2018 Cross Country Programme

The 2018 cross country programme has been finalised and we have a great range of venues and races for you this season.

We start with the popular Elmley Farm at Taueru on the 8th April followed by a 3-week gap before the next race at a new venue on Bluff Rangitumau Road set by the Green family. The races are fortnightly thereafter.

Four of the seven courses are new or revised this season so make sure you check the website for maps and details. Michael and Malcolm will be setting two courses from Henley Lake with morning tea back at the clubrooms. Corey and Stacey are setting a new course at the Ewing property  at 153 Mt Holdsworth Road (the old Riverlea Farm). Stan and Jenny will be basing the Rewanui course at the woolshed this year to avoid access dramas.

The full programme can be read or downloaded here.

John Chesmar Lansdowne Hill Run

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Last year the third Lansdowne Hill Run was held on the 27th September – sadly the same day that John Chesmar died suddenly.

For those present that day the event will always serve as a reminder of a special club member who is greatly missed. As a mark of respect and to honour his memory, the event has been renamed the John Chesmar Lansdowne Hill Run.

We think John would have approved of lending his name to a challenging event that is followed by a fun social occasion.

Wednesday 1st November, 6pm

The course takes you along Totara St, up Manuka St, past Milford Downs and up parallel to Golf Course No. 2 fairway finishing at the silo near the start of the Nikau heights trail. Last year Michael Macklin finished in 6 min 20 sec – how will you do?

Following the run there will be pizza from the MacDonald’s wood fired oven, Mahunga Drive.

For catering – please let Malcolm or Carol know if you plan to sample the pizzas.

Check out the events page for full details

Race 3 of the 2017 Trophy Series

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While the sun shone for the third race of the Trophy Series, there was a cold wind. The course was started at Fourth Street, and ran along the Lansdowne trails. including climbing the tough Milford Downs hill, then via Milford Downs and Manuka Street back into the trails, zig zagging down before returning to the start/finish line and for adult runners, then completing another lap of the course for a full distance of 8 km. Walkers and juniors had to complete one lap 4km, whilst the youngest runners had their own turn around point for an out and back run.

Results here.

Askew Trophy Results 2017

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AS the inter-club season has come to a close we can reveal how those who attended the inter-club events have fared in the Askew Trophy stakes. Points are awarded to runners who compete in the inter-club events throughout the season. Generally, 1st home gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, 3rd gets 8 and so on.

It was a close competition again this year but Malcolm MacDonald held on to win the Masters Men with Lloyd Miller (2nd) and Dom Green (3rd). Cory Milar was 1st in the open men and once again Frankie Spite took the Women’s title ahead of Robyn Green (2nd) and Megan Simpson (3rd).

Well done everyone. It was great to see so many travelling away to represent the club this year.

All points are detailed in the 2017 results.