This week

  • Tuesday 6.00 pm, speed session with Alice and Rowan, outside Freyberg Pool. This week’s session is reps at 10k and 5km pace — more details on Facebook.
  • Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
  • Saturday 8.00 am, Rotorua Marathon (incl. NZ Masters Marathon Championship), Rotorua.
  • 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 7.00am, Hutt Marathon also includes a Half Marathon Run and Walk, 10km, 5km and Cool Kids Kilometre (incl. Wellington Marathon Championship), Petone Rugby League McEwan Park, Marine Parade, Petone.
  • 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.


Dunedin Marathon

Good representation for the club down south. Alastair Richardson was 4th in 02:53:41, and Geoff Ferry ran 03:16:23.


Sunshine Coast Ironman 70.3

Some very impressive results from Mooloolaba, Queensland: Tanya Lavington 5:12:22 (3rd W55), Dean Galt 4:17:08 and Janine Sharma 5:14:52.


Shirley Barton Trophy and Ballantyne Cup

Danielle Stevens obliterated her handicap time to win the Shirley Barton Trophy. She was followed in by four other women who were also under handicap — Emma Jackson, Bex Hutchinson, Sophie Whelan and Alice Sowry. Ballantyne Cup winner Jorge Murcia was one of two men to beat the handicapper, just a few seconds ahead of Hayden Smith.

Full results and race report below

Coming up  

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

The Hutt Marathon is the Hutt Valley’s premier running and walking event. A flat and scenic course along both sides of the Hutt River. With plenty to choose from — including a 5km fun run, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and the Cool Kid’s Kilometre — this event offers something for everyone. regardless of speed, age and ability. Medals for all finishers.


Wellington Race Walking Championships, 25 September, Te Marua

The Athletics Wellington Race Walking Championships will be held on Sunday, 25 September 2022, on a measured course on the Twin Lakes access road at Te Marua, Upper Hutt. Trentham United Harriers & Walkers and Wellington clubs are jointly hosting the event.

There are Championship, A Grade and non-Championship B Grade races. Only registered financial members of Wellington Centre clubs can be placed in the championships, but visiting walkers may enter the A Grade races.

Race details

NZ Road Relays, 1 October

If you want to go, and you have not let Alistair know please contact him this week. We need to submit teams at the end of the week. Email Alistair Collow.

Bernie Portenski Memorial Cup, 14 October

The Bernie Portenski Memorial Cup in Titahi Bay is a 9.1km handicapped race over road, beach and trails to celebrate the end of the harrier season and to commemorate Bernie Portenski. The overall winner on handicap will hold the Bernie Portenski Memorial Trophy for a year. Scottish members also compete on handicap for the Baudinet Cup and Ladies Open Handicap Cup.

Race details



Going to National Road Relays and need a singlet? Please organise this before the trip — Heather Walker won’t have spare singlets in Christchurch. Contact Heather by email or 021 583 716

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.

Run4Reef – the world’s greatest race against time

Climate change has already caused unprecedented devastation to precious oceanic ecosystems worldwide. Run4Reef is a new global movement created to benefit the Great Barrier Reef and local conservation initiatives by WWF New Zealand. Happening on Sunday, 16 October, across 23 locations in Australia and New Zealand, including here on Wellington’s waterfront, Run4Reef aims to bring together 100,000 participants of all ages and abilities. You can sprint, jog or walk, either 10km, 5km or 1km for kids. There’s a distance for everyone, so no excuse for not getting involved. Plus, there are prize money, an electric vehicle and trips to the Great Barrier Reef up for grabs.

So, why not gather the whānau, neighbours, and your work colleagues and sign-up for your and your loved ones’ health and the health of our planet. Contact Fiona Hayvice for more information.

World Cross Country Championships, Bathurst 2023

For the first time since Auckland in 1988, the World XC Champs will be held in Australasia, and this may be a unique opportunity to see all the world’s top athletes in action. On Saturday18 February 2023, the champs will be held at Bathurst, NSW, on parts of the famous Mt. Panorama motor racing circuit. There should be full NZ teams participating, hopefully including Scottish members and attempts are being made to have some of the World Champion 1975 NZ team attending as supporters. Already other supporters have made bookings — including Todd and Alan Stevens. For any further information, contact Alan.

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