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From the President

Hello Fellow Runners,

Great Running/Walking last weekend, with so many of our number participating all over the place from Abel Tasman to Greymouth to the Airport morning stroll and Tahuna Beach. Must be Summertime at last!!

The next big event on the Calendar for Waimea Harriers is the start of our 5k series on Wednesday 1st November from Eddyline Brewery in Richmond (though we actually will be meeting and registering under the big tree). We have kept our entry to $3 despite pressure to put it up to $5 (would be interesting to get feedback from members on this). The series will go till 20th December (8 weeks) and we will be having minor spot prizes each week, as well as a major draw at the conclusion of 8 weeks for one of 2 Sports vouchers kindly sponsored by Kiwi Multisport and Smiths Shoes. We are only going to have 2 courses, The Estuary and The Saxton Underpasses, this is due to safety concerns on the other courses.

Race briefing will be held at 6.00pm FOR ALL runners and walkers, then Walkers and Runners (who are likely to take more than 28 minutes) will leave at 6:10pm. All other runners will go at 6:20pm. Colin has kindly agreed to be our resident Timer, but he will need help and to this end Alan has devised a Roster for the season, which will be available on the website, so you can sign up and take a turn (that way we all get to participate most of the time). Instructions as to what you have to do will be on the roster and also in the file at the start along with the maps and race instructions. As well as Colin we need 2 more on the finish line and a marshall on the Saxton Underpasses course, available to get to the crossing in Champion Road.

Speaking of marshalls, The Nelson Half Marathon is on Sunday 5th November and they desperately need our help marshalling!! If anyone is available due to injury or not wanting to take part, please get hold of Eric Verstappen at Athletics Nelson and let him know, 0273423910 or heathereric@gmail.com. Thank-you.

Finally.........Our AGM is on Tuesday 14th November at The Fish and Games Rooms in Champion Road 7:30pm. We will be looking for a new SECRETARY and expressions of interest in The Presidents job! Always looking for new committee members, it is not a daunting job (we only had 5 meetings this season!!!) most of the decisions are sorted by email.

That's about all for now

Run wild and free,
Eileen Beattie
Club President
16th October 2017