- Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice, Rowan and Andy, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is 500s at 5k pace.
- Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
- Saturday 12.00 noon, walkers will meet before the first race at Dorne Cup and walk the course, Trentham Memorial Park.
- Saturday 12.45pm, Dorne Cup, Trentham Memorial Park. Details below.
- 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 Bert for info, or check Facebook for details.
Irena Szewinska Memorial 2022, Poland
Hamish Carson was 8th in the 1500m in 3:37.73.
- Video (1500m race starts at 44:57)
Southern Sydney 48 Hour Ultra Race
Fiona Hayvice completed 303.607km in 48 hours to be the first female and 3rd overall.
Dorne Cup, 11 June
The second big interclub race of the season is the Dorne Cup in Trentham. This is a mostly flat grassy cross country race run at Trentham Memorial Park. There are a couple of stopbanks, small jumps and stream crossings on each lap. It is one of the best attended and highly-regarded cross country races in NZ.
To get to Trentham Memorial Park, enter from Barton Avenue off Fergusson Drive. Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.
- 12.45pm: 6km, senior and masters women, and 60+ masters men
- 1:20pm: 4km, U20 and U18 men and women
- 1:45pm: 2km, U12 boys and girls
- 2:00pm: 2km, U14 boys and girls
- 2:15pm: 3km, U16 boys and girls
- 2:30pm: 1km, U10 boys and girls
- 2:45pm: 8km, senior men and 35-59 masters men
Any athletes who wish to compete out of grade (for example WU20 competing as Open Women, W35+ competing as Open Women, M50+ competing as Open Men) must declare by email to the Race Director and Daryl Bloomfield by 11 June.
Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, 18 June
One of the big mass participation events in Wellington winds its way around Wellington’s harbour coastline. Participants from the COVID-cancelled 2020 and 2021 events will be transferred to 2022 automatically. This year the half marathon race is also the Athletics Wellington Half Marathon Championship.
Make sure you have entered our team and wear your lion singlet — it’s great publicity and promotion for the club to be visible throughout the race and results. The following people have entered the Wellington Scottish Athletics Club team:
Andrew Kerr, Lindsay Barwick, Niamh Carey, Loretta DeSourdy, Abigail Pitman, Bert Prendergast, Arlene Wong-Tung, Ben Bielski, Willie Stephens, Sophie Whelan, Nick Horspool, Harry Mclean, Oliver Mclean, Gerard Gordon, Luke Norman, Danielle Trewoon, Jasmine Smith, Lindsay Young, Dougal Thorburn, Seamus Kane, Stephen Day, Peter Shaw, Liam Jones, Karl Rudge, Bradley Wong, Stephen Clarke, Hayden Smith, Malcolm Kerr, Iain Shaw, Anna Guy, Karl Jackson, Paul Rodway, Sarah-Grace Breen, Ray Manahan, Jonathan Evans, Ashleigh Wharam, Alice Sowry, Paul Burridge, Emily Solsberg and Megan Ferry.
And then there are a few more of you who have written down different version names of Wellington Scottish on your entry, and so appear to be in a different team — Michele Allison, Valentino Luna Hernandez, Grant McLean, Kasey Mackinnon, Dion Gamperle, Murtesa Hassen. Contact the race organiser if you want to get that changed.
Galashiels Trophy, Novice Cup and Cole Land Cup, 9 July
This is a very popular race for Scottish members. This 4.9k race is run over a variety of terrain, including footpaths/roads, and an uphill bush track.
It is an open handicap race, where runners are assigned a handicap in advance. Slower runners to start first. The race becomes a pursuit, and there is often a large bunch finishing together within only a minute or so. There are two prizes for this race, one for past winners of club trophies (Galashiels), and the other for those who have yet to win one (Novice).
A separate event for race walkers (the Cole Land Cup) is held along the roads to the south. J-teamers have a 2k handicap/scratch race starting just before the 5k event.
Volunteer for WUU2K, 15-17 July
WUU2K weekend is fast approaching, and they are once again in need of many generous volunteers who can help make this an amazing experience. Can you help out?
- registration helpers and course markers on Fri 15 July
- startline helpers, marshals, aid station helpers, TECs, and finish line helpers on Sat 16 July (with a backup rain day this year, on Sun 16 July)
If you’re free and keen they’d love to hear from you – please share your details and availability at the form here: https://forms.gle/RteP2SihZLjRzjYv5
All volunteers are offered discounted merchandise, and discounted WUU/WAI race entries, and are welcome to come along for some drinks at the Volunteers Party (usually the first Sunday after the race weekend at Waitoa Social Club on Victoria St).
Membership levies for 2022-2023
Join the Wellington running and walking club that caters for all abilities and levels. We have membership options to suit your goals. Whether you like to run on roads or prefer trail running we have something for all levels and abilities.
Our standard membership gives runners and walkers the following benefits for a full year:
- Personalised coaching advice for runners of all abilities from one of Wellington Scottish’s qualified and experienced coaches. Our coaches can help you get started in setting a goal and achieving the goal.
- Free entry into the Wellington region’s most iconic interclub running events.
- Friendly club members who will train together with you at your own pace, showing you some of Wellington’s best running routes.
- A guaranteed place in one of the friendly Scottish teams at relay events throughout the year, both in Wellington and for our iconic road relay trip to Akaroa.
- Group speed and technique sessions on the waterfront, at Karori Park and Newtown Athletics Track.
- Free entry to our club races, which are organised during the season, for you to try out competitive running within a friendly, club environment.
- Regular news bulletins with advice, upcoming events and connecting you to local events and other runners.
- Access to our Facebook private discussion group, which connects you to all our club members.
- Membership of Athletics New Zealand.
- Access to Supporters Trust and funding to compete at events if you are an elite athlete.
- Access to our clubrooms. Our recently refurbished clubrooms are conveniently at Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook, with access to off-road parking.