Options this week
- Tuesday 6.00pm, Speed Session with Andy and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is a mix of 1km and 500m reps. See website for details.
- Wednesday 6.00pm, Sparkle Fitness strength and conditioning, Club K Gym. Email Sierra for details.
- Saturday 6.30am, WUU2K, Woodmancote Rd, Khandallah
- Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Trentham 5km Parkrun, Kāpiti Coast 5km Parkrun.
- Saturday 2.00pm, friendly club pack runs. Scottish Clubrooms, Prince of Wales Park. Followed by tea and bikkies, and then a trip to the pub for those who want.
- Sunday 11.00am, Wellington Cross Country Championships, Harcourts Park, Upper Hutt
Loretta Desourdy produced a storming performance to finish more than a minute quicker than her handicap to take out the Galashiels Shield. Amy Walker also destroyed her handicap to be second across the line and take out the Novice Cup. And in a rather cool coincidence, Amy finished in exactly the same race time as her mum, Heather. Eight people equalled or beat their handicaps, and we had the usual exciting swarm of people finishing close together and creating stress for the finish line crew!
The J Team also competed for trophies, which Juliet Street and Spike Hayvice won.
Thanks to Marshall Clark and the M60s for a well-organised, fun event.
Stanislas Nancy, Tomblaine
Hamish Carson ran 3:38.12 for 5th place in the 1500m.
Cougar Trail Run
Casey Thorby won the trail half marathon in 1:26:15.
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.
Needle Relay, 14 August
The Needle Relay takes place around a central hub: the Wind Needle, situated on the corner of Cobham Drive and Evans Bay Parade. There are two laps: an out-and-back 5km north to Weka Bay; and an out-and-back 3km east past the main airport roundabout. 3 people in each team do the 5km lap each, and 2 people in each team do the 3km lap. Start contacting your captain now to be part of a team.
Wellington Road Running Champs, 21 August
The Wellington Road Champs is the last of the four big interclub races for the year. It is a great opportunity to run a fast 5km or 10km time with a large pack of runners to pull you along. It is held in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area. The course is an out and back road race using a 1.25km stretch of road that is closed to public traffic. There is a hill on one side and a river on the other side. The course is largely sheltered from the wind.
Register for NZ Road Relays trip to Akaroa
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. For more details contact Alistair Collow or John Gardiner.
Trail running movement workshop, 14 August
Rebecca Spiers is running a movement workshop at Bonobo Gym in Lyall Bay on Sat 14 August 10am-4pm.
If you want to pickup some tips that will help you jump over obstacles more easily on trail runs come along to this 1-day movement elements workshop. It’s over half full but a few spots available. Imagine you’re out tramping or trail running and need to jump over a stream, cross over a fallen tree, or traverse a slope too steep to walk upright. With origins in Parkour, MovNat helps you improve your agility for sports or daily life. It’s practical and applied fitness, with real-world applications, and playful!
You’ll come away with knowledge of how to incorporate the movement techniques into an existing fitness routine or daily life, and ways to progress further. You’ll have fun and also get a sweat on!
Book online. Even if you’re not into trail running you can still benefit from this workshop!
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).
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.