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Whangarei Athletics Club

Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangarei 0112
PO Box 680, Whangarei

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Murray Ruffell


A Harrier man really but has taken the helm of the Athletics club since 2017. He has been involved in the club for many years along with his wife, Jan, & children.


Gill Michel


Also the club representative in the Northland Athletics and Gymnastics Stadium Trust (NAGST) that oversees the total management of the Trigg Sports Arena.


Lucy Andrews


Joined the club and the committee in 2017. Took on the role of club development coordinator in 2019. Loves running any distance from 60m to 10 000m. Also a keen Hammer thrower.


Oringa Barach

A life member whose been in the club since 1993. Has had long stints on the committee as club president, club secretary, club captain & Harrier chairperson. Loves organizing events such as the 3 pigs, participating in club activities & socializing with the members. We don't know what we'd do without her!


Morris Gray (Magic)

Registrations Officer

Registrations Officer

Kirstin Dickens

Chair of junior athletics.


Judith Stewart

Masters Representative 

& Senior Athletics Chair

Has been a member since 2016. Has competed in many different aspects of athletics but the middle distance events are her specialty. At the World Masters Athletics Champs, she achieved gold in the 10,000m track and did a world record for the 3 km steeplechase many years ago.

Email: none

Ian Calder

Athletics Northland Representative

Athletics Northland Representative

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Jan Ruffel

Publicity / T-Shirts


Ian Babe


First joined the club committee in 1956. Has been President several times.

Main interest areas in Athletics are governance, competition & coaching.

He has coached club members from entry level to National class & several athletes to international levels in a variety of disciplines & is still mentoring & coaching.