Cross Country race 2 newsletter, 19 April

Cross Country Series
April 19th 2015
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Well Done!
Last week 9 year old Jacob Day won Junior Grade, showing that he can
run well above his age group. A future club champ in the making?
Last weekend more than 300 athletes from 42 countries raced at the
International Association of Ultra-runners 24-Hour World Championship in
Turin, Italy. The photo shows Graeme Butcher looking fresh at the start
before he completed 188.9km. Butch finished 111th in a field of 179 men,
the NZ men's team 24th of 34 and the NZ women 18 of 28.
The club was well represented in the local Mountain Duathlon on 29th
March. Derek Cox edged out Dominic Green to win the Men’s long
course. In the women’s races, Franky Spite won the long course and Sue
Bankier won the short course.
School holidays and other events resulted in a smaller field than usual for the
first race of the Cross Country season. While its great to see so many familiar
faces, new participants would be warmly welcomed. Bring a friend next time!
Tuesday Night Training
(Incorporating Butch’s Boot Camp & Chu’s Day Ramblers)
When: 5.30pm every Tuesday
Where: By the church on the corner of Totara St & Te Ore Ore Rd.
Last Tuesday, despite the weather, 8 hardy souls completed 2 laps
of the Lansdowne Street course (10km) (Ray Haste, Richard &
Annie Hawkes, Annie Jerling, Stephen Yeats, Ben Van Gerven,
Malcolm MacDonald, Tom Porter). Why not join them next week.
Coming up
Harriers Section Report
The Harriers’ committee is made up of those
elected to various roles at the ACM Harrier
Section AGM. These notes are from the
recent 25th March meeting.
Topics discussed:
25 Apr
ANZAC Day Road Races –
Dalefield Hall
Further information contact Ray
Wallis 06 377 0703
10 May
Primary Schools XC Race,
Solway Showgrounds
Talk to Rachel Lewis
23 May
Vosseler Shield, Mt Victoria,
§ Gail Edwards to be social secretary
§ ACM website - various issues.
§ Club jackets – sales promotion
§ History update - centennial history to be
published on website rather than in book
form. Possibility of obtaining oral histories
to be explored.
§ Centennial info – Centennial souvenir
box had been made. Suggestions for
extra contents welcome. To be displayed
ion clubrooms when plaque made and
attached. Thanks to Derek Cox
§ Grade alignments – agreed to align club
championship grades with Athletics
Wellington. Would include male and
female walker’ grade and M70+. W60+ to
be retained.
Next race
Massey Farm, Mikimiki
Sunday 3rd May, 9:45 am
Morning Tea duty – C & D Get the details
Details of the 2015 Cross Country
Series are on the club website.
§ Trophy cabinet – new trophy cabinet to
be purchased.
§ Social functions: winter function to be
considered. Cycling section to be
§ Sanders & Gough - event details.
§ Primary schools cross country - event
§ Younger runners: concern at low
numbers at summer series. Parents’
view to be sought.
§ Club programme – paper presented
which promoted significant change in club
programme. Members to seek views and
discuss at next meeting.
§ Cross country series – admin details,
publicity and handicap options.
David Farlow (Chairperson)
Helpers needed for the Primary
Schools XC Race on 10th May.
Please talk to Rachel Lewis.
Situation vacant - Interclub
Events Organiser. Talk to David
Farlow to find out more.