Newsletter 16/2015

Hi Everyone

Well done to all those who competed or supported our club in the Wellington Road Running Champs in Wainuiomata on Saturday.  Once again we had some great results, particularly with our junior grades.  Congratulations to the following medal winners:

Phoebe McKnight GU15  –  1st
Jonathan Green BU9  –  2nd
Nathaniel Graham BU11  – 2nd
Alexander Prichard BU11  –  3rd
Rylee Watt GU11  –  3rd
Joel Carman MU18  –  3rd
Peter Sparks M60  – 3rd

This Saturday we have the Saunders Cup handicap road race. This is a HVH club competition and all financial club members, competitive and social, are eligible to participate. Clubrooms open at 1.30pm.  We will aim to leave the clubrooms to go to the start of the race (on The Esplanade) at 1.45pm.  The creche will be available.

The race events for Saturday are:

  • 10km for U20 Men/Women, Senior Men/Women and Masters Men/Women
  • 5km race for U18 Men/Women (15, 16, and 17 year olds)
  • 2km race for U15 (everyone 14 years old and under)

QUIZ NIGHT – 6pm THIS Saturday 29 August.  Please come along to our annual quiz night.  Bring family and friends if you wish.  $10 adults, $5 children, $20 family.  Pizza and chips provided for supper.

MARTON TO WANGANUI RELAY – Saturday 12 September

If you would like to compete in this relay, please let Tony McKone know at  We have at least one team so far.  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.  We now have one full team available.


Events for the next few weeks are as follows:
Sat 29 August   Saunders Cup – Clubrooms  (Creche available)  /  Quiz night
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