Ben Twyman in Masterton

Welcome to new club members Suleiman Mohamud, Oliver Hercus and Nicholas Cottingham.

This week

  • Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week is a mixture of distances run at 10km pace.
  • Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
  • Saturday, North Island Cross Country Championships, Taupō. You need to register by Tuesday, at the link to participate.
  • 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, 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.


Europejski Festiwal Biegowy Ultra Marathon

Dan Jones finished 6th in the 101km European Festival of Running race in a time of 10:35:26, in Poland


Xterra West Wind

  • Medium course: Alistair Collow 1:30:26, Megan Ferry 1:55:23
  • Short course: Spike Hayvice 37:01


Athletics Masteron Cross Country Race No 5

Ben Twyman won the 6km race in 27:15


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


Support Maria

As some of you may be aware Maria Williams has been selected to compete at the 2022 World Para Triathlon Series in Montreal on the 8 July, a highly prestigious event welcoming the “80 best para triathletes of the world” and a precursor to the Paralympics Triathlon in 2024. Maria and her guide Melissa Moon will be heading off to Canada very soon. Due to the late selection notice, the costs to get to the start line have been substantially more than originally anticipated. Add to that the need to take a guide, which means that it gets a whole lot more expensive than it would be otherwise. Maria has been a committed member of Scottish for many years, with generous guiding support from Melissa, Tricia Sloan and Michele Allison. They have been active in lots of club, inter-club and regional events, in advance of being selected. Maria is a wonderful inspiration to other young visually impaired athletes. With Maria’s “get up and go” attitude we can all be inspired, and Maria’s participation in the event will provide excellent visibility and publicity for the club.

So if you would like to help Maria to ease the fanatical burden, you can make a special tagged donation via the Wellington Scottish Supporters Trust. This allows you to also get a tax deduction on the donation. The account number for a direct bank payment is 38-9006-0470186-00. When making the donation, please add “Maria Williams” in the reference so we can make sure the funds get to her. All donations tagged to Maria will be passed on to her by the trust.

If you would like to learn more about the aims of the trust, and how you might be able to assist, please feel free to contact one of the trustees — James Turner, Glen Wallis or Sharon Wray.

Free singlets

Nicci Coffey has two Scottish singlets to give away — size 10 kids, and adult size small. Contact Nicci at 0211 620 602 if you want them. 

Trivia from Nicholas Bagnall

The person who finished just behind Ruth Croft at Western States (Adam Kimble, 12th male, 13th overall) had finished second behind Valentino Luna-Hernandez in the 2015 Feilding Marathon.

They’re back — Scottish Sweatshirts and Hoodies (fixed link this week!)

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.  

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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