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VUW Athletics Club is going from strength to strength! Will they cause some upsets at this year's Bays Relay?

Check out the event for more details here: ... See more

2 months ago
Athletics Wellington

Athletics Wellington have set up four training seminars in August and September to develop new officials. If you're keen to find out more on how to give back to the sport by training to become an ... See more

There is a lot a fun and satisfaction in being an official at athletics meets. It is great seeing athletes in action up close, and satisfying to know that you have helped to ensure that the ... See more

2 months ago
2019 NZ Cross Country Championships

Entries to the NZ Cross Country Champs are open!
Enter via the Athletics NZ website.

Use promo code to reduce your entry fee from $47 to $20: WELLYMEMBER2019. 🎉🏃‍♀️

U18, U20, Senior and Masters Grades = $47.00 inc. transaction fees. Wellington athletes in these grades will have the ability to use the pin which has been given to their club, to get an entry fee ... See more

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2019 World Mountain Running Championships Selection Announcement

Congratulations to Andrea Peat for making the NZ team for the World Mountain Running Champs! ... See more

Athletics New Zealand are pleased to announce ten athletes to represent at the 2019 World Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura, Argentina on 16 November: Senior Women: Sabrina Grogan ... See more

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WHAC Ultras

Congrats to our new NZ Champion, Paul Hewitson, winner of the NZ Open Men 100km Champs over the weekend! 🥇🎉

Nz100k champs. 2.5 k loop x 40 times. The first 5 were within 20 minutes!!

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Five Minutes With...Kirstie Rae

Check out the great write up and interview by Athletics NZ with out very own Kirstie Rae! 👏🏃‍♀️

17-year-old national U20 5000m champion Kirstie Rae produced an outstanding display to finish 17th in the women’s U20 race at last month’s World Cross Country Championships in Denmark. The ... See more

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2019 Shaw Baton

Photos from shaw baton today, only got the first few races. Sorry none from the 2:50pm start.


461 new photos added to shared album

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Congrats to Andrea Peat on a successful NZ Mountain Champs - 3rd kiwi home in the Open Women Grade! Fantastic effort! 🏆 Well done to all the other WHAC members who competed!

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WHAC Ultras

The WHAC Sunday morning group continues to grow in size with this week's edition leaving from Freyberg Pool! 😎

Jolly good turnout today given the competition at xterra and post mtn running champs. 24 km of nice flat roads on a perfectly still day.

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Athletics Wellington

XC Season is coming!!

Our winter series of interclub events opens with the Shaw Baton relay, hosted by Olympic Harriers. This is a fun teams event run over traditional cross country terrain including grass, gravel ... See more

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2019 Bays Relay – 17th August

Final Results Records Turkey Trot

Timekeeper stop watches are considered accurate, any corrections, email brendon.flanagan@xtra.co.nz, these will be considered on a case by case basis.  Name corrections welcomed.


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 117th 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!



2019 Winter Calendar

March 9 Club clean up prior to sign up Clubrooms
9 Welcome and early bird sign up day Clubrooms
16 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
17(Sun) Honest 10 Evans Bay
23 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
30 Unofficial Club runs / walks Clubrooms
April 6 Official Harrier Season Opening followed by club runs & afternoon tea (bring a plate) Clubrooms
6th-7th  NI Secondary Champs Cooks Gardens Tauranga
School Holidays April 13th-28th
13 NZ & Wellington Mountain Running Champs Wainuiomata
13 Donaldson Memorial Relay Clubrooms
20(Easter)  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
21(Sun) Honest 10 Evans Bay
27 Shaw Baton Relays (inter-club) Battle Hill
May 4 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
8 CSW Scottish C/C Relays Karori Park
11 University Cross Country Relays Mackays Crossing
18  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
19 Julian Davidson Honest 10 (Winter Season) Freyberg
25 Vosseler Shield (inter club) Clubrooms 
26(Sun) Masters classic Relay Trentham
29 CSW Champs Cross Country Harcourt Park
June 1 Club runs / walks Clubrooms
2 NZ Marathon Champs Christchurch
8 Dorne Cup (inter-club) Trentham
15 NZSS XC & Relay Champs Timaru
15 Joint Club runs/ walks Olympic & Scottish Wilton bowling
16 Honest 10k Freyberg
16-17 NZ Secondary Schools XC & Relay Taupo
22 Press/Palmer cups Clubrooms
29 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
30 Wellington Marathon, half, 10k & 5k  (inc Wellington Half Marathon Champs) Westpac Stadium
July 6 North Island XC champs Taupo
6 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
 School Holidays July 6th-21th
13  Club runs / walks Clubrooms
13 Wellington Urban Ultra Mt Kaukau
20 Wellington Cross Country Champs Grenada North 
21 Honest 10k Freyberg
27 Resnick Cup Road Race Clubrooms
August 3 Club runs?walks Clubrooms
4(Sun) New Zealand Cross Country Champs Harcourt Park
7 Wellington Secondary Schools Road Races Trentham 
10 Club runs?walks Clubrooms
17 Bays Relay & walks (interclub) Island Bay
18 Honest 10k Freyberg
19 AGM (provisional) Clubrooms
24 Wellington Road Running  Champs Wainuiomata
31 Joint Club runs/walks with Scottish & Olympic Clubrooms
September 1(Sun) New Zealand Half Marathon Champs Dunedin
7 Old Boys Memorial Road Race Clubrooms
14 Henderson Relay (U14) and club runs / walks Clubrooms
15 New Zealand Road Championships Auckland
21 Club runs/walks Clubrooms
22 Honest 10k Freyberg
28 Joint Club runs/walks Scottish & Olympic Mt Cook
29 School holidays Sept 28 – October13
October 5 NZ Road Relays Feilding
12 Harrier Section annual meeting & Prize giving followed by afternoon tea (bring a plate) Clubrooms
13 Masterton Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k (Inc Wellington Marathon Champs) Masteton
19 Bernie Potenski Memorial Handicap Titahi Bay
20 Honest 10k Freyberg
November 3 Masters 10k Lower Hutt
17 Honest 10k (Summer Series) Evans Bay
24 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.