Cross Country and Road Running

Welcome to to the Cross Country and Road Running section of our web site. If there's anything further you need to know than what is shown here, don't hesitate to contact one of the members listed later in this page.

Junior Winter Opening Dates
The junior section of the club (ages 18 down) has dates available to come down and join up. However, you can join at any date during the season. These dates are merely organised dates where specific information is available for new members.

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 2:00PM, Hansen Park, Hawford Road
Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 4:30PM, Hansen Park, Hawford Road
Saturday, April 11th 2015, 2:00PM, Hansen Park, Hawford Road

Senior Winter Opening Dates
The senior section of the club (ages 19 and older) has an official opening date. You can join at any date during the season though and this date is merely an organised date where specific information is available for new members.

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 2:00PM, Hansen Park, Hawford Road

Registration and Membership
We now offer online registration for new and current members with credit card payments available too. To register follow this link: Online Registration

Alternatively, the following forms can be downloaded and emailed/posted as per the information on the forms.

Click here to download the Age 15 to Masters membership form as a Word document.
Click here to download the Age 14 and Under membership form as a Word document.

Click here to download the Age 15 to Masters membership form as a Adobe PDF document.
Click here to download the Age 14 and Under membership form as a Adboe PDF document.

About Port Hills Athletic Cross Country and Road
Port Hills has a very strong Cross-Country and Road running section that is active year round although the competitive interclub season is through winter. As with all our Club activities everyone is catered for, from young to old and from expert to novice. There are Club runs on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from our clubrooms in Hansen Park where there are comfortable facilities for changing and showering as well as morning or afternoon teas. The Club also offers an extensive training programme for adults and children. For the adults there are training sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays covering the whole range from extended hill runs to speed sessions. Training is organised year round apart from a break over the summer holidays. For the children there are training runs too.

We are active in all the Athletics Canterbury interclub competitions both cross-country and road. The various relay races including the famous Takahe to Akaroa road relay are particularly popular. As well, members compete in Junior, Seniors and Masters´ competitions and various Canterbury regional and national competitions. A number of these events have become a traditional part of the Club´s activities and are enjoyed as social as well as competitive occasions.

Peter Watts, Residing Club Captain, Cross-Country and Road

Contact Details
Paul Johnston  332 1894 or 027 405 8229 (Junior Club Captain - Ages 18 and Under)
Jamie Hawker  027 228 0638 (Acting Senior Club Captain - Ages 19 and Older)

Juniors (Ages 18 and Under)

The winter sport of cross country running is not only a great enjoyable sport in its own right but it builds great strength for other athletics disciplines and for other team sports. Port Hills has a strong winter programme for children aged 5+. This covers all the winter athletics disciplines of cross country and road running, both individual and relays.

There is an inter-club competition approximately every second Saturday afternoon which generally means children can take part in Saturday morning team sports as well as competing in running events.

GOAL
Our goal is to provide a structured and fun environment for all ages and skills with a view to keep kids interested in running and assisting anyone keen on improving their running skills.

TRAINING - Starts March 31st, 2015
Programmes will be made available to club members that target specific events throughout the season. Each different age group is catered for. Specific training sessions available as follows:

  • Monday 4:30PM, Halswell Quarry. This is a community based hill run open to any runners of any age. You do not need to be a Port Hills club member to attend this event. Simply come to the main car park and ask for Phil Chapman. For further details, contact Phil on 322 4266.
  • Tuesday 4:45PM, Hansen Park. This is a Port Hills members training session, however, people interested in joining are more than welcome to come along and try out the training. This caters for any age and focus is on speed. Ask for Paul Johnston. For further details contact Paul on 332 1894
  • Thursday 4:45PM, Hansen Park. This involves a 10 minute warm-up run followed by interval/rep/threshold training. This caters for anyone capable of a 10+ minute run and some form of speed work. For further details contact Paul on 332 1894
  • Saturday 2:00PM, Hansen Park. NOTE: Check the calendar as training is replaced by races or relays on most Saturdays throughout winter.

 

Seniors (Ages 19 and Older)

This is intended as a guide to regular club activities for members and interested persons. At each run, groups of similar ability walk or run for between one and two hours. Please phone the contact numbers to confirm the time and location of each run. All abilities welcome. The runs below refer to the adult section of the club.

Monday

5:00 PM Speed workouts, Ayr Street, Hagley Park: Jamie Hawker 027 228 0638

Tuesday

5:00 PM

Hill reps/circuit training, Sign of the Takahe: Jamie Hawker 027 228 0638

Wednesday

9:30 AM Hill run/walk for all levels, Hansen Park: Glen Watts 332-1964
5:00 PM Speed workouts, Ayr Street, Hagley Park: Jamie Hawker 027 228 0638

Thursday

5:00 PM Speed workouts, Ayr Street, Hagley Park: Jamie Hawker 027 228 0638

Friday

9:30 AM A run/bike/walk for all fitness levels, Hansen Park: Glen Watts 332-1964

Saturday

TBA See Calendar for details for Saturday

Sunday

7:30 AM Hill run (long run), Port Hills, 31 Dunn Street: Jamie Hawker 027 228 0638

Hill Climb start

The start of the 2014 Port Hills Junior Cross Country Champs

Last modified 25 February 2015