Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

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Scottish Night of Miles

14 December 2019, Newtown Park

The LIFESTYLE SPORTS Scottish Night of Miles is an annual event organised by Wellington Scottish Running Club. It is a unique event full of Christmas fun 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. This year’s charity is the Mary Potter Hospice.

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).

This year we are introducing a couple of new events:

  • a Mile relay – teams of 4, each athlete running 400m (and a bit) to provide some fun at the end of the evening, prizes to any team that breaks the magical 4 minute mile!
  • fastest Santa award – pop on a beard, Santa hat or full Santa suit and run the 100m or 200m – prizes to the fastest Santa this side of Lapland…

The provisional programme is outlined below. Please enter in advance – by close of play 11th December- to take part in one of the seeded races:

  • Open Walkers
  • Masters Men
  • Open Men and Women

Anyone wanting to compete in the Kids Chocolate Fish Dash, the All-Comers Social Mile (against Father Christmas), Mile relay or any of the sprints can enter on the day.

Start timeEventEntry
  3.00pmOpen 100m sprintFor anyone 12 and over (Santa suits optional)No need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
3.20pmOpen Walkers Mile For all walkersClick here to enter (you must enter in advance) Please fill in form; seeding will be decided
prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the
Scottish webpage
3.40pmOpen 200m sprint For anyone 12 and over (Santa suits optional)No need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
4.00pmOpen Masters Men A Mile For those Masters (over 35) who reckon they can
they can run 1500m faster than 5:20.

Click here to enter (you must enter in advance) Please fill in form; seeding will be decided
prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the
Scottish webpage.  Seeding between Masters A and B races and Elite Men’s A and B races dependent on entries
4.10pmOpen Masters Men B MileFor those Masters (over 35) who reckon they can
they can run 1500m faster than 5:20.

4.20pmOpen Men’s B Mile Elite men’s races open to men 16 and over who
can run under 4.45 for 1500m.
4.30pmKids Chocolate Fish Dash– open to kids 12 underNo need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
4.50pmOpen Women’s Competitive Mile Any women who can run 1500m in under 6 minutesClick here to enter (you must enter in advance) Please fill in form; seeding will be decided
prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the
Scottish webpage Seeding between Elite Men’s A and B races dependent on entries
5.00pmOpen Men’s Elite A Mile Elite men’s races open to men 16 and over who
can run under 4.45 for 1500m.
5.15pm All-Comers Mile races against SantaNo need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
5.30pm Mile RelayNo need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
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