Newsletter 2/2015

HVH Newsletter 2/2015
Hi Everyone

SHAW BATON RELAY – Saturday 25 April

This Saturday is the Shaw Baton Relay, hosted by Olympic Harriers.  It is at Battle Hill Farm Park, Pauatahanui/Paekakariki Hill Road (6km north of Pauatahanui General Store).  This is the first interclub for the season, and the first of three relays.  We have 16 teams entered.  We will have the HVH club tent on site, and you can pick up numbers, a  stopwatch and timing sheet there.  The distance is 2km laps, grass and gravel tracks, flat to undulating, and jumps, including a water jump.
For those not racing at Shaw Baton, the clubrooms will open at 1.45pm for anyone who wants to meet for a run or walk.
Everyone is welcome to return after the Shaw Baton races to the clubrooms for a shower, cleanup and refreshments.

Race times are:

1:00pm – Senior Women, Masters Women and Junior Women

1:50pm – Boys and Girls U10 1k fun run

2:00pm – Boys and Girls U14, U12

2:50pm – Senior Men, Masters Men, Open Masters, Junior Men


REGISTRATION – If you have not filled out a registration form yet, please go to and bring it to the club on club day, or email it to the Treasurer, Peter Sparks, on line.  Payment can also be made online or brought to the club.  Singlets are available for purchase at $45, or if you have outgrown the one you have, you can swap it for another size.  I will have the singlets available at Shaw Baton for anyone who needs one.


Events for the next few weeks are as follows:

Sat 25 April      Shaw Baton Relay, Battle Hill Farm Park, Pauatahanui
Sat 2 May         Club run – crèche available
Sat 9 May         University relays – QEII Park, McKays Crossing entrance
Sat 16 May       Club run – crèche available
Sat 23 May       Vosseler Shield, Mt Victoria


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 pack 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