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Saturday, 17 Aug 2019, 10:30 to 16:00: Bays Relay and Walkers 5km Turkey Trot (interclub events), Island Bay (start), Evans Bay Marina (finish)
Updated 24 Jul 2019.

2019 details:

Note the addition of the W50 grade for 2019

Times:

  • 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 Women (50+), Masters Men 60+ 
  • 1:00pm: Men under 20, senior men, masters men (35+), 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.

 

 
 
Saturday, 10 Aug 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park

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!

 
 
Sunday, 4 Aug 2019: NZ Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt

NZ Cross Country Champs

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 3 Aug 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park

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!

 
 
Sunday, 28 Jul 2019, 10:30 to 12:00: Masters 8km Road Race, Olympic Harriers clubrooms
Updated 21 Jul 2019.

Road race and walk for registered masters athletes

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.

  • 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.

A light lunch will be provided.

Prizes:  

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

Teams:

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

Entries:

  • Entry Fee for members of Masters and ANZ Clubs: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00
  • No late entry fee payable.
  • Entries can be made on day.
  • 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
  • Entry form also available on the Masters website at www.wellingtonmastersathletics.org.nz

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 27 Jul 2019, 13:00 to 16:00: Olympic Harriers Club cross country champs, Pony Club, Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley
Updated 28 Jul 2019.

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

We are returning to where club champs were held back in the day.  The course will be different from the Grand Memorial, based around 1.8 km loops that will include a bit of a hill and fewer streams. The kids run a reduced 1km lap as we take the hill out for them. 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 clubrooms after the races. 

Be aware there may be no parking at the Pony Club paddocks due to wet ground, so parking will probably beon the road - take care as it is narrow in places. 

Start times and grades

1:30 pm

  • Boys and girls, U13 U11: 2km (2 x 1km lap)

1:45 pm

  • Boys and girls, U19, U17 and U15: 3.6km (2 x 1.8km lap)
  • Walkers, all grades (2 x 1.8km lap)
    • Note that Race 3 will still start on time if the walkers are still out on the course

2:10 pm

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

2:20 pm

  • Senior Men: 7.2km (4 x 1.8km lap)
  • Senior Women, Masters Men 35,50,60: 5.5km (3 x 1.8km lap)
  • Masters Women 35,50,60:: 5.5km (3 x 1.8km lap)
 
 
Saturday, 20 Jul 2019, 12:30 to 16:00: Wellington Cross Country Champs (interclub event), Grenada North Park
Updated 19 Jul 2019.

Olympic are hosting this event, so we ask that all club members assist with setting out the course, marshalling, or support duties as their race times permit. 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

A mixture of flat and undulating cross country course with climbs and jumps.  This course is suitable for spikes.  

We have a new course for 2019 - full details here

 

AGE GRADES

  • Wellington championship grades are:  U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Masters 35, 50, 60 and 70.

  • Championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 10km.

  • Championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70 and MM70 is 5km.

  • For all grades except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2019. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.

 

RACE BIB

All competitors must wear their official Athletics Wellington winter race bib. 

 

RUNNERS COMPETING OUT OF GRADE

For the Wellington Cross Country Champs, any athletes who want to compete out of grade are to notify Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by Thursday 18 July 5:00pm.
 

TEAM RACES

There are team races for each championship grade, except Seniors where the team race will be Open (first 6 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Men, who will compete for the White & Mackay Shield, and first 4 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Women).

Counting Individuals for teams:  First six from each club to count for Open Men and four for all other grades.

 

REGISTERED ATHLETES (FROM OUTSIDE WELLINGTON)

Athletes from other centres are welcome at this event. Entries for athletes from other centres are to be emailed to Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by Thursday 18 July 5:00pm. Payment for entry is on the day to Olympic Harrier Club, and a competition bib will be issued. Athletes from outside Wellington are not eligible for championship medals.

 

MEDALS 

Athletics Wellington championship medals are awarded for the first three registered Wellington athletes in each grade. 

 

RACE START TIMES AND DISTANCES

Please be patient if your race start time is delayed. The grounds are being used by football until 1130, so we will only have a short window to set the parts of the course that run around or past the football pitches.

12.30pm

  • 5km (3 x 1.6km) WU18, MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70, MM70, all other grades non-championship

1.10pm

  • 4km (1 x 1km, 2 x 1.6km) Boys and Girls Under 16s

1.30pm

  • 6km (4 x 1.6km) MU18 (6km), WU20
  • 8km (5 x 1.5km) MU20

2.05pm

  • 1km (1 x 1km loop) Boys and Girls Under 10

2.15pm

  • 2km (2 x 1km) Boys and Girls Under 12, Boys and Girls under 14

2.30pm

  • 10km (6 x 1.6km) SW, SM, MW35, MM35, MM50, all other grades non-championship

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 13 Jul 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park

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!

 
 
Saturday, 6 Jul 2019, 10:00 to 12:00: Trentham 10km Walking Race 2, General Motors Course, Trentham
Updated 12 May 2019.

Trentham 10km Race 2
A fully judged 5km and 10km races over the General Motors course at Trentham, including a B category.

Entry fee $10

All judged races will have a B Division for walkers that do not have a legitimate race walking technique. The Race Walking Judges will scrutinize walkers in the B Division race, to ensure that although they do not straighten their knees there is no loss of contact, and to make sure walkers are not running or “creeping” and gaining an advantage. If they are judged to be gaining an advantage the judges will issue cautions and red cards as in the A Division and the race organisers may decline to include them in the race results.

 
 
Saturday, 6 Jul 2019, 09:45 to 15:00: North Island Cross Country Championships (interclub event), Spa Park, Taupo
Updated 20 Jun 2019.

Annual club mid-winter trip.

Races on Saturday, club dinner Saturday night, Sunday morning group runs. Not to be missed!

Registered & non Registered runners and walkers all welcome. A great family weekend event. The club has applied for grants to keep the costs down.

Register for the race, accommodation and the dinner: https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=32829&OrgID=10499

 

2018 race info (will be updated once 2019 info is available)

9:45am: Girls 10 and under (1km)
9:55am: Boys 10 and under (1km)
10:05am: Girls 12 and under (2km)
10:15am: Boys 12 and under (2km)
10:30am: Girls 14 and under (3km)
10:45am: Boys 14 and under (3km)
11:00am: Masters Men 35-49 (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
11:20am: Masters Women 35+ (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
11:45am: Masters Men 50+ (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
12:15pm: Women under 20, women under 18 (4km - 2 x 2km laps)
12:30pm: Men under 20, men under 18 (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
12:45pm: Senior Women (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
1:20pm: Senior Men (9km - 3 x 3km laps)

Trip details 2018

ACCOMMODATION:

Olympic has booked some accommodation at the Camellia Court Motel, 50 Tonga St which is not far from Spa Park.  There is a range of units from couples to families and groups of singles.  If you have any queries regarding the accommodation at the Camellia Court please email Brian Rusbridge at brusbrid@xtra.co.nz.

TRANSPORT:

In terms of transport, there is a option of going up in vans organised by the club. Contact Brian.

CLUB DINNER:

The club dinner is on Saturday night at Dixie Browns. Please indicate your interest on when registering. This is self-funded, so all family and supporters are welcome to attend.

To go to the NIXC, please register here.

On this registration form as well as collecting information for your entry we also need to know if you wish to take up the following:

  • Team accommodation 
  • Team Travel by van 
  • The Club Dinner
  • If you are wanting to include your supporters in these, we need to know that too

Please note also that if you wish to be considered for selection in the Wellington team you must also complete the EOI form by the 9th June.

Further details

 
 
Sunday, 30 Jun 2019, 07:00 to 13:00: Wellington Marathon (includes half, 10k, kids mile) - Wellington Marathon Champs, Westpac Stadium

Gazley Volkswagen Marathon
Walkers: 7:00am
Runners: 7:30am

Shoe Clinic Half Marathon
Runners & Walkers: 8:45am

Mizuno 10K
Runners & Walkers: 9:15am

The Hits Kids Magic Mile
Runners & Walkers: 9:30am

Established in 1986, the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been Wellington's favourite footrace for three decades. 

Based at the famous Westpac Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington's spectacular waterfront creates an occasion for all age and ability. You might even win a Volkswagen Polo car or a trip to the New Caledonia Marathon. 

With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and the Kids' Magic Mile, there's something for everyone. More than 5000 runners and walkers can't be wrong. But don't take our word for it. Find out for yourself.

 

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 29 Jun 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park

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!

 
 
Saturday, 22 Jun 2019, 13:30 to 16:00: Grand Memorial club races and Old Members Day (club event), Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley

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 year, we will be joined by Vic Uni Athletics Club, as well as soldiers from the Army's 1 Command Support Regiment.

This race will be followed by afternoon tea at the clubrooms - please bring a plate to share.

Race details:

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.)

Hot showers and afternoon tea at the Clubrooms following the final race – please bring a towel and a plate.

::[Details]::

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 15 Jun 2019, 10:00 to 12:00: Trentham 10km Walking Race 1, General Motors Course, Trentham
Updated 12 May 2019.

Trentham 10km Race 1
A fully judged 10km race over the General Motors course at Trentham, including a B category.

Entry fee $10

All judged races will have a B Division for walkers that do not have a legitimate race walking technique. The Race Walking Judges will scrutinize walkers in the B Division race, to ensure that although they do not straighten their knees there is no loss of contact, and to make sure walkers are not running or “creeping” and gaining an advantage. If they are judged to be gaining an advantage the judges will issue cautions and red cards as in the A Division and the race organisers may decline to include them in the race results.

 
 
Saturday, 15 Jun 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Trinity Run (social run with WHAC and Scottish), Wilton Bowling Club
Updated 1 Apr 2019.

When numbers were low during WW1 three Wellington clubs combined - WHAC, Olympic, and Scottish - to form Trinity Harriers. Come along for a social run from Wilton Bowling Club to help us keep  those relationships strong.

There should be good numbers, and lots of packs. Find someone new to run with, and have some fun.

Bring a plate to share.

 
 
Saturday, 8 Jun 2019, 13:00 to 16:00: Dorne Cup (interclub event), Trentham Memorial Park

Interclub cross country races for registered athletes only.

2018 info (will be updated with 2019 info when it is available): 

Race Eligibility:
The Dorne Cup 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 6 June 2018 in order to compete.

Age Grades and Club Uniform:
Age at 31st December 2018, except Masters grades where age at 9th June 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 Dave Moore and and Daryl Bloomfield  by 5:00pm Thursday 7 June 2018.

Clubs outside Athletics Wellington Centre should send a list of entries by spreadsheet, listing name, date of birth, sex, and Club name to Dave Moore (da.me.moore@xtra.co.nz) and Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 5:00pm Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Collection of race bibs: 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. If you haven't collected your bib at a rprevious race, Michelle van Looy has it. You can collected it from the club tent.

Location: The races are held in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham.  Enter from Barton Avenue (off Fergusson Drive).  Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.

Course Description
A flat cross-country event around the picturesque Trentham Memorial Park and the Hutt River stop banks.  The course is suitable for spikes.  An Athletics New Zealand sanctioned event.

Protests and Appeals:
IAAF Competition Rules 146 covers protests and appeals.  In the first instance, any protest must be made to the Race Referee, within 30 minutes of the finish of the race. Referee’s decision will be given to the Race Director. Any appeal must be made to the Race Director.

Athletes are reminded of IAAF Rule 144 (3)(b) which states “For the purpose of this Rule, the following examples shall be considered assistance, and are therefore not allowed…. Possession or use of video recorders, radios, CD, radio transmitters, mobile phone or similar devices in the competition area.”   This rule covers the use of iPods / MP3 players.  Athletes who use any such device while competing in any race at the Dorne Cup may be subject to a protest and disqualification.

Marshals:
Marshals are clearly identifiable with either orange or yellow Hi-Viz vests around the course. If you are injured or observe an injury or problem of any kind please report to the nearest marshal. All competitors must obey the directions of marshals.  Failure to follow the directions of a marshal may result in disqualification.

Course Markings:
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. . Failure to follow the correct course may result in disqualification.

Teams Awards
The first four runners from each club in all grades, except Open Men, will count towards the Teams Awards.

The first six runners from each club in Race 6 will count towards the Open Men’s Teams Award, with the winning team being awarded the Dorne Cup.

An Open Men’s team may comprise Seniors, Masters 35+, 40+, and 50+.  An Open Women’s team may comprise Masters 35+, 50+ and 60+

Masters who make up an Open Men’s /Women’s team who have run out of grade as a SM or SW do not also qualify for their respective Masters Men team awards, otherwise Masters who make up the Open team will also count towards their respective Masters Grade team.

Individual Awards

Medals will be award to the first three place-getters in each grade.

Individual Masters who, with the exception of those who run out of grade, make up an Open team will qualify for the individual medals in their respective age grade.

Race Events

1.00pm (6k): Masters Women (35+), Masters Women (50+), Open Women (SW), Masters Men (60+), Masters Men (70), Masters Women (60+).

1.30pm (4k): Men Under 20 (MU20), Women Under 20 (WU20), Men Under 18 (MU18), Women Under 18 (WU18).

2.00pm (2k): Boys & Girls Under 11 (BU11/GU11), Boys & Girls Under 13 (BU13/GU13)

2.15pm (3k): Boys Under 15(BU15), Girls Under 15  (GU15)

2.30pm (1k): Boys Under 9 (BU9), Girls Under 9 (GU9)

2.45pm (8k): Open Men (SM), Masters Men (35+) & (50+)

Courses:

2km Loop

This loop cuts out the old horse paddock and the 2km distance is made up by an extended section that goes around the children’s soccer fields.  This means the 2km loop finishes with a straight line run back up to the finish chute, as opposed to finishing on a corner as in previous years.

Dorne Cup 2km loop

4km Loop

 We are cutting out the old horse paddock and replacing this with two sections of bush run and a different section around the rugby fields.  There will also now be only one water crossing in the 4km loop.

Further details

 
 
Sunday, 2 Jun 2019, 06:30 to 13:00: Aurora Harriers Handicap Marathon, Upper Hutt

Also includes 2× half marathon and 4× quarter marathon relays.

The relays are over the full Marathon course, with lap changes at approx. 1⁄4, 1⁄2, & 3⁄4 waypoints.

Start times for all events are based on the handicapper’s estimate of the time you will take to complete your chosen event by 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.

There will be a three person Full Marathon team trophy.

And a good range of spot prizes will be available to all participants who attend the prize-giving. (Some exclusions may apply).

All entrants who complete the course will receive a certificate of achievement.

Further details

 
 
Sunday, 2 Jun 2019: NZ Marathon Championships, Christchurch

NZ Marathon Championships

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 1 Jun 2019, 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.

 
 
Sunday, 26 May 2019, 10:00: Masters Classic Relay, Trentham Memorial Park

This is a great 5-lap relay race, traditionally for the more senior members of the club. It's mostly on flat grass at Trentham Memorial Park (saves our somewhat older joints a bit). Categories/prizes for men, women, mixed, teams with aggregate ages of 250 and 300 or more. There is a walkers event too which covers 3 laps of the 4km course as opposed to 5 laps for runners. The event has a ‘pre-vet’ category which allows teams to have a member in the 30-34 yr age group and also an open category for teams with members less than 30 yrs of age. So basically it’s an all comers event.

Further details

 
 

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