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Snake Bites – What to Do

Snake bite prevention

Preventing a snake bite is obviously better than dealing with a snake bite. Here are a few ways to reduce the risks of snake bites while out on the trails:

  1. Be aware that there could be snakes where you’re running and avoid narrow, and overgrown trails
  2. Watch where you’re placing your feet and be extra aware on rocky, sunny areas, tracks where there are leaves, sticks or logs across the trail, or trails near water
  3. Carry the right kit, including:
    1. Wide elasticised roller bandage
    2. Rescue whistle
    3. Fully charged mobile phone, with the Emergency+ app downloaded – see below
    4. If you will be out of mobile coverage areas, consider carrying a PLB (personal locator beacon)
  4. Run with a buddy, or tell someone where you are going and check in with them at regular intervals
  5. Know what to do in the case you or someone is bitten by a snake

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners. The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services

What to do in case of snake bite

St John first aid tips in the case of snake bite:

  • Follow DRSABCD
  • Calm patient and keep still
  • Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage
  • Ensure call for ambulance has been made – triple zero (000) or through Emergency+ app

100-Square Christmas Raffle 2018

The ‘100-Square Christmas Raffle’ is a club fundraiser and offers the chance for one lucky person to win $500 just in time for Christmas!

Terms and Conditions

  • The raffle is promoted by Sapphire Coast Runner’s Inc.
  • 100 number squares available, 1 to 100
  • Each numbered square costs $10
  • Each numbered square to contain one person’s name only – first and last name
  • Cash payment must be made to a committee member to secure a numbered square
  • Non-payment by draw date deems that square ineligible to win
  • One winner will be drawn by an independent person on 22 December 2018 using a random number generator
  • Draw date is subject to change if squares remain unsold or sell in advance
  • The winner will receive $500
  • The winner’s prize will be paid by cheque made out in recorded winner’s name or cash
  • The winner’s name will be announced on the Sapphire Coast Runners Facebook page
  •  The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

Become a Recreational Running Leader

Sapphire Coast Runners is coordinating with Athletics NSW to hold a Level 1 Recreational Running Leader Course locally in early 2019.

About the Course

The Level 1 Recreational Run Leader Course introduces how to lead a recreational run group under the guidance of a Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach or higher. In the course, participants learn the fundamental skills of running and how to design warm up and cool down components of a session.

Topics include the introduction to training runners, encouraging long-term participation, design a warm-up and cool down, fundamental skills or running, training elements and how to successfully lead run groups.


  • Community Coaching General Principles online course
  • Play by the Rules – Child Protection module

Course Length:

2 Hours Pre-Course Work + 7 Hours Face-to-Face (Practical and Theory)


$190 – SCR members*
$210 – non-members

*5 sponsored spots will be awarded by the committee to senior club members who would be willing to contribute coaching time to some club training sessions.  Please note, members who run club coaching must be eligible to hold a Working With Children Check

Date & Venue

It is anticipated that this course will be held in early 2019, at a venue in either Bega or Merimbula. We will update this page when confirmed

Level 1 Recreational Run Leader Course - EOI FORM

  • We are currently seeking expressions of interest from members and non-members who would like to attend this course, being held early 2019. Expressions of interest close 31/12/18.






5k Handicap Chase Results – 18/11/18

Well done to all who took part in the 5km Handicap Chase Run on 18th November 2018 in Bega.

A staggered start based on handicap times meant slower runners started in front of faster runners, with the aim of all runners trying to overtake anyone in front of them, and stay ahead of those staring behind.

Junior member Skylar Roberts ran a 5k PB time to be the first runner home.

Thanks to on-day volunteers Tammy Edmonds and Andy Gibbs and all club members who took part. We hope to run this style of event again.

Finish Order & Results

  1. Skylar Roberts – 31:30 (PB)
  2. Donella Roberts – 27:00
  3. Lisa Lukassen – 24:56
  4. Glenn Edmonds – 24:56
  5. Steve Isles – 18:35
  6. Peter Dickson – 19:52
  7. Steph Auston – 19:52
  8. Clare Gilbert – 31:58 (Closest to Handicap)
  9. Kim Loveday – 31:58 (Closest to Handicap)
  10. Jody Collins – 26:50
  11. Tracey Gibbons – 30:35
  12. Michelle van der Voort – 30:35
  13. Belinda Cardwell – 28:11
  14. James Lukassen – 24:27
  15. Kimone Haddon – 45:25
  16. Cath Griffin – 45:25
  17. Heather Gee – 31:49

Learn more about this event

View event photos on Facebook

2018/2019 Committee Elected

At the Annual General Meeting on 14th November 2018 the SCR committee for 2018/2019 was elected.

Glenn Edmonds – President
Lisa Lukassen – Vice President
Michelle van der Voort – Secretary/ Public Officer
Tammy Edmonds – Treasurer
Steph Auston- Committee Member
Belinda Cardwell – Committee Member
Cath Griffin – Committee Member
Steve Isles – Committee Member
Kim Loveday – Committee Member
Donella Roberts – Committee Member

The committee welcomes your input and feedback into the running of the club – Contact the committee

Gratitude goes out to all present and past committee members for their contribution to the running of the club and our events.

Challenge the Pinch Results – 28/10/2018

Congratulations go out to the 27 members who lined up for the Challenge the Pinch’ trail event today.

  1. Conqueror of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 5 hours
    1 finisher
  2. Finisher of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 7.5 hours
    3 finishers
  3. Feel the Pinch – 3 loops in Under 6 hours
    8 finishers
  4. Participate the Pinch – 1 loop in under 3 hours
    15 finishers

View full results

View event photos on Facebook

Learn more about this event

Thanks to committee member Steve Isles and member Jody Collins for organising the event, and volunteers James Lukassen and Brett Roberts.


Christmas Lights Group Run 2018

Local runners are invited to get together for a fun night group run with a Christmas theme on Friday 21st December 2018.

We’ll meet at Sante Fe on Beach Street Merimbula from 7:00PM onward to hydrate and ‘light-up’ beforehand, then set off about 8:30PM for a fun 5km or 2.5km run/jog/walk, spreading our Christmas cheer.

The route will start at the flag poles on the corner of Beach and Market, and head out 1.25km to halfway along Fishen road before returning to start for 2.5km, and repeating the route for 5km.

Everyone is invited to get creative with their Christmas costume and adorn themselves with Christmas lights – let’s have some fun.

After the run we invite runners to return to Sante Fe to relax with a drink/meal.

Please RSVP by marking yourself as ‘attending’ on the Facebook and/or Strava event so we can advise venue of anticipated numbers.

5K Handicap Chase Run 2018

About the Event

This free members-only club event will be held on Sunday 18th November at 11:00AM at Old Bega Racecourse.

The principle behind handicapping is to aim for all runners to finish at about the same time. This is achieved by allowing the slower runners to begin before the faster ones. This is more enjoyable for slower runners who are not immediately left behind, and challenges the faster ones who will have someone to chase.

Handicapped start times will be set by the organising committee member and will be calculated using the two “best times” you have recorded during the current parkrun season.

The 5 kilometre course will be a two-loop route around part of the Bega parkrun course.


  • This is a members-only event – if you are not a club member, please join online before completing the entry form
  • Entry is via the online entry form only (please scroll down this page)
  • Online entries close at 1:00PM the day before the event – late or on-day entries will not be accepted
  • By entering Sapphire Coast Runners club event entrants agree to the Club Events Terms & Conditions

Event Schedule

  • 10:45 AM – Compulsory event briefing at start
  • 11:00AM – Staggered starting times according to handicap
  • 12:00PM approx – Presentation
  • Lunch – members and friends are invited to meet for a BBQ at the Bega Country Club (BYO BBQ supplies)

Other Event Info

  • lease bring your own water bottle to start as no aid stations are provided
  • Members are encouraged to wear their SCR club shirts to this event so we can get some group photos – learn more about ordering club merchandise

Event Contact

Tammy Edmonds
Phone: 0409 156 809

Event Links


  • Online entries close at 1:00PM the day before the event – late or on-day entries will not be accepted


Notice of Annual General Meeting – 14 November 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Sapphire Coast Runners Inc. will be held on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 6:00pm at Club Sapphire Merimbula.

Members, prospective members and supporters are invited to attend.

AGM Agenda

  1. Review of previous minutes
    • Review of the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting and of any special general meeting held since that meeting
  2. Committee reports
    • President’s report
    • Treasurer’s report
  3. Election office-bearers of the association and ordinary committee members*
  4. Committee meeting^

*Election of committee members

Per the Club’s constitution,

  1. Nominations of candidates for election as office-bearers of the association or as ordinary committee members:
    1. (a)  must be made in writing in the form set out in Appendix 3 to the constitution, endorsed by 2 members of the association, and
    2. (b)  must be delivered to the secretary of the association at least 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the annual general meeting at which the election is to take place.
  2. If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the committee, the candidates nominated are taken to be elected and further nominations are to be received at the annual general meeting.
  3. If insufficient further nominations are received, any vacant positions remaining on the committee are taken to be casual vacancies.

^Committee Meeting Agenda

  • Review of previous minutes and business arising
  • Secretary’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Membership update
  • Sponsorship & fundraising
  • Event update and planning:
    • Bega Fun Run
    • Merimbula Fun Run
    • Run for a Reason Virtual Challenge
    • Club events
  • General:
    • Merchandise  update
    • Other business
    • Next meeting