Junior Training – XC season is about to Kick-off

Tuesday – 04 April

The Junior XC season is about to get underway. Please see below for key information

Tues April 4th 4.45pm to 5.30pm – pre season “get together/ run around” @ the Ferrymead football playing fields. All abilities welcome.

Main training school terms 2 & 3: Tues and Thurs 4.45 to 5.30pm. Come to one or both.

Racing available approx every two weeks.

For more details contact Ann on 0223766180 or chris.annwells@xtra.co.nz

XC Season Starts Sunday 02 April

Lakes Reserve Run – Lake Roto Kohatu – Entries available on the day

The Cross Country season is starting

The Cross Country season kicks off on Sunday the 2nd of April with the Lakes Reserve Run.  This event, at Lake Roto Kohatu, is designed to be a low key welcome-back for existing  members and / or an opportunity to test out cross country running for new people.

You can enter on the day by paying cash on the day at $10 per adult; $5 per Under 18 and $20 maximum for families.

Further information on this event can be found here


NZ Mountain & Trail Running Champs

Event and selection information

The World Mountain and Trail Running Championships are being held in Innsbruck-Stubia in Austria 07-10 June 2023. There are two qualifying races coming up in March

NZ Mountain Running Champs – 18 March – Mt Maunganui – event details and entry information can be found here

NZ Short Course Trail Running Champs – 26 March – Dunedin – event details and entry information can be found here

If you would like to be considered for Selection to race in Austria, information can be found here. Please note that you need to submit your application by 5.00pm on 24 February 2023.

Key race dates

Jan, Feb, March, April 2023

The draft Canterbury Athletics Calendar for 2023 is now available. Below are a few race dates in the early part of this year that that maybe of interest

  • Hagley 5KM Series – January 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th and 14th
  • ITM 5K Road Race – 19 February
  • Night of PB’s at NPW hosted by DGRS – 10 March
  • Canterbury 10,000m Champs – 25 March
  • NZ Trail Running Championships – 18 March in Mt Maunganui – selection information can be found here; event information can be found here
  • Lakes Reserve Race – 02 April
  • CHCH Marathon and Canterbury Marathon Champs – 16 April – event website is here
  • Hagley Relays – 29 April

We will let you know if there are any adjustments. For those events currently without links for information / entries, we will send further updates closer to race / when entries open.

Christmas Handicap Race – Wed – 21 Dec 2022

Hagley Park


Many traditions come with the festive season, for SRC it’s the 5km handicap race.

But wait, there is a twist … it’s not how fast you are but how accurate you are 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).  There is more than just bragging rights this year, there is a trophy up for grabs.

When:  Wednesday, 21 December

Start:   First runner will head off at 5.40pm

Where:  Hagley Park (same course and start as the 5km Series

Rules enforcer:  David Fitch

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 Tuesday 20th December.

Senior Prize Giving – Friday, 25 November – 7.00pm

Good Home – Ferrymead

It is the time of year that we get to sit back, relax and celebrate a great year of running by our club members and reflect on some fantastic achievements. Partners are welcome!

We have organised a set menu at $20 per head. The club will contribute $10 towards dinner for our members. The menu is in the order form here.

Once you have placed your order it would be great if you make your payment to Sumner Running Club A/c Number:  03 1590 0003619 00 with your name as a reference

Please contact Jen via sumnerrunningclub@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!