Newsletter 10/2015

Hi Everyone

SANDERS GOUGH BURNS AND ROBBIE CUPS, MASTERTON – this Saturday 27 June

The Sanders Gough Burns and Robbie Cups is being held this Saturday 27 June at the Masterton A&P Showgrounds.
This is an annual event including Trentham, Wainuiomata, Masterton, Aurora clubs and ourselves, in which we have turns at hosting.
To find the Masterton A&P showgrounds, when travelling south on State Highway 2 into Masterson, exit to your left into Fleet St (approx. 2km into town).  At the end of Fleet St, turn left into the showgrounds.
The course is flat cross-country, with horse jumps and water obstacles.  The course will consist of 2km laps, suitable for spikes.
1.   1.00pm   U11  –  2km
2.   1.15pm   U15  –  4km
3.   1.35pm   U17/Walkers  –  4km;     U20/Women  –  6km
4.   2.15pm   Men   –   8km
Afternoon tea and prizegiving  will be in the building next to the Secretary’s office after the event.

If anyone needs a ride over to Masterton on Saturday, I have a couple of spare seats, and I will be leaving from the clubrooms in Udy Street at 11am on Saturday.  You are welcome to meet at the clubrooms by 11am if you would like to carpool over the hill.

For anyone unable to make it over to Masterton, the clubrooms will be closed this Saturday.

 

NORTH ISLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS, TAUPO – 4 July

We have more than 40 members competing in Taupo this year.  Please advise me if you have not already if you are planning to go to Taupo for the North Island Cross Country Champs on the weekend of 4 July.

The clubrooms will be open for those not going to Taupo.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR CLUB MEMBERS TO REPRESENT THE WELLINGTON CENTRE AT CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

Athletics Wellington will select teams to represent the Centre at the:

  • North Island Cross Country Champs to be held in Taupo on 4 July 2015
  • Athletics NZ XC Champs to be held in Christchurch on 1 August 2015
  • Athletics NZ Road Champs to be held in Tauranga on 5 September 2015

Selection policy

The key objective is to send competitive teams to these events, where possible.  To enable this, the aim is to select:

NIXC: A team of 5 athletes in the SM grade and a team of 3 athletes in all other grades (SW, U20, U18, M35, M50, MW).  Additional athletes (up to 3 in each grade) may also be selected where they have demonstrated an ability to finish in the top half of their race.

NZXC / NZ Road: A counting team of 6 athletes in the SM grade, and a counting team of 4 athletes in all other championship grades (SW, U20, U18, M35, M50, MW), where possible.  Additional athletes (up to 4 in each grade) may also be selected where they have demonstrated an ability to finish in the top half of their race.

Athletes will be selected based on form in 2015 winter interclub competition.  An athlete who has not competed in 2015 interclub, but has proven ability from 2014, will only be considered for selection if there remains a position in the team after all athletes that have competed in 2015 have been considered.

Notice of intention

Athletes wishing to be considered for selection must notify the Selectors of the events they wish to be considered for at least two days prior to the relevant selection date, by completing the online Expression of Interest form: https://goo.gl/MTqFYS

If an athlete subsequently becomes unavailable, the athlete must notify the Selectors immediately.
If an athlete does not make themselves available for selection in the Athletics Wellington team for an event, they will not be able to compete in that event.
No athlete will be considered for selection if they are not recorded on the ANZ membership database as a current member of an Athletics Wellington club.

Selections

Selections will be made on the following dates:

Following the Dorne Cup on 13 June 2015:

  • The North Island Cross Country Team
  • For the NZXC:  up to a maximum of 6 in each grade (8 for SM), being athletes which have:
    • Positively communicated to the selectors (via both the EOI and directly) a desire to perform to the best of their ability in the NZXC, and
    • Demonstrated the ability to comfortably finish in the top half of their race at the NZXC based on performances in winter interclub competition in 2015.

Athletes selected after the Dorne Cup for NZXC are expected to demonstrate fitness by racing in the Wellington XC Championships.

Following the Wellington XC Championships on 18 July 2015:

  • The balance of the NZXC team
  • For the NZ Road Champs:  up to a maximum of 6 in each grade (8 for SM), being athletes which have:
    • Positively communicated to the selectors (via both the EOI and directly) a desire to perform to the best of their ability in the NZ Road Champs, and
    • Demonstrated the ability to comfortably finish in the top half of their race at the NZ Road Champs based on performances in winter interclub competition in 2015.

Athletes selected after the Wellington XC Champs for the NZ Road Champs are expected to demonstrate fitness by racing in the Wellington Road Championships.

Following the Wellington Road Championships, the balance of the NZ Road Champs team will be selected.

If a selected athlete withdraws from the team, the selectors may replace that athlete at anytime.

Athlete Agreement / Consent

On advice of selection in the team, the athlete must complete an online Athlete Information Form which details the athlete’s travel and accommodation plans, uniform requirements and which must include acceptance of the terms of the Athlete Agreement/Consent form.

Team T-shirt and Hoody

Selected athletes will receive a free Athletics Wellington team T-shirt, and the option to purchase a hoody for the reduced price of $30.  The T-shirts and hoody are only available to Athletics Wellington representatives, and were first made available to representatives at the Track and Field Champs earlier this year.

Subsidies

Athletes selected for the NZXC and NZ Road will receive free ground transportation in Christchurch / Tauranga, and one night accommodation at Athletics Wellington’s motel.
Payment of subsidies is conditional on completing the race.

Selectors

There are three selectors:
Don Dalgliesh:  dondalgliesh@xtra.co.nz
Evan Cooper:  bones_coops@hotmail.com
Rees Buck:  Rees@reesbuck.com

Team Managers

The Team Managers are:
Don Dalgliesh:  dondalgliesh@xtra.co.nz
Bev Hodge:  the.tawa.hodges@ihug.co.nz

 

REGISTRATION/PAYMENT

You can go to our website to fill in a registration form and send it to: treasurer@hvh.org.nz , or you can fill one in at the Club.  You can also pay your subs on Saturday, or online.  Go to our website for more details on this:  http://hvh.org.nz/membership/   We also have club singlets available to purchase on clubdays.  We would ask that payment is made prior to racing the next interclub.

SYLLABUS

Events for the next few weeks are as follows:
Sat 27 June    Sanders Gough Burns and Robbie Cups – Masterton A&P Showgrounds – clubrooms closed
Sat 4 July       North Island Cross Country Champs, Taupo/Club run – (Creche available)
Sat 11 July    Club run (Creche available)
Sat 18 July    Wellington Cross Country Champs, Waikanae

HVH ON FACEBOOK

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: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=139389491609

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

THURSDAY NIGHT SHOE CLINIC RUN

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. The packs go out for around an hour. Please meet at the Shoe Clinic, High Street, Lower Hutt by 5.55pm.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

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