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July 2021

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Saturday, 3 Jul 2021, 09:45 to 15:00: North Island Cross Country Championships (interclub event), Spa Park, Taupo ×
Updated 1 Jul 2021.

Annual club mid-winter trip.

Races on Saturday, club dinner Saturday night, Sunday morning group runs. Not to be missed!

Registered & non Registered runners and walkers all welcome. A great family weekend event. The club has applied for grants to keep the costs down.

Register for the race, accommodation and the dinner: https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=32829&OrgID=10499


2021 race info

  1. 10:00am: Girls under 10 (1km)
  2. 10:05am: Boys under 10 (1km)
  3. 10:10am: Girls under 12 (2km)
  4. 10:15am: Boys under 12 (2km)
  5. 10:20am: Girls under 14  (3km)
  6. 10:25am: Boys under 14 (3km)
  7. 10:35am: Girls under 16 and 10:45am: boys under 16 (3km)
  8. 12:00am: Masters Men 35-49 (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
  9. 12:20am: Masters Women 35+ (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
  10. 12:40am: Masters Men 50+ (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
  11. 1:00pm: Women under 20, women under 18 (4km - 2 x 2km laps)
  12. 1:15pm: Men under 20, men under 18 (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
  13. 1:30pm: Senior Women (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
  14. 1:50pm: Senior Men (9km - 3 x 3km laps)


Further details








Saturday, 10 Jul 2021, 13:45 to 16:00: Club run/walk, Clubrooms ×
Updated 9 Apr 2021.

Club run / walk from the clubrooms with packs for all ages and abilities.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

All ages, all abilities, all motivations. Join us!

Meet at 1:45, ready for a 2pm departure.









Sunday, 18 Jul 2021, 12:30 to 16:00: Wellington Cross Country Champs (interclub event), Harcourt Park ×
Updated 9 Jul 2021.

NEWSFLASH: now incorporates the Olympic club XC champs - replacing the originally-scheduled separate champs event

2021 details below:


The venue is the same as the one used in 2019. It is based on a 2km lap which is similar to the course used for the 2019 national champs. It is a mixture of flat and undulating cross country running, and is suitable for spikes. It is likely that the course will be firm underfoot, unless there is heavy rain in the hours prior to the event in which case parts will get muddy and slippery. Each lap crosses a tarsealed road twice. The course will be marked with electrical tape, cones and flags. Competitors are to run between flags / cones, and around the outside of the tape – no cutting corners!

Beware: the Park is open to the public, so beware of the potential for spectators, members of the public and dogs to venture onto the course while you are competing. 


  • Wellington championship grades are: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Masters 35, 50, 60 and 70.
  • Championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 10km.
  • Championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70 and MM70 is 5km.
  • For all grades except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2021. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.


The event is open to any athlete registered in the Athletes NZ ClubNet database as “Competitive” and “Active and Financial” as at 11.59pm on Friday 16 July 2021.

Competitive athletes from other centres are welcome. They are to email their entry to Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 16 July and pay their $12 entry fee direct to Athletics Wellington (deposit into 031-540- 0009238-00).

Only “Competitive” members of an Athletics Wellington club will eligible for championship medals and to count in teams’ races.


Athletics Wellington clubs will be invoiced after the event for the competitors who finish:

  • $12.00 for all competitors aged 20+
  • $7.50 for all competitors under 20.


Any competitor who want to compete out of grade must notify Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by Friday 16 July.


All competitors must wear their official club uniform and their Athletics Wellington race bib (as issued for the Dorne Cup and Vosseler Shield) on the front of their uniform.

If you have misplaced / lost your race bib, please see Daryl Bloomfield on race day for a temporary bib (which must be returned after your race).


There are team races for each championship grade, except Seniors where the team race will be Open (first 6 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Men, who will compete for the White & Mackay Shield, and first 4 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Women).

Counting Individuals for teams:

First six from each club to count for Open Men and four for all other grades.


Athletics Wellington championship medals are awarded for the first three registered Wellington athletes in each grade. These medals will be presented at the Soundshell as soon as possible after each race.  



  • 5km (1km loop then 2 x 2km): WU18, MW50, MW60, MW70, MM60, MM70, all other adult grades non-championship


  • 4km (2 x 2km) Boys U16, Girls U16


  • 6km (3 x 2km) MU18, WU20
  • 8km (4 x 2km) MU20


  • 1km (1 x 1km loop) Boys U10, Girls U10


  • 2km (1 x 2km) Boys U12, Girls U12, Boys U14, Girls U14


  • 10km (5 x 2km) SW, SM, MW35, MM35, MM50, all other grades non-championship

Note: the 1km loop is the first half of the 2km loop. 

Further details







Saturday, 24 Jul 2021, 13:45 to 16:00: Club run/walk, Clubrooms ×
Updated 9 Apr 2021.

Club run / walk from the clubrooms with packs for all ages and abilities.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

All ages, all abilities, all motivations. Join us!

Meet at 1:45, ready for a 2pm departure.


Sunday, 25 Jul 2021, 10:30 to 12:00: Masters 8km Road Race, Olympic Harriers clubrooms ×

Road race and walk for registered masters athletes

Takes place entirely on footpaths around a 1.6km circuit, with no road crossings. Runners complete five laps for 8km and walkers complete four for 6.4km.

  • Road Race: 5 laps = 8 km – Start 11.00 am 
  • Race Walk: 4 laps = 6.4 km – Start 10.45 am

Start and finish: Is in Kipling Street.  The roads are NOT closed to traffic.

A light lunch will be provided.


  • Prizes will be awarded to the first place runner in each age group plus additional prizes where warranted. 
  • Prizes for first man and women in race walk plus additional prizes where warranted.
  • Prizes for the first 2 Club teams  (1 running team and 1 walking team)  


  • Running – Four to a team with at least one woman. 
  • Walking – Three to a team with at least one woman. 
  • A number of Spot Prizes will be drawn on the day.


  • Entry Fee for members of Masters and ANZ Clubs: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00
  • No late entry fee payable.
  • Entries can be made on day.
  • Pre-Masters are welcome.
  • Make cheque payable to Wellington Masters Athletics Inc. or Direct Credit to: Wellington Masters Athletics Inc., ANZ Bank, The Terrace: 06 0565 0064415 00
  • Entry form also available on the Masters website at www.wellingtonmastersathletics.org.nz

Further details







Saturday, 31 Jul 2021, 13:00 to 16:00: CANCELLED: Olympic Harriers Club cross country champs, Onslow Pony Club, Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley ×
Updated 9 Jul 2021.

NEWSFLASH: this event is now cancelled due to early lambing at the pony club. The club champs will now be determined at the Wellington Champs on 18 July

Club cross country champs. Races for all ages from juniors through to masters.

We are returning to where club champs were held back in the day.  The course will be different from the Grand Memorial, based around 1.8 km loops that will include a bit of a hill and fewer streams. The kids run a reduced 1km lap as we take the hill out for them. There is a trophy in each age group for both the winner and handicap winner, plus second and third get recorded with certificates - so it's all on! 

Please bring a plate for the afternoon tea at the clubrooms after the races. 

Be aware there may be no parking at the Pony Club paddocks due to wet ground, so parking will probably beon the road - take care as it is narrow in places. 

Start times and grades

1:30 pm

  • Boys and girls, U13 U11: 2km (2 x 1km lap)

1:45 pm

  • Boys and girls, U19, U17 and U15: 3.6km (2 x 1.8km lap)
  • Walkers, all grades (2 x 1.8km lap)
    • Note that Race 3 will still start on time if the walkers are still out on the course

2:10 pm

  • Boys and girls U9: 1km (2 x 500m lap)
  • Boys and Girls U7: 500m (1 x 500m lap)

2:20 pm

  • Senior Men: 7.2km (4 x 1.8km lap)
  • Senior Women, Masters Men 35,50,60: 5.5km (3 x 1.8km lap)
  • Masters Women 35,50,60:: 5.5km (3 x 1.8km lap)