Great to see 79 out of the team of 82 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 Dorie, Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Weedons etc…. and lots of other places all over Canterbury to get there! Thanks to Sarah Johnson for taking photos of you all. A HUGE thanks to Jacqui Restieaux for all her work with the uniforms – it is fantastic to have you in all of your gear from our first meeting. Thanks to Penny Martin, Dave King and Lyn Miles for coming along. Thanks also to Thomas, Sam and Sophie and Leila for their Captains’ talks and to the managers and others who helped on the night too!
Lots of news, so read on….
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…but probably a little tired too! A reminder that ther is NO substitute for actual running training although sports practices are helpful.
– OUR FIRST TEAM TRAINING RUN IS – THIS MONDAY – 1 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 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 shirt on! Russley and Johns Road can be pretty busy at that time of night, so maybe come via another road initially
3. PSC CANTERBURY SINGLETS and JACKETS
You will have the singlet and Jacket to lend for the next nine weeks. Please always wear them 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 , club runs (if your club lets you), some lower key races (eg Port Hills XC etc.) and PSC races (eg at Heathcote and Aidanfield). If unsure, please email me and ask your club captain if in a club. Singlets will be collected in AFTER your race on September 22 before you go to the Pools and Jackets after you arrive back in Christchurch off the plane. Please don’t label them or put face paints or anything on them.
Please do not name your loaned Canterbury singlet or Jacket, but its a good idea to name your polo, training shirt and shorts, ( jackets have a number printed on them – so do not name them but remember your number!) as they can easily get mixed up at trainings.
If you need to change your singlet size, collect uniform/training log or have any other queries please see Jacqui Restieaux at training or phone 0275012220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. SHOE CLINIC
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 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 eight pairs to give away – see me – they are available for a donation or just return them at the end of the IRXC so we can recycle them.
7. NO RETURN
As you know, we all travel to and stay together in Wellington but some of you may like to stay on in Wellington after the event or move further north. You must stay with us till we leave for te airport (1.00pm approx.) or as arranged with Paul/Penny. Please indicate by filling in this form, click here: Not returning Form Not Returning Form PLEASE DO THIS BY MONDAY 1 AUGUST – we need to cancel flights.
See you on Monday at 4,30pm sharp!!!
PS….in case you needed reminding…you are in the HARDEST CANTERBURY REP. TEAM there is to make it into