Races over the next months

Athletics NZ
Athletics Otago
Athletics Wellington
Athletics Christchurch
Sat: 5k Parkrun (Wgtn)
Tue: Waterfront 5k (Wgtn)
14; Potts Classic
15: Honest 10
17: Cooks Classic
20: Capital Classic
28: NZ 10,000m Champs

04: Wgtn 5000m Champs
12: Rimutaka Railway Run
12: Honest 10
18-19: Wgtn T&F Champs
19: Round the Bays, Wgtn
19: Honest 10
17-19: NZT&F Champs

Gunner Shaw Cross Country Classic - Vancouver - 26 Nov 2016

Emily finishes 4th overall and 2nd in her age group at Thetis Lake in Canada

The Gunner Shaw Cross Country race was a 'real' cross country with river crossings, mud and rocks to negotiate over a 10k course. Emily finished 4th overall and 2nd in her age group despite hurting her knee on some rocks part way through.

Rotorua Half Marathon 27 November 2016

Kim finishes 4th in the scenic Rotorua Half Marathon

Kim (1:35:12) was 4th woman and first in the 30-39 yr age group in the Podium Rotorua Half Marathon which took in many of the sights of geothermal Rotorua.

Waterfront 5k 8 November 2016

Amanda runs another consistent Tuesday evening race

A calm evening made for ideal running conditions in the Scottish Waterfront 5k however it also meant a lot of foot traffic to negotiate.  Amanda ran another consistent race finishing 2nd in 18:27. Results

Auckand Half Marathon 30 October 2016

Amanda just misses a podium spot in AKld

Amanda ran a time very close to her PB (1:25:06) to finish 4th in the Akld Half Marathon. Results

Waterfront 5km race 18 October 2016

Amanda carves another 20s off her 5k PB!!

Another Tuesday night with a howling northerly did not stop Amanda from setting yet ANOTHER 5k PB this time running 18:14 to come home 20s clear of NZ Half Ironman Rep Rebecca Elliott. Results

Waterfront 5km Race 11 October 2016

Amanda smashes her 5k PB

Despite a blustery northerly, Amanda carved almost a minute off her 5k PB running 18:35 to win the race by almost 90s.

Goodlife Fitness Half Marathon, Victoria 8 October 2016

Emily places well in her first race back in Canada

Emily competed in her first race since arriving back in Canada in July, taking part in the Goodlife Fitness Half Marathon.  Her time of 1:33:29 was good enough for third place in the 35-39 years age group. Results

Hamilton Half Marathon 2 October 2016

Kim competes in the Hamilton Half on her trip back to NZ

Kim ran a solid to finish 5th in the Hamilton Half Marathon. She started well back in the field taking half a minute to cross the start line but came nicely through the field to finish in 1:34:17

NZ Road Relay Champs 1 October 2016

Amanda takes 3rd fastest time on her lap at Nationals

Although her Wellington Scottish team was well back in the field at the NZ Road Relays Champs held on a new course in Rotorua, Amanda ran 3rd fastest time for Lap 4 32:56 (8.2km - hilly)

NZ Road Champs 03 September 2016

Amanda helps the Wellington team to a gold medal

A 9th placing saw Amanda come home as the final counter for the Wgtn Centre team that took out the NZ Road Champs team title. Her time of 39:54 was a commendable time given the windy conditions and the course that was run around a very tight 1km loop.

Wellington Road Champs 20 August 2016

A second placing in the Wgtn Road Champs gives Amanda the overall winter points series win

Amanda ran a huge PB (39:08) to take 2nd place in the Wellington Road Running Championships. Along with top performance at Vosseler, Dorne and Wgtn XC Champs, she won the overall series prize for the winter season. Results . Results

Bays Relay 13 August 2016

Amanda's Scottish Harriers team wins the Bays Relay

A wild southerly hit the coast just as Lap2 runners were heading out on their lap.  Despite the terrible conditions, Amanda ran the fastest lap time on that lap by two minutes and helped her team to a 1min20sec win. Results

NZ Cross Country Champs 7 August 2016

Amanda helps her team to a team silver at Nationals

Amanda finished 14th in the NZ Cross Country Champs held on a heavy course in Akld. The new distance of 10k made the event even more challenging. She completed the race in 43:18. She was third counting team member of the Wellington Team that scored a silver medal.

Wellington Cross Country Championship 24 July 2016

Amanda wins short course cross country

A muddy, hilly course, along with gale force winds was perfect conditions for Amanda as she took out the Wgtn Short Course Cross Country title. The new format saw both 5k and 10k championship races. 'Short' was the order of the day with conditions dictating a change in the original loop meaning athletes in the '5k' only covered 4.3km however that was quite long enough for most!


North Island Cross Country Champs 2 July 2016

Amanda finishes 7th in the North Island Champs

Amanda was 2nd Wellington runner home and 7th overall woman (19:47) in the North Island Cross Country Champs held over a challenging 5k course in Taupo. Results

Wellington Half Marathon Champs 26 June 2016

Emily finishes 3rd in the Wgtn Half Champs

Emily's 1:32:55 was enough to place her 3rd in the Wellington Half Marathon Champs held in conjunction with the Wellington Harbour Capital event. A steady headwind on the way home made for tough conditions and she finished just 11s short of a silver medal for the Wgtn Championship event. Her Bernie's Bridesmaids team won the team event as did the 10k team which featured 3 of Kevin's former Wgtn training group. .Results

Dorne Cup 11 June 2016

Emily takes the MW35 title at the Dorne Cup

Emily had a fine run to win the MW35 age group (25:26) at the Dorne Cup in a tight finish that saw the first 3 MW finish within 10s of each other. Her Scottish Harriers team won the teams race. Amanda was one of a few who successfully doubled up after her outstanding in the NZ Half Marathon champs just 6 days earlier. She finished 5th in the SW grade in a time of 24:39. Results   .Photos

NZ Half Marathon Championships 5 June 2016

Amanda runs a huge PB in the Christchurch Marathon

Amanda's good form continued with a huge PB in the NZ Half Marathon Champs held as part of the Christchurch Marathon. Her time of 1:24:26 placed her 9th in the Ath NZ SW champs and 12th overall woman in a very competitive field. Results

Vosseler Shield 21 May 2016

Amanda has a breakthrough win by taking out the senior women's race at the Vosseler Shield

Amanda produced a stunning win in the first major cross country race of the season by taking out the senior women's race in the Vosseler Shield. She tackled the unusually dry 5k mountainous course in 23:23. Emily was 5th just 2mins back, helping secure their Wgtn Scottish club a win in the teams race. Results      

Amanda Broughton - Vosseler Shield races



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University Relays 7 May 2016

Amanda and Emily in the winning team again

Amanda and Emily were members of the winning Scottish Harriers team that took out women's race in the Uni Relays. Amanda ran the hilly 3.5k course in 16:09 for 3rd fastest time and Emily's time of 17:01 was 8th fastest of the day.

Rotorua Marathon 30 April 2016

Emily finishes 2nd in her grade at the Rotorua Half Marathon

Emily finished 2nd in the MW35-39 at the Rotorua Half Marathon recording 1:31:24

Shaw Baton Cross Country Relay 23 April 2016

Amanda and Emily make up the winning Scottish team at Shaw Baton Relays

Amanda and Emily were members of the winning Scottish Harrier Women's team at the first cross country race of the season.  Emily just managed to hold off  a fast finishing Valleys team. Amanda recorded 3rd fastest time of 8:17 while Emily (running in the SW team) was 5th fastest in 8:29. Results

Centennial Cup 10 April 2016

Emily wins the Scottish Harriers Centennial Cup

Running the second fastest women's time missing the fastest overall time by just 1s, Emily won the Scottish Harriers annual Centennial Cup on handicap.  Her time of 18:17 for the 4,75km event was well up with her fastest 5k this season. Results

Wellington 5000m Champs 12 March 2016

Emily finishes 2nd in the Wellington Track Champs

Emily ran a sensible and even race in ideal conditions, moving into 2nd place around the halfway mark to record a very good time of 19:23. Results

Tassie Trail Runs 13/14 March 2016

Amanda has a successful weekend of trail running in the beautiful Tasmainian trails

Amanda kicked off her weekend of running with a 4th placing in the marathon on Saturday followed up by a 3rd place in the half marathon the next day.  Later that evening her last nights paid off when she took first place in the Black Diamond Night race over 14km . Result