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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


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.


Club Newsletter – February/March 2019

The February/March 2019 edition of the Club Newsletter is now available.

In this edition:

  • Message from the President – outlook for the year ahead
  • Run for a Reason Virtual Challenge – challenge info and registration link
  • Kids Run Club
  • Local Run Calendar – listing of local running events
  • Club Membership – joining link

View newsletter


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!

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