Walking at Scottish
Wellington Scottish has a strong walkers section. Our members enjoy competitive walking and we cater for those who like freestyle fast walking as well as race walking. You will see walkers in Scottish uniforms in all major events that cater for walkers.
We have a programme of races throughout the winter that include both races organised by Scottish, both for fun and serious walkers, as well as races organised by other clubs. The winter programme starts in April and continues through to September offering road races, mostly over 5km to 10km distances. We cater for all abilities with our Best All Round Walker Competition which includes handicap, closest to your own estimated time, and serious races – something to suit everyone.
Walkers also have access to other Scottish Club events, such as the 3 Peaks events and various running races. These are good vehicles to meet new people, have fun, improve fitness and are well supported by walkers.
During the summer we make use of Newtown Park track to compete in 2,000, 3,000 and 5,000-metre races. These track races are available most weekends during the summer and are well supported by Scottish walkers. Many have improved their performance significantly from the focussed attention possible on the track. Good advice and tips are readily available from the judges and other competitors.
During the summer the weekly 5km races on the Wellington Waterfront are also a good opportunity to have a competitive workout with other walkers.
Our walkers often enter major high profile events, both in NZ and overseas. These in include many half marathons and marathons, including the well-known Rotorua Marathon. Overseas we have had members take part in the New York Marathon and also in Masters Championship events in Australia and the Pacific Islands. The team spirit engendered by relay events is enjoyed by all members and we compete in several relay events each year.
Walkers in Scottish often have similar goals and train together for events. This creates great team spirit where you train with those that in races you compete vigorously with, and compete alongside in relay and team events.
Summer Track and Winter events:
- Sean Lake (021 040 1261)
Winter Saturday afternoon walks:
- Bob Gardiner (022 013 2470)
- Ray Marten (027 404 4041)