Newsletter December 2018


Welcome to the Run Walk Hawkes Bay December Newsletter for 2018. Remember you are not dependent on the newsletter to keep up to date with “what’s happening” in the Club. Our website, Facebook pages, and notice boards are a mine of information and the odd jokes.

Well, the year is almost a distant memory as we quickly head into 2019. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and of course for 2019.

Our last Wednesday night fixture for the year is on 19 December for which Napier Branch has a BBQ organised at Napier City Rovers and the last Sunday is the 23rd. Hastings will be hosting their annual Te Mata Peak venture from the gates car park on the 16th at 8.30 am to which Napier members are invited.

We will resume again in the New Year on Wednesday 16 January at Park Island.

Boof will again be hosting his Taradale Club rambles on 02 and 09 January, at 6 pm. There is the option of a drink or 2 afterwards and a meal if you so wish.

We have our branch and Club AGMs coming up early next year where we appoint our branch committees and the Club Executive, set our fees etc. The Napier and Hastings Branch AGMs will be held in February and the Club as a whole AGM will be held in March in Napier.



First up thanks to Robyn Wolfsbauer for organising the new club jackets and caps. It is very practical having hi-viz as a feature on the jackets. Now no excuses for not wearing hi-viz, particularly in winter.

Our supply of club tee shirts and singlets is all but depleted. Whether we purchase additional stock is perhaps something to consider and perhaps discuss at the upcoming AGMs.


There have been a number of events club members have participated in over the past few months. These include the Taupo half and 10km, Hautuma, Masterton, Hamilton, Gisborne half marathons and the Feilding marathon. Of course, we had members in the Kidnappers Challenge (team and solo) and the Te Mata Peak TrailBlazer. “Well done” to all who entered these events.

Others have taken part in the just-completed Napier Harriers Westshore Hotel 5 and 2 km series. A new course, friendly environment, and a great event. This event resumes in February.

In September we also had 4 teams and a solo entry in the Napier Harriers 24 km Arthur Lord Relay. This was well enjoyed by those who took part, some of whom were racing for their first time.

I still don’t understand how come the women’s team had a faster time than the men’s team and were awarded first place!

I think taking part in more of these types of events will be good for the club and the members.

We have also had a number of club events. These include the delayed Gut Buster (danged weather), Bubbles and Bikkies (not on the hill but at Park Island cemetery) to celebrate the change to summertime, and our recent 5 and 10km BBQ. They all went well.

We also had the “combined” waddle at the County Park off Pakowhai Road. About 30 turned up to the “temporary” car park and then after a strenuous jaunt enjoyed the car boot morning tea. Next year the permanent car park will be a better venue.


We welcome to the Club recent arrivals to the ‘Bay Pat and Michelle. We also welcome back one of our initial 5km running graduates, Ken and welcome back Lynette.


I’ll do another one around March- any items of interests you think should be included forward them to me, email address:

Of course, with email notices, the web page, and the Facebook page we do get more instant updates.

Joff Hulbert