After a week of wet weather, we were blessed to have a glorious Wellington day for the official opening day for Hutt Valley Harriers 2015 season.
This year is the 92nd year for Hutt Valley Harriers. Club President Tony McKone welcomed new and returning members to the 2015 season. Tony also acknowledged the presences of Gordon and Anne Smith, and life members Steve Quirke, Keith Holmes, and Don Brodie.
After introducing the 2015 executive committee, Vanessa Trompetter and Reon Rollo outlined their plans for supporting the Under 14 runners. Members and guests then assembled for the obligatory opening day photo before breaking up onto teams for a round of activities to generate team spirit, camaraderie and a bit of fun. The activities included an obstacle run, sack races, three legged race and a shoe throwing competition. After these activities Vanessa took the Under 14’s for a 2km jog, and Tony took a group out for a 5km jog before everyone returned to the club rooms for an afternoon tea.