Weekly News


In this week’s newsletter:

  • First up

  • Regional Schools Cross Country Results

  • Entries For NZXC Champs

  • Long Run Sundays

  • Results

  • Upcoming Events


First Up

Congratulations to everyone who ran in the Wellington Marathon last weekend. Among those who won their divisions were Phoebe McKnight, who was the first woman home in the 10K (38:17) and Paul Hewitson, who was first M50 in the half marathon (1:21). Also in the half, Nathan Tse was the third man home and the first Wellingtonian (1:10), Dan Clendon came in fourth M40 (1:15) and Letha Whitham fifth W30 (1:29).

Good luck to everybody who is travelling to Taupo this weekend for the North Island Cross Country Champs. Don’t forget there are a couple more cross country events coming up – the Wellington Champs on July 20 and the New Zealand Champs on August 4.

And good luck also to those travelling to the Gold Coast in Australia this weekend for the half marathon.

Please send me details of any results, upcoming events, or ideas for future newsletters. Email Nick Perry: nickgbperry@gmail.com

Dan Clendon in the Wellington Marathon. Photo from Chris Tse.


Regional Schools Cross Country Results

From Geoff Henry

A quick summary of the WHAC results from the regional primary and intermediate schools cross country on July 2. There were quite a few who ran with the ‘flu, or were prevented from running at all! The top 10 finishers should go into our interprovincial team (except Year 4…Sorry Cam!) The next two or three placings will be listed emergencies.

Year 4:1st Cameron Starr, 14th Harry Swain

Year 5: 2nd Jemima Squire, 3rd Xavier James. 6th George Matthews

Year 6: 2nd George Gray, 8th Dani Starr

Year 7: 2nd Jag Willers, 15th Oliver Harland, 6th Giselle Kenworthy, 7th Nancy Li, 9th Maria Revelant, 10th Olive Squire, 11th Amalie Barker

Year 8: 3rd Scarlett Anderson, 5th Poppy Healy, 7th Phoebe Gray, 10th Lulu Davies, 11th Lily Davies, 14th Lucy Skogstad, 19th Rosa Vandermolen


Entries For NZXC Champs

From Athletics Wellington

Entries are open for the 2019 NZ Cross Country Champs at the link below. Event date is August 4. The venue is at Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt. The course includes sections on grass through mature native trees, and is about 50 percent flat and 50 percent rolling and weaving. It will be a lot different to Grenada North (almost certainly drier underfoot).

Use this promo code to reduce your entry fee from $47 to $20: WELLYMEMBER2019

For more information please visit the Athletics NZ Website here

Link for entries click here


Long Run Sundays 

Upcoming events and training:

Sunday July 7: 8:30 a.m. Karori Park

Make the miles count by running with awesome people. Various groups head out and there is bound to be something for everyone. Runs range from 90 minutes to two hours and cover both road and trails.



Gazley Volkswagon Wellington Marathon June 30

Full results here


Regional Schools Cross Country Champs July 2

Full results here


Upcoming Events

WHAC running calendar for July and August 2019



6th Club runs and walks from the clubrooms

13th Club runs and walks from the clubrooms

20th Wellington Cross Country Champs at Grenada North

21st Honest 10k at Freyberg

27th Resnick Cup Road Race at the clubrooms



3rd Club runs and walks from the clubrooms

4th New Zealand Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park

7th Wellington Secondary School Road Races, Trentham

10th Club runs and walks from the clubrooms

17th Bays Relay and walks, Island Bay

18th Honest 10k, Freyberg Pool

24th Wellington Road Running Champs, Wainuiomata

31st Joint club runs/walks with Scottish and Olympic from the clubrooms


Check out the Running Calendar New Zealand for additional events.


WHAC Board Information

If you have ideas for the club or any questions, please contact a board member or the secretary, Melissa Black (secretary@whac.org.nz). Your board members are: Peter Rendall, Terry Fraser, Andrea Peat, John Barrance, Bertram Manz, Nathan Tse, Paul Hewitson, Julie Richards, Gordon Clarke, Kristy Macdonald, Melissa Black, Alex Jones, Hayden Snell, Callum Stewart and Georgina Wedge.