Club trophies and awards

The club is proud of its long and illustrious history. Highlighting this history are a number of trophies named after past members of the club. In addition, a number of competitions operate during the season. The club handicappers maintain a watch on these competitions during the season.

In the clubrooms are some well presented books by the Trophy cabinet showing these trophies and outlining past winners.

::[Results from most recent prizegiving]::

Contents

  1. Consistent Merit
  2. Interclub Points Competition
  3. Incentive Points Competition
  4. Best All Round Performances
  5. Most Improved
  6. Grand Memorial Races
  7. Maiden and Perston Races
  8. Club Cross Country Championship Races
  9. Club Road Racing Championship Races
  10. Club Marathon Championship
  11. Philp Shield
  12. Perston Baton Relay Trophy
  13. Club Representative Badges and Bars
  14. Club Champion
  15. Performance scholarships
  16. Family Cup
  17. Attendance Badges and Bars
  18. Club Performance of the Day Awards
  19. “The Jersey”
  20. Retired trophies

Consistent merit

Ingle Trophy

This trophy is for the club member who performs with distinction at both administration and running during the season. An award which rewards those who contribute to the management of the club in some significant way while also running well during the season. The Committee decides this trophy.

Carol Parkyn Memorial Cup

This cup is a consistent merit award for walkers.

Interclub Points Competition

Senior Men – Lord Cup
Masters Men – Veteran Champion Trophy
Senior Women – Prosser Rose Bowl
Masters Women – Binkhorst Cub

This is a points competition for each of the specified grades that is awarded to the club member who accumulates the most points from their results in four specified interclub races:

  • Vosseler Shield
  • Dorne Cup
  • Wellington Cross Country Champs
  • Wellington Road Champs

In each race you are awarded the number of points corresponding to how may club members finish behind you (plus yourself). If you finish first out of ten club members you get ten points and if you finish tenth out of ten you get one point. Thus it helps to win the big races. If you don't race you get zero points - you can still win the competition but you will be severely disadvantaged!

Incentive Points Competition

Senior Men – Jelley Cup
Veteran Men – Veteran’s Incentive Trophy
Senior Women – Bradley Trophy
Veteran Women – Harris Incentive Cup

This is a handicap points competition that involves the use of a ranking list prior to each of the specified 4 races used for the Interclub Points races. Runners must improve on their ranking in that ranking list in the specified race while at the same time ensure that runners ranked below them do not beat them. A complex points system that can result in a tight overall competition for these trophies.

Best All Round Performances

Men/women 60 and over – Hanson and Watson Trophy
Men under 20 (was 19 and under) – Major A. B. Chappel Trophy
Women under 20 (was 19 and under)
Men under 18 (was 17 and under)
Women under 18 (was 17 and under)

Men under 15 (was 15 and under) – Jack Blanchfield Memorial Cup
Women under 15 (was 15 and under) – Kelly Cup
Boys under 13 (was 13 and under) – Morey Cup
Girls under 13 (was 13 and under) – C Hardman & H Rush Trophy 
Boys under 11 (was 11 and under) – Himona Cup
Girls under 11 (was 11 and under)
Boys under 9 (was 9 and under)
Girls under 9 (was 9 and under) – Wolff-Ohlsson Cup

For each junior age group, an award or trophy (as listed above) is given to the athlete that gave the best all round performance during the season. The Committee decides these trophies.

Most Improved

Men under 20 – Arthur T. Davies Memorial Vase
Women under 20
Men under 18
Women under 18
Men under 15 – Mike Waterman Trophy
Women under 15
Boys under 13 – McCutcheon Cup
Girls under 13 – Harris Cup
Boys under 11 – Bott Cup
Girls under 11 – Ken Ritchie Cup
Boys under 9
Girls under 9
Boys under 7
Girls under 7
Junior athlete showing the most potential – Fred Mair Memorial Trophy
Most improved club runner – Jacques Cup

These trophies reward the athletes who have shown the most improved performance in their running during the past year.

Grand Memorial Races

Senior/Masters Men 1st – Philp Memorial Cup
Senior/Masters Men 2nd – Byrne Memorial Cup
Senior/Masters Men 3rd – Wilson Memorial Cup
Fastest Time – Dad Philp Pewter Pot

Junior Men 1st – 1939–45 Memorial Cup
Junior Men 2nd
Junior Men 3rd
Fastest Time – Perston Rose Bowl

Senior/Masters Women 1st – Dellabarca Trophy
Senior/Masters Women 2nd
Senior/Masters Women 3rd
Fastest Time – Scott Cup

Junior Women 1st
Junior Women 2nd
Junior Women 3rd
Fastest Time

Significantly, a large number of trophies are up for grabs in one of the club’s most traditional events.

Maiden and Perston Races

Perston Memorial Race

Handicap 1st – A R Perston Memorial Trophy
Handicap 1st (Female) 
Fastest time – Mrs F C Perston Memorial Trophy
Fastest female – Don McGaughran Memorial Trophy

Maiden Race

Handicap 1st – Maiden Trophy
Fastest time – Norman Watson Memorial Trophy 
Fastest female – Sheryne Beeby Cup

The first races of the season have six trophies for the outright and sealed handicap winners of the two respective races.

Club Cross Country Championship Races

Girls 7 and under
Girls 7 and under sealed handicap
Boys 7 and under
Boys 7 and under sealed handicap

Girls under 9 (was 9 and under) – Dave Gratton Cup
Girls under 9 (was 9 and under) sealed handicap
Boys under 9 (was 9 and under) – Gary and Sue Dick Trophy
Boys under 9 (was 9 and under) sealed handicap

Girls under 11 (was 11 and under) – Dyson Cup
Girls under 11 (was 11 and under) sealed handicap
Boys under 11 (was 11 and under) – Dyson Cup
Boys under 11 (was 11 and under) sealed handicap

Girls under 13 (was 13 and under) – OHC Cup - Steve Tait
Girls under 13 (was 13 and under) sealed handicap
Boys under 13 (was 13 and under) – Rush Cup
Boys under 13 (was 13 and under) sealed handicap

Girls under 15 (was 15 and under) – Wilkinson Cup
Girls under 15 (was 15 and under) sealed handicap
Boys under 15 (was 15 and under) – Bill Scatchard Memorial Cup
Boys under 15 (was 15 and under) sealed handicap

Women under 18 (was 17 and under) – Tina & Janice Parker Trophy
Women under 18 (was 17 and under) sealed handicap
Men under 18 (was 17 and under) – Smith Cup
Men under 18 (was 17 and under) sealed handicap – Bezer Cup

Women under 20 (was 19 and under)
Women under 20 (was 19 and under) sealed handicap
Men under 20 (was 19 and under) – JR Perston (Masterton Harriers) Cup
Men under 20 (was 19 and under) sealed handicap

Senior Women – McGaughran Shield
Senior Women sealed handicap
Senior Men – Wiren Cup
Senior Men sealed handicap

Masters Women 35+ – Veteran Women’s Club Champs Trophy
Masters Women sealed handicap
Masters Men 40+ – Veteran Men’s Club Champs Trophy
Masters Men sealed handicap – Bill Meek Memorial Trophy

Masters Women 50+ – Alcock Plate
Masters Women 50+ sealed handicap
Masters Men 50+ – Brooklyn Harriers Shield
Masters Men 50+ sealed handicap

In addition to the trophies and cups awarded for these races, certificates are given for the handicap winners and the first three in each grade.

Club Road Racing Championship Races

Girls under 9 (was 9 and under) – Barry Rush Cup
Boys under 9 (was 9 and under) – McDonald Trophy

Girls under 11 (was 11 and under) – Rhonda Cooper Cup
Boys under 11 (was 11 and under) – Arthur Klap Cup

Girls under 13 (was 13 and under) – Speakman Cup
Boys under 13 (was 13 and under) – Hay Trophy

Girls under 15 (was 16 and under) – OHC Cup
Boys under 15 (was 16 and under) – OHC Cup

Women under 20 ( was 19 and under) – OHC Cup
Men under 20 (was 19 and under) – OHC Cup

Senior Women – Laurie Watson Memorial Trophy
Senior Men – Wilson Memorial Trophy

Masters Women – Olive Watson Memorial Trophy
Masters Men – Campbell Cup

Masters Women 50+
Masters Men 50+ 

Masters Men 60+ – Steve Bligh Trophy

In addition to the trophies and cups awarded for these races, certificates are given for the handicap winners and the first three in each grade.

Club Marathon Championship

Men – Marathon Championship Cup
Women

These trophies go to the fastest marathon times in the twelve months preceding the end of the harrier season each year.

Philp Shield

Winning team – batons

This is awarded to the winning team of the Philp Shield Teams Club Race.

Perston Baton Relay Trophy

Winning team – batons

This is awarded to the winning team of the Perston Baton Relay club race, held at Karori Park.

Club Representative Badges and Bars

Club members who make or are within the counting team for each of the Senior Men, Senior Women, Masters Men, and Masters Women grades are in the running for club representative badges.

To qualify, an individual must make the counting team in four of the five following events:

  • Shaw Baton
  • Vosseler Shield
  • Dorne Cup
  • Centre Cross Country Champs
  • Centre Road Champs

Badges are given for members who complete the representative award in their first year, then Bars given out for succeeding years.

Club Champion

C G Grant 50th Jubilee Cup

This trophy was introduced in 1996 and named after Charlie Grant to commemorate his 50th year with Olympic Harriers.

It is awarded to the club member who accumulates the least number of points from finishing in the first three in specified CLUB races from the combined grades of Senior Men, Senior Women, Master Men and Master Women. Runners must run in ALL the specified races to count towards this trophy. The scoring by each race goes as follows: 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 3 points.

These races are:

  • The Maiden & Perston races
  • Grand Memorial races
  • Club cross country championships
  • Philp Shield
  • Club road racing Championships

Performance Scholarships

Senior men
Senior women
Men under 20
Women under 20

These four performance scholarships are awarded each year to recognise the achievements of our highest performing club members.

The scholarships are equal to the value of a club membership for one year, and are awarded to the top performer from each the junior men, junior women, senior men and senior women grades over the four main interclub races (Vosseler Shield, Dorne Cup, Cross Country Champs, Road Champs) in the previous year. They will be announced at the club prize giving in October.

The winners are decided using the same calculation as the one used for the interclub champions trophies: The first club runner in each grade gets points equal to the number of club runners, the second runner gets one less point, and so on to the last runner who gets one point. If you don’t turn up you get zero. The most points overall is the winner (so you can win if you miss races but you have to do very well in the others!) As well as the calculation, the winners are subject to approval by the club committee.

Family Cup

The family cup is awarded to the family with the best overall performance in our club and interclub races.

The competition is run over ten interclub and club races: Maiden and Perston, Shaw Baton, University Relay, Vosseler, Dorne Cup, Grand Memorial, North Island Cross Country Champs, Wellington Cross Country Champs, Club Cross Country Champs, and Wellington Road Champs. (The Philp Shield, Perston Baton Relay and Bays Relay are not included because members of the same grade run different distances.)

Scoring is as follows: For the sake of scoring, families will be considered in parent/child pairs. Each family member will be considered in a pair with each other eligible family member. (Thus a family of two adults and two children will have four pairs: each adult with each child, and each person will be a member of two pairs.)

Each family member is awarded 5 points for finishing first out of all Olympic competitors in their grade, 4 points for finishing second, 3 points for finishing third, 2 points for finishing fourth, and 1 point for finishing fifth or lower. (Everyone who finishes will earn at least 1 point. Those who do not finish will earn 0 points.)

Each pair that competes will be awarded the sum of the points from each of two members of that pair. (Thus the maximum score each pair can be awarded is 10 points; the minimum is 2 points. Pairs that do not have two finishers will be awarded 0 points.

The overall score for the pair is the sum of the scores from eight events: each of the seven interclub races (Shaw Baton, University Relay, Vosseler Shield, Dorne Cup, North Island Cross Country Champs, Wellington Cross Country Champs and Wellington Road Champs) plus the best score from the best one of the three club races (one from Maiden and Perston, Grand Memorial and Club Cross Country Champs).

The winning family is the family with the pair with the highest score after the ten events.

Attendance Badges and Bars

Given to all members who indicate their prior intention to pursue this award with the Communications Officer and who start and finish all club runs and races and interclub events. Members who officiate at interclub events will qualify for attendance. First day for the attendance award is the first pack run; last day is the Perston Baton relay.

Badges are given for members who complete the attendance award in their first year, then Bars given out for succeeding years.

Club Performance of the Day Awards

To recognise performance by our members on a race by race basis, there is a “performance of the day” award given to members as decided by the Club Committee. It is not always the best runners who perform but also those down the field—this strives to reward these type of people.

“The Jersey”

This is the award that NOBODY wants to win.

It is awarded to the club member who, in the opinion of the previous year’s winner (or the club committee in his/her absence) has done something “out of the ordinary” (odd, hilarious, etc) to earn this “award”. Clothing and cool shades have become criteria.

Retired trophies

20 Mile Gold Cup

1st Olympic Runner – A E Cook Cup
1st Olympic/Rotorua Runner – Jack Perston Memorial Trophy

These trophies used to be awarded to the first Olympic Harrier (A E Cook) and the first Olympic Harrier or Rotorua Club member (Jack Perston) across the line in the 20 Mile Gold Cup race each year. This race is no longer held.

Turnbull Cup

Senior Men Fastest Time – Original Turnbull Cup
Total Points – J Turnbull Cup
Veteran Men’s Team – Picture
Loser’s Trophy (name not listed)

These trophies are contested by members of the Olympic & Masterton clubs. This race is no longer held.

Last updated: 1 Feb 2016