Team News 22.8.13

Hi everyone (please note…fill in race entry for Saturday, Cabin Mates and Profle Booklet forms below!!!)


Thanks all of you for a great session at Halswell yesterday – 76 of the team of 85 turned up and it was great to see sick/injured runners there to support their teams – well done Bella and Sujean (Y7 girls) and Sam (Y8 boys). Well done also to the Year 5 Boys and the Year 6 Girls who had a 100% attendance from their teams.
With only FIVE (5!) weeks today until IRXC2013 training at this stage is essential and vital for a great CANTERBURY performance in 35 days time. Keep on doing that hill and strength woek – it may not make for fast running at present – but it will build up both strength, endurance and power for later. Try to get on the hills on Sundays for that longer run too. A run from the Takahe up to the Kiwi and back along the Harry Ell track or a run up Rapaki track is ideal.
Lots of VERY IMPORTANT NEWS…so read on and fill in forms etc!
1. Next Training Session – PSC/CHAV 2 Person Relay, 1.45pm Saturday 24 August (2.30pm race start) at Heathcote Domain
THIS SATURDAY - 24 AUGUST - CHAV/PSC 2-PERSON RELAY - HEATHCOTE DOMAIN
All Welcome – you don’t have to be registered or a club member.  Enter with a partner or if you don’t have a partner, just enter yourself and we will find a partner for you.
If you would like to run in this relay please enter here by MIDNIGHT Thursday 22 August -> Entry 2-Person Relay 24.8.2013
In this relay the partners take turns running the 1km lap – you run one, rest one, run one to complete your two runs.  Your partner runs while you rest and vice-versa.  Each runner will complete 2 x 1km laps and each team will cover 4km in total.
This is a handicap event – so faster teams start last and everyone has a chance to win.
Meet: 1.45pm at Heathcote Domain Football Field, car parks on Port Hills Road or Bridle Path Road.
Race Start: 2.30pm approx. – all course is on grass with some hills, so spikes may be worn.
Playground for children!

Please bring a plate of afternoon tea to share afterwards and there will be a sausage sizzle ($2) and some other treats to buy to support Cameron Avery and Sean Eustace, two former PSC CC Team members who are in the NZ Sec. Schools’ XC team..
2. PROFILE BOOKLET – we need your information by next TUESDAY – 27 August
Each year we make up a little booklet with information about all of the team members as well as a photo. This booklet is for you to get to know your team mates and is also supplied to race organisers and media so that they know who is competing. Please click below and enter your information, or we make it up about you – do it now!!!!!
 
 
3. Cabin Mates 2013
 In Nelson, team members will be in cabins together – ie all Year 5 boys may be in 2 cabins. If you would like to, please fill out this form to indicate the names of one, two or three team members who you may like to have in your cabin for the IRXC2013 (we CANNOT guarantee you will get them though, but we will do our best to try get one with you!). Most cabins have 6-10 beds. Year 5 and 6s may have a manager in their cabin and all other year groups will have managers very close by – within 2 -3 cabins approx. If you don’t mind who is in your cabin, you don’t need to fill in this form. Please complete this form by FRIDAY 23 AUGUST.
 
4. NO NUTS PLEASE on our trip
That applies to the peanuts/ cashews etc. kind of nuts, as we have children allergic to them….I will remind you later also…
 
5. Congrats….. and all the best to…..
Well done to all those that ran in the Canterbury Road Champs last Saturday – we had many age group titles, medals and super performances from team members….all the best to our Boys’ Captain - Saxon Morgan, and Jared Pidcock (both Year 8 boys) who are competing in the NZ Duathlon Champs in Taupo this weekend. Also, all the best to Mya Graham (Year 8 Girls) and Oscar Fossey (Year 6 Boys) who are racing in the NZ Road Race Championships in Dunedin next weekend.
 
6. CROSS COUNTRY RACES coming up……
Saturday 31 August: CHAV OPEN XC Race at Roto Kohatu ….meet 1.45pm for 2.30pm start for 2km (2 laps) Year 5/6 and under and 2.45pm for 3km (3 laps) Year 7/8 and over races. This is not an official PSC CC Team run – but a chance to EXPERIMENT with your racing over a tough XC course.
Saturday 7 September: Port Hills XC Races at Hansen Park (PSC CC TEAM Event)
Sunday 15 September: Phoenix Marlands Relays at the Show Grounds (PSC CC TEAM Event)
 
That’s enough for now. I know a number of you have a few injuries or are sick, but that does happen. The best remedy is to take time to get better and get yourself right. Do see Jo Batchelor (Archie’s Mum) our Physio at SportsMed Lincoln if you need to ,or Ian Graham (Mya’s Dad) at Papanui Foot Clinic if is feet problems. Eat well, sleep well and if possible, watch yourself doing some of those crazy moves on the dance floor, playground, field etc!!!
 
Cheers

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Team News 14.8.13

Hi everyone

Wow, what a wonderful session last night at Woodend – it looked like everyone was working very hard and taking it to those hills – well done. Please do keep it up! There is quite a bit of hillwork/strength work coming up on your schedules and this will pay off in 6 weeks time at the end of your IRXC race.
It was great to see 80 out of the team of 85 there with the Year 5, 6 and 8 Boys and the Year 5, 6 and 8 Girls all present! Well done, especially to the Year 8 groups!
Make sure you fill in the form below for the 2 person relay on the 24th and if you want to, fill out the Cabin Mates form.
 
1. Next Training Session – 4.30pm Wednesday 21 August at Halswell Quarry. Meet at the start of the PSC CC Course, Kennedys Bush Road.  We will do some Hillwork on the PSC CC course, all on grass and then a time trial over the Port Hills’ Hill Run (need off road shoes).  No real playground but heaps of grass (and possibly mud/water) for the little ones. Closest coffee at “The Old Vicarage”, 335 Halswell Road.
 
2. Next Training Session – PSC/CHAV 2 Person Relay, 1.45pm Saturday 24 August (2.30pm race start) at Heathcote Domain
NEXT SATURDAY - 24 AUGUST - CHAV/PSC 2-PERSON RELAY - HEATHCOTE DOMAIN
All Welcome – you don’t have to be registered or a club member.  Enter with a partner or if you don’t have a partner, just enter yourself and we will find a partner for you.
If you would like to run in this relay please enter here by MIDNIGHT Thursday 22 August -> Entry 2-Person Relay 24.8.2013
In this relay the partners take turns running the 1km lap – you run one, rest one, run one to complete your two runs.  Your partner runs while you rest and vice-versa.  Each runner will complete 2 x 1km laps and each team will cover 4km in total.
This is a handicap event – so faster teams start last and everyone has a chance to win.
Meet: 1.45pm at Heathcote Domain Football Field, car parks on Port Hills Road or Bridle Path Road.
Race Start: 2.30pm approx. – all course is on grass with some hills, so spikes may be worn.
Playground for children!

Please bring a plate of afternoon tea to share afterwards and there will be a sausage sizzle ($2) and some other treats to buy to support Cameron Avery and Sean Eustace, two former PSC CC Team members who are in the NZ Sec. Schools’ XC team..
 
3. Cabin Mates 2013
 In Nelson, team members will be in cabins together – ie all Year 5 boys may be in 2 cabins. If you would like to, please fill out this form to indicate the names of one, two or three team members who you may like to have in your cabin for the IRXC2013 (we CANNOT guarantee you will get them though, but we will do our best to try get one with you!). Most cabins have 6-10 beds. Year 5 and 6s may have a manager in their cabin and all other year groups will have managers very close by – within 2 -3 cabins approx. If you don’t mind who is in your cabin, you don’t need to fill in this form. Please complete this form by FRIDAY 23 AUGUST.
Thanks again everyone for being such an awesome part of Canterbury’s toughest Rep. team to make!
See you Wednesday and all the best to those running in the Canterbury Road Champs on Saturday.
Cheers

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CHAV Road Race Results and Contact List

Hi guys

Attached is a PSC CC Team contact list (taken from your online application – may help with car-pooling for Tuesday) and also the results from the CHAV Road Race today.
See you Tuesday at Woodend ready to rumble on the sand hills!
Cheers
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Team News 5.8.13

Hi guys…so wonderful to see you all tonight….let’s follow in the footsteps of MYA GRAHAM who became the NZ Cross Country Champion on Saturday!!! Also a silver to OSCAR FOSSEY…super work guys!!

1. Roto Kohatu Training:
Wonderful to see 80 out of our team 85 at training tonight at Roto Kohatu – including Brynlea all the way from Cheviot, Ben and Josh from Methven, Ngaio who was injured and still came to be with her team, and lots of extras too!. Well done to the Year 6 and Year 7 Boys’ and Year 5 and Year 7 Girls’ teams who had a full turn-out! As well as the team we had a few others train with us from the Christchurch Avon club, some parents and 15 of the older Avon Juniors take the teams – so around 120 runners on the demanding fields of Roto Kohatu. It was a tough session and it needs to be at this stage of training. Well done to those who backed up from tough runs at the CHAV Hill climb and the NZXC.

2. Training now…
As I have said, the training now (7 and a 1/2 weeks to go!) is very important base and foundation running….get out whenever you can and try to follow the schedule as much as you can, unless your own coach advises you otherwise. Next week we move into Hill work!

3. Next Team Training session:

  4.30pm -5.15pm Tuesday 13 August at Woodend Domain - Travel on the Northern Motorway and the Main North Road and turn right into Woodend Beach Rd (after Sandhills Road on your right) just before the Woodend Tavern, do not go into Woodend township. Travel right to the end of this road, past the Woodend Christian Camp on your left, to the road end.  There is a car park at the Domain. We will do some hill work (hill springing) on the sand dunes and the beach as well as a run in the forest.Playgrounds available for the little ones and bring your thermos if you need coffee.

4. Extra Race anyone is welcome to a CHAV road race on Saturday – see details below:

 - THIS SATURDAY - 10 AUGUST - CHAV ROAD CHAMPS - NORTH HAGLEY PARK

All Welcome, no entry required.  Club cups and certificates will be awarded (at the end of season prizegiving).  Only finanical club members are eligible for cups and certificates.
Location: North Hagley Park – near the Deans Ave / Riccarton Rd round-a-bout
Meet at 1:45pm for warm up and course inspection.

All grades race start at 2:30pm.

Grades & Distances -

Girls  Grade 10 and under – 2km
Boys Grade 10 and under – 2km
Girls Grades 11-14           – 3km
Boys Grades 11-13          - 3km
Girls Grades 15+             - 5km
Boys Grades 14+            – 5km

5, GO CANTERBURY!!

Finally, it was awesome tonight to see the teams really working hard together and having lots of fun. I can honestly say that it was one of the best ever first training sessions we have had! It was also great to have ex members lead the groups with Sean Eustace and Cameron Avery, both recently selected in the NZ Sec. Schools Cross Country team – so that is where you could be in a few years!
Thanks again for a great training session!
Cheers

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PSC News 3.8.13

NZXC in Hamilton: Well done to Phoenix Athletic Club members today in Hamilton.  Mya Graham Grade 12 Girls  (Year 8 Girls team) won the NZ XC Champs today at Minogue Park and  Oscar Fossey Grade 12 Boys (Year 6 Boys team)  won the Silver. Former team member Eliza Meekings took 3rd in Mya’s race also. Ari Graham, Mya’s older sister, won the Grade 14 title.

No 4-peat for Georgia: Our commiserations go out to Georgia Stroud (Year 8 Girls) who has had to pull out of the team due to a severe injury on Wednesday at her Zone tournament. Georgia was going for 4 IRXC titles in a row after winning in Hanmer, Blenheim and last year in Wellington. We wish you the best for a speedy recovery Georgia and we miss you so,so much!

CHAV King/Queen of the Mountain 3.8.13: Well done to everyone who ran at Halswell Quarry today. Chanel Muir (Year 6 Boys) and Laura Clarke (Year 8 Girls) are the new King and Queen after estimating their times exactly to the second! Chanel had an awesome run to record 3rd fastest time overall and beat his Dad by three seconds too! Akeira Worthington (Year 8 Girls) was the fastest girl and set a new course record also! For results (by closest to estimated time) click here: CHAV King and Queen 3.8.13 CLOSEST TO ESTIMATE For results by fastest time, click here: CHAV King and Queen 3.8.13 FASTEST TIMES

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Team News 1.8.13

Hi guys
Great to see 83 out of the team of 86 on Tuesday night and lots of parents too…it was so neat to see you guys meeting others and already starting to get together with your teams.  Thanks for all coming along and especially to those who traveled from  Mt Hutt, Ashburton, Cheviot…. and lots of other places all over Canterbury to get there! Thanks to Angela Pringle for taking photos of you all. A HUGE thanks to Karen Theobald and her team for all their work with the uniforms – it is fantastic to have you in all of your gear from our first meeting. Thanks to Emma Cantwell and Lyn Miles for doing all the money and accounts. Thanks also to the managers and others who helped on the night too!

APOLOGIES: I made a few mistakes on Tuesday, so apologies to…. Sophie Williamson as I said that Neve Moulai had won the Year 5 girls race at Halswell – but it was Sophie. Our newest team member, Year 7 Sam Medlicott, is from ST. PATRICKS BRYNDWR school, not Heaton, sorry Sam. Also apologies to Year 8 Nathan Cochrane, as I missed him out in the calling out….we need you Nathan! Also, apologies to anyone whose name I mis-pronounced, please remind me!

Lots of news, so read on….
 
1.  Race on Saturday 3 August 

 Anyone is welcome to attend this hill time trail next Saturday…
NEXT SATURDAY - 3 AUGUST - CHAV KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN - HALSWELL QUARRY
If you would like to compete in this “estimated time trial” please fill out this form by MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY 1 AUGUST – tonight -> King/Queen of the Mountain Entry Form
Anyone can run/walk…no need to be registered or in a club.  You still can enter on the day, but filling this out helps us a lot and saves time!
Meet 1.45pm on the field by the main Car Park, Halswell Quarry, off Kennedy’s Bush Road.
We will have a walk/jog over the course at  2.00pm.
The race will start at 2.30pm approx. and is approx. 1.8km UPHILL and DOWNHILL up the Rim Track.
You have to estimate your time. Each runner then starts by themselves, at 5 sec. intervals and tries to match their time estimate – but no watches!  About 30sec slower than your 2km flat time is considered pretty close….last year Jacob Reese-Jones and Daniel Coats were fastest in 6m50s and Charlotte Blair fastest girl with 8m09.
Bring your own afternoon tea and picnic rug for afterwards!

2. TRAINING
Hopefully you are all following the schedule and filling out your log, now you have a hard copy. 

 - OUR FIRST TEAM TRAINING RUN IS  - MONDAY 5 AUGUST 4.30-5.15pm, ROTO KOHATU RESERVE, airport end of Sawyers Arms RoadHarewood/Casebrook – it is right at the end of Sawyers Arms Road (can be called Sawyers Arms Reserve also). Please try to get there on time and make sure your captain signs you off on the roll. There are NO toilets, so go earlier or use the bushes!!! If you arrive earlier, please sign off your name and get ready to run! Remember we run in ALL conditions ….so wrap up warm and have your training jacket! Russley and Johns Road can be pretty busy at that time of night, so maybe come via another road initially

 
- Next Training Run/Race:  4.30pm Tuesday 13 August at Woodend Domain - Travel on the Northern Motorway and the Main North Road and turn right into Woodend Beach Rd (after Sandhills Road on your right) just before the Woodend Tavern, do not go into Woodend township. Travel right to the end of this road, past the Woodend Christian Camp on your left, to the road end.  There is a car park at the Domain. We will do some hill work (hill springing) on the sand dunes and the beach as well as a run in the forest.Playgrounds available for the little ones and bring your thermos if you need coffee.


3. PSC CANTERBURY SINGLETS
You will have the singlet to lend for the next 9 weeks. Please always wear it with pride! PLEASE DO NOT WEAR YOUR SINGLET in inter-club races if you belong to a club, especially not in the Canterbury Road Championships. You may wear them at training sessions (or your Polo), club runs (if your club lets you), some lower key races (eg Port Hills CC, Marylands Relay etc.) and PSC races (eg at Heathcote). If unsure, please email me and ask your club captain if in a club. Singlets will be collected in AFTER your race on September 26 before you go to the Pools.

4. Uniforms
If you have any queries to do with your uniform orders, singlets etc. please contact Karen Theobald (Karen.theobald@xtra.co.nz).  Also a reminder to label your gear as it can easily get mixed up! Please especially label your jackets – inside on the pocket as they are often taken during training.

 
5. SHOE CLINIC
Please, please support the Shoe Clinic at Westfield Riccarton. They support us big time with prizes and bags (you got one on Tuesday). They also subsidise our POLO SHIRTS by about 50%. You may be able to get shoes and gear cheaper elsewhere but they give great service, 30 day shoe guarantee and they are our sponsors. Try Kevin and Shaun first.

6. SPIKES
If you have some running spikes you would like to sell, please bring them along to training meetings. Spikes are not essential but can be a real advantage in wet conditions. We have about four pairs to give away – see me, they are mainly smaller pairs.

7. HEALTH and SAFETY
Thanks to Lee Downie for being our health and safety officer, if you need a first aid kit or ice at training, please find her! She is a Year 7 Girls’ Manager.

8. PHYSIO 
Jo Batchelor is one our team managers and also a Physio with Sports Med and she works with young athletes. If you need her services, please contact her jo.dan@xtra.co.nz
 
That is all for now. All the best to those running in the NZ Cross Country in Hamilton on Saturday – do Canterbury proud – Mya, Akeira, Jessica and Oscar.
 
I will see some of you on Saturday and most of you on Monday – a reminder we train in any weather!
Cheers
Paul:)

PS….in case you needed reminding…you are in the HARDEST CANTERBURY REP. TEAM there is to make it into

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Team News 26.7.13

Hi guys

How are you all? Sorry about the lack of contact from me but I have had no internet contact for a week and a half – has been bliss! Here is some important information to digest before I see you on Tuesday at our meeting!
1. Hanmer Run
Great to see about 20 of you at our run last Wednesday at Hanmer over the IRXC2014 course – beautiful weather and a stunning course but we did get our feet wet!
2. Fees
Team fees are due by Tuesday and I had the wrong account number on some of  the Year 7/8 forms sorry. The money still went in to the PSC CC account but was the old one. We are now with HEARTLAND BANK and the real account number is: 031783 0153007 05 – a reminder, that you can bring your fees on Tuesday or if you can’t make payment yet, please  contact Emma Cantwell directly on 373 5058 or email:  assistantsd@primarysportscanterbury.org.nz
 
3. First Team Meeting
A reminder that our first meeting together is on TUESDAY 30 JULY at 7.00pm at Hillview Christian School, 150 Wilsons Road, St. Martins – there are some parks down the driveway or at 125 Wilsons Road – the Senior side. This is a very, very important meeting and one of the few times we are all together. There will lots of information shared, uniforms given out, photos taken for the team book, a chance to meet your managers, opportunity to pay your fees and most importantly a chance to meet your other 85 team mates! . You also need to return your Medical/Consent/Behaviour form and Payment and Uniform form – I have attached these again.
4. Running Spikes
 A few people have asked me if these are necesaary for the IRXC – the answer is no, but they can be very useful if it is wet. They are also very light and great for racing in. If you have some shoes with good grip, you should be ok. If you have some spikes that you would like to sell, please bring them along on Tuesday to our meeting as I know some people are. Spikes are also great for track running later in the year.
 
5. Training
 I hope you have enjoyed the great weather in the holidays for your training. Over the next few weeks you are setting the base for the IRXC and you should be quite tired. Those steady state runs (A), Fartlek (B) running and time trials (L) are important – keep it up. Our training schedule (which I sent out three weeks ago) is downloadable on our blog and I will hand out hard copies on Tuesday also.
 
6. Race on Saturday 3 August 
 Anyone is welcome to attend this hill time trail next Saturday…
NEXT SATURDAY - 3 AUGUST - CHAV KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN - HALSWELL QUARRY
If you would like to compete in this “estimated time trial” please fill out this form by MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY 31 July -> King/Queen of the Mountain Entry Form
Anyone can run/walk…no need to be registered or in a club.  You still can enter on the day, but filling this out helps us a lot and saves time!
Meet 1.45pm on the field by the main Car Park, Halswell Quarry, off Kennedy’s Bush Road.
We will have a walk/jog over the course at  2.00pm.
The race will start at 2.30pm approx. and is approx. 1.8km UPHILL and DOWNHILL up the Rim Track.
You have to estimate your time. Each runner then starts by themselves, at 5 sec. intervals and tries to match their time estimate – but no watches!  About 30sec slower than your 2km flat time is considered pretty close….last year Jacob Reese-Jones and Daniel Coats were fastest in 6m50s and Charlotte Blair fastest girl with 8m09.
Bring your own afternoon tea and picnic rug for afterwards!
7. See you Tuesday!
That is about it. I am looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday – remember your forms please. Have a great weekend and be nice to your teachers on Monday!
Cheers
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