I'm also from Wellington, NZ - have been back for almost a year now after spending 4 years in London, UK.
I am an avid basketball fan and have also recently developed a bit of a gym bug - which has even more recently led to discovering I quite enjoy running! Have only been doing treadmill runs so far, but did my 2nd 5k since being a pre-teen, ran it in 24:25. Not sure how to set the treddie appropriately for Wellington's wind/hills though!
Looking forward to doing some outside runs now that the weather's getting nice!