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The popular pre-Christmas event
This week's run is from Joe and Deb's - 125 Homebush Road in Khandallah.
Run will be a drop down the bridle path, back through the gorge, up (and up) back over the top, a Jubilee kicker and back for a cold beer.
Our weekly pack run is from the clubrooms this week. Meet at 1:45 for a 2pm start.
We are very excited to announce a new event on the Wellington Athletics Calendar
The Agency Group 10k Invitational
Date : November 10th
4.45 pm – 10000 metres B race
6.00 pm – 10000 metres A race
7.00 pm – 10000 metres – The Agency Group race
Venue : Newtown
This will be a select field of 30 runners from all over NZ with pacemakers including Hamish Carson and the aim ( weather depending!) of running some very extremely fast times. There is even talk of some athletes looking to run under 30 mins that has not been seen in Wellington for over 25 years!
Along with this there will be the cream of NZ Junior runners looking to run a qualifying times for World XC Champs.
After the main race we will look to run 2 more 10k races where runners can look to run fast times.
As well as this there will be a BBQ and the bar will be open.
The Facebook event that has been set up has got 160 people confirmed or interested in it! https://www.facebook.com/events/277564186405626/
Online entry information for all 3 races will be posted next week on the AW web page.
Once again thanks to Stephen Day and Nick Hospool for driving this event and Carl Hasting form The Agency Group for kindly offering to sponsor the event that we hope will become a regular fixture on our calendar
Come along for a run or walk at the scenic West Wind Recreation Area by Makara this Saturday. Meet at 1:45 for a 2pm start at the car park at the end of Opau Rd.
There are plenty of loops to run with great views across Cook Strait, old gun emplacements to explore, and there's even mobs of goats to run through. Based on last year's trip you can even rest up on the beach while Michelle tries to take a short cut by climbing straight up a cliff!
We will have running and walking groups for all ages and abilities. This is a great place to take the kids exploring.
Head to the café at Makara Beach afterwards for refreshments.
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/ffgrjJXBArJ2
oin us for a run up the Korokoro Stream track this Saturday. Meet at the Cornish St entrance near Petone at 1:45 for a 2pm start.
Take in the Korokoro Dam or Belmont Trig (or both if you're feeling energetic!).
Running and walking packs for all abilities.
Join us in Titahi Bay for a free handicapped race to celebrate the end of the harrier season and to commemorate Bernie Portenski. While Bernie was a staunch Scottish member, she trained with and supported many members from other clubs. The overall winner on handicap will hold the Bernie Portenski Memorial Trophy for a year.
Lifestyle Sports was a long-time supporter of Bernie and her running exploits. It is donating two pairs of shoes and ten $20 vouchers as prizes towards the event.
We assemble at St Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay from about 1:30pm.
Post-race we return to the church hall for an afternoon tea and prize-giving.
The race starts at 2:05pm on the beach in front of the surf club at Titahi Bay.
The race distance is 9.1km with the mixed terrain (road, beach, grass) and the hill in the second half.
Also, please bring a plate to contribute to the afternoon tea.
We hope to see you there so we can celebrate Wellington’s Road and Cross Country Season and the friendly rivalries we all enjoy.
Walkers are going to have a group walk around the course at starting at 1pm
The J team and other kids will have a beach race of about 1.5-2k.
Marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km run and walk.
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