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From the Captain's Table, April 2019

Hi and welcome to the April newsletter. Although not too many events on offer over April we still have found enough to show our presence with events like Xterra Rotorua, Hamilton 4 Seasons Run, Waitomo Trail Run of which I see Ben Lucas making a longer foray into off road running and had a great day, so may well see him back on trail at some point. Also Waterfront Half was on, great to see Lee and Heather supporting this event with the surprise of Norm turning up to join them. But HRR did well at the Mount with heap of placings and even a PB. Congratulations to you all.

Dinner Night – This Thursday 2nd May – Yes due to ANZAC Thursday, dinner night had been deferred. However, I hear that Kerin and the group 1 team have this well under control.

Rotorua Marathon – Yes This Saturday May 4 – If you still want to be part of the action – Step on this quick. Also big shout out to Lex Chalmers on his 20th Rotorua – all the best mate.

HRR Memorial Relay – Saturday 11 May - Please if all the club could be in their club running shirt at HRR club rooms at 7.15am for a professional photo shoot – (if you do not have a shirt we have some spares) – orders for the photos are now open and you can book these through Club Captain Neil. We will then convoy out past Dinsdale to the Taitua Arboretum for a fun club relay. Then we have a 1pm catered lunch – back at the HRR club rooms. Note - the club rooms will be open from 12pm. If you have not yet booked for lunch it is $20-00 for members and $35-00 for partners and friends – bookings can be given to Club Captain Neil and payment can be made to our bank account – 03 1555 0161275 00.

Hawkes Bay Marathon – Napier 18 May – Looks to be good numbers in the club interested and if you want to join a diverse group of athletes for a weekend away come on over for anything from 42km to 5 km distance.

Huntly Half – Sunday 26 May – Yes, an event every weekend in May – Is this fitness plus or what?

Dinner Night – Thursday 30 May – Yes, a 5-week month and convener Annette and Group 2 will be our hosts.

Up Coming – The Possum - 22 June a night off-roader in Taupo, this looks to be a brand new run and looks fun – check it out!!


  • Running Group Lists – The lists are on the Notice Board in the corridor at HRR HQ – Please check to see which of the 4 groups you are assigned to – Any changes needed please see President Gary

  • HRR Away Book – Car Pooling – We have a book out on the table for event in the future, so there is an opportunity reduce costs

  • HRR Results Book – Also on the table – This is where you can write down your time you have done on your event.

  • Memorial Relay – May 11 – HRR Club Rooms 7-15 am

  • HRR – Subs – New Financial year – 1st March – Sub cost same as last year. HRR Bank account details: 03 1555 0161275 00

  • HRR Running Apparel – Yes we still have running shirts and jackets available for sale – see President Gary for further details

  • Dinner Night – 2 May – Group 1 – Convener Kerin – Due to ANZAC Thursday dinner night has been deferred to May 2

  • Dinner Night – 30 May – Group 2 – Convener Annette

  • Discounts - Did you know your HRR membership card gives you discounts at – Trek n Travel and Shoe Clinic


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Accommodation: $90.00 for Friday and Saturday Night. Address: 50 Parawai Drive, Ngongotaha

Food and Drinks: Dinners, bring a pot luck dish for Friday night and a pot luck dish for Saturday night, for a shared meal. Breakfasts & drinks bring your own.


7.15 am HRR Club Rooms – Photos

8.00 am Taitua Arboretum

12.00 pm HRR Clubrooms Bar Opens

1.00 pm HRR Clubrooms – Catered Lunch with complimentary glass of bubbles.

Lunch = $20 (Financial Club Members), $35 (Non-Members)

Lunch needs to be paid a week prior for catering confirmation.

HRR Bank account details: 03 1555 0161275 00

Memorial Relay Rules:

  1. Teams of 4 – 2 Runners and 2 Walkers

  2. Course – 2.3 km Loop

  3. Runners x 2 laps, Walkers x 1 lap

  4. Each participant to estimate their time and Team Captain to collate

  5. Team closest to actual time versus estimated time will be determined the winner

  6. Winning team will get a free lunch

  7. No watches or timing devices whilst competing

Club Photos

5 x 7 $10, A4 $15

Place your orders with Club Captain, Neil


Sam Foster – 1st Marathon, Kirikiriroa Marathon


Sarah Jenkins, Xterra – Rotorua 11 Km Run 1h,16m,45s

Tau Holden, 4 Seasons Run – Hamilton 10 Km Run 53m,41s

Ben Lucas, Waitomo Trail Run 22 Km Run 2h,35m, 31s

Lynda Brahne, Waitomo Trail Run 11 Km Run 1h,50m,19s

Annette Hermans – 3 IAG Mount Maunganui Half 15 Km Run 1h,27m,59s

Tau Holden – 1st IAG Mount Maunganui Half 15 Km Run 1h,28m,01s

Val Wilson, Mount Maunganui Half 15 Km Run 1h,34m,54s

Gary Fieldes – 2nd IAG Mount Maunganui Half – PB 10 Km Run 54m,29s

Lee Lawson, Waterfront Half - Auckland 21 Km Run 1h,03m,19s

Norm Robins, Waterfront Half – Auckland 21 km Run 1h,31m,19s

Heather Flay, Waterfront Run – Auckland 21 km run 2h,48m,22s

Park Run

Gary Fieldes, Porirua – Wellington - PB

Val Wilson, Hamilton Lake - PB

Chris Oliver, Hamilton Lake - PB

Gary Fieldes, Hamilton Lake - PB

Shireen Oliver, Hamilton Lake - PB

Desiree Dunchuk, Hamilton Lake - PB

Ben Lucas, Hamilton Lake - PB

Lynda Brahne, Tauranga - PB

Gary Fieldes, Tauranga - PB

Annette Hermans, Tauranga – PB


22 June - “The Possum” – Taupo – Night Run

9 June - Xterra Waitawa – Thames

9 June - Parehaka Trail Run - Whangarei

3 August - We Run The Forrest – Rotorua

7 September - Hoka One One – Kinloch

28 September- Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge

12 October- Taupo Ultra

12 October- Cole Murray – Cape Kidnappers

26 October- King Of The Mountain – Kawerau

16 November - Xterra – Waihi

23 November - Waitetuna Windmill Run

24 November - Toi’s Challenge – Whakatane

14 December - Karioi Trail Run – Raglan


4 May - Rotorua Marathon

11 May - HRR Memorial Relay – Arboretum

18 May - Hawkes Bay Marathon

25 May - Whitianga Half

26 May - Huntly Half Marathon

1 June - Brisbane Marathon

2 June - Mount Runners – Half Marathon

30 June - Wellington Marathon

25 July - Suva Marathon – Fiji

3 August - Hoka One One – Taupo

24 August - Mount Maunganui Half

7 September - Whangamata Fun Run

15 September - Cambridge Half

29 September - Hamilton Half

12 October - Ekiden Relay - Rotorua

20 October - Auckland Marathon

3 November - Tauranga City to Surf

16 November - Queenstown Marathon

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