Like to know more about joining Sumner?

Find out here →Introduction to the Sumner Running Club

Club Registrations open on 1st April 2015
Membership of Sumner Running Club and Registration with Athletics New Zealand is done on-line. This will be available from 1st April 2015.

You need to sign up on line using a credit card (no extra credit card fees) at the Online Registration Page.
If you have any queries about the registration process please contact the club via the Contact page.

For more details about these methods as well as the club fees view the Club Registration Info Page.

Junior Cross Country Training Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm Ferrymead Playing Fields from 14th April, any questions contact Chris

Club Seniors (over 15years) → Register to the club or update your club registrationJunior Track and Field → Registration Summer 2014/15

Club runs:
Tuesdays – 5.00pm Ferrymead Park,
Wednesdays – 5.45pm Hansens Park,
Sundays – 8.00am Sign of Takahe or 9.ooam Taylors Mistake Car Park. Contact Marty: or Bee:

Check out the Sumner Running Club Facebook Page for the latest information on races, results, car pooling, photos, etc.


Filed under Uncategorized

Coming Up

For more events, please visit and The full Athletics Canterbury 2015 winter calendar is here

  • Coming soon…


Filed under Uncategorized

Latest Top Results from Juniors

John, Beth, Blake & Luca with the Challenge trophy which is competed for by Tasman & Canterbury. Canterbury retained the cup by a margin of 400 points. Well done!

John, Beth, Blake & Luca with tge Tasman & Canterbury Winners Challenge Trophy

Luca, John, Beth and Blake with the Tasman & Canterbury Winners Challenge Trophy

John was also selected along with Alaina Pitt from Port Hills Athletics Club as captains of the Canterbury team.

John & Alaina - captains of the Canterbury Team

Alaina & John – captains of the Canterbury Team

A little history about the Challenge cup – it was presented by Sumner-Redcliffs AA & HC clubs and first competed for in 1969.

Canterbury Champs winners – fantastic weekend with every Sumner athlete achieving outstanding results.
Results –
1st grade 9 Luca Tracey
1st grade 11 John Wells
2nd grade 10 Blake Theobald

Canterbury Champs winners

Canterbury Champs winners – Blake, Luca & John

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

New Athletics Centre for Christchurch

Sporting groups are hailing the approval of a $100 million sports hub for Christchurch. City councillors unanimously endorsed plans for the Nga Puna Wai reserve, in Christchurch’s southwest. The new sports hub will combine facilities for several sports, including a $6.68m athletics track, hockey turfs, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and sports fields.

Read more in the article.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Juniors Report from Lovelocks and South Island Colgate Games

With regular Saturday competition taking a break for the summer holidays, eight junior athletes took part in the Lovelock Meet & the South Island Colgate Games.

First up was the Lovelock held in Timaru on January 3rd. Conditions were good with seven athletes achieving good results. Blake Theobald (10) & John Wells (11) won their grades while sisters Abby Theobald (13) won the 800m & Victoria Wells (13) claimed 2nd place in the high jump. Benita (7) & Aaron (9) Clarke produced good runs in their sprints finishing 4th & 5th respectively whilst older brother Sam (10) took 3rd place in the 800m.

Two weeks later from the 16 -18th of January Beth Hunter (11), Victoria & John Wells headed for the South Island Colgate Games in Dunedin. Brilliant sunshine was turned on for the 3 day event although blustery conditions played havoc with the results. Continuing with his good form, John won silver in the 100m & 400m and bronze in the 200m. Victoria showed improving form in her hurdles to reach the finals & break her club record. She also claimed the club long jump record which had stood for some time. Beth improved on her 2013 Colgate results in the 1500m finishing 4th with a huge P.B. She also finished 4th in the high jump with another P.B. and the club record by 2cm as well as making the 200m finals.

Ann Wells

Beth Hunter (11), Victoria Wells (13), John Wells (11) – Colgate Games Dunedin

Beth Hunter (11), Victoria Wells (13), John Wells (11) – Colgate Games Dunedin

Aaron Clarke (9) – 60m Lovelock (5th place)

Aaron Clarke (9) – 60m Lovelock (5th place)

Abby Theobald (13) – 800m Lovelock (1st place)

Abby Theobald (13) – 800m Lovelock (1st place)

John Wells (11) – 200m bronze medal Colgate Games

John Wells (11) – 200m bronze medal Colgate Games

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Club members results from big races around the country

Well done to Lisa Brignull who was 10th women home in the Kepler challenge in a time of 6 hrs 45 mins and Lara Prince who was 9th in a time of 6 hrs 35 mins. Nathan Jones was 3rd male home in the Luxmore Grunt in a time of 2 hours 10 mins. Well done.

Kerri Batin has just achieved a silver medal in the U18 Walk event at the National Track & Field Champs, Wanganui – Well done, Kerri!

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Running specific pilates classes – updated info

See Pilates Running Class Information from Physiotherapy and Pilates Evolved

They have made a few changes to the class schedule so you can now book in each week rather than in a five week block. You can still get a five class concession card for $60 which needs to be used within eight weeks.

If anyone is interested please give the clinic a call on 384 4766 to find out more information or email Nicola (

Physiotherapy and Pilates Evolved

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

74th Takahe / Akaroa Relay incorporating 38th NZ Road Relay Champs

Stunning day for this great event. Sumner senior men (David Slater, Vajin Armstrong, William Richardson, Nathan Jones, David Fitch, Tane Cambridge, Marty Lukes, Simon Wooding) came 2nd in B grade in the Canterbury sector. The Masters men (Lisa Brignull, Karen Muller, Rachel Clark, Mark Fahey, Ali Friend, Katherine Fitch, Bee Ruder, John Fitch) came 1st in B grade and again in their local grade, made up of mostly women. Congratulations to them. They were a bit surprised to say the least.












1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Junior Athletics

As a pre season warm up/reminder/introduction to cover sprint starts and a few key rules regarding throws/jumps we will be holding two 45minute sessions at the Ferrymead playing fields, 3.30pm on Thursday 2nd October and Thursday 9th October.
All welcome.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized