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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 ianandchris@ihug.co.nz

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: 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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For more events, please visit www.runningcalendar.co.nz and http://www.coolrunning.co.nz The full Athletics Canterbury 2015 winter calendar is here

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Lionel Fox – Masters Race Report

Another glorious day to grace the 2nd cross country race of the winter season. Sumner had a good turnout sporting two Masters Men’s team and two Senior Men’s teams. Marty Lukes was very excited about the extra twists and turns that he managed to add to the course.

Opening for the Masters Men’s 1 & 2 teams were the two Fitch brothers with Nick Hann running the opening leg for the Senior Men. A close battle between the Senior and Master Men 1 after the first leg with Nick coming in just a few seconds before David even though Nick looked like he may have lost a battle with a tree coming over the line with blood gashing from his knee.

Al Cory Wright took over from David to run lap 2 (only just making the start line) and was hot on the tail of David Slater who took over to run lap 2 for the Senior Men. Al’s superior orienteering skills saw him take the lead from the Senior Men and the battle continued. Solid performances from Nathan Jones and Marty Lukes resulted in the Masters Men’s taking the win for the day in the Master event and 5thteam overall.

The Senior Men continued to battle it out against both the Master and Senior Men’s teams and some good strong performances from Ed Cory Wright (who also ran for the Senior Men’s 2) and Paul Timothy, finishing 6th in the Senior Men and 7th team overall.

The Master Men’s 2 also had some good solid performances from Trevor, Kevin and Ed Jones and finished 11th in Masters Men.

The Masters and Senior women also had some good consistent performances. Running lap 1 for the Masters women’s team was Katherine Fitch. Katherine got the team off to a good start and strong performances from Ann, Cate (who seemed to be smiling throughout the whole run) and Jan saw them take 2nd place in the Master Women’s event.

The Senior Women’s team (which was incidentally made up mostly from Junior women) had a very strong performance. Jess got the team off to a flying start with a very quick time of 21.06 and Marisol running second continued to show strength and form over the tricky terrain. Strong laps 3 from Sophie and Collette who ran almost identical times, saw the Senior Women take out 4th place.

Lionel Fox is a challenging course and Sumner’s performances showed the strength and diversity of our runners. It was great to see some of the younger athletes helping the Senior Men and Women’s teams as well as new members to the club giving it their all.

David Fitch
with edits from Katherine Ewer

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Entries open – Jane Paterson, 16th May

All athletes must have completed their registration & paid the appropriate fee BEFORE May 11th so it can be processed by the Centre Registration Secretary.

Entries close Sunday 10th May 10pm.
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Race Report – Lionel Fox Relays, Woodend

Well, two out of two is pretty good! Another fine Saturday of excellent racing conditions saw two junior teams compete in the 17 and under 2.5km relay while the older juniors took part in both the senior men & women’s 5km relays.

After forty or so senior & masters teams had pounded their way round the soft, undulating course it was the two younger teams turn around the 2.5km course. But as usual, there was that sand hill that greeted them after the first 50m to get up & over into the forest. This year it appeared to be more like something from the army’s PT course for its young recruits. But as Sumner is use to hills, it seemed not to be an obstacle!

Max & Beth led off the relays and duly came back finishing 7th & 5th respectively in their grades. Max handed over to Sam who had another superb run to be overall fastest grade 11 boy for a second week in a row. He was then followed by Regan who had a good steady run having already played a full game of rugby earlier in the day. Aaron brought the team home in 10th place and finished 2nd overall in the grade 10 boys to back up his last week’s first place in his grade.

In only her second race for the club Maddie headed off to negotiate the course and achieve a good first time. She then passed on to Benita who scooted round and then handed to Tamzin who like her brother had already played a full game of netball earlier in the day. Tamzin held her position and the team finished 16th overall.

Jess, Marisol & Sophie teamed with new member Colette to race as a senior women’s team over a distance of 5km. They finished 4th with Jess in 8th, Marisol 14th, Sophie 19th & Colette 20th.

Nick, Ed & Felix too joined the senior men & had tough competition but all lived to tell the tale.

Thank you Ann for the text and photos.

Maddie Sharpe

Maddie Sharpe

Pre-race nerves - yeah right!

Pre-race nerves – yeah right!

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Entries open Children’s Forest Relay, 9th May

Note: the club pays for the entry fee.

Closing date Monday 4th May 9pm

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Where were the squirrels? Hagley Relay Report.

It was a very hot start to the 2015 Cross Country season on ANZAC Day. Not just the sun but trying to find a parking place in Hagley Park was an effort too. The juniors were off first and luckily had some relief from the sun as they headed in to the shade of the trees. It was not long before they had the long run home in the open but it didn’t seem to bother Sam Clark who stormed home to take the award for the fastest 11 year boy. It was great to see Ella Ballantyne, leg 2, and Mitchel Kane, leg 3. back with us for another season and along with Beth Hunter they took 3rd place in the 11/12yr Boy category. What a great Start. Aaron Clark, fastest 10 boy, and Benita Clark did a wonderful job setting the pace for our new comers on their first club outing, Maddie Sharpe and Flynn Hunter. The team taking a very respectable 6th place in the 9/10yr Boys race. The ‘elder boys’ team of Jack Forrest ,Meg Fahey, Marisol Hunter and Jess Fahey ran really well, recording pretty similar individual times.

The seniors were lucky enough to be running the majority of their race in the shade, the only hiccup were the copious acorns that often felt like you were running on a bed of marbles. Why had the squirrels not been hiding them I wondered, then I remembered where I was? Lisa Brignall took the 4km loop as a sprint finish to her 20km morning run and even though she was running in the senior womens team she took the fastest lap for the Master women individual. We welcome two lovely new club members Collet and Isabel who did very well on their first club runs. I would like to say I sped round the last lap, but I didn’t! Our Master women Rachel Clark, Ann Wells, Jan Harrison and Bee Ruder put in a very solid run taking 5th place.

Well done ladies.
See you next week. Chris

Senior Men Hagley Report

On a beautiful Autumn ANZAC Day 2015 Winter Season campaign began in fine style for the combined forces of the Senior and Masters Men. Depleted numbers, due to extensive battles around the South Island, meant our ranks were thinned.
Going out first was Ben Aynsley; warming up himself up next weekend’s NZ 100 km Championship (come and support him if you are in town). Ben flew around; a short stone throw from Canterbury’s fastest short distance specialists. Tagging him was mountain running expert Ian Reeves. He held a great pace before Simon Wooding took over. Simon is back from racing 100 k at Tarawera but showed he has speed to burn. It was up to the Masters to maintain the great start. The combined efforts of Trevor Batin, John Fitch and Marty Lukes meant we got over the line heading off a tight bunch for 5th overall. We were impressed that Trevor showed the speed of someone half is age, John didn’t physically malfunction and Marty didn’t get lost.

Bring on the Lionel Fox and the rest of the season!

Marty.

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Entries Open – Lionel Fox Relays Sat 3rd May

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Closing date for entries – Saturday 25th April 9pm

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Report: South Island Secondary School’s Champs (Nelson 27 -28th March)

Gosh we were so lucky with the weather – brilliant conditions for the 6 Sumner Athletes: Jess & Meg Fahey, Isis & Demeter Kenton-Dau, Marisol Hunter & Victoria Wells.

After competing at the Prelims & Canterbury finals the week before they made the trip north to Nelson with their schools. All did well finishing the season on a high note. For Isis & Demeter it was their first South Islands and a good learning experience. Jess finished 3rd in the U16 1500m & 4th in the 3km smashing the club records for both while Marisol also did the same for her 1500m. Meg reduced both her 400m & 800m as well. Victoria reduced both her hurdles & 200m times in the U14’s. She also competed in the U15 4 x 100m relay for which they claimed the South Island title and equaled the record.

Results:
Jess (Marian) – 3rd U16 1500m (club record), 4th U16 3000m (club record)
Meg (Marian) – 6th U16 400m (pb), 7th U16 800m (pb)
Marisol (Rangi Ruru) – 8th U15 1500m (pb)
Isis (Avonside) – 5th U14 400m
Demeter (Avonside) – 9th U14 high jump
Victoria (St Margaret’s) – 5th U14 80m hurdles (club record), 7th U14 200m (club record), 1st U15 4 x 100m relay (equal South Island record).

Thank you Ann Wells for the report and photos.

Isis, Victoria & Demeter

Isis, Victoria & Demeter

Meg U16 400m

Meg U16 400m

U15 4 x 100m relay 1st place SISS

U15 4 x 100m relay 1st place SISS

Jess  3rd place 1500m final U16

Jess 3rd place 1500m final U16

Marisol - 1500m final

Marisol – 1500m final

Isis U14 400m final

Isis U14 400m final

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Meg and Jess

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