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Prize-giving next week 11 Oct 2017 at 8:54 pm.

Pack run/walk, Alex Moore Clubrooms, 14 October 1:45
The wet weather of the week must surely be about to give way to some sunny skies so we can enjoy a jaunt out and about with other club members.   See the info a bit further down on the Master's 10km race on Sunday in Lower Hutt.  Next week is the inaugural Bernie Portenski Handicap Memorial, hosted by Scottish at St Timothy's Church in Titahi Bay, http://www.olympicharriers.nz/calendar/event.php?id=2981

Celebration time!  Annual Prize-giving – clubrooms, 7pm Wed 18 October
Something a little different this year -- we are having the prizegiving on a week night rather than tie up a whole Saturday afternoon for people with busy lives.  Hope to see you all there with wheelbarrows to take away the trophies.

Wassup?
The whole summer programme has been laid out for you in our new summer syllabus.  Print out the document on our website http://www.olympicharriers.nz/resources/AthleticsSyllabus_1718.pdf and put it on the fridge to know when all the athletics meets are and what is coming up on Saturday.  Thanks Trent for making it look so flash!

Summer Tuesday training now at 6:30pm
With the longer evenings the Tuesday night trainings with Chris Speakman have moved back a tad to start at 6:30pm.  A perfect way to sharpen up for the summer athletics season or if you are looking further out to hit the ground running for next Harrier season. 

Masters 10k road race, 15 October, Lower Hutt
A flat 10km from the Hutt Valley Marathon Clinic's function room at Huia Indoor Swimming Pool.  Showers are available and light refreshments are offered post-race - both free of charge.   Walkers 9.15am – Runners 9.45am, meet at southern end of riverside carpark, adjacent to Daly Street in Lower Hutt.
http://www.wellingtonmastersathletics.org.nz/hutt10km.html

Junior Club Night Coaches - Run Jump Throw Courses
Run Jump Throw is the Athletics NZ programme for teaching children athletics. The programme has been revamped for 2017 so this course will focus on the principles of the programme and how to deliver it on club nights. An essential for club night coaches. If you're able to help on club nights, or have coached on club nights previously, then one of the courses  listed below are definitely worth attending - you'll get heaps out of it. For more details on the Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw programme check out their website by clicking here

  • Sunday 15 October: Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt from 12pm to 2pm run by Simon England
  • Saturday 21 October: Newtown Park, Wellington from 3pm to 5.30pm run by Mark and Andrea Harris
  • Tuesday 24 October: Adventure Park, Discovery Drive, Whitby in the evening from 5pm to 7.30pm run by Mark Harris.

To register to attend either of these Run Jump Throw courses please email jo@athleticswellington.org.nz  or 021 976116
Next Runs
Sat 21 October:  Bernie Portenski race, Titahi Bay, http://www.olympicharriers.nz/calendar/event.php?id=2981

Sat 28 October: Clubrooms for a pack run

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.

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Come along to hear the stories from our travelers 4 Oct 2017.

Pack run/walk, Alex Moore clubrooms, 7 October, 1:45pmFrom the clubrooms we can venture out and about.  The main reason for coming will be to hear the war stories from last week:

  • Around Rarotonga Relay: A tight knit group of Olympic walkers and runners made the trip again this year.  Esther George won the main women's event and Sherynne and Miles won their grades too.  Unfortunately there is indeed another statue...
  • Rotorua Road Relays: Six teams went away to enjoy the lights of Rotovegas.  Masters Women came away with the bronze medal and everybody with heaps of memories.
  • Waikaremoana Circuit: If it wasn't enough for people to take part in the relay a good number shot around Lake Waikaremoana on the way home.  As you do!


Athletics "Have a go day",  Sat 7th October, 1:30 to 4pm
Athletics Wellington welcome you to the first event of the summer at Newtown Park on Saturday 7 October.
Just turn up and compete on the day.  Athletes from clubs and schools are encouraged to come along to the first senior track and field meet of the season.  Open to all college-age athletes and older with U16, U18, U20, Senior and Masters Grades. http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/have-a-go-day

Masters 10k road race, 15 October, Lower Hutt
A flat 10km from the Hutt Valley Marathon Clinic's function room at Huia Indoor Swimming Pool.  Showers are available and light refreshments are offered post-race - both free of charge.   Walkers 9.15am – Runners 9.45am, meet at southern end of riverside carpark, adjacent to Daly Street in Lower Hutt.
http://www.wellingtonmastersathletics.org.nz/hutt10km.html

 

Next Runs
Sat 21 October:  Bernie Portenski race, Titahi Bay, http://www.olympicharriers.nz/calendar/event.php?id=2981


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.

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Have a break this weekend 28 Sep 2017.

Holiday time! 

With the start of the school holidays, some members in Rarotonga , and road relays in Rotorua, people are thin on the ground so we will have a weekend off an organised club run.  Of course if you can't do without your fix there are the Parkruns either at Porirua or Lower Hutt which are lots of fun.


Hitting the mark at AIMS games
Olympic Harriers runners had a great day at the recent national Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools ("AIMS Games") crosscountry events held in Tauranga. Eight of our young athletes, representing Raroa and Tawa Intermediate schools, competed on a soft and challenging 3 km course, in a constantly changing mix of rain, hail and bright sunshine.

Each race had very large fields, but all of our runners finished in the top half of their races.  Special congratulations go to Lucy Jurke, who was 1st in Year 7 girls, and Sarah Hay, who finshed 2nd in Year 8 girls.  Lucy and Sarah also counted in the Raroa Intermediate teams that finished 3rd and 1st in the year 7 and year 8 races respectively.  Fantastic effort girls!  Results of Olympic Harriers runners were as follows:

Year 7 girls
1      Lucy Jurke            11:35
71    Kate Howell          13:47

Year 7 boys
83    Luke McNair-Robertson   12:43

Year 8 girls
2       Sarah Hay            11:35
24     Jenna Murrey       12:22

Year 8 boys
23     Thomas White      11:25
33     Dane-Atmore-Jones         11:36
69     Connor Elsworth               12:01

Full results are available here:  http://www.thetimingteam.co.nz/results/index.php?thread=144874074


Who went long this year?
Let Rob, captain@olympicharriers.org.nz,  know if you completed a marathon during the year and the time -- we try to keep track of these things in the club records.  Plus there is a cup to be awarded for the best time during the year.
 

Prizegiving -- Wed 18 October, 7pm Clubrooms
A change of venue and time this year to keep you on your toes.  More details to come.

10k race to remember Bernie Portenski - 21 October
Wellington Scottish are inviting Wellington clubs to join them for an annual handicap race we hold in Titahi Bay to commemorate Bernie Portenski. While Bernie was a staunch Scottish member, she trained with and supported many members from other clubs. The overall winner on handicap will hold the Bernie Portenski Memorial Trophy for a year – Scottish hope to make this an annual event.

We assemble at St Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay from about 1:30pm. Post-race we return to the church hall for an afternoon tea and prize-giving. The race starts at 2:05pm on the beach in front of the surf club at Titahi Bay, and will be followed by afternoon tea - bring a plate.
 

Junior athletic helpers needed
This is a big deal -- lack of helpers means less activities for the kids so please consider helping.  We need volunteers for the summer athletics season so we are able to run all our club night activities.  If any of our teenage athletes or parents/volunteers are keen to help out we'd love to have you involved.  We try to keep the number of kids per station at a manageable number on our Monday club nights, but we can only do this if we get volunteers to run the coaching stations. 

This is the same with all sports and we're no different unfortunately.  So we would love to hear from you if you can help in any way -- drop a note to Jo Murray, coaching@olympicharriers.org.nz.

There will be some Get Set Go and Run Jump Throw coaching courses on offer in October.  And Athletics NZ has developed some new Run Jump Throw resources this year, so they will be available to help those running our coaching stations on club nights.



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.

 


The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain - so it must be jolly in J'ville for joggers 21 Sep 2017.

Pack run/walk, club rooms at Alex Moore, 23 September, 1:45pm 

Join us at the club to see the season out and get the last few bits of training in before either the Rarotonga trip or the Road Relays in Rotorua.

Who went long this year?
Let Rob, captain@olympicharriers.org.nz,  know if you completed a marathon during the year and the time -- we try to keep track of these things in the club records. 
 
Prizegiving -- Wed 18 October, 7pm Clubrooms
A change of venue and time this year to keep you on your toes.  More details to come.

10k race to remember Bernie Portenski - 21 October
Wellington Scottish are inviting Wellington clubs to join them for an annual handicap race we hold in Titahi Bay to commemorate Bernie Portenski. While Bernie was a staunch Scottish member, she trained with and supported many members from other clubs. The overall winner on handicap will hold the Bernie Portenski Memorial Trophy for a year – Scottish hope to make this an annual event.

We assemble at St Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay from about 1:30pm. Post-race we return to the church hall for an afternoon tea and prize-giving. The race starts at 2:05pm on the beach in front of the surf club at Titahi Bay, and will be followed by afternoon tea - bring a plate.

Junior athletic helpers needed
This is a big deal -- lack of helpers means less activities for the kids so please consider helping.  We need volunteers for the summer athletics season so we are able to run all our club night activities.  If any of our teenage athletes or parents/volunteers are keen to help out we'd love to have you involved.  We try to keep the number of kids per station at a manageable number on our Monday club nights, but we can only do this if we get volunteers to run the coaching stations. 

This is the same with all sports and we're no different unfortunately.  So we would love to hear from you if you can help in any way -- drop a note to Jo Murray, coaching@olympicharriers.org.nz.

There will be some Get Set Go and Run Jump Throw coaching courses on offer in October.  And Athletics NZ has developed some new Run Jump Throw resources this year, so they will be available to help those running our coaching stations on club nights.
 

Next Runs

23 September: Pack run from the club
30 September: National Road Relays, Rotorua

 

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.

 


Lucky last of the season 13 Sep 2017.

Perston Baton Relay, Karori Park, 16 September, 12:30pm 

The last club race of the season is upon us already!  Note the earlier time which is there so we can sort the teams out in advance of the race start at 1:00pm.  This is a teams relay with the winning team members receiving a Baton, and getting their names engraved on the trophy.  The teams are picked on the day on the basis of handicaps, but once chosen the order of running is decided within the team.  Two people do a single 2.3km, two, do 2 laps, and one lucky person gets 3 laps.  Strategy can be key, and usually there is a close finish.

Helpers required to set up: at Karori Park at 11:30, or at the Club at 11:00 if you need a lift

 
Registration for Olympic Junior Athletics
Our Olympic Junior athletics registration day is this Sunday 17 September from 2pm to 3pm at the Olympic Harriers, Alex Moore Park clubrooms.  There's no need to come along to that if you want to register online.  The online registration link is: ONLINE REGISTRATION All details for the season at www.olympicjuniors.nz  For our Olympic Junior Athletics summer calendar check out this link: OLYMPIC CALENDAR

 

Junior athletic helpers needed
We still need volunteers for the summer athletics season so we are able to run all our club night activities.  If any of our teenage athletes or parents/volunteers are keen to help out we'd love to have you involved.  We try to keep the number of kids per station at a manageable number on our Monday club nights, but we can only do this if we get volunteers to run the coaching stations.  This is the same with all sports and we're no different unfortunately.  So we would love to hear from you if you can help in any way.  There will be some Get Set Go and Run Jump Throw coaching courses on offer in October.  And Athletics NZ has developed some new Run Jump Throw resources this year, so they will be available to help those running our coaching stations on club nights.

 

Athletics New Zealand Road Relays at Rotorua, 30 Sept

Teams have to be finalised on Sunday so if you are still thinking of going you need to contact someone before Saturday.  Things are firming up for the excursion on the way home with Rob McCrudden looking to detour to Waikaremoana on the way home (needing an extra day) -- contact him at captain@olympicharriers.org.nz for more details.
 

Bring back those trophies!
Very last chance -- there are still one or two outstanding.  If you can't get them to Karori Park it is your responsibility to make arrangements to have them passed on.  Contact Rob (captain@olympicharriers.org.nz) if you need to, but bringing them to the Park on Saturday is preferred. 

 

Next Runs

16 September: Perston Baton relays, Karori park

 

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.

 


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