Meal night this month (July 27th) is courtesy of the walkers and it will be fab. It's a mid-winter Christmas so you can dress up in your hats and Santa wear.
Thanks to Gary for organising the Sunday run at Huntly, big ups to you. Put the 13th August in your Calendars as the next run will be along the Waikato River Trails, ending at a cafe. 5 or 10 Kms so everyone can do this.
Ekiden is coming up on 7th October. Teams of 6 battle it out over the Rotorua Marathon course. It's been a great social event for the club over the last few years, it seems everyone likes to enter into the spirit of the day, invent their team name, dress accordingly and generally have a fun time. The cut off for the early bird entry fee closes at the end of this month, so make it known that you would like to run, organise 5 others and get your team entered online. Accomodation has been arranged by the Club for $80 each per night, and it's on a first come first served basis so get your skates on with that to guarantee your spot. If you have extra runners talk to Heather Flay she may have a.spot for you.
On Sunday 26th November is Podium, Rotorua - http://rotoruahalfmarathon.com/ There are 4, 10 and 21.1Km runs to enter. It's just down the road in Rotorua so it will be a great day trip, put it in your calendar and enter. Training starts now and we will be having Saturday morning long runs for those who are looking at doing the 10 or 21.1Km runs. It has been an uphill battle with the weather of late but Club Captain Mary Carswell is determined to get back to the long runs on a Saturday morning so if it suits your schedule to get the long run out of the way on Saturday come down to the Club and join us for an honest effort.
Saturday 5 August….Taupo Marathon - Huka Falls and Redoubt St.
Saturday 26 August….Mt Maunganui Half
Sunday 27 August….Cambridge Half Marathon. 1/2, 10Km and 5Km
Saturday 2 September….Kinloch Off Road Challenge, Taupo.
Sunday 3 September….North Shore Marathon, Gould Reserve Takapuna.
Saturday 9 September….Whangamata Running Festival. 1/2 10Km and 5Km
Saturday 7 October….Ekiden Relay around Lake Rotorua
Sunday 8 October….Hamilton Half Marathon. Flagstaff Park
Saturday 11 November... Rimutaka Rail Trail, 7Km, 14Km, 21Km.
Sunday 19 November... Round the Bridges, Hamilton.
Saturday 25 November... Waitetuna Trail Run, 5Km, 10Km, 21Km.
Sunday 26 November….Podium Rotorua, 4Km, 10Km, 21Km - A great follow on race after the Ekiden so if you have that weekend spare continue on and enter this.