MEETING UPDATE

Just a quick little note to all those non-committee members who love to be actively involved in the Club…. Next Club meeting will be brought forward to the 1st April – same time, same place.

Happy Easter!

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GREAT START TO RUNNING YEAR

Wow! What a great start to the running year with The Rocks Series. Results are now posted on the web, see HERE (Series table to follow).

Thanks to our many volunteers throughout the series. The Committee has worked really hard this year to streamline and tidy up processes in the Club and it seems to have alleviated some unnecessary burden and made these types of events run a lot more smoother – round of applause!

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We hope the members understand how things like online entries only, rego cut-off times, check-in requirements, minimal aid stations, and simple age categories help make our events much more fun and relaxed, and that the quality of races can be the focus rather than quantity.

Bring on Little Street 10k Series!

 

BLACK SNAKE TRAIL RUN Sunday April 26th 2015

Calling all trail runners!  The annual Blacksnake Trail Races are coming soon! We’re making some exciting changes this year. Firstly, we will be reversing the direction of the 34km race. All those big ups and downs will now be at the front end of the race while you are still fresh?!  Secondly, there will be staggered starting times for both the 21km and 34km races. This will bring most runners to the finish line within a shorter span of time, ensuring more time for socialising and eating together (gotta be a good thing!).

So, which race to chose?  If you’re feeling fit and ready for a challenge then why not try our 34km “mini marathon”?  Maybe you would like to move up from a shorter distance and try something a bit longer…..or maybe you’re a speed freak and want the extra challenge of a bit of dirt under your shoes? The 21km out and back course is the one for you.  Perhaps you’re a “newbie” to trail running or you’re coming back from injury and need a “tester” run. Well, our 10km race may be the one for you.

It takes a lot of organising to run the Blacksnake so I’m getting in early here and asking for help. The following volunteer positions are presently unfilled and I would be very grateful for any assistance. Ideally, I would like to fill these positions as soon as possible.

They include:

  • Track marking
  • Set up and pull down (2 or 3 people)
  • Pre-race check-in and timer clock (2 people)
  • Bridle Creek Checkpoint (2 people)
  • Fig Tree Checkpoint (2 people)
  • Sweep(s)  This/these people could be runners or mountain bikers
  • Finish line timing and recording (3 people which could include the pre-race check-in volunteers)

If you can help in any way, please contact me via email trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au or phone/text me on  0459020091.  I would also like some ideas/feedback on a “Big BBQ Brunch Bash” after the races. Thanks, everybody.

Safe running, Davo O’Brien (Race Director)

P.S.  Watch our website calendar for further details of the Blacksnake including the Information Pack and registration link.

GET YOUR ROCKS ON

Your final chance to run the infamous CRR Rocks Race is here. Thank you to all those entrants who have been registering well in advance, and arriving at check-in with plenty of time and a smile. Your assistance with these simple things has made this year’s series run much smoother for our valued volunteers and helped the Club carry out a safe event.

Register HERE for the final race where the series champions will be awarded. Remember you may be in a chance just by turning up to all three races and placing in the top ten finishers. (Current tally table to be published – watch this space….)

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And to emphasis the family friendly event there will be a BBQ post race, so run hard, run fast or just simply run happy!

Don’t forget if you’re not already a member SIGN UP to make sure you are getting the benefits all year like discounted race entry fees.

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