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Club run / walk - Scottish Invitational, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 21 Jul 2018, 13:45 to 17:00

Club run / walk from the clubrooms with packs for all ages and abilities. We have invited Wellington Scottish to join us. They are a big club so there should be plenty of people. Let's make them feel welcome and introduce them to our local trails.

Please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

Masters 8km Road Race, Olympic Harriers clubrooms Sunday, 22 Jul 2018, 10:45 to 12:00

2017 details below

Road race and walk for registered masters athletes

  • 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.


  • Prizes will be awarded to the first place runner in each age group plus additional prizes where warranted. 
  • Prizes for first two men and women in race walk plus additional prizes where warranted. 
  • Prizes for the first 3 Club teams  (2 running teams and 1 walking team.)  


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


  • Entry Fee: $15.00 Non-members:  $20.00 
  • No late entry fee payable.
  • 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
  • Postal entries to: Brian Watson, 14 Hewson Crescent, Otaki Beach, Otaki 5512 - Telephone 06 364 7758 or Graham Gould, PO Box 5887, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145 or email to gvgould@xtra.co.nz
  • Entry form also available on the Masters website at www.wellingtonmastersathletics.org.nz

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Club cross country champs, Bryant's Farm, Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley Saturday, 28 Jul 2018, 13:00 to 16:00

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

Please come along early to help out setting up the course.

2017 results here

New Zealand Cross Country Champs, Grenada North Park Sunday, 5 Aug 2018
Updated 1 Mar 2018.

Olympic are hosting the NZ Cross Country Champs - one of the biggest cross country running event in the country. This is sure to attract some incredible runners, and will give us a chance to compete alongside the country's best.

All club members are encouraged to assist with setting up the course and / or event marshalling / support duties as their race time permits. We will be running a BBQ and baking stall to try to bring some money in for the club.

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Bays Relay and Walkers 5km Turkey Trot (interclub events), Island Bay (start), Evans Bay Marina (finish) Saturday, 11 Aug 2018, 12:30 to 16:00

2017 details:

Interclub road relay races. Sign up by 6pm 6 Aug to be put in a team.


10.30am: Walkers - the Great Bays Relay Turkey Trot; 5km (NB first lap of relay course (+224m) only). Report to caravan at start by 10am to enter and to estimate time. 
12.30pm: Women under 20, Senior women, Masters Women (35+), Masters Men 60+ (NEW GRADE)
1:00pm: Men under 20, senior men, masters men (40+), masters men (50+)
3:30pm: Prizegiving at WHAC clubrooms

Change over points:

Start at Island Bay
(1)     Near the end of the sea wall at Lyall Bay opposite Kingsford Smith Street – 4.776 km
(2)     Just past the bus stop at Eve Bay (before the Pass of Branda) – 4.649 km
(3)     On the concrete path between grass and sand near the changing rooms at Scorching Bay – 4.804 km
(4)     Shelly Bay, by the former gates at the southern end of the old air force base – 3.845 km
Finish at Evans Bay Parade / Cobham Drive intersection – 3.978 km

(Relay distance 22.052 km; lap distances re-measured 2014)   

Safety Rules

(a) Competitors must run on the footpath on the seaward side of the road where it is available, except where directed to run elsewhere by the Race Marshals. If no footpath is available, competitors must run within ONE METRE of the right hand edge of the sealed surface of the roadway. Competitors and supporters must obey the directions of the Race Referee, Race Marshals, and Police Officers at all times. Roads will not be closed, be aware of moving traffic at all times.

(b) UNIFORM Club uniform must be worn. The race number provided for each team is to be worn on the front of the runner’s uniform, and it must be clearly visible and unaltered.

(c) MINIMUM AGE RESTRICTION For safety reasons, ALL competitors MUST be at least 14 years of age on the day of the race.

(d) REPLACEMENT In the event of a runner being unable to complete a lap, that runner may be replaced by another member of the team. However, any team making a substitution during the race will not be eligible to claim any team award or placing. All such substitutions must be notified in writing to the Officials at the Finish of the Lap. Any runner replaced during the event for being unable to complete his / her lap, may not run in a subsequent lap for any team.

(e) INFRINGEMENTS Teams can expect DISQUALIFICATION for a major infringement of the race rules. Teams WILL AUTOMATICALLY receive a TWO MINUTE PENALTY added to the overall team time for an infringement of Race Rule (a) SAFETY. Persistent infringement of Race Rule (a) SAFETY will be deemed a major infringement and result in disqualification. A warning may not be given for infringement of rules.

(f) PROTESTS AND APPEALS IAAF Competition Rules 146 covers protests and appeals. Any protest must be made to the Race Referee within 30 minutes of the finish of the race. Any appeal must be made to the Race Director.

(g) NOTICE TO SPECTATORS The road is very narrow for most of the course. If following the relay in your car, please keep well to the left and do not delay following traffic. Do not stop on bends or other spots likely to cause traffic congestion. You must park well away from all changeover points. Take Care At All Times.

Club uniform (Olympic singlet and black shorts) must be worn.


Wellington Road Walking Championships, Trentham Saturday, 18 Aug 2018, 09:30 to 11:30
Wellington Road Walking Championships
Wellington Road Running Champs (interclub event), Reservoir Road (Whitcher Rd, off Moores Valley Rd), Wainuiomata Saturday, 18 Aug 2018, 12:30 to 16:00

Athletics Wellington Road Championships, incorporating Olympic Harriers Club Road Championships.

2017 results here

2017 details: 

The road course is based on a 2.5km loop. There will still be a short 1km loop for the young grades. The top turn will be 200m further up the road at a location that allows for a wider and safer turn than the previous top turn. The bottom turn and start area will be 50m down from the previous location. The 10km course will now be 4 laps with just 7 turns (previously 9 turns). The 5km course will be 2 laps with just 3 turns (previously 5 turns). Race distances for some younger grades will be slightly longer or shorter than previous years to incorporate the 2.5km loop.

Parking: There is parking either at the course, down by the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park or at the end of Hine Road. If you want to use public transport, you can catch a 170 bus to Wainuiomata from Waterloo Railway station or Lower Hutt Shopping Centre and get off the bus at the end of Hine Road.

Refreshments: Barbecue, hot drinks, cold drinks, and muffins will be for sale at the tent area by the start/finish line.

Toilet Facilities: There will be 4 portaloos on site. There are also toilets situated next to the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park.


Age Grades: For all grades, except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2017. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.


  • U20 = will be 18 or 19 at end of this year.
  • U18 = will be 15, 16 or 17 at end of this year.
  • U15 = will be 13 or 14 at end of this year.
  • U13 = will be 11 or 12 at end of this year.
  • U11 = will be 9 or 10 at end of this year.
  • U9 = will be 8 or younger at year end.

Masters grades are MM40, MW40, MM50, MW50,  MM60, MW60.

Long course / Short course options: Seniors and Masters have the option of a long course (10km) and short course (5km) championship option.  Athletes simply line up in the race they want to be in (or compete in both).

Enter online before 5pm Thursday 17 August.

Teams and Medals: 6 to count for Open Men. 4 for all other grades. Centre medals will be awarded for the first 3 registered Wellington centre athletes in each grade. Medals will be given out as soon as verified results become available.

Race times and distances:

  • Race 1: 1:00pm : Girls U9, Boys U9 (1km - 1 loop of 1km)
  • Race 2: 1:15pm: Girls U11, Boys U11 (2km - 2 loops of 1km)
  • Race 3: 1:30pm: Junior Men U20 (7.5km - 3 loops of 2.5km); SM and MM - 5km, SW and MW - 5km, Junior Women U20, Youth Men U18, Youth Women U18 (5km - 2 loops of 2.5km)
  • Race 4: 2:10pm: Girls U13, Boys U13 (2.5km - 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 5: 2:30pm: Girls U15, Boys U15 (2.5km - 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 6: 2:50pm: SM and MM - 10km, SW and MW - 10km (10km - 4 laps of 2.5km)
Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 25 Aug 2018, 13:45 to 17:00

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!

Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 1 Sep 2018, 13:45 to 17:00

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!

New Zealand Road Race Champs, Cambridge Sunday, 2 Sep 2018
New Zealand Road Race Champs

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