Official IRXC2015 Video

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1-2-3 for Year 5 Girls at the Canterbury Road Race Championships today

Well done to our Year 5 girls who took out the first three places at the Canterbury Road Champs today at Bottle Lake Forest - from left - Sue Petrie, Bridie Restieaux and Madi Thomas

Well done to our Year 5 girls who took out the first three places at the Canterbury Road Champs today at Bottle Lake Forest – from left – Sue Petrie, Bridie Restieaux and Madi Thomas

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Team News 21.8.15

Hi all

Well done to the 63 out of 83 team members who took on the steps and Rapaki track last night! The Year 5 and 7 boys and Year 8 girls had only one member absent – way to go guys!!! You all conquered about 700 or so steps and a 9 minute hill on Rapaki straight up. As I said, I think this is the hardest training session we have do and is exactly the half way point of our training with 5 weeks to go! I was amazed by how well you all coped with the session – you must be getting fit! Great work everyone. Apologies now if you have sore legs for the next few days! (especially to those racing on Saturday in the Canterbury Road Champs!). Please have a light jog/walk on Friday to recover. What stunning weather we had and it was great to have Lesley from Waltham Physio taking us for warm down stretches. We also had our biggest contingent of parents!
Yesterday marked 5 weeks or 35 days till the IRXC2015! E-X-C-I-T-I-N-G Please read on for lots more info.
1. Training
That was the last hill session, with one month go to go on Monday we move into the speed and racing section of your training. Monday is the only time we do actual speed repetitions. These are where we really start to use that strength you have gained and push it into a longer sprint and have a long recovery before the next effort. Coming up are three races – 29 Aug. at Port Hills, 6 Sept. at Aidanfield (or Tauranga for those going to the Aims Games) and then the 2 person relay on 12 September at Heathcote ( reminder- 1.00pm start!).
2. Next Training/session race – PORT HILLS U18  CROSS COUNTRY RACES- Saturday 29 August (there is nothing during the week but the Managers are meeting on Tuesday evening)
A reminder, if you run for a club, please enter through your club. Everyone else, we will enter, apart from those who have told me they cannot make it by Sunday 23 August.
Those who can’t race:
Logan Clark – Y5B
 A reminder, Year 7/8 runners need to enter the 3km race- not 2km.
Details:
Saturday 29 August
Hansen Park, Hawford Road, Opawa
Ages as at 31/12/15
Meet: 1.15pm for a course walk, warm up and to confirm entry
2.00pm: 10 years and under 2km
2.10pm: 11/12 years 2km
2.30pm: 13 years -17 years 3km (and any Year 7/8s who may be younger)
Wear: Club singlet if in a club, Canterbury singlet if not, or school singlet in not in the Canterbury team.
3. Team Booklet – this will include your cabin mates, gear list, biography information and photos of your team mates, our itinerary and more. This will be given out at Omaka on Wednesday 2 September. Included in the booklet will be information on those getting picked up and those not returning. If there are any changes to the below, please let me know asap.
Bus Pick Ups: 
Brent and Dominic Pulley – Woodend (yes Dominic is still coming with us, even though he can’t run after breaking his toe playing football last week!)
Madeleine Haugh – Cheviot
Hamish Thomson – Amberley
Tinesha Benson – Woodend
Dylan Fern – Woodend
Not returning on the bus from Blenheim on Friday 25 September:
Alice Davidson
Lily Greenwood
Jonty Gallagher
Emilio Kennedy
Art Aitken
Theo Walker
Monica Koster
Angus smith
Charlotte Spurway
Finn Allott
Henry Allott
Abby de Visser
Emilie Brunton
Ngaio Shaw
Karen Batchelor
Paris Carroll
Jacob Douglas
Madeleine Haugh
Jacqui Restieaux
4. PSC CC Team Canterbury Awards Dinner Bookings – payment required by 31 August please
Payments need to be made by Direct payment to the bank a/c 031783 0153007 05 by 31 August.  Please include in your payment reference – name, number of adults and number of children.
 
This is who we have booked so far:
Name:        Adults  –     Children
Dunlop 2
Koster 2
Ruwhiu 2- 1
Colquhoun 2- 1
Parrett 2
Gibson 2
Greenwood 2- 1
Davidson 3
Muir 1- 0
Hale 1- 1
Ziswiler 2- 1
Wells 2
Moulai 2
Johns 2- 1
Brunton 2- 0
Evans (Clark) 2- 0
Pearson 2- 3
McMeeken 2- 1
Aitken 5- 1
Thomas 2
Hazlett 1- 0
Pithie 1
Anderson 1- 1
Scanlan 1
Johnson 1
Allott 2- 2
Meecham 2
Jackways 2
Jones 2- 2
de Visser 2
Hughes 1- 1
Walker 2
 
5. Help us…please email Paul if you can help
– Awards Dinner Prizes – at our special dinner on Thursday 24th September we honour lots of special runners and team members as well as give out spot prizes. If you can donate a prize or know of a company who could donate a few things, please email me or drop your prizes in the BIG box at the next training sessions – chocolate, sweets, small things – all that bad stuff we can have after the race!
 
6. Thanks
There are always plenty of people to thank (and I will miss out some) but here are some people and organisations…
Thanks to: Mums, dads and family/friends that get you to training…..you are so awesome ….I can’t believe that our runners from Westport, Cheviot. Ashburton,  Amberley,  Rakaia, Loburn, Leeston, Ladbrooks, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Pegasus, Kirwee, Kaiapoi Tai Tapu, Cust, Mt Hutt, Ashley, Tuahiwi, Rolleston, Weedons, Sumner and everywhere else all over Christchurch/Canterbury get to training each week….you can have a break next week!
Thanks to: our managers for all they are doing…. running with us and supporting us, organising all the things we will do at Blenheim, special thanks to Karen Theobald for organising the uniforms and lots of other things…
Thanks to KONICA MINOLTA for printing our Team Booklets .and to the Shoe Clinic for their sponsorship of the Polos and for prizes…
7. Next training sessions coming up:
Wednesday 2 September: 4.30pm-5.15pm Omaka
Sunday 6 September: Races at Aidanfield Christian School 2.30pm meet for a 3.00pm start
Tuesday 8 September:  Speed session at Southbrook Park Rangiora 4.30pm-5.15pm
Saturday 12 September: Two Person Relay at Heathcote Domain Meet 12.30pm for 1.00pm race start
Thursday 17 September: Speed at Halswell Quarry 4.30-5.15pm
8. Waltham Physio and  Papanui Foot Clinic Podiatrist
Please find attached a flyer from Lesley and Amanda at Waltham Physio. Both are runners and work with children. They offer a discounted rate of $15 per ACC appointment. Please stick with you physio if you have a good one though!
Podiatrist: If you are having foot/shoe problems, I can recommend Ian Graham from the Papanui Foot Clinic in Papanui Road. Ian’s daughter Ari and Mya have been teram members and Ian is excellent with children (he has seen my girls). email reception@papanuifootclinic.co.nz
9. PHOTOS
Have a look at these cool photos from Sarah Johnston:
Sarah has files to share with you on OneDrive. To view them, click the links below.
 
10. Training Attendance: A reminder you need to attend at least 7 out of our 10 sessions – but please try to make them all! If you think this is going to be a problem, please contact Paul ASAP as we would not want to have to withdraw you from the team! We have done this in the past unfortunately.
That’s about all for now. Thanks again for being an important part of the hardest Canterbury Rep. team to get in that there is!! Well done last nighty, I was really impressed and know that when you get to those little rises at Blenheim you will fly up them…and then keep going at the finish with a great stride-length!
Cheers
Paul;)
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Team News 18.8.15

Hi all

I hope the hills are going well and you aren’t too tired! Well done to all of you who ran in the Phoenix Relays on Saturday!
Please read on for a few important pieces of information – like a change of venue/time for the races on Sunday 6 September (now 3pm start at Aidanfield) and a change of time for the race on Saturday 12 September ( now 1.00pm start).
1.  Next Training Run – Step it up! – Thursday 20 August – Hillview Christian School, 125 Wilsons Road 4.30pm-5.30pm(other side of road from the meeting) – car park access off Gamblins Road (opposite New World) through the Green gate or from 125 Wilsons Road, 4.30pm-5.30pm. It’s time to get on some steps, so wear your road/trail shoes and we will hit the hills and steps in particular. Get ready to get exhausted and make those thighs burn! We will also do some running up Rapaki Track and we will have a Physio join us at the end for stretching exercises. We will need some adults to run In fluro/reflecting gear if possible) as we cross some roads.
 
2. Races on 6 September – change of venue and time
As I have mentioned, our lead in races on Sunday 6 September, will not be at Victoria Park in Cashmere. They will be held (almost certainly – to be confirmed in a day or two) at Aidanfield Christian School, 2 Nash Road (off Aidanfield Drive), Halswell. The timetable will be as follows:
2.30pm Race Briefing, course inspection and warm ups
3.00pm Year 5/6 Girls 2km – 2 laps
3.15pm Year 5/6 Boys 2km – 2 laps
3.30pm Year 7/8 Girls 3km – 3 laps
3.45pm Year 7/8 Boys 3km – 3 laps
 
The venue has changed as Victoria Park was not suitable and the time has changed so you can celebrate lunch and/or dinner with your Dad (it is Father’s Day!)
 
3. Change of time for the Two Person Relay at Heathcote Domain on Saturday 12 September
Due to a clash with the Canterbury Schools’ Orienteering event, we will hold the Two Person relay on 12 September at 1.00pm – meet at 12.30pm. The race should be finished by 1.30pm.
 
4. Physio at Training on Thursday
Lesley Smith, from Waltham Physio, will be at training on Thursday from 5.15pm. Parents are welcome to ask her questions and she will lead some warm down stretches and give out some information. I can personally recommend her and her co-worker Amanda Scott.
 

5. Port Hills U18 Cross Country Races Saturday 29 August 

Our next Team training session after the Hills this week are the Port Hills U18 Cross Country Races are on Saturday 29 August at Hansen Park in Opawa. This is a very important lead-in race for all running at the IRXC2015. If you are in a running club, you need to enter with your club and wear your club singlet. If you are not in a club, we will enter you UNLESS YOU EMAIL US by Saturday 22nd August and say you cannot run.
Also, all Year 7/8 runners should run in and be entered in the 3km race at 2.30pm (even if you are Grade 11/12)
Details
Saturday 29 August
Hansen Park, Hawford Road, Opawa
Ages as at 31/12/15
Meet: 1.15pm for a course walk, warm up and to confirm entry
2.00pm: 10 years and under 2km
2.10pm: 11/12 years 2km
2.30pm: 13 years -17 years 3km (and any Year 7/8s who may be younger)
Wear: Club singlet if in a club, Canterbury singlet if not, or school singlet in not in Canterbury team.
More news after Thursday, see you on Thursday!
Cheers
Paul:)

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Team News 12.8.15

Hi guys

I am feeling tired but very inspired by all of you after tonight. Please note below details about if you need to be picked up on the way to Blenheim and the details of our first lead in race on 29 August. Note that next Thursday we will finish at 5.30pm or even 5.40pm…..it is going to be long and hard! Also see an invite for a long run this Sunday for the Year 7/8s…Read on…

  1. Tonight:

What an awesome night of training tonight! We only had five runners away from the team of 83!!!  Well done to everyone! The Year 6 Girls and the Year 7 Boys and Girls were all there and every other team only had one runner absent – great stuff! Great to welcome Art Aitken (Year 5 Boys) who has been overseas. It is also wonderful to see runners turning up to support their teams even when they are injured – that is fantastic. It is also super to see so many extra runners pushing us and lots of parents running!  A big thanks to Phil Chapman from the Port Hills Club who helped set up the the Rim Run at the end. (see invite from Phil later)

  1. Next Training Run – Stepit up! – Thursday 20 August – HillviewChristian School, 125 Wilsons Road 4.30pm-5.30pm(other side of road from the meeting) – car park access off Gamblins Road (opposite New World) through the Green gate or from 125 Wilsons Road, 4.30pm-5.30pm. It’s time to get on some steps, so wear your road/trail shoes and we will hit the hills and steps in particular. Get ready to get exhausted and make those thighs burn! We will also do some running up Rapaki Track and we will have a Physio join us at the end for stretching exercises. We will need some adults to run In fluro/reflecting gear if possible) as we cross some roads.
  2. Bus Pick Ups/ Drop Offs

If you need to be picked up on the way (ie at Woodend, Amberley, Waipara turn off) or dropped off on the way back, please email Paul so we can put it in the booklet. Most of us will leave from the Burnside Rugby Club – Avonhead Road.

  1. Team Chants for Canterbury

It’s about time to let the other regions know who we are – so get your team together and come up with a chant to support us all! Time for a bit of singing on the hills next week!

  1. AWARDS DINNER – Thursday 24 September – Bookings now open!

We invite all of our supporters in Blenheim to come to our special awards dinner. If you would like to attend our PSC CC Team Awards Dinner please fill out this form, see: AWARDS DINNER BOOKING FORM

Please indicate number of Adults and Children 13 and under attending. The Dinner will be approx. 6.30pm-9pm. The meal is a roast meal followed by dessert. We welcome families but there is no guarantee guests (family groups) will be seated together. As the meal is a buffet, we cannot cater for special dietary needs of guests (Team members will be catered for where possible) – however the meal is predominantly gluten free. The cost is $25.00 per Adult and $20.00 per child 13 and under. There will be a cash bar for drinks. ALL PSC CC TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY BOOKED IN. Your booking will be confirmed when payment has been made by Internet Banking to: 031783 0153007 05. Please ensure you include your child’s name as a reference so that we know who has paid. Thanks

Booked in so far:

Dunlop 2
Koster 2
Ruwhiu 2- 1
Colquhoun 2- 1
Parrett 2
Gibson 2
Greenwood 2- 1
Davidson 3
Muir 1
Hale 1- 1
Ziswiler 2- 1
Wells 2
Moulai 2
Johns 2- 1
Brunton 2

See you on next Thursday

6. Port Hills U18 Cross Country Races Saturday 29 August 

Our next Team training session after the Hills next week are the Port Hills U18 Cross Country Races are on Saturday 29 August at Hansen Park in Opawa. This is a very important lead-in race for all running at the IRXC2015. If you are in a running club, you need to enter with your club and wear your club singlet. If you are not in a club, we will enter you UNLESS YOU EMAIL US by Saturday 22nd August and say you cannot run.

Also, all Year 7/8 runners should run in and be entered in the 3km race at 2.30pm (even if you are Grade 11/12)

Details

Saturday 29 August

Hansen Park, Hawford Road, Opawa

Ages as at 31/12/15

Meet: 1.15pm for a course walk, warm up and to confirm entry

2.00pm: 10 years and under 2km

2.10pm: 11/12 years 2km

2.30pm: 13 years -17 years 3km (and any Year 7/8s who may be younger)

Wear: Club singlet if in a club, Canterbury singlet if not, or school singlet in not in Canterbury team.

  1. Hill Runs on Mondays – same course we finished with tonight
  • Monday 4:30PM, Halswell Quarry. This is a community based hill run open to any runners of any age. You do not need to be a Port Hills club member to attend this event. Simply come to the main car park and ask for Phil Chapman. For further details, contact Phil on 322 4266 or jimmycricket@xtra.co.nz
  1. Year 7/8 Hill Run this Sunday 16 August

Christchurch Avon is hosting the Teenage run this Sunday and would like to invite all other runners to join us.

Where – Cashmere Scout Hall, Hackthrone Road, about 250 down from the Takahe

When – 8.30 am for Seniors and older juniors for 90 minute run, 9am for a 60 minute run – Year 7/8s can join in

CHAV will be supplying some food and drink for the teenagers. Feel free to bring some food to share.

Contact me if you have any questions

Cheers-Patrick Enright, CHAV Junior Captain: e: christchurch.avon@gmail.com

That’s about all for now. Well done on your training so far. Remember all the hills now will pay off in six weeks and one day!

Cheers

Paul;)

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Team News 10.8.15

Hi all

I hope you have been able to get out for some runs in the cold weather – have a look on our web site to see a picture of Leila Dunlop (Year 7) and Emily Jones (Year 5) out in the snow in the weekend with Leila’s sister Orla and Emily’s mum! Also on the web site I have put a Hill Running video from the Lydiard Foundation and the IRXC course video I showed at the first meeting.
As you can see below, we have a booking form for our very popular Awards Dinner on the Thursday night after the race. We have a lot of fun, food, laughter, prizes, awards, look at photos from the event also – see below.
1. Next Training Session – 4.30pm -5.15pm Wednesday 12 August at Halswell Quarry. Meet at the field opposite to the start of the PSC CC Course (by the car park off 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 (so you need shoes for on grass and on gravel tracks).  No real playground but heaps of grass (and possibly mud/water) for the little ones. Closest coffee at “The Old Vicarage”, 335 Halswell Road.
 
Note: Next Training run after that is onThursday 20 August at Hillview – this will be from 4.30-5.30pm – a bit longer as we have more hills to fit in – all on Road/Gravel so no spikes!
 
2. AWARDS DINNER – Thursday 24 September – Bookings now open!
We invite all of our supporters in Blenheim to come to our special awards dinner. If you would like to attend our PSC CC Team Awards Dinner please fill out this form, see: AWARDS DINNER BOOKING FORM
Please indicate number of Adults and Children 13 and under attending. The Dinner will be approx. 6.30pm-9pm. The meal is a roast meal followed by dessert. We welcome families but there is no guarantee guests (family groups) will be seated together. As the meal is a buffet, we cannot cater for special dietary needs of guests (Team members will be catered for where possible) – however the meal is predominantly gluten free. The cost is $25.00 per Adult and $20.00 per child 13 and under. There will be a cash bar for drinks. ALL PSC CC TEAM MEMBERS AND MANAGERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY BOOKED IN. Your booking will be confirmed when payment has been made by Internet Banking to: 031783 0153007 05. Please ensure you include your child’s name as a reference so that we know who has paid. Thanks
3. NZ Rep. – well done to former team member NICK MOULAI (Nick’s brother Tom won the Year 8 IRXC in Blenheim and his sister Neve is in the Year 7 team this year) who has been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country team to compete in the WORLD Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs in Hungary next year! What an honour and well deserved!
4. Profiles Not Completed
Can the following please submit their profiles as soon as you can as we want to hear about you and get your details into our booklet – by FRIDAY 14 August at the latest please. Click here: PROFILES
Year 5 Boys    Jacob Douglas
Year 5 Girls    Ava Henderson
Year 6 Boys    Alex McCorkindale
Year 6 Boys    Satoru Omori
Year 6 Boys    Ethan Hart
Year 6 Boys    Tom Ruwhui
Year 6 Boys    Stanley Spencer
Year 6 Girls    Jemma Burrowes
Year 7 Boys    Dominic Pulley
Year 7 Girls    Neve Moulai
Year 7 Girls    Sophie Williamson
Year 7 Girls    Rosie Trotter
Year 8 Boys    Luke Mitchell
Year 8 Boys    Hamish Thompson
Year 8 Girls    Lydia Robinson
Apologies if we accidentally didn’t get yours through, please resend.
5. CABIN MATES – last chance
When staying in Blenheim, we all stay together in teams and some of the Managers also either stay in your cabin (Year 5/6s) or very close by. To help us work out what cabin to put you in, you can, if you want, give us some suggestions.THERE IS NO GUARANTEE you will get them but it gives us an idea. If you don’t mind who is in your cabin you don’t need to do anything. If you want to suggest one or two possibles, please click here: CABIN MATES 2015 Please do this by FRIDAY 14 AUGUST
 
6. INDEPENDENT CANTERBURY ENTRIES
For any Canterbury runner NOT part of our team, they need to submit their own entry by 20 August – entered so far are below:  Click here for Individual entry form
 
Samantha Lascelles Elmwood Normal School Canterbury Female Year 5
Violet McMeeken Rolleston school Canterbury Female Year 5
lachlan cartwright medbury canterbury Male Year 7
Lucy Botting The Cathedral Grammar School Canterbury Female Year 8
Harry Denington Cobham Intermediate Canterbury Male Year 8
Orla Dunlop St Martins School Canterbury Female Year 5
Hayley Douglas Lincoln Primary School Canterbury Female Year 5
Henry McMecking Beckenham School Canterbury Male Year 7

7. NOT RETURNING with the team

Unless you are on the below list, we presume you are coming back with us on the bus, Please meail Paul if thsi is not the case. Thanks
Alice Davidson
Lily Greenwood
Jonty Gallagher
Emilio Kennedy
Art Aitken
Theo Walker
Monica Koster
Angus smith
Charlotte Spurway
Finn Allott
Henry Allott
Abby de Visser
Emilie Brunton
Ngaio Shaw
Karen Batchelor
Jacqui Restieaux
Paris Carroll

That is about all for now. I hope you are enjoying the hills! See you on Wednesday at Halswell!

Cheers
Paul;)

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Team Commitment in the Snow!

A steady run up Huntsbury track started off fine, but cold. However things began to change around 400m from the top.  From left to right in the group photo: Leila Dunlop, Sandy Jones, Emily Jones, Orla Dunlop.

A steady run up Huntsbury track started off fine, but cold. However things began to change around 400m from the top.
From left to right in the group photo: Leila Dunlop, Sandy Jones, Emily Jones, Orla Dunlop.

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