March 24, 2018, 1:00 am
Episode 205 - Kate McIlroy

Great podcast featuring Kate Mcilroy. Who else was a fan of the 50c Jet Planes and table-tennis? 🏓


Sleep. We welcome Tim Brazier to Fitter and to the podcast. Interview with Kate McIlroy.

March 11, 2018, 12:56 am
Athletics New Zealand

NZ Track and Field Championship - Sunday Afternoon

March 10, 2018, 7:40 pm
Wellington scores a 400m medal-fest at Nationals

Great racing from WHAC athletes Alex Haye and Jacob Matson!


Wellington scores a 400m medal-fest at Nationals By Dave Crampton It was a 400m burst of yellow – together and individually - on day two of the Jennian Homes National Track and Field champs in ... See more

March 4, 2018, 7:41 pm
Hutt News Fun Run

For those keen for a hit out
this Sunday check out this Fun Run in Petone!

Enter the Hutt News Fun Run now to avoid late entry fees which kick in after Wednesday 7 March.

5km & 10km run and walk options, 1km for under 10s.

Late entry fees apply from Thursday 8 March, ... See more

March 4, 2018, 12:49 am
Photos from Wellington Harrier Athletic Club's post

Want a foolproof recipe for an enjoyable long run? Grab a great bunch of ladies and head to the trails.👌🏽

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2018 draft winter calendar available here.


Weekly News

In this week’s newsletter: First up … Honest 10 Junior Athletics Prize Giving Peter Rendall’s message Alexandra Road closure March 18 Reports and Results Upcoming and Ongoing Events/News   First up … The club sign-up day on Saturday went well and there were a few new faces who turned up, so a big thanks to …

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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 116th 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!



2018 Winter Calendar

March 10 Club clean up prior to sign up Clubrooms
10 Open sign-up day Clubrooms
17 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
17 NZ Mountain running champs Queenstown
18(Sun) Honest 10 Evans Bay
24 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
31(Easter) Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
April 7 Official Harrier Season Opening followed by club runs & afternoon tea (bring a plate) Clubrooms
6th-8th  NI Secondary Champs Cooks Gardens Whanganui
8th-15th Commonwealth games Gold Coast
School Holidays April 14th-30th
14 Donaldson Memorial relay Clubrooms
15(Sun) Honest 10 Evans Bay
21  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
21 Wellington Mountain Running Champs Wainuiomata
28 Shaw Baton Relays (inter-club) Battle Hill
May 5 NZ Marathon champs  Rotorua
5 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
9 (Wed) Inter College XC Relays Karori Park
12 University Cross Country Relays Mackays Crossing
19 Vosseler Shield (inter club) Clubrooms 
20(Sun) Honest 10 (Winter season from Freyberg) Freyberg
26 Club runs/ Walks Clubrooms
27(Sun) Masters classic Relay Trentham
30 Wellington secondary schools XC Harcourt Park 
June 2 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
9 Dorne Cup (inter-club) Trentham
16 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
17 Honest 10k Freyberg
16-17 NZ Secondary schools XC & Relay Taupo
23 Press/Palmer cups Clubrooms
30 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
July 1 Wellington Marathon, half, 10k & 5k  (inc Wellington Half Marathon Champs) Westpac Stadium
7 North Island XC champs Taupo
7 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
 School Holidays July 7th-24th
14 Wellington Cross Country Champs Grenada North 
14 Urban Ultra Mt Kaukau
15 Honest 10k Freyberg
21 Olympic hosting Club runs/walks Johnsonville 
28 Resnick Cup Road Race Clubrooms
August 4 Whac hosting Scottish & Olympic Club runs/walks Clubrooms
5(Sun) New Zealand Cross Country Champs Grenada North
8 Wellington Secondary Schools Road Races Trentham 
11 Bays Relay & Walks(inter-club) Island Bay
18 Wgtn Secondary Schools Road Races Trentham
18 Wellington Road Running  Champs Wainuiomata
18 Wellington Road Walking Champs Trentham 
19 Honest 10k Freyberg
20 AGM Clubrooms
25 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
September 1 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
2 New Zealand Road Championships Cambridge
8 Old Boys MemorialRoad Race Clubrooms
15 Henderson Relay (U14) and club runs / walks Clubrooms
16 Honest 10k Freyberg
22 Wellington Scottish hosting Club runs/walks Scottish clubrooms
29 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
29 School holidays Sept 29 – October16
October 6 NZ Road Relays Christchurch
13 Harrier Section Prize giving & AGM followed by afternoon tea (bring a plate) Clubrooms
14 Masterton Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k (Inc Wellington Marathon Champs) Masteton
20 Bernie Potenski Memorial Handicap Titahi Bay
21 Honest 10k Freyberg
November 4 Masters 10k Lower Hutt
18 Honest 10k Evans Bay
25 Perlorus Half, 10k, Kids Mile. Petone


Click here for venues and maps

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.