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Olympic Harriers Club cross country champs, Pony Club, Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley Saturday, 27 Jul 2019, 13:00 to 16:00
Updated 1 Apr 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)

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: 8km (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)

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

2017 details below

Road race and walk for registered masters athletes

  • 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.

Prizes:  

  • Prizes will be awarded to the first place runner in each age group plus additional prizes where warranted. 
  • Prizes for first two men and women in race walk plus additional prizes where warranted. 
  • Prizes for the first 3 Club teams  (2 running teams and 1 walking team.)  

Teams:

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

Entries:

  • Entry Fee: $15.00 Non-members:  $20.00 
  • No late entry fee payable.
  • 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


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Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 3 Aug 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!

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

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Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 10 Aug 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!

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

2018 details (will update once 2019 info available):

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 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.

 

Wellington Road Running Champs (interclub event) DATE TBC (COULD BE 17 AUG), Reservoir Road (Whitcher Rd, off Moores Valley Rd), Wainuiomata Saturday, 24 Aug 2019, 12:30 to 16:00
Updated 15 Apr 2019 at 8:46 pm.

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

2018 details (will update once 2019 info available): 

The road course is the same as 2017 - 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 15, 16 or 17 at end of this year.
  • U15 = will be 13 or 14 at end of this year.
  • U13 = will be 11 or 12 at end of this year.
  • U11 = will be 9 or 10 at end of this year.
  • U9 = will be 8 or younger at year end.

Masters grades are M35 (changed from 2017), W35, M50, W50,  M60, W60.

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 16 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: 1:00pm : Girls U9, Boys U9 (1km - 1 loop of 1km)
  • Race 2: 1:15pm: Girls U11, Boys U11 (2km - 2 loops of 1km)
  • Race 3: 1:30pm: Junior Men U20 (7.5km - 3 loops of 2.5km); M60, W50, junior women U20, youth men U18, youth women U18, men 20-59 non-championship, women 20-49 non-championship (5km - 2 loops of 2.5km)
  • Race 4: 2:10pm: Girls U13, Boys U13 (2.5km - 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 5: 2:30pm: Girls U15, Boys U15 (2.5km - 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 6: 2:50pm: SM, SW, M35 , W35, M50, W50 non-champ, M60 non-champ (10km - 4 laps of 2.5km)
Wellington Road Walking Championships, General Motors Course, Trentham Saturday, 24 Aug 2019

Wellington Road Walking Championships
A fully judged 10km race held over the GM course at Trentham, including a B category.

Entry fee $10

Athletics NZ registration is required for official placings and medals in the Wellington Championships.

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.

Trinity Run (social run with WHAC and Scottish), WHAC Clubrooms, Mt Victoria Saturday, 31 Aug 2019, 13:45 to 17:00
Updated 15 Apr 2019 at 8:48 pm.

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.

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

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