Weekly News

In this week’s newsletter:

  • First up

  • Last Day To Enter Wellington Junior Champs

  • Club Meet A

  • Junior Relay Meet

  • Results

  • Upcoming Events


First Up

Harrier season is just around the corner, and the early-bird sign-up at the clubrooms is being held at 2 p.m. on March 9. If you know of anybody who might be interested in taking up harriers or joining the club, get them to come along.

A reminder that today (Thursday) is the final day to enter the Wellington Junior Champs. There is a link below that will take you to the entry page.

And good luck to Seth Campbell and Paul Hewitson, who are both doing incredibly well in their multi-day Alps 2 Ocean Ultra in the South Island. After stage four of seven, Paul was lying third overall in the supported category, while Seth had taken the lead in the unsupported category after Canadian Chris Coolican pulled out with an injured hip.

Please send me details of any results, upcoming events, or ideas for future newsletters. Email Nick Perry: nickgbperry@gmail.com.


Seth (foreground) and Paul relax after an exhausting day running their multi-day ultra


Last Day To Enter Wellington Junior Champs

From Julie Richards

Thursday February 28 is the last day to register for the Junior Championship, to be held at Newtown Park over two Sundays on 17th and 24th March. The championship is the premier event in our junior athletics programme. These meets are great fun and have been well attended in previous years.

No late entries are accepted. You can enter here

Please note: This competition is for competitive members only. If you have a social membership and would like to upgrade to competitive, please email: Bertram Manz: membership@whac.org.nz


Club Meet A

From Athletics Wellington

Club Meet A is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Newtown Park.

For more information, click here


Junior Relay Meet

From Athletics Wellington

9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3rd at Newtown Park

Relay events are great fun and always popular. This meet is intended to provide a great opportunity to learn and practice relay skills prior to the Junior Championships. Our relays programme includes: 4 x 100m, 4 x 200m, Medley Relay, plus a 1,000m sprint relay (1 x 400m, 2 x 200m, 2x 100m).

We welcome individual runners to make up scratch teams, and also welcome club teams. Get a team together and come along to join the action. It is important that as many club coaches as possible are available to help support this event. We won’t have electronic timing, and there will not be results published.

Please Note: The Newtown Festival is also on this Sunday, but it will still be possible to get to Newtown Park for our relays meet. Some roads will be closed and there will be bypass routes in place, and traffic delays should be anticipated. For more on road closures and bypass routes, click here



Results from the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2019, held on Feb. 17:

Click here


Congratulations to all, and apologies for any errors or omissions. Good luck to everyone competing over the next seven days.


Upcoming Events

WHAC running calendar for March and April 2019



9th  Welcome and early-bird sign-up for prospective members, 2 p.m. clubrooms

16th Unofficial club runs and walks, 2 p.m. clubrooms

16th  Round the Vines, Martinborough

17th  Honest 10k, Wind Needle

23rd Unofficial club runs and walks, 2 p.m. clubrooms

30th Unofficial club runs and walks, 2 p.m. clubrooms



6th Official harrier season opening day, 2 p.m. clubrooms



Check out the Running Calendar New Zealand for additional events.


WHAC Board Information

If you have ideas for the club or any questions, please contact a board member or the secretary, Melissa Black (secretary@whac.org.nz). Your board members are: Peter Rendall, Terry Fraser, Andrea Peat, John Barrance, Bertram Manz, Nathan Tse, Paul Hewitson, Julie Richards, Gordon Clarke, Kristy Macdonald, Melissa Black, Alex Jones, Hayden Snell, Callum Stewart and Georgina Wedge.