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.
- Consistent Merit
- Interclub Points Competition
- Incentive Points Competition
- Best All Round Performances
- Most Improved
- Grand Memorial Races
- Maiden and Perston Races
- Club Cross Country Championship Races
- Club Road Racing Championship Races
- Club Marathon Championship
- Philp Shield
- Perston Baton Relay Trophy
- Club Representative Badges and Bars
- Club Champion
- Performance scholarships
- Family Cup
- Attendance Badges and Bars
- Club Performance of the Day Awards
- Retired trophies
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.
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!
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.
- Before each race, the club handicapper prepares a ranked list of runners for each grade.
- Each runner will gain a point for finishing ahead of somebody who is above them on the ranked list; conversely they will lose a point for finishing behind somebody lower than them on the ranked list. (For every point gained there will be a point lost so the total score over all runners will be 0.) For example, if a runner was expected to finish 6th amongst the competitors but finish 4th, they will be awarded 2 points. The other two runners will lose points based on their expected results.
- If a member on the list does not compete then they have no impact on the results.
- If a runner is not the ranking list (e.g. it is their first race) then they do not gain a score and they do not affect other runners scores. (This does not imply that new members cannot participate – they can be given a ranking prior to the race based on the handicapper's estimate.)
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.
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.
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
Significantly, a large number of trophies are up for grabs in one of the club’s most traditional events.
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
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.
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.
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
Men – Marathon Championship Cup
These trophies go to the fastest marathon times in the twelve months preceding the end of the harrier season each year.
Winning team – batons
This is awarded to the winning team of the Philp Shield Teams Club Race.
Winning team – batons
This is awarded to the winning team of the Perston Baton Relay club race, held at Karori Park.
Club members who make or are within the counting team for each of the Senior Men, Senior Women, Masters Men (M35 or M50), and Masters Women (W35 or W50) 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 (competes for the grade's 'A' team)
- Vosseler Shield (currently 3 from each grade to count)
- Dorne Cup (currently 4 from each grade to count)
- Centre Cross Country Champs (currently 4 from each grade to count)
- Centre Road Champs (currently 4 from each grade to count)
Badges are given for members who complete the representative award in their first year, then Bars given out for succeeding years.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: 21 Aug 2022