John Chesmar Lansdowne Hill Run

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Last year the third Lansdowne Hill Run was held on the 27th September – sadly the same day that John Chesmar died suddenly.

For those present that day the event will always serve as a reminder of a special club member who is greatly missed. As a mark of respect and to honour his memory, the event has been renamed the John Chesmar Lansdowne Hill Run.

We think John would have approved of lending his name to a challenging event that is followed by a fun social occasion.

Wednesday 1st November, 6pm

The course takes you along Totara St, up Manuka St, past Milford Downs and up parallel to Golf Course No. 2 fairway finishing at the silo near the start of the Nikau heights trail. Last year Michael Macklin finished in 6 min 20 sec – how will you do?

Following the run there will be pizza from the MacDonald’s wood fired oven, Mahunga Drive.

For catering – please let Malcolm or Carol know if you plan to sample the pizzas.

Check out the events page for full details

Race 3 of the 2017 Trophy Series

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While the sun shone for the third race of the Trophy Series, there was a cold wind. The course was started at Fourth Street, and ran along the Lansdowne trails. including climbing the tough Milford Downs hill, then via Milford Downs and Manuka Street back into the trails, zig zagging down before returning to the start/finish line and for adult runners, then completing another lap of the course for a full distance of 8 km. Walkers and juniors had to complete one lap 4km, whilst the youngest runners had their own turn around point for an out and back run.

Results here.

Askew Trophy Results 2017

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AS the inter-club season has come to a close we can reveal how those who attended the inter-club events have fared in the Askew Trophy stakes. Points are awarded to runners who compete in the inter-club events throughout the season. Generally, 1st home gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, 3rd gets 8 and so on.

It was a close competition again this year but Malcolm MacDonald held on to win the Masters Men with Lloyd Miller (2nd) and Dom Green (3rd). Cory Milar was 1st in the open men and once again Frankie Spite took the Women’s title ahead of Robyn Green (2nd) and Megan Simpson (3rd).

Well done everyone. It was great to see so many travelling away to represent the club this year.

All points are detailed in the 2017 results.

Life Flight Trust Handicap Half Marathon & Relay

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The Life Flight Trust Handicap Half Marathon & Relay is on Saturday, 30 September 2017 at Belvedere in West Carterton.

The half marathon and relay is run over a three lap course. The road is undulating with a 1.5km stretch of gravel per lap. Relay teams can comprise three runners and/or walkers, teams may use under 16 year athletes who can do the split laps.

Individual or teams estimate their finish time and start accordingly to be as close to the finish as possible.

Entry form here


Race 1 of the 2017 Trophy Series

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The first race of ACM Masterton Harriers’ 2017 Trophy Series was held on Sunday 13th  August, with the race having a mass start at the ACM clubrooms at the Sportbowl. During this series, there is competition for a number of the club’s traditional trophies and the series aims to maintain competition and interest between the end of the cross country season and the Summer Series.  Competition in the Trophy Series is within age grades with the following classes applying: Boys & Girls under 11, under 13 and under 19; Open Men and Women, Senior Men & Women,  Masters Men and Women and Walkers. As well as the various trophies competed for in each race of the series, there is an overall points competition, which combines points for attendance and finishing position in the grade for each race. While the first race has a scratch start, the remainder of the races in the series are a handicap start, based on the athlete’s performance in the previous race and/or the handicapper’s discretion.

Results can be read or downloaded here.

ACM 2017 AGM

Athletics & Cycling Masterton AGM

Date:               Wednesday 30 August 2017.

Time:               7.00pm

Venue:              Sports Bowl, Clubrooms.


Presidents Report

Financial Report

Subscriptions for the 2017-18 year.

Election of Officers.

General Business

2017 Cross Country Championships

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Harriers’ 2017 cross country championships were held on Sunday 30th July at the usual Whangaehu venue. The event was followed by a prize-giving at the clubrooms for both the championships and the recently completed cross country series.

Following the recent heavy rain, the course, particularly the first 150 metres or so, was extremely wet and muddy, with some stiff climbs and a very treacherous downhill section.

Results can be viewed/downloaded here