Category Archives: Events

The Man Walk

The Man Walk is an initiative to get blokes together for a yarn and some movement. It helps men connect and to stay connected – with no agenda other than a bit of fun.

The Man Walk is getting off the ground in Merimbula, meeting for the first time on Friday 12th July at 6:15am at The Waterfront Cafe. It is intended this will be a regular weekly event.

All blokes of any age are invited to come along for a walk and chat.

Merimbula Mother’s Day Classic – 2019 Results

Congratulations to all 180+ runners and walkers who took part in the 2019 Merimbula Mother’s Day Classic and thank  you to the volunteers that made it happen!

Sapphire Coast Runners were very proud to assist Merimbula Rotary Club in providing support for this great event and helping to raise funds for breast cancer research.

This year the 10km Run and 5km Run were timed for the first time. The 5km walk was an untimed event.

Photos may be viewed on the Sapphire Coast Runners Facebook page and the Facebook event page.

 

Challenge the Pinch 2019

‘Challenge the Pinch’ is part of our Trail Run Series.

The first ‘Pinch’ was held in 2018, with the 2019 event set to be held on Sunday 27th October 2019.

This is a FREE members-only event – if you are not a financial club member, please join online before completing the entry form.

2018 Challenge the Pinch

About the Event

This event sees entrants take on a challenge to complete multiple 8km loops in Yellow Pinch area of South East Forest National Park, West of Merimbula.

The loops are completed solely on hilly fire trails, with approximately 330 metres of elevation gain per loop.

  • Loop 1-2 run anti-clockwise
  • Loop 3-4 run clockwise
  • Loop 5 run anti-clockwise

As entrants pass through the start/finish after each loop they need to check-in, to ensure monitoring of cut-offs and tracking of lap times.

Finisher Categories

  1. Conqueror of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 5 hours
  2. Finisher of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 7.5 hours
    Full five laps – 1.5 hours per lap.
    Must be started before:
    Lap 2 – 1.5 hours
    Lap 3 – 3 hours
    Lap 4 – 4.5 hours
    Lap 5 – 6 hours
  3. Feel the Pinch – 3 loops in Under 6 hours
    3 loops – 2 hours per loop.
    Must be started before:
    Lap 2 – 2 hours
    Lap 3 – 4 hours
  4. Participate the Pinch – 1 or 2 loops in under 4 hours

Event Schedule – Sunday 27th October 2019

7:00AM – Park at meet up location – see below*l
7:10AM – 4WD car pool convoy to start area
7:30AM – Compulsory gear check at start area
7:40AM – Compulsory event briefing at start area
8:00AM – Event start
3:30PM – Event cut-off

*Getting to the Start

  • Parking is strictly limited at event start/finish which is accessible by 4WD only
  • Entrants are to park at meet-up location at corner of Mount Darragh Road and Wolumla Peak Forest Road, Lochiel and a 4WD car pooling convoy will drive start
  • To limit vehicles at start/finish all seats in each 4WD vehicle driving to start should  be full
  • Alternatively, entrants may park at Millingandi Road (northern end) and hike into start line (approximately 3km) – Note, this option should only be selected if you have made this hike previously and are familiar with route and track conditions – allow at least 45 minutes

General Event Info

  • 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 (available on 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
  • No aid stations on course – However runners will be able to have drop bags at the start/finish that they can access after each loop
  • As you pass through the checkpoint after each loop you will need to check-in, this  ensures monitoring of cut-offs and tracking of entrant lap times
  • Stopwatch will be used for timing, with entrants lap times recorded as come into the checkpoint and then back out again for each lap
  • Mandatory gear will be checked before the race and participants will not be allowed to race without all mandatory gear

Mandatory Gear

All mandatory items MUST be taken to start and depending on conditions you will be advised at gear check which are essential to be carried on course.

  • Hydration pack/water bottles/bladders – minimum 1 litre water to be carried at start of each loop
  • Food/nutrition – at least 1 food portion to be carried at start of each lap
  • Mobile phone – must be fully charged
  • Compression bandage
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket
  • Beanie/buff
  • Thermal top
  • Rain jacket
  • Trail shoes recommended
  • Warm clothes for before/after race – may be left in drop bag at start/finish

Event Links

This is a FREE members-only event – if you are not a financial club member, please join online before completing the entry form.

Challenge The Pinch Entry Form - 27/10/19

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

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Wings for Life Organised App Run

WHAT IS THE WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN

The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the virtual Catcher Car. Now in its sixth year, on May 5, 2019 Wings for Life World Run participants in Bega and Merimbula can also run together.

Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the virtual Catcher Car catches you of course.

The race starts at exactly 9:00PM. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught.

100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.

BEGA TRACK

The track will be a 2.5km loop around the old racecourse and East Street Bega. Start point will be the entry onto the old race course at the Bridge Street Bega. Run will be in a clockwise direction.

Sign up for App Run Bega

MERIMBULA TRACK

Starting at Beach Street near the visitor information centre, runners will run follow the lakeside path tracking over the bridge to Fishpen roundabout, returning back to end of Beach Street – repeating this out/back track until they are caught by the virtual chaser car. This is a flat concrete/paved path and while there is some street lighting, headlamps will be necessary.

Sign up for App Run Merimbula

REFRESHMENT STATION AND LOCAL SET UP

There won’t be any refreshment stations along the track – so make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks if needed.

TIMING AND RACE NUMBER

You will receive your personal race number via email and it’s also available next to your starting number on the website a couple of days before the race. The Wings for Life World Run App is your time tracking tool. When you are registered the App will start automatically on the event day. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start and as soon as it overtakes you, you will get clear signals via the App. Please make sure to have a fully charged phone on race day.

HOW TO REGISTER

In order to join this Organised App Run, please download the Wings for Life World Run App for Android or iPhone and sign up for the Bega or Merimbula App Run within the App.

To be part of the Wings for Life World Run on the 5th May 2019 a registration fee will be charged; 100 % of your fee go to spinal cord research.

Run for a Reason during March

Have you registered for the month-long ’Run For A Reason Virtual Challenge’ yet?

The challenge takes place throughout March, and is all about setting and a achieving a personal running/walking distance goal for the month: 10km, 25km, 50km, 100km, 150km, 200km, 250km, 300km

Here’s a few great reasons to register:

  • Goals = motivation for a whole month 👍🏻
  • Your awesomeness will skyrocket through achievement of a challenging goal 😎
  • Your fitness will increase 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♂️
  • You’ll be supporting a fantastic local charity ($10 of every reg donated to OzHarvest Sapphire Coast) and your local running club
  • You’ll be rewarded with awesome bling
  • Challengers get to celebrate together 🥂

What are you waiting for?

Learn more and register online today!

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.

Pre-course:

  • 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)

Cost

$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.
 

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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

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.

Registrations

  • 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
Email: treasurer@nullsapphirecoastrunners.com.au

Event Links

5K HANDICAP CHASE RUN 2018 ENTRY FORM

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

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