This week

  • Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is 1km reps at 10km pace.
  • Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
  • Saturday 2.00 pm, our friendly club pack runs, leaving from our clubhouse at Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook.
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Wellington Marathon race pack pick-up, Gazley Volkswagen, 38 Kent Tce.
  • Sunday 7:00am, Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, Sky Stadium (details below).


2022 IAU 100k World Championships team selection

Congratulations to Mel Aitken and Fiona Hayvice who have selected to represent New Zealand at the 2022 IAU 100k World Championships which are going to be held in Berlin Germany on 27 August.

Athletics NZ team announcement

Dorne Cup

I wasn’t there but I hear it was a little bit muddy on Saturday in Trentham. Scottish had 66 runners out enjoying the race. Seamus Kane, Hiro Tanimoto and Jack Shaw returned to the podium. Mark Moore and Simon Keller had big runs. Heather Walker continued her stong form, as did Genevieve Coffey. Alice Sowry and Lindsay Young looked like they had good results too.


Sharon Wray’s photos

New Plymouth Race Walk

Three of our walkers went up to New Plymouth at the weekend for a 10k walking race.

Arlene Wong Tung 1h 15m

Helen Willis 1h 18m

Daphne Jones 1h 22m

Daphne won the sealed handicap

ACM XC Race 4

Ben Twyman won Race 4 of Athletics Masterton’s XC series.


Xterra Woolshed Run, Belmont

  • Long course: Charlie Hulley 1:48:20
  • Medium course: Alistair Collow 1:44:58
  • Short course: Spike Hayvice won in 34:46


Results I missed last week

  • Josefa Odlozil Memorial, World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Meeting, Juliska Stadium, Prague, 6 June: Hamish Carson 1500m 3:38.97 (4).
  • 57th International Pentecost Sport Meeting, Rehlingen, 5 June: James Preston 800m 1:47.79. 

Coming up

Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, 19 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.

Key times


  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Race pack pick-up from Gazley Volkswagen, 38 Kent Tce


  • 6:00am Stadium opens
  • 7:00am Start of Marathon Walk
  • 7:30am start of Marathon Run
  • 8:45am start of Half Marathon Run and Walk
  • 9:15am start of 10km Run and Walk
  • 9:30am Kids Magic Mile
  • 11:00am Kids Magic Mile prizegiving
  • 1:30pm Prizegiving for 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon.

Race details

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.

Race details

Wellington Cross Country Championships, 17 July

The last local cross country race of the season takes place at Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt. Adults have the choice of a 5km or 10km race over grassy fields, and undulating climbs.



They’re back — Scottish Sweatshirts and Hoodies

From Heather: I’ve had a few requests for the infamous yellow Scottish sweatshirts /hoodies, so I’ll organise another run of these. These will only be made to order — they won’t be kept in stock. So, if you’d like one, please email Heather with the size and style before MONDAY 4 JULY.  

You don’t need to pay when you order as we won’t know the price until orders are all in (see ‘cost’ below) – payment will be due before delivery, however. 

All going well, orders will be delivered mid/late July – but, it will depend on the supply of the sweatshirts.

STYLE —  — and search Supply hood/crew neck

COST — The cost will depend on the numbers ordered. The more orders there are (of the same style/size), the less each one will cost.  

If you order, please be prepared to pay the maximum — but you will only be charged the actual cost (clothing item + printing), which could be less.  

For adults:

  • the maximum cost for hoodies will be about $70, but may drop (probably the lowest it will drop is $50)
  • the maximum cost for sweatshirts will be about $65, as above, this may drop (probably the lowest it will drop is $50) 

For children/youth sizes

  • the maximum cost for hoodies will be about $50, but may drop by $5-8 (down to $42 at the lowest)
  • the maximum cost for sweatshirts will be about $45 — again, prices may drop $5-8 (down to $37 at the lowest)

SIZE —  — and search Supply hood/crew neck.  

On the page with the product you would like, click ‘size guide’ next to the sizes (on the right).  This will display measurements.  

If you are a very small adult, check out the youth sizes.

Note, sizes might vary by up to 2.5 cm from those given.

Available to order — 

  • Children’s sweatshirts or hoodies – sizes 2, 4, 6
  • Youth sweatshirts or hoodies – sizes 8, 10, 12
  • Men’shoodies only – (they are unisex) – sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Men’s sweatshirts – sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Women’s sweatshirts – sizes XS, S, M, L XL, XXL

If you can’t find the style or sizes, or need help, let Heather know.

Please remember — orders will close end of the day Monday 4 JULY.  

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?

They’re after:

  • 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:

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.

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