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Trentham 10km Walking Race 1, General Motors Course, Trentham Saturday, 8 Jun 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.

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

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.



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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

 



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

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.

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.



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Trentham 10km Walking Race 2, General Motors Course, Trentham Saturday, 13 Jul 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.

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

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!

Wellington Cross Country Champs (interclub event), Grenada North Park Saturday, 20 Jul 2019, 12:30 to 16:00

Athletics Wellington Cross Country Championships.

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. 

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

5km non-championship race and running out of grade

Senior and masters runners (M35, M50 and W35) who want to run the 12:30 5km non-championship race, and M60+ and W50+ runners who want to run the 2:30 10km non-championship race (aand anyone anyone else who wants to run out of grade) should email Daryl Bloomfield, daryl@fedude.co.nz, and let him know before Saturday.

2018 Race times:

12.30pm
5km Masters Men 60
5km Masters Men 70
5km Masters Women 50
5km Masters Women 60
5km Masters Women 70
5km All other adult grades (non-championship)

1.10pm
3km Boys Under 15
3km Girls Under 15


1.30pm
4km Women Under 18
6km Men Under 18
6km Women Under 20
8km Men Under 20


2.05pm
1km Boys Under 9
1km Girls Under 9


2.15pm
2km Boys Under 11
2km Girls Under 11
2km Boys Under 13
2km Girls Under 13


2.30pm
10km Open Women
10km Open Men
10km Masters Men 35
10km Masters Men 50
10km Masters Women 35
10km All other adult grades (non-championship)

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