Senior Harriers
Owairaka Athletics has a proud history in athletic performance, coaching and organisation on both the international and national stages dating back over 70 years. Today, we divide our club’s activities into three distinct groups – Junior, being preschool to 14 years, Senior, being 15 years to Masters age and Social.

For our regular club training runs, we meet weekly at the club at 6pm on Wednesday evenings throughout the year, and occasionally at 2pm on Saturday afternoons throughout the winter season. In the past there has been club runs at  8.30 am on Sunday mornings,  but is currently in hiatus. Speak to Julie Collard (committee member) if you're interested in Sunday morning running.

Winter Season (Apr - Sept)

Wednesday Night Training:
Can be stamina runs, sprint reps, lactate threshold, hill work, time trials or a combination of these.  Lights are on at the Lovelock Track during the winter season from 6pm to 7pm.

Sunday Club Runs:
A slightly less formal training session with more focus on easy distance running.  Distance, terrain and pace may vary.

Saturday Club Runs:
Social runs on occasional Saturday afternoons throughout the year.  Refer to calendar for further detail.


Club Races (all dates To Be Confirmed):
  • King of the Mountain - Saturday 16 June 2018, 2pm
  • Cross Country Championships - Sunday 15 July 2018, 10am
  • Owai 5 Mile and Club Road Champs - Sunday 23 September 2018, 9am
  • Joe Giles Mile and Prizegiving - Saturday 13 October 2018, 2pm

Summer Season (Oct - Mar)

We hold a weekly Wednesday night Smiths Sports Shoes 5k in the Park Summer Series starting at 6.15pm. The course takes in the Lovelock Track and wider War Memorial Park, with 2.5 and 5K options available. Registration from 6.00pm.


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So, if you would like to belong to an athletic club with a glorious history and, we believe, a wonderful future please Contact Us to discuss the activities we provide. If you have any questions regarding membership please view our JOIN US page which will hopefully answer any of your questions.