We nicked this week’s photo from Megan Ferry’s Strava account, to celebrate her running every day during October.
- Tuesday 6.00pm, Speed Session with Andy and Rowan, Outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is 1km reps, which get faster in the middle.
- 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.
- Friday-Sunday, Aorangi 100, incluing the Aorangi Undulator on Saturday, Aorangi Forest Park
- Saturday, 2.00pm, Summer Saturday afternoon run and walk, Karori Park. This will suit those who prefer a slower pace. The meetup venue is If you would like to join us, please be ready to go at 2:00pm. We expect to be out for about one hour or so. All are welcome.
- Sunday, 7.00am, Wairarapa Country Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km & 10km Fun Run/walk, Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton.
- 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.
Mission Mt Somers Marathon
The Mission Mt Somers media release describes Dan Jones’ victory:
“The men’s marathon event has attracted some quality athletes in the past including the likes of Scotty Hawker and Weston Hill, so organisers were excited when Dan Jones’ name appeared on the start list! Dan definitely did not let course knowledge impact his run time with the previous Kepler Champ and Auckland Marathon winner powering through the course in a time of 4:03:36, beating the previous record by ten minutes and leaving organisers questioning when the four-hour barrier will be broken in the marathon event.”
Central League Meet, Inglewood
Guy Lees ran 9:58.62 for 3000m.
Leith Harbour Free
Mel Aitken won the 10km race in 39:51.
Track and field season
Most track meets at Newtown Park are free to enter for Wellington Scottish members.
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 Dalgliesh 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.
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 Courtney Jones.