Welcome to new club member Jonas Lehmann.
- Tuesday 6.00 pm, track session with Andy, Alice and Rowan, Newtown Park.
- Wednesday 6.00pm, Twilight Track Meet, Newtown Park, see below for details.
- Friday 12.27 pm, Kupe Run, a chatty pre-weekend run from the Kupe statue on the waterfront.
- Saturday 8.30 am, speed sessions at the track. Newtown Park. Contact our club captains, Emma and Bert, or check Facebook for details.
- Saturday, Central League Meet #3, Masterton. If you want to compete, please let Michael Wray know by Wednesday.
- Saturday 2.00pm, Summer Saturday afternoon run and walks, Wadestown Library
- 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.
Dan Jones (2:26:30) and Hiro Tanimoto (2:32:05) finished 1st and 2nd, respectively. Connor Gavin (3:41:54) and Alice Sowry (3:45:58) completed their marathon debuts. Hannah Stephen ran 04:05:04, and Brett Hawthorne finished in 04:18:01. Alex Woods ran 45:31 for the 10km.
Agency Group 10000m Festival
41 Scottish runners took part, plus a huge number more of volunteers and officials from the club participating too. Massive congratulations to Nick Horspool, Mark Moore and Andrew Wharton for organising and coordinating the whole event – including the Athletics NZ national champs, as well as the national masters champs and the Wellington champs.
Gold — her fourth national title this year — to Hannah Miller. And her first time racing in a Scottish singlet in front of a home crowd. And she picked up a qualifying time of 34:25.26 for selection to the World Cross Country Champs in Australia next year. There were many other PBs throughout the field, too — I have yet to have a full report, but I know there were big personal bests to Ben Bielski 33:27.46 and Megan Ferry 58:15.05.
- Athletics NZ write-up
- NZ Masters results
- Sharon’s photos: elite men, elite women, A race, B race vol 1, B race vol 2
Round 1 of the Barefoot Triathlon Series
The triathlon became a duathlon – the swim in Pauatahnaui inlet was cancelled due to all the stormwater runoff. Distances officially 5km run/40k bike/10k run. James Turner’s garmin says they were actually 5.1k/36.9k/10.3k.
Lucas Duross won the overall tri champs. Danielle Trewoon won the women’s overall just ahead of Sierra Ryland. Claire Jennings won the women’s supervet (age 55+). James Turner won the men’s supervet (he says despite all the cramping!). Gerard Gordon was silver in the men’s vet (40-54). Ben Twyman was 6th overall. Paul Rodway was 1st M70.
Tinman National Tri Champs, Mt Maunganui
Michelle Allison was champion in the 65-69 age group in 2:38, which would have won the 55-59 and 60-64 age groups too! Maria Williams won the PTV1 New Zealand Para Triathlon Champs.
Kapiti Half Marathon
Apologies — last week, mistakenly, I published the 2021 Kapiti Half Marathon results instead of the 2022 results. I have searched and can’t find this year’s results. Congrats to everyone who ran it, though.
Saturday Summer afternoon runs and walks
This Saturday, we have another Summer Saturday afternoon run and walks that will suit those who prefer a slower pace. Meet at the Wadestown Library (corner of Moorhouse St and Lennel Rd) at 2:00pm. We expect to be out for about one hour or so. Bernice has kindly offered to provide tea/coffee at her place afterwards. All are welcome.
Twilight Track Meets
Scottish is again organising 5 twilight track meetings over the course of the summer. The next meeting is on Wednesday, schedule as follows:
- 6.15 – 100m
- 6.30 – 5000m
- 6.55 – 200m
- 7.10 – 1500m
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. Let Andy know if you can help at any of the events.
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, 17 December
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
Found: Kids size 14 Scottish Harriers retro hoodie found at Newtown Park. Currently secured in the Results Room. Contact Marshall at email@example.com if it is yours.