Welcome to new club member Tamara Novak.
It’s the Agency Group 10000m festival this week. If you’re running, don’t forget to bring a friend to be a lap counter for you, and if you’re spectating, bring some money to enjoy the food and refreshments.
- Tuesday 6.00 pm, track session with Andy, Alice and Rowan, Newtown Park. Tomorrow’s session is 3 sets of 4/5 by 300m. First set at 3km pace, 2nd set at 1500m pace, 3rd set quicker again.
- Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
- Saturday 2.15pm onward, the Agency Group 10000m Festival. Newtown Park
- 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.
Twilight track meet
Michele Allison set a new Wellington W65 record for 3000m of 12:32.08. Other runners competing were Bert Prendergast 9:26.62 and Ben Bielski 9:29.75, both in the 3000m, and Andrew Kerr ran 2:25.03 for the 800m.
Remutaka Rail Trail Run and Walk
Half Marathon: Denis McCarthy 1:33:52, Sam Ellison 1:34:37, Emily Solsberg 1:43:03 (2nd), Tanya Lavington 1:47:00.
Lochmara Half Marathon
Malcolm Kerr ran 1.50.08, while Isabel Bridgman, Lulu Lloyd Jones, Alice Sowry, Danielle Stevens all ran the same time of 2.41.15. I also note ex-members James Parsons and Jo Badham among the results.
Central League Teams Meet, Palmerston North
Suleiman Mohamud ran 10:00.69 in the 3000m. Ben Brunner ran 4:01.51 in the 1500m
Nippon Sports Science University Track Meet.
10000m: in heat 1 Hiro Tanimoto ran 30:18.46 and placed 2nd.
Kapiti Half Marathon
Mel Aitken 1:27:09 (1st), Sophie Whelan 1:33:23 (4th)
Twilight Track Meets
Scottish is again organising 5 twilight track meetings over the course of the summer. The next meets are Wednesday 23 November and Wednesday 14 December.
These are really fun, low-key events, open to anyone who wants to try out track racing or sharpen up for other events — it would be great to see a good Scottish turnout to support the event.
Without volunteers, these events do not happen — Andy Ford is looking for help on the night with jobs including a starter (training provided!) and finish recorder. Could you let Andy know if you can help at any of the events?
The Agency Group 10000m Festival, 19 November
The Wellington 10,000m Festival is the most popular set of 10,000m races in New Zealand. For the last four years, this has been a night of PBs for athletes of all speeds — 40 percent of athletes finished with a new best time.
We are very excited to announce that in 2022 we will be hosting the Athletics New Zealand 10,000m Championships for men and women across two separate races. Combined with this, are a number of new initiatives to enhance your running experience and create an incredible atmosphere for participants and spectators.
As always, we will host a number of 10,000m races, and all will have packs of many different speeds to drag you to your new PB. Races are open to men and women of all age grades.
If you can help on the day, please let Andrew know.
NZ Masters Track and Field Championships, 2-4 December
The NZ Masters Athletics Championships are being hosted by Wellington Masters at Newtown Park during 2-4 December. Standard entries for these championships close this week, on 11 November, and late entries close on 18 November.
WAI Run Fest, 10 December
The WAI Run Fest is a Wairarapa running festival from the organisers of the WUU2K. The WAI2K courses (46km, 60km, 80km and 100km) start in Featherston and are described as tough physical and mental challenges. This year three new events have been added (Mt Climbie repeats, 24km and 12km). These three all take place in the Tunnel Gully Recreation Area, Upper Hutt, which is where all the events finish. For younger members, U18s can enter the 12km with parental/supervisor permission.
Scottish Night of Miles, December 17
The Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles is a unique event full of Christmas fun that is taking place at Newtown Park on Saturday, 17 December and features races over the rarely run distance of one mile.
Each year we collect donations ($5 suggested) from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. 2022’s charity is the Wellington City Mission.
We are also grateful to our event sponsor, Lifestyle Sports, who are a long-standing supporter of Scottish Athletics and one of the premier retailers of running kit within the region.
The programme consists of a mix of children’s, senior elite and fun social events. There are several different mile races, including elite men’s and women’s races and an all-comers mile that anyone can participate in (including Father Christmas).
Further details about entries for the competitive races and the race schedule will be available shortly, but the afternoon will broadly run as follows:
- Doors Open 3pm
- Competitive races from 4pm
- Kids races around 4.30pm
- All-comers race against Santa 5.15pm
- Mile relay 5.30pm
Meeting to assess the impact of the Cross Country and Road Season, 22 November
Athletics Wellington invites people to join a Zoom call for a discussion on how the cross-country and road section of our sport can make an Impact on Athletics Wellington’s growth and engagement in the community. Time: Tuesday, November 22, 07:00 pm.
World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships – Torun, Poland
Are you interested in joining Peter and Todd Stevens, and some other Wellington masters, for a trip to the World Masters Indoor Champs, which are in Poland at the end of March 2023? The Champs are open to all abilities for people aged 35+. Also included in the schedule are some outdoor events: 8km cross country; a 10km road race, and a half marathon. Good times, great banter and a fantastic experience in a beautiful city are guaranteed! Get in contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Missed ordering a long sleeve Scottish t-shirt?
Orders are open again, for both children’s and adult’s sizes. The shirts are black, long sleeve, with a small white Scottish logo on the front.
Product details here: http://www.cloke.co.nz/product/cloke/slm-adults-stadium-ls-tee/
The cost will be approx $30.
Orders will close Friday 18 November, with delivery in early December (all going well).