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New Zealand representatives and New Zealand champions

A number of the club’s members have competed internationally, representing New Zealand, or have won national championships. This page recognises the achievements of those athletes.

Current and recent members | Past members

Current and recent members

Michelle Van Looy





Peter Hanson

Alisha Gilchrist






Butch Borlase

Butch on the Kepler Challenge, 2010





Nicola Hankinson

Barry Prosser

Barry winning his age grade at the 2002 City Of Wellington half marathon

The club’s most outstanding runner of all time. Barry is also known as the “Father of Mountain Running” in New Zealand, having won the mountain races held on Mt Edgecombe, Mt Maunganui and Mt Pomona more times than anyone can remember, including 21 consecutive wins between 1978 and 1987.

Sheryne Coverdale






Jan Fulstow

Susannah Lynch

Susannah at the 2010 NZ Cross Country Champs



Mike Wakelin

Mike at the National Road Relay, 2001


Matt Singleton

Matt at the World Mountain Running Trophy, 2005






Brendon Blacklaws

Matt at the World Mountain Running Trophy, 2005






Dana Hastie

Dana at the NI cross country champs, 2002




Matthew Prosser

Matt at the World Mountain Running Trophy 2002


Lyndon McGaughran

Lyndon running in the Philp Shield club race, 2002





Moana Burt

Moana at the Wellington Cross Country Champs, 2002

Moana joined Olympic Harriers after returning to running in early 2002.




Jane Nalder

Jane at the NI Cross Country champs, 2002

Jane joined Olympic Harriers after moving to Wellington from Nelson in early 2002.

Jane’s pre-Olympic achievements include World Mountain Running Trophy 2001 (Italy) – 16th Junior Women.



Mike Burkinshaw


Hayden Prosser

Hayden at the World Mountain Running Trophy 2002





Brian Watson

Brian at the Grand Memorial club race 2002




Members from days gone by

Back in the early day, international travel was a lot more difficult than it is now, so being selected to represent New Zealand was a major greater privelege. In the 1920s, travel to Australia was a several day trip by boat!

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Last updated: 2 Jun 2016