Like to know more about joining Sumner?

Find out here →Introduction to the Sumner Running Club

Club Seniors (over 15years) → Register to the club or update your club registration

Junior Track and Field → Registration Summer 2014/15

Club runs:
Tuesdays – 5.oopm 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.


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Coming Up

For more events, please visit and The full Athletics Canterbury 2014 winter calendar is here

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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!

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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

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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.












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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.

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Sumner to the fore at Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

A big congratulations to David Fitch who won the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic trail race on Saturday. Fantastic result. He carved out the 36km course in 2hrs 38mins. Recent Sumner member Ben Aynsley was 2nd, and Nathan Jones was 5th. Race report to come.

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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

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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