The Weeks Ahead
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2016 Club Cross Country : VP5000 - Ted Brown 1500m : McStay 1500m : Walkers and Children's Saturday 16th April.more
Cavy Chat 2016
Cavy Chat : June Issue : Te Anau Trip : VP5000 : Club Cross Country : Barnes Cross Countrymore
Strength in numbers equals "Cavy Champions" across all grades at the 2016 Otago Cross Country Championships at Waikouaiti on Saturday. Beautiful conditions in which to celebrate. Boys Under 11 1st Dan O'Brien - Girls Under 11 - 1st Darcie Evans-Tobata. Under 11 were 1st in the Teams. Girls Under 13 - 1st Jordan Evans-Tobata. Jayden Toomey, Matthew Wong and Josh Rademeyer took out the teams event in the Men Under18.
In a time of 34m30sec Blair Martin is the 2016 Otago Cross Country Champion. Blair along with Jonah Smith, Sam Hopper and Ken McDonald won the teams event. Masters Men 50-64 - 1st Peter Fitzgerald. The Masters Womens team of Heather Evans, Lia Bezett, Kirsty Fairbairn and Julie Edmonds were 1st. Masters Mens 65+ 1st Ken Fahey. In the Open 4k Andrew Smith was 1st.
Blair Martin 2016 Otago Cross Country Champion
Sam Hopper, Jonah Smith, Blair, Ken McDonald winning Team
2016 Otago Cross Country Results
Another fine day "at the racers". Another pleasing string of results. Another day of a sea of "black and white". Great results through all the grades, started with, Jordan Evans-Tobata, 1st Girls Under 13 also 1st Team, Jordan, Gracie Young and Darcie Evans-Tobata. Oliver Young 2nd Boys Under 15. Caitlin O'Brien 2nd Girls Under 15. Jayden Toomey 3rd Men Under 18. Ben Rowley Men Under 20.
2016 Edmond Cup Results ... Click ... HERE
Our Senior Women dominated the Open Women Teams, 1st Kerry Rowley, Gail Sharp, Brooke Swaney and Kirsty Fairburn. Gail Sharp also 1st in the Master Women 50+. 2nd in the Open Womens Teams were Jill O'Brien, Ina Kinski, Alison Newall and Claire Giles.
In the Open Men Blair Martin was 3rd and 1st Master Mens 35-49 therefore winner of the Pat Sidon Medal. Blair was well supported by Alex Dodds, Jonah Smith, Sam Hopper, Ken McDonald and Ben Rowley which enable Caversham to take 2nd in the Teams.
2016 Barnes Cross Country
Could only be classed as a dominate day for Caversham at the 2016 Barnes Cross Country. These results speak for themselves . 1st Open Men Luke Easterbrook : 1st Open Women Lia Bezett : 1st U18 Women Katie Wong : 1st Open Recreational Walk Jim Kerse : 1st U18 Men Jayden Toomey. Great support from all resulted in further success in the teams event. 1st Open Women : 1st Open Men : 1st U18 Men and 2nd U13 Girls.
2016 Barnes Cross Country Results ... Click ... HERE
Luke Lia Katie
Jayden Team Winners
Club Cross Country 18th June
Ideal conditions for the 2016 Club Cross Country at Waldronville. Very nice and close to being a dry track and very well prepared by Brian Watkins and his crew. Some club members summed up the day. Thanks to all the organizers, Brian and his team, the Marshalls, photographers, supporters, Afternoon Tea Ladies and Soup Makers & to all the competitors for a hard, but fun race today....go Cavy! Donna Thank you to everyone who organised and helped and supported. We really appreciate it. And well done to the winners too! Jill O'Brien.
VP5000 Saturday 11th June 2016
Another fine winter's day, firm track, and on the starting line for the 2016 Vice President 5000 Races, were, 38 runners, 15 walkers and 17 juniors. Plus a large number of club members on hand to assist Race Convenor Brian Watkins which resulted a very smooth running of the track meeting at the Forbury Park Raceway.
In the Junior Race it was Leila McComack 1st in 4.40. Fastest time went to Oliver Young in 3.35. Janice Hughes lead the Walkers home in 42.18 with the Fastest time going to Alex Brown in 31.13. Onto the main race which was hotly contested. Taking out the event in a time of 25.49 was Neville Scott, with Jake Jackson Grammer recording the Fastest time of 16.20. It was a "young" Donna Rutherford that was the fastest woman on the course with a time of 20.23
Click ... HERE ... 2016 VP5000 Results
Leila Janice Neville
Jake Donna Alex
2016 Ponydales 28th May
Nothing like good old fashion cross country running. As were the 2016 Ponydales. Even with the withdrawal of one team, Caversham still topped the number of teams with 13 and resulted in some great results. Further competition between Dave Sharp and Geoff Anderson was to wear the oldest club singlet they could find. Results achieved. Masters Men 50+ 1st, Masters Women's 1st, Children 12 and Under 2nd, Youth Women 2nd, Open Men 2nd and 3rd and Open Women 3rd.
Masters Men 50+ Peter : Osvaldo : Geoff : Dave
Finally ... a wild ... wet ... windy ... weekend ... prefect for Harriers running and walking ... bring it on ! . A big number of members set out from the clubrooms all dressed for the conditions which were well and truly tested by both the runners and walkers. This weekend the club will field a large number of teams in the Ponydale Relays.
Wet Walkers .... Photo by Amanda Phillips
" tofu good for you " " sure is "
What a stunning day down at the Lovelock Relays and some stunning performances from the Caversham teams. Did you see all those "cavy kids" burning up the track, were so fast you may have missed them . There was success for our Masters Women of Donna Young, Kirsty Fairbairn, Lia Bezett and Julie Edmunds coming in 1st and our Masters Women 50+, 3rd. Our Senior Men were placed 2nd.
One clubmember summed up the day " this is just like a cavy family picnic ".
Click ... HERE ... for 2016 Lovelock Relay Results
Winning Masters Women 2016 Lovelock Relays
3rd Place Masters Women 50+
2016 Ted Brown and McStay Races
Wasn't it a brilliant club day today? Everyone performed out of their skins at our club races and had a great time because of their positive attitude. Roll on the Lovelocks. Proud to be a Cavy member! Really close racing from the children saw Leo Young holding out Neil Brown in the Children's 800M, finishing in a time of 03min04sec. 12 lined up for the McStay Memorial Cup, with Neville Scott getting home 10sec clear of Gordon Wong, Neville's time was 07min03sec. A field of 22 contested the Ted Brown 1500. A big win for Tessa Brownlie, with a handicap of 0.35sec, Tessa crossed the line in a time of 07min00sec with Jayden Toomey second. Earlier 17 walkers were lead home by Alex Brown in 08min27sec, Kirsty van Royen second in 10mins02sec.
Tessa Brownlie Leo Young
Neville Scott Alex Brown
Great start to the 2016 winter season at Caversham today and a huge turnout of current and new members. Just goes to show how much we need those new club rooms that are about to be built. It was standing room only in our outdated club space today. Encourage our new runners and walkers, and help fuel the enthusiasm that led them to our club in the first place. We have a terrific season ahead of us. Make your mark! Club Captain Stu McCormack
One of the " must do " was to give the " Cavy Bridge " an official opening, by who else than a " Cavy Pack " of runners.
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The 4 Cavy kids (Katie, Alika, Ollie and Caitlin) who represented Otago at the 12-13 Inter-provincials this week-end. They are very grateful for the support from the Club. Thanks.
" President of Children's Athletics shook my hand after we finished helping with the high jump and said "Thanks. Caversham, always reliable" (I wore my black Caversham Harriers top). In the last two days we had Evelyn (Chief HJ1) with Donna Rutherford and Megan Hall (Hill City Grade 13 Emily's Mum); me and Cathy Isaac-Croot helped Andrew Taberner from Southland on HJ2, Jill O'Brien on catering and the hardest worker of all, my son Matthew on the yellow running team - you'd be surprised how much more useful/knowledgeable a scout/venturer is than the average teenage athlete when it comes to practical tasks like putting up and taking down gazebos " Gordon Wong
" Hear hear Gordon Wong, Matthew deserves the chocolate fish, although Alika pointed out that the high jump pole was taller than her mum. And don't forget Photographer to the Stars - on behalf of two sets of overseas grandparents Gillian Wong, you do take a cracking photo, and ever generous taking other people's kids " Jill O'Brien
" Yes a great big thank you to Gillian - we all love the photos - especially when we're working and missing our kids in action!! And it's true that the bar was certainly over my head alot over the weekend - and of course the higher it got, the more we had to bend down and pick it up - tee hee. With the paparazzi there it was a workout for the stars - lol. An enjoyable weekend ". Cathy Isaac-Croot
Congratulations to Alex Brown who's solo walk in the Under 16 Boys 3000m was fast enough to break the Otago Secondary Schools record at the Otago Secondary Schools Champs on Saturday. 17minutes 58.65 seconds : Reporter Gordon Wong.
Alex Brown Gold 3000m Race Walk
Katie Wong 3rd U18 Hurdles
Matthew Wong 1st U15 80m Hurdles
Last Saturday Club Members travelled to Macandrew Bay for a farewell Run and Walk for Audrey Phelan who is shortly returning to live in Ireland. Both Running and Walking Sections were well represented and all enjoyed the outing up the Greenacres Track past Larnachs Castle and back via McTaggart Street. This was followed by Afternoon Tea and presentations made at Audreys home in Wharfdale Street.Audrey has made any number of friends during her time with Caversham and will certainly be kept well informed of club activities and news in the future.
New Zealand Masters Track and Field Championship
Club members were still out in force at the New Zealand Masters Track and Field Championships and were well rewarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze across all Track and field events, a mighty effort well rewarded.
At the same time another large number headed down to Papatowal to enjoy scenic running and walking.
Click HERE for the John Stinson Report
Both Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st February saw the Club Children's Section competing in the Otago Children's Championships held in association with the Senior Championships. There were some great efforts displayed by the Children with a number of personal bests recorded.
In the Senior Otago Championships congratulations to Lia Bezett and Julie Edmunds who filled first and second placings in the Otago Masters Women 1500 metres.Lia also took out the Masters Women 800 metres title.
Peter Fitzgerald ( 479 ) Masters Men 50-64 Otago Cross Country Championships
Gordon and Kirsty 2016 Edmond Cup
2016 Barnes Cross Country
2016 Club Cross Country
VP5000 Dave, Blair, Josh and Glenn ... Go Boys
2016 Caversham Children's Team
Caversham Masters Men 2016 Lovelock Relays