Newsletter 4/2015

Hi Everyone

This week we have the University Relay at Paekakariki. (Info below).  Timesheets, stopwatches and race numbers will be at the HVH orange tent for pickup, where you can leave your gear.  Singlets will also be there for anyone wishing to purchase or swap.  There are now Womens Sz 10s available.  The clubrooms will be open for anyone who is not going out to Paekakariki, and would still like to meet for a walk/run.  You are also welcome to return to the clubrooms after the Relay for cleanup and refreshments.

UNIVERSITY RELAY, QEII Park, McKays Crossing, Paekakariki – Saturday 9 May (NO DOGS ALLOWED)

We have 12 teams to compete at the relay on Saturday, and I am sure many juniors running in the earlier races.  Run hard and have fun.

There are 3 events:

1:  The Whittaker’s Chocolate Walk – open to walkers of all ages.  Starts at 12 noon on the road in front of the field where the relay is held.  Distance is approx 6km. $2 entry will be collected at the start of the race.

2:  The Youngster’s Races:
1.30pm    B/G 9 years and under – approx 1.2km
1.50pm    B/G 11 years and under – approx 2km
2.10:m     B/G 13 years and under – approx 2km

3:  The University Relay: approx 3.5km laps – 6 grades all start together at 2.45pm
Junior Men/Women (U20), Open Men/Women, Masters Men 40+, Masters Women, and Open Masters 50+.
All relay teams comprise of 4 persons.


There will be a Special General Meeting held at 1.30pm, 16 May 2015, before announcements, to pass the annual accounts.


This is a reminder to please let me know by Saturday if you are planning to go to Taupo for the North Island Cross Country Champs on the weekend of 4 July.  This will ensure you will be able to stay in club-organised accommodation, which will also allow you to share any accommodation grant we may receive.

Email me at to let me know if you require me to book a room for you at Catellis/Acapulco.  I need to know if you require 2 nights (most people will be staying Friday and Saturday nights), and the number of adults and children staying.


You can go to our website to fill in a registration form and send it to: , or you can fill one in at the Club.  You can also pay your subs on Saturday, or online.  Go to our website for more details on this:   We also have club singlets available to purchase on clubdays.  We would ask that at least part payment is made prior to racing the next interclub, with full payment to be made by the end of May.


Events for the next few weeks are as follows:
Sat 9 May      University Relays, QEII Park, Paekakariki – Clubrooms open (no crèche)
Sat 16 May    Club run – 1.30pm (creche available)
Sat 23 May     Vosseler Shield, Mt Victoria – Clubrooms open (no crèche)
Sat 30 May      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