If you are going to NZ Road Relays in Feilding you have 2 simple tasks this week – don’t get injured and keep an eye on the ‘all you need to know’ document. The details in it are changing regularly.

Options this week

  • Tuesday 6.15pm, Speed session. Starts outside Freyberg Pool. This week is 2km at half marathon pace, 2 x 1km at 10km pace, 2 x 500m at 5km pace. Contact Andy or Rowan for details.
  • Thursday 5.30pm. Thursday night run from the Kupe Statue – check Facebook for details.
  • Saturday, NZ Road Relays, Feilding
  • Sunday pack runs, Distinction Hotel Palmerston North. Ask around at Sat dinner for details.


Rotorua Marathon and NZ Marathon Championships

Mel Aitkin 2:57:36 was 2nd overall at the Rotorua Marathon and 1st in her age group. Nicolas Vessiot ran 3:34:37 for a big personal best, Michael Cummins 3:41:17 was 3rd in his age group, and Anna Guy 3:43:34 was 2nd in her age group. Terri Grimmett walked the marathon in 5:40:51 for 9th overall. In the 10km run Jaime Vessiot 49:44 was 4th and Ian Morton won the 10km walk in 1:13:59.


Xterra Starlight

Short course: Kahurangi Graham and 8-year-old Leif Schaefer completed the short course.

Walter Somerville, Andy John, Neil Lynch, Hayden Smith, Rob Tomkies, Karl Jackson, Marketa Langova and Kath Littler all ran the long course.

Masterton winter track and field meet

Geoff Iremonger completed the 3000m walk in 21:59.75. Michael Wray ran 1500m in 5:01.17. The conditions looked miserable.

Coming up

NZ Road Relays, Feilding, 2-4 October

If you are competing you should have received the “all you need to know” document in your email. Please contact me if you don’t have it. Keep an eye on it because John and I are updating it and amending regularly.

In particular, we are still sorting details about transport, so be aware those are not final and are changing regularly. If you are driving a rental van you will need to register as a driver and, at least some of you, will need to collect your van from Wellington Airport. We will send more details about this to drivers soon.

If you are attending, please pay $250 to the club 38-9005-0501833-00. Put NZRR and your name in the reference and particulars. Alternative prices are: $80 for no accommodation and no dinner, $120 for dinner but no accommodation, $210 for supporters who are not racing.

Feilding Moa’s event website

Waterfront 5km Series, Tuesdays from 6 October

The Wellington Scottish Waterfront 5km series should restart on 6 October and continue throughout the summer. It will be on the same course as last year. As with last year, we hope for volunteers from each grade to help with registration and marshalling. Look for more details in an email shortly.

Wairarapa Country Marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km, Masterton 11 October.

This race also serves as the Wellington Marathon Championship.

Information and entries

Bernie Portenski Memorial Cup, 17 October

The Bernie Portenski Memorial Cup in Titahi Bay is a handicapped race to celebrate the end of the harrier season and to commemorate Bernie Portenski. While Bernie was a staunch Scottish member, she trained with and supported many members from other clubs. The overall winner on handicap will hold the Bernie Portenski Memorial Trophy for a year.

Scottish members also compete on handicap for the Baudinet Cup and Ladies Open Handicap Cup

We assemble at St Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay from about 1:30pm.

Post-race we return to the church hall for an afternoon tea and prize-giving.
The race starts at 2:05pm on the beach in front of the surf club at Titahi Bay.



Welcome to new members Neil Lynch, Christiaan Cumming and Tom Hercus

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