2016 Dorne Cup

DORNE CUP Saturday 11 June 2016
This year is the 90th running of the Dorne Cup.
The Dorne Cup was presented to the Club by the Dorne’s who were among the original members of Hutt Valley Harriers. The Dorne Cup was first competed for in 1925 and has been part of the annual inter club scene ever since. There were only two years, during the World War II when the Dorne Cup was not competed.

Date: Saturday 11 June 2016

Enter: You must enter online with this link

Online entries close: 5:00pm on Thursday 9 June

Enter before 5:00pm on Friday 3 June online and you will receive a personalised bib.

Late entries: Available on the day, but there may be delays and you must complete this at least 1 hour before your event.

Collection of race bibs: You can collect your race bib from the race headquarters at Trentham Memorial Park. Make sure you collect it BEFORE you head to the start line. Allow plenty of time.

If you received a bib at the Vosseler, you must use the same bib. Replacement bibs will incur a fee.

Location: The races are held in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham.  Enter from Barton Avenue (off Fergusson Drive).  Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.

Course Description

A flat cross-country event around the picturesque Trentham Memorial Park and the Hutt River stop banks. The course is suitable for spikes.  An Athletics New Zealand sanctioned event.

Event Race Start Time Age Grade Distance
1 1:00pm Masters Women (35+)**

Masters Women (50+)**

Open Women (SW)

Masters Men (60+)**

2 1:30pm Men Under 20 (MU20)*

Women Under 20 (WU20)*

Men Under 18 (MU18)*

Women Under 18 (WU18)*

3 2:00pm Boys Under 11 (BU11)*

Girls Under 11 (GU11)*

Boys Under 13 (BU13)*

Girls Under 13   (GU13)*

4 2:15pm Boys Under 15 (GU15)*

Girls Under 15 (GU15)*

5 2:30pm Boys Under 9 (BU9)*

Girls Under 9 (GU9)*

6 2:45pm Open Men (SM)

Masters Men (40+)**

Masters Men (50+)**


* For events marked with * your grade is based on your age at 31 Dec 2016

** For events marked with ** your grade is based on your age at 11 June 2016.

Age grades: The Dorne Cup retains the same age grades from previous years as stated above.
Runners Competing Out Of Grade

Any athletes who wish to compete in a higher grade than their age (e.g. WU20 competing as Open Women, W35+ competing as Open Women, M50+ competing as M40+) must declare to the Race Director by email to jbaron@paradise.net.nz their intention to do so no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday 8 June.


Entry Fees  –

Entry fees are not payable in advance and your club will be invoiced for each member who competes as follows:

Wellington Centre Athletes:                      Under 20 years of age: $7.50 each           All others: $12.00 each

From outside Wellington Centre:              Under 20 years of age: $7.50 each          All others: $12.00 each


Unregistered Athletes

This event is only open to registered athletes.


Athletes who are not registered in the ClubNet/IMG database by the end of Wednesday 8 June, or who run with an incorrect bib, will not be timed and will not be eligible for medals or team placing’s, and will be disqualified.


It’s also important to note that if you enter the interclub events online but you aren’t financial with your club then you won’t be able to compete. You MUST have paid your club fees and be marked off by your club in the ClubNet/IMG database.




Medals will be awarded to the first three individual place-getters in each grade who are registered with Athletics New Zealand.



In the senior men’s open event the first 6 runners’ home for each club constitute the team, and in all other grades the first 4 count. Each member of the winning team in each running event will receive a certificate.


Contact Details

For more information contact –

Club Captain Julia Baron 04 973 1436 jbaron@paradise.net.nz
Club Treasurer Peter Sparks peter.sparks@hotmail.co.uk

Course: DORNE CUP –4km COURSE FOR 2016


NOTE: Course is subject to change depending on other sports being played on the day