Remember to join us! Renew your membership or join online for the 2021-2022 year.
Options this week
- Tuesday 5.45pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Mac’s Brewery on the Waterfront
- Friday to Sunday, Athletics NZ Track and Field Championships, Hastings
- Saturday 2.30pm, informal pack runs from Newtown Park. If you are not running the 5000m Champs later in the afternoon and you still want a run, join us for a casual pack run.
- Saturday 4.30pm, Wellington 5000m camps, Newtown Park. Make sure you enter by Wednesday. Everyone of all speeds is welcome to enter.
- Sunday 7.00am, Porirua Grand Traverse, Whitireia Polytechnic
- Sunday 7.30am, Xterra West Wind, Meridian Wind Farm
- 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.
Auckland Mile Championships
Grant McLean ran a Wellington Centre Masters 50, 1 mile record (4:49.66) at the Auckland Championships. Grant says the highlight of the race was Aucklander Wim Luijpers breaking the National M50 1 mile record (4:37.15), set 32 years ago by the late John Davies. Wim covered the last lap in 65 seconds. The race was won by a young Scottish member, Christian Cumming (4:28).
Wellington Sprint Triathlon Champs (750, 20, 5)
Senior women: gold to Danielle Trewoon and silver to Sierra Ryland. Vet men (40-54): gold to Mike Cousins. Supervet men (55+): silver to James Turner. Supervet women: bronze to Claire Jennings.
IAU 6 Hour Virtual Global Solidarity Run
Our three NZ representatives each ran for 6 hours on Saturday: Emma Bassett (65.43 km) and Fiona Hayvice (68.35km) ran many, many laps of Newtown Park, with lots of support from Wellington Scottish friends and others. Then they both turned up to the Centennial Cup in the afternoon for a bit more exercise! Meanwhile, down in Dunedin, Mel Aitken ran 73.34 km for her 6 hours.
Round the Vines Half Marathon and 10km
Malcolm Hodge won the half marathon, Bill Wang was 3rd in the 10km, Geoff Iremonger 3rd in the 10km walk and Melanie Hart 3rd in the 10km run.
A good turnout to the official first event of the year with 58 adult finishers, and 4 J Team runners. The winner of the Centennial Cup for 2021 was a surprised Sierra Ryland — one of only 2 people to dip under the handicapper’s prediction on a blustery South Coast day. Not far behind Sierra was Brett Hawthorne, also under his predicted time. Harry McLean, James Coventry, Anthea Oliver and Karen McLean all battled it out for 3rd place. Maireriki and Rowan won the J Team medals.
Peter Tearle Cup
We had 6 walkers take part. The finishing order was as follows 1 Jackie Wilson (Trentham), 2 Craig Anderson (unattached / Wellington Masters), 3 Terri Grimmett (Scottish – Winner of the Peter Tearle Cup), 4 John Hines (Scottish), 5 Ron Soper (Trentham), 6 Maryann Palmer (Scottish)
Junior Track and Field Champs
Charlotte Masters G11 100m, 15.09 (heat) and 15.12 (final). Naomi Richardson G8 long jump 2.96m and G8 shot put 4.05m
Waterfront PBs for Stephen Clarke (again), Dan Robertson, and Fiona Hayvice.
Waterfront 5km Series, Tuesdays
The Wellington Scottish Waterfront 5km continues until 30 March 2021. Please offer to help with registration and marshalling if available.
Wellington 5000m Champs, 27 March
The Wellington 5000m champs will take place on Saturday 27 March late in the afternoon. There will be distinct races to accommodate runners of all different speeds and goals. New members to the club will be welcome to take part.
So far, over 50 people are entered, so you all will have plenty of company.
Please let me know if you can help count laps and I will pass on your offer. Entry is $5, which will contribute towards prizes for first place finishers. This year will include a 70+ age grade category. Entrants must bring someone to count laps for them — one lap counter can count two runners. There will be a at least two races, based on predicted times. Slower runners will start at 4:30 pm. There will be a third event if there are over 30 in each field.
Xterra for the J Team, 28 March, Makara Wind Farm
The 2021 Xterra Wellington Trail Series starts this week — Sunday 28 March. There are five events between 28 March and 13 June — you can enter as many, or few as you please.
And there is a special discount for children running with parents. Your child and you (all U16 must be accompanied by an adult) could run/walk Event 1 of the 2021 Xterra Wellington Trail series — set at the Meridian Wind Farm, Makara. The short-course is approximately 6.5km and includes one long climb. The views are worth it! So, if it’s a hot day, it’s wise to carry water and a snack.
Reduced fee for adults ($20) entering with a child ($10). Enter online only using code XTERRACrew21. Sign up for one or all five events in the series. All families welcome — the more the merrier!
For details, email questions to Fiona Hayvice.
Shaw Baton Relay,
Teams of four race in 2.1km each of hills, horse jumps, ditches, fences and the spectator-favourite water pit. The Shaw Baton Relay is the first interclub event of the season. It is hosted by Olympic Harriers and takes place at Pauatahanui’s Battle Hill Farm Park. It’s a very fun event. If you want to be in a team, let our club captains Danielle and Ben know.
University Relay, 8 May
Teams of four race in 3.7 km each over soft sandy cross country and farmland. The University Relay is hosted by VUW Athletics Club and takes place on Queen Elizabeth II Park at Mackay’s Crossing in Paekakariki. If you want to be in a team, let our club captains Danielle and Ben know.
Ngā mihi to our new members Tim Eley and Paul Flannery.
We are looking for two new volunteers to help the club. We want a uniform coordinator to order, look after, and distribute our club uniforms. If you’ve got some innovative ideas about our kit, or novel ways we can wear red lions you might be ideal for this role.
We are also looking for a national road relay manager to work with John Gardiner. This person will coordinate and compile the teams, work closely with the team captains, liaise with the race directors and officials to help us get a giant team to the start-line. Lots of support and advice available for the person who takes this role on.
If you can help with either of these roles or just want to know more, contact Michael Wray.
Bus to University Relay
Is anyone interested in the club booking a bus to University Relay in Paekākāriki on 8 May, like we did last year? If so, let me know. Last year the bus left from the train station, and cost about $12.50 return. If there looks like there is enough interest I’ll book a bus again this year.
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