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Party like it's 1984 9 Aug 2017.

Bays Relay and Turkey Trot (and Social in the evening) -- 12 August

The main running relay takes off at 12:30 pm for women or 1 pm for men from Island Bay but don't forget the Turkey Trot which is the 5 km walking race that leaves at 10:30 from the same place.  Details for both are here http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/News/the-bays-relay-the-turkey-trot-12th-august

Don't forget the social event afterwards at the Club  -- an 80's themed night.   From 6:00 pm at the club, bring something for the pot luck dinner and something to drink.  Costumes will be to the fore and there will be plenty of prizes for obvious and not so obvious categories.  DJ Pain Conductor will be playing his best C90 mix tape so don't miss it.

 

Congratulations 

The following Wellington athletes who have been selected for the team to compete at the Pacific School Games and the All Schools Australian Champs in Adelaide, Australia in December.  Three of Amanda Goldsmith's athletes have been selected which is fantastic news for her as well!

  • Pacific School Games: Maia Wilkinson (WHAC), Ben Lambert (Olympic), Daniel Williams (Lower Hutt), Chethana Witharana (Olympic).
  • All Schools Australian Champs: Andrew Jenkins (Olympic) and Finn Seeds (Upper Hutt)

And here is another bit of news about the Athletics Wellington Athlete Development Programme that three of our athletes have been named on - Michaela Walker, Lucy Hegan, Victoria Green and Rose Lovell: http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/News/athletics-wellington-announces-awad-squad-for-201718

 

Bring back those trophies!
It takes ages to get the engraving and everything sorted for prizegiving so please please get those trophies back.  May still be a chocolate fish if you are quick.

 

Yoga for Runners
Tina Anderson is interested in offering classes at the Clubrooms.  She is very experienced and knows what runners need - see https://www.facebook.com/TinaAndersonAotearoa/ . The classes work on a ticket system, 4 class pass is $55 to be used in 6 weeks or an 8 class pass is $95 to be used in 10 weeks.   One possibility for times is Sundays at 5pm, but she needs 10 people to make it viable -- she also has similar classes at other venues if you are interested but this time doesn't suit.  Please get in touch via email at teenzjeanz10@gmail.com and if you have any questions or concerns, please give Tina a call on 022 400 1433. 

 

Wellington Centre Road Champs - 19 August
A mix of 5 and 10 km races out at Wainui is the last of the Centre races and also the last chance to pick up club Incentive Points.  If you don't know what these are ask a person who has been around a while.  People who have done the Vossler, Dorne or Wellington XC are already registered, but if you need to register or want other details see:
 http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/wellington-road-running-championships

Brendan Foot Supersite Kids Cross Country Series - Sunday 13 August
The final event in the Kids Cross Country Series is being held at Memorial Park/Sladden Park in Petone on Sunday 13 August. There are races for pre schoolers through to year 8s. Enter online at www.athleticshub.co.nz. There have been between 400 and 500 kids taking part at each event.  If you pre enter by Sunday 6 August you'll receive a personalised race bib on the day. We're looking forward to handing out the Shoe Clinic/New Balance drink bottles and medals to the 200 plus kids who end up competing in all five events as well as the overall series individual and team awards.

Hope to see you all at the Club for a blast around one of our regular routes.  Good luck to all those representing Wellington at the NZ Champs in Auckland on the Sunday, and particularly those from Olympic: Jo Fowler, Esther George, Amelia Harris, Michaela Walker, Michelle Van Looy, Deb Platts-Fowler.

 

Athletics New Zealand Road Relays are coming

30th September is not as far away as you might think, and really Rotorua isn't that far to travel either.  Keep it in mind! 
Registration details and formation of teams is just around the corner.

 

Next Runs

12 August: Bays Relay + Social at the Club

19 August: Wellington Road Champs Wainui

26 August: Pack Run from clubrooms

 

Sundays  8:00'ish A group of keen runners go for a longer run, usually around 5 min/km pace.   
Watch https://www.facebook.com/groups/797068523644426/ where they co-ordinate locations and transport etc

 

 

Social Contacts

  • There are a couple of active Facebook pages associated with the club.  If memory serves you need to be accepted to get access but that is not a big hassle.  A variety of semi organised runs at different levels, encouragement for summer track athletes, and celebrations of current (and some past) performances all turn up regularly.

  -- https://www.facebook.com/olympicharriers/       Lots of results and chats here!

  -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/olympicmen/

  -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/797068523644426/  This is the Womens (and Mens) group a bit cryptic, but quite active.


Athletics Wellington announces AW Athlete Development Squad for 2017/18 7 Aug 2017.

Athletics Wellington has named 19 athletes for the 2017/18 Athletics Wellington Athlete Development squad. There are four Olympic names on the list:

  • Michaela Walker
  • Lucy Hegan
  • Victoria Green
  • Rose Lovell

Well done to you all!

Read the full announcement from AW.


Wellington team selection for Pacific School Games 7 Aug 2017.

Congratulations to the following Wellington athletes who have been selected for the team to compete at the Pacific School Games and the All Schools Australian Champs, both in Adelaide in Australia in December. 

  • Pacific School Games: Maia Wilkinson (WHAC), Ben Lambert (Olympic), Daniel Williams (Lower Hutt), Chethana Witharana (Olympic).
  • All Schools Australian Champs: Andrew Jenkins (Olympic) and Finn Seeds (Upper Hutt)

Well done to the three Olympic members selected, and to their coach Amanda Goldsmith!

::[Pacific School Games]::


Free Chocolate Fish 3 Aug 2017; updated 3 Aug 2017.

Pack run/walk from Clubrooms, Alex Moore, Sat 5 August, 1:45

Pack run this Saturday -- should be bright calm and looking good.   Come to think of it, each of the Committee members can be described by two out of those three things -- perhaps the pre-run discussion can be around which two apply to which Committee member.


Need an energy boost?  Bring back those trophies!
Running is hard work so if you need a little energy bring back your trophies and score a FREE chocolate fish - plus you get warm fuzzies from doing the right thing.  Just see Rob.

Bays Relay and Turkey Trot (and Social in the evening) -- 12 August
Nearly last chance to register if you haven't already.  Registrations close off on Sunday night and teams will be sorted early next week.  https://tinyurl.com/BaysSignup17

The main running relay takes off at 12:30 pm for women or 1 pm for men from Island Bay but don't forget the Turkey Trot which is the 5 km walking race that leaves at 10:30 from the same place.  Details for both are here http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/News/the-bays-relay-the-turkey-trot-12th-august

Don't forget the social event afterwards at the Club  -- an 80's themed night.  Should be easy for most of us given the bad taste clothing that is in abundance at club runs.


Wellington Centre Road Champs - 19 August
A mix of 5 and 10 km races out at Wainui is the last of the Centre races and also the last chance to pick up club Incentive Points.  If you don't know what these are ask a person who has been around a while.  People who have done the Vossler, Dorne or Wellington XC are already registered, but if you need to register or want other details see:
 http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/wellington-road-running-championships


Brendan Foot Supersite Kids Cross Country Series - Sunday 13 August
The final event in the Kids Cross Country Series is being held at Memorial Park/Sladden Park in Petone on Sunday 13 August. There are races for pre schoolers through to year 8s. Enter online at www.athleticshub.co.nz. There have been between 400 and 500 kids taking part at each event.  If you pre enter by Sunday 6 August you'll receive a personalised race bib on the day. We're looking forward to handing out the Shoe Clinic/New Balance drink bottles and medals to the 200 plus kids who end up competing in all five events as well as the overall series individual and team awards.

Athletics New Zealand Road Relays are coming

30th September is not as far away as you might think, and really Rotorua isn't that far to travel either.  Keep it in mind! 
Registration details and formation of teams is just around the corner.

 

Next Runs

 5 August: Pack Run from clubrooms

12 August: Bays Relay + Social at the Club

19 August: Wellington Road Champs Wainui

26 August: Pack Run from clubrooms

 

Sundays  8:00'ish A group of keen runners go for a longer run, usually around 5 min/km pace.   
Watch https://www.facebook.com/groups/797068523644426/ where they co-ordinate locations and transport etc

Social Contacts

  • There are a couple of active Facebook pages associated with the club.  If memory serves you need to be accepted to get access but that is not a big hassle.  A variety of semi organised runs at different levels, encouragement for summer track athletes, and celebrations of current (and some past) performances all turn up regularly.

  -- https://www.facebook.com/olympicharriers/       Lots of results and chats here!

  -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/olympicmen/

  -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/797068523644426/  This is the Womens (and Mens) group a bit cryptic, but quite active.


Awesome results from NZXC 31 Jul 2017.

NZ Cross Country champs results from our club members who raced in Auckland.

Our masters women did a great job, being part of the Wellington team that won the gold medal, Deb winning the bronze for the W40-44 event, and Michelle the silver for the W45-49 event.

::[All Olympic members results]::


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