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Saturday, 23 Aug - Clyde - Alexandra Road Races ----- Saturday, 30 Aug - Guests of Hill City/University at their clubrooms at Logan Park ----- Weekly Social Runs/Walks...



Brighton - Green Island Road Races 16-8-2014 --------- National Cross Country Champs, Christchurch ------------ Otago Cross Country Champs


Cavy Chat

Our "Cavy Chat" newsletter ... July edition out now!

Club members enjoyed another successful day at the Otago Cross Country Championships held at Waikouaiti Racecourse on Saturday. Congratulations to Peter Meffan on winning the Senior 12000m race in 40min 45sec completing a notable double having won the Edmond Cup Steeplechase at Wingatui on July 12......MORE
....The Club had winners of the U10 Boys and Girls, the U13 Girls teams race, U20 Junior Men and Teams race, Masters 50+ Women and Men, as well as the Senior Men's race, not to mention the Walking Race. ........MORE

Hoopers Inlet - a very pleasant afternoon for runners and walkers was held at Hoopers Inlet, despite the weather not being the best.  A few photos - click here.
Edmond Cup Steeplechase Triumph   
Congratulations to Caversham Harriers and Walkers who produced wonderful results at the Edmond Cup Steeplechase races on Saturday 12 July - see here for results.  How long since a father and son combination have featured in the winning Men's team?  A very special result for Geoff and Ben Anderson.  
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              Geoff Anderson flying at Wingatui
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Subs are now due, and you can pay them online - see here.

  •  Application for Grant

The Caversham Harrier Committee will consider an application for funding assistance where an athlete represents the Club, Otago or New Zealand in representative events.  Click here for an application.

  • Photos
    Check out the Galleries tab above for photos from recent events.

  • Club Personalities
    The Smith Family have returned to NZ and are making the most of Caversham here to learn a little about this Club family.

  • Newsletter 
    The latest Caversham Harrier Club Newsletter  "Cavy Chat" is now available, go to "Our Club" click on to "Cavy Chat Newsletter". It will also be sent via Email to all clubmembers. 



TEAM 6 - 42 
It was a bright sunny morning on Saturday 5th of October in Christchurch. The Cavy Team 42 was up bright and early for the six man relay...more

TEAM 6 - 43
As the dawn broke, clear and crisp, manager Brain handed out the numbers and ushered the Caversham No. 2 team into the bus.  All had slept well in the plush accommodations at Meadow Park and excitement was building as driver Phil put the hammer down and the bus steadily pulled away from Meadow Park towards the unknown...more


why i got into it - alison NEWall

I was asked why I compete every Saturday at the T&F competitions at the Caledonian over the summer season, where do I start - Enjoyment of the competition, against fellow competitors and against yourself; the variety of events..... Click here to view more.
I first joined Caversham Harriers, three years ago, after walking a half marathon. I have never been a club person before, once joined I was greeted by a friendly, welcoming here for more.


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All at the Club wish Lyndon Marfell farewell and good luck with his travels.

Lyndon has been a great Club stalwart over many years, from the junior ranks to senior, with many club records and Otago representation to look back on.  Lyndon has also been a wonderful organiser for the Childrens section and also latterly with the Club redevelopment project.

Best of luck and hopefully we will see you back one day.



Tuesday April 2nd 2014 was a sad day for the Caversham Harrier and Athletic Club with the passing of Co-Patron, Life Member and legendary athlete Pat Sidon.

Undoubtedly the greatest athlete in the long and distinguished history of the Caversham Club, Pat joined Caversham in 1948 following a string of athletic successes at Kings High School. Under the guidance of highly regarded Caversham Club Coach Alex Barr, Pat quickly established himself as an athlete of exceptional quality able to adapt to any kind of climatic and track conditions, added to by a great work ethic and the ability to always perform best on the biggest occasions.

A few highlights of his remarkable athletics career would include New Zealand Junior Cross Country Champion 1950, Senior Cross-Country Champion 1961,13 Edmond Cup Steeplechase titles and 11 Otago Cross Country titles.  Pat captained the New Zealand Cross Country Team in Belgium in 1965 finishing in ninth place with the team finishing third overall. A further example of his prowess came with the inaugural staging of the Open Christchurch to Akaroa Road Relay where running the final leg containing three formidable hills, Pat recorded a time 8 seconds quicker than that of 1960 Rome Olympics 5000 Metres Gold Medallist Murray Halberg. Pat was also equally adept on the track, winning numerous Otago Championship titles in distances from 800 to 5000 metres.

Pat was Club Captain of Caversham in their 50th jubilee year of 1955 and elected a life member in 1964. He enjoyed the social side of his chosen sport and relished the company of all his fellow Caversham members and Athletics Associates.

Although not actively involved in the coaching side of athletics, Pat was always approachable and willing to pass on help and guidance to anyone of any level regardless of their ability. In recent years he gained much enjoyment observing the winning performances of the strong group of young athletes carrying on the proud traditions of his renowned Caversham Club.

Pat Sidon will always be remembered not only for his remarkable athletic career, but also as a person who loved encouraging others to do their best and enjoy themselves at all times.


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Click here for details of an interview with Pat and a note of his achievements.