Don't forget to renew your membership. Now relays are done, Athletics Wellington will be enforcing the current membership requirement. Daryl from Athletics Wellington will be creating our (personalised) race bibs for the interclub races soon. The first race is less than two weeks away so you need to renew before then. If you're not renewed, Athletics Wellington won't give you a bib and no bib means no race:
Options for the week
- Tuesday 6.15pm. Tuesday Night Session, Outside Freyberg Pool - contact Andy and Rowan for info or check Facebook
- Thursday 5.30pm. Thursday night run from the Kupe Statue.
- Saturday, 8.00am, Karori Park Workout - contact Lindsay and Ben for info or check Facebook
- Saturday, 8.00am, Lower Hutt 5km Parkrun, Porirua 5km Parkrun, Kapiti Coast 5km Parkrun
- Saturday, 2.00pm, Scottish Short Course Mountain Champs, Huntleigh Guide Centre, Crofton Downs
- Sunday 9.00am, Julian Davidson Memorial Fundraiser, 5km and 10km, Many club members are planning to incorporate this into their Sunday run - contact Ben for info or check Facebook
- Sunday 7.30am, Xterra 4, Whareroa Farm Park
Around the tracks (results)
- At the University Relay and Chocolate Walk we had 19 relay teams competing and nearly 100 athletes. University Relay Results, Boys & Girls U10 Results , Boys & Girls U12 Results , Boys & Girls U14 Results , Boys & Girls U16 Results, Chocolate Walk Results, Sharon's photos and Rowan's photos.
- Walter Somerville was the 9th senior man at the Auckland Cross Country Grand Prix in Pukekohe (30.55 for 8km) and Ben Winder was 2nd M40 in 30.43 - Results
- At the Athletics Wellington Annual Awards Evening The Outstanding Track and Field athlete was Hamish Carson, He also won Top Male Middle & Long Distance Award. Lindsay Barwick won Master Female Cross Country & Road title. Tina Faulkner won the award for Masters Female Track and Field and for Masters Female Middle Distance. Peter Stevens won the award for Masters Male Middle Distance. Nick Horspool won for Masters Male Long Distance. Lindsay Barwick won the award for Masters Female Long Distance. Hamish Carson won the award for Senior Male Middle Distance. Niam Macdonald won the award for Senior Male Long Distance The Scottish SM Road Relay of Malcolm Hodge, Niam MacDonald, Rowan Hooper, Kristian Day, Nick Horspool, Harry Burnard, Evan Cooper and Daniel Jones won the award for Male Team of the Year. Mel Stevens won the award for Masters Female Cross Country. Niam MacDonald won the award for Senior Male Cross Country. And Sam Hyde-Smith was recognised for representing NZ at the Oceania Championships in 800m & 1500m - Details
Scottish Short Course Mountain Champs - 18 May
- Wellington Scottish's very own mountain running champs in the back hills of Crofton Downs. The races come in a variety of distances and heights to suit anyone, but they all involve hills! Contact Glen for details.
Julian Davidson Memorial Honest 10km Fundraiser Run - 19 May
- On Sunday 19 May at Freyberg 9 am, Wellington Harrier Athletic Club is hosting a 5km and 10km Julian Davidson Memorial Fundraiser for Julian's widow and two young children. Tragically on December 23rd last year, Julian, aged 39 years old, passed away. With no life insurance nor will, Julian's wife, Jess, and two young kids, Freya and Jack, face an uncertain financial future. WHAC encourages all members of the Wellington running community, Julian's friends, school mates, colleagues, and everyone else to participate in this run, where all entry fees will be donated to Julian's family.
Vosseler Shield - 25 May
- The Vosseler Shield is sometimes called the toughest cross country race in New Zealand. It has been running since 1923 and is organised by Wellington Harriers. It loops up and over the trails on Mt Victoria. Women and older masters run one lap of 5km. Men below the age of 60 runs two laps, or 10km.
- Anyone who is a registered member of the club can run - no need to pre-enter. But you do need to join the club by 22 May to be eligible to compete.
North Island Cross-Country Championships 2019, Spa Park, Taupō - 6 July 2019
- This is a great opportunity for a fun weekend away with other club members. It is one of the main club away trips during the harrier season. The NIXCC includes events for juniors, seniors and masters, over a variety of distances up to 9 km (for the senior men). The courses in Spa Park are over undulating terrain, and they provide a good test of fitness. The conditions underfoot are almost always firm and fast. The event is well managed and attracts competitors from many North Island regions. We had 42 club members plus a few supporters taking part in the NIXCC in 2018 and would love to get a similar number again this year. The weekend away is good value, because we arrange car-pooling, and stay together in group accommodation. We have already booked the same accommodation as last year (Silver Fern Lodge), because it was warm, comfortable and convenient. We usually attend a group dinner on Saturday evening, sometimes with teams from other clubs.
- Please register your interest now, and book yourself away that weekend. We recommend that you plan on departing Wellington around midday Friday so that we can issue your race-pack to you on Friday evening. We usually arrange a Sunday morning run in Taupō before we depart for home.
- Here is a link to the registration form: https://forms.gle/HeqtpDHf8ark424Y7
- Welcome to new member Poppy Edwards.
- Please renew your membership on our online membership system now - you just need a credit/debit card. If you want to take advantage of the discounted friends deal, please email email@example.com and we will pay you a $15 rebate to existing members for any new member you have introduced plus we will give your friend who has joined a $15 rebate.
- Athletics Wellington relies on the help of officials during all events to ensure the athletes can participate safely and get results at the end of the day. Officials are a very important part of the sport. Without them we would not be able to host events or provide results to our athletes. Furthermore, without enough qualified officials at our events, athletes will not be able to qualify for higher honours/events. So, Athletics New Zealand is providing a new opportunity for officials across the country to get an IAAF qualification, TOECS Level 2. Athletics Wellington is willing to help fund any additional expenses in certain circumstances to help make this goal easier for our officials. It encourages all interested parties, whether you are a current or future official, to get in touch with it if by emailing Karin Burger on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please find more information on the course by clicking HERE.
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