Junior Men & Women (U20 & U18)

Club Runs:
U18 & U20 Juniors run with the main club packs in group runs from the clubrooms on Saturdays.

There are a variety of groups to different abilities which are led by senior and experienced club members. The groups leaders are there to encourage and support you during these club runs.

Interclub races:
The u18/u20 junior selector is Jay Waters. He will coordinate the teams and selections for relays and provide you with information and support for the interclub races.

Club group sessions:
From time to time, special sessions may be organised for the U18 & U20 juniors, either on club days or at another suitable time.  These will be skills focused, and suitable for all abilities.  If you are interested in these, please talk to Jay.

Coaching & training programs:
Everyone has different goals and ambitions from simply getting fitter to winning national championships. In this regard, HVH are ready to help you as a HVH Junior succeed and enjoy your running and as such provide you with coaching support at no extra cost to you.

Jay Waters is the coordinator for the U18 & U20 Junior Men and Women at HVH and your first point of contact is with him. Jay’s background in sports coaching and running stems from triathlon, where he has completed multiple Ironman distance triathlons. He has completed Post Graduate studies in Sports Coaching at Massey University and has studied and participated in research extensively about sports nutrition, as well as athletic conditioning, peak performance, and has an interest in the field of endurance performance and sports psychology.

If you would like any help or assistance with your training or anything else throughout the season, please contact Jay. If you are just not sure about where to start, he is ready to help you with this too!

Jay be contacted by email jay@jaywaters.net or phone/text 022 473 3654.

Age Grades:
The age grades are as follows.
U20 – Men & Women Under 20 (at 31 December in the year of competition).
U18 – Men & Women Under 18 (at 31 December in the year of competition).
U15 – Boys & Girls Under 15 (at 31 December in the year of competition).

This means:

If you turn 15 this year, you will race in the u18 grade.
If you turn 18 this year, you will race in the u20 grade.
If you turn 20 this year, you will race in the Senior grade.

Prizes & awards:
Every year at the annual prize giving, achievement by HVH junior athletes is recognised and celebrated. You are especially invited to the club prize giving too!