Last reminders….

Hi guys

A couple of reminders….hopefully the last ones…but there may be more…
1. Parents of  those children who suffer Travel Sickness (as indicated on their Medical Info form) please take note;

Your child will be allocated seats as close to the front of the Bus as possible, but we do request that you give your Child Travel Sickness Medication PRIOR to departing on the Bus – preferably the night before, or as per the Medication instructions on the packet prior to departure.

Please advise Rachel Johnston / Angela Pringle at the Year 5/6 Bus, or Lee Downie / Karen Theobald at the Year 7/8 Bus on the morning of departure what Medication your Child has taken and when, and when further medication can be given to them if required, we need to record this info should we need to refer back to it if your Child becomes unwell during the Bus trip.

Also, please ensure that your Child has additional Travel Sickness Medication with them (or given to their Manager prior to departure) for the return Bus trip, and instructions on when to take it.

If your Child succumbs to Travel Sickness during the Bus Trip it is likely they will be taken off the Bus to travel the remainder of the journey in one of the accompanying Manager cars.

2. SINGLET return
I think I started this in my last news….your Canterbury singlet will be collected after you leave the Richmond Pool on Saturday afternoon by your manager.
3. Buses - please don’t get on until I give the ok – please check in with your manager first, load your bags on yourself to the Driver and then wait till those who get travel sickness are allocated seats first. Thanks
4. Red and Black
A reminder to bring any red and black gear etc. to say how proud you are of our province!
Rest up, keep healthy, be nice to your parents and get excited!
See you Wednesday
Paul:)
PS Don’t forget your togs, sleeping bag and pillow, running shoes, Canterbury singlet…..wear your polo on the bus….have a drink bottle

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CHAV 1km Challenge Results

Hi everyone

Results from the CHAV 1km Challenge are here: CHA 1km Challenge 21.9.13

Well done everyone in perfect conditions on a fast course – 33 Gold Awards achieved!

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Team News 19.9.13

Hi guys

Can you believe it – as I write this, in one week we will be celebrating at our Awards’ Dinner after competing at the IRXC2013!
Great to see you all out at Halswell tonight (where it all started in June!) and looking very fast and focused. We had 68 out of 86 of the team there with a number at the Aims Games and on school camps – well done to the Year 5 Boys and Year 6 and 7 Girls who had full attendance tonight with the Year 5 Girls only having one missing. Our team 60m sprint king and queen are Sam King(Year 8 Boys) and Lily Trotter (Year 8 Girls).
1. CHAV 1km Challenge – 2.30pm Saturday 21 September Sumner Esplanade
Everyone is invited to this time trial as a last “sharpener” before resting up for the IRXC2013 –  please enter by Friday 5pm if possible (see entry list so far below)  for details and how to enter (free), please click here:  1km Challenge Entry  THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL PSC CC TEAM TRAINING RUN
2. AIMS Games
Well done to ERIN DOWNIE on an excellent 3rd place in the Multisport (Kayak, Mountainbike and Run) race on Wednesday in Tauranga.
3. PHIL COSTLEY coming to Dinner
Yes, the legend himself, 31 x New Zealand Champion and who the Shield is named after, is coming to our Awards Dinner – he is also coming to the races. Phil was a long-time Canterbury resident but now lives and teaches in Nelson.
 
4. Thanks from Omaka
The Scouts were very appreciative of your donations – thanks to you all and what fun it was in the river!!!
 
5. AWARDS DINNER thanks
Thanks to all those who have donated prizes….most are anonymous but can I say a big thanks to Dyers Road ITM for their Westfield Vouchers, Jo Ellis of Southern Gold Limited -Trading as Just Incredible for lots and lots and lots of fun goodies, Tina Bastiaanse for sweet treats, Sean from Shoe Clinic Riccarton for t-shirts and drink bottles, Lone Star Nelsonfor our Legends of Training t-shirts, whoever donated: two cool Kathmandu mugs of goodies, the Monopoly Game, Captain Underpants book and all the other sweets and chocolate that have been donated! We are going to have a “sweet ” night next Thursday!
 
6. Tom Webley doing well and Rhian on the mend….
Team member Tom Webley (Year 7 Boys), who had to withdraw, is doing well and has just started running again…he and Todd ( Year 6 Boys’ manager last year) wish the team well…..we may see Tom at Ashburton later in the year…
Rhian Brotheridge (Year 8 Girls) also had to withdraw and still struggling with injuries…here is a little from her Dad, John
 
“Your teams this year look very good and will no doubt put everything into taking the PC Shield outright. We wish you and the squads all the best of luck and will be keeping an eye on the results. A special good luck wish to the year 8 girls from Rhian, she will miss competing and being with them but is concentrating on getting right for the Athletics season and the high school events next year. Please pass on her good luck message to the others for next week. She will miss being there.”
 
Thanks Rhian and Tom for your best wishes, you are part of our team still!
 
7. Bus Travel and Pick-ups
A reminder that you need to be at the Burnside Rugby Club, Avonhead Road (Russley Road end) by 9.00am on Wednesday. Please arrive in plenty of time. I know a number of you do not travel well and we have made sure you are at the front of the bus. We will have lots of stops and the buses are Leopard 5 Star touring coaches and have a DVD and toilets on board. Please take any medication (sea legs etc. ) that you need. We have four managers’ cars travelling also and we have seats for those who may feel very sick if we have to. Please note that children are to travel with the team and not in parents’ cars – this is PSC policy.
 
For those meeting us in Woodend – we will see you opposite the Gateway Woodend Hotel on the roadside. We will meet Brynlea at the Waipara turn-off.
 
8. With countdown now IT IS TIME TO EASE OFF, REST, HAVE A FEW FAST SHORT RUNS – but not long fast ones, AVOID CONTACT SPORT AND even watch your play activities – no rough stuff, GET GOOD SLEEPS ( it is likely that next Wednesday night will not be a good sleep – so get good ones on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…), KEEP HEALTHY and FOCUS….

9. Goal Setting: 
We will do some of this on next Wednesday night….but have a think about it now….
- 1. What place are you aiming to achieve in the IRXC2013 (usually about 35-40 in your race)
- 2. What place are you hoping to achieve out of the Canterbury entrants? ie Where do you want to get in your team?
- 3. Other goals….keep consistent laps, pass 3 x runners in last lap, beat 5 Wellington runners…..beat so and so…..beat last year’s place…..medal….never give up….finish!!.

10. Ear Plugs -.could be a requirement if you sleep lightly and you may have snoring room mates!!!

11. Snacks on Wednesday -  a reminder to bring your own for the trip on Wednesday (healthy ones – ther will be lots of unhealthy ones after the race!)…..we will make lots of stops and lunch will probably not be until 1.00pm or later

12. Drink Bottle - important to have this on the bus for stops and sips – keeping hydrated is important.

13. What to Wear  
Wednesday - on the bus and at the course for inspection: YOU MUST WEAR TEAM POLO …
Wednesday - after course inspection, dinner and  team meeting –  your Polo is optional
Thursday - POLO all day except when racing and optional for dinner. Please wear your singlet with Race number (supplied)/ black shorts for the Team Photo – YOU MUST RACE in your Canterbury Singlet (and don’t cover the “CANTERBURY” with your race no.!) – if cold, wear a BLACK  Polyprop or Skins underneath. You must wear BLACK running shorts (Canty. ones if you have them). Wear BLACK track pants at the course and your Canty. Jacket if you have one. If you get to stand on the Podium – please wear your Polo. Dinner: POLO is optional this year.
Friday: Morning Run – PJs or whatever your team has planned! Rest of Friday is Team Polo for travel back and Hanmer.

14. Named Polo/Jacket/Shorts - please name them as there are lots around – DON’T name singlet – it is on loan only. It needs to

15. Nelson Forecast – see NEL/Spike size -  it is pretty hard and dry on the course…but the forecast for Race Day is showers at present and a bit of heavy rain over the next few days also…so bring wet weather gear and probably 9mm spikes if you have spike shoes (but always have 12mm handy – see Shoe Clinic Riccarton). If you don’t have spikes, try to have some shoes with some grip…but don’t go getting new shoes now!

Important!!!!!! - CANTERBURY REPRESENTATIVE: 
Finally, a reminder you are representing Canterbury as soon as you meet at the bus at Burnside Rugby Club until you leave the bus again on Friday – we expect and know we will get EXCELLENT behaviour both “on and off the field”. We want the other regions and the people of Teapot Valley Christian Camp/Nelson/Brightwater to be blown away by how awesome you are at competing, behaving and looking! You have made it into the hardest Canterbury Representative team there is to make it into…be proud and yet humble to represent all of your Province.

Finally (again),  get some sleep – we are going to have an amazing time and it will be heaps of fun!!! This is always one of the highlights of my year – spending three days with such an awesome group of talented young people and their families and experiencing the most competitive Cross Country race that there is for your age.

See lots of you on Saturday and all of you next Wednesday!!! (but I am sure there will be more updates!!!)
Cheers
Paul:)
CHAV 1km Challenge Entrants as at 19.9.13 (order of age)
Tannock Blair M 16
Charlotte Blair W 14
Campbell Pithie M 14
Jared Pidcock M 13
Mitchell Radcliffe M 13
Sam King M 13
Jared Neighbours M 13
Laura Clarke W 13
Nick Moulai M 13
Abby Theobald W 12
Victoria Wells W 12
Fergus Kilpatrick M 12
Daniel Roswell M 12
Lucas Marshall M 12
Alex Emslie M 12
Hugh Charles M 12
Niva Chittock W 12
William Schneideman M 12
Victoria Wells W 12
Megan Miles W 12
Ayrton Shadbolt M 12
Chanel Muir M 11
Alice Twaddell W 11
Erin Downie W 11
Bella Belcher W 11
Emilie Brunton W 11
Monica Koster W 11
Denver Stocks W 11
Cameron Clark M 11
Samantha Vance W 11
Jack Forrest M 11
Laurence Pithie M 11
Beth Hunter W 10
Rosa Blake W 10
Jenna Borthwick W 10
John Wells M 10
Jack Belcher M 10
Michael Hermens M 10
William Emslie M 10
Lucy Botting W 10
Ethan Hawkins M 10
Charlotte Spurway W 10
Lucy Botting W 10
Sasha Fairbairn W 10
Oscar fossey M 10
Leila Dunlop W 10
John Wells M 10
Thomas Clarke M 10
sophie williamson W 10
Ethan Rose M 10
Neve Moulai W 10
Blake Theobald M 9
Ngaio Shaw W 9
Grace Thomson W 9
Paige Avery W 9
Blake Theobald M 9
Zoe McMeeken W 9
Ethan Smolej M 9
Isabella Levestam W 9
Ngaio shaw W 9
Jaime van der Voort W 9
clayton shadbolt M 9
Catherine Block W 9
Lewis Hawkins M 8
Will McMeeken M 8
Matthew Fairhall M 8
Charvi Malik W 7
Gemma Block W 7
Orla Dunlop W 7
Raghav Bhutani M 6
Fenella Chittock W 6
Oliver Lindsay M 6
Violet McMeeken W 6
Indy Phillips W 6
Jonah McConnell M 6

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Team News 15.9.13

Hi guys

Great to see so many of you out today racing at the Phoenix Maryland’s Relay – you looked awesome
1. Phoenix Relay Today: 
For the results, go to: Results
Thanks to all parents who helped out with teams, to the Phoenix club and Athletics Canterbury for hosting and to Emma Cantwell and Lyn Miles from PSC who came along to support.
2. AIM Games XC Today:
We had a number of runners in Tauranga today competing and results have just come online, go to: Results AIMS XC
 
Yr 7 Girls: (112 finishers)
4th Bella Belcher 12.14
17th Sujean In 12.53
31st Erin Downie 13.18
 
Yr 8 Girls: (108 finishers)
5th Amelia Perrson 12.00 (Amelia is running in Nelson as a Canterbury independent)
12th Laura Clarke 12.22
 
Yr 8 Boys: (100 finishers)
5th Byron Heath 10.59
12th Callum Haughin 11.13
17th Nathan Cochrane 11.25
 
Well done guys – awesome results and with 1 1/2 weeeks to IRXC2013 you will only get better – and both Cobham Year 8 teams were 4th in the teams’ race – so close to medals!
3. IRXC2013 Course Map
For the map of the course see the attachment – after the maze (a big square block) – it is a gradual uphill to the top corner – not a huge hill – then down again until the pool – the rest is pretty flat – all on grass. See here: IRXC2013 course maps
4. Training on Thursday 19 September (not 18th) - see you at Halswell Quarry at 4.30-5.15pm meet at the main carpark – all on grass and our 60m Sprint Champs to finish.
5. CHAV 1km Challenge – 2.30pm Saturday 21 September Sumner Esplanade

Everyone is invited to this time trial as a last “sharpener” before resting up fo the IRXC2013 –  for details and how to enter (free), please click here: (please enter by Thursday evening)  1km Challenge Entry
6. Awards Dinner Prizes
Thanks to those who have donated so far, if you have anything else to donate, please bring it along on Thursday to Halswell
Have a great week and well done to all runners today – both at the Showgrounds and in Tauranga – we are looking good!
Cheers
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Team News 12.9.13

Hi everyone

Only two weeks to go and as I write this, in two week’s time we will be celebrating at our Awards Dinner – with or without the Phil Costley Shield – we will be celebrating your super efforts in making our team (the hardest rep. team to make in Canterbury Sport!!!!), your dedication to our training and your efforts at the IRXC2013!
1. Training: OMAKA
I hope you are all dried out now and have recovered from our run/swim at Omaka. Thanks for coming along despite the rather radical day that awoke on Wednesday. It looked like you enjoyed it and lots of speed and smiles were evident!
We had 73 of our team of 86 there – with ALL of the Year 6 Girls’ team there and only one missing from the Year 5 Boys and Year 8 Girls.
Thanks to all the managers who turned up to give out the booklets and meet their teams and to Shirley-Anne Collins, our PSC Manager, who came along to support us too! Thanks also to Darryl Anderson and Rachel Johnston for providing all the profile information pages for the booklets – what an awesome job and you all look stunning!
2. PHOENIX MARYLAND RELAYS on Sunday 15 September (see teams below)
This is an official PSC Training event and the last real chance for a race of time-trial. Many of you are entered in club teams, those in PSC teams are indicated below.Please meet at the PSC CC Team tent (Red and Black) at least 40 minutes before your race start to meet your team, collect race numbers, go over the course and warm up etc.
Runners are listed below in running order.  Please don’t change the order unless absolutely necessary, it will make the results wrong. 

Please wear your PSC CC Team Singlet (unless in a club team)

The first named runner is the team captain and should help organise the team (parents are useful here, but don’t panic Paul will be there to help too):
1. Make sure all your runners are there.
2. Make sure everyone has a race number and timing chip
3. If needed, find someone who can time each runner (as a back up to the main results)
4. After the race make sure all race numbers and timing chips are handed in
If you have any problems, please see Paul.
Please bring along your $3 entry to the PSC tent on Sunday
Venue: Canterbury Agriculture Park Main Entrance on Curletts Road (see teams below)
 
3. AIMS GAMES – Sunday 15 September in Tauranga
All the best to some of our Year 7/8s who are competing in this XC event:
Cobham Intermediate: Laura Clarke, Erin Downie, Byron Heath, Nathan Cochrane
Heaton Intermediate: Callum Haughin
St. Margarets: Bella Belcher, Sujean In
 
4. Next Training Event – 4.30pm-5.15pm Thursday 18 September Halswell Quarry – meet at the main carpark
This our next and last training event – with a week to go it is about freshening up, a bit of relaxed fast running over 1km and some speed – yes, the PSC CC Team 60m Champs are back! Bring along your spikes for a bit of speed!
 
5. PSC CC Team CANTERBURY AWARDS Dinner – payment required
Thanks to those who have booked in (see Names and no.s below). Can you please make payment for this by Friday 20 September. We have ONLY 5 spaces left till we hit our 200 maximum…please deposit Award Dinner money into the Heartland Bank account number 03-1783-0153007-005, reference Dinner and Family name at $15 per head (child and adult same fee). 
For booking form, please click here:AWARDS DINNER BOOKINGs 26.9.13
 
6. Awards Dinner Prizes
If you have anything, even a small pack of sweets, to donate, please bring them along on Sunday or next Thursday and place them in the box! Thanks!
 
Well guys, please keep safe, warm and well! You are a super bunch and you have gelled together well. Your province will be very proud of you! It is so exciting that the main event is upon us but more importantly we have had lots of fun training together. You are all very talented and I know a number of you have had sickness and injury that has set you back. Unfortunately, today, Will Taylor, Year 6 Boys, of Medbury has had to withdraw from the race due to sickness BUT he is still coming along with us! Georgia and Will are going to be heading our support crew!
 
See most of you on Sunday
Cheers
Paul:)
 

PHOENIX RELAY TEAMS (PSC)
11.00am Start
PSC Rabbitohs
Grade Boys 9/10
Name Gender Grade
Dominic Pulley M 10
Archie Bathchelor M 10
Ethan Rose M 10
Jenna Borthwick F 10
PSC Storm Grade Girls 9/10
Name Gender Grade
Anna Sang F 10
Tessa Reid F 10
Ella Benn F 10
Emma Bone F 9
PSC Sharks Grade Mixed 9/10
Name Gender Grade
Sam Idiens M 10
Ngaio Shaw F 10
Rosa Blake F 10
Harry Dennington (CHAV) M 10
11.40am Start 
PSC Cowboys
Grade Boys 11/12
Name Gender Grade
Mykah Lumb M 11
Thomas Anderson M 11
Jack Forrest M 12
Luke Mitchell(2nd lap) M 11
PSC Roosters Grade Girls 11/12
Name Gender Grade
Alice Twaddell F 11
Monica Koster F 11
Charlotte Spurway F 11
Abby de Visser F 11
12.10pm Start
PSC Knights
Grade Boys 13/14
Name Gender Grade
Matthew Clough M 13
Sam King M 13
Jack Flannigan M 13
Jared Pidcock M 13
PSC Bulldogs Grade Boys 13/14
Name Gender Grade
Ben Baker M 12
Josh Sheridan M 12
Zach Gallagher M 12
Lucas Marshall(CHAV) M 13
PSC Sea Eagles Grade Mixed 13/14
Name Gender Grade
Isabella Carter F 13
Eden Bastiaanse F 13
Millie Thomson F 12
Chris Dryden(CHAV) M 14
Confirmed Dinner Bookings:
Surname Number of Adults 14+ Number of Children aged 13 and under
Muir 2
Morgan 3 0
McMeeken 2 2
Twaddell 4 3
Kennedy 6 0
Richard 1 0
Belcher 3
Hendry 3 1
Borthwick 2 0
Anderson 3 1
Wells 2 1
Rowe 1
Heath 2
Koster 2
Flannigan 2 0
Worthington 2
BENN 2
shadbolt 2 1
Sheridan 2
Johnson 1
Kilpatrick 1
Trumper 4
Braun 2
heywood 2
Blake 2
Thompson 2 1
Brunton 1 0
VANCE 2 3
Medlicott 1
williamson 1
Murray 1 0
Baker 2 1
Pain 2 0
Lumb 2 2
Batchelor 1

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Team News 5.9.13

Hi there team!

Wow, what a super effort from you all on Tuesday evening. We certainly saw quite a turn of speed. We had our best ever turn out of runners – 81 out of 86 with the Year 5 and Year 7 Girls and Year 7 Boys having a 100% attendance and all other teams only having one member missing – great to see Georgia Stroud (3 x IRXC Champ) out jogging with the Year 8 Girls’ team also.
Lots more news and information…so read on…..
1. Port Hills Under 18 XC Races on Saturday

It is really important that you race in these if at all possible – our last official “race” before three weeks time – IRXC2013! Please note the details below:
Meet: 1.30pm if you can, sign in and then warm up 20 mins before your race with your team if you can – meet at your sign
Wear: Your club uniform – if in a club, or PSC CC Team singlet. Also wear spikes if you have them as it is all on grass.
Finish: If not with a club, you will need to give your finish place and name to a manager who will be at the finish line.

Saturday 7th September 2013

Hansen Park, Hawford Road, Opawa
Race Times: – Please note –  Year 7s need to race 3km – not your age group 2km please!!!
Girls 10 & Under – 2km – 2:00pm
Boys 10 & Under – 2km – 2:00pm
Girls 11/12 – 2km – 2:15pm
Boys 11/12 – 2km – 2:15pm
Girls 13/14 – 3km – 2:30pm YEAR 7 and above
Boys 13/14 – 3km – 2:30pm YEAR 7 and above
Women 15/16/17 – 3km – 2:30pm
Men 15/16/17 – 3km – 2:30pm
2. Next Training Run – Wednesday 11 September – Omaka Scout Camp - Greywacke Road, off Johns Road – opposite Harewood Crematorium. We will get our feet wet – so bring a change of shoes and socks – we run through the river! You will also get your team booklet with all details of our trip and profiles of all of the team. Can all managers please try to make this run to hand out the booklets please (at 5.15pm) Please note that Johns Road gets very busy at this time of night!!!
3. Not returning on the bus and Pick ups/drop offs
If you are not returning from Nelson on the bus, can you please let me know by Sunday 8 September. As far as I can recall, so far I have the following staying on in Nelson:
Not returning: Will Taylor, Saxon Morgan, Zach Gallagher, Laurence Pithie, Rosa Blake, Sophie Williamson – I am sure there were a few others too but I have forgotten – please remind me!
Pick ups/drop offs: We don’t quite do door to door but we do pick up at Woodend and the Waipara turn -off – please let me know if you want the bus to pick you up by Sunday 8 September, so far I have….
Woodend: Brent and Dominic Pulley (Drop off only – Tina and Eden Bastiaanse)
Waipara: Brynlea Pain
 
4. PSC CC Team CANTERBURY AWARDS Dinner – payment required
Thanks to those who have booked in (see Names and no.s below). Can you please make payment for this by Friday 20 September. We have ONLY 15 spaces left till we hit our 200 maximum…please deposit Award Dinner money into the Heartland Bank account number 03-1783-0153007-005, reference Dinner and Family name at $15 per head (child and adult same fee). 
 
Bookings now open for non team members

Always a highlight of our team trips is our own Awards Dinner, where hopefully we celebrate our winning of the Phil Costley Shield! In any case, we will celebrate what a great team we are! We wish to invite our supporters, family and friends to the join us. we have space for 200 peopel seated – our team is 107 in total, so we have 93 spare seats – first in, first booked!. Here are the details: 

 
If you would like to attend our PSC CC Team Awards Dinner please fill out this form, indicating number of Adults and Children 13 and under attending. The Dinner will be approx. 6.30pm-9pm. The cost is $15.00 per person (Adults and children) – please pre-pay – once booked in you will be charged. You may bring your own NON-ALCOHOLIC drinks. Probable menu: Ham on the bone/ Chicken Drumsticks with apple sauce and gravy, roast potatoes, roast kumara, cauliflower cheese, baby carrots, green beans, pavlova, mousse, ice cream, fruit salad, hot and cold drink. ALL PSC CC TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY BOOKED IN.
 
For booking form, please click here:AWARDS DINNER BOOKINGs 26.9.13
 
5. Lost Property
FOUND- At Rangiora Training, a pair of boys black track pants, branded Medbury School. See Karen Theobald (Yr7 Girls Manager) to claim
6. Hydroslide at Hanmer
To speed up our entry at Hanmer, we need to know who wishes to go on the slides. This is an extra cost to you = $10 per person. Can you please confirm with your team manager if you ant to go on them and give them your $10 by Thursday 19 September at Halswell – our last training run.
 
7. Black Track Pants and Black Racing Shorts/Bike Pants
A reminder that you need Black Track pants to wear at the IRXC and also you neeed to race in Black shorts/ Bike Pants etc. in the race. Please borrow some if you do not have any.
 
8. Payment for Port Hills Races, Gold coin donation for Omaka  and Phoenix Relay payment
If you are not in a running club, you need to pay $3 to enter the Port Hills Races and another $3 for the Phoenix Relay. Please bring this on the 11th Sept. to Omaka
CAN EVERYONE PLEASE BRING A GOLD COIN DONATION on Wednesday 11 September to Omaka to go towards the Scouts who are letting us use their grounds.
 
9. NZ Road Race Champions!!!!, Roto Kohatu Racers, sausages beating Aussies last weekend, Ski Champ and Aussie Skater!
Well done to Mya Graham (u13 Girls) and Oscar Fossey (u13 Boys) who became NZ Road Race Champions last weekend in Dunedin in small and elite fields – also winning titles were former team members Ari Graham (u15 Girls), Chris Dryden (u15 Boys) and Matt Prest (u18 Boys) - Matt was one of the founders of the PJ recovery run four years ago on Tahuna Beach!. Meanwhile we had some excellent racing at Roto Kohatu on Saturday over the very tough 1km loop. You were all looking strong and some of you were starting the race back to full fitness…very impressive were Chanel Muir, Thomas Anderson, Lucy Kokich and Denver Stocks over the 2km and Jared Pidcock, Ayrton Shadbolt, Lily Trotter and Akeira Worthington over the 3km.
 
Also of note, former member Sean Eustace and Cameron Avery were 5th and 20th in the Australian Cross Country Champs and helped NZ to team Gold – so thanks of you who bought sausages etc, from them – you helped NZ beat Australia.
 
Roto Kohatu was obviously a great warm up for Year 7 William Schneideman of Medbury who went on the win the Year 7/8 Boys’ section of the Primary and Intermediate Schools’ Ski Races at Mt. Cheeseman on Sunday. Meanwhile Year 5 Michiel van Heyningen of Elmwood had a good excuse for not being at Rangiora on Tuesday – he was in Australia away in Melbourne competing in the Australian Short Track Speed Skating Championships!
10. Tasman are ready for us and South Canterbury coming….
The Tasman team are very ready to host us this year – they have been having qualifying races throughout the last term or so, are training now twice a week, raced at Teapot Valley last weekend and race there again on Saturday – so watch out for the green of Tasman! We also heard in the week that a few runners from South Canterbury are coming – that will be a first for the IRXC!
11. Phoenix Marylands Relay – Sunday 15 September
Please note – Year 7s and above should try to run in the 3km event
ENTER NOW - SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER - PHOENIX MARYLAND’S RELAY - CANTERBURY AGRICULTURE PARK, CURLETTS RD
Please Note this relay is on Sunday morning. Anyone can run you don’t have to be registered.  If you would like to run in this relay (and have not entered with your club) please fill out our online entry by SUNDAY 8 September -> Phoenix Maryland’s Relay Entry
Venue: Canterbury Agriculture Park
Main Entrance on Curletts Road
Events and Start Times
4 x 1.5km relay for runners 12 and under (1 lap) - YEAR 5 and 6 please

Girls 8 & Under  11.00am
Boys 8 & under  11.00am
Girls 9/10           11.00am                       
Boys 9/10          11.00am

Girls 11/12         11.40am
Boys 11/12        11.40am
4 x 3km relay for 13 and over (2 laps) Year 7 and above please

Women 13/14 – 15/16/17 – 18/19     12.10pm
Men      13/14 – 15/16/7 – 18/19     12.10pm

12. CHAV 1km Challenge – 2.30pm Saturday 21 September Sumner Esplanade
Everyone is invited to this time trial as a last “sharpener” before resting up fo the IRXC2013 –  for details and how to enter (free), please click here: 
13. Prizes for the Awards Dinner
If you have anything to donate, please bring along to a training session and give to Paul. Thanks.
 
That is it! Well done if you are still reading!
Keep fit and fast!
Cheers
Paul:)
Awards Dinner Bookings as at 5.9.13 – please pay by internet banking by Friday 20 September to confirm your booking – see above for details
Name                          Adults –     Children
Vance 2 3
Muir 2
Morgan 3 0
McMeeken 2 2
Twaddell 4 3
Kennedy 6 0
Richard 1 0
Belcher 4 1
Hendry 3 1
Borthwick 2 0
Anderson 3 1
Wells 2 1
Rowe 1
Heath 2
Koster 2
Flannigan 2 0
Worthington 2
BENN 2
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Sheridan 2
Johnson 1
Kilpatrick 1
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Blake 2
Thompson 2 1
Brunton 1 0

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Team News 26.8.13 – ONE MONTH TO GO!!!!!

Hi guys

Yes, I couldn’t believe it when I realised that today marks the one month to go IRXC2013!!!!! There is a lot to happen till that day, so read on for lots of news, a race to run on Saturday, forms to fill out, details about our Awards Dinner (and bookings) and more details of other fun stuff!
 
1. Training: NO TEAM training this week as we had 2 x last week. We are finishing off the hill work and moving into the racing and speed phase of our training. There are opportunities the next 4 Saturdays or Sundays to get “race fit”. (31/8 CHAV XC, 7/9 Port Hills XC, 15/9 Phoenix Relays and 21/9 CHAV 1km Challenge). Training hard and time trials are great but there is nothing like real racing to get you ready for races! Next team training is Tuesday 3 September at Southbrook Park, South Belt, Rangiora, 4.30-5.15pm.
 
2. Race on Saturday 31 August: CHAV Open XC at Roto Kohatu - anyone is welcome to a low key race at Roto Kohatu (same venue as first training session)
. Meet 1.45pm for a 2.30pm race start for 2km (2 laps) for Year 5/6 and under or 2.45pm for Year 7/8 and over 3km (3 laps). No need to enter beforehand. This is a great time to EXPERIMENT with your racing. You could try a fast/slow/medium start – try some bursts, run the hills hard, try negative splits (try to get faster each lap), try a long sprint finish….just have a go at something different as the result means nothing. The course is all on grass and of similar terrain to Nelson. Note - THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TEAM TRAINING EVENT.
 
3. Results - well done to Jarad Pidcock (3rd) and Saxon Morgan (6th) who competed in the National  Year 8 Duathlon Champs on Saturday at Taupo. Well done guys! Also on Saturday there were 131 runners at Heathcote Domain – we had 18 team members not there but wel done to the Year 5 and Year 6 Girls who had 100% of their teams there! Results are attached again see here by time: 2 Person Relay 24.8.13 TIMES  and placing see here: 2 Person Relay 24.8.13 FINISHING PLACE. Thomas Anderson and Chanel Muir – Year 6 Boys – were the fastest PSC males and Akeira Worthington and Lily Trotter – Year 8 girls – ran a new course record and were fastest females overall – averaging about 3.20 kms over a tough 1km course. 
 
4. WELCOME…. we have two new team members…Cameron Trumper (STAC) has had the ok from the Physio and has joined the Year 8 Boys’ team…welcome back Cameron (Cameron was our best placed Year 7 last year and has attended all of our training sessions this year in his bright yellow jacket!)…we also have a team manager for the Year 7 Boys’ team - Brent Pulley - has come on board. Brent is Dad of Dominic in the Year 5 team and is a very accomplished runner – running for NZ in Cross Country and has been a very successful and faithful Canterbury runner for many years.
 
5. PSC CC TEAM CANTERBURY AWARDS DINNER – 6.30pm-9.00pm Thursday 26 September  - Bookings now open for non team members

Always a highlight of our team trips is our own Awards Dinner, where hopefully we celebrate our winning of the Phil Costley Shield! In any case, we will celebrate what agreat team we are! We wish to invite our supporters, family and friends to the join us. we have space for 200 peopel seated – our team is 107 in total, so we have 93 spare seats – first in, first booked!. Here are the details: 

 
If you would like to attend our PSC CC Team Awards Dinner please fill out this form, indicating number of Adults and Children 13 and under attending. The Dinner will be approx. 6.30pm-9pm. The cost is $15.00 per person (Adults and children) – please pay on the night – once booked in you will be charged. You may bring your own NON-ALCOHOLIC drinks. Probable menu: Ham on the bone with apple sauce and gravy, roast potatoes, roast kumara, cauliflower cheese, baby carrots, green beans, pavlova, mousse, ice cream, fruit salad, hot and cold drink. ALL PSC CC TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY BOOKED IN.
 
For booking form, please click here:AWARDS DINNER BOOKINGs 26.9.13
 
6. Race Entries (for non Club Runners) - you need to enter the Port Hills U18 Cross Country on Saturday 7 September and the Phoenix Relays on Sunday 15 September if you want to run – both are OFFICIAL PSC CC TEAM training runs.
 
Both events have a $3 entry fee for non-club runners – please pay us on 3 September or 10 September at our taring events.
 
Please see below for information and also online entry forms….PLEASE NOTE…Year 7/8s should run the 3km race (7 September) or relay (15 September) to get you ready for the IRXC2013 and Year 5/6s should run the 2km (7 September) and the 1.5km relay (15 September). Also note, please enter with your club if you are in a running club for Winter 2013.
 
Please ignore “registration number” as you will not have one. 
 
Both events have a $3 entry fee for non-club runners – please pay us on 3 September or 10 September at our taring events.
 
NEXT SATURDAY - 7 SEPTEMBER - PORT HILLS U18 XC - HANSEN PARK, OPAWA 
 
Pre-entry is being asked for this year.  If you would like to run in this race please fill out our online entry by THIS SUNDAY 1 September -> Port Hills U18 XC Entry
 
Saturday 7th September 2013 
Hansen Park, Hawford Road, Opawa
 
Race Times:
Girls 10 & Under – 2km – 2:00pm
Boys 10 & Under – 2km – 2:00pm
Girls 11/12 – 2km – 2:15pm
Boys 11/12 – 2km – 2:15pm
Girls 13/14 – 3km – 2:30pm
Boys 13/14 – 3km – 2:30pm
Women 15/16/17 – 3km – 2:30pm
Men 15/16/17 – 3km – 2:30pm
 
Certificates for the first 3 place getters in each grade
 
ENTER NOW - SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER - PHOENIX MARYLAND’S RELAY - CANTERBURY AGRICULTURE PARK, CURLETTS RD 
 
Please Note this relay is on Sunday morning. Anyone can run you don’t have to be registered.  If you would like to run in this relay please fill out our online entry by SUNDAY 8 September -> Phoenix Maryland’s Relay Entry
 
Venue: Canterbury Agriculture Park
Main Entrance on Curletts Road
 
Events and Start Times
4 x 1.5km relay for runners 12 and under (1 lap)
 
Girls 8 & Under  11.00am
Boys 8 & under  11.00am                      
Girls 9/10           11.00am                                 
Boys 9/10          11.00am
Girls 11/12         11.40am
Boys 11/12        11.40am
 
4 x 3km relay for 13 and over (2 laps)
                             
Women 13/14 – 15/16/17 – 18/19     12.10pm    
Men      13/14 – 15/16/7 – 18/19     12.10pm  
 
7. PROFILE BOOKLET – we need your information by 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!!!!!
 
 
8. Hanmer Lunch on the way home…
Everyone, (Managers included) need to click on the link below to order your lunch for the return trip lunch stop in Hanmer Springs.
This needs to be completed by Friday 30 August. 
Click here to order: http://tinyurl.com/hanmer-lunch
 
9. IRXC2013 Race entry for NON-PSC CC TEAM MEMBERS
If you know someone wishing to enter as an individual – please see below a message from Dave Dixon, race organiser
From: David Dixon [mailto:dixond@clear.net.nz] Just let me know the name of your runner, his/her school and school year. Entry fee is $10 and can be paid online to Athletics Nelson:

 

Athletics Nelson

12-3165-0198477-00

Please put your surname and IRXC as the reference.

Let me know if you need any more info.

Or check it out on the website here:

http://athletics.nelson.co.nz/stories/storyReader$752

10. Awards Dinner Prizes

If you know of someone who would like to donate some prizes for our Awards Dinner (see details above) – could you please email me. Anything will do from small gifts and sweets to vouchers etc. Thanks

FINALLY.…That is certainly enough for now – what a MARATHON! All the best for training this week and I hope those competing on Thursday in the PSC Winter tournament do well and keep injury free! Also, all the best to Mya and Oscar racing in the NZ Road Race Champs on Saturday.

Go Canterbury! A reminder again – you are a member of the hardest Canterbury Rep. team to get into!

Cheers

Paul:)

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