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Saturday, 30 May 2020, 13:45 to 16:00: Combined social run / walk with Hutt Valley Harriers, Hutt Valley Harriers Clubrooms, Petone Recreation Ground, Udy St

Every year we have a combined run or race with our friends from HVH - this year its their turn to host.

There is a runour that they might even be offering a beer mile race for those inclined to participate - it should be an amusing spectator event if nothing else!

Help out by bringing a plate of food to share afterwards.

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 11:00 to 15:00: Aurora Handicap Marathon, Silverstream

Start times for all events are based on the handicapper's estimate of the time you will take to complete your chosen event at 2.00pm All competitors have a reasonable chance to take line honours.

In addition to the designated merit prizes in the handicap section, merit prizes will be awarded for fastest times in the marathon, and a range of spot prizes will be available to all participants who attend the prize-giving. All entrants who complete the course will receive a certificate of achievement.

Soup and a light buffet meal will be available at about 3pm.

Further details

Saturday, 6 Jun 2020, 13:00 to 16:00: Olympic Harriers Club cross country champs, Pony Club, Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley

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)
Saturday, 13 Jun 2020, 13:00 to 16:00: Dorne Cup (interclub event), Trentham Memorial Park

Interclub cross country races for registered athletes only.

Previous year's details: 

Race Eligibility:
The Dorne Cup races are an Athletics New Zealand Sanctioned Event. Only Athletics NZ registered athletes who are financial members in the ANZ ClubNet database are eligible to compete.
Athletes must be financial in ClubNet by midnight 6 June 2018 in order to compete.

Age Grades and Club Uniform:
Age at 31st December 2018, except Masters grades where age at 9th June 2018. 
As this event is only open to Registered Club Members, the correct club uniform must be worn.

Any athlete wishing to compete “out of grade” (e.g. junior in senior grade), must advise Dave Moore and and Daryl Bloomfield  by 5:00pm Thursday 7 June 2018.

Clubs outside Athletics Wellington Centre should send a list of entries by spreadsheet, listing name, date of birth, sex, and Club name to Dave Moore (da.me.moore@xtra.co.nz) and Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 5:00pm Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Collection of race bibs: Athletics Wellington provides the timing system. Race bibs will again be used for each of the 4 interclub races. The bibs will have timing chips on their reverse. These are new chips, not the ones previously used. If you haven't collected your bib at a rprevious race, Michelle van Looy has it. You can collected it from the club tent.

Location: The races are held in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham.  Enter from Barton Avenue (off Fergusson Drive).  Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.

Course Description
A flat cross-country event around the picturesque Trentham Memorial Park and the Hutt River stop banks.  The course is suitable for spikes.  An Athletics New Zealand sanctioned event.

Protests and Appeals:
IAAF Competition Rules 146 covers protests and appeals.  In the first instance, any protest must be made to the Race Referee, within 30 minutes of the finish of the race. Referee’s decision will be given to the Race Director. Any appeal must be made to the Race Director.

Athletes are reminded of IAAF Rule 144 (3)(b) which states “For the purpose of this Rule, the following examples shall be considered assistance, and are therefore not allowed…. Possession or use of video recorders, radios, CD, radio transmitters, mobile phone or similar devices in the competition area.”   This rule covers the use of iPods / MP3 players.  Athletes who use any such device while competing in any race at the Dorne Cup may be subject to a protest and disqualification.

Marshals are clearly identifiable with either orange or yellow Hi-Viz vests around the course. If you are injured or observe an injury or problem of any kind please report to the nearest marshal. All competitors must obey the directions of marshals.  Failure to follow the directions of a marshal may result in disqualification.

Course Markings:
The course will be marked with a combination of the following; tape, marker poles, arrows, cones and marshals. Where 2 marker poles are placed as a gate, runners must run between the marker poles. Where 1 marker pole is used, runners must run within 5m either side of the marker pole. . Failure to follow the correct course may result in disqualification.

Teams Awards
The first four runners from each club in all grades, except Open Men, will count towards the Teams Awards.

The first six runners from each club in Race 6 will count towards the Open Men’s Teams Award, with the winning team being awarded the Dorne Cup.

An Open Men’s team may comprise Seniors, Masters 35+, 40+, and 50+.  An Open Women’s team may comprise Masters 35+, 50+ and 60+

Masters who make up an Open Men’s /Women’s team who have run out of grade as a SM or SW do not also qualify for their respective Masters Men team awards, otherwise Masters who make up the Open team will also count towards their respective Masters Grade team.

Individual Awards

Medals will be award to the first three place-getters in each grade.

Individual Masters who, with the exception of those who run out of grade, make up an Open team will qualify for the individual medals in their respective age grade.

Race Events

1.00pm (6k): Masters Women (35+), Masters Women (50+), Open Women (SW), Masters Men (60+), Masters Men (70), Masters Women (60+).

1.30pm (4k): Men Under 20 (MU20), Women Under 20 (WU20), Men Under 18 (MU18), Women Under 18 (WU18).

2.00pm (2k): Boys & Girls Under 11 (BU11/GU11), Boys & Girls Under 13 (BU13/GU13)

2.15pm (3k): Boys Under 15(BU15), Girls Under 15  (GU15)

2.30pm (1k): Boys Under 9 (BU9), Girls Under 9 (GU9)

2.45pm (8k): Open Men (SM), Masters Men (35+) & (50+)


2km Loop

This loop cuts out the old horse paddock and the 2km distance is made up by an extended section that goes around the children’s soccer fields.  This means the 2km loop finishes with a straight line run back up to the finish chute, as opposed to finishing on a corner as in previous years.

Dorne Cup 2km loop

4km Loop

 We are cutting out the old horse paddock and replacing this with two sections of bush run and a different section around the rugby fields.  There will also now be only one water crossing in the 4km loop.

Further details

Saturday, 20 Jun 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from somewhere in Wellington with packs for all ages and abilities.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

Saturday, 27 Jun 2020, 13:00 to 16:00: Grand Memorial club races and Old Members Day (club event), Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley

Open handicap cross country races. This event commemorates our first club president, who died while in office, as well as a number of club members who died in the First World War.

Former club members are invited to join us. This year, we will be joined by Vic Uni Athletics Club, as well as soldiers from the Army's 1 Command Support Regiment.

This race will be followed by afternoon tea at the clubrooms - please bring a plate to share.

Race details:

1.30pm: Boys & Girls 9 and Under (1km scratch race), Boys & Girls 13 and Under (2km scratch race)

2.00pm-ish: Walkers;
Senior Women, Masters Women, Junior Women (W-U18 & W-U20), Junior Men (M-U18 & M-U20) (4km open handicap);
Senior Men & Masters Men (8km open handicap)

(Both handicap races – 4km and 8km – will be run concurrently with one finish time.)

Hot showers and afternoon tea at the Clubrooms following the final race – please bring a towel and a plate.


Further details

Saturday, 4 Jul 2020, 09:45 to 15:00: North Island Cross Country Championships (interclub event), Spa Park, Taupo

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 applies for grants to help cover costs of rental vans and accomodation, so participating in this stays within reach of all club memebrs.


Previous year's info:

9:45am: Girls 10 and under (1km)
9:55am: Boys 10 and under (1km)
10:05am: Girls 12 and under (2km)
10:15am: Boys 12 and under (2km)
10:30am: Girls 14 and under (3km)
10:45am: Boys 14 and under (3km)
11:00am: Masters Men 35-49 (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
11:20am: Masters Women 35+ (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
11:45am: Masters Men 50+ (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
12:15pm: Women under 20, women under 18 (4km - 2 x 2km laps)
12:30pm: Men under 20, men under 18 (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
12:45pm: Senior Women (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
1:20pm: Senior Men (9km - 3 x 3km laps)

Further details

Sunday, 5 Jul 2020, 07:00 to 12:00: Wellington Half marathon Champs (Wellington Marathon), Sky Stadium

Established in 1986, the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been Wellington's favourite footrace for three decades. 

Based at the famous Westpac Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington's spectacular waterfront creates an occasion for all age and ability. You might even win a trip to the New Caledonia Marathon. 

With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and the Kids' Magic Mile, there's something for everyone. 4000 runners and walkers can't all be wrong. But don't take our word for it. Find out for yourself

Further details

Saturday, 11 Jul 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from somewhere in Wellington with packs for all ages and abilities.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

Sunday, 12 Jul 2020, 10:00 to 12:00: Wellington Masters Athletics 8km Road Race, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Wellington Masters Athletics 8km Road Race

Further details

Sunday, 19 Jul 2020: Wellington Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park

Interclub cross country race for registered competitive members (junior, senior, and masters)

Saturday, 25 Jul 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from somewhere in Wellington with packs for all ages and abilities.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

Saturday, 26 Sep 2020, 08:00 to 12:00: Athletics NZ Marathon Champs - Rotorua Marathon, Rotorua


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