Lakeside Relays

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.

Team Lists

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Team Mo’ungaLuke JansenAngus SharpeFinlay SharpeMac Smith
Team JordanJuliet FreemanKate SharpeMillie JungeMiriam Lemon
Team HaviliCaleb JansenJade MajendieAbigail Scott DouglasAbigail Junge
Team BarrettEmily WattWill Stapleton CoffeyBridie McCormickNicola Shoeman
Team BridgeLizzie Stapleton CoffeyEli DimblebyFlorence McCormickAmelie Clark
ReserveHannah Grimwood
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MW LongnamesRobyn PerkinsHelen BealeyAnnette CampbellChristina Freeman
MW ShortnamesIona PowellBee RuderLisa SmailesJan Harrison
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The MastersNathan JonesDavid FitchPaul TimothyKevin Grimwood
The SeniorsJarrod CookMarty LukesBruce StevenSam Tolra

Canterbury Cross Country Champs

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.

Entries close Monday 19th July at 8:00pm

Kennett Cup Steeples

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.

Entries need to be in by 7:00pm Monday 5th July.

Mid Winter Dinner

Our social director Bee, has come up with the great idea of beating the winter chills by having a club get together. Nothing like a curry and good company on a cold winter’s night, especially after a hard run at the Kennett Cup in the afternoon. Come along to Corianders in Sumner (Wakefield Ave) on Saturday 10th July, 6:00pm.

The banquet menu will be a starter (an onion bhaji, samosa, and chicken tikka); a main dish; basmati rice; plain naan bread. The form below will take your preferences so we can order a mix of dishes to share.

Club members get all this for $20 and accompanying others for $30. Payment to our club bank account beforehand.

Corianders is one of our Boulder Bay Classic supporters and have a great selection of curries. You can check out their menu here.

You need to sign up so we can confirm numbers for the restaurant.

A Royal Derby

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.

You never know who might pop in for a visit!