Recreational / Social walkers
Race Walking and those competing in competitive events including club, province and national representation.
The Walkers meet on Saturday afternoons, often at the clubrooms, and sometimes at other venues along with the club's runners, and walk for 1 ½ hours or so. Several packs are formed consisting of walkers with similar abilities, from social/recreational walkers to race walkers. Often the packs set out together and split up at various points along the route, with the faster groups going further. You decide where you fit in, and after building up fitness and stamina, can graduate to a faster pack. An experienced walker will be the pack leader, responsible for the route and keeping the pack together. It is a fact that as we are located on the top of a hill, at some stage some hill walking will be involved!
Some prominent current walkers/pack-leaders with our packs are:
Kieran Columb Ian Dick Katherine van der Vliet Shona McDonald
Anne Watkins Lara Findlater Kirsty van Royen Colin Dick
Janice Hughes Dave McWhinnie Angela Hawthorne Phil Bray
Wendy Shanks Mary Fahey
In addition to Saturday pack walks, the Club participates in the walks which are part of the Athletics Otago Winter Programme. These include:
- Barnes Cross Country
- Edmond Cup Races, Wingatui
- Otago Cross Country Championships, Waikouaiti
- Clyde Dam to Alexandra Road Races
- Dunedin Marathon (Half marathon walk)
Race Walking Rules
When walking in Athletics NZ events, formal race walking rules are adhered to. Generally race walking is conducted as part of the Track and Field programme at the Caledonian ground in Dunedin; the races are held on the track itself or specific road courses, usually no more than 2.5 kilometres in length. These events are overseen by Athletics NZ qualified referees and formal race walking rules observed
The Caversham Harrier Club has developed is own set of rules for events conducted by the Club. These are for recreational walking events and recognise the fact that race referees cannot observe all of the course all of the time.
To see these rules.
To view local and national walking records, click here.
Race Walking NZ - http://www.racewalkingnewzealand.org/
Dunedin Marathon - http://www.dunedinmarathon.co.nz/
Walking Access NZ - www.walkingaccess.govt.nz
Nordic Walking - www.nordicwalking.net.nz
Racewalking - www.racewalk.com
Walking NZ - www.walkingnewzealand.co.nz
NZ Walks Info - www.nzwalksinfo.co.nz
Wonder Walkers NZ - www.wonderwalkers.co.nz
Enquiries please contact - Keiran Columb ph 03 489 4027; email: firstname.lastname@example.org