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Sunday, 2 Aug 2020: Wellington Masters Johnsonville Road Race, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

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.



First held in 1985, the temporary Olympic club rooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club host the pre and post-race proceedings where a hearty stew luncheon replenishes spent energy.




Further details

 
 
Saturday, 1 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!

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, 25 Jul 2020: Needle Road Relay (Wellington Relay Champs) 5 laps / 21km , Kilbirnie Wind Needle
Updated 14 Jul 2020.

::[Olympic Harriers sign-up form]::

Let the harrier interclub season begin!

The Needle Relay replaces the Bays Relay, and takes place around a central hub: the Wind Needle (Zephyromter), situated on the corner of Cobham Drive and Evans Bay Parade.There are two laps: an out-and-back 5km north to Weka Bay; and an out-and-back 3km east past the main airport roundabout.

The Turkey Trot for walkers uses the 5km lap.

New this year is a 4-person Children’s Needle Relay for those aged 10-13. Each runner has the same out-and-back 1.6km lap north to just before Hataitai Beach.

The Needle Relay for Juniors/Seniors/Masters/Composite is a 5-person relay. Laps 1, 3, and 5 use the 5km lap. Laps 2 and 4 use the 3km lap. Total distance 21km.

The Needle Relay is a footpath relay. Runners must not run on, or even step onto, the road. This is a safety issue. It also means that no contracted traffic management is necessary, which results in entry fees for the relay (paid by clubs) being halved.

There is a new relay entry system for 2020. Athletics Wellington is providing batons with RFID chips to handle the timing and recording.

Clubs must submit their team entries via an online portal no later than 11.59pm on Thursday 23 July. THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES.

Submission of detailed team information, names of team members, and the running order is handled by a separate online link which will be provided by email to each team on Friday 24 July.

Covid -19. Spectators may register their presence at the event by scanning the club’s QR code. Athletes are recorded as a member of their club’s team. There are no mandatory public health requirements at alert level 1. Please remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission. If alert levels change, we will adopt that level’s requirements.

All inquiries to Race Director Paul Hewitson kiwiquaker@xtra.co.nz, phone 027 324 2465.

 
 
Saturday, 18 Jul 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!

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, 11 Jul 2020, 13:00 to 16:00: Olympic Harriers Club cross country champs, Newlands College
Updated 2 Jul 2020.

Update 1 July: We are unable to use our usual Pony Club location in Ohariu Valley for this, so we are using Newlands College. The start/finish is at the pavilion.

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

We are returning to Newlands College for the first time in 5 or 6 years. 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 Johnsonville Bowling Club after the races. 

::[Course map]::

Start times and grades

1:30 pm

  • Boys and girls, U13 U11: 2.8km (1 x 2.8km lap)
  • Boys and girls, U19, U17 and U15: 2.8km (1 x 2.8km lap)
  • Walkers, all grades (1 x 2.8km lap)

2:00 pm

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

2:10 pm

  • Senior Men: 8.4km (3 x 2.8km lap)
  • Senior Women, Masters Men 35,50,60: 5.6km (2 x 2.8km lap)
  • Masters Women 35,50,60: 5.6km (2 x 2.8km lap)
 
 
Saturday, 4 Jul 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!

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, 27 Jun 2020, 13:00 to 16:00: Grand Memorial club races and Old Members Day (club event), Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley
Updated 26 Jun 2020.

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 race will be followed by afternoon tea at the Johnsonville Bowling Club - please bring a plate to share.

Pre-register for the race here: link

Race Location:

Boom Rock Rd, Ohariu Valley (link here)

Race details:

12pm volunteers needed to help the Club Cpatain mark the course - meet at the race location

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.)

::[Details]::

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 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!

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, 13 Jun 2020, 14:00 to 15:00: Maiden and Perston Cross Country races, Grenada North Park
Updated 11 Jun 2020.

Maiden & Perston Races - Grenada North Park

Saturday 13 June with afternoon tea back at Johnsonville Bowling Club

(please bring a plate to share)

Hi everyone,

We are excited to get the season underway this weekend and plan to have club races every other weekend until the first interclub on 25 th July - a new Bays Relays.

Maiden & Perston Pre-registration Form (CLICKABLE LINK)

Thank you to those who completed the contact tracing form last week. Volunteer and Spectator details will be deleted as the event was postponed and at level 1 the club is now providing a QR code for people to scan if they wish.

If you would still like to compete and HAVEN’T ALREADY REGISTERED, click on the link to the form to complete your details. This will help our handicapper and also speed up results at the end of each race.

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!!

 

RACE TIMINGS:

1200: Help set up course

1400: Race 1 - kids 7 and under (about 500m)

1410 (approx): Race 2 - kids 11 and under (approx 1km)

1420 (approx): Race 3 – Maiden

1435 (approx) - Race 4 - Perston Memorial (runners and walkers)

1530 (approx): Shared afternoon tea (please bring a plate) at Johnsonville Bowling Club, all welcome.

Race times are approximate as they will start after the last runner/walker finishes the race before.

The course will be similar to last year.

If you are unfamiliar with Grenada North Park, please see the link below. There should be plenty of parking in the main carpark off Jamaica Drive.

Grenada North Training Grounds, Jamaica Drive, Tawa (CLICKABLE LINK)

We will need club members to help set up the course beforehand and pack it away afterwards.

The first trophies of the year are up for grabs too - awarded to both race winners and handicap winners.

 

Membership registration

Thank you for your patience and apologies for registrations not being open.

Hopefully this will be up by the end of the weekend. This year, due to disruptions to the start of the season and missing out on fundraising due to the cancellation of the Shaw Baton Relay, we havestill been able to offer a discounted fee.

Recreational members will be eligible for all club races and the first two interclub relay races, on top of club training and Saturday pack runs.

In addition, competitive members will be able to enter Wellington Centre Road and XC Champs as well as running for a competitive team in the ANZ Road Relays, which will again be held in Feilding at the beginning of October.

 

Uniform

Ruth Humble is our Club Uniform Coordinator. Please order all uniform online

through our website. Wear your singlet with pride at club and interclub races.

Ruth should be at the Maiden & Perston event if you have any questions.

Olympic Harrier Club Uniform (CLICKABLE LINK)

 

Looking forward to a great season ahead

See you all Saturday

Michelle

 
 
Saturday, 6 Jun 2020, 13:45 to 16:00: Pack run / walk, Alex Moore Park

Hi everyone, 



The Maiden and Perston Races at Grenada North has been postponed this Saturday due to the grounds being too boggy.



 



Our digital Captain is keen to meet for a Pack Run/walk instead.



Meet at Alex Moore Park, Johnsonville  (next to the old clubrooms)



1:45 for 2pm start.



 



Key elements of our Covid plan still apply as we are still in Level 2:



1. If you are sick, stay home. Don't put the health of others at risk.



2. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are at greater risk of infection, stay home. This race is not worth risking your health.



3. You must maintain a 2m social distance from everyone outside your bubble unless you are in your training pack.



4. When you arrive, you must sign in on the contact tracing register and sanitise your hands - this is a requirement for all club events/official pack runs. 



5. We have to stay below 100 people so we'll split up the walking and running packs into suitable size groups.


 
 
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, 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.

 
 
Saturday, 23 May 2020, 12:40 to 16:00: POSTPONED OR CANCELLED: Vosseler Shield (interclub event), WHAC clubrooms, Mt Victoria
Updated 13 May 2020.

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.

Previous year's Details (will update once 2020 info is available):

Course map

2018 details

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).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 macfarlane422@gmail.com and Daryl Bloomfield daryl@fedude.co.nz by 5:00pm Thursday 17 May.

PRIZEGIVING

Prize giving, following each race, will be near the finish line. If bad weather, will be at WHAC Clubrooms.

RACE ELIGIBILITY

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

COURSE MARKING

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.

 
 
Sunday, 17 May 2020, 08:00 to 12:00: CANCELLED: Wellington Masters Athletics Classic cross country relay, Trentham Memorial Park
Updated 13 May 2020.

CANCELLED: Wellington Masters Athletics Classic cross country relay

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 16 May 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: CANCELLED: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue
Updated 13 May 2020.

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, 10 May 2020: POSTPONED: Athletics NZ 100km Champs, Hagley Park, Christchurch
Updated 13 May 2020.

POSTPONED: Athletics NZ 100km Champs
 
 
Saturday, 9 May 2020, 12:00 to 16:00: POSTPONED: University Relays (interclub event) & Chocolate Walking Race, QEII Park, Mackay's Crossing
Updated 13 May 2020.

University Relays:

Inter-club cross country relay race. PLEASE DO NOT BRING DOGS - not even if they stay in the car. This is a condition of our use of the venue. This is because the venue is a farm.

Whittakers Chocolate Walk:

A turkey trot style race over 6km at QE2 Park in Paekakariki run by the University Athletics Club. Competitors estimate their time and race without a watch. The winner is the one who finishes closest to their estimated time.

Previous year's info:

The format will be the same as last year with the Chocolate Walk at noon, Boys & Girls Races from 1.15 pm and the main relay starting at 2.50 pm (all grades start together).

The event has four races: the walk, the youngsters races (for those under 15), the fun run for those U7, and the relay (for those 15 and over).

  • The Whittakers Chocolate Walk: open to walkers of all ages. Starts at 12 noon on the road in front of the field where the relay is held. Distance of approximately 6km. The $2 entry fee per walker will be collected at the start. Late entries will be taken at the start where time allows. 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.
  • The Youngsters' Races - four scratch races for athletes under 15 years of age, and a fun run for the under 7’s. Athletes 15 years and older can 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.
    1. Boys and girls under 9 start at 1.15pm; approx 1.2km - start is over the sandhills behind the start/finish area
    2. Boys and girls under 11 years start at 1.30pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
    3. Boys and girls under 13 years start at 1.45pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
    4. Boys and girls under 15 years start at 2.00pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
    5. Boys and girls under 7 fun run at 2.15pm; 500m out and back frm the start/finish area 
  • The University Relay - 8 grades; junior men (under 20), junior women (under 20), open men, open women, masters men (35+), masters women (35+), masters men (50+), and masters women (50+). Relay teams comprise 4 persons, approximately 3.7km lap. Starts at 2.50pm with all grades to start together.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Age is taken as of 31st December 2020 OR in the case of Masters, age on the day of the event.
  • Dogs (loose, on leads, in cars) are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED on the property. Please leave your canines at home.

::[Course map]::

 
 
Saturday, 2 May 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: POSTPONED: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue
Updated 13 May 2020.

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, 2 May 2020, 08:00 to 12:00: POSTPONED: Athletics NZ Marathon Champs - Rotorua Marathon, Rotorua
Updated 19 Mar 2020.

IMPORTANT: the Rotorua Marathon has been postponed to 26 September.

Enter the 2020 New Zealand Marathon Championships

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 25 Apr 2020, 13:00 to 16:00: CANCELLED: Shaw Baton Relays (interclub event), Battle Hill Farm Park, Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui
Updated 19 Mar 2020.

IMPORTANT: this event has been cancelled

Olympic hosts this event. We ask that all club members assist with setting up the course and running the event, as their run times permit.

Venue 

Battle Hill Farm Park – Pauatahanui, Paekakariki Hill Rd, Porirua, Wellington. (6km north of Pauatahanui General Store).

Distance

2km laps - cross-country

Course

Grass, gravel tracks, mostly flat to undulating with one sharp uphill and downhill. Log jumps and a water jump. Course marked with red and white flags. Go through ‘gate’ when two flags are set together or up to 5 metres either side if flags set alone. Failing to follow correct course may result in disqualification.

Race times

1:00pm

  • Youth Girls (GU16)
  • Junior Women (WU20)
  • Senior Women (W20-34)
  • Masters Women (W35+)
  • Masters Women (W50+)

1:50pm

  • 1km Fun Run (BU10, GU10) – mass start

2:00pm

  • Boys, Girls Mixed (BU14, GU14, BU12, GU12, mixed)

2:50pm (4 Runners per Team)

  • Youth Boys (BU16)
  • Junior Men (MU20)
  • Senior Men (M20-34)
  • Masters Men (M35+)
  • Masters Men (M50+)

Come and try cross country running

The Relays are open to teams from Schools, Colleges and Recreation Runners who are welcome to enter in age/gender grades as above.

Entry protocols – race rules

  1. Please use the team recording sheet provided by the race host.
  2. Club teams to wear race letter/numbers as allocated by your club on the front of singlet. Visiting teams please indicate race number to be used on the entry form.
  3. Non-club teams will need to supply letters and/or numbers for respective teams. 
  4. No runner may run more than one lap for any A and/or B team across all grades and races.
  5. Next lap runners must enter the start line from the side access, NOT VIA FINISH CHUTE where runners are finishing.
  6. Hand in team sheet with actual running order and self-taken times, to Race HQ immediately after your last runner finishes. Remember full names please.
  7. First Aid available. 
  8. Toilets available, no changing facilities, come prepared.
  9. ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED AT BATTLE HILL FARM PARK
  10. Results will be posted on our results page.
  11. Winning team members - please remain for prize-giving which will be immediately after each relay race.
  12. Trophies: Shaw Baton Trophies for:
  • Miniature batons for winning team athletes of these grades:
    • Senior Men
    • Senior Women
    • Masters Men 35+
    • Masters Women 35+
    • Masters Men 50+
    • Masters Women 50+
    • Youth Boys U16
    • Youth Girls U16
    • Junior Men U20
    • Junior Women U20
  • Medals for U10 boys and girls scratch race
  • Medals for winning teams in Boys U14 & Girls U14 – Boys U12 and Girls U12

Contact

Jan Sheppard
Olympic Harriers Secretary
027 437 8140
Contact form

 
 

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