Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

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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.

Latest articles:

  • Me and my shoes – Stephen Day

    9 April 2020 by

    My favourite shoes are my track spikes. I bought them on TradeMe seven years ago. Karl123 from the North Shore advertised them as “Nike distance spike M US11.5”. He or she said of them: “These spikes are awesome and I think I only used them once. Mint condition. They are perfect for running 5000m and… Read more

  • Weekly News 6 April 2020

    6 April 2020 by

    Results Holly Barclay won the March Social Distance Running Competition, picking up valuable bonus points by completing every challenge, being the first to upload her entry and being a doctor.   She was closely followed by Jaime Vessiot who got bonus points for not only beating her handicap but doing so while running uphill! Bex Hutchison… Read more

  • Wellington’s special Japanese citizen-runner exchange

    5 April 2020 by

    For nearly thirty years, Sakai, Japan, has invited and funded a Wellington runner to compete in its annual Senshu International Marathon. In recent years Wellington has reciprocated by inviting a citizen runner from Sakai to compete in the Wellington Marathon.  Katy McTeigue says Wellington is possibly unique in having a citizen runner exchange with its… Read more

  • Social Distance Running April – Weeks 1 and 2

    3 April 2020 by

    April fools jokes, Easter chocolate, waking up in the dark, and one week of lockdown ticked off, welcome to April! Anyone can participate in our virtual run challenge, if you’re a runner and in need of motivation, you’re always welcome here. All the details are below or on our Facebook event page April, Part 1… Read more

  • Postcard from Quarantine – Malcolm Hodge

    31 March 2020 by

    Postcards from Quarantine tells the stories of Wellington Scottish members dealing with life under lockdown. In this episode, we chat with Malcolm Hodge about his international travels, his dash home from Canada, and living and training under self-isolation.

  • Weekly News 30 March 2020

    30 March 2020 by

    First, a result I missed last week: Peter Stevens ran at the “Last Chance PB” event at Palmerston North last week. Fielding Moa put on an excellent gig on a cool, calm night with the new stunning blue mondo track and more than half of the entrants set a PB or season PB.Peter ran in… Read more

  • My greatest race so far – David Lonsdale

    28 March 2020 by

    The 1978 Wellington Centre 20 km Race Walk Championship David Lonsdale I started race walking late in life. I was aged 35, it was 1974, and I only did it to gain points for the Scottish club team in the Wellington Centre track league. Peter Maunder and I were organising the team and Scottish did… Read more

  • Postcard from Quarantine – Paul Barwick

    27 March 2020 by

    With the country under lock-down, 2020 is a year like no other for Wellington Scottish. On the Run will endeavor to tell the stories of Scottish members living under self-isolation through a podcast called ‘Postcards from Quarantine’. In our first episode, we chat with Paul Barwick about moving into self-isolation after returning from overseas.

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