What are the aims of the Napier Harrier Club?
Our club aims to motivate and help people find enjoyment in running through regular competition. Our members enjoy participation and achievements in running. The club caters for people of all levels of ability. Everyone sets goals, with the common desire to improve or do their best. Our club aims to be large enough to matter but still small enough to care for everyone.
Vision and Mission Statements
Vision – To be the recognized running club in Hawke’s Bay for all ages and abilities
Mission – To provide the Hawke’s Bay community with an inclusive, safe, fun and welcoming environment for runners and walkers
What events are available with the Napier Harrier Club?
Group Runs - From the clubrooms. These are kept to a minimum as everyone loves to race!.
Relays - Marett Madness, Green Shield, Sweeney Shield and 4x6km Memorial Road Race relay are all randomly selected combinations.
Team Races - Strifflechase and the Handicap Team Event. Randomly selected teams again.
Open Handicap Races - Four races a year constitute the club championship in each grade. Slower runners start first and the guns attempt to run them down. Competitors get points from their finishing position.
Sealed Handicap Races - Four races constitute the club championship in each grade. Everyone starts from scratch and only after you finish do you discover if you need to 'shout' the handicapper. Again everyone gets points from their finishing position.
Scratch Races - All Provincial and Club Championship races, the Hastings Steeplechase and Mission XC races
Interclub Races - We are joined by other clubs to race.
Club Away Trips - North Island Cross Country (Taupo)
National Championships - NZ Cross Country Champs, NZ Road Race Champs and NZ Road Relay Champs
Summer (off-season) - We have runs of 70-90 minutes from the clubrooms every Saturday 2.30 pm. We organise two series of eight fun runs/walks (Oct/Nov and Feb/Mar) on Tuesdays at 6 pm from the carpark at the North end of Embankment Road - see Tuesday Tune-Up
Any member (or prospective member) may race over any of the shorter distances on offer at each event. This means that if you are not up to running the full distance that your age group is racing you may enter in any of the shorter distances instead. Of course there will be no championship points on offer if you take this option, but at least it gives you the chance run. *NOTE* Juniors will not be permitted to race 'up grades' in the longer races (however the senior or masters women may run the longer events if they wish).
Why join the Napier Harrier Club?
This will give you the opportunity to compete regularly, which will give you more enjoyment than just jogging around the park. The thrill of competition will give you a target for your training and a reason for improving your fitness. You will create new friendships and probably find people to train with, especially for those longer runs or through the cold wintery conditions. Our club has five coaches and presently a very popular junior training squad. The Harrier Club has a social side, we hold an annual dinner and have an end of season prizegiving evening. Our clubrooms provide afternoon tea facilities, a television, table tennis tables, a pool table, a dart board and full bar facilities. Being a member of the club you will receive more encouragement, and in turn you will feel the desire to encourage others wearing your club colours
What does it cost to join the Napier Harrier Club?
The 2023 fees are:
|Cubs (Under 8 years)||$19|
|B/G U12 (Born 2012 or later)||$67|
|B/G U14 (Born 2010 or 2011)||$67|
|B/G U16 (Born 2008 or 2009)||$75|
|M/W U20 (Born 2004 - 2007)||$75|
|Senior (Born 1989 to 2003)||$124|
|Masters (Born 1988 or earlier)||$124|
|Senior / Masters Social Grade||$78|
There is also a family discount which may apply if you have three or more persons from your family joining.
The Napier Harriers racing singlets are $30 for Juniors (under 20 yrs) and $40 to Seniors, and are expected to be worn for all events.
A lower price tee is available for Cubs.
Online here! Note this requires a credit / debit card or a Paypal account which also accepts bank account payments.
Cubs and families please talk to our Registration Officer. Arrangements can also be made to pay off your fees over the season.
Who could I contact to find out more?
For more details don't hesitate to contact any of the committee members
or snail mail:
Napier Harrier Club
P.O. Box 7298