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Each week Wellington Scottish compiles all the news, results and upcoming events in a Scottish News Bulletin. If you want to know what is going on the weekly email is the first port of call.

On The Run

On The Run

Wellington Scottish publishes an online magazine called On The Run. You can read the latest article here. If you would like to contribute to the magazine or find out more about it, contact the editors Simon Keller and Stephen Day.

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  • Summer track and field memberships now available $120

    10 October 2019 by

    Get involved in track and field at Newtown Park Our annual season is half over, but track and field season has only just started.  Adults can join us and take part for a reduced membership subscription of $120. Teenagers 15-19 can join for a reduced rate of $80 and children aged 7-14 can join for… Read more

  • Coping with Christmas songs by pretending they are about running

    23 December 2019 by

    Simon Keller Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, and all that. It tends to involve Christmas songs, however, and when you hear them over and over, they can become quite annoying. Growing up in Melbourne, we used to make Christmas songs more interesting by singing them with a New Zealand accent. (Jungle all… Read more

  • Ten most suspicious Scottish results in 2019

    23 December 2019 by

    Readers claimed our previous list of ten great moments was tainted by controversy. Well, there is little more controversial in the world of New Zealand distance running than the continuing domination of the sport by New Zealand’s top club. So today, we expose the ten most suspicious performances by Scottish athletes in 2019: Hamish Carson… Read more

  • Ten great moments in distance running (and walking) 2019

    20 December 2019 by

    It’s cheap journalism to indulge in end-of-year lists.  They don’t require any research, interviewing or fact-checking.  You just draw up a list of stuff that already happened, put numbers beside each item and defend any errors of omission as opinion. But, if it’s good enough for the Herald, the Spinoff and Letsrun, it’s good enough… Read more

  • Weekly News 16 December 2019

    16 December 2019 by

    Our weekly newsletter will be taking a Christmas/New Years break next week and through much of January. Have a great holiday everyone. Options for the week  Tuesday 5.30pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Mac’s Brewbar on Taranaki Wharf. Come and run, volunteer or support 🙂 Wednesday 6.15pm, Newtown Park Track. Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm start, lead by… Read more

  • Weekly News 9 December 2019

    9 December 2019 by

    Entries for the seeded races at Night of Miles are due by this Wednesday 11 December – that is for the walkers’ mile, open women, open men and masters men and masters women races. Anyone wanting to compete in the Kids Chocolate Fish Dash, the All-Comers Social Mile (against Father Christmas), Mile Relay or any… Read more

  • Shirley Barton Trophy and Ballantyne Cup Results 2019

    7 December 2019 by

    The winner of the Shirley Barton Trophy is Kath Littler – the first time she has run as far as ten miles! Bill Wang won the Ballantyne Cup – a remarkable achievement after he also won the Tanadees Cup a few months ago. Many people claimed they took a shortcut on the way back. They… Read more

  • Weekly News 2 December 2019

    2 December 2019 by

    Options for the week  Tuesday 5.30pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Mac’s Brewbar on Taranaki Wharf. Come and run, volunteer or support 🙂 Wednesday 6.15pm, Newtown Park Track. Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm start, lead by Andy and Rowan, shorter distance track reps. Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun. Saturday, 6.00am,… Read more

  • Weekly News 25 November 2019

    25 November 2019 by

    Options for the week  We’ve got a quiet week this week before our Imperial Distances Month 👑 🇬🇧 begins next week. Tuesday 5.30pm, Waterfront 5km, Outside Mac’s Brewbar on Taranaki Wharf. Come and run, volunteer or support 🙂 Wednesday 6.15pm, Newtown Park Track. Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm start, lead by Andy and Rowan, shorter distance track reps. Saturday, 8.00am,… Read more

  • Weekly News 18 November 2019

    18 November 2019 by

    Heaps of results this week. A quick note about results. I do a scan of likely places to find results each week and, hopefully, your section captains are also keeping me informed. But we don’t see everything. And we don’t always know every name to look out for. So don’t be whakamā. If you have… Read more

  • Scottish Prizegiving 2019

    17 November 2019 by

    Prizegiving took place at Newtown Park Function Room on 16 November 2019. Scottish Handicap Results Trophy Location Group First Second Third Juniors – under 14           Island Bay handicap Island Bay B14       Island Bay handicap Island Bay G14       Reeve Cup Eastbourne B14 Sam Cleland  … Read more

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