2018 Sanders & Gough results

Great weather & great turnout for Sanders & Gough on Saturday. This event was first held in 1924. It was the turn of the Aurora Club this year and they hosted it from our clubrooms. Check out Facebook for lots of great photos. There may be the odd error in the results – but hey its not the Olympics and Ray, Hadley & the team did a great job.

Results can be read here.



Life Flight Trust Handicap Half Marathon & Relay

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The Life Flight Trust Handicap Half Marathon & Relay is on Saturday, 29th September 2018 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


Sanders & Gough 2018

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The Sanders & Gough interclub event is being hosted by Aurora club from the ACM clubrooms this year.

Clubs competing include Aurora, Wainuiomata, Trentham, Hutt Valley Harriers & Wairarapa clubs.

It is the same course we used in the Cross Country with 2km laps.

The event is open to all runners but you must run in a club uniform. (Talk to Carol MacDonald if you need to buy or loan an ACM singlet)

Check out the events page for full details.

Schools Cross Country Races

Athletics and Cycling Masterton invites all Wairarapa primary and intermediate schools to attend our annual school children’s cross country races, to be held at the Athletics Clubrooms, the Sports Bowl, in Blair Street, Masterton on Sunday 1stJuly 2018

There will be four races for students in the year groups as stated below:

  • Junior girls for years 5 and 6, starting at 1.30 pm.
  • Junior boys for years 5 and 6, starting at 2.00pm.
  • Senior girls for years 7 and 8, starting at 2.20pm.
  • Senior boys for years 7 and 8, starting at 2.40 pm.

The event is run entirely within the Sports Bowl area.

  • The junior course includes two laps and is 2 km long.
  • The senior course includes three laps and is 3 km long.

Trophies will be awarded to the winning school in each grade. The trophy will be awarded to the school whose first four runners total the lowest score, based on finishing position. In the event of a tie, the school with the fourth runner finishing first will win the trophy.

Full details available here.

ACM Mid-year dinner

Come and relax over a mid-year dinner at Lone Star on Saturday 14th July, 6.30pm. Three courses for $46 per person. You can read the menu here.

Please book with Gail Edwards by Sunday 8th July – Email: gail.edwards@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz or Ph/txt:  027 675 8257.

We will be upstairs in the Seddon Function Room which only seats 35 – so get in quick to secure your place.

Please ensure that you inform Gail of any last minute changes to bookings.





ACM Harriers 2018-2019 programme

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We have made a few changes to the programme this season. Check out the details and add the dates to your calendar now. The full programme can be read or downloaded here.

Cross Country – A series of seven cross country races starting 8th April and culminating in the Club Cross Country Championships on 22 July.  We are well underway with great numbers – see you this Sunday for the next race.

Convenors – Malcolm & Carol MacDonald


Trophy series – The current four race series largely unchanged. Following the first scratch race, there will be two open handicap races and a final race with sealed handicaps (unknown to competitors). The final race will also include the Talbot memorial trophies and be followed by prize-giving at the Club rooms.

Convenors – Brenda Farley & Graeme Butcher


Summer series – A series of five races starting a week after the Marathon and ending with the feature race and series prize-giving at Rangitumau on 16 December.  It will include 3 road races (Greytown, Mauricevile & Clubrooms) and 2 off-road races (Taueru & Rangitumau) with distances varying between 7 and 16km. Midget courses will be off-road and marshalled.

Convenor – Michael Macklin


ACM 5 km series  – This is a new series beginning after the Christmas break (13 January 2019) based from the ACM club rooms, Blair Street. It is will include five fortnightly races, over the same 5km course through Queen Elizabeth Park.  A shorter course will be available for children. Start time –  9:00am. This series is free and open to the public. Morning tea will be available at the clubrooms.

Convenors– Annie & Richard Hawkes


John Chesmar Lansdowne Hill Run – Now a fixed feature on the calendar – first Wednesday after Labour weekend each year. The challenging climb is followed by wood-fired pizza at the MacDonald’s. This year its 24thOctober.

Convenor– Greg Bailie