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


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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.