This week

  • Tuesday 6.20 pm, speed session with Rowan and Andy, Newtown Park
  • Wednesday 7.00 pm, Annual General Meeting, Cricket Clubrooms Anderson Park. Come along and partake of refreshments while we report on the year that was and elect our management committee for the upcoming season. We always need to keep our ideas fresh and seek diverse perspectives so we’re keen to welcome new members to the meeting.
  • Thursday-Sunday, Athletics NZ National Track and Field Championships, Hastings.
  • Saturday 8.00 am, Karori Park speed workout — contact our club captains Emma and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details. 8.00 am warm-up for an 8.30 am start. All speeds and interests welcome.
  • Saturday 2.00pm, Summer Saturday afternoon run and walks that will suit those who prefer a slower pace. The meetup venue is the Brooklyn Wind Turbine. We expect to be out for about one hour or so. All are welcome.
  • Sunday long pack runs — usually, these leave 8.30 am from outside Freyberg Pool and some alternative locations around Wellington. Contact our club captains  Emma and Ben for info, or check Facebook for details.


International Track Meet, Christchurch

From Athletics NZ: “National 800m champion James Preston repelled the challenge of Tokyo Olympian Sam Tanner to provide a rousing finale to the International Track Meet (ITM) — a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze meet — at a blustery and chilly Christchurch today. Despite the challenging conditions, the 24-year-old Preston still managed to secure the third-fastest 800m time in his career and a meet record time of 1:47.31, which sets the Wellington Scottish athlete up nicely for next week’s Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships.”

Copernicus Cup, Poland

Hamish Carson ran the second-fastest 3000m of his career, 7:47.54, at the indoor meet in Torun, Poland. Hamish was 6th in a field that included Ethiopian stars Girma, Baraga and Wale. Hamish has now run under the performance standard to be considered for the World Indoor Championships twice in the last month.

Video (race starts at 34:30 mins)

Triple Peaks, Havelock North

Dan Jones won in 4:00:09.3. He also beat all the relay teams, including the mountain bike ones. Fiona Hayvice was 2nd woman in 5:46:25.7.


Twilight Track Meet, Newtown Park

Two big fields for the 3000m races helped several club members run fast, including Alastair Richardson ran a huge PB.

Wellington 3000m Champs: Seamus Kane 8:35.78 (1st SM), Malcolm Hodge 8:54.49 (3rd SM), Jack Shaw 9:07.26 (PB), Alastair Richardson 9:09.01 (PB), Alasdair Saunders 9:29.67 (3rd M35), Oliver McLean 9:33.5 (PB), James Richardson 9:34.49, Guy Lees 9:36.28 (2nd M18), Stephen Day 9:37.80, Peter Stevens 9:53.82 (1st M50), Simon Keller 9:56.65, Jamie White 10:01.67, Andrew Kerr 10:15.95, Lucy Fauth 11:20.24 (2nd SW), Floor Kaars Sijpsteijn 11:47.17 (3rd SW), Emily Solsberg 12:02.30 (1st W35), Alice Sowry 12:09.82, Frank Grieve 12:43.35, Naomi Richardson 13:09.18, John Skinnon 14:14.59 (1st M70), Ian Morton 15:13.60 (1st M60).

800m: Harry McLean 2:07.24 (1st), Ayesha Shafi 2:34.95, Phil Sadgrove 2:35.48, Tamara Novak 2:46.10, Danielle Stevens 2:52.69, Frank Grieve 2:53.72, Alice Sowry 2:58.74, Liz Bentley 3:00.61.

200m: Danielle Stevens 29.99, Tamara Novak 30.11.


Virtual Round the Bays

I have not had time to scroll through all these results, but I see Hiro Tanimoto 33:12 won the 10km race and Naomi Richardson 39:18 had an impressive run in the 6.5km run.



We have been remiss in congratulating our new women’s captain Emma Sturmfels. Congratulations, Emma, on the new role. And big thanks to Danielle Trewoon for your contributions in the role.

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