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Hawks Open Day 2019

This year’s Hawks Road & Cross Country Club Open Day will be held on Saturday 6th April – doors open at 12.30pm and we will have a pack run (varying distances & speeds) leaving at 1.15pm, with Lance doing some drills and activities for the kids.
There will be no formal joining at the clubrooms as it is all done online now, however, Fiona will have her iPad available if anyone needs a hand. If you are a current member you will need your registered email address and password and a credit card. New members will just need a credit card. Committee members will be on hand to answer any questions and Jim from Smith Sports Shoes will be there with some shoes for sale.
Once again we will be refunding 4x memberships for those who join in April – the earlier you join, the more chances you get!
The registration site will be online from April 1st https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/3275
Bring a plate for afternoon tea afterwards.

Te Awamutu Golf Course Run

This is the 8th running of the Paperplus Te Awamutu Athletics Club Golf Course Fun Run held at the Te Awamutu Golf Club on Kihikihi Road.

Saturday 13th April. Race starts at 9.30am. This event is open to the Public and Registered Athletes

Prizegiving follows asap by approx 11.30am in the Golf Course Clubhouse.

An event for all abilites with the unique ability to race on a Golf Course with a rolling aspect and good underfoot conditions, suitable for spikes. Although adjacent to a main road the event offers a safe environment for families, with kids able to finish their 3k run whilst their parents continue in their own event.

There is a 3k run for Students $7, a 3k and 6k walk and 6k and 9k run, all $20. Registered athletes wearing their Club singlets get a $5 discount in the 6k and 9k events. Online entries close at 4pm Friday 12th. Late entry fees apply to entries after that time – $3 for Student 3k race, $5 for all other events. These will be taken on the day.

All athletes start at the same time and will complete one, two or three 3k circuits. Athletes will be issued with a race number and will recieve a finishing time and certificate. Numbers are to be handed in at completion to go in to the prize draw.

The Golf Course will reopen to Members at 12am. Please ensure you or your supporters do not run or walk on any of the Greens. It is a privilege to have access to the Course – we don’t want to loose that.

All proceeds go into a Travel Fund to assist our Club’s athletes on representative duties. Thanks for your support.

Race Organiser – Murray Green – 0276216608

Trophy Day

Trophy day is a handicap start, and is our traditional season opener. Not to be missed! Lots of trophies up for grabs, and you may just score one, forget, and then be pleasantly surprised at prize giving in October.

This is a handicap race from the club rooms with a staggered start based on your approximate or estimated 5km time – so in theory, everyone should finish together. In the past there have been some very exciting finishes with the bulk of the field often only within 30 or 40 seconds. It’s a great chance for those who aren’t normally near the front to scoop one of the clubs most sought after trophies (…and to test your maths and timing skills).

Doors open 12.30 pm

Registrations taken from them on wards this is a handicap  5 km race so  runners  need estimate their time they will do.

Kids 2 km race is first at 1.30 pm mass start here.

5 km race starts at 1.50 with the clock counting down and runners leave once their time they estimated comes up.

Bring plate for afternoon tea

Reduction Relay

Reduction relay is a fun cross country event where runners were divided into mixed teams and must all run together. One runner drops off each lap.  2km Kids race also.

The course is between the clubrooms and Cobham Drive – a 2km loop. Doors open 1pm. Registrations from then.  Pick teams at 1pm, then jog to grass area near Traffic lights north of Cobham Bridge.  Racing starts 1:30pm.

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea

Hawks past results

Tauranga Open Cross Country

Tauranga Ramblers club puts on this very well-organised event annually.  It’s on an excellent running surface and clubs gather from the Waikato Bay of Plenty to compete.

Cross Country Races for all ages and abilities in park setting with testing terrain. For ages 5 to 100. On the well established Waipuna Park Course, Kaitemako Road, Welcome Bay, Tauranga.

View here nearer to the event for the online entry form and further detailed information.

Hawks Past Results

Queen’s Birthday Parkrun

There’s no official Hawks event on this weekend, so lets all get along to our local Park Run at Hamilton lake.

Official website: www.parkrun.co.nz/hamiltonlake

Costs nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Christchurch Marathon & Half

Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the Christchurch Marathon event is renowned as one of the fastest courses in the world. But it is also one of the most scenic and supportive. With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & Kids’ Mara’Fun, there is something for everyone.

Official Website: www.christchurchmarathon.co.nz

Gilchrist Rose Bowl

This year it is going to be raced as the first real House race of the year so teams are not needed to be sorted like we have done in previous years ie Schools or like last year where you live in the city.

You gain a participation point for your house for coming along and running.

This year the race itself is going to be run over 4 kms  2 by 2 km laps very do able for all. You run as Individuals with your placing in the race taken note of, where we will allocate points to you depending on your placing ie if you finish 1st and we have 40 runners taken part you will gain 40 race points, 2nd 39  race points, 10th 31 race points and so on till we have everyone finished.

These race points will be added together from all those in your house. The house who accumulates the most race points is the winning house gaining 75 BONUS INTER HOUSE COMPETITION POINTS to go on top of your participation points, 2nd 50 Bonus points, 3rd 25 Bonus points and 4th sorry no Bonus points.

So the more house members your house has there the chances of gaining some good House bonus points is high. Get rallying your house mates to show up.

If we have runners who are not in a house as have not registered yet they can still run and place as normal but don’t have any points allocated to them for their placing.

There is a kids race over a 1km lap they can chose to run 1 km or 2 kms

  • Doors open 12.30 pm
  • Run down to the lake where the start area is just past the rail track 1.30 pm
  • Kids race at 1.50 pm
  • Adults race at 2.10 pm

Bring a plate for afterwards back at the club rooms.

School of Origin Map

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Club Cross Country Champs – Open Event

This is a major event on the club calendar each year, this year we also welcome all Waikato Bay of Plenty clubs as an Open club event. Held at Minogue Park, meeting next to the miniature railway, at the end of Tui Avenue.

The course covers a 3 km lap and/or a 2 km lap, with a 1 km lap for the younger juniors. It is a challenging course with some hills and it can be wet and muddy. Suits Spikes or Trail shoes (or bare feet for the brave).

Junior runners can only run up 1 grade, and we limit anyone to running  1 race on the day.

Please wear your Club Singlet as this is an open event to all Waikato Bay of Plenty athletics Clubs.
Bring a plate and hot water flask along for afternoon tea at Minogue Park.

Hawks Past Results

Race Times:

We will be having 2 races only. The U 10’s and U 12’s first off, then everybody else.
As we have no power onsite, please bring a thermos for your hot water, along with a plate for afternoon tea.

The age grades will be sorted by age on the day, so if you are a junior or masters runner, when you register please make sure you put your age.

1.00 on wards Register

1.30 – U 10 Boys/girls  (1 km), U 12 Boys/girls (2 km)

2.00– U 14 an U 16 Boys/ girls (3 km)

-U 18 Boys (6 km)
-U 18 Girls (5 km)
-U 20 Men (6 km)
-U 20 Women (5 km)
-SM 20-39 (9 km)
-SW 20-34 (6 km)
-MM 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (6 km)
-MW 35-49, 50-59, 60+ (5 km)

Minogue Park - XC Club Champs Course

Event History
We have used the race course come Minogue Park since the club’s inception in 1928 with a few years exception in the late 70s & 80s.  There have been various course changes over the years. In the late 60s, for example, the Centennial Pools (now Waterworld) were built smack bang in the middle of our course. It was a good running course then (with a heap of high fences) as is our current course.  Yes it does get a bit wet during the raining season, but, hey, that’s cross country.  Merely running the course, we are steeped in history. The current course was designed by Gordon Speirs in the mid 90s, with only minor changes since.

Sing Relay

The Sing Relay is a unique two person fun relay on a 5km course and run in the “Helen Hall-King’s race format from the club rooms.  Both team members start together. However, the faster runner runs ahead to the half way point and then turns around to meet their other runner. At the point of meeting, both runners turn around and run back to finish line the exact way they have just run. The team that takes top honours is the team that has both runners home first.

This is a relay for all abilities and is loads of fun. You will either run less or more than 5km depending on your ability and that of your team member.

Doors to the club rooms open from 12.30pm with teams picked at 1.30 and the race starting at 1.50pm.

Suitable for all ages. 2015 winners were Ben Wild (an under 10) and Dion Hardy (an over 40)

Come and have fun, and bring a small something as a contribution towards afternoon tea.
Look forward to seeing you there!

North Island Cross Country Champs

This is a great annual event, even for those who are not that comfortable running cross country, as it covers rolling park-like grounds and is well drained underfoot. This event is open to all athletes. There is a huge turn out from clubs through out the North Island.

The course is firm, fast and flowing, and later you can enjoy the free thermal pools at the river’s edge behind the venue.

Approved by Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty, Athletics New Zealand.
Sanctioned Event

Run under Athletics NZ rules as open races and membership of a running club NOT essential
(Any runner can enter and win place medals)

Entries are easily done on-line view here

On-line entries close on 2nd July, but on the day entries are available at late fee x 2.
This event is also open to non-club members.

Competitors will be issued with tickets that can be exchanged for a hot drink and muffin at the venue.

Hawks Past Results

Sanitorium Hill King & Queen of the Mountain

Sanitorum Hill, just outside of Cambridge is a great challenge for those that love racing hills.

Distances: 4.8km for full race and 2km for 12 and under.

Details below are based on last years event and needs to be confirmed via the Hawks weekly newsletter prior to the event.

Run will start with first walkers going at 1pm from the corner Fencourt and Maungakawa Roads

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea as our contribution towards the event, will be at 2:45pm.

Start time is 1:00pm on Saturday for the first person.
Target finish time is exactly 1:00:00 hour and for runners the self-handicap is best calculated from a 6km flat road equivalent.

Typically both races are handicapped starts:

B10, G10, B12, G12 grades. Start with 2k to go. Feels like 2.6km flat.
B14, G14 grades start with 3k to go. Feels like 4.0km flat.
All others start with 4.8km to go. Feels like 6.0km flat.

Remember roads are open. All runners to stay on the RIGHT at all times. No crossing the centreline ever. At the finish – you will get an ear-tag with a number. Hold on to it and stay in your finishing order. Keep walking ahead. Give your number and name to someone who will record it.

Waikato BOP Cross Country Champs

The venue for the 2019 Waikato Bay of Plenty Cross Country Championships will be Tauhara Park, Hamilton.

Details to be confirmed nearer to the event and for the official website click here


Sweeney Cup

This is a very popular event on the Hawks calendar and brings in many who haven’t attended the earlier cross country races. The format is a handicap road race whereby each entrant has a starting time based on their estimated 5km time. Slowest start first.

It will be held at Horsham Downs hall/school, as in previous years.

Event Program:
12:30 –1 pm.  Registration
1:00 pm Boys & Girls U15   2 km.
1:15 pm First Sweeney Cupper leaves
2:00 pm-ish Most runners start
2:45 pm Afternoon tea and prizes (please bring a plate)

All runners and walkers collect a timing tag and CALCULATE their own finishing time from the table showing 5k times (and last years results).
Club runners will be given a numbered tag.

Base Manager – Graham Dudfield

National Cross Country Champs

The NZ Cross Country champs are being held at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, Wellington .

Events details click here

Cambridge Half Marathon

The Cambridge Half Marathon, 10km and 5km is an annual running/walking event at Cambridge High School.

The Half Marathon course follows a low-traffic, mainly flat, extremely scenic course north and east of Cambridge, along Flume, Aspin and Maungakawa roads. The 10km course cuts through Tulip Drive and Watkins Road to join the half marathon course at around the 5km mark. The 5km event takes in the scenic walkway between Watkins Road and Thornton Road.

Official event website and online entry:


Race day:
Sunday 15 September 2019

Start Times:
Half Marathon Walk – 9.00am
Half Marathon Run – 9.30am
2k Kids Run – 9:40am

10k Run – 10.20am
10k Walk – 10:21am
5K Run – 10.30am
5K Walk – 10:31am

How to enter:
To enter online, go to Click here
Entry form Click Here
To download a flyer, Click here

To check you are entered click here

NZ Road Champs

Refer latest details on the Athletics NZ website:

Previous years distances raced were:

5km and 10km Road Walks
5km Under 18 Women, Under 20 Women, Masters Women
10km Masters Men
6km Under 18 Men
8km Under 20 Men
3km Boys and Girls Under 15
2km Boys and Girls Under 13
10km Senior Men and Senior Women

Club Road Champs

Our Club Road Champs this year are to be held on the private road at 400 Raynes Road.

Follow the red arrows from Raynes Road.

Registration will begin from 12:30pm on the day.

Race start times and Trophy grades.

1:30pm    U10 and  U12

1:45pm    3km —   U14 B/G    and  5km –   MW35+, U16 M/W, U18 W, U20 W

6km  —   U18 M, U20 M
8km  —    MM 65+
10km —   SM (open), SW (open), MM40-64

Prize giving and afternoon tea will follow at 3:30pm in Hopnotic Brewery family lounge, followed by the option of purchasing Hopnotic Brewery product from the bar room after 4pm.  (Product sampled and approved by Kevin and Glenn on a previous occasion).

Please bring a plate for a shared afternoon tea and that tea and coffee will be provided.