As its National Volunteers week, I would like to make a special acknowledgement of Lisa Neilson. Lisa makes the finest pots of tea since way back, and is always at the club on a Saturday to help us all out by getting afternoon tea sorted. Thank you Lisa, we really appreciate your endless help.
After a very exciting weekend with Bella Bloomfield and Romain Mirosa doing incredibly well in the Wellington Marathon, both picking up medals in their age groups for the New Zealand Marathon Champs. As well as this Drew Cairney, William Scharpf, Josh Hou and George Bates performed very well at the National Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs in Christchurch.
The second Athletics Otago Childrens Cross Country was hosted by Caversham club on Sunday also, lovely to see many of our smaller but speedy athletes enjoying them selves and picking up some more ribbons for their collection. Well done!
This weekend we are meeting up with the Ariki club at their clubrooms at Bayfield Park at 1.30pm, from there we will head up to Rotary Park for our annual cross country event with them. This is a very fun run, and its handicapped, my favourite! Our club rooms will not be open this day, so if you need a ride to the Ariki clubrooms, please sing out and this can be arranged. Kids can also participate in this run. If you are new to the club this year, and you know your 5km time, please forward it to me to send to the math-magician.
On the 1st July, the Edmond Cup Race is on at Wingatui. Entry is on the Athletics Otago website. Entries close on the 29th June. We are the duty club for this event so we need helpers please with setting up the course, taking it down after and race officiating. Please can you help if you havent already helped with an event.