What we're about

This group is for those who'd like to meet other runners and enjoy discovering new/rediscovering old routes around the greater Welly. The idea is to meet semi-regularly or whenever someone comes up with an interesting route and RUN!

Road/offroad/rave/rogue runners ALL welcome! :-)

Upcoming events (4+)

Friday strength circuit

Needs a location

The circuits at a crazily early time on Fridays are back as a trial at the Orange level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework!!!!!!!

There are conditions to WoRM events taking place at Orange, please read this post on the WoRMs Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/343281725773228/permalink/4071435909624439

Essentially they are:

1 - There is a strict 50 person limit to any event and we are asking everyone to RSVP to the meetup by 1pm on the day.
2 - Everyone must sign in on the night with WoRM-specific QR code or manually on their app.
3 - Social distance with members of the public.
4 - Do NOT attend if you are feeling unwell and follow all rules and guidance relevant to you re masks/social distancing.

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Celebrate the final day of the work week - and introduce some cross-training into your running routine - by doing a strength circuit!! The circuit is as follows:

1 minute on, 30 seconds break, for each. Start wherever, but then follow the circuit around. Do each exercise three times. Total time = 36 minutes.
1. Burpees.
2. Incline pull-ups.
3. Bicycle crunches.
4. Push-ups.
5. Squats (one-legged optional).
6. Box dips.
7. Planks.
8. Skipping. (If no skipping rope do 50m sprints)

If there are sufficient numbers, and we have sufficient time, I have an extra special workout for us to do in pairs!

Note the location is near the steps, handrails, and benches, beside the Wahine Memorial at Frank Kitts Park, pinpointed here: https://goo.gl/maps/YKD8mk5H8q62

Tuesday Core

Needs a location

The most STUpendous core session in town is back as a trial at the Orange level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework!

There are conditions to WoRM events taking place at Orange, please read this post on the WoRMs Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/343281725773228/permalink/4071435909624439

Essentially they are:

1 - There is a strict 50 person limit to any event and we are asking everyone to RSVP to the meetup by 1pm on the day.

2 - Everyone must sign in on the night with WoRM-specific QR code or manually on their app.

3 - Social distance with members of the public.

4 - Do NOT attend if you are feeling unwell and follow all rules and guidance relevant to you re masks/social distancing.

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Hi, I'm Stu, not a sports or medical professional, but I'm a keen runner with podium finishes in everything from 10km to 85km events.

Come and join in for a 35 minute core (abdominal) strength workout before the Tuesday Spectacular run!

Squats, planks, bridges, lunges, and core supersets...we do it all!

The location is the amphitheatre at Frank Kitts Park, pinpointed here: https://goo.gl/maps/EUtQS5qEfLP2 On wet days we'll be nearer the children's playground just to the north or inside the covered carpark just to the south.

Also check out Wellington Running Meetup (WoRM) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/343281725773228/

Tuesday spectacular regular

the naked man (sculpture, not a real man!)

We're back for the Tuesday Spectacular as a trial at the Orange level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework!!!!!!!

There are conditions to WoRM events taking place at Orange, please read this post on the WoRMs Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/343281725773228/permalink/4071435909624439

Essentially they are:

1 - There is a strict 50 person limit to any event and we are asking everyone to RSVP to the meetup by 1pm on the day.
2 - Everyone must sign in on the night with WoRM-specific QR code or manually on their app.
3 - Social distance with members of the public.
4 - Do NOT attend if you are feeling unwell and follow all rules and guidance relevant to you re masks/social distancing.

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Up to 1h offroad, more or less hills, we choose. And it's off road so Trail shoes are handy, particularly if there has been rain!

We break into 2-3 groups typically (depending on numbers) and run around the Mt Vic trails before heading to the summit for a group photo (7.10pm) and then heading down to Blend Bar for a beer.

GROUPS:
'Slowcial' - Slow and social! Perfect if this is your first time with us or you just want an easier paced run. A mix of running and walking to the top. Typically 5-7kms and around[masked]m of elevation.

Medium Slow: Medium is too quick! Medium slow is perfect! Typically 6-8kms and 250m of elevation.

Medium-Medium-Fast: A faster group or two is an option for those that want to stretch their legs out. Smaller in size but just as much fun (if you can handle it!). Typically 8-10kms and around 300m of elevation.

We meet for this run on the waterfront walkway opposite the Naked Man Statue in front of Te Papa Museum at the north-east end of Te Papa, pinpointed here: https://goo.gl/maps/omsBUqMZt6k

MARCH until SEPTEMBER is TORCH season so bring a light (unless you have night vision!)

We typically have at least 2-3 groups of varied speed and ability - from fasties, through middies, to slow pacers so you'll definitely find the right fit, assuming you've done trail running before and can run up Mt. Vic, not just walk up it. If you've not done trail running before, or you have hardly ever done more than 5k, we suggest you run on the Wednesday group run on the waterfront until your fitness improves and you can sustain a hilly run for more than 5k.

Blend Bar for rehydration and banter after!

The first Tuesday of each month is a "CAN CAN" run... we encourage you to bring a can (or non perishable food item) that we will donate to a charity and you can top up your running karma. You won't need to carry it on the run as it will be collected before the start.

Get Off Your Bum - Chillout Run

Outside Freyberg Pool

Note from 1 December the new time of 5:40pm!

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We're back as a trial at the Orange level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework!!!!!!!

There are conditions to WoRM events taking place at Orange, please read this post on the WoRMs Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/343281725773228/permalink/4071435909624439

Essentially they are:

1 - There is a strict 50 person limit to any event and we are asking everyone to RSVP to the meetup by 1pm on the day.
2 - Everyone must sign in on the night with WoRM-specific QR code or manually on their app.
3 - Social distance with members of the public.
4 - Do NOT attend if you are feeling unwell and follow all rules and guidance relevant to you re masks/social distancing.

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All less active, inactive, bored, lazy, unfit, fit but couldn't care less, etc, runners... This is an easy mid-week run that aims to get you off the office chair/couch, and get out there for a 40-ish minute flat-ish run around the bays.

We normally go to Balaena Bay and then head back via the gentle incline of Maida Vale Rd. If the wind is against us on the flat then the hill is actually easier than it seems, and we've had lots of testimonials of people who feared it, dared it and nailed it!

So don't wait, join in for a Wednesday Get Off Your Bum Chillout Run!

Start and finish is outside the Freyberg Pool & Fitness Centre, 139 Oriental Parade (pinpointed here: https://goo.gl/maps/xEHeW7MhyaQ2). Total distance is about 5km.

Also check out Wellington Running Meetup (WoRM) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/343281725773228/

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