SRC AGM 2023

Wednesday, 05 April 2023


We will be holding our 2023 AGM on Wednesday, 05 April at the Port Hills Club Rooms at Hansen Park.

  • 5.45pm – Interval training or a run up the hills
  • 7pm – Pizza, Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks courtesy of the club
  • 7.45pm AGM start

We would love to see you there. Its a great way to connect before the XC season starts in earnest

It would be great if you could register via this link, just so we have an idea of numbers and dietary requirements for catering

We looking forward to seeing you there!

Hagley Memorial Relay – 30 April 2022

Please enter by Friday 22 April

It is time to kick-off with the first XC Relay race of the season!

The Hagley Memorial Relay is a 4 person team relay with each runner completing a 4km lap on mainly flat grassy parkland at North Hagley Park. Event information can be found here.

Proposed Teams

Masters Women 1: Robyn Perkins, Louise Martin, Lisa Smailes, Jessica Campbell

Master Women 2: Annette Campbell, Jan Harrison, Iona Powell, Mary-Clare Delahunty

Masters Men: David Fitch; Tom Sharpe; Bruce Stevens, Marty Lukes

Girls Under 16: Jade Majendie; Emily Watt; Millie Junge; Abi Scott-Douglas

Mixed under 14 (boys race): Angus Sharp; Neve Majendie; Abigail Junge, TBC

Lakes Reserve Cross Country Races – updated

Sunday 10 April 2022
Two distances – 2k or 4k
Mass start @ 10am


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?

Event details can be found here

Registrations are now closed. The following people have been registered. Good luck and go well!

Finlay Sharpe

Kate Sharpe

Angus Sharpe

Danny Carmine

Florence McCormick

Bridie McCormick

Sam Toira

Emily Watt

Abi Scott-Douglas

Jarrod Cook

Jackson Lamb

Macrae Smith

Hannah Grimwood

Kevin Grimwood

Jin Flanagan

Show your Bias

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.

Interclub Relays!

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.

Saturday 18th December

9:30am – 1:00pm

Nga Puna Wai

Prize-giving Dinner

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.

Port Hills U/18

Good news for our junior runners – the Port Hills Under 18 races have been re-scheduled and will take place on Saturday 9th October. This will be your last race for the cross-country season and a great opportunity to measure your progress from the start of the season. Races start at 2:00pm but it is a good idea to check the race website in the days leading up to the race in case there are any late changes. The information about the race can be found here.

Entries close Monday 4th October 5:00pm

A Flurry of Races

With the lifting of level 3 restrictions and the re-organising of the race calendar there are a number of items to attend to in a short space of time.

  1. If you have entered the Canterbury Road Champs but now cannot run please contact Lockie on ( so that he can remove you from the entry list. Scroll down the club webpage and check the entry list if you are unsure. The organizers need to know who is running so they can time races to fit the level 2 conditions so please take action by Wednesday 4:00pm if this applies to you.
  2. The Governors Bay to Lyttelton road race is on, under level 2 restrictions. Entries for this need to be in by Friday evening so scroll to the post on the club website and put in your entry if you wish to run this race. The exact arrangements for this race have not been finalised so check the race website next week for details.
  3. The Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay will go ahead under level 2 so we are still taking entries for this event. Again scroll down our website to the appropriate spot to enter this race.

The Cross Country & Road committee have worked really hard to keep as many races as possible on the calendar. There is a huge amount of work going on in the background to meet all level 2 requirements so that the races can be run safely.

Truly we are very lucky to have this group in charge of our sport. If you get the chance over the next few weeks please let them know how much you appreciate their efforts.

The Port Hills Under 18 race may still go ahead on a new date so keep an eye out for entry details.

The athletics season is also not far away and the children’s registration forms will be on the website shortly. Remember, if you registered for the cross country season this year choose the upgrade option as you have already paid your Athletics NZ fees.