It’s the last few days to join to rejoin Scottish at the reduced rate of $165. You have until Sunday to sign up. After that, an adult membership returns to its standard price of $185.

This week

  • Tuesday 5.45 pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Macs Brewery.
  • Wednesday 6.00 pm, track session with AndyAlice and Rowan, Newtown Park.
  • 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 Newtown Park and Karori Park. Contact our club captains, Emma and Bert, or check Facebook for details.
  • Saturday, NZ Mountain Running Championships, Mt Maunganui/ Mauao
  • Saturday 2.30 pm, Track and Field Summer Series No. 2, Masterton
  • Sunday 8.30 am, Honest Ten, outside Freyberg Pool. See below for details and to sign up for a Scottish team


Wellington 3000m Champs and Twilight Meet

The 3000m champs saw the return of Michael Wray (or at least a guest appearance). It also saw some close running among the 10-minute pack, with Andrew Wharton, Simon Keller, Emma Perron, Andrew Kerr and Grant McLean all within a few seconds of each other.

800m: Janine Sharma 2:50.96, Alice Sowry 2:52.09.

3000m: Malcolm Hodge, 8:59.59 (2nd SM), Alasdair Saunders, 9:43.02 (2nd M35), Andrew Wharton, 9:52.60 (3rd M35), Keller, Simon 9:55.81 , Perron, Emma 9:59.09 9:59.10 (1st SW), Kerr, Andrew 10:00.12 (1st M50), McLean, Grant 10:15.94 (2nd M50), Murcia Robles, Jorge Leo 10:40.54 , McCarthy, Denis 10:53.40, Shafi, Ayesha 11:23.51 (1st W35), Howard, Chris 11:01.30, Kaars Sijpesteijn, Floor 11:41.30 (3rd SW), Solsberg, Emily 11:45.73 (2nd W35), Novak, Tamara 11:46.61 (3rd SW), Sadgrove, Phil 11:51.29 (1st M60), Dryden, Guy 11:55.12, Grieve, Frank 11:57.81, Wray, Michael 12:07.13, Bassett, Emma 12:09.53 (3rd W35), Sowry, Alice 12:20.12, Sharma, Janine 12:38.10, Harp, Betty 13:05.37 (1st W60), Harp, Chris 13:17.50 (2nd M60), Morton, Ian 15:03.67 (3rd M60), Ferry, Megan 15:21.72.


Waterfront 5km

Ben Twyman 16:23, Jorge Leonardo Murcia Robles 18:38, Amy Frankland 0:19:17, Chris Howard 20:39, Darshna Govind 21:08, Michael Cummins 21:36, Kasey Mackinnon 21:38, Matyas James 21:50




A big welcome to new members Isla Turner-Holmes, David Hosking, Arlette Schramm, Michelle Ashley, Brad Anderson, Kirsty Burnett, Leah Holden, Liam O’Neill, Lance Walker, Matthew Murdoch, Ariana Huynh and Kyle Malone.

Rejoin Scottish now and save

Until Sunday 19 March joining Scottish will be discounted to $165, join again for another exciting season here.

Coming up

Honest Ten 100th Anniversary, 19 March

The 100th Honest 10k will be run on 19 March and to help celebrate WHAC is including a team competition at a discounted entry fee. Register your team of 10 online with a team name and entrants. $5 per registered runner with a maximum of five senior men. The combined time will be calculated with prizes for the winning team.

Participants can enter both online or on the day. WHAC will also have some spot prizes. WHAC will donate 50% of the proceeds to Wellington Free Ambulance. Honest 10k is a fast and accurate course with pacers, photos and refreshments.

We have 39 people from Scottish interested in being part of a team so far. If you want to run, please add your name to this spreadsheet. We just need one more name for our fourth team. So, if you’re keen please let us know.

Centennial Cup, 25 March

This is a flat 5km club race along the south coast waterfront, starting at Island Bay. This the traditional opening race of the season where members will compete for the Centennial Cup. It is a sealed handicap event where our handicapper has estimated your time over 5km to determine your handicap. Everyone starts together and the finishing times are adjusted by your handicap to determine your net time and the overall winner of the Cup. We meet beforehand at St Hilda’s Church, 311 The Parade, to store gear. Then we return afterwards for afternoon tea.


Carrot Cake at Centennial Cup 2022
The carrot cake at last year’s Centennial Cup was gigantic.

Last Chance Meet, 25 March

The 2023 Last Chance Meet at Newtown Park will include 300 metres hurdles, 2000 metres steeplechase, 3000 metres track walk and pole vault 


Club Annual General Meeting, 27 March

We will be holding our AGM on 27 March at 7pm, using the Cricket Club Rooms at Anderson Park in the Botanical Gardens and will offer a Zoom link for remote attendance closer to the time. Michael, Marshall and Sharon are all standing down and we need new people on the management committee.

We are now calling for candidates for the office-holders that we will elect for the new committee to take office after the AGM. Those who wish to be candidates should fill in a short candidate declaration form here. This declaration process is to meet requirements under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022.

Scottish Mountain Running Champs, 1 April

What better way to celebrate April Fools Day.

This race celebrates the club’s rich history in Mountain running. Scottish have had several members represent New Zealand, including  2-times World Champion Melissa Moon. Race HQ is the Huntleigh Park Girl Guides Centre. The race has 3 options you can choose from. Very rough approximate distances are Short: 3-4km, Medium: 5-6km, Long 7-8km. All  3 options head across Huntleigh Park and turn left up a short steep road to join the Silversky Track. This is a single-lane track that you continue running until it meets the Skyline Track. For the walkers, there are lots of options both flat and hilly for a pack walk. For the J team, we can set up a cross-country run in the park and some tracks around the Guide Hall.


NZ Marathon Champs, Christchurch Marathon, 16 April

Based now within Hagley Park, the famously flat, fast and scenic route will condense itself to a more central city vibe. Gone is the rough redzone, replaced with more spectator opportunities and more iconic landmarks as Christs College, Canterbury Museum and Cambridge Terrace are added to traditional highlights such as Hagley Park, Oxford Terrace and the Avon River. The course revolves around a new Hagley Park HQ, with all races starting and finishing beside the Armagh Street gates. The route is a 10.5k lap, with options including a Quarter Marathon (one lap), Half Marathon (two laps) and Full Marathon (four laps).

Race information and entries

Shaw Baton Relays, 29 April

Relays are the best part of the season, and the first interclub relays of the season are the historic Shaw Baton Relays at Battle Hill, Puatahanui. Teams of four each do a 2km cross-country lap on grass and gravel tracks, mostly flat to undulating with one sharp uphill and downhill. Log jumps and a water jump. The Shaw Baton Relay was started as an Olympic Harriers club race in 1923, and became an annual Wellington interclub event in 1929. Since 1954 it has been run as the first interclub event of the year. There are teams for everyone, social and competitive runners alike. It’s a great way to meet and remet people in the club and in other clubs. Let your club captains, Emma and Bert, know if you want to be in a team.

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