Newsletter 19/2014

Hi Everyone

Firstly, it is now time to return cups/trophies that were given out at last years prizegiving. It would be appreciated if these came back cleaned, if possible. Please return these this Saturday if at all possible, or over the following two club days, so we can sort them out and have them engraved in time for the prizegiving.

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)

NZ ROAD RELAY CHAMPS, Christchurch – Saturday 4 October

Arrangements are underway regarding this event.  Please email Tony McKone at, or confirm by Saturday if you are interested in being part of a team for the Road Relays.

MARTON TO WANGANUI RELAY – Saturday 13 September

Just over a week away till this event.  Please confirm by this Saturday if you are participating, and some definite plans will be made with regards to travel, accommodation if wanted, and entry etc.
The relay starts in Marton and takes the back country roads through the Turakina, Whangaehu and Matarawa Valleys to Wanganui.
There are 10 legs, and teams of 5-10 must complete no more than two legs each, which range from 2.5km to 8.9km. The total distance is 66.3km.
The race starts at 9.00am and is finished by 4pm, with a prizegiving.
Please email me if you wish to compete in the relay. Let me know if you require transport. There will also be a number of us staying the night at the Grand Hotel in Wanganui, and travelling back the next morning, so also let me know if you wish to stay, so arrangements can be made.


Getting Started in Coaching is a free course, being held at Chilton St James School, Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt at 6-8pm on Monday 1 September.
It is a generic entry level course designed and targeted at anyone with an interest in coaching.
The course covers the basics of coaching, is not sport-specific, but are delivered by experts in their chosen sports, to develop skills and build confidence.
The course is designed to be interactive, combining theory and practical coaching scenarios.
Anyone who is interested, to register and for more info, see the Sport Wellington website:


Events for the next few weeks are as follows:

Sat 6 Sep Saunders Cup, Clubrooms (Creche available)/NZ Road Champs, Tauranga
Sat 13 Sep Club run (Creche available)/Marton to Wanganui relay
Sat 20 Sep  Craig and Murray Smith Rosebowl
Sat 27 Sep  Club run (Creche available)


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