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Coming Up

For more events, please visit www.runningcalendar.co.nz and http://www.coolrunning.co.nz The full Athletics Canterbury 2014 winter calendar is here

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Friendly reminder about our Annual Dinner and Prize Giving on 17th October

Bookings need to be made by 30th September, please. Email bee.rueder@gmail.com

For more info about the dinner click here

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Race report 53rd Governors Bay to Lyttelton Road Race by Bee

The howling Southerly the night before the race woke me up in the night but I fell asleep again with a smile on my face as I was hoping that the wind would give me a gentle hand towards the finish line. In Governors Bay the runners found out their handicap starting times. Sumner Running Club had 10 runners at the start line and it was lovely that Jess and Meg’s Dad raced as well. I was first up. I love this 10km race because of the beautiful views of the Port Hills, over the bays and Lyttelton harbour. The Southerly was a welcoming friend for most of the way and it certainly helped for the final sprint to the finish line. Another great race completed. Falling asleep that night, I smiled again thinking of the next race.
Some great results included:
Meg Fahey (first 10km race): 8th Senior Women, 48.25min
Jess Fahey (first 10km race): 5th Senior Women, 44.20min
Katherine Fitch: 6th Masters Women, 44.54min
Dave Fitch: 3rd Masters Men, 34.11min
Nathan Jones: 8th Masters Men, 36.10min
Simon Wooding: 17th Senior Men, 37.09min
David Slater: 11th Masters Men, 36.46min
Shaun McWhirter: 18th Masters Men, 38.20min
William Richardson: DNF due to injury
Bee Ruder: 19th Masters Women, 51.09min

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Photos from last race for juniors before inter-regionals in Hanmer 25/9

Abby & Blake, Jack F, Jack R, Emilio, John, Beth had their last race on Saturday – 2 person handicap relay down at Heathcote domain. Man was it windy – a huge head wind up the back straight.

Only one more team get together & that is at Halswell this coming Thursday.

Jack F

Jack F

John

John

Beth

Beth

Abby

Abby

Beth

Beth

Blake

Blake

Emilio

Emilio

Jack R

Jack R

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Sumner Running Club Dinner

Put it in your diary now.

Sumner Running Club Annual Dinner – Friday 17th October 6.30pm.

This year we’re at a new location – Ferrymead Golf, next to the Ferrymead Heritage Park. We’d love to see as many of you there as possible for a meal, drinks, prizegiving, a look back at the past year, and a talk by club member Tane Cambridge on his World Mountain Running Champs experience.

Even if you haven’t been active with the club recently, you’re completely welcome.

It’s a great spot – with bar and marquee, and you can whet your appetite by smashing a few golf balls out into the Spring evening air before dinner (or after). Take a look at the venue and the menu (Buffet option no. 1) here: http://www.ferrymeadgolf.co.nz/

Prices are:
Adults and teenagers $30
5-12 year olds $15
Under 5 Free.

There are 2 areas we can book at Ferrymead Golf, and the space we choose is dependent on how many attend the dinner. So please, if you’re planning to come, let Bee Rueder know as soon as possible. Email her at bee.rueder@gmail.com. We will collect money closer to the date.

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Canterbury Road Champs Report

Sumner Running Club did well at the Canterbury Road Champs held on Landfill Road at Burwood Forest Park on Saturday 23 August. There were lots of Personal Bests and several medals won. Blake Theobald won Gold, coming first in the Boys 10 2 km race and Sam Clark came third in the same age group. John Wells battled some of his regular rivals to come third equal with two others in the Boys 11 age group – a 3 km race. In the Men’s 35-40 age group, David Fitch, Nathan Jones and Shaun McWhirter represented the club well, coming second, third and fourth. Graeme Batchelor won the Men’s 65-70 age group. Cate Jones won the Women’s 40-45 age group, collecting the Bronze medal in the Master’s Womens. Aaron Clarke was third in the Boy’s 9 age group and Jess Fahey came third in the Youth Women to collect a Bronze Medal. There was also strong runs from Millie Edmond, Tamzin Jones, Ella Ballantyne, Marisol and Beth Hunter, Bee Rueder, Benita Clark, Simon Wooding and Ed Jones. It was a fast course, on a flat, sealed surface with a steady tail and head wind for half of the course each. Overall a fun and rewarding day was had by all.

Cate Jones.

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Greta Valley Relay – 20th September 2014

This from Mike the event organiser:
The Greta Valley relay is almost upon us again. As it is also election day we can’t promise a bright and sunny day but you never know. There will be a polling booth at the Greta Valley School so it would be best to keep as many cars away from there as possible to allow for all the hordes of voters rushing to cast their vote early. Just remember that you can vote there yourself but it’ll be a special vote, unless of course you live in the electorate.

Nothing else changes.

Website http://www.sportsground.co.nz/gretavalleyrelay

Enter on—line http://www.sportsground.co.nz/gretavalleyrelay

As always we’ll take entries until the Thursday night prior but would prefer them by Tuesday night.

This is the final test before Akaroa and a good event to help select those final places in your teams, if you’re lucky enough to have more than the required number.

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Mico Rocket Run – A fun run with a cause – Nov 30th 23km and 8km options

Mico Rocket Run
Mico Rocket Run Website
Happening on Sunday November 30th kicking off at 9am, based on the scenic Little River rail trail with a 23km or 8km option. The Mico Rocket Run has something for everyone. But don’t take our word for it… Try it for Yourself!

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