Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

Running and Walking in Wellington, New Zealand

The Agency Group 10000m Festival

NZ’S biggest 10,000m running event

5 December 2020, Newtown Park, 4pm



The Agency Group 10000m is the most popular 10000m race in New Zealand. For the last two years the Agency Group 10000m has been a night of PBs for runners of all speeds – 40 percent of runners finished with a new best time. We even had a world record! This year there will be running packs and pacers of many different speeds to drag you to your new PB. Races are open to men and women of all age grades.

Schedule and pacers

  • 1:30 pm – Pre-Festival sprints. Details to come. Enter on the day.
  • 2:45 pm – 10,000m Wellington Race Walking Championships. Enter online.
  • 4.45 pm – 10,000m B race, with a 1 hour pacer Peter Murmu, 50 min pacer Danielle Trewoon, 46.30 minute pacer Gerard Gordon, 45 min pacer Amanda Broughton and 40 min pacers Paul Hewitson and Brad Wong.
  • 6.00 pm – 10,000m A race, with 37.30 pacer Paul Barwick, and 35 min pacer Matthew Moloney.
  • 7.00 pm – 10,000m The Agency Group race, with 32 min pacer Evan Cooper, 30 min pacer Sam Tanner and 29 minute pacer Hayden Wilde.

Races are open to both men and women of all age grades. We expect the races to be mixed so please indicate which race you want to run based on your goal time/pace.

The final race of the night, The Agency Group 10000 metres is limited to a field of 30 athletes, including pacemakers. Selection of The Agency Group 10000 metres field will be based on goal times.

The number of remaining entries will determine field sizes for the A and B races. If numbers are manageable, only one A / B race will take place, at the start time of 6pm. If numbers exceed 100 entries we will look to add a C Race to the schedule if possible.

Get the latest news about who is running at the Festival and what is happening on our Facebook event page.

Race records

  • Senior men, Hamish Carson, 2019, 29:39.28
  • Senior women, Lisa Cross, 2018, 34:23.51
  • Junior men, Sam Tanner, 2018, 31:26.86
  • Junior women, not contested
  • M35, Levente Timar, 2018, 31:52.84
  • W35, Lisa Cross, 2018, 34:23.51
  • M50, Michael Wray, 2018, 35:02.25
  • W50, Sally Gibbs, 2019, 36:46.96
  • M60, Todd Krieble, 2019, 39:53.87
  • W60, not contested


2019 results and coverage:




2018 Results


Meeting rules

  1. The meet is by pre-entry only.  There will be no entries on the day. 
  2. All athletes must check-in and collect their race bib at the entry desk in the Newtown Park function room at least one hour before the scheduled start time of their allocated race. 
  3. Athletes are expected to make all reasonable endeavours to arrange their own lap scorer and to advise the name of their lap scorer at the time of check-in.
  4. Athletes of affiliated clubs must compete in their club uniform.
  5. Athletes must wear their allocated race bib during the race.
  6. The event has been nominated as the Athletics Wellington 10000m championships. Certificates will be awarded to the top three placings for men and women athletes from affiliated Wellington clubs.

Health and Safety:

  • Safety rules and guidelines for Newtown Park, including a Code of Conduct are published here:  link
  • All athletes must adhere to safety briefings and follow the instructions of the officials.
  • Only athletes and officials are permitted in the competition arena.  However, lap scorers will be specifically asked to enter the arena to undertake their task from the field side of the track.
  • Warm-ups: for general warm-ups, please use the area outside the stadium or the top field, rather than the competition arena.  However, in wet conditions, officials may approve warm-ups on the track.
  • Maximum spike length allowed: 6mm on track. Only cone, pyramid or xmas tree spikes are allowed, no needle spikes.

Starting procedure/ false starts

  • The starting rules to be applied will generally be based on the IAAF Competition Rules.  
  • Each race will have a barrel start: two-thirds of starters will start on the normal waterfall start line and run in the inside lanes. The remaining third of runners will start on a separate waterfall line and run in lanes five to eight for the first bend before joining the rest of the runners on the inside lane for the backstretch of the first lap. This bend will be marked with cones for the first lap.
  • Any matters relating to the start will be at the absolute discretion of the Starter, Track Referee or delegated official. It will be his or her responsibility to ensure all competitors receive a fair start.