have the extra returned. 


Athletics NZ Virtual 10km and 1km Challenge, 1-30 June

Half way through the month James Turner is in second place in the M50 age category in the NZ Virtual 10km race, just six seconds behind Tim Morrison from Owairaka.

Athletics NZ Virtual 10km and 1km results to 15 June

Coming up

NZ Road Relays, Feilding , 2-4 October

Road Relays are on Saturday 3 October this year. And they are back at Feilding.

The club normally organises accomodation for 2 and 3 October, transport to and from Feilding, a van for each team, team entries and a dinner in the evening to come together and celebrate a great weekend.

To help us plan the weekend we want to know of who might be coming. So please help us by answering this short survey.

Centennial Cup, 27 June

The first club race of the season will be the Centennial Cup.

This is a flat 5km club race along south coast waterfront starting at Island Bay. It is the traditional opening race of the season. It is a sealed handicap event where our handicapper has estimated your time over 5km. Everyone starts together and the finishing times are adjusted by your handicap to determine your net time and the overall winner of the Cup. 

We meet beforehand at St Hilda’s Church, 311 The Parade, to store gear. Then we return afterwards for afternoon tea and cake.

Athletics NZ Virtual 10km and 1km Challenge, 1-30 June

Athletics NZ is hosting the National Virtual 10km and 1km Champs all through this month. Entry is free and you don’t need to be a member of a club to take part. You can log up to three 1km and or 10km runs during June. Each run earns a point for your club, in the participation-based Top Club Competition. The fastest times in your club contribute to the Fastest Club competition (combined times of 2 females and 2 males – all age groups combined).

Athletics NZ Virtual 1km and 10km

Needle Relay, 25 July

The Needle Relay is the first inter-club event of the year. It replaces the old Bays Relay. It will feature teams of five with each runner running a leg of 4 or 5km each starting and finishing at the Kilbirnie Wind Needle. If you are keen to be in a team contact your captains Ben Twyman and Danielle Trewoon.

Seminar on the Moab 320 kilometer ultramarathon, 19 June

Otago University Wellington is hosting a public health seminar this Friday, 19 June, 12.30pm, in its Small Lecture Theatre, Level D.

Seth Campbell will discuss the impact of running 320km on the human body and brain. The title is ‘why suffering is good for you’.

Join by web-conference
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Normally this week would be the week of the Dorne Cup cross country race in Trentham. Rowan Grieg took this Dorne Cup photo in 2015, featuring Nicole Mitchell leading out a large pack that includes Olympian Nikki Hamblin in the Cambridge singlet.

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