3 days ago

Paul Hewitson

Kids Road Race
Saturday September 26th
2:00 pm

Wind Needle northwards, towards Greta Point.

Under 10s to do 1200m (600 out and back)
Under 12s to do 1800m (900 out and back)
Under 14s to do 2400m (1200 out and back)

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2 months ago

Wellington Harrier Athletic Club

WHAC Seniors do the business at the inaugural Needle Relay today!! 🥇🥇 Congrats to both teams and to everyone else who ran today! 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️ It was a beautiful day out and a great event all round! 🌞 ...

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2 months ago

Wellington Harrier Athletic Club

We can't wait to see you at the Needle Relay this weekend! 🤩 We are STOKED to announce that sports massage therapist Phil Proctor (from Achilles Massage Wellington Clinic) will be providing free massage post run! 🏃‍♂️

Make sure to get your entries in by Thursday night at the following link: needlerelay2020.eventdesq.com/

More info about the event here: www.facebook.com/events/888693294970877

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WHAC pack out in force at the Press-Palmer cup! Well done to everyone who raced. How good is it to have races again?! 🎉 ...

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BIG Congrats to our superstar Isaac Murphy for taking out second place in the Athletics NZ Virtual 10km champs!! 🏃‍♂️Isaac ran a super quick 30.26! 💪 Hopefully a sign for even bigger and better things to come for this young man as the season progresses! 🤩The final results are in for the 2XU National Virtual 10k and 1k Champs - thank you to everyone who took part in the last events of our #AthleticsNZVirtual Race Series 👏

The full results are available to view here: bit.ly/2YRwD8J

2XU National Virtual 10k Results

Top Men:
Hayden Wilde (29:44)
Isaac Murphy (30:26)
Matthew Parsonage (32:04)

Top Women:
Camille Buscomb (33:57)
Esther Keown (36:48)
Sarah Gardner (37:48)

Fastest Club: Lake City Athletic Club
Top Club: Hatea Harriers

2XU National Virtual 1k Results

Top Men:
Sam Tanner (02:26)
Zach Bellamy (02:34)
Luke Mercieca (02:40)

Top Women:
Angela Petty (02:46)
Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell (02:49)
Kerry White (03:06)

Fastest Club: Hamilton City Hawks
Top Club: Caversham Harrier and Athletics Club

Have any questions? Please message the team on virtual@athletics.org.nz

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19th Sept Road Champs Important Info – click here.

Old Boys handicap race results here.

Road Champs, 13th Sept 2020, Info

Needle Relay
Saturday 25 July 2020.

Turkey Trot Results, Teams, Quickest Laps, Records

Please refer to the Calendar tab for current information regarding WHAC races and events, interclub races, and national championships.


Resnick Results here

Press/Palmer Results here

Donaldson Memorial Results here



Fantastic news that the country’s efforts have resulted in alert level 1. We are very pleased to announce that effective from 9th June, the clubrooms are reopened for general use.

We are therefore able to commence our Saturday afternoon pack runs / walks this coming Saturday 13th June.

For all Saturday afternoons please be at the clubrooms by 1:45pm for a 2:00pm start.

13 June                Pack runs / walks
20 June                Pack runs / walks
27 June                Official Harrier Season Opening & Donaldson Memorial Relay

Please refer to the Calendar tab for current information regarding WHAC races and events, interclub races, and national championships.


Welcome to the home of Wellington Harrier Athletic Club, Wellington’s oldest and most prestigious harrier club.

Founded in 1903, Wellington Harriers is in its 118th year of competition. Everyone is welcome to join WHAC. We cater for all levels, ages and events for those wanting to improve fitness through to regional and national competition. We host a number of club runs, interclub and social events throughout the year.

During the winter, training is based from our clubrooms nestled in the heart of Wellington, on Mt Victoria. In the summer months we train and compete at Newtown Park’s all-weather Track and Field facility.

For up to date news, photos and results check out our facebook page.

Welcome aboard!



2020 Winter Calendar

(as at 10 June 2020)

Febuary 23 Matairangi Trail Run Velodrome
March 7 Club clean up Clubrooms
June 1 Queen’s birthday
13 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
20 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
27 Official Harrier Season Opening & Donaldson Memorial Relay Clubrooms
 School Holidays July 4th-20th pending
July 4 Press/Palmer Cups Clubrooms
11 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
18 Resnick Cup Road Race Clubrooms
19(Sun) Honest 10k Freyberg
25 Needle Relay (Inter-club) Evans Bay Wind Needle
August 1 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
5 College Sport Wellington Cross Country  Champs Trentham
8 Victoria University Relay (inter-club) Mackays Crossing
15 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
16(Sun) Wellington Cross Country Champs (inter-club) Harcourt Park
16(Sun) Honest 10k Freyberg
17 AGM (provisional) Clubrooms
22 Joint Club run Olympic & Scotttish Harriers Wilton Bowling Club
29 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
29 New Zealand Cross Country Champs Dunedin
30(Sun) Wellington Marathon, Half, 10k  (inc Wellington Half Marathon Champs) Sky Stadium
September 5 Henderson Relay (U14) and club runs / walks Clubrooms
12 Old Boys Memorial Road Race Clubrooms
19 Wellington Road Running  Champs (inter-club) Wainuiomata
20(Sun) Honest 10k

Big Breakfast

24 Inter regional XC (primary schools) Harcourt Park
26 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
26 Joint Club run Olympic & Scotttish Harriers

New Zealand Marathon Champs



29 School holidays Sept 26 – October11
October 3 NZ Road Relays Feilding
10 Club runs / walks – Seniors and masters only Clubrooms
11(Sun) Masterton Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k (inc WLG Marathon Champs) Masterton
17 Bernie Portenski Memorial Handicap Titahi Bay
18(Sun) Honest 10k Freyberg
18(Sun) NZ Trail Champs Christchurch
24 Club runs / walks – seniors & masters only Clubrooms
26 Labour day
31 Club runs / walks – Seniors and masters only Clubrooms
November 1(Sun) Auckland Marathon Auckland
7 New Zealand Road Championships Auckland
14 NZ 24 Hour Track Champs Auckland
15(Sun) Honest 10k (Summer Series) Freyberg

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The Vosseler Shield

The Vosseler Shield is arguably one of New Zealand’s toughest interclub races on the winter calender. Held annually on Mt. Victoria, the event features over four hundred athletes from various clubs across the lower North Island. The shield was named after Frederick Vosseler, a prominent Wellington businessman who helped found the Wellington Harrier club in 1903. In 1923 he presented the Vosseler Shield to his old running club for the annual cross-country fixture. In its early days the Vosseler Shield race started from Lyall Bay and went around the hills above Moa Point. It became a Mt Victoria event in the 1950s, when Wellington Harriers relocated to Alexandra Road.


Wellington Harrier Athletic Club is one of the oldest harrier and sporting clubs in New Zealand. Founded in 1903, the first pack run set off from the Basin Reserve on the afternoon of April 29th. In the early years most of the club’s activities revolved around a weekly pack run held each Saturday. The location of the start varied week to week between various church halls and private homes around the district, a practice that still continues today from our clubrooms located on Mt. Victoria in the heart of Wellington.

The first Wellington Harriers Cross Country Championship was held in 1905. The race was held over five miles at the local Island Bay Racecourse with eleven starters. Wellington Harriers first came to prominence at the 1909 NZAAA National Cross Country held in Timaru finishing second in the club race behind Caversham. Since then Wellington Harriers has become widely recognised both Nationally and Locally as being one of New Zealand’s most successful harrier clubs. In 1984, Wellington Harriers Senior Men secured their first off two National Road Relay titles during the decade. A decade which included a host of National medals and New Zealand Representative’s such as the house hold names of Froude, McCallum and Drake.

Caption: A young Dallas McCallum

The 1990’s saw the rise of Wellington Harrier’s as a stable for producing some of New Zealand’s best female athletes. In particluar Barbara Moore (Bronze 1990 CWG 10,000m), Hare, O’Rourke and Humphries leading the charge. On the 22nd March 1997 it was unanimously agreed that Wellington Harriers would merge with the local Wellington Track and Field Club (WTFC) to form Wellington Harrier Athletic Club (WHAC). Since the formation of WHAC the club’s involvement in he track and field scene has continued to grow, to the point where we may now be considered the premier track and field club in the region, among the top T&F clubs in the country. WHAC has also developed a strong Children’s athletic’s programme which usually sees over 100 children at club days.


In 2003, WHAC celebrated 100 years of running and is proud to be one of New Zealand’s longest standing Harrier and Athletic Clubs. The club continues to grow with over four hundred members from children through to masters.