Boulder Bay Classic – 10th Anniversary!

Sunday, 30th October 2022

We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary for the Boulder Bay Classic this year!

Our organising team lead are well into preparations and we are looking forward to delivering this event

The BBC is key event for our club as it helps us keep our membership fees competitive and provide support to our athletes and officials who represent our club at regional and national level.

To enter, head to the BBC website here

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We are grateful for the support of our club members past and present, Athletics Canterbury and members of our Canterbury running community who have contributed to the success of the BBC over the years and we looking forward to celebrating this milestone with you all.

Marshalling – T2A

Saturday 01 October – Can you help?

Like many of the CHCH based clubs, we have marshalling duties for the Takahe to Akaroa Road Races.   This year we have been allocated the same transition as the last few years between laps 4 and 5.   

Could you be available to help?  If you can, it would be great if you could let us know including if you are running or not and we can get a plan together.   

Please head to he ‘help’ button below to register your support.

Governors Bay to Lyttelton – 17 September 2022

ENTRIES CLOSED

Hosted by Methodist Harriers Club. This is a 10km road race with a little twist. The staggered start based on your 5km time makes for an exciting race day. Earlier start than our usual winter season events, the first racers head out at 9.30am.

Course Profile:  An undulating course with short – medium uphills and a fast downhill leading into the final flat straight and onto the Lyttelton Recreation Reserve.

Start Time: 9.30am (time staggered due to a chasing start)

Location: Starting from Jetty Rd in Governors Bay, you will finish at Charlotte Jane Quay in Lyttelton Harbour

Bus to start: Parking at Governors Bay can be very tight so the event offers a ride from the finish at Lyttelton Recreation Reserve to the start for just $10.00.  Bus leaves at 8:15am and gear bags are transported back to the finish.

Check-out the website for further details

Entries are now closed. On the day entries are not available

Start times will be published under the section ‘event schedule’ here 24 hours before the event (so pretty much on Friday 16th of September).

New parkrun at Waimairi

Trial run Sun 11 Sept 0800

A new parkrun will be starting soon near Waimiari Beach – see course map. They will be doing a ‘trial
run’ ahead of time on Sun 11 Sept 0800 and are looking for runners and volunteers to come along
and participate. If you are interested in running or volunteering at the ‘trial run’, please fill out this
form
so they can get a rough idea of numbers and can contact you if anything changes. On the morning,
assemble at Broad Park public toilets at 0750 for the usual parkrun preamble. After the run there will be a coffee and debrief at the Brighton Beach House.
For any questions, contact Hayden Zervos (haydenzervos@gmail.com) or Lisa McGonigle
(mcgoniglelisa@gmail.com).

Junior race call – Port Hills under 18 XC

Saturday 10 September 2022

This Cross Country Race allows our young runners to meet and enjoy the flat fast course around Hansen Park.  Athletes compete in  their normal age grades: 

2km race – 2.00 pm start for all U12 grades 

3km race – 3.00 pm start for all U14 to U18 grades

​More information on the race can be found here. Entries Close at 5pm on Monday 05 September.

Selwyn Relays

West Melton – Saturday, 27 August 2022

NEW EVENT FOR 2022!

The Selwyn Relay @ The Willows is a new event for 2022 and open to participants of all ages. Set in the Willows Recreation area, this new event is run by the Selwyn Athletic Club. It is a mixture of shingle stop bank roads, undulating single track and forest trails with one lap covering approx. 2.5km. The course is described as flat grassy parkland with some running on bitumen paths. Spikes not recommended.

Teams are made up of 3 runners, the juniors will run one lap and the seniors two.

See the event website for more information here

Entries are now closed.

Canterbury Road Champs

BURWOOD FOREST PARK – 20 AUGUST 2022

CLUB ENTRIES ARE CLOSED: ON THE DAY ENTRIES AVAILABLE

The road season is kicking off with the Canterbury Road Champs hosted by Athletics Canterbury. The race has headed back to Landfill Road for 2022. The laps will either be 1km,  2km or, in the case of the men’s race 2.5km. The course is fully certified.  It is a flat road course, so an ideal speed course.

This Championship event offers registered athletic club runners and affiliated clubs in the region the opportunity to be selected to represent Canterbury in National Road Championships. While the race is open to all competitors, those wishing to be considered for selection must be an Athletics NZ registered member.

Click here for event information

Click here for Canterbury Selection information

Click here for information on the National Road Champs

And last but not least, for those considering a trip to Nationals, you can find information on our club travel policy here

For those who would like to enter but have missed the Club entries, you can enter on the day. Entries are taken up to 45 minutes before race start for a cash fee of $10 for Adults and $5 for Juniors

Lakeside Relay Teams

Saturday 06 August – Lake Roto Kohatu

Set in a beautiful lake environment, this is a great course over a range of terrains. While predominately tar seal & gravel roads there are grassy tracks in places.

​The course has a few undulations, but overall  considered to be very fast and runnable for all runners. Road shoes are recommended.

This year a new grade is being introduced which the organisers are very excited about. Developed to allow Whanau to run together, teams in this grade must have at least 1 adult and 1 child (U16). The rest is flexible.

Race information can be found here

Team options Adults (16+), under 16 and Whanau team.

Entries will close at 9am on Monday, 01 August.

Teams

MW: Annette, Jin, Helen, Robyn

MM: Danny, TBC, TBC, Marty

Under 16: Nicola/Emily/Abigail J/Millie (reserve Hari)

Please remember that teams and running order can be adjusted before race start on the day. For the MM and MW this needs to be done by 12pm and by 2.00pm for the under 16 Team

Please note due to the recent wet weather, there is flooding and large pot holes on the access road to the course. Therefore it is recommend that runners park in Lakeside Place or Outlook Place (off Greywacke Road) and walk to the course through the reserve at the end of Lakes Way.