This week is all about the Night of Miles – get down to Newtown Park, line up a race with Father Christmas and support Wellington Free Ambulance.
Options this week
- Tuesday 5.45pm, Waterfront 5km, Registration from 5pm outside Macs Brewbar, Taranaki Wharf. Last one for the year – come along to celebrate!
- Saturday, 3.00pm, Lifestyle Sports Night of Miles, Newtown Park.
- Sunday long pack runs – usually these leave 8.30am from outside Freyberg Pool and some alternative locations around Wellington. Contact our club captains Danielle and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details.
Whanganui 3 Bridges
Matthew Moloney won the marathon in a PB and course record of 2:36:57. Geoff Ferry won the Half Marathon in 1:14:08 and Liam Jones was 2nd in 1:21:38. Michele Allison (1:38:25) and Sierra Ryland (1:39:33) were 4th and 5th respectively in the Half Marathon, with Mchele picking up another W65 national record. Megan Ferry was 2nd senior woman in the 5km in 30:01.91
NZ Secondary School Championships
Alex Martin qualified for the finals and came 2nd in the junior boys 800m in 1:59.74. Torben Fear ran 2:21.02 in the same event. Amy Walker qualified for the senior girls 400m final and finished 7th in a PB of 59.14. Ben Brunner ran 10:14.29 for the junior boys 3000m and just missed qualifying for the final.
Primary Sport Wellington track and field regionals
These took place at Newtown Park on 3 December. Jess Haldane, year 7, represented Wadestown School at the regional level in 100m, 200m and the 4×100 relay. In the 100m, she was 6th overall, with PB of 14.28. 200m, 2nd overall, with PB of 29.23. Relays. 1st year 7 girls team in 58.28.
Waterfront 5km PBs to Alistair Collow, Stephen Clarke, Adrian Macquet, Spike Hayvice and Fiona Hayvice.
Athletics Wellington Junior Interclub 4
Naomi Richardson represented the club in Masterton the weekend before last: 60m in 11.70, long jump 2.60m, 200m 39.95, shot put 4.05m, and discus 9.21m.
Lifestyle Sport Night of Miles, 19 December
The Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles 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. 2020’s charity is the Wellington Free Ambulance.
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).
Wellington Scottish Twilight Track Meets
A series of fortnightly track meets for Wellington clubs and colleges. Free for Scottish members. Each meet includes 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.
Waterfront 5km Series, Tuesdays
The Wellington Scottish Waterfront 5km continues throughout the summer. Please offer to help with registration and marshalling once in a while.
Wellington Speed Golf Champs, Saturday 16 Jan, Miramar Golf Club
Volunteers wanted: Wellington Speed Golf is looking for runners run alongside speedgolf players recording their score for each hole. We are after around 20 people who would be keen for around about an hour of running on the day. Runners don’t have to be fast as there will be the opportunity to run from green to green and there will be periods where the golfer is stopped to take a shot. Coffee vouchers will be provided to runners to say thanks.
For further information and details please contact the organiser: email@example.com
The event will be the first Speed Golf competition to be held in the region. While still in its infancy, speed golf has now a number of centres actively involved in promoting golf at pace including Auckland, Wellington, Taupo and Taranaki. The event will cater to all abilities with an 18 hole Championship round, 9 hole social round and a warm up pairs event. The NZ and world #1 male speed golfer is confirmed for this event. The event will be played over Saturday afternoon with an after-function at the Miramar Golf Club (18 holes generally completed in between 40 and 90 min).
Speed golf appeals to both golfers who do a bit of running and runners who do a bit of golfing. Currently at Miramar there are up to 7 speed golfers taking to the course on a weekend morning. The range of abilities include those on a handicap of around 6 to those without a handicap. In terms of running ability anything from a 5km time of 20 min to 40 min. Golf at pace is the aim with some fun thrown in.
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