Great to see 75 out of the team of 83 on Thursday 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…. and lots of other places all over Canterbury to get there! Thanks to Daryl Anderson 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 coming along. Thanks also to Thomas and Emilie 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 – 27 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 COULD BE WET – 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
3. 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 24 before you go to the Pools. Please don’t label them or put face paints or anything on them.
Please do not name your loaned Canterbury singlet, but its a good idea to name your polo and shorts, jacket (if ordered) as they can easily get mixed up at trainings. The best places to name the black jacket are inside the front pocket or on the collar- even a strip of electrical tape and vivid marker work well.
If you need to change your singlet size, collect uniform/training log or have any other queries please see Karen Theobald at training or phone 027 685 5675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 eight pairs to give away – see me,- they are available for a donation that will got to Ella Benn (2013 team member)
PS….in case you needed reminding…you are in the HARDEST CANTERBURY REP. TEAM there is to make it into