Events and races from the club syllabus, the Wellington region, and further afield.
Wellington Scottish Athletics Club invites walkers to its Ekiden Walking Relay race over the Marathon distance of 42.195 km on Sunday 20 th May 2018. The race will be conducted on a certified 1.25 km circuit at the NCIS Campus, Trentham, Upper Hutt. It is ideal for supporters to see lots of the action.
The race will be conducted in three divisions with your choice of five or six walkers per team. There are Championship trophies for the qualifying winning teams in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ divisions and Race Walking New Zealand (RWNZ) medals for the first three qualifying A Division teams. The race incorporates the RWNZ National Teams Road Relay Championship.
The rules provide for those walkers who do not like to race over short distances and to allow those individuals who live some distance from the club to which they belong to get a race. One walker per team can live away from the club’s base.
“A” Division for Race Walkers, - judged under the IAAF rules with modifications for infringements. Time penalties will be imposed for race walking rule infringements. There are three types of team allowed in this division but only Club or Centre teams may win the Wellington Scottish Trophy and RWNZ team championship medals.
Composite teams are allowed in both “A’ and “B” Divisions, but they can not compete for the trophies. These teams cannot win the RWNZ Championship medals or the trophies, but they may set lap and race records.
Club or Centre Teams which enter on time but are short of a walker can pick up extra or replacement walkers on the day of the race at no extra cost providing a full team entry has been paid but they will compete as a Composite team.
“B” Division for walkers, - judged for loss of contact only. This non-championship division is open to any team. These teams are to be made up of bona fide Club or Centre members. There is a trophy for the winning team and plaques for members of the first three teams.
“C” Division teams are teams of Casual walkers who are not in a formal Athletic Club but may be in a walking group or club or just a group of friends who meet to walk together. They are not judged at all unless they are clearly jogging or running when a time penalty may be added. There is no trophy, but members are eligible for some of the many spot prizes.
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.
Details for 2018
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.
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.
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).
Note that the previous grade of Open 50+ now has separate M50+ and W50+ grades.
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 2018.
- Boys and girls under 9 start at 1.15pm; approx 1.2km - start is over the sandhills behind the start/finish area
- Boys and girls under 11 years start at 1.30pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
- Boys and girls under 13 years start at 1.45pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
- Boys and girls under 15 years start at 2.00pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
- 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.
- Age is taken as of 31st December 2018 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.
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!
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.
Cross country relay with 2km laps - 4 laps for all grades. 1km scratch race for under 10s. Traditional cross country terrain includes grass, gravel tracks, mostly flat to undulating with one sharp uphill and downhill. Log jumps and a water jump. Course marked with Red & White flags. Go through the ‘gate’ when two flags are set together or up to 5 metres either side if a flag is set alone. Failing to follow correct course may result in disqualification.
Entries: clubs enter on behalf of club members. This event is also open to recreational (non-club) runner and teams.
Under 10 Results from 2017
2018 Race details:
Note the changes to teams of 4 for all grades, and that masters men now starts at 35.
1:00pm 4 runners per team:
- Senior Women (20-34)
- W35+ (Masters Women 35+)
- W50+ (Masters Women 50+)
- Junior women/youth girls (W-U15 to W-U20)
1:50pm 1km fun run - scratch race (non relay - mass start)
- U10 (Boys and girls under 10)
2:00pm 4 runners per team:
- G-U13 (Girls Under 13)
- G-U11 (Girls Under 11)
- B-U13 (Boys Under 13)
- B-U11 (Boys Under 11)
- U13 (Mixed Under 13)
- U11 (Mixed Under 11)
2:50pm 4 runners per team:
- Senior Men (20-34),
- M40 (Masters Men 35+)
- M50 (Masters Men 50+)
- Junior men/youth boys (M-U15 to M-U20).
As always, the ages for juniors are as at 31 Dec 2018.
ENTRIES: Clubs enter teams on behalf of the athletes. Please send full team lists with your entries to help us get results out faster. Entry forms will be sent to clubs before the event.
Instead of a club run, we are encouraging all members - juniors, seniors and masters - to join in the Wellington Mountain Running Champs.
There is a new course for 2018, as they are hoping to use this for the NZ Mountain Runnning Champs next year. This also means that they can offer U15 and U11 courses for the kids. They are also using the new Wellington masters men grade (M35-49 instead of M40-49). Here are the race times.
We won King Club of the Mountain last year. We would like to try for the Queen Club this year too.
Entries are now open: enter here
1200: Help set up course
1400: First race (kids)
Our first club races for the season - the Maiden and Perston. There will be four races: two for the younger kids (700m and 1km), the Maiden (2km cross country for those who have never won a race before) and the Perston Memorial (2km cross country - same course as the Maiden, but for those who have won a trophy before). The course will be the same as last year's, at Grenada North Park.
We will need club members to help set up the course beforehand and pack it away afterwards - many hands make light work!
The Maiden and Perston Memorial races are sealed handicap - the club handicapper has predictions of everyone's times, and the handicap winners are those who beat their handicap times by the greatest margins.
The first trophies of the year are up for grabs too - awarded to both race winners and handicap winners.
These races will be followed by afternoon tea at the clubrooms. please bring a plate to share.
And one other thing - these races serve as trials for the Shaw Baton interclub relays held at Battle Hill later in April.
::[Last year's results]::
Multisport event - kayak, mountain bike and mountain run. Do an individual leg, a duathlon or the full event individually or as a team.