The weather forecast for the weekend has got a lot worse over the past 24 hours – there is now a firm forecast of southerlies and heavy rain for both Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March mornings.
For that reason we’ve decided that it’s best for us to cancel the Rainbow Fun Triathlon for this year – basically on the grounds that it wouldn’t be any fun!
But we’ll try again next Pride Festival.
Richard + Martin (DSW) and Antony (Frontrunners)
The disappointed organisers
This Thursday’s 6pm (2 March) run will start from the Laundry Lounge on upper Cuba St and head up the Polhil Reserve. https://www.facebook.com/LaundryOnCuba/
Because of the Round the Bays run this weekend, this Sunday’s run (19 Feb) will occur in the Hutt Valley. We’ll be gathering at the top of Cornish Rd, Korokoro, at 9am, and running towards the Korokoro Dam. We’ll decide on somewhere for brunch afterwards! If anyone wants a lift, let me know.
It would be great to see a good turnout, especially at the Meet and Greet (the Mayor should be attending), and of course the fun run (or walk if you want to walk) on Sunday morning at 9am and the brunch at Karaka Cafe at Te Wharewaka at 11am.
Please note that the Capital Ocean Swim starts at 8am so parking will be in short supply so you might have to park a little further away so arrive early!
|Friday 27 January 2017
||Meet and Greet at S&M Bar
|Saturday 28 January
||DSW Swim Meet
||Readers and Writers – Pink Ink Book Club
||Rainbow Dinner at Field & Green Restaurant
||Proud to Party @ Ivy Bar
|Sunday 29 January
||Brunch at Te Wharewaka
||Richter City Roller Derby
||Vogue Dance Class
||Same Sex Dancing Beginners’ Workshop
Because both Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on Sundays and everyone has other plans, we will have our next Sunday run on 8 January 2017.
There will be a Thursday run in the evening of 22 December, and 29 December.
Happy holidays everyone and a big thank you to everyone who has run with us this year!
The listings for forthcoming events in January, Feburary and March has been updated and there’s lots to check out, with the Wellington Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend, Round the Bays and the Wellington Pride Festival on the agenda.
Because of the Gazley Wellington Marathon, Wellington Frontrunners are taking a break this Sunday. Paul and Antony are doing the 10k and are planning to head to Espressoholic Café on Cuba St about 11am.
After the tragedy of the shootings at Orlando, the rainbow flag is a powerful symbol of a more peaceful, tolerant and understanding world.
The Rainbow Fun Triathlon is on this Saturday (5 March) and it looks like we’ll have 6 or 7 teams. Register by Thursday 5pm if you’re interested. The registration page is on www.dsw.org.nz We also need some volunteers if you’re free to help. Contact Richard from DSW (email@example.com) if you’re available (9.30-11.30am this Saturday). The individual participants will be emailed on Friday once the teams are put together.
Because of the Triathlon this Saturday, we’ve decided not to hold this Sunday’s usual run.
Round the Bays is on tomorrow (Sunday 21 February), making access to our normal starting point at the Freyberg Pool inaccessible.
For those who aren’t doing Round the Bays this year – which I think is many of us – we’re going to start from someone completely different!
We’re going to start from the Huia Pool, Huia St, off Laings Rd, in Lower Hutt. (http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/…/Swimming-pools-and…/Huia-pool/)
Same gathering time of 9am and we’ll set off at 9.10, probably heading to a Petone café afterwards.