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Saturday, 7 Dec 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Social Summer Run & Walk, Pencarrow - Meet at Burdan's Gate
Updated 2 Dec 2019 at 9:03 pm.

Eastbourne - Pencarrow Lighthouse

Meet at Burdan’s Gate (about 200m past the bike rental shack) on Pencarrow Coast Road (https://goo.gl/maps/KPqg4Nqd7cs)  at 1:45 for a 2pm start.

Those wanting to carpool should meet at our clubrooms on Bannister Ave at 1:10pm (its about a 35 minute drive).

Afterwards, join us at The Still Room Bar + Kitchen, 5 Oroua St, Eastbourne for refreshments. Outdoor seating is a great option.

Details on the route to the lighthouses: http://www.gw.govt.nz/parangarahu-lakes-area/

Club run / walk with packs for all ages and abilities.

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

 
 
Sunday, 1 Dec 2019: North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 3), Whakatane
Updated 2 Oct 2019.

North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 3)
 
 
Saturday, 30 Nov 2019: North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 2), Whakatane
Updated 2 Oct 2019.

North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 2)
 
 
Saturday, 30 Nov 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Social Summer Run & Walk, Otari (Wilton's Bush) - carpark opposite Blackbridge Rd
Updated 8 Oct 2019.

Otari (Wilton’s Bush) - followed by refreshments at Ruth's House

Meet at bottom carpark opposite Blackbridge Rd. Head back to Ruth’s (10 Malda Grove) for a wee snack afterwards. Make sure you bring something to rehydrate with afterwards!

We will have running and walking groups for all speeds.Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

Note that our clubrooms are not available as Wellington Deaf Society are using them this afternoon.

 
 
Friday, 29 Nov 2019: North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 1), Whakatane
Updated 2 Oct 2019.

North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 1)
 
 
Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019, 19:30 to 20:30: Annual General Meeting, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms
Updated 25 Nov 2019 at 9:29 pm.

  • Elect the committee for 2020
  • Set the subscriptions for 2020
  • Receive the annual report

ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Refreshments provided

The Annual General Meeting of the Olympic Harrier & Athletic Club Inc for 2019 will be held at the Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park, Bannister Avenue, Johnsonville Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7.30pm.

 
 
Sunday, 24 Nov 2019: Pelorus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Kids 1km, Petone

Pelorus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Kids 1km

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 23 Nov 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Social Summer Run & Walk, Colonial Knob - Raiha St entrance (by the hospital)
Updated 8 Oct 2019.

Colonial Knob

Meet at the Raiha St entrance by the hospital (https://goo.gl/maps/cqGPNoanrCL2)

Map of the tracks here: https://poriruacity.govt.nz/documents/641/Colonial_Knob_Walkway_line_drawing_map.pdf

We will find a bar or cafe nearby to meet at afterwards.

We will have running and walking groups for all speeds.Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

 
 
Saturday, 23 Nov 2019: Regional League Track & Field Meet 3, Masterton

Regional League Track & Field Meet 3

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Saturday, 16 Nov 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Social Summer Run & Walk, Melissa's house - 20 Montego Place, Grenada Village
Updated 8 Oct 2019.

Grenada Village

Meet at Melissa’s house -  20 Montego Place, Grenada Village. Run the track behind her house to the top of Belmont Regional Park followed by sausage rolls & spinach stuff.

This is a good run to bring your trail shoes for if you have them.

We will have running and walking groups for all ages and abilities. hinking of joining? Come along!

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

 
 
Saturday, 16 Nov 2019: Track & Field Grand Prix 2, Newtown Park

Track & Field Grand Prix 2

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Saturday, 9 Nov 2019, 16:00 to 18:30: The Agency Group 10k Invitational, Newtown Park Athletics Track
Updated 2 Oct 2019.

Elite 10km race to attract national level runners to compete in Wellington - an awesome spectator event - along with pacers offering to help regular runners to achieve their goals.

Facebook event info here.

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 9 Nov 2019: Regional League Track & Field Meet 2, Whanganui

Regional League Track & Field Meet 2

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Saturday, 9 Nov 2019, 08:00 to 12:00: Remutaka Rail Trail Run & Walk (21km - 14km - 7km), Remutaka Rail Trail

General Information



This is a fun run & walk on the Remutaka Rail trail through the Remutaka Ranges. All courses are predominately off-road. The rail trail rises from 254m above sea level at the start, along a steady gradient <1 in 40 until the bridge at Ladle Bend. Just past the 14k turnaround drink-stop (7k point) the course takes a left turn onto the steeper and very picturesque Back Road section. The track continues in a loop and then drops back down to the Incline Track where a right turn is taken on the return journey. This is a scenic and historic route that can be negotiated by any reasonably fit person. Water and refreshments will be available at the finish. There will also be a coffee cart near the Kart Club clubroom.

Please note that there won't be any EFTPOS services available, so please bring cash for hot drinks/food.



Rimutaka – I or E?

The name Remutaka was originally given to the ranges by Haunui-a-Nanaia as part of a journey of discovery across the southern North Island and refers to the place where he sat and gazed on the land. Remu means ‘to gaze about’ and ‘taka’ means ‘to sit down’. The name Rimutaka has no meaning in Maori. Legend has it that Haunui while resting may have also been looking for Wairaka, his wayward wife.


 



Venue - Start/Finish



Kaitoke Kart Track, Incline Rd, just off Kaitoke Loop Rd & SH2, Upper Hutt. The Remutaka/Rimutaka Rail Trail is well sign-posted either coming from Kaitoke or the Wairarapa - Map



Race HQ will be located at the Kaitoke Kart Track clubrooms.

 



Entry Fees



Online registrations will open on 21 July.



Before 11:55pm Friday 1st November:

Half Marathon - $40

14km - $30

7km - $15



After Friday 1st November:

Half Marathon - $45

14km - $35

7km - $20



Online Registrations: https://2019-remutaka.eventdesq.com/



There will be no On-The-Day entries if we reach the 1000 Entries limit prior to race day!!!

 



Start Times



Half Marathon Walk - 8:00am

Half Marathon Run - 8:30am

14km Walk - 8:45am

14km Run - 9:15am

7km Run - 9:30am

7km Walk - 9:35am

Please Note

Mandatory Race briefings will be held 10min before the start of each race.

Make sure you arrive early to allow time for parking, warming up and a toilet stop.

 



Course



The 7km course is an out and back on the early flat stages of the trail.

The 14k course continues on the trail until the turnaround just before Ladle Bend Bridge.

The 21k course turns left immediately past the Ladle Bend Bridge, and gradually climbs onto a steeper undulating track (which depending on the weather may include a shallow creek crossing approximately 1 km from Ladle bend Bridge).The trail continues to climb to the high point then loops back to the main Rail Trail (approximately half way). On returning to the main Rail Trail it is all downhill back to the finish at the Kaitoke Go Cart Club. Please note that the 21km starts approximately 425m down the road from Race HQ.

Most of the course is on gravel/dirt road and is suitable for both road and trail shoes.


Further details

 
 
Saturday, 9 Nov 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Social Summer Run & Walk - Crofton Downs, Meet at the Crofton Downs Station car park
Updated 7 Oct 2019.

Crofton Downs

Meet at the Crofton Downs Station car park.

Head to Khandallah Trading Company for a drink afterwards.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

 
 
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019: Taranaki Around the Mountain Relay (Day 2), Taranaki

Taranaki Around the Mountain Relay (Day 2)
 
 
Saturday, 2 Nov 2019: Taranaki Around the Mountain Relay, Taranaki

Trent is keen to put a competitive team together for this race. It takes place over 2-3 Nov, a 160km road relay over rolling terrain as you circle around Mt Taranaki.

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 2 Nov 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Social Summer Run & Walk - Korokoro Stream, Korokoro Stream - Meet at the Cornish St entrance by Petone.
Updated 7 Oct 2019.

Korokoro Stream

Meet at the Cornish St entrance by Petone.

Map:

http://www.gw.govt.nz/assets/Parks-and-Recreation/Belmont/Belmont-web-Map-2017-copy.pdf 

Head to Queen on Jackson in Petone for a drink afterwards.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

 

 
 
Saturday, 2 Nov 2019: Regional League Track & Field Meet, Inglewood

Regional League Track & Field Meet

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 26 Oct 2019, 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.

 
 

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