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3 months ago

Check out this new NCAA video which features WHAC star Tessa Hunt, who has recently started her journey studying at Providence College in Rhode Island! 🤩

Providence has a strong relationship ... See more

3 months ago
Paraparaumu Track and Field Club

Some great photos from the Paraparaumu Track and Field Club Ribbon Day - Ka pai tō mahi (great work!) to all WHAC athletes who got out and competed!

Photos by Paul Morris (https://www.facebook.com/paul.mo.90). Thank you so much for taking these photos of our Ribbon Day. They are amazing!

Please share the album and tag whānau and friends, ... See more

4 months ago
Mountain Running Tips

WHAC has had a number of top mountain runners over the years, with Andrea Peat our most recent NZ mountain running rep!

Here's a few tips for any runners keen to get into a bit more mountain ... See more

Here's what last year's winners of the TransRockies Run, the Pikes Peak Marathon, and the Leadville Trail 100 have to say about how to enjoy your next run in the mountains.

4 months ago

WHAC Childrens' Athletics 2020!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you've been having a lovely summer break. This coming Saturday 1st of February will be our first children's club day for 2020.

Due to ... See more

4 months ago
Chris

WHAC had a solid contingent in the NZ 3000M champs on Saturday, being the most represented club in the Senior Men's race! 🤩 Tim Cornish was the best of the bunch finishing 6th after leading the ... See more

Great to see the blue singlets of Wellington Harrier Athletic Club prominent in the NZ Senior Mens 3000m Championship race at the 2020 Potts Classic in Hastings!

4 months ago

4 months ago
Taoufik Makhloufi Workout

An oldie but a goodie... for anyone keen to watch one of the most ridiculous track workouts of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH0IV2EF1-E

**SOCIALS** Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/evanscullyCF Twitter - https://twitter.com/Evan_STC Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evan_stc/ email - e...

4 months ago
Photos from Wellington Harrier Athletic Club's post

Absolutely amazing stuff from Remy Boswell! 🤩 This star performer at the Colgate Games placed:
🥇1st in the 60m;
🥇1st in the 100m;
🥈2nd in the long jump; and
🥉3rd in 200m!
🎉We can't ... See more

4 months ago
Patrick

Throwback to 2013 when the M50s dream team took out the gold medal down in Akaroa! 🥇

4 months ago
Athletics Wellington

If you're not competing on the day, please sign up to help out! Athletics Wellington are on the look out for new helps, no previous experience required!

We need more helpers for our Centre T&F Champs on Sat 1 and Sun 2 Feb.
Athlete registrations are coming in, but we can’t run the Champs without sufficient helpers and officials. Please ensure our ... See more

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NOTICES

2020 HARRIER SEASON

The arrival of Covid-19 has meant that no formal club activities were possible for the March-May period. Based on New Zealand’s success in overcoming the coronavirus, we believe that return to club life, then interclub and national racing, will soon become possible. Further easing of restrictions will help to speed up this process.

We look forward to the Government announcement on 8th June. Following that we will publish a draft Winter Calendar.

WELCOME

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!

 

Calendar

2020 Winter Calendar

The arrival of Covid-19 has meant that no formal club activities were possible for the March-May period. Based on New Zealand’s success in overcoming the coronavirus, we believe that return to club life, then interclub and national racing, will soon become possible. Further easing of restrictions will help to speed up this process.

We look forward to the Government announcement on 8th June. Following that we will publish a draft Winter Calendar.

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.

History

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.