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Whats up? - 16 May 23

Vicky's viewpoint (Club Captain's report) Well that was another eventful weekend. Well done to everyone for amazing runs and walks at Huntly and the Skedaddle. I want to say a HUGE congratulations to Michelle for getting her first sub 2 hour half marathon at Huntly this weekend (a week after Rotorua half!) - Great to see the Garmin plan paid off! And then to Rod for making an awesome recovery from the Rotorua marathon and smashing out his 150th half marathon...he still had enough energy to sprint at the end that we couldn't catch him with the 150 balloons!! The 10km was a nice but hilly course, however it will definitely be a Sunday run with another visit to Hopin Stopin cafe in the future, but we've got plenty of other places to explore first. This weekend is Phill's Sky Tower run in Auckland in his fireman's uniform! All the best Phill we know the training will pay off and you will be one of the first to the top! Thank you to everyone who donated their time to help at the rugby so we could contribute to Phill's fundraising efforts. If you would like to find out more about the Tower Run and Phill's motivation click checkout the following link https://firefighterschallenge.org.nz/phill-moore For any parkrun tourists a few of us are heading to Millwater parkrun on Saturday. If you haven't yet ticked this one off it is a really nice course and run by a great team. Anna Armstrong will be at the Club this Thursday to run a strength and conditioning session for those who want to participate. The session will take place after more waffle from me (5:40) and last approximately an hour so there will be time to go for a run/walk after. We'll collect feedback from participants to judge Anna's ongoing session requirements. This is funded by the club at the request of several members earlier in the year so let's hope we get lots of support for this on Thursday. See you on Thursday! Captain Vicky Dinner night - Thursday 25th May Tell us what you think of dinner nights and how we can make them better by completing our survey. https://forms.gle/4fvThifLG6PwVsh3A Then get your loud shirts ready for next week and let us know if you are attending by next Tuesday ($5 a head) and if you're bringing a side dish or dessert by replying to this email. 2023/24 Membership fees Thanks to all those that have rejoined for 2023/24. If you haven't renewed yet please get them as soon as possible so I don't have to nag. Thursday night Strength and conditioning for runners session with Anna Armstrong. A one hour session. Here's a message from Anna: "Roadrunners, join me in building resilience and strength for your running! As a Hamilton-based strength coach and avid runner, I am thrilled to be leading some Thursday night strength sessions for HRR. We will be focusing on building core, hip, and glute strength to prevent common injuries and improve mobility in ankles and hips. Let's work together to achieve our running goals!" - then post workout run/walk - Please also note the bar closes at 7:30 so if you are arriving at the club later please take a note of the time. Saturday Millwater parkrun roadie. Sky Tower Run (Go Phill!) All other parkruns are happening too. Sunday Head to Breaking Bread cafe for a run to the Hakarimatas or the river trail. Coming up 21st May - Breaking Bread river trail of Hakarimata's. 28th May - Hamilton Gardens and head over to Glenview to find the lake near Shaw's Bird Park. 10 June - Kirikiriroa Marathon and relay 18 June - Club Champs 1km - Korikori park 16 July -Club Champs 5km - Hamilton Lake 13 August - Club Champs 10km - venue TBC Don't forget to check out our Google calendar for all the latest events: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/1?cid=aGFtaWx0b25yb2FkcnVubmVycy5vcmcubnpfZGI4OWx2ZWoyZHI2MWx1MXF2MGM0azEybWdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ Running & Walking results - ​May 13-14 This week 28 members took part in parkrun at 3 events

  • Hamilton Lake - 21

  • Cambridge - 1

  • University of Waikato - 6


Course PB’s

  • Alison Marshall - 36:54 @ Cambridge


Huntly Half (and 10k)

  • James Hunt - 21k - 1:45:33

  • Daniel Yin - 21k - 1:46:32

  • Denyse Graham - 21k - 1:53:33

  • Michelle Pryde - 21k - 1:59:11

  • Jeanne van der Merwe - 21k - 2:15:45

  • Rod Gill - 21k - 2:35:56

  • Dick Breukink - 21k - 2:39:49


  • Andy Pryde - 10k - 47:41

  • Steven Rossiter - 10k - 52:49

  • Vicky Brewin - 10k - 55:15

  • Lynda Brahne - 10k - 56:07

  • Anna O’Connell - 10k - 58:10

  • Kerrin Buttimore - 10k - 1:10:32

  • Lauren Rowe - 10k - 1:11:11

  • Alison Marshall - 10k - 1:17:56

  • Eileen Odgers - 10k - 1:28:19

  • Leanne Hinton - 10k - 1:43:39


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