The harrier season kicked off with the traditional Shaw Baton Relay at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park Park, a 4×2km relay held on a traditional cross country course with rough terrain, hurdles, hills and water.
While the conditions were good underfoot, we had a strong northerly blowing this year, which resulted in generally slower times than we saw last year (which was almost windless).
This year is the second year with 4-person teams across all races, and also using the M35 grade for the masters men. The junior grades changed though, to bring them into line with the grades used by Athletics Wellington - in addition to the U20 grades, we used U16 (running in the senior races) and U14 and U12 grades (in the children's race).
Note: some teams were disqualified for breaking rule 4 of the event: "No runner may run more than one lap for any A and/or B team across all grades and races."
These are now the final and official results.