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: 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

2018 Cross Country Programme

The 2018 cross country programme has been finalised and we have a great range of venues and races for you this season.

We start with the popular Elmley Farm at Taueru on the 8th April followed by a 3-week gap before the next race at a new venue on Bluff Rangitumau Road set by the Green family. The races are fortnightly thereafter.

Four of the seven courses are new or revised this season so make sure you check the website for maps and details. Michael and Malcolm will be setting two courses from Henley Lake with morning tea back at the clubrooms. Corey and Stacey are setting a new course at the Ewing property  at 153 Mt Holdsworth Road (the old Riverlea Farm). Stan and Jenny will be basing the Rewanui course at the woolshed this year to avoid access dramas.

The full programme can be read or downloaded here.