Calendar

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

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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.