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Challenge the Pinch 2020 Results

Congratulations go out to the 13 members who lined up for the Challenge the Pinch trail event today.

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

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 volunteer James Lukassen.

SCR Tathra Trail Run – 19th April 2020

This will be a Sapphire Coast Runners Member’s only event – please join up if you would like to come along.

When: Sunday 19th April 2020

Location: Tathra Mountain Bike Track
Parking at Tathra Country Club

Rego- from 8:00am
Briefing – 8:20am
Start – 8.30am Adults
– Children’s Option 10:30am

Race options:
1hr multi lap run; age 11+
2hr multi lap run; age 16+

Children’s Run; ages from 4 years to under 16 years.

Lap length: 6.4km
Elevation: 108m per lap

Mix of fire trail, single track, steep climbs and rocky climbs and descents and the deadly heartbreak hill.
There will be a water stop at -4km mark at the top of heartbreak hill and at the start/finish checkpoint.

Mandatory gear: capacity to carry 500ml of water, phone, race map (provided), snake bandage.

1st 3 male and female in 1hr
1st 3 male and female in 2hr
Winner is the fastest to complete the most laps in time frame.

Run description;

Start on the oval at the Tathra Country club where you run a loop of the oval before getting on the trail heading over the bmx track, past the poo ponds and then onto the fire road. You follow this until you see the sign saying dirt grom/school track (about 1.5km into the run).

You then follow the track until you get to track saying Lewys loop which you will be on for the next 2km – this is a windy and pretty track with steep dips and many switchbacks. You follow this until you see the arrow pointing to the fire road to the left (don’t take the trail straight which is evil tom! We don’t go up there!) you follow this narrow fire road up up up including the deadly heartbreak hill (even the best will have to hike here). You will reach an intersection at the top and head right to keep climbing until you reach the top of the where you will head left towards the more open area of forest remaining on the fire road- here you must run until you reach the water stop where you will loop the table before being sent down the single track – this winds back and forth with one more intersection where you will head straight along anchors are nearly there- stick to the left when the path intersects (follow the arrow) and you wind the final time until you pop out at the fire trail near the poo ponds- head towards the road and follow the trail to the oval- here you decide whether that’s enough and head down the finish shoot or head through the check in to go out for your next lap!

SCR Tathra Trail Run - Sunday 19th April 2020

  • 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 – 27 November 2019

The Annual General Meeting of Sapphire Coast Runners Inc. will be held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 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
  • Review of posts/decisions on Facebook page
  • Membership update
  • Sponsorship & fundraising
  • Event update and planning
  • Merchandise
  • Kids Club
  • Newsletter items
  • General / other business
  • Next meeting and close


Urban Rogaine – 7th Dec 2019

Sapphire Coast Runners invites members and their family/friends to participate in a fun urban rogaining event, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is a orienteering type event and is a great way to explore around the local area (in this case Eden). It involves navigating your way around on foot to various checkpoints within a set period of time.

Date: 11:00am on Saturday 7th December 2019
A briefing, including a full explanation of the event and maps will be provided at 11:00am. Participants will set off running/walking at 11.30am sharp.

Meeting point: Rotary Park Eden

Event categories: Teams will participate in the 90-minute event, those that wish to do the children’s only checkpoints will nominate as such.

Teams:  Entrants must be in teams of 2, 3 or 4 people (although this can be more if it is a family). Please note, the team members must stay together at all times.

Cost: As this is a club event it is free to enter, though at least one person in each team (typically the team captain) must be a financial Sapphire Coast Runners member – join now.

Entries:  A team captain who is a SCR member and 18+ years must complete the online entry form prior to the event to enter their team.  By entering Sapphire Coast Runners club event entrants agree to the Club Events Terms & Conditions.  If you have any questions about this event beforehand, please feel free to ask Angus Lamb.

Prizes:  Prizes will be awarded to the highest point-scoring teams in both categories, plus spot prizes (including one for best team photo taken during the event – winner to be decided by the organisers).

Compulsory gear: Teams must carry a mobile phone and hydration as well as the provided course map and questionnaire.

Navigation & Checkpoints

  • The navigation in an urban event requires some ability to read a street map, so it is not difficult navigation but should be considered when selecting your team (it’s a great active, social outing with friends, but not if you are fighting about getting lost!).
  • ‘Checkpoints’ are locations marked on the map and you will need to look out for some feature, and answer the questionnaire about what is at that point.
  • Teams may visit any checkpoint and in any order.
  • The aim is to collect as many points as possible during the nominated time.
  • The point value of the checkpoints varies, with the most distant and most difficult to access checkpoints being worth the most points.
  • Fast runners will not necessarily get the most points, if their planning and navigation is bad.
  • The course is set up that teams that walk the event should be able to access a large number of checkpoints during the allocated time.

Urban Rogaine Entry Form - 07/12/2019



Christmas Party – 16th November 2019

Sapphire Coast Runners – Christmas Party

Saturday 16th November 2019 – 5pm

We will be holding our Christmas Party at Club Sapphire and enjoying some barefoot bowls.

There will be finger food supplied and if you decide you would like to stay on for dinner Club Sapphire will be open.

Cost will be $15 per adult and $10 per child, this will cover the bowls and the finger food will be supplied by Sapphire Coast Runners. Money is payable to Belinda Cardwell either when you see her in Merimbula or at her business Merimbula Dental Practice or to Tammy Edmonds in Bega at LJ Hooker.

Please complete the form below by 13th November so we can let the club know numbers.

Event Details

Club Sapphire – Merimbula

5pm Saturday 16th November 2019

Christmas Party Form - 16th Nov 2019

  • Please let us know if you would like to attend our Christmas Party.


Challenge the Pinch Results – 2019

Congratulations go out to the 19 members who lined up for the Challenge the Pinch’ trail event today.

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

View 2019 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 volunteer James Lukassen.