2016-17 Summer Cross Country Program starts Wed 19 October 2016
Posted Thursday 8 Sep 2016 by Aaron Gentle
Summer Cross Country races will be held at Scarborough Park or Gannons Park on Wednesday evenings starting from Wed 19th October at 6:50pm. (We have become aware an incorrect earlier date has been unintentionally circulated by others elsewhere).

All are welcome to join the fun. You may have two trial runs and then for insurance need to show you are registered as a Community Runner, RunNSW, or any of the seasonal or full year options.

Download the program here.
Edited 2016-10-06 by Dave Kistle
Presentation Day this Weekend
Posted Friday 26 Aug 2016 by Dave Kistle

On Saturday 27 August we have our final club Winter Cross Country run for the season.

Please note that the 4km run will be FIRST at 2pm, followed by the 2km at 2:30pm
The 4 km is off scratch (group start) and is "nominate your time", with the winner being closest to their predicted time, so allow some time to pick your result beforehand. And then take off your watch.
The 2 km, which is the Carruthers Cup, is a 2 km dash with a handicap start.
Remember to bring your tags as both races will be tag timed to get the results quickly.

It's also our Presentation Day, for the winners of the various cycles, Super Series, and Club Championships.
If you won an individual or team medal at an ANSW event and haven't received it, please let Greg Breen know so you can receive it on Saturday or make other arrangements.

We will celebrate with a BBQ (thanks Mick from Plaza Quality Meats Riverwood) and afternoon tea, please bring a plate with some goodies to share.

Yes, the season has gone quickly! Put that Olympic and City to Surf motivation to good use in our Summer Cross Country series on Wednesday evenings from mid October to mid February. David and Kerry Edwards do an excellent job organising this, which sets you up well for the following season. We also have the Summer Track& Field season approaching, one of the highlights being the team Relays day in November.

Dave Kistle
General Secretary
Edited 2016-08-27 by Dave Kistle
Rio 2016 and IAAF
Posted Thursday 11 Aug 2016 by Dave Kistle

Dear runners

Saints have been on the international stage recently, congratulations to all!

Matt Rees competed in the IAAF World Athletics Under 20 Championships in Poland. Matt threw the javelin 69.82m for a PB, and finished 10th.

On 14 August, this Sunday morning at 10:25am Australian time, Ben St Lawrence competes in the 10 000m track race in Rio.
Ben is the Australian record holder for that distance, and this will be his 2nd Olympics. Hopefully we can see that on the big screen at the City to Surf. (Update: Ben finished 28th in 28:46:32min. Although outside his National Record of 27:24.95, he did us all proud even before considering his return from major hamstring surgery).

Nicole Harris has also been selected in the Paralympic team in the F20 Shot Put.
She has twice finished in the top 8 at the International Paralympic Games and we'll follow her progress with interest. The Rio Paralympics are from 7-18 September and Nicole's event is on Sun 11 Sep at 1:38pm AEST (Sat 10th 23:38 Rio time).
Nicole threw 11.53m to finish a very creditable 7th in a final which included a World Record throw of 13.94m.

Dave Kistle
General Secretary
Edited 2016-09-12 by Dave Kistle
City to Surf
Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2016 by Colin Wilson
CALLING all city to surf volunteers

Hi everyone volunteering/marshalling for the city to surf is not only lots of fun but it also brings in much needed funds for our club which goes back into supporting our runners.

We usually get to Marshall the red or yellow group so, if you still want to to run it you can do both but we do need those that help out too.

Please let us know by responding by email and complete the whs form below.

City to Surf WHS

Alia Karaman has more details on email
Edited 2016-07-28 by Colin Wilson