Options this week

  • Monday and Tuesday, Athletics NZ Virtual 1km and 10km. See below for details.
  • Tuesday 6.15pm, Speed session. Starts outside Freyberg Pool. This week is 500s at 5km pace. Contact Andy or Rowan for details.
  • Thursday 5.30pm. Thursday night run from the Kupe Statue – check Facebook 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, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
  • 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 around Wellington. Contact our club captains Danielle and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details.

Results

A large crowd of 92 runners took part in the Centennial Cup – our first race back after the COVID-19 lockdown. Jasmine Smith won the cup, impressively beating her handicap by 1:20. She was closely followed by Don Stevens, 1:15 ahead of handicap, and James Coventry, 1:09 ahead of handicap.

Membership

Welcome to new members Reece Fitzgibbon, Lulu Harkness and Frank Grieve.

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. 

Coming up

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, Kilbirnie

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 3km or 5km, 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.

More details about the needle relay including maps and course descriptions

University Relay, 8 August, Mackays Crossing

The University Relays are organised by Victoria University Athletic Club and take place at Queen Elizabeth Park at Mackay’s Crossing in Paekakariki.

The course covers undulating, sandy farmland and bush. For adults each lap is roughly 3.7km.

The afternoon includes the following events:

  • The Whittaker’s Chocolate Walk – open to walkers of all ages. Distance of approximately 6 km. Walkers must estimate their time with the winners being the walkers who are closest to their estimated time. Prizes for first female and first male.
  • The boys and girls races – four scratch races for athletes under 16 years of age, and a fun run for the under 7s.
  • The Victoria University Relay – 8 grades with 4 runners per team over an approx. 3.7 km lap

If you are keen to be in a team contact your captains Ben Twyman and Danielle Trewoon.

We have chartered a bus to and from the University Relays on 8 August. The cost is $12.50. We’ll leave from the CBD and return to a pub afterwards.

Buy a bus ticket from our online shop

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.