Great to see 80 out of the team of 85 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 Rakaia, Ashburton, Cheviot…. and lots of other places all over Canterbury to get there! Thanks to Diederik van Heyningen 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, Shirley-Anne Collins and Lyn Miles for doing all the money and accounts. Thanks also to Abby and Ayrton for their Captains’ talks and to the managers and others who helped on the night too!
Hopefully you are all following the schedule and filling out your log, now you have a hard copy. Week three is more base work, hopefully you are starting to feel fitter…
– OUR FIRST TEAM TRAINING RUN IS – THIS MONDAY – 28 JULY 4.30-5.15pm, ROTO KOHATU RESERVE, airport end of Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood/Casebrook – it is right at the end of Sawyers Arms Road (can be called Sawyers Arms Reserve also).IT WILL BE WET AND MUDDY – recommend gumboots/strong shoes for parents! Please try to get there on time and make sure your captain signs you off on the roll – there will be a sign with your team. 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
4. PSC CANTERBURY SINGLETS
You will have the singlet to lend for the next nine 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 25 before you go to the Hot Pools. Please don’t label them or put face paints or anything on them.
If you have any queries to do with your uniform orders, singlets etc. please contact Karen Theobald (Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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.
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 available for a donation that will got to Ella Benn (2013 team member)
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 5 Girls’ Manager and will have first aid gear at the Year 5 girls’ sign at training events.
PS….in case you needed reminding…you are in the HARDEST CANTERBURY REP. TEAM there is to make it into