The Rocks is back! If anybody thought it was too hot to participate in this weekend’s Sweaty Santa, well now you have now excuses as the course has been relocated to The Rocks Redlynch Valley. Run your hardest and then reward yourself with a dip in the fresh water creek.


Enter HERE until Saturday 8pm. Remember to bring hydration with you for the course even for 5km / 3km events, it is December in the Tropics remember. Stick around for a bite to eat afterwards as well as thanking the 2016 Committee and volunteers, and welcoming the 2017 team.

And most importantly…. Dress up highly recommended!


The Freshie Handicap at Ryan Weare Park has long been a fixture on the CRR Calendar, with some variations in format over the many years it has been run. This year was slightly revamped again, with a ‘back-­to-­back’ race format: one 5km on Saturday at 5pm and the other 5km 14 hours later at 7am on Sunday.

Runners ran their best on Saturday, which became their handicapped time for Sunday, and the challenge was to run exactly that handicapped time, with no timing devices allowed! Despite the aim being to pace (vs speed), some runners did turn out very snappy times, with a total of 6 recorded times across the two events being run under 20 minutes! And in the heat, too. Nice work J.

First placed (best paced), was Michael Haseldine, arriving home just 1 second under his Saturday time. Second was Marion Webster (3 seconds over), and 3rd was Glen Robinson (5 seconds under). Michael, Marion and Glen all received $25 meal vouchers for the Cock & Bull Restaurant, donated by Stevie Johnston on behalf of the Cock & Bull. Thank you Stevie, CRR appreciates the Cock & Bull’s many years’ of support.


Special mentions… To the most improved runner, Lynda Ackroyd, who dropped 1.30 off her Saturday time. Well done Lynda! And also to those that reappeared on Sunday morning after Christmas parties on Saturday night…there were a few!

Thanks very much as always to the volunteers: Glen Robinson (permits), Ian Kraska (top class catering), Bruce Hanson, Laura Toyne, Kev Morrissey, Chris Simmons, and Mark St Amand (start and finish procedures).

A happy and safe festive season everyone, and hope to see you in a couple of weeks at our ‘Sweaty Santa’!

Alison Smith | Race Director



The original Club Run. Starting at Ryan Weare Park, the 5km course is a loop following the cane fields and Lower Freshwater Road. Mostly road shoulders and asphalt, there are a couple of multi-purpose pathways to keep you away from the traffic. With the weather warming up , bring your swimmers for a well earned cool down in Freshwater Creek after a hot, fast run.

Day One: Run your hardest to record your best 5km time.

Day Two: Times are handicapped based on day one time – closet to handicap wins.

freshClick HERE to enter… Great value for money as you get automatic entry into both days for only $10 members and $15 non-members.

And a big thanks to our long term supporter of this event….

cock 'n bull




Roadies AGM was held last week and we need to say some words of gratitude….

Thank you to all the members who attended, it’s great to see people support the club that supports their running. We look forward to having your continued support throughout 2017.

Thank you to the 2016 Committee. A massive effort has been made behind the scenes over the last few years that many aren’t aware of, including;

  • Library of policies and procedure to help protect and guide the Club,
  • Maps and Courses,
  • Focussing on quality not quantity of events
  • Suite of online event templates to build upon
  • Increased Facebook and online/email presence,
  • Reconnect key relationships within the sporting community,
  • “How To” resources for many tasks,
  • Race Director packs to facilitate the efficiency and consistency of events,
  • Welcoming runners of all ages and abilities with a focus on getting the passion back for our inspiring front runners to attend our key events and looking after our current members
  • Online merchandise

As you can see, the Club has really focussed on making running the Club easier and more fun with what may seem like little things but that can actually make a big difference.


And thank you to the new committee for stepping up to continue the great legacy that has been built by previous committees:

  • Alan Courtney – President
  • Sue Houlihan – Secretary
  • Colleen Harrison – Treasurer
  • Jarrod Ausburn
  • Mark St Amand
  • Sarah Dart
  • Jim Cavil