Events and races from the club syllabus, the Wellington region, and further afield.
Wellington Scottish Athletics Club invites walkers to its Ekiden Walking Relay race over the Marathon distance of 42.195 km on Sunday 20 th May 2018. The race will be conducted on a certified 1.25 km circuit at the NCIS Campus, Trentham, Upper Hutt. It is ideal for supporters to see lots of the action.
The race will be conducted in three divisions with your choice of five or six walkers per team. There are Championship trophies for the qualifying winning teams in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ divisions and Race Walking New Zealand (RWNZ) medals for the first three qualifying A Division teams. The race incorporates the RWNZ National Teams Road Relay Championship.
The rules provide for those walkers who do not like to race over short distances and to allow those individuals who live some distance from the club to which they belong to get a race. One walker per team can live away from the club’s base.
“A” Division for Race Walkers, - judged under the IAAF rules with modifications for infringements. Time penalties will be imposed for race walking rule infringements. There are three types of team allowed in this division but only Club or Centre teams may win the Wellington Scottish Trophy and RWNZ team championship medals.
Composite teams are allowed in both “A’ and “B” Divisions, but they can not compete for the trophies. These teams cannot win the RWNZ Championship medals or the trophies, but they may set lap and race records.
Club or Centre Teams which enter on time but are short of a walker can pick up extra or replacement walkers on the day of the race at no extra cost providing a full team entry has been paid but they will compete as a Composite team.
“B” Division for walkers, - judged for loss of contact only. This non-championship division is open to any team. These teams are to be made up of bona fide Club or Centre members. There is a trophy for the winning team and plaques for members of the first three teams.
“C” Division teams are teams of Casual walkers who are not in a formal Athletic Club but may be in a walking group or club or just a group of friends who meet to walk together. They are not judged at all unless they are clearly jogging or running when a time penalty may be added. There is no trophy, but members are eligible for some of the many spot prizes.