UPDATE: REBOOT – Canterbury Marathon Champs are on and a half-marathon option is now available

Sunday 15 May, 7.30am – Entries are open on the Athletics Canterbury Website here

The 2022 New Zealand Senior Marathon Championships combined with the Athletics Canterbury Marathon Championships will take place on a fast, flat course in rural Canterbury.

A half-marathon option is now available for those keen to run a shorter race over this fast course.

Numbers in the event are still limited with priority given to marathon contenders. Half marathon entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis until our race limit is reached. Entry criteria still apply to the marathon event.

Race information can be found here

Entries close at 8pm on Tuesday 19 April

All successful entrants will be confirmed by Tuesday 19 April at the latest to enable runners from other parts of New Zealand to make travel and accommodation arrangements. A waitlist in the event of potential withdrawals will also be operated

Junior XC

2022 xc season is nearly here so dust off your shoes & get ready juniors.

Term 1 Training: Thurs 7th April & Tues 12th April

Term 2 & 3 Training: every Tuesday & Thursday

Time:  4.45pm – 5.30pm

Where: Ferrymead Football Fields, Ferrymead Park Drive (meet in the carpark)

Registrations open early April (TBC)

Everyone welcome!

Lakes Reserve Cross Country Races – updated

Sunday 10 April 2022
Two distances – 2k or 4k
Mass start @ 10am


Athletics Canterbury are opening the winter season with a tasty little cross country event at Lake Roto Kōhatu. Everyone aged 7 years and older can take part. You choose your distance of either 2K or 4K. Please note there is a small yet positive change now Covid restrictions have been relaxed and the organisers will now do a mass start at 10am.

It’s a great opportunity to blow off cobwebs and shake the dust off those XC shoes. Will it be the 1 lap or the double?

Event details can be found here

Registrations are now closed. The following people have been registered. Good luck and go well!

Finlay Sharpe

Kate Sharpe

Angus Sharpe

Danny Carmine

Florence McCormick

Bridie McCormick

Sam Toira

Emily Watt

Abi Scott-Douglas

Jarrod Cook

Jackson Lamb

Macrae Smith

Hannah Grimwood

Kevin Grimwood

Jin Flanagan

Show your Bias

In order to get the season underway in the right way, the Sumner Running Club committee has organised a pre-season warm-up activity to improve your flexibility, concentration, and ability to take a gap. And of course, show your bias.

On Tuesday 5th April you’ll get to try out an hour of lawn bowls before our brief annual AGM. We’ll put on the bowls and some tuition at 6:00pm at the Redcliffs Bowling Club, 9 James St, Redcliffs. The bar will be open so you will be able to keep hydrated while doing those reps on the green and we will provide some nibbles to keep your nutrition levels right.

At 7:30pm we will hold our Annual General Meeting. This is an important requirement for all registered clubs and where we set fees for the season, elect new officers, review the previous year in performance and financial terms, and discuss any concerns club members may have. It is always good for club members to know how their club is going, and it lets the committee know members are engaged and their needs are being met. I seriously urge you to put aside a couple of hours that night to have a bowl and support your club by attending the AGM.

You can support your club even more by contacting one of the current committee members if you are interested in helping out on the committee. While there are some set roles you might feel are your thing there is also a need for those happy to try their hand at whatever comes up. It is always good to have fresh ideas come on to the committee and more hands share the work.

When: Tuesday 5th April

Where: Redcliffs Bowling Club

Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Sign up below so we can cater for the bowls and food. You don’t have to do the bowls but we would still like you to indicate if you are coming to the AGM so please sign up as well.