Hi everyone (please note…fill in race entry for Saturday, Cabin Mates and Profle Booklet forms below!!!)
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!!
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!
4. Extra Race anyone is welcome to a CHAV road race on Saturday – see details below:
All grades race start at 2:30pm.
Grades & Distances -
5, GO CANTERBURY!!
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
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!
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 Road, Harewood/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
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.
If you have any queries to do with your uniform orders, singlets etc. please contact Karen Theobald (Karen.email@example.com). 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 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.
PS….in case you needed reminding…you are in the HARDEST CANTERBURY REP. TEAM there is to make it into
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.