Options this week
- Tuesday 5.45pm, Waterfront 5km, Registration from 5pm outside Macs Brewbar, Taranaki Wharf
- Friday to Sunday, Aorangi 100 and Aorangi Undulator, Eastbourne to Wairarapa
- Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
- Saturday, 8.00am, Michigan* speed workout with Chan. All speeds and interests welcome. Warmup from 8 am, group start at 8:30 am. Chan will be on hand to get people through the session.
- Saturday 8.30am, NZ Road Championships, Auckland (Michael Cummins, Simon Keller, Andrew Kerr, Sean Lake, Niam Macdonald, Grant McLean, Phil Sadgrove, Ayesha Shafi, Peter Stevens, Michael Wray).
- Saturday 1.00pm, Track and Field Series – meet #2, Newtown Park.
- Saturday 2.15pm, Pink Ribbon Walk, Frank Kitts Park
- Sunday 9am, long run from Tunnel Gully, Upper Hutt. Meeting at the Tunnel Gully Recreation area. Run through Goat Rock Road to Remutaka Summit and back. People can explore other trails to make it longer or shorter. A good option for those doing Kepler and or ultras as there are some good hills to tackle plus the trails are off-road gravel. For those who want a big hill, Mt Climie also beckons. Contact Chan for details.
Auckland Marathon and half marathon
Dan Jones won the Auckland Marathon in 2.21.57 and Hiro Tanimoto was 3rd in 2.28.06. Mel Aitken 2.53.06 and Mel Stevens 2.53.48 were 5th and 6th respectively. New member Alan O’Brien 3.19.09 and Bill Wang 3.21.36 ran PBs.
Casey Thorby was 5th in the half marathon in a PB of 1.11.47
Xterra McKerrow’s Revenge
On the Short Course Spike Hayvice came 6th overall and 1st kid. Fiona Hayvice (“he smoked me on the final stretch” she says of Spike) and Loretta Desourdy also competed. On the medium course Hayden Smith was 4th and Karen Jenkinson ran too. Walter Somerville (4th), Andy John, Marketa Langova and Kath Littler did the long course.
Central League Track and Field Meet, Hastings
400m: Amy Walker 59.87. 1500m: Malcolm Hodge 4.06.60, James Hercus 4.30.02. 800m: Jamie Barnes 1.59.62, Josh Hagen 2.09.84, Finlay Hagen 2.14.12. 200m: Amy Walker 26.92.
Nelson Half Marathon
Richard Sweetman finished in 2.02.
1st Junior Interclub
Juliet Street G7 60m 33.18, 100m 21.30, 200m 44.63, long jump 2.14m, shot put 3.69m, Naomi Richardson G8 60m 11.71. Jess Haldane G12 800m 2.48.21, shot put 5.20m. Torben Fear B14 200m 29.07, 800m 2.30.97, long jump 4.38m. Benjamin Brunner 2.19.47.
Waterfront 5km PBs to Neil Lynch, Jonathan Evans, Willie Stephens, Jaime Vessiot and Kath Littler.
*Michigan workout, 7 November
While there are a few different variations of the Michigan, the gist of the workout is to blend off-track tempo running with faster repetitions on the oval. You can manipulate the pace and the length of the intervals to your liking, but at the end of the day, this session is meant to simulate the pace changes that often occur during a race and add some speed/endurance on tired legs.
Legendary Michigan-based Ron Warhurst (coach of Nick Willis) uses this as a measure pre season and then prior to key races. The session itself is achievable by most runners and teaches pace/effort judgment.
If your athlete wants to take part in the 2020-21 Junior Interclub meets, you must complete a simple “one-time-only” season registration to enter the six meets in the series.
Athlete entries must be completed by 11:59pm on the Wednesday prior to an Interclub meet.
The Scottish club administrator is Michael Wray. He can help with password re-sets or queries or even put through the entry for anyone who finds the entry system difficult.
Central League Meetings
The 2 remaining Central League Track and Field Meetings this year are Wanganui, on 14 November and Masterton, on 28 November. League meetings have a fixed programme, starting at 12 noon and finishing around 4pm. When you attend any of these meetings, see Don Dalgliesh to get your number and pay $5. Then decide which event(s) you want to do and just turn up at the starting point just before the time listed in the programme. If grading is needed for an event, this will be done on the start line, and is by ability, not by age group. You can do more than one event. The programme covers all track events from 100m to 5000m and all field events. We are supposed to supply 2 officials to help with the running of the meeting each time, so you may get asked to give a hand at sometime during the meeting, if they are short of officials in a particular event.
Wellington Scottish Twilight Track Meets, fortnightly from 11 November
A series of fortnightly track meets for Wellington clubs and colleges. Free for Scottish members and member of other clubs affiliated to Athletics Wellington that pay the summer track levy. Entry is also free to athletes from Wellington College, St Pat’s town, St Pat’s Silverstream and Rongotai.
Each meet will include two sprints and two middle distance races. There will be suitable time gaps so athletes can do both sprints or both middle distance if they want.
If you want to race please fill in a short pre-entry form for the season. This will save us time and effort on the night, and make things go more smoothly. We can still take entries on the night, but it will help to have runners enter online in advance for the season.
You can enter entering online, up to midday on the day of the first event they attend (this only needs to be done once for the entire season).
Ballantyne Cup and Shirley Barton Trophy, 28 November
The Ballantyne Cup (men) and Shirley Barton Trophy (women) are the club’s most long-standing and arguably most prestigious Scottish trophies.
The race starts in Petone. The 10-mile race goes up the east side of the Hutt 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.
The Agency Group 10000 Festival
Saturday 5 December, Newtown Park, Wellington
- 4.45 pm – 10,000m B race, with a 50 min pacer Danielle Trewoon, 46.30 min pacer Gerald Gordon, 45 min pacer Amanda Broughton and 40 min pacers Paul Hewitson and Brad Wong.
- 6.00 pm – 10,000m A race, with a 37.30-minute pacer Paul Barwick, and 35-minute pacer Andrew Wharton.
- 7.00 pm – 10,000m The Agency Group race, with 32-minute pacer Evan Cooper, 30-minute pacer Sam Tanner and 29-minute pacer Hayden Wilde.
Races are open to both men and women of all age grades. The races are mixed, so please indicate which race you want to run based on your goal time/pace. If you have any other time that you would like us to find a pacer for let us know – if there are several who all want the same or similar time we will try to support you with good pacing.
If you don’t want to race please consider being a pacer to support your club mates and/or being a lap counter for a couple of runners.
The Agency Group 10000m is the most popular 10000m race in New Zealand. For the last two years, the Agency Group 10000m has been a night of PBs for runners of all speeds – 40 percent of runners finished with a new best time. We even had a world record! This year there will be running packs and pacers of many different speeds to drag you to your new PB. Races are open to men and women of all age grades.
Waterfront 5km Series, Tuesdays from 6 October
The Wellington Scottish Waterfront 5km continues 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.
For anyone heading to the clubrooms, the contractors have re-opened the section of Salisbury Terrace that runs along the side of the lower Prince of Wales Park. They will need to close the road again for one day in approximately a week.
Keep in touch with the club
- If you want to contact anyone about anything then your first ports of call are our club captains Ben Twyman and Danielle Trewoon, our coaching coordinators Jaime and Nico Vessiot and our club president Michael Wray
- Public Facebook page. And join the Scottish member Facebook group here