Options this week
- Tuesday 6.00pm, Speed Session with Andy and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is 1kms at different speeds. See website for details.
- Wednesday 6.00pm, Sparkle Fitness strength and conditioning, Club K Gym. Email Sierra for details.
- Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Trentham 5km Parkrun, Kāpiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
- Saturday 2.00pm, Galashiels/Novice Cup, Muritai School, Eastbourne. We need 3 volunteers to help run the race. Contact Marshall if you can help.
- 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.
- Sunday 1.30pm, Trentham Interclub Walk, Trentham Memorial Park
North Island Cross Country Championships, Taupō
Heather Walker won the MW50 5000m grade in 20.10.5. Amy Walker was 7th in WU20 4000m (15.42.5), Ayesha Shafi 13th SW 5000m (21.12.9), James Hercus 11th MU20 5000m (17.45.5), Malcolm Hodge 20th SM 9000m (34.18.8), Alistair Collow 24th SM (41.09.5), Michael Wray 5th M50 6000m (24.09.9), Joseph Muollo 16th M50 (26.55.6), Ian Morton 6th M60 6000m (36.05.3), Ross Lake 10th M65 6000m (34.13.9) and Paul Rodway 3rd M70 6000m (31.50.6).
Luxembourg National Championship, Esch-sur-Alzette, 26 June
Hamish Carson was 2nd in the 1500m in 3:44.53.
KBC Night of Athletics, Heusden, 3 July
Hamish Carson was 6th in the 1500m in 3:37.26.
Spitzen Leichtathletik, Lucerne, 29 June
Hamish Carson was 5th in the 1500m in 3:39.81. He finished ranked 55th on the Olympic rankings, with the top 45 selected. The times he has run in recent weeks are similar or faster to people who were selected, but were at lower key races worth fewer ranking points.
Galashiels /Novice Cup, 10 July
This fun club race is open handicap. Slower runners start well before the fast ones, leading to a pursuit, where your challenge is to try and catch up with the runners who started before you. If the handicapper gets it right, almost everyone crosses the finish line within a minute or two. Anyone can win, by outperforming their handicap.
This is a popular club race, well attended in previous years. Please be at Muritai School, Eastbourne well before 2:00pm, with the slower runners already warmed up and ready to go, so that we can get the race underway on time.
- Please allow plenty of time to get to Eastbourne. Congestion along the Petone esplanade is common – allow at least 45-50 minutes by car from the CBD.
- Reminder: this is an Open Handicap race with staggered start times. All runners need to note their own handicap time from the sheets that will be posted on the wall. You must then arrange to be at the start point across the road from the school hall, ready to start when your start time is called.
- Please be nice to our handicapper.
- The Muritai school hall doesn’t have separate spaces for changing, and the toilets can get a bit cramped, so it will be best to be in your running gear when you leave home
- For those who are not racing, there will be a social walk organised – all are welcome.
- Fiona will be there to lead J team activities, so all children are encouraged to come along.
- Bring warm clothes for after the race – the school hall might be a bit chilly.
- Tea and coffee will be available in the Muritai School hall after the event
Only a brave person relies on a Wellington forecast 6 days out, but at this stage it looks quite reasonable – however, it will be cool.
Trentham United inter-club walk, 11 July
Trentham United Walkers and Race Walking Wellington invites you, your club members and friends to the 2021 Trentham United Inter-club walk to be held on Sunday 11 July 2021 from 1:30pm at Trentham Memorial park, with the clubrooms serving as Race HQ. The event is open to all walkers, including A-grade, B-grade and freestyle walkers. There are 10km, 5km, 3km and 2km (juniors) options on a 1km measured course.
Online entries are now open and will close midnight Thursday 8 July 2021
Wellington Cross Country Championships, 18 July
The culmination of the cross country season at scenic Harcourts Park, Upper Hutt. The course will be based on a 2km lap similar to the lap used for the 2019 NZ Cross Country Champs. The lap has a mixture of flat and undulating cross country running, and is suitable for spikes. Seniors and masters can choose to race 5km or 10km.
Todd Stevens will be looking for volunteers to help on the day with marshalling and organising the races. If you think you can help please contact Todd.
The subsidised price for NZ Road Relays trip is $140. That includes accommodation, rental van transport in Christchurch, race entry and dinner on Saturday night. That just leaves you to get yourself to Christchurch. There are cheaper rates for supporters, or those who do not need accommodation and/or Saturday night dinner. There will also be an option to purchase premium accommodation for some who want it. Registrations will open shortly. For more details contact Alistair Collow or John Gardiner.
Heather Walker has kindly taken over the task of managing club uniforms and merchandise. If you want a singlet or other gear please contact her.
WUU2K aid station, 17 July
On Saturday 17 July, the Wellington Urban Ultra (WUU2k) is taking place on the hills surrounding Wellington. Wellington Scottish have been offered the Wind Turbine aid station which is around the halfway point for both 42k and 60k runners. If anyone is interested in helping out during the day at the Scottish-themed aid station can people please message Malcolm Kerr (Viride).
Nau mai, welcome to new member Jarrod Mclauchlan. 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.