Great to see 80 out of the team of 85 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 Rakaia, Ashburton, Cheviot…. and lots of other places all over Canterbury to get there! Thanks to Diederik van Heyningen 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 doing all the money and accounts. Thanks also to Abby and Ayrton for their Captains’ talks and to the managers and others who helped on the night too!
– OUR FIRST TEAM TRAINING RUN IS – THIS MONDAY – 28 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 WILL BE WET AND MUDDY – 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
4. 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 25 before you go to the Hot Pools. Please don’t label them or put face paints or anything on them.
If you have any queries to do with your uniform orders, singlets etc. please contact Karen Theobald (Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 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
Our official ten weeks of training starts next week – ie Monday 14 July. The training schedule and log (where you fill in what you do) is attached (in PDF and Excel) and a hard copy will be handed out at the meeting on July 24 (see training page). For some of you though, you may have your own coaches and have races you are training for right now and others may be recovering from injury. THIS IS A MAXIMUM to do and if you have sports practices etc. – DON”T OVERDO IT! I have heard that many of you didn’t do too much training before qualifying….so get into your training now and you never know what you may achieve!
Basically the training schedule has three important elements to it:
1. July/Aug – Base conditioning – some fast-ish Aerobic/steady-state runs (A), fartlek running (B) and time trials (L) – tiring work to get you super fit and set the base for 11 weeks time!
2. Later Aug – Hill work for strength and stride-length – important for the hills and steps in Hanmer
3. Sept. – Speedwork, races and easing off – to get you fast and “race – fit” and then rested for your big race on 25 September.
Online Application Form
Congratulations if you have just qualified to be in our team! What an awesome effort, well done – and in very cold and wintery conditions! Results from today – click here: Int. v. Primaries Results 2.7.14
Can you now please fill in this online application from by FRIDAY 4 JULY!!! (Year 7/8) – as we need to order uniform parts and confirm the team before our first meeting on Thursday 24 July. Here is the link right here: APPLICATION FORM 2014
For all the information you received today, click here: IRXC2014 PSC CC Team Selection Letter – Year 7-8
Well done again, that is a wonderful achievement.
The 2014 Training Schedule is now on our Training Page – have a look. It starts on Monday 14 July with 10 weeks of build-up to Hanmer. Please email Paul if you have any questions.
The Year 7/8 Intermediates v. Primaries selection races are on tomorrow, Wednesday 1 July, at Roto Kohatu Reserve, end of Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood. It could be wet, hailing and even snowing but we will still run!!! Meeting at 1.00pm, 1.15pm Y7 Girls, 1.30pm Year 7 Boys, 1.45pm Year 8 Girls and 2.00pm Year 8 Boys – dress up warm!