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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: martin.rachel@slingshot.co.nz or Bee: bee.rueder@gmail.com

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 www.runningcalendar.co.nz and http://www.coolrunning.co.nz The full Athletics Canterbury 2014 winter calendar is here

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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.

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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

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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 (nicolahandley@hotmail.com).

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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 bee.rueder@gmail.com

For more info about the dinner click here

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