Welcome to new club members Caitlyn Pepperill, Jorge Murcia and Nathaneal Milstead.

This week

  • Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week we have a 2km/1km combo.
  • Saturday 8.00 am, Karori Park speed workout — contact our club captains Emma and Bert for info, or check Facebook for details. 8.00 am warm-up for an 8.30 am start. All speeds and interests are welcome.
  • Saturday 2.00 pm, the first of our friendly club pack runs, leaving from our clubhouse at Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook.
  • 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.
  • Sunday 9:00am, Xterra West Wind, Meridian Wind Farm, Makara.


Snell, Walker, Preston

Kladno Hazia Kladenske Memorial, Kladno, 14 June: James Preston 800m 1:45.37 PB (1st), elevates him from ninth to third behind Sir Peter Snell and Sir John Walker on the New Zealand all-time list.

Then at the Merck-Laufgala, Pfungstadt, 18 June: James Preston, 800m, 1:45.30 PB (4th). He betters his PB for the second time in four days.

World Athletics Diamond League, Stade Charlety, Paris

Hamish Carson ran 13:23.37 for 9th place in the 5000m.

Race video

Wellington Marathon

So many people running (despite the weather). Apologies if I missed your name in my scan through the thousands of other names.

Marathon: Sam McCutcheon 2:30:09 (1st), Gordon Pal 3:19:44, Nicholas Bagnall 3:19:47, Julian Matthew 3:23:04 (big PB), Floor Kaars 3:24:17, Emily Solsberg 3:40:17, Lulu Lloyd Jones 4:01:10. 

Half Marathon Run: Hiro Tanimoto 1:08:19, Ewan Sinclair 1:12:18, Simon Keller 1:16:55, Dougal Thorburn 1:17:30, Liam Jones 1:18:06 (big PB), Hannah Millar 1:18:08 (2nd), Dion Gamperle 1:21:07, Andrew Kerr 1:20:31, Emma Perron 1:20:38, Mel Brandon 1:21:38, Mel Aitken 1:22:42, Valentino Luna Hernandez 1:23:53, Karl Jackson 1:24:00 (5min PB), Brad Wong 1:24:13, Charlie Hulley 1:26:44, Gerard Gordon 1:27:27, Daniel Goldsworthy 1:27:45, Sophie Whelan 1:29:23 (PB and top 40 in NZ for the year), Lucy Fauth 1:29:41 (PB and top 40 in NZ for the year), Sarah-Grace Breen 1:34:40, Ben Bielski 1:34:41, Alistair Richardson 1:36:40, Kasey MacKinnon 1:36:41, Ashleigh Wharam 1:36:41, Michael Cummins 1:36:45, Dean Galt 1:38:03, Peter Shaw 1:40:21, Mal Kerr 1:41:53, Megan Ferry 2:11:33.

Half Marathon Walk: Terri Grimmett 2:34:31.

10km Run: Seamus Kane 31:41 (1st), Nick Horspool 32:28 (2nd), Jack Shaw 32:34 (3rd and big PB), Harry Mclean 33:16 (PB), Grant McLean 37:27, Genevieve Coffey 38:10 (3rd), Hayden Smith 39:19, Lindsay Barwick 39:54, Ali Campbell 44:26, Jaime Vessiot 44:27 (big PB), Alistair Collow 47:41, Bert Prendergast 47:57, Jasmine Smith 47:57 Emma Sturmfels 50:32.

10km walk: Jacqueline Wilson 1:08:42 (1st), Ian Morton 1:10:45 (3rd), Arlene Wong-Tung 1:14:37, Daphne Jones 1:21:19.

Coming up

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.


NZ Cross Country Champs, 30 July, Taupō

Let us know if you would like to join us for a trip to Taupō for the NZ Cross Country Champs. The cross country championships bring together the best distance runners in NZ — but they are also a great opportunity for a club weekend away with runners or all speeds and ambitions.

Spa Park, with its rolling hills, geothermal scenery, hotpools and fast-draining volcanic soil, is one of the best cross country courses in NZ. And Taupō is a great venue for a club weekend away.

Contact Stephen


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 — https://www.ascolour.co.nz/  — 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 — https://www.ascolour.co.nz/  — 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: 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.

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