Remember to get your entry in NZ Road Champs and your registration in for NZ Road Relays

This week

  • Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session prepares you for to a relays and is a mix of 500m and 1500m reps — more details on Facebook.
  • Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
  • Saturday, IAU 100km World Championships (Mel Aitken and Fiona Hayvice), Berlin
  • Saturday 8.00 am, Karori Park speed workout — contact our club captains Emma and Bert, 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, or check Facebook for details.


New Zealand Mountain Running Championships

David Kettles won the NZ Mountain Running M50 title in Queenstown, completing his 5.8km (and 460m of ascent) in just under half an hour.


Wellington Road Running Championships

84 Scottish runners took part and there were lots of impressive performances from people in the changing weather — sunshine for some and downpour for others.

Karori Park might be the field of dreams, but Reservoir Rd was the field of PBs for Simon Keller, Sophie Whelan, Connor Gavin, Jorge Murcia, Genevieve Coffey, Charlie Hüllêy, Harry McLean, Alice Sowry, Floor Kaars Sijpesteijn, Ben Bielski, Nicholas Bagnall, and Karl Jackson (and more?).

Within 5 minutes of finishing, the debates about relay teams had started. Remember you can book your place in a team to Akaroa here.

Bath Two Tunnels Marathon

Emma Bassett was 2nd in 4:10:44 and Chris Howard was 3rd masters runner in 3:54:46.


Mukamuka Munter

I missed a couple of Mukamuka Munter results last week — notably, Bex Hutchinson was 2nd in 3:32.29, and Mel Brandon was not far behind in 3:36.43


Coming up  

NZ Road Running Champs, Trentham, 4 September

Entries for the NZ Road Champs, which Wellington is hosting at Heretaunga on 4 September, close on 28 August.

The entry fee for members of Athletics Wellington clubs is reduced to $20. When entering, members are asked to “Enter a Pin Code”. Here are the codes which members need to enter:

  • U14 = $10 off pin code WGTC1
  • U16,18, 20 = $20 off pin code WGTC2
  • U23 = $25 off pin code WGTC3
  • Seniors + Masters 35-64 = $35 off pin code WGTC4
  • Masters 65+ = $20 off pin code WGTC5

The discounted entry fee is only available to members of Athletics Wellington clubs.

Ballantyne Cup and Shirley Barton Trophy, Miramar Tennis Club, 10 September

The Ballantyne Cup (men) and Shirley Barton Trophy (women) are the club’s most long-standing and arguably most prestigious Scottish trophies. This will be the 100th anniversary of the event (after it was COVID-cancelled last year), and to celebrate, we are trialling a new flat and fast course in Miramar. Keep an eye out for details next week. In the meantime, start preparing your 100th Anniversary outfit.

Hutt Marathon (including the Wellington Marathon Championship), 18 September

If you haven’t already registered get in before the late entry fee kicks in on 6 September. The marathon is the Wellington centre champs.

There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, male and female runners and walkers for the half marathon
and 10km of $200 first, $100 second and $50 third. Marathon runners only. In addition, there is a 5km fun run and cool kids kilometre. Medal for all finishers. Register on and follow on Facebook Hutt marathon group.


NZ Road Relays, 1 October

We now have 79 people registered for Road Relays in Christchurch. Please register in the next 2 weeks if you want to come. Sign up and spread the word ($160 for runners, $120 for supporters — Date: 30 September to 2 October 2022).

Register by: 31 August 2022

For those that have not been before, this is by far the largest club away trip of the year (with upwards of 100+ club members going). There is a mixture of competitive and social relay teams, with distances of approx. 6.5km or 10km. And as always, there will be a big celebration dinner/drinks on Saturday night.

All the information you need at this stage is in the registration form.

If you have any questions, please email Alistair Collow.


Scottish Clothing

If you’re after Scottish clothing (maybe you’re heading to Chch), there are a few Scottish centenary t-shirts and polos, and a few Scottish tracksuit tops, plus a good range of singlets available.  (Sweatshirts are only available on order — and a recent order just completed). Please contact Heather well in advance (not as you’re packing your bag):

Scottish long sleeve shirts

From Lindsay: Kia ora e te whānau,
The final vote re: non-uniform branded gear is here, so cast the final vote wisely!
We’ve got our design, now we just need to confirm the shirt it’ll be going onto.
There are two options and the difference may seem negligible but I wanted to make sure we put it out there for a vote.
Please cast your vote in the Facebook group by end of day  Thursday 25 August.

The Stadium Series features functional stretch fabric which combines freedom of movement, moisture management and UV protection. Super comfortable to boot.
– 150gsm 90% polyester, 10% elastane performance fabric
– Quick dry, breathable, sweat wicking, anti-snag
– Very colourfast
– Wear as a base layer or on its own
Sizes S – 3XL, 5XL
Cost – $19.50 + GST

100% Polyester, 160gsm pique knit fabric
Podium Cool™ moisture wicking fabric designed to help keep you cool and dry
Complies with standard AS/NZS 4399:1996 and AS/NZS 4399:2017 for UPF protection
Easy care fabric, quick drying
Urban Fit
Sizes S – 5XL (adult) and 04 – 14 (kids)
Cost – $16.50 + GST (adults) and $14.85 + GST (kids)

NOTE: The above prices don’t include screen printing, which is $3 – $10 per shirt depending on the order size. There will also be a design print set up cost of approx. $70 (one time), which we would spread across the orders.

Keep in touch with the club

J Team at Wellington Road Champs 2022
J Team at Wellington Road Champs 2022 — all the emotions!