- Tuesday 6.00pm, Speed Session with Andy and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is a pyramid – 500m at 5km pace, 1km at 10km pace and 1.5km at half marathon pace.
- Saturday, 8.00am, Karori Park speed workout — contact our club captains for info, or check Facebook for details. 8.00am warm-up for an 8.30am start. All speeds and interests welcome.
- Saturday 1:30pm, Track and Field Meet, Newtown Park (includes a 3000m walk, an 800m and a 3000m).
- Saturday 2.00pm, friendly club pack runs. Scottish Clubrooms, Prince of Wales Park. Followed by tea and bikkies, and then a booking at the Hop Garden for those who want.
- Sunday long pack runs — usually, these leave 8.30am from outside Freyberg Pool and some alternative locations around Wellington. Contact our club captains for info, or check Facebook for details.
Track and Field Opening Day
Track is back. And it must have been hard work for everyone opening up their season running and walking in Saturday’s unrelenting wind. Mixed 2×100 Ben Bielski and Lucy Fauth were second in 30.85, losing to a Wellington Harriers team that did not look very mixed.
1000m: Oliver McLean: 2:54.21. 1500m Walk: Sean Lake 8:22.60, Ray Marten 11:13.08, Daphne Jones 11:25.54. 3000m: James Hercus 9:19.04, Alistair Richardson 9:29.76, Paul Barwick 9:30.90, Alasdair Saunders 9:52.36, Ben Bielski 9:56.21, Oliver McLean 9:57.75, Guy Lees, 10:07.81, Andrew Kerr 10:17.78, Lucy Fauth 11:28.54.
Tip Track Marathon and Te Kopahou Thousand
Paul Burridge completed a Tip Track half marathon in 2:55. Stephen Day was 3rd in Te Kopahou Thousand in 1:34:01 and Neil Lynch was 4th in 1:35:09.
Virtual Tanadees Cup and Arkwright Cup
The provisional winners of the virtual Tanadees/Arkwright Cup race are Ashleigh Wharam (Arkwright Cup) and Charlie Hulley (Tanadees Cup). Ashleigh beat her handicap of 28.00 by 55 seconds. She was followed by Alice Sowry, 6 seconds under handicap with a time of 36.39, and Christine Jones, who was 19 seconds over her handicap with a time of 42.49. Charlie’s time of 27.18 was 42 seconds under handicap. He was followed by Karl Jackson 29.29 (16 seconds under handicap) and Iain Shaw 30.07 (8 seconds under handicap).
Results are provisional incase someone has any late, last minute entries that they have not submitted yet.
Track and field season
Most track meets are free to enter for Wellington Scottish members.
Strength and Injury Prevention classes – next block
Sierra (Sparkle Fitness) is starting her next block of classes next week. These classes are great for cross training and strengthening muscles to help support your running posture. People who have attended have noticed improvements in their running and feel strong! There are two class options:
- Mondays at 11:30am at Anderson Park Cricket Club rooms (except for Labour Day)
- Wednesdays at 6pm at Club Kelburn Gym
Scottish members get a discount and so the next block is only $90 (or $80 if you come to Mondays). There are limited spots so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Central League Meetings
Meetings this year are Sat 30 October in Inglewood, Sat 20 November in Palmerston North and Sat 4 December in Masterton.
In order to compete in these meetings, we need to advise the organiser of a list of our athletes who might want to compete in any one of the three meetings. If your name was on our list last year, then you don’t need to do anything unless you will not be competing this year and want us to take your name off the list. If you want to have your name added to our list, you need to let Don Dagliesh know by the Tuesday before that meeting, as names can’t be added on the day of the meeting.
An athlete can do any event(s) they wish to. There is a fee of $5 for each meeting that you compete in, which is paid to Don when you collect your number from him. The programme is a standard one, the same for each meeting, and covers all events except 10000m.
Wairarapa Country Marathon, 7 November
Includes a half marathon, 10km and 5km race for runners and walkers. The marathon is this year’s Wellington Marathon Championship race and Half Marathon Championship.
The Agency Group 10000m, 13 November
The Agency Group 10000m is the most popular 10000m race in New Zealand. For the last three years, the Agency Group 10000m has been a night of PBs for runners of all speeds – 40 percent of runners finished with a new best time. We even had a world record! This year there will be running packs and pacers of many different speeds to drag you to your new PB. Races are open to men and women of all age grades.
This year it will also be the National Championship, the Wellington Championship, and the NZ Masters Championship. We’ll be back with race packs to help runners of all speeds to new personal bests.
Annual Prizegiving, 20 November
From 6:00pm at the Function Room, Newtown Park Stadium.
Please join us for a fun evening where we will celebrate running and race-walking, and the achievements and contributions of our members this year. The cost is $35 per adult and $15 per child. Please pay the club bank account 38-9005-0501833-00 with your name and ‘prizegiving’ in the reference. We will refund everyone if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19. We need to advise final numbers for catering a week ahead, so please respond by Friday 12 November. For queries about arrangements, please contact Marshall Clark.
Welcome to new club member Matt Mintrom.