Newsletter 10

HVH Newsletter 10

Hi Everyone

This Saturday is the Sanders Gough Burns and Robbie Cups, being held at Harcourt Park, as follows.  This race is held with Wainuiomata, Trentham, Aurora, and the Wairarapa clubs.  Social members are welcome to come and run in this event.  You do not run with a timing chip.  The clubrooms will be open at 1.45pm for those who wish to meet there for a pack walk/run.


Aurora are hosting this event at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, this Saturday 22 June.  The start/finish area will be at the sound shell.  The course is a 2km loop on Harcourt Park.  There is plenty of parking at the end of Norbert Street or at the Harcourt Park car park off Norbert St.  Access to the course is across the walk bridge and will be clearly marked.

Start Times:

Walkers   4km   1:00 pm   4 to count
Boys and Girls U11   1:05pm
Challenge Shield – Boys & Girls U14   2km   1:15 pm   3 to count
Gough Trophy – Men & Women U20   6km   1:30 pm   3 to count
Burns Cup – Women & Master Women   6km   1:30 pm   3 to count
Robbie Shield – Boys & Girls U17   4km   1:40 pm   3 to count
Sanders Cup – Men & Master Men   8km   2:15 pm   4 to count

Note: Numbers to count may vary depending on club numbers.

Team results are based on the total value of the finishing places and time if required.

Recording: The envelope system will be used to record individual places, each club is asked to provide someone to record in their members. Envelopes will be made available on the day.
Timekeeping:  This will be provided by the Host club.
Afternoon Tea & Prize Giving: This will be held at Trentham United Harrier Clubrooms, Trentham Memorial Park off Barton Rd, Trentham, Upper Hutt between 3.30 and 4.30 pm.
Showers are available at Trentham United Harrier Clubrooms from 3.00 pm onwards.

The Wellington Cross Country Champs are being held at Waikanae Park, Park Avenue, Waikanae on Saturday 20 July.  The race schedule is as follows:

1.  Time to be confirmed   –   Walks (McKay’s Crossing)   –  Various to 10km

2.  1.00 pm  –  Masters Men 40+, 50+, 60+, SM non champ, Open Women  –  8km (4 x 2 km)

3.  1.40 pm  –  Women U18, BU15, GU15  –  4km (2 x 2 km) 1.40 pm  –  Masters Women 35+, 50+, Women U20, Men U18  –  6km (3 x 2km)

4.   2.05 pm  –  Men U20  –  8km (4 x 2 km) 2.05 pm  –  Open Men  –  12km (6 x 2 km)

5.  2.55 pm  –  Boys and Girls U9  –  1 km (1 x 1 km)

6.  3.05 pm  –  Boys and Girls U11  –  2km (1 x 2 km)

7.  3.10 pm  –  Boys and Girls U13  –  3km (1 km + 2 km)


The syllabus for 2013 can be accessed on our website.

Events for the following few weeks are as follows:

Sat 22 June     Sanders Gough, Burns and Robbie cups (Aurora) – Harcourt Park
Sat 29 June    Club run 1.30pm – Creche available
Sat 6 July        North Island Cross Country Champs, Taupo/Club run


Hutt Valley Harriers has a presence on Facebook. This site is intended to complement the official website, and is available for members to share photos, favourite runs, and other information on running and walking. To sign up to this site, you will need to have an existing Facebook site. The link at the HVH facebook site is:!/group.php?gid=139389491609

Alternatively do a search for Groups by typing in Hutt Valley Harriers and ask to join the group.


For those who want to enjoy a relaxed hour long run, you are welcome to join Steve Robertson (Deputy Club Captain) who leads a pack run from the Lower Hutt Shoe Clinic at 6pm every Thursday evening. This group also has a small group of walkers. The packs go out for around an hour. Please meet at the Shoe Clinic, High Street, Lower Hutt by 5.55pm.


The Shoe Clinic

The Shoe Clinic has once again confirmed that it will continue to sponsor HVH for yet another year. For every dollar members spend on product at the Lower Hutt Shoe Clinic, the Shoe Clinic will donate 10% back to HVH at the end of the year. All you have to do is tell Rob and staff that you are a member of HVH and they will record your purchase to ensure it contributes to a donation for the club.

Supporting the Shoe Clinic means you are supporting the club.

The Mad Butcher

The Lower Hutt Mad Butcher has once again agreed to support our club by providing sausages for our club run day barbeques. We appreciate the support the Mad Butcher gives us and ask members to return this support by considering purchasing your meat produce from the Lower Hutt Mad Butcher.


Julia Baron
Club Captain
Hutt Valley Harriers