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Saturday, 14 Nov 2020: Walks course (day 1), Whanganui

A course for those who want to become a walks official.

It will be led by Geoff Annear, Area International Race-Walking Judge. Geoff, who has previously been a World Athletics Judge and will give a great insight into walks at various levels. This course will accommodate all levels and we seek applications form all areas. A, B, & C assessment will be available.

The course will start at 9:30am Saturday and conclude Sunday after lunch.

Provisionally the programme is 

  • Saturday 0930 start
  • Morning session for officials - lecture and walks rules.
  • 1230 lunch
  • 1300 Afternoon session with athletes
  • 1500 Discussion
  • 1600 close
  • Sunday
  • 0930 start - exams
  • 1130 Discussions
  • 1230 Lunch and close 

Meals will be covered. For those requiring accommodation Saturday night we can provide. Some assistance with travel may also be provided. Please email your interest to Trevor Spittle (applications close 25th September)

For other courses planned please see the ANZ website. They include a lead up to NZSSAA Champs, Colgate Games and ANZ T&F Champs.
Please feel free to contact Trevor about this or any other matters.

Saturday, 14 Nov 2020: South Island Masters Track and Field Champs, day 2, Dunedin

South Island Masters Track and Field Champs, day 2
Friday, 13 Nov 2020: South Island Masters Track and Field Champs, day 1, Dunedin

South Island Masters Track and Field Champs, day 1
Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020, 18:00 to 19:30: Twilight track meet 1, Newtown Park

A series of fortnightly track meets for Wellington clubs and colleges.

Each meet will include two sprints and two middle distance races. There will be suitable time gaps so athletes can do both sprints or both middle distance if they want.

Meet 1:

  • 6.15pm 100m
  • 6.30pm 3000m
  • 6.45pm 200m
  • 7.00pm 800m

Further details

Saturday, 7 Nov 2020, 13:45 to 16:00: Social Summer Run & Walk, Khandallah Park, Woodmancote Rd

Social Summer Run & Walk
Saturday, 7 Nov 2020, 08:30 to 17:00: New Zealand Road Championships, Auckland
Updated 7 Oct 2020.

New Zealand Road Championships

Further details

Saturday, 7 Nov 2020: Throws and jumps meet 2 (track races tba), Newtown Park

Throws and jumps meet 2 (track races tba)
Sunday, 1 Nov 2020, 10:00 to 14:00: Junior Interclub 1, Newtown Park

Junior Interclub 1
Saturday, 31 Oct 2020, 12:00 to 17:00: Central League Meet 1, Hastings

If you wish to complete please contact Amelia Harris by 27 Oct. 

Further details

Saturday, 31 Oct 2020, 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, 24 Oct 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk (Labour Weekend), Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue
Updated 20 Jul 2020.

Club run / walk from our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club with packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink.

Thinking of joining? Come along!


Sunday, 18 Oct 2020: NZ Trail Running Championships, Christchurch

NZ Trail Running Championships
Saturday, 17 Oct 2020, 13:30 to 15:00: Bernie Portenski Memorial open handicap race, St Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 16 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay
Updated 4 Oct 2020.

This is an annual handicap race in Titahi Bay and is an occasion 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.

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 but 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.

Further details

Friday, 16 Oct 2020, 18:00: Victoria University Campus relay, Victoria University

From Vic Athletics club.

Victoria University of Wellington Athletics Club and Victoria University Recreation are running our on-campus relay (fun run) at the university on Friday the 16th of October at 6.00PM. 

We'd like to invite you to pull together a team of four runners to take on the relay! Each leg is a 650m dash down Kelburn Parade, up past the Hunter and Student Union buildings, finishing up in the Tim Beaglehole Courtyard. 

This year, teams have a choice of running in the competitive grade (two 650m laps per runner) or the social grade (one 650m lap per runner).

Registrations are $20 per team and all proceeds will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Prizes are awarded for fastest legs and best dressed, so get your creative hats on.

Register or email alysa.darby@vuw.ac.nz for more information.

If interested, members should organise and enter their own teams. 

Sunday, 11 Oct 2020: Masterton Marathon, Half, 10km, 5km (incl Wellington Marathon Champs) , Masterton

Masterton Marathon, Half, 10km, 5km (incl Wellington Marathon Champs)
Saturday, 10 Oct 2020, 13:45 to 17:00: Pack Run and Walk, Johnsonville Bowling Club, 34 Frankmoore Avenue

Club run / walk from our temporary clubrooms at Johnsonville Bowling Club with packs for all ages and abilities. The bar will be open afterwards for those in need of a drink.

Thinking of joining? Come along!


Saturday, 3 Oct 2020: New Zealand Road Relay Championships, Feilding

Subject to Athletics NZ confirmation

Saturday, 26 Sep 2020, 08:00 to 12:00: Athletics NZ Marathon Champs - Rotorua Marathon, Rotorua
Updated 2 Jun 2020.

Saturday, 26 Sep 2020, 13:45 to 16:00: Trinity Run - social run with Scottish and WHAC and kids' road race, WHAC Clubrooms, Mt Victoria
Updated 25 Sep 2020.

Come along and enjoy hanging out with a larger group of runners in a relaxed social atmostphere.

Bring a plate to share.

WHAC are hosting a kids road race from the wind needle northbound during the adults pack runs. So please encourage your kids to come along!

  • Under 10s to do 1200m (600 out and back)
  • Under 12s to do 1800m (900 out and back)
  • Under 14s to do 2400m (1200 out and back)

They are also inviting others clubs and non registered members to join in.

Saturday, 19 Sep 2020, 10:30 to 16:00: Wellington Road Running Championships, Wainuiomata
Updated 18 Sep 2020.

The event details have been updated with restrictions due to Government Covid19 alert level 2.

The Athletics Wellington Road Championships on 19 September 2020 will be held while the region is under the Government’s Alert Level 2 restrictions.

The following operating procedures for the Championships have been prepared in accordance with Government rules around open air mass participation events together with guidance from Ministry of Health and Sport NZ publications.

The procedures are set out under 3 sections:

  1. Contact tracing: So we have an accurate list of who is at the Championships, should contact tracing subsequently be required, all athletes must enter online with their contact details and sign in when entering the course.
  2. 4 separate races: In order to limit gathering numbers to 100, the Championships will be divided up into 4 races:
    • 10.30am 10km (for 40min+ runners)
    • 12.30pm 5km (W50+, M60+, U20, U18, U16)
    • 1.45pm 2.5km (U14, U12, U10)
    • 2.45pm 10km (for sub 40min runners)
  3. Personal responsibility

Contact Tracing

  • All athletes must enter online by Thursday evening, via the following link: https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=221556
  • Registration will allow us:
    • to capture contact details should Covid19 contact tracing subsequently be required
    • to provide contact details to the Ministry of Health if required
    • to classify athletes into the correct grade for results purposes
    • to ensure gathering numbers don’t exceed 100
  • No entries will be taken on the day at the event
  • If you enter, then subsequently decide not to attend, please notify: daryl@fedude.co.nz
  • Entry priority will be given to members of Athletics Wellington clubs. If you are from a club outside of Wellington and wish to race, please contact Daryl (daryl@fedude.co.nz)
  • All athletes and officials must report to the Registration Desk to confirm their attendance:
    • the Desk will be located at the (only) entrance to the designated course area.
    • The course area starts by the road gate at the end of the carpark. Portaloos willalso be located here
    • the Desk will open 45min prior to the start of each race
    • athletes will have a race number written on their hand
    • a Covid19 QR tracer code will be available for scanning
    • hand sanitiser will be available

4 separate races

  • Each of the 4 races will be treated as a separate event, with the number of athletes and officials limited to 100
  • Athletes are NOT to enter the course (beyond the registration desk) more than 30min before the start time of their race. This will avoid co-mingling of different races.
  • On completion of the race, race numbers will be recorded and then athletes are to exit the course
  • Warm ups / warm downs are to be done on the road from the carpark back towards Wainui, ie outside of the designated course area. (But the course can be used for warm ups within 30min of start time).
  • The carpark is not part of the designated course area, but you are still requested not to mingle in the carpark area with athletes who are in a different race from you
  • The split of the 10km race between sub 40min and over 40min pace is only a guide; athletes can choose which race they want to do according to their start time preference
  • Results from the two 10km races will be combined into one set of championship results
  • Note the championship distances for junior grades are as listed above, and in most cases do differ from the distance if the championships were being held at Level 1.
  • There will be no prizegiving, but championship medals will be posted out afterwards 
  • The course is closed to spectators / coaches / supporters. Athletes and officials only please.

Personal responsibility

We are fortunate that we are able to race, but it does rely on everyone playing their part and “doing the right thing”, so everyone stays safe and healthy. Therefore please exercise common sense and good personal hygiene:

  • If you, or someone you are in close contact with, have symptoms of cold or flu, are unwell or who are waiting on test results for Covid19 please do not attend the event
  • Regularly wash / sanitise hands
  • Don’t enter the designated course area more than 30min before your start time
  • Practical physical distancing before and after the race
  • Exit the course promptly after your race
  • Don’t mingle in the carpark area with athletes who are in a different race from you
  • Don’t gather on the start line until called to the line by the starter
  • Stick to the course, ie run in right hand lane (the course will have minimal cones and referees)
  • No shaking hands / hugs / spitting / nose clearing
  • No spectators / coaches / supporters.

For more details, contact:

Todd Stevens Athletics Wellington XC&R Chair todd.stevens@pwc.com 021781238
Daryl Bloomfield Entries / Results daryl@fedude.co.nz
Alan Carman Race Director alan.carman@wgc.school.nz

Further details