• 01 Team
  • 02 Verna
  • 03 Tony
  • 04 Tony Jackson #28

Quick Things: Tues 26th June 2018

Hello Everyone

I trust you are not too frozen or water logged. Grab a cuppa and let’s get started.

Wednesday Nights

Despite the challenges of the weather, there is a hardy bunch of souls wearing out soles in and around Cornwall Park each Wednesday night. Reports of merriment have come from the neighbourhood so if you wish to join the happy throng, bring yourself and your mates to the Rugby Club Rooms on Puriri Drive opposite Cornwall Park. The packs depart at 5:30 sharpish.

Saturday Mornings

A similar bunch of finely tuned athletes turn up every Saturday morning in Cornwall Park by the Flag Pole at 7:30am. There are runners and walkers and in betweeners who like to run a bit, walk a bit. The best part is the breakfast at Sierra on the corner of Aratonga Ave and Great South Road. You can turn up just for coffee if you fancy a few laughs.  Typically we get there about 9:15

This Saturday there will be a few absent because they are heading off to the Gold Coast, but Murray, Mike and Sally have promised that they will be there to welcome you with open arms. How about it Grant, Darrilyn, Shelley, Brandon, Aly and Mel?

Photo: One of Katherine’s world famous selfies with the sunrise sneaking in, in the background. Look how young and eager everyone is. 🙂

For those that haven’t been to OWR for a while, we still celebrate birthdays, or though the singing is not quite what it was. Terry we need you!

Important Stuff

There are a couple of OWRs who are being very diligent about keeping active during the winter months. Patti and Shelley headed out to Waitawa Bay on Sunday 17th of June for some fun and fitness.

From Shelley

Xterra today was at the beautiful Waitawa Bay out past Clevedon. Stunning scenery, interesting course and lots of mud. I did it with 2 of my tramping buddies. We laughed and cursed, slipped and slid, and huffed and puffed our way 11k uphill ‘n’ down dale.

Patti did the 17km in same time I took for 11. Her comments “Can’t believe how muddy that was!!!! Lovely location although every time I looked up to admire the view I went for a skid ha ha!”

Well done Shelley and Patti for enduring the mud. I had better get on and give you some results.

Upcoming Xterra events

Entries are open now, so what is stopping you?

The Big Ride

As more of our OWR tribe retire, the adventures involve more people. Recently Verna, Doug, Phil, Veronica, Barb, Jane and a friend, Jim Cummings, drove to Thames. Being over energised as they are, they soon abandoned their cars and headed off on mountain bikes with Gaye in support. The first leg took them to Waihi. After a night of frolicking the highlights of Waihi, the team headed off to Te Aroha. Most of the ride was on rail trails so not too steep. This makes the ride accessible to a wide group of riders. Maybe you would like to try it?


They clearly had loads of fun.

Pictures volun-stole from Barb and Verna’s Facebook accounts.

Sri Chinmoy

If mud is not your thing, have you considered doing Sri Chinmoy races? The schedule for this winter season is below.

You can get more information and enter via the Sri Chinmoy website.


There are a number of people who have birthdays in July. Sadly I have mis-placed my list. So happy birthday to July babies. You know who you are…

The final word

Stole this off Verna’s Facebook too.

All the best to Verna who is doing the Gold Coast Marathon, Barb, Jane, Katherine, David, Ken, Doug, Lisa, Anna and Patti who are doing the Half Marathon and Fred who is doing the 10km event this Sunday. Gaye will be Chief Cheerleader, although she may be cheerleading from the comfort of her cosy bed. The event starts at 6am. 🙂

Have fun in the sun.