Options this week
- Tuesday 6.00pm, Speed Session with Andy and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is 2km and 1km reps at 10km pace. See website 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, Trentham 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
- Saturday 2.00pm, friendly club pack runs (all speeds). Scottish Clubrooms, Prince of Wales Park. Followed by tea and bikkies, and then a trip to the pub for those who want.
- Sunday, Aurora Handicap Marathon, there are few details about where or when this race is so I suggest you contact the organisers.
Hamish Carson opened his European season yesterday with 3rd place in a 1500m in Chania, Greece. His time was 3.38.95. Julie Carson says he is looking for as many races as he can find but fewer available flights, more postponements and restricted entrant numbers as making competing tricky.
Three Peaks No 2.
58 runners and walkers set out to take on the hills around Karori on Sunday morning for the 2nd 3 Peaks event of 2021. The weather was wetter than forecast, leading to some fairly slippery trails. Today may have been one of those days where a road-heavy route was easier and faster.The first man home for Scottish was Andy Ford, and it was even between Ali Campbell, Sophie Dickson and trail-aficionado Lindsay Barwick for first Scottish woman. Incidentally, if anyone has some trail-running shoe recommendations, a few people today found their road shoes a bit lacking.
The next (and last for 2021) event is back at Anderson Park on 20 June.
Nicholas Bagnall, the king of self-challenges, celebrated his 52nd birthday by running 52 kilometres.
Dorne Cup, 12 June
The Dorne Cup is a mostly flat and fast interclub cross-country race at Trentham Memorial Park. It includes some small jumps and stream crossings. Hutt Valley Harriers organise the race and it is one of the most prestigious and well attended cross-country races in the country.
Wellington Marathon, 27 June
Wellington Marathon starts at Sky Stadium and winds around Wellington’s waterfront.
Events include a full marathon, half marathon, 10km and the kids’ magic mile.
If you are entering the 10km or half marathon, make sure you join the Scottish team (the official name is “Wellington Scottish Athletics Club”) and help us compete for the team titles.
North Island Cross Country Championships, Taupō, 3 July
The NIXCC is a great mid-winter trip away. The club often organises accommodation and a dinner on the night afterwards. Contact us for more details. There are races for all ages on the iconic Spa Park course beside the Waikato River and thermal hotspots.
Expressions of interest for Wellington representative teams
If you want to represent Wellington at the North Island Cross Country Champs, the NZ Cross Country Champs or the NZ Road Champs this winter please submit an expression of interest on this form.
Remember to join us before Dorne Cup, so you can compete in one of NZ’s most popular cross-country races. Renew your membership or join online for the 2021-2022 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.