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.
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
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 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:
- Be aware that there could be snakes where you’re running and avoid narrow, and overgrown trails
- 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
- Carry the right kit, including:
- Wide elasticised roller bandage
- Rescue whistle
- Fully charged mobile phone, with the Emergency+ app downloaded – see below
- If you will be out of mobile coverage areas, consider carrying a PLB (personal locator beacon)
- Run with a buddy, or tell someone where you are going and check in with them at regular intervals
- 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
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
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
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
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
- Skylar Roberts – 31:30 (PB)
- Donella Roberts – 27:00
- Lisa Lukassen – 24:56
- Glenn Edmonds – 24:56
- Steve Isles – 18:35
- Peter Dickson – 19:52
- Steph Auston – 19:52
- Clare Gilbert – 31:58 (Closest to Handicap)
- Kim Loveday – 31:58 (Closest to Handicap)
- Jody Collins – 26:50
- Tracey Gibbons – 30:35
- Michelle van der Voort – 30:35
- Belinda Cardwell – 28:11
- James Lukassen – 24:27
- Kimone Haddon – 45:25
- Cath Griffin – 45:25
- Heather Gee – 31:49
Learn more about this event
View event photos on Facebook
At the Annual General Meeting on 14th November 2018 Glenn Edmonds presented the 2018 President’s Report
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.
Congratulations go out to the 27 members who lined up for the Challenge the Pinch’ trail event today.
- Conqueror of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 5 hours
- Finisher of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 7.5 hours
- Feel the Pinch – 3 loops in Under 6 hours
- Participate the Pinch – 1 loop in under 3 hours
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.