Weekly News


In this week’s newsletter:

  • First up

  • Karori Park Holiday Runs

  • NZ Track And Field Champs

  • Results

  • Upcoming Events


First Up

Congratulations to everybody who ran in the Scottish Night of Miles on Saturday. There were some sharp times, with Dan Clendon running 4:43 for second in the M35 and Tamara Winkler winning the W35 in 5:03. And club runners took out the five top spots in the Senior Women, led by Ellen Schaef. Daniel du Toit won the walk by a large margin, while Max Karamanolis recorded the fastest overall club time of 4:23.

And how about Todd Krieble. He ran a new Wellington record for men aged 60 plus with his time of 5:29:43. Well done Todd!

Good luck to those entered in the Daikin Night of 5s in Auckland on Friday, Dec. 20.

The newsletter will take a break over the next three weeks and will be back on Jan. 16 — just in time to remind you about the Honest 10K on Jan. 19. All the best to everybody over the holiday season. To quote Mark Te Punga, stay safe, healthy and fit.

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


Karori Park Holiday Runs

From Paul Hewitson

Lots of us are around over the Christmas period so I thought I’d do regular trails around the Karori hills
starting on Sunday 22nd 8:30 a.m. at Karori Park
I’ll do a different trek every second day thereafter but leaving at the same place, same time.
Dec. 24th
Dec. 26th
Dec. 28th
Dec. 30th
(I’m away 1st January)
Duration 1-2 hours drop out anywhere/time
Group message all if you want an earlier time
No need to confirm if you’re coming or not.


NZ Track And Field Champs

From Athletics Wellington

Held at Nga Puna Wai track in Christchurch from March 6-8.

To athletes, officials and coaches,

It is that time of the year when we look forward to the biggest track and field meet of the season.

An outline of the programme and entry standards are available on the Athletics New Zealand Website for this event can be found here

To be eligible to compete you must be over 15 years old or turning 15 in 2020 and have met the entry standards. Expressions of interest need to be completed by Feb. 5.


Lifestyle Sports Scottish Night of Miles, Dec. 14 at Newtown Park

Full results here


Upcoming Events

WHAC running calendar for January and February 2020



19th Honest 10K, Freyberg Pool (start time 8 a.m.)



9th Honest 10K, Freyberg Pool (start time 8 a.m.)

16th Round the Bays


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, John Barrance, Bertram Manz, Nathan Tse, Paul Hewitson, Julie Richards, Gordon Clarke, Melissa Black, Alex Jones, Georgina Wedge, Esther George, Willie Gunn, Miranda Spencer and Jack Waterworth.

Bays Relay 2017


Final results available here.

    Turkey trot results available here.

Any name corrections, email to Brendon brendon.flanagan@xtra.co.nz and Paul kiwiquaker@me.com

Timings will stand per timekeeper recordings as they were ledigable.

2 min penalty was added to teams 2 & 4 final time for infringments.

Become a part of history by entering the 50th edition of the Bays Relay!

The Bays Relay is a fast and exciting road relay dating back to 1968. The relay consists of 5 laps varying between 3.85km and 4.80km, beginning at Island Bay and finishing at Evans Bay.

For the more social runners the relay provides a great opportunity to build connections with fellow team members and race around some of Wellington’s most picturesque bays. For the more competitive runners, the Bays Relay is the perfect chance to have a hit out on the road and practice some race tactics before the New Zealand Road Relay Championships.

Entries for this year’s Bays Relay must be made by August 9th.

For more information about entry and access to entry forms click the following link: Bays Relay Entry Form

For information and forms about the Great Bays Relay Turkey Trot click the following link: Great Bays Relay Turkey Trot

Bays relay map: Map