Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

Running and Walking in Wellington, New Zealand

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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. Send us your email to subscribe

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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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Running the finances

Simon Keller Marshall Clark is the long-time Wellington Scottish treasurer. Marshall will step down as treasurer when his term finishes in April, and we are looking for a replacement. I chatted with Marshall about the role and what it takes to be a good club treasurer. How long have you been Scottish treasurer, and how…

Weekly News 30 January 2023

Changes to the weekly newsletter. Oliver McLean has kindly offered to help write and distribute our weekly newsletter. So, once every fortnight you will be hearing from him, and on the alternating weeks you will read the news from me, Stephen. You can contact us both at the shared email address scottishathleticsnews@gmail.com. Make sure you…

Weekly News 16 January 2023

The Waterfront 5k is back! the first race of the season starts at 5:45pm near Mac’s Brewery. Registration is now online only. We will be looking for volunteers throughout the season, so if you are keen to help out and are not a regular user of the club’s Facebook page, please email Hayden and he…

Prizegiving results for 2022

Club Championship Trophies FirstSecondThirdB10Inverness TrophyRowan RichardsonEmerson CunninghamArlo CunninghamG10Helen Brierley TrophyJuliet StreetLuca CunninghamAbby ClelandB12Ward TrophyBen ClelandMiller Buck-B12Old Timers Trophy (XC)Miller Buck  G12Aberdeen CupNaomi Richardson–B14Alf Stevens CupNathaniel MilsteadSam Cleland-B14Johnny Nash Mem. Cup (XC)Nathaniel Milstead  G14Cotter Phipps Cup—B16Garnet Nelson TrophyJoe Martin–G16Andrea Stuart Trophy—M18Northland Scottish ShieldGuy LeesJames HercusTait KellerM18Robert Lawrie Mem. Cup (XC)Guy Lees  W18Cody Cup—W18Beaglehole Rose Bowl (XC)-  M20Centennial Challenge Cup—M20Bryan Lawer Cup…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Dorne

Bert Prendergast Right now I have the Dorne Cup sitting in the lounge room. It’s not in a prominent spot. It hasn’t been polished. It hasn’t yet been engraved to mark the winning teams in 2019 and 2022 (Scottish) (Note that WHAC is engraved for 2021). I did not contribute to winning the cup, but…

The marshmallow test

Stephen Day When my children were young, the panicked parental worry of our time was the Stanford marshmallow test. The experiment’s premise is that you leave your young child alone in a room with a marshmallow to look at. Beforehand you tell them they can eat the marshmallow, but if they don’t eat it, they…

Weekly News 10 January 2023

This week Notices Scottish prizegiving and get together 10am, Sunday 15 January, Wellington Collegians Cricket Club at Anderson ParkJoin us for a pleasant summer prize-giving and catch-up. We have Panman making paella for lunch. There will be gluten-free and vegetarian options. BYO drinks. We start at 10am for a few games and chill. We will…

Farewell Murray Gowans, the quiet man

Murray Gowans was a man that not too many of the current membership of Scottish knew very well. He was the typical quiet member, and until recent years doing so much for the club and his sport of harriers and athletics and asking nothing in return. In recent years he has battled Cancer long and…

Hiro Tani: Scottish Champion and Ambassador

If you are looking for a truly loyal, passionate Scottish club member and international ambassador who wears the lion with absolute pride, it is hard to go past our humble hero Hiro Tani.

Weekly News 19 December 2022

Happy Holiday season everyone. I’m taking a break over January, and the newsletter will be back in February. This week Results Two important results that I missed last week Ben Brunner qualified for the final of the NZ Secondary Schools 1500m Championships and ran a PB of 3:59.07 for 10th place. Results Janine Sharma completed…