- Tuesday 6.20pm, Speed Session with Andy and Rowan, Newtown Park. This week’s session is 400m reps at 3km pace.
- Wednesday 6.00pm, Splash and Dash, Freyberg Beach
- 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 2.00pm, Open Track and Field Meeting, Newtown Park.
- 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.
It was a successful prizegiving at Newtown Park recognising lots of successes for club members throughout the year.
Central League, Palmerston North
3000m Walk: Daphne Jones recorded 22:12.37 in the 3000m walk and James Hercus 4:10.08 in the 1500m run.
Twilight Track Meet
- 100m: Chris Howard 15.58
- 200m: Chris Howard 32.02
- 1500m: Malcolm Hodge 4:31.98
- 5000m: Bert Prendergast 15:51.86, Kristian Day15:55.22, Ben Twyman 15:59.86, Ruby Muir 17:20.47, Simon Keller 17:50.36, Ali Campbell 18:50.99, Malcolm Kerr 20:34.11, Sophie Dickson 20:34.28, Emily Solsberg 20:51.69, Emma Bassett 21:27.62, Chris Howard completing the treble 21:28.17 and Willie Stephens 25:19.14
Hiro Tanimoto won the 5km in 15.36. Kristian Day won the 10km in 34.05. Bert Prendergast 35.20, Ruby Muir 35.24 (new course record), Ben Twyman 37.12, Neil Lynch 39.37.
The inaugural Coastal Five, locations around New Plymouth
The five races included a half marathon, 10km, 5km, 4.5km cross country, and finished with a mile race along the main street of NP, totalling 42.2km of racing over the two days. Individuals (or teams) could complete any single event, or all five for an accumulated time.
Nico Vessiot finished 4th male with an accumulated time of 3:04:12 (including a HM PB). Jaime Vessiot finished 4th female with an accumulated time of 3:30:19 (including a HM PB).
Full results are here.
Missed from last week
New member Courtney Jones ran her first 10km in 56:12 at Kāpiti.
Night of Miles, December 18
The Scottish Night of Miles is a unique event full of Christmas fun and features races over the rarely run distance of one mile. Each year we collect donations ($5 suggested) from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity — this year’s charity is the Mary Potter Hospice. The programme consists of a mix of children’s, senior elite and fun social events. There are several different mile races including elite men’s and women’s races. More info to come.
Track and field season
Most track meets at Newtown Park are free to enter for Wellington Scottish members.
Central League Meeting, 4 December, Masterton
Under COVID19 rules, there has been a change in the instructions for competing in the Regional League. The organisers now need a list for each meeting which only includes those names of athletes who intend to compete in that meeting, so all previous lists are cancelled. For Masterton, if you wish to be able to compete, you need to advise Michael Wray by the Tuesday before, so that he can include your name on our list. You need to do this for each meeting, the list does not carry over from the previous meeting. Scottish will cover the $5 charge per athlete for each meeting, so all you need to do on arrival is find Don Dalgliesh and get your competition number.
Keep in touch with the club
- If you want to contact anyone about anything, then your first ports of call are our club captains, our coaching coordinators Jaime and Nico Vessiot and our club president Michael Wray
- Public Facebook page. And join the Scottish member Facebook group here.