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Interclub cross country races. The race starts on grass in front of badminton Hall.
There is usually very limited parking available in the badminton hall carpark. Parking is best on Alexandra Road or Ruahine Street. Do not expect to use the badminton car park or facilities.
2018 Details (will update once 2019 info is available):
TIME, GRADE, DISTANCE:
- Race 1, 12:40pm, 5km: Senior women, masters women 35, masters women 50, masters women 60, masters women 70+, masters men 60, masters men 70+, junior men MU-20, non-championship 5k men 20-59.
- Race 2, 1:30pm, 3.7km: Junior women WU-20, youth women WU-18, girls GU-15, youth men MU-18, boys BU-15.
- Race 3, 2:00pm, 1.6km: Boys B-U13, boys B-U11.
- Race 4, 2.15pm, 1.6km: Girls G-U13, girls G-U11.
- Race 5, 2:30pm, 10km: Senior men, masters men 35, masters men 50, non-championship 10k women 20+.
TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Medals will be awarded to FIRST PLACE in each grade (except there will be no medals for either non-championship race).
Team Competition WINNERS will receive medals, with number to count in each grade as follows:
- Open Men M20-99 10k only 6
- Open Women W20-99 5k only 3
- Masters Women MW50/60/70 combined 3
- Junior Women WU20/WU18 combined 3
- All other grades 3
Masters runners are eligible for team competition in both the Open grade and their own Masters grade (except there will be no medals for either non-championship race).
The Barry Everitt Plate will be awarded to the Club scoring the highest number of points over all grades. This will be based on participation, where every competitor will score points, with 100 points to the winner, e.g. Senior Women, 30 finishers, first place scores 100 points, last place scores 71 points (except the two non-championship races will not count towards this Club competition).
A combination of bush track and sealed road on Mount Victoria. Race headquarters are at the WHAC Clubrooms on Alexandra Rd. All races start on the grassed area opposite Badminton Hall on Ruahine St.
AGE GRADES AND CLUB UNIFORM
Age at 31st December 2018, except Masters grades where age at 19th May 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 Ian Macfarlane firstname.lastname@example.org and Daryl Bloomfield email@example.com by 5:00pm Thursday 17 May.
Prize giving, following each race, will be near the finish line. If bad weather, will be at WHAC Clubrooms.
The Vosseler Shield 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 16 May 2018 in order to compete. PAY YOUR SUBS NOW!!
TIMING AND RECORDING SYSTEM – CHANGES FOR 2018
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. Athletes must uplift their race bib from the WHAC clubrooms at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their race. Their race bib must be worn on the front of their club singlet. Their timing chips must be left securely on the reverse of the bibs. No bib or timing chips means you will not be recorded in the results.
Avoid the long queues by arriving at the WHAC clubrooms early. Race HQ is open from 11:30am.
CLOSING TIME FOR ENTRY AND RACE BIB PICK UP
For 2018 there is no online entry prior to the race. You must be financial in ClubNet as stated above to receive a race bib. If you are financial by Friday 11 May you will receive a personalised race bib on the day. If you are financial after 11 May and up to 16 May, you will receive a temporary race bib, which must be returned after the race. Race bib pick up at the WHAC clubrooms on race day 19 May from 11:30am
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. When running adjacent to roads, athletes must run within the coned off verge area. Failure to comply with a marshal’s instruction or not following the correct course may result in disqualification.
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