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Saturday, 24 Aug 2019, 12:30 to 16:00: Wellington Road Running Champs (interclub event), Reservoir Road (Whitcher Rd, off Moores Valley Rd), Wainuiomata
Updated 24 Jul 2019.

Athletics Wellington Road Championships, incorporating Olympic Harriers Club Road Championships.

2019 details:

The road course is the same as the last two years - based on a 2.5km loop, with a short 1km loop for the young grades. The 10km course is 4 laps with 7 turns. The 5km course is 2 laps with 3 turns.

Parking: There is parking either at the course, down by the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park or at the end of Hine Road. 

Refreshments: Barbecue, hot drinks, cold drinks, and muffins will be for sale at the tent area by the start/finish line.

Toilet Facilities: There will be 4 portaloos on site. There are also toilets situated next to the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park.

Entries 

Age Grades: For all grades, except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2018. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.

Examples:

  • U20 = will be 18 or 19 at end of this year.
  • U18 = will be 16 or 17 at end of this year.
  • U16 = will be 14 or 15 at end of this year.
  • U14 = will be 12 or 13 at end of this year.
  • U12 = will be 10 or 11 at end of this year.
  • U10 = will be 9 or younger at year end.

Masters grades are MM35-39 (changed from 2017), MW35-49, MM50-59, MW50-59,  MM60-69, MW60-69, MM70+, MW70+.

Championship Events for Masters and Seniors:

  • 10km Championship distance: SW, MW35-49, SM, MM35-49, MM50-59.
  • 5km Championship distance: MW50-59, MW60-69, MW70+, MM60-69 MM70+

Any Senior or Master runner who wishes to enter a distance other than their championship distance must email daryl@fedude.co.nz by Thursday 20 August, 5:00pm. Please send the following details; Name, Club, Race Bib
Number, Grade and Distance you are running, 5km or 10km. If you are a masters runner and wish to run in a “higher” championship grade (eg. a master wishing to enter the senior race, or a W50 wishing to enter the W35
10km race), please also let Daryl know this.

Teams and Medals:

  • Open and Masters championship grades: 6 to count for Open Men. 4 to count for all other grades. Masters can count for both their club’s Masters and Open teams.
  • Junior Grades: 3 to count for all junior age grades, WU20 and WU18 to be combined.
  • Centre medals will be awarded for the first 3 registered Wellington Centre athletes in each grade.
  • Medals will be given out as soon as provisional results become available. Note final results might not be available on the day of the event. Season medals for each championship grade will also be given out as the results become available.

Race times and distances:

  • Race 1: 12:40pm: Junior Men U20 (7.5km - 3 loops of 2.5km); MM60-69 and 70+, MW50-59, 60-69 and 70+, WU20, WU18, men 20-59 non-championship, women 20-49 non-championship (5km - 2 loops of 2.5km)
  • Race 2: 1:20pm : Girls U10, Boys U10 (1km - 1 loop of 1km)
  • Race 3: 1:30pm: Girls U12, Boys U12 (2km - 2 loops of 1km)
  • Race 4: 1:50pm: MU18 (6km - 1 loop of 1km and 2 loops of 2.5km); Girls U16, Boys U16 (3.5km - 1 loop of 1km and 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 5: 2:20pm: Girls U14, Boys U14 (2.5km - 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 6: 2:45pm: SM, SW, MM35-49 , MW35-39, MM50-59, W50+ non-champ, M60+ non-champ (10km - 4 laps of 2.5km)
 
 
Saturday, 24 Aug 2019, 09:30 to 12:00: Wellington Road Walking Championships, Twin Lakes Rd, Te Marua, Upper Hutt
Updated 6 Aug 2019.

Wellington Road Walking Championships

The Athletics Wellington Race Walking Championships will be held on Saturday 24th August 2019 on a course on the Twin Lakes access road at Te Marua, Upper Hutt. Wellington Scottish Athletics and Trentham United clubs are jointly hosting the meeting. 

The races are Championship, A Grade and non-Championship B Grade races. Only registered financial members of Wellington Centre clubs can be placed in the championships, but visiting walkers may enter the A Grade. Any member of any club or an individual walker may enter as a B Grade competitor and will be allowed to finish. 

The championship A grade races will be fully judged and any disqualified walker will have to stop and leave the course. They cannot convert to become a B grade competitor. There is no Sin Bin operating. 

The championship races will be as follows. Senior men and women and Masters men and women 35 plus are all 10 km. Men and women under 18 are 5 km. Medals are not being presented this year. 

Non-championship B Grade walkers can elect to do 10km or 5km. These will be judged for loss of contact and creeping. 

There will be a 2km race for children. 

Entry to the races

Anyone who wants to compete in the A Grade championship races MUST ENTER by email to john.sharyn@leonard.org.nz by 11.59 pm on Thursday 22nd August. See the information later in this message. 

Entries for all other races can be made on the day at the Registration Desk but NO LATER than 9.00 am. Please bring your own race numbers if you have them. We will have numbers and safety pins available at Registration. 

Fees

The entry fees are: Senior and master’s grade championship races $12.50. U18 championship races $8. All B Grade races $10. Children’s 2km race $5. Clubs can be invoiced for your entry fee after the event or you may pay cash on the day. 

Championship competitors MUST compete in their club uniform. B grade competitors may compete in any uniform BUT NO leggings for any walker please. No headphones may be worn during the races. 
Race number bibs must be worn and visible front and back. The A grade championship walkers will have a coloured identifier on their race number bibs. 

Timetable

  • Thursday 22th August
    • Championship entries close 11.59 pm.
  • Saturday 24th August 2019.
    • 8.45 am the course is open for practice.
    • 8.30 am Registration Desk opens.
    • 9.00 am Registration closes for all races.
    • 9.10 am Walk judges meet and are assigned positions.
    • 9.30 am Start of all races
    • 11.00 am Prize giving on the course with spot prizes drawn. 


The course and facilities

The course is on Twin Lakes Road. Turn off SH2 at the Te Marua Golf Club but continue on twin Lakes road to the course. 

The lap is a one kilometre circuit. It will be coned and the walk judges will also act as umpires to ensure the course is followed. The start/finish line will be near the middle of the course. There will be marshals at each end of the course to control any traffic that will use the centre of the road. 

There are toilets at the north (far) end of the course. If a competitor needs to leave the course to go to the toilet they must do so at the North end turn and return to that place. 

There will be a drink table on the course. Personal well identified drinks may be placed there and used as required. Water in cups will also be available. DO NOT TAKE a drink from anywhere other than this table. Doing so is a disqualification offense. 

Car parking is at the far end of the course near the toilets. Tents can be put up on the grass beside the course. There are first aiders available, ask for help at the Start / Finish line. 

Race rules and how to enter

The races will be conducted under the IAAF rules and the Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) Supplementary rules. By entering competitors agree to be bound by those rules and the directions of the Meeting Manager or Safety Officer. All competitors compete entirely at their own risk, and consent to receiving medical treatment which may be advisable in the event of illness or injuries suffered during or around the event. 

A Grade Championship competitors MUST be registered through their club with ANZ and should email their entry to the John Leonard at john.sharyn@leonard.org.nz Please provide name, race division entered, club, your race number if you have one or advise if you will need a number, and advise whether to invoice your club or you will pay on day. 

We look forward to seeing lots of you on Saturday 24th August at Te Marua.

Please contact John Leonard (027 586 9811) if you need further information.

 
 
Saturday, 31 Aug 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Trinity Run (social run with WHAC and Scottish), WHAC Clubrooms, Mt Victoria
Updated 15 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 the WHAC Clubrooms 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.

 
 
Sunday, 1 Sep 2019: NZ Half Marathon champs (Dunedin Marathon), Dunedin

 
 
Saturday, 7 Sep 2019, 13:45 to 16:00: Philp Shield (club event), Clubrooms

Club teams road race, various distances up to 5km. Teams are made up of all ages (juniors through to masters), with runners and walkers.

Time: 1:45 (at the clubrooms) for selection of teams.

Course: Alex Moore Park track.

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea afterwards.

 
 
Saturday, 14 Sep 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, 21 Sep 2019, 13:30 to 15:00: Perston Baton Relay (club event), Karori Park

Club Relay & Walk

Our last race of the winter season. Our handicapper forms relay teams of all ages and abilities including runners and walkers. Teams have to assign walking and running laps, and even get to shoose which order they will do them in.

1pm Volunteers requested to help the Club  Captain set up the course

1:30pm Reigster and get settled in your relay teams

As soon as we are ready after that - Race time!

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 28 Sep 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, 5 Oct 2019: New Zealand Road Relay Champs, Feilding
Updated 1 Apr 2019.

New Zealand Road Relay Champs

Further details

 
 
Saturday, 12 Oct 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, 13 Oct 2019, 07:00 to 13:00: Wairarapa Country Marathon (Wellington Half Marathon Champs), Makoura College, Masterton

Marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km run and walk.

Further details

 
 
Sunday, 13 Oct 2019: NZ Trail Running Champs, Christchurch

NZ Trail Running Champs

Further details

 
 
Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019, 19:00 to 21:00: Club Prize Giving, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park

Club Prize Giving
 
 
Saturday, 19 Oct 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, 20 Oct 2019: Masters 10km road race (walkers and runners), Lower Hutt

Masters 10km road race (walkers and runners)

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.

 
 
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

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

Taranaki Around the Mountain Relay (Day 2)
 
 
Saturday, 9 Nov 2019, 16:45 to 19:30: The Agency Group 10k Invitational, Newtown Park Athletics Track

Elite 10km race to attract national level runners to compete in Wellington - an awesome spectator event.

 

2018 info (will be updated once 2019 info available):

We are very excited to announce a new event on the Wellington Athletics Calendar

 The Agency Group 10k Invitational

Online Entries Now Open

Event Regulations

Date : November 10th

4.45 pm – 10000 metres B race
6.00 pm – 10000 metres A race
7.00 pm – 10000 metres – The Agency Group race

Venue : Newtown

 This will be a select field of 30 runners from all over NZ with pacemakers including Hamish Carson and the aim ( weather depending!) of running some very extremely fast times. There is even talk of some athletes looking to run under 30 mins that has not been seen in Wellington for over 25 years!

Along with this there will be the cream of NZ Junior runners looking to run a qualifying times for World XC Champs. 

 After the main race we will look to run 2 more 10k races where runners can look to run fast times.

 As well as this there will be a BBQ and the bar will be open.

 The Facebook event that has been set up has got 160 people confirmed or interested in it! https://www.facebook.com/events/277564186405626/ 

 Online entry information for all 3 races will be posted next week on the AW web page.

 Once again thanks to Stephen Day  and Nick Hospool for driving this event  and Carl Hasting form The Agency Group  for kindly offering to sponsor the event that we hope will become a regular fixture on our calendar

 
 
Friday, 22 Nov 2019: North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 1), Whakatane

North Island Masters Track & Field Champs (Day 1)
 
 

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