Sunday 10 April 2022 Two distances – 2k or 4k Mass start @ 10am
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
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?
A quick turnaround for race sign up. Entries for the Lakeside Relay are due next Monday but as the teams have to be organised by the selectors names need to be in by Sunday night. 4 person teams with the Under 16 teams running 1 lap of 2.5km and Adult teams running 2 laps for 5km. The course at Roto Kohatu is a good cross over to the road races with a fast hard packed gravel surface. Check out details of the race here. Adult teams start at 12:30pm and Under 16 at 2:30pm.
After such a great turnout at the Kennett Cup, can we beat those numbers for the Canterbury Cross Country Championships at Halswell Quarry. This is the last of the cross country events before we move to the road based part of the season. The event date is Saturday 24 July (the last weekend of the holidays) with first race start 1:05pm. Check out the event details here.
We usually have a good representation of runners in the Canterbury team, and being so close this year we encourage you to have a look. Canterbury is keen to have full teams across the age groups, so check it out and put your nomination form in if you want to experience the camraderie and excitment of a National Championships. The club financially supports all those representing Canterbury.
The Kennett Cup is considered the South Island Champs and is the first event on the calendar to offer medals. It kicks off at 1:15pm on Saturday 10th July with the U14 & U16 grades. The Ascot Park course contains steeples which allow you a slightly shorter route or you can go flatter and longer around them. More information regarding the event can be found here.
The Holloway is organised by Sumner and has traditionally been one of the harder races on the calendar by being a bit longer and having ‘hills’! It’s a great course at Motukarara and ideal for mud larks if we get a bit of rain. If you intend run in a grade out side your normal age grade please write this in the comments box.
Information about the race, start times and distances, can be found here.
The new location in Rangiora was due for its first outing last year but events led to the inaugural efforts of the North Canterbury club being cancelled, so it will be a new experience for everyone this year on the 12th June.
The 4 x 5 km relay for Masters and Seniors, and 4 x 2 km for Juniors is the familiar format used here though distances are ‘guides’. It looks like these legs might be slightly longer, but a lot faster than the sandy terrain of the Lionel Fox.
Details of the event can be found here. Parking is on Millton Ave – drive through Rangiora on Ashley Rd towards the river and look for signs.
Senior & Masters
Teams need to be sorted before entries are sent through to the organiser so please get your entry in before Queen’s Birthday events or travels interfere or make you forget! Last entries need to be in by
What better way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday than a romp around our very own Ascot. A fun event for all comers, you get to choose whether you want to run 2.5k or 5k. It’s a great chance to put all those family arguments to bed – who actually IS the fastest? Your own handicapping system might help even up the odds. Our winning prize was always breakfast in bed – no wonder I’m on the heftier side.
All family members are invited along with our registered runners to sign up for this race and the Sumner Running Club will cover entry costs. Information about race day can be found here with the only condition being you need to be 10 or over to run the 5k.