Newsletter 14/2015

Hi Everyone

Well done to all the teams who competed in the Bays Relay last Saturday.  The Composite team and the Mens Under 20 team for HVH both came in 2nd, and the M50 team came in 3rd. HVH results can be found on the website.

It’s back to the Club this Saturday for a Club run.  Meet from 1.30pm at the Clubrooms.  Ali Dennis is planning to take the Under 20/18 group to Wainuiomata to have a training session on the Road Champs venue which is being held the following weekend.  He will require a couple of others to assist (including someone who has done this race before), and to help with transport.

WELLINGTON ROAD RUNNING CHAMPS – Reservoir Road, Wainuiomata – Saturday 22 August 2015

The Wellington Road Running Champs is being held in Wainuiomata, the same course as the last few years, next Saturday 22 August. This race also doubles as our Road Club Champs. Timing chips are required for this race.  Replacement chips will be available on the day up until 12.15pm.  Please let me know by Monday, 17 August if you wish to run out of grade.  Parking is available either at the course, down by the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park, or at the end of Hine Road.

Race times are as follows:
12.30am:   5km     MW50;  Junior Women U20/U18;  Men/Women – 5k non-champ
1:10pm      3km     Girls/Boys U15
1:30pm      1km     Girls/Boys U9
1:40pm      10km   Senior Women;  Masters Women 35-49
1:40pm        8km    Junior Men U20
1:40pm        6km    Junior Men U18
2:40pm        2km    Girls/Boys U11
2:55pm        2km    Girls/Boys U13
3:10pm       10km    Senior Men;  Masters Men 40+;  Masters Men 50+;  Masters Men 60+

MARTON TO WANGANUI RELAY – Saturday 12 September

If you would like to compete in this relay, please let Tony McKone know at  The relay is 66.3km, broken into 10 legs. It is open to Seniors, Masters, and U20/18.  Please also advise if you require transport, and if you want to travel up and return on the same day, or if you would like to stay the night in Wanganui at The Grand.


The NZ Road Relay Champs are being held in Christchurch on 3 October.  Teams of 8 are required.  Please let your selector know if you are interested in going, asap, so arrangements can be made, and a grant could be applied for to help lower costs.  It would be great to get a couple of teams going!


Events for the next few weeks are as follows:
Sat 15 August  Club run (Creche available)
Sat 22 August   Wellington Road Champs, Wainuiomata
Sat 29 August   Saunders Cup – Clubrooms  (Creche available)
Sat 5 September   Old Timers Day (Creche available) / NZ Road Champs, Tauranga
Sat 12 September  Club run (Creche available) / Marton to Wanganui Relay


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. 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