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Caversham results of members from the 2016 New Zealand Masters Games.


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Our first 2016 "Cavy Chat" newsletter ... A Hollyford Adventure ... Action here and Overseas ... Emerson Platt Walt Disney Marathon ... Summer Running and Biking ... Good reading out Now.


A big week for our club members taking part in the 2016 New Zealand Masters Games. Plenty of Gold, Silver and Bronze handed out from Track and Field, Road Running, Walking, Duathlon, Triathlon and Indoor Rowing events with some collecting more than just one.

Sophanna Parsons ( 3 Gold ) : Roger Leslie ( 5 Gold 2 Silver 1 Bronze ) : Lia Bezett ( 2 Gold ) : Tom Cockerill ( 2 Gold ) : Paula Cotter ( 3 Gold 2 Silver 2 Bronze ) : Peter Fitzgerald ( 2 Gold ) : Monique Elleboode ( 1 Gold ) : Richard Wright ( 1 Gold ) : Kirsty van Royen ( 2 Gold ) : Mary Fahey ( 2 Silver 1 Bronze ) : David McWhinnie ( 1 Silver 1 Bronze ) : Audrey Phelan ( 1 Gold 1 Silver )

We certainty have some very talented people and among them taking part in the Duathlon as a team was Barbara and Geoff Anderson, there being just three team, they would have also been among the medals. Further photos will be included in the February "Cavy Chat".

Click    HERE    for Clubmember results from the 2016 New Zealand Masters Games.

      David Roger Lesie 

 Saturday 31st January 2016

 Much could be said about the shifting of the Port Road Race from the traditional Winter Harrier season to summer , time will tell if it has been successful, or not. On the day Caversham was to provide over half of the field and then totally dominate the event.

John Stinson reports

Congratulations to Jonah Smith on taking out the 12K Port Road Race held for the first time at the end of January in association with the Masters Games 10K Walk. Jonah has enjoyed considerable success in recent months including taking out the Otago Championship 10,000 metres title prior to Christmas. Jonahs win on Sunday was hard fought finally prevailing in a sprint finish down Butts Road with arch rival Jason Palmer. 

Jonah Smith  Smiling Julie Neville

Jonah Smith          Julie Edmunds               Neville Scott

Click   HERE   for the full John Stinson Report.

It would be fair, and hopefully, to say that everyone has enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing festive season and maintaining the fitness. Our children returned some wonderful results at the Lovelock Classic held in Timaru on Saturday 9 January . Up and coming events include New Zealand Masters Games . Masters Track and Field Championships, 26th - 28th February and the New Zealand Track and Field Championships 4th - 6th March. Details of these events can be found at .

Donna Tumaru reports from the Anniversary Park Run

"Well done to our very own Nancy Smith, receiving the top award and Certificate for the most points at the Park Run today for the year. Well done to you on your efforts on your runs and helping. Also to Gail Sharp
It was nice to see so many Cavy people there this morning in the cold celebrating the Anniversary of the event in Dunedin"

       Nancy  Andrew  Katie

  It was the final Track and Field meeting for 2015. Caversham were to end it in style. Jonah Smith was to successfully defend his Otago 10,000 Meters track title, Jonah retained the title in a time of 35m 57.43 sec. Congratulation Jonah.  

On the previous weekend, 8,068k away club member David McWhinnie set out to cross off his  "bucket list" the Honolulu Marathon, having a 25 week training programme provided by club coach David Stinson, it was a 5.00am start in 28c degrees. The full story of Dave's achievement plus photos, will feature in the December "Cavy Chat"... coming to your "inbox" shortly.

   Jonah Smith  Dave Mc Whinnie (2) 

Click   HERE   for the 2015 Track and Field John Stinson Report

     1500 Meters S I Champs (2)

Lia Bezett and Julie Edmunds Masters Women 1500  

Photo by Gillian Wong 

 A good number of club members put in some good individual performances at the South Island Track and Field Championships on Saturday, some then went on to be part of the Otago team and took part in a number of relay events. A stand out was new club member Lia Bezett, 1st in the Masters Women 1500 and 1st in the Master Women 3000. Zeddric Osten took part in both Track and Field events, was placed 1st in the Masters Men High Jump and 1st in the Masters Men  Long Jump. Alison Newall 1st in the Master women Triple Jump and 1st Masters Women 3kg Hammer Throw. Paula Cotter was placed 1st in both the Master Women Disc Throw and the Master Women Shot Put.

The other club members were Matthew Wong, Sophanna Parsons, Andrew Smith, Julie Edmunds, Andrew McCaig and Jimmy Flanagan, all out in the "black and white ".

Click HERE  for all the club members results from South Island Champs


  Saturday 5th December

 Our "Cavy Kids" continue to shine at the Caledonian each Saturday morning. So great to see them giving their all and at the same time really enjoying themselves, a real credit to the club. Here is some of the action captured by Gillian Wong

 Katie Wong 12304034_10153385501248512_2476787440572639024_o (2)           12309855_10153385498853512_6632140598963679325_o (3) 12291815_10153385497548512_2831897954377135903_o (2)

 The clubs Annual General Meeting saw a number of new appointments to the Club Committee. Highlight of the evening was the awarding of Life Membership to Colin Dick and Brian Watkins. Hard working Ann Watkins was also recognised for her wonderful "social skills", including "cake baking". It was only fitting that the club was able to create "star status" of "Cavy Camp Mother".

Life Member Colin Dick   Life Member Brian Watkins

 Cavy Camp Mother




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