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.
HRR MEMORIAL RELAY & LUNCH
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:
Teams of 4 – 2 Runners and 2 Walkers
Course – 2.3 km Loop
Runners x 2 laps, Walkers x 1 lap
Each participant to estimate their time and Team Captain to collate
Team closest to actual time versus estimated time will be determined the winner
Winning team will get a free lunch
No watches or timing devices whilst competing
5 x 7 $10, A4 $15
Place your orders with Club Captain, Neil
HOT FOOT AWARD - MARCH ATHLETE OF THE MONTH:
Sam Foster – 1st Marathon, Kirikiriroa Marathon
EVENTS AND TIMES APRIL
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
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
UPCOMING FROM THE BUSH
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