Remember to get your registration in for NZ Road Relays by Wednesday.

This week

  • Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool — more details on Facebook.
  • Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
  • Saturday 10:00 am, 2022 Athletics NZ Connections Conference, New Zealand Campus of Innovation & Sport (NZCIS), Upper Hutt
  • Saturday 2.00 pm, our friendly club pack runs and walks, leaving from our clubhouse at Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook. The walkers will be there and invite any runners not running at the NZ champs to join them for either a walk or run.
  • Sunday from 8.00 am onwards, NZ Road Running and Walking Championships, New Zealand Campus of Innovation & Sport (NZCIS), Upper Hutt (seniors race at 2pm).


IAU World 100km Championships, Germany

Mel Aitken, 8:46:54, and Fiona Hayvice, 9:13:17 (PB), helped the NZ team to 13th place at the World Championship.


Clyde to Alexandra 10km

Hannah Miller won this race in 34:50 – the 3rd fastest time by a NZer this year.


Wellington Winter Series Championship

The Athletics Wellington series is based on your results across the four individual interclub races during the season — Vosseler Shield, Dorne Cup, Wellington Cross Country Champs, and Wellington Road Champs.

Placegetters include Lucy Fauth 3rd senior woman, Heather Walker 1st W50 and undefeated all season, Loretta DeSourdy 2nd W65, Michele Allison 3rd W65, Pam Graham 1st W70, Hiro Tanimoto 1st M35 and undefeated all season, Simon Keller 2nd M35, Peter Stevens 1st M50, Chris Harp 2nd M65, Jonathon Harper 2nd M70, and Paul Rodway 3rd M70.

Lulu Lloyd Jones and Alice Sowry both finished in the top ten, tying for 9th place on 267 points. Ben Bielski (272 points) had to run a PB in the last race to stay ahead of Captain Bert Prendergast (269 points). Juliet Street ran a consistent series to finish 5th W10.


Mt Maunganui Half Marathon

Christine Jones came 3rd in her age group, running 2.00.08.


Coming up  

NZ Road Running Champs, Trentham, 4 September

The New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport (NZCIS) in Upper Hutt is the setting for the 2022 New Zealand Road Championships on Sunday 4 September. Athletics’s NZ lists seven reasons to attend this year’s event.

More importantly, there are plenty of Scottish competitors to cheer for, including Michele Allison, Nicholas Bagnall, Ben Bielski, Mel Brandon, Sarah Grace-Breen, Amanda Broughton, Ben Brunner, Stephen Day, Lucy Fauth, Andy Ford, Better Harp, Chris Harp, Jonathon Harper, Malcolm Hodge, Nick Horspool, Daniel Jones, Simon Keller, Andrew Kerr, David Kettles, Kasey MacKinnon, Sam McCutcheon, Grant McLean, Harry McLean, Hannah Miller, Mark Moore, Jorge Murcia, Emma Perron, Bert Prendergast, James Richardson, Phil Sadgrove, Alasdair Saunders, Ayesha Shafi, Emily Solsberg, Alice Sowry, Danielle Stevens, Peter Stevens, Todd Stevens, Hiro Tanimoto, Ben Twyman, Heather Walker, and Brad Wong (and probably some I missed when scanning the list, sorry).

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 course in Miramar.

Race details

Race preview (below).

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

If you have not 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. Medals 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 this week 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.



Someone left a pair of raybans in the front of Don Dalgliesh’s van at the Needle Relay. If they’re yours, please get in touch with Don to get them back.

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):

How to Run After Having a Baby — Sparkle Fitness Online Masterclass

If you’ve had a baby in the last year or are pregnant, then this online workshop is for you.

It is free and full of all the information you need about either returning to running or starting a running programme after having a baby. Sierra will cover:

  • A suggested time frame for when to start running
  • How pregnancy, birth and running affect your pelvic floor (and why your pelvic floor is so important)
  • An overview of the training components (spoiler alert – it is not just about running!)
  • How to run if you are breastfeeding and running with a stroller.

The workshop will be on Thursday, 15 September, at 7:30pm. Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

There will be a recording made available the following day, but you must register in order to receive it.

You are also welcome to ask any questions, and Sierra will leave time at the end of the workshop for questions.

Fundraising: Help Fi Fly (NZ flag at 2022 100km World Champs)

Fiona (Fi) Hayvice ran for New Zealand at the 2022 100km World Championships in Berlin on 27 August. To represent NZ at these World Championships, athletes must cover all costs. Fi has set up a give-a-little page ). If you’re in a position to assist, she’d be exceedingly grateful.

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