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Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020: College Sport Wellington XC Champs, Harcourt Park

College Sport Wellington XC Champs
 
 
Saturday, 8 Aug 2020: University Cross Country Relays, Mackays Crossing
Updated 29 Jul 2020 at 7:55 pm.

1. The Whittaker’s Chocolate Walk - open to walkers of all ages. Distance of approximately 6 km. Walkers must estimate their time with the winners being the walkers who are closest to their estimated time. Prizes for first female and first male.

2. The Boys & Girls Races – four scratch races for athletes under 16 years of age, and a fun run for the under 7’s. Athletes 16 years and older run in the junior relay. Prize giving for the four scratch races will be held shortly after the under 7’s fun run, just before the start of the relay. Age is taken as at 31 December 2020.

3. The Victoria University Relay – 10 grades with 4 runners per team over an approx. 3.7 km lap. Note the introduction of the M60+ grade this year.

Race

  • 12:00 PM: Chocolate Walk 6 km walk on the road; 11.30 registration, 12 noon start
  • 1:15 PM B&G U10 1.2 km: the start is over the sandhills to the south of the main start/finish area
  • 1:30 PM B&G U12 2 km loop from the start/finish area
  • 1.45 PM B&G U14 2 km loop from the start/finish area
  • 2:00 PM B&G U16 2 km loop from the start/finish area
  • 2:15 PM B&G U7 500 metres fun run "out and back" from the start/finish area
  • 2:50 PM UNIVERSITY RELAY: 10 grades with 4 runners per team, approx. 3.7 km lap. All grades start together - this keeps the day compact and makes for competitive racing with athletes from the various grades unofficially competing against one another. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team in each grade with the prize-giving to start as soon as the final runner completes the event. Composite teams are allowed to comprise runners of mixed ages and genders (results in this grade will be recorded but there will no prizes awarded). Grades: Junior women U20, Junior men U20 , Open women, Open men, Masters women 35+, Masters men 35+, Masters women 50+, Masters men 50+, Masters men 60+, Composite.

PLEASE NOTE: age is taken as of 31st December 2020 OR in the case of Masters, age on the day of the event.

Electronic Timing Batons and Changeover

  • Team members must run with the baton in their hand.
  • Next lap runners must enter the changeover area via the side access chute, NOT VIA THE START/FINISH CHUTE
  • Baton changeover must take place in the allocated changeover zone

NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED ON THE FARM AREA OF QE PARK, EITHER LOOSE, ON LEADS OR IN CARS. SO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CANINES AT HOME!

 
 
Saturday, 15 Aug 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: No pack run today, N/A

There will not be a pack run/walk today due to the Wellington Cross Country Champs tomorrow.

 
 
Sunday, 16 Aug 2020: Mukamuka Munter, Catchpool Visitor Centre

Note this isn’t a fully marked route like you would find in an Xterra . Saying that there will be marshals and some tape and the standard doc triangles at key parts but you are expected to do some homework with maps. I strongly suggest downloading Viewranger its a free APP and you can install the topo maps for a few dollars. It works well in the back country as a back up. Don’t rely on technology though you will still need a map and compass. 



The route follows the original Mukamuka Munter race route in the southern Rimutakas, and involves running along the coast, up and down rugged rocky valleys and through some fantastic native bush.  It is an awesome route!



Starting from Orongorongo River mouth, the route heads East following the South Wairarapa coastline for about 12km.  It then turns north up the Mukamuka Stream valley (make sure you take the main valley (not the initial left tributary )


Further details

 
 
Sunday, 16 Aug 2020: Wellington Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park
Updated 16 Jul 2020.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will be based on a 2km lap, which will be similar to the lap used for the 2019 NZ Cross Country Champs. The lap has 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.

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.

Corners of the course will be marked with electrical tape. Competitors are to run around the outside of the tape – no cutting corners!

AGE GRADES

  • 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 2020. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.

ENTRY AND ELIGIBILITY

The event is open to any athlete registered in the Athletes NZ ClubNet database as “Active and Financial” as at 11.59pm on Friday 14 August 2020.

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

“Social” members can compete in a “Recreation” category. However they must notify Todd Stevens (todd.stevens@pwc.com) and pay an additional $10 entry fee direct to Athletics Wellington by 14 August (deposit into 031-540-0009238-00).

Competitive athletes from other centres are welcome. They are to email their entry to Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 14 August and pay their $12 entry fee direct to Athletics Wellington (deposit into 031-540-0009238-00).

ENTRY FEES

Olympic Harriers will pay the entry fees of club members. Except social members.

RUNNERS COMPETING OUT OF GRADE

Any competitor who want to compete out of grade must notify Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by Friday 14 August 2020.

RACE UNIFORM AND NUMBERS

All competitors must wear their official club uniform and have a race number written on their hand. 

Prior to the race, competitors must report to the registration desk (located in the Soundshell) where a race number will be written onto their hand. After crossing the finish line, competitors must stay in the order they finished until their race number is recorded.

TEAM RACES

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.

MEDALS

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.

RACE START TIMES AND DISTANCES

  • 11.00am
    • 5km: Women Under 18
    • 5km: Masters Men 60
    • 5km: Masters Men 70
    • 5km: Masters Women 50
    • 5km: Masters Women 60
    • 5km: Masters Women 70
    • 5km: All other adult grades (non-championship)
  • 11.45am
    • 4km: Boys Under 16
    • 4km: Girls Under 16
  • 12.10pm
    • 6km: Men Under 18
    • 6km: Women Under 20
    • 8km: Men Under 20
  • 12.50pm
    • 1km: Boys Under 10
    • 1km: Girls Under 10
  • 1.00pm
    • 2km: Boys Under 12
    • 2km: Girls Under 12
    • 2km: Boys Under 14
    • 2km: Girls Under 14
  • 1.20pm
    • 10km: Senior Women
    • 10km: Senior Men
    • 10km: Masters Men 35
    • 10km: Masters Men 50
    • 10km: Masters Women 35
    • 10km: All other adult grades (non-championship)

The 1km loop will be the first half of the 2km lap. The 5km race will do a 1km loop followed by 2 x 2km laps.

CONTACT DETAILS

Race Director:
Todd Stevens
Email: todd.stevens@pwc.com
021781238

Entries, timing and results
Daryl Bloomfield
Email: daryl@fedude.co.nz

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 22 Aug 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Trinity Run: Pack Run and Walk with WHAC and Scottish, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue
Updated 11 Jul 2020.

During WW1, Olympic, WHAC, and Scottish all merged to form Trinity Harriers. This social day let's us run together as mates, instead of competitors. 

We will meet at our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club, and from running and walking packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink. 

Meet at 1:45 for a 2pm start. 

Please bring a plate to share (the other clubs will do the same). Also, please park on the road and leave the drive free for bowling club members.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

Covid-19 Alert Level 1

1. Still stay home if you are sick

2. Scan our QR code to help keep track of where you have been

3. Hand sanitiser will be provided if you feel you need to use it

4. No restrictions on numbers or social distancing!!

 
 
Saturday, 29 Aug 2020: New Zealand Cross Country Championships, Dunedin
Updated 3 Jul 2020.

New Zealand Cross Country Championships

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 29 Aug 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club with packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

 

 
 
Sunday, 30 Aug 2020, 07:00 to 12:00: Wellington Half Marathon Champs (Wellington Marathon), Sky Stadium
Updated 2 Jun 2020.

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, 5 Sep 2020, 13:45 to 16:00: Philp Shield (club event), Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club teams road race, various distances up to 5km. Teams are made up of all ages (juniors through to masters), with runners and walkers.

Time: 1:45 (at the clubrooms) for selection of teams.

Course: Alex Moore Park track.

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea afterwards.

 
 
Saturday, 12 Sep 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club with packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

 

 
 
Saturday, 19 Sep 2020: Wellington Road Running Championships, Wainuiomata
Updated 3 Jul 2020.

This year this event will be open to social club members via a "Recreational" category for an additional entry fee.


Further details

 
 
Saturday, 26 Sep 2020, 08:00 to 12:00: Athletics NZ Marathon Champs - Rotorua Marathon, Rotorua
Updated 2 Jun 2020.

 
 
Saturday, 26 Sep 2020, 13:45 to 16:00: Trinity Run - social run with Scottish and WHAC, WHAC Clubrooms, Mt Victoria

Come along and enjoy hanging out with a larger group of runners in a relaxed social atmostphere.



 



Bring a plate to share.


 
 
Saturday, 3 Oct 2020: New Zealand Road Relay Championships, Feilding

Subject to Athletics NZ confirmation


 
 
Saturday, 10 Oct 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club with packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

 

 
 
Sunday, 11 Oct 2020: Masterton Marathon, Half, 10km, 5km (incl Wellington Marathon Champs) , Masterton

Masterton Marathon, Half, 10km, 5km (incl Wellington Marathon Champs)
 
 
Saturday, 17 Oct 2020, 13:30 to 15:00: Bernie Portenski Memorial open handicap race, St Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay

Join us in Titahi Bay for a free handicapped race to celebrate the end of the harrier season and 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.

2018 info (will be updated once 2019 info available:
Lifestyle Sports was a long-time supporter of Bernie and her running exploits. It is donating two pairs of shoes and ten $20 vouchers as prizes towards the 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.

The race distance is 9.1km with the mixed terrain (road, beach, grass) and the hill in the second half.


Also, please bring a plate to contribute to the afternoon tea.


We hope to see you there so we can celebrate Wellington’s Road and Cross Country Season and the friendly rivalries we all enjoy.

Walkers are going to have a group walk around the course at starting at 1pm

The J team and other kids will have a beach race of about 1.5-2k.

Further details

 
 
Sunday, 18 Oct 2020: NZ Trail Running Championships, Christchurch

NZ Trail Running Championships
 
 
Saturday, 24 Oct 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk (Labour Weekend), Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue
Updated 20 Jul 2020.

Club run / walk from our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club with packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

 

 
 

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