Rawhiti is next up in the XC series. This course is a mix of grass and trail out in New Brighton with full and short course options for our Senior runners. Check out the event website here for all the details.
You will be able to pick up your race numbers at the event tomorrow
Looks like a great turn out! Good luck to all our runners tomorrow. Go well out there.
The Lionel Fox Relay is a 4 person team relay on a 2km course that offers a wide variety of terrain that is sheltered from strong winds starting from flat grass to sandy dunes to winding woodland paths, and some beach. Seniors will complete 2 laps each (4km) and it will be a single lap for our under 18 runners. Event information can be found here
Senior Men: Mark Adams, George Hedley, Paul Timothy, Jake Robertson
Masters Women: Jessica Campbell, Louise Martin, Iona Powell, Robyn Perkins
Mixed Masters: Mark Johnston; Bruce Steven; Jan Harrison; Annette Campbell
Under 18 Team 1: Abigail Scott-Douglas, Lucy Wheeler, Jade Majendie, Emily Watt
Under 18 Team 2: Florence McCormack, Abigail Junge, Bridie McCormack, Neve Majendie
Seniors start at 12.35pm; Under 18’s start at 2.35pm.
Please note that no dogs are not allowed at this event.
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.
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
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?
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.
Athletics Canterbury are running a special ‘Relays’ meet on Saturday 18th December. There are 3 different relay events and you can choose to run in as many as you like. Given most of our senior members are cross country runners this is a great chance to experience track running in a fun environment.
The Race options are:
4 x 100m
4 x 400m
Medley (2 x 200m, 400m, 800m in any order!)
The club is keen to enter teams so if you sign up below you’ll be running with other members of the club. The proposed programme for the day is here. You can even stick round for a steeplechase. Sumner will cover entry fees for the day. Entries due by 1:00pm Thursday 16 December.
Remember this from 2020? Well Dave Fitch had such a ball disqualifying everyone last year he wants to do it again. A 5k handicap race based on your predicted time. If you are more than 3.25% quicker than you say, don’t expect to be on the podium. That’s the qualifying limit to have a counting time. (For those who need some easier maths, it’s about 2 seconds per minute).
When: Tuesday 21st December
Time: first starts 5:40pm
Where: Hagley Park (same course as the 5k series)
This event is open to all club members, whanau, and friends. Afterwards we will be heading to Volstead on Riccarton Rd for some refreshments – just a short walk from the park.
Entries need to be in by 7:30pm Monday 20th December.
Time to reflect on the achievements of the year both on and off the race course. It has been another great year of results as individuals and as teams culminating in victory for our Masters Men and Masters Women 50+ in the Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay.
Sumner finished runner up in the Club of the Year competition in 2021, which indicates how well our runners did given it isn’t a focus for the club but a bi-product of members wanting to get out there and run. El Presidente Dave Fitch will give us a rundown on those results, probably without the accompaniment of a heavy metal band this year – mind you Carmine might turn up with a guitar…Come along for a relaxed catch-up with your fellow club members. Members get a $10 subsidy on their meal. Partners welcome.
Click on this menu link to choose your meal then sign up using the button below.