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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.

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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Local Runners Christmas Party 2018

Join fellow local runners for a relaxed Christmas BBQ.

Where: Grassed area at Top Lake Merimbula (off Lakewood Drive)

When: Saturday 8th December, from 2:30pm onwards

Who: SCR members, parkrunners and local runners and their families welcome

What to bring: BYO drinks and food (BBQs will be available), chairs, and kayaks/paddle boards if you wish to get on the water

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Challenge the Pinch 2018

‘Challenge the Pinch’ is a new event in our Trail Run Series being held on Sunday 28th October 2018.

Entry is available to senior Sapphire Coast Runners members only.

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, just 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 loop in under 3 hours

Event Schedule

7:40 AM – Park at Millingandi Road (Northern end)
7:45 AM – Group departs parking area on foot to hike 3km to start
8:45AM – Compulsory gear check and event briefing at start area
9:00AM – Event start
4:30PM – Event cut-off

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
  • There is no parking at event start/finish
  • Parking at Millingandi Road (Northern end) – car pooling recommended
  • There is a 3km hike into start line and out after finishing – The hike is similar conditions to the event, being hilly fire trail, therefore you should allow at least 1 hour to make your way to start line
  • 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 carried into start and depending on conditions you will be advised at briefing 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
  • Rain jacket
  • Beanie/buff
  • Thermal top
  • Warm clothes for walk in and after race – may be left in drop bag at start/finish
  • Trail shoes recommended

Event Contact

Steve Isles
Phone: 0419 746 726
Email: steveisles@nullhotmail.com

Event Links

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

Challenge The Pinch Entry Form - 28/10/18

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

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Progressive Long Run Report – 10 June 2018

Well done to the runners who took part in our first Progressive Long Run on Sunday 10 June 2018.

This group run involved a series of 4 x 5km runs in one day at 4 different parkrun courses, Merimbula, Bega, Batemans Bay and Huskisson.

A total of 32 different runners took part, with 17 of these completing all 4 runs.

It was a great day, and there has already been discussion about the next one to be planned in Canberra later in the year – stay tuned to club news for announcements.

Kids Run Club

With a rising interest in running and physical activity for children in the local area, Sapphire Coast Runners are proud to facilitate a weekly Kids Run Club .

When?

  • Wednesdays during school terms, 4:40pm – 5:30pm
    Subject to weather, and availability of coaches
    Cancellations or changes to kids club are announced via our Facebook chat group

Where?

  • Ford Park – Ocean Drive, Merimbula

Who?

  • Junior members or children of senior members – join now

What?

  • With a focus on fun and participation, Kids Run Club sessions will involve a warm up run, simple exercises and run drills, some run efforts and a cool down.
  • Kids Run Club will be organised and led by committee members who hold a working with Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Cost?

  • FREE for junior members or children of senior members – join now

More information?

 

 

 

SCR Trail Run Series – Event 1 Mandeni Results

WOW! What a huge success our first official trail event was at Merimbula’s Mandeni Golf and Fun Park today!

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Sincere thanks go out to all the awesome people that made it happen

  • Peter and the crew at Mandeni for their awesome location and making us so welcome
  • Club Sapphire for providing the post-run BBQ supplies
  • The tireless Sapphire Coast Runners committee for their ongoing commitment to bringing great running events to our community
  • SportsPower Bega & Merimbula for on day spot prizes
  • Our on-day volunteers: Steph Auston, Kim Loveday, James Lukassen, Brett Roberts, Tammy Edmonds, Davina Hewes, Peter Dickson, Richard Lane, Geoff Pursell, Donella Roberts, Glenn Edmonds, Skylar Roberts, Barry Hewes
  • Each and every entrant, and their supporting friends and family

View Results

And YES, we will be making this a series… so expect an announcement soon about the next SCR Trail Event!

Urban Rogaine 24/06/18

Sapphire Coast Runners invites members and their family/friends to participate in a fun urban rogaining event.

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 Merimbula and Mirador). It involves navigating your way around on foot to various checkpoints within a set period of time.

Date: 9:00am on Sunday 24 June 2018
A briefing, including a full explanation of the event and maps will be provided at 9:00am. Participants will set off running/walking at 9.30am sharp.

Meeting point: Merimbula Visitor Information Centre

Event categories: Teams elect to participate in either the 90-minute event or the 3-hour event, which will run simultaneously.

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 Michelle van der Voort or Andy Gibbs.

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 - 24/06/18

 

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