Canterbury Junior Cross-Country Team 2006
Unofficial site, or Fan Club, or whatever you may like to call it :-))))
Welcome to Canterbury Junior X-Country team web-site! Here you can find some information about the team, races and training sessions. Regularly updated calendar of events, current information about Blenheim event. Thank you for visiting us!
! IMPORTANT INFORMATION !
|Cancellations and changes: No current cancellations||
new! Team photo orders
Picture gallery - it's all about running
Events calendar - official and training races
Results of recent events
Primary Sport Canterbury web-site - link to our official body
08.10.06 new! Some information about athletics clubs:
North Canterbury club nights are Tuesday 5.45pm at Rangiora High School
and the contact could be either myself Maria Hassan (ph 03-313-4036) or
Mike Wilson (383-2173). Thanks Regards Maria Hassan
26.09.06. new! Joining a club for running.
Although the Cross Country and Road Running season is finished it is a good idea to join up with a local club for Athletics if you would like to work on your speed (ie for starting and finishing!). Here are two contacts of two central clubs and I'm sure others may email Paul M. with detaills of their clubs(eg North Canterbury, New Brighton, QE Athletic, Port Hills etc.). Enjoy!
Christchurch Avon: Wednesday Club night at Burnside High Ph. Marilyn Morrison 3486-581 email@example.com
Papanui Toc-H: Tuesday Club night. Ph. Maria Kilden (ph. 352 3483) or Mary-Ann Lyons (ph. 354 2285).
Paul Norton :)
26.09.06. new! Few notices:
Two bits of lost property.
I have a royal blue pull over Kathmandu fleece, adults size left in one
of the motels. I also have a watch left at the run at Taylor dam. Pls
get in touch for either.
Team photos - not quite ready yet, and apologies for this, so thanks for your patience. I will email you when they are ready. If anyone has any good ideas on how to best distribute these without having to post, these will be gratefully received! If you have any photos from Blenheim, these can be shared via our website.
Kind regards, Kelly.
26.09.06. new! More photos from Blenheim added to Gallery thanks to Gordon Stamper and Findlays family.
24.09.06 new! Hi team! Please check out the final results with times and teams places - please let me know if there are any errors - the Year 5/6 boys seemed to be one place out at one stage - not sure what happened? Thanks again for a great event and wonderful to have Wellington join us as well as a combined Tasman team. I will send more details of next years' event as they come to hand.
21.09.06 new! The team is back home with heaps of medals and Phil Costley shield! However our web-designer Paul was probably last to arrive home and therefore there were no news during last couple of days. We have lots of photographs to put on the site, it will take some time though. We do not have any official results yet but expect them within next couple of days. So keep on cheking the site, and feel free to download any pictures you like. Cheers
15.09.06 new! Thanks to all who turned up to our last team training at Halswell on Thursday. We practised some starts, had 4km of light fartlek and had the Canterbury team 80m sprint champs! We had a few winners with Taylor Harrison, Hugo McDougall, Karl Hammond, Lori Watt and Clara Todd near the front.
We had a neat photo published in the Bay Harbour News - I have extra 25 copies for those who didn't get one on Thursday - will bring them and the video to Blenheim.
Training - take it VERY EASY now and rest up with light jogging and a few soft sprints. Please try to avoid any activities where you might get injured over the next few days and get some good sleep! You are all looking good and we hope to bring the Phil Costley Shield back with us on Thursday!
See you on Tuesday!
14.09.06 new! Thanks to Kelly, she just sent over heaps of updated information about Blenheim event. Please check the following links:
14.09.06 new! Thank you to all the people who paid for their team photos on Sunday. Please would you check the attached list to ensure we have recorded your order correctly. Caroline Todd will be at Halswell Quarry on Thursday 14th September, and can collect the outstanding IOU's then so that we can pay Paul Farrow (the photographer- Pauls Camera Shop) as quickly as possible. Cheques should be made payable to 'cash' – thanks.
14.09.06 new! Note - race time have changed again as there will NOT be separate Year 5 races ie 1.20pm Race Brief 1.30pm Year 5/6 Boys 1.45pm Year 5/6 Girls and then as schedule on web
new! One week to go!
for the last week:
13.9: 6 to 8 x 45metre wind sprints each 100 m with 10-15 mins.
11.09.06 new! Heaps of new pictures from Sunday's Omaka camp training race added to Gallery! Lot of action and splash! :-)
07.09.06 new! For those interested there is a link for the NZ AIMS Games Cross country results in Tauranga from Monday: http://www.nzaimsport.co.nz/
07.09.06 new! Omaka reminder
Sunday- Greywacke Rd
05.09.06 new! Pictures from Barnett Park added to Gallery thanks to Paul Norton
new! Around 35-40 of us enjoyed
a great run up Barnett Park on Tuesday. We had the Bay Harbour News take
our photo and we explored two caves (one with a mystery possible resident?)
on the way up and down the valley. It was a tough hill run up but a lovely
downhill stretch and some excellent views too. Thanks for coming - have
a look at the photos. Paul Norton
05.09.06 new! Notice from Blenheim race organizers!
Hi ! I have changed the race schedule slightly to allow for a Year 5 race. This is to help with numbers as we would have too many in the Year 5/6 race which could make the start dangerous. Because Wellington has no Year 5's and Nelson/Marlborough smaller numbers we will only have individual Year 5 medals - this is still an incentive for these guys and will hopefully encourage them to do well next year as Year 6's. I have put their races first so this gives time for the Wellington runners to warm up etc.
Thank you to Canterbury who have offered to pay for the extra team medals this year. Next year we may have to look at charging the runners more to cover costs etc.
I have organised race recorders who will record finishers as they come in. I will need some help in determining team medals if Dave or Paul could help out or is their someone coming who would be good at this job?
Wellington have kindly supplied an official starter from Athletics Wellington.
new! Some results from the NZ AIMS
(assoc.of Intermediate and Intermediate
Year 8 Girls
Year 8 Boys
04.09.06 new! Results for Saturday NZ Road Champs added!
to all of you who ran on Saturday - some fantastic results.
all on Tuesday - a lovely hill run in Barnett Park - I did it today, 4.5km
and some great views and lots of seats to stop for a rest and a neat cave
to explore at half way. Please wear your Canty. singlet as a local paper
may be coming for photos - especially of local runners from Sumner, Mt
Pleasant, Redcliffes, Heathcote etc. Paul Norton:)
03.09.06 new! About 40 new pictures from yesterdays NZ Road Champs added to gallery, thanks to Paul Norton and Paul Milkin
31.08.06 new! Thanks to all the 60 runners who came to training on Wednesday - our biggest turn-out so far - with the Year 7 girls having 10/11 runners there. Great to see us on TV1 News with Phil Costley too! I have a video of it if you want to see it. Great to see children trying hard at training too.
Hope to see many of you racing hard on Saturday - a reminder to wear your Canterbury singlet, wear your reg. no. if you are registered with a club or if you are not you will need to get a number on the day from the caravan/tent at the start finsh /line. All the best to those racing at the AIMS Cross Country in Tauranga on Monday (they will NOT race on Saturday). Enjoy the chance to race against children of all ages, try to run even 1km split times and bring home the last 500m if you can - the race is basically 6 x 500m sections. You should get a good time. Wear shoes with lots of support and warm down with a jog and stretch to get rid of the lactic acid. A walk in cold water (ie at the beach) is a good way to recover! Have a light jog on grass on Sunday.
See you there! Meet 11.00am at Landfill Ave, Cnr Prestons/Burwood Rd - through the roundabout.
30.08.06. new! Not sure how to get to the Holiday Park we are staying in? Do not want to miss a dinner you have already paid for because you get lost in Bleneheim? Download the map with the Tavern and Holiday Park shown!
29.08.06 new! NZ Road Champs notice!
All runners running on Saturday at the NZ Road Champs need to wear their Canterbury singlet and their CLUB REGISTRATION NUMBER - if they are registered. I also need their registration number to complete their entry if they could let me know it on Wednesday or email me asap - I have all CHA runners reg. nos. Those not registererd will be given a number to wear on the day. Runners will need to arrive well before their race at 11.45am (say 11.00am) to get their number and warm up. The Girls Grade 16 race is at 11.00am so they cheer on Canterbury runners. After the 3km race at 11.45am is the Boys 16 grade race also so they watch that too.
More information about the race in the official entry form (pdf file) - you do not need to fill it, all done already
28.08.06 new! Important! Kelly is doing labourous work organizing for us the Blenheim event. Please check the following lists just added to the site:
- competitor list – you are there, name is spelled correct (for the programme), and your age is correct
- bus list – list is correct and any special instructions are correct
list – list is correct, and people are happy with who they
27.08.06 new! Pictures from yesterday's The King/Queen of Mountain added to Gallery thanks to Paul Milkin
26.08.06 new! Singlets and Jackets notice.
Anyone who is going to Wednesday training run please wear your Canty singlets , and Tanya will be there with others for those who do not have them. Deb will also have remaining jackets.
Avon King/Queen of the Mountain
A keen field of 31 faced the 800m run uphill and for the second year in a row the winner was someone who estimated their time to the exact second – well done Matt Cantwell – he also got 3rd fastest boys’ time! Ten runners were within 4 seconds of their estimated time! No records were broken but Margot Gibson (4.42) was only 16 seconds off Nicki McFadzien’s 2005 time of 4.26 – but she couldn’t beat her Dad! Hugo McDougall (4.18) and Nick Merrett (4.18) were the fastest boys, 13 seconds off Alex Manton’s 2005 record of 4.05.
Haley Mercer had an excellent run in the girls to take third fastest behind Margot and Laura Wood (both 2006 Canterbury Road Champions) and to head another Canterbury Road Champ, Katie Hammar. Kieran Metherell had a superb run to beat 5mins. as a Year 6 boy.
Twelve Primary Sports Canterbury runners took part and a few parents too. Thanks to Bob (50 Akaroa Relays in a row 2006) and Wendy Perry for their hospitality.
all results click here.
25.08.06 Map of Blenheim course added! I hope it gives you a rough idea. We won’t be using the 1km course. A few small aspects have changed since we did this map (the log has disintegrated! etc) but it is pretty accurate.
22.08.06 If you are NOT running in the NZ Road Champs (11.45am, 2 September, Landfill Ave, Burwood- 3km race) please email Paul Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 27 August as he needs to enter names
Children WILL wear their Canterbury singlets for this race.
Kind regards, Kelly.
22.08.06 Few notices - Bus departure point for Blenheim has been confirmed as Burnside Rugby clubrooms, Avonhead Road, meet at 12.45pm on Tuesday 19 September.
Accommodation and bus lists will be out soon
Christchurch Avon ATHLETIC CLUB
invites Canterbury Team runners: THIS SATURDAY - 26 August: KIng or Queen
of the Mountain Estimated time Hill Run. All you have to do is run 800m
- ALL UPHILL - and the closest to their estimated time wins a trophy!
Courses is on the footpath and then a gravel track in Brownlee Reserve.
Meet 1.45pm for a 2.30pm time trial start at 1 Kinsey Tce, Sumner (off
Main Road Sumner, turn right into Clifton Terrace just before Sumner then
turn right into Kinsey Terrace (ph.3266291). Be warned parking is difficult
so try car pooling. Those in Year 9 and above may like to do a long run
with the seniors over the hills as the start of their build up for the
National Sec. Schools T&F Champs. PLEASE BRING A SMALL PLATE OF AFTERNOON
TEA TO SHARE. Paul Norton
20.08.06. Some photos from today's Road Champs added to Gallery thanks to Paul Norton.
Results of Canterbury Road Championships
in Bottle Lake Forest Park 20/08/06 added.
One Month to go - training advice, and few notices.
The last two weeks leading up to Blenheim should be tapering off and some short fast stuff…more details later.
Races – September 10th
Road Championships – Sunday 20 August
Zealand Road Championships – 11.45am, Landfill Avenue, Burwood, Saturday
Thanks to the 35 runners who came to training at Halswell on
Thursday. It was the wettest event I have ever seen. It was a great opportunity
for many children to use their spikes as we did some hill work and a 1km
effort run. I should have had my spikes on as I went for the biggest fall
14.08.06 Jackets notice!
Have picked up some of the jackets and will take them to training on Thursday at Halswell. The others will be ready next week.
13.08.06 The Christchurch Avon Athletic Club Road Champs held in Hagley Park saw thirty Canterbury runners putting on their road shoes for some fast racing with the CHA club runners too. A cold biting wind keep times slow but there were some impressive runs from many of our runners. In the younger 10 and under 2km James Minty was again in good form ahead of Port Hill's Jake Marryatt and in the girls Ashley Martin had an excellent race to hold out Francesca Silvester. Over 3km Daniel Franks just pipped Hugo McDougall with Becky Bouterey ahead of Brooke Kennedy in the girls. Thanks to all who came along - there is no substitute for some good fast racing to get you race fit - but do recover - light jogging for a couple of days and a few stretches.
Click here to check the results (.doc file)
11.08.06 Additional Runners at Blenheim
If you know of anyone else who is planning to run at Blenheim, please let me know. It is an open race, so if you have siblings or friends who are travelling, they are welcome to run. A $10.00 race fee applies.
09.08.06 Some new pictures of last year's Nelson race added, thanks to Laila Cooper.
09.08.06 extra training run added
Due the change for Omaka until 10 Septemebr we have added an extra Canterbury team training run : 4.30-5.15pm Thursday 17 August at Halswell Quarry - meet at the start of the CC races. We will do a little hill work and a 1km time trial so you may like to wear spikes if you have them
08.08.06 report from today......and a few photos- sorry group one is blurred
Congratulations to the 31 children and half a dozen adults who braved the elements and came out to our training run at Woodend Beach Domain. Top attendance went to the Year 5 girls with their captain and 6 others attending whilst there was only one year six girl! Great to see Julian from Cheviot, three from Sumner and one from Linclon.
We had a wonderful run in the wet but being on sand there was no real mud as such. We ran sand dunes to touch the sea then did some hill work on the dunes then Anton Cooper (Woodend School) led us on his 2.7km run through tracks and puddles. Finally Jaye Atkin led us on her 900m run which including the big mean sand dune as well. A wet, tiring but fun time was held by all.
07.08.06 Few notices
Phil Costley, who just won his 5th New Zealand Crosss Country title in a row in the weekend, is keen to come train with the team. He will join us at Hagley Park on Wednesday 30th August. The Shield we compete for in Blenheim is called the "Phil Costley Shield". After training with us he flies out to Turkey on September 2nd with the New Zealand Mountain running team to run in the World Mountain Running Championships!
Saturday 12th August: Christchurch Avon Athletic Club invites any Canterbury team runners to run in their Club Road Championships (although you must be a member to win a title or certificates). Please meet 1.45pm at the Corner of Deans Ave and Riccarton Ave for a 2.30pm start. For those aged 10 and under as at 31/12/06 it is 2km and those aged 11-14 on 31/12/06 distance is 3km - run on the paths in North Hagley Park.
Sorry - still no results from Port Hills U17 CC races yet
05.08.06 - Port Hills Race pictures added, thanks to Paul Norton.
- Port Hills Under 17 Cross Country
In the Under 13 race Year 7 Captain James Welsh won from Carl Chapman who led for the first lap and Tayla Harrison and Mark Cotterrell were well up also. Canterbury runner last Year, Margot Gibson, won the girls' section with high placed Canterbury runners being Brooke Kennedy, Sarah Summerlee (after a fall), Lydia Marshall, and Emily Wood running well in her first race after injury.
Year 8 Captain Karl Hammond won the Under 15/17 race from Jake Stamper (Canterbury last year) with Tom Hammar, Hugo McDougall and Daniel Franks all running well. Brooke Cantwell (Year 8 Captain) ran a well judged race to beat Olivia Moon (Canty last year) and Jaye Atkin and Becky Boutery.
Again thanks to all who made the effort to get there and to parebts who supported and to the Portt Hills Club for organising the event. Results and Certificates to come.
04.08.06 - Thanks to Charles de Lambert and Paul Norton we have heaps of new pictures added to Gallery.
03.08.06 - The results of last year Nelson race added!
03.08.06 - Thanks to Gordon Stamper we have got a dozen of pictures in our Picture Gallery!
03.08.06. Some notices
Additional hill training is available as a group meets for a Handicapped Hill Climb every Monday at 4.00pm at Halswell Quarry. This is a short high aerobic workout (7-10mins). For further information ring Philip Chapman on 322-4266
Payments - Many people are still to pay the final amounts. Please post this to the address below as soon as possible.
PO Box 31-065
Kind regards, Kelly.
01.08.06 A few notices
like Wellington will be travelling across to compete on the 20th of September.
scheduled for Sunday 20 August: 2.30pm at Omaka Scout Camp will now be
held on Sunday 10 September not 20 August. The Canterbury Road Champs
have had a change of time, and many children will want to run in the Road
Champs. On the 10th of September we will still have a Training Run, afternoon
tea and Team Photo. Please bring some afternoon tea to share, families
We now have 70 parents and children booked on the bus. If anyone else would like to change to the bus we would appreciate it as it will be viable to then take two busses.
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