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Saturday 2 December – 2.00pm
Athletics Wellington MELROSE SHIELD RELAYS Meeting – Newtown Park
Congratulations to Upper Hutt Athletics Club took out the Melrose Shield for the 2023-2024 season
Event and Entry Information
Friday 1 December – 6.00pm Entries Close
What is the Melrose Shield?
The Melrose Shield was presented to the Lower Hutt Amateur Athletic and Cycling Club in 1948 by the late A (Bill) Melrose for interclub competition for relay races and teams’ events.
The annual competition was held during twilight hours at the Lower Hutt Recreation ground. Kiwi was the first club to win the shield in 1948. Many of our long serving officials competed in the Shield meeting many times over the years.
In its heyday it was common to have between 500 and 1000 spectators in the stand. Bill Melrose’s daughter-in-law, Dawn Melrose is a prominent Athletics Wellington athletic official, and her sons have been prominent local athletes.
RELAY EVENTS: 4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m, DMR Relay (1200/400/800/1600m), and Jumps Relay and Throws Relay for pairs.Open Event: 5000m Track Walk
Melrose Shield Rules and Points
In addition to the regular AW T&F rules of competition the following apply. The shield is awarded to the best club over the Event. i.e. the club that gains the most points
Points will be awarded across five divisions for each event as listed – [ages as @31 December 2022]
Points for the teams will be as follows for each of the five divisions.
i.e., WHAC may enter WHAC W20 ‘A’, WHAC W20 ‘B’ etc,.but only claim one set of points
Throws & Jumps relays will be teams of two for 2 x Shot Put or 2 x Discus athletes or 2 x Long Jump or 2 x High Jump. Placing will be based on the cumulative total of the best trial of the two athletes in each of the two events. Teams must be declared prior and the event will only be allowed Three Trials/attempts
|4 x 100m Relay
|4 x 800m Relay
|5000 m Track Walk
|4 x 400m Relay
|Distance Medley Relay
Saturday 2 December
1.00 pm Officials & Volunteers report for Managers Meeting & Set up
1.15pm Athlete Reporting