Re Opening of Clubrooms 2017
Opening of the re-built Clubrooms Saturday 18th March 2017. View the Official Openingmore
Results from the 2017 Children's Meetings and Senior Track and Field via Athletics Otago Websitemore
Cavy Chat 2017
Cavy Chat : January - February 2017 : A members Holiday : Childrens Track and Field : Off Road Running : Looking back on 1979 Harbour Marathon.more
Past and present members, along with family and friends were greeted by sunny blue skies on Saturday 18th of March 2017 for the grand re-opening of the redeveloped clubrooms of the Caversham Harrier and Athletic Club. A welcome was extended to all by Athletics Otago president Bruce Cowan and club president Murray Reynolds. The official opening was conducted by Dunedin City councillor Aaron Hawkins. Club Life Member and Patron Ron Cain QSM was on hand to give an insight to early days and the building of the clubrooms back in the 70's.
To View the Official Opening
Betty and Ron Cain ( QSM )
Life Members Martin Hair and Neville Madigan
It has been years and years of planning, fundraising by club members and contributions from community trusts. This Saturday the Caversham Harrier and Athletic Club will be celebrating the reopening of their clubrooms.
Formed in 1905 the club opened their first clubrooms in September 1970.
View the 2016 Clubrooms Re-build
We look forward to Saturday 1st April and the opening ( another one ) of the Winter Harrier season ... join us.
Great weekend for Petra, she will be representing Otago in the Interprovincials in Masterton. Go Cavy girls!
Katie Alika Jordan Caitlin Petra
The Caversham Inter-Provincial team, Masterton here we come next month. The smiles make all the fundraising efforts worth it.
Cavy in the Catlins - Papatowai - Saturday 4th March 2017
Jake Lesley Rodger
Winner Jake Jackson-Grammer
Last year, he completed the track in 56min 13sec and this year did it in 55min 58sec.
"I was pretty pleased,", was a very enjoyable track and was one of my favourites".
Lesley McCormack 1st in the Legends age bracket for Women
Rodger Leslie 1st overall in the Walk.
Provisional Results Papatowai
February 25th - 26th 2017
Well done to Matthew, Katie, Caitlin, Alika, Paula, Claire, Alison, Gordon, Alex, Peter and Geoff. PBs all over the place. Was really fun to watch and thanks to all those who have coached. Caitlin had PBs in discus, 800m, 300H and 1500m. Now to chase the flying Wong (Senior) 400 m and 800m times! Reporter Jilly O'Brien : Photos by Gillian Wong
Matthew Wong Men U18 100m
Paula Cotter Masters 60m 100m 200m Long Jump Triple Jump Discus Shotput
Alex Brown U18 3000m Race Walk
Claire Giles Masters 60+ 80m Hurdles 300m Hurdles
Peter Fitzgerald Master 50+ 800m 1500m
Caitlin O'Brien U16 1500m
Geoff Anderson Master 50+ 3000m
Alison Newall Master 50+ 80m Hurdles High Jump
Otago Champs Track and Field Results
The NZ Multi Championships last weekend produced hard won gold medals for Claire Giles and Alison Newall, made all the more special for both ladies having to compete in unfamiliar disciplines. The mark of a true athlete!
The Cavy Kids fundraiser rolls on. Help our team, Katie, Petra, Jordan, Caitlin, Alika and Piere. get to the 2017 Inter-Provincials in Masterton.
It's Pies ... Pav's ... and Paper
A selection of Marlow Pies
A pack of 12 small mini pavlovas (seconds from Cowells) for
Cottonsoft Toilet paper - $20 for a 45 pack.
4 of the Cavy kids (Katie, Piere, Freda and Caitlin) traveled down to Invercargill to compete in the Colgate Games. They did themselves and their club proud in all their efforts in very trying weather conditions. Great job.
Piere - Bronze Boy's 12 80m Hurdles Katie and Caitlin
Saturday 21 January 2017
Caversham had two Otago Masters Age Group Record Breakers at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday 21st January. In the 3K Geoff Anderson broke the Otago 60t record with a time of 10.41.98. Our other Record Breaker was Claire Giles who broke the Otago Women's 60t 300m Hurdles Record with 64.42. In the mean time a " rebuilt " Andrew Smith took on a "seagull" ...the "seagull won !!!".
Action captured by Gillian Wong
" not really "cavy chat" more like "bush banter"
"Good looking bunch" Donna Tumaru
"Thank you so very much for being
such a fun welcoming group of runners it was amazing i had a great
time hope everyones rolled ankles and thistles are ok
I hope Ian isnt too upset about the deck lol still need to have words to Peter Hughes about his definition of undulating though … but thank you guys … your awesome" Stacey Hebbard
wavy/having a wavy shape, rising and falling.
A hilly area undulates. Because of the hills and the valleys, the land in the area has a wavy shape, full of ups and downs. An area of land full of ups and down is undulating." ... Peter Hughes
Lovelock Classic - Timaru 7/8 Jan 2017
Childrens results from the Lovelock Classic (Timaru, 7th Jan).
Well done to the Cavy kids (Dan, Caitlin, Alika, Petra and Katie), and Matthew who competed in the afternoon :). 3 of the kids (Katie, Alika and Matthew) attended the hurdles workshop this morning, really interesting
Report and Photos by Gillian Wong
One way to spend one's Birthday
St James Walkway! Was a long, hot day. 69 km in 13:21. The track had awesome scenery but the conditions werent suitable for running...not me anyway. Along with my coughing and breathing problems from my chest infection, I decided to powerwalk the whole way with Roger who is an extreme powerhouse! I have a new respect for power walkers...my backside is so sore!!! It was an awesome way to spend my birthday and thanks for all the best wishes :) Thanks to mum, dad and Ben for amusing Lachie and to Roger and Luke for coming with me! Where to next year?? - Kerry Rowley
Saturday - Sunday 3rd - 4th December 2016
Huge Congratulations to Alex Brown in the 3K Race Walk Open at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs in Waitakere. He came 2nd with a time of 15:54.64, taking a whopping 30 secs of his pb. Brilliant
Here is a photo of Alex Brown with his medal and a huge smile on his face.He wishes to say thank you to everyone for their encouragement, competition and pavlova eating
View "the John Stinson Report"
Saturday 26th November 2016
Congratulations to Sophanna Parsons on winning the Ness Cup Handicap Mile one of the oldest Otago Centre Races at the Caledonian Ground last Saturday. Starting off "Go" Sophanna ran with great purpose to cross the finish line a comfortable winner in 7min 3.64sec. Sophanna was a popular winner being a consistent track competitor over sprint distances since the start of the season. Sophanna also enjoyed success in other events held last Saturday winning the Women 20-34 60m and Triple Jump and placing 2nd in the 100m. Caversham provided the first three place getters in the Ness Cup with Julie Edmonds 2nd in 7min 15.19sec and Jonah Smith 3rd in 7.18.25Saturday 26th November 2016
For the full "John Stinson Report " Click ... HERE
Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th November
Congratulations to all club members who once again donned the "black and white" over the weekend from Queenstown to Timaru.
Photos by Gillian Wong
A lot of club members are out there being very active. Saturdays will see the Children's Athletics taking place in the mornings, while in the afternoon it is the senior Track and Field. Elsewhere the Caversham Walking Group will be enjoying taking in the sights in and around Dunedin.
Caversham Walking Group Saturday 12th November
Katie and Petra 800m
For all Track and Field Results
Saturday 29th October 2016
Report byJohn Stinson Photo by Gillian Wong
Alex Dodds continued his fine early season form at the Athletics Otago Track and Field Meeting held last Saturday at the Caledonian Ground winning the Senior 3000 Metres in 9.11.72. Club Mates Jake Jackson -Grammer 9.13.57 and Jonah Smith 9.25.14 filled 2nd and 3rd placings respectively. In the Men 18-19 3000 Ioane Fuller was first in 9.21.33. In the 800 Metres races Jonah Smith was first in the Men 20-34 in 2.16.35 while Geoff Anderson was 2nd in the Men 35 in 2.26.99.
Sophanna Parsons enjoyed a busy and successful Afternoon winning her race in the Women 20-34 100 Metres in 15.12 and the 60 Metres in 9.27. Sophanna also took out the Women 20-34 Long Jump with 4.26m and the Triple Jump with 8.79m. Alison Newall also enjoyed success winning the Women 35 60 Metres in 10.06 and the 100 Metres in 16.71 Alison also won the Women 35 3kg Hammer 26.11m, the 3kg Shot Put 7.46m,the 500g Javelin 16.66m,the Long Jump 3.21m and the Triple Jump 6.95m.Paula Cotter excelled in the Throwing Events winning the Women 35 1kg Discus 20.36m, the 4kg Hammer 19.85m and the 600g Javelin 11.08m
Full Results Track and Field Saturday 29th October 2016
Alex Dodds provided the highlight for Caversham Members at the Athletics Otago Track and Field Meeting held at the Caledonian Ground in perfect conditions last Friday Evening. Alex won the 1500 metres race in 4min.07.70 sec in his first outing of the Track season.
At the annual Kellys Canter 4k race held in Palmerston on Sunday Jonah Smith was the winner in a time of 20min 4secs. Dan O'Brien won the Boys U10 race while Sister Caitlin and Mother Jill recorded 2nd placings in their respective age groups. Tom Cockerill was first in his age group for the Walk Section in a time of 41.54.
The Children's Section held their Opening Practice Night on October 18th with an exceptionally good turnout pointing towards a highly successful season.
With the 2016/2017 Track and Field underway, and the Children's Athletics in full swing, it is great to see the "black and white" out in force. Kieran also has his "summer walks" and large groups are enjoying his well planned Saturday afternoons, topped off with "coffee and chat".
For the "John Stinson Report" on "Track and Field "
Club members gathered for the final club run and walk of the Winter season at the Connections Centre, not too far from the "almost completed - re-developed clubrooms ".
The season was official closed by patron Ron Cain QSM, the final presentation of winter trophies and awards was carried out by club President Murray Reynolds. We look forward to the re-opening of our clubrooms in the months ahead.
Festival Cup Junior Man U/20 years gaining lowest points …Ben Rowley
Sen. Women's Aggregate Tray Woman over 20 years gaining lowest points …Clair Giles / Kerry Rowley ( shared )
Women Walkers Cup gaining lowest aggregate points .. Janice Hughes
Men Walkers Cup gaining lowest aggregate points …John Stinson
Girl's U/14 Years Trophy gaining lowest aggregate points ..Leila McCormack
G.L.Austin Cup 1st club runner / walker home in the Otago marathon Champs …Jonah Smith
Full details of Summer Track and Field
A weekend of Caversham people being out there doing there thing. Kerry Rowley, Glenn Sutton , Andrew Glennie and Roger Leslie braving the elements in Naseby.
A big thank you to those helping at the Cadbury Marafun on Sunday
Nick, Julie and Jonah
2016 Brighton to Green Island
2016 Masters and Overall Winner Claire Giles
Brighton to Green Island Results
2016 Peninsula Relay Saturday 30th July
Another great day in the Caversham season. We had a blast out there in trying conditions and not only came through smiling but with some silverware as well. Fastest team 4 years running. Huge!!!
Otago Cross Country Saturday 23rd July
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 1stDan O'Brien - Girls Under 11 - 1stDarcie 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.
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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.
Team "Cavy" in the Catlins 4th March 2017
Matthew Wong U18 100m Otago Champ
Katie Wong Long Jump NZ Multi Championships
Ken McDonald Port Road Race 2017
Gilian and Jill, their new coach ? ... a guy called Steve !!
Steve, Vanessa and Peter - Saturday 7th Janurary 2017
Summer run December 11th 2016
Anna Grimaldi with Alika,Petra,Caitlin and Katie
Walking Group Saturday 15th October
Club run and walk Saturday 17th September 2016
Club run Port Chalmers 13th August
2016 Brighton to Green Island
Ladies and a Gentleman
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