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Mount Robert Fell Race
Sunday 16 February 
Great undulating Run 

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What's on this Week

Saturday - No run today
As a sign of respect to the passing of our club president Eric Verstappen, Saturday's afternoon pub run from the Sprig & Fern has been cancelled. Eric’s funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 15 February at Old St John’s Church, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson. Athletics Nelson extends our deepest love and sympathy at the loss of a very special person to Eric's family Heather, Andre and Jennie.
RIP Eric

Pub Run programme

Saturday - 83rd Mahar Cup Saxton Field
Be great to see you there supporting the local athletes 
Running events
10am - 3000m (Combined Men & Women)
10:30 - 100m         11am - 800m
11:45 - 400m         12.15pm - 1500m
12:45pm - 200m    1.15pm - 4 x 100m relay
Field Events
10am - Women’s Shot Put
10:10am - High Jump, Men and Women.
10:30 – Men’s Shot Put
10:45 - Women's Long jump
11am - Women’s Javelin
11.30 - Men’s Javelin       11:45 - Men's Long jump
Noon - Women’s Discus
12:30 - Triple Jump           12:35 - Men’s Discus

Prizegiving – 2pm
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Hydrate well before the run. Summer is here and it is starting to warm up, so please hydrate well before the run on Saturday.
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Sunday - Mount Robert Fell Run
This year the event is being held as a memorial event for Eric Verstappen who has been solely responsible for keeping the event alive for the at least 30 years.
It would be fantastic to get a big turn out to the run
are YOU up for the challenge?

The event will start at 10.00am from the flagpole in the carpark outside the DOC centre. Runners need to be there before 9.45am to register and for the race briefing. Walkers can start at 9.15am and must be present to register at 9.00am. Participants must not park in the DOC centre car park. It must be kept clear for the expected heavy usage by other members of the public. There is plenty of parking below at the lake front. Participants must be prepared for the 17km event that climbs 700m into alpine terrain and has steep descents. The temperature may be above 30C but can plummet quickly especially if it is windy. Dehydration is a serious risk. Participants must carry sufficient water, a snack, and a thermal and/or windproof top. There will be a water station at Mt Robert carpark. The water supply at Bushline Hut is low and cannot be guaranteed. Help out any participant in trouble! There are no marshals. You must be self-reliant and sensible. There is now a lot of traffic on the narrow gravel access road up to the Mt Robert carpark. Stay on the left and be alert. Many of the drivers are inexperienced on NZ’s narrow and rutted gravel roads. Pink arrows direct you from the start past L Rotoiti Outdoor Education Lodge and to the access road. A pink arrow also directs you up the Pinchgut track. Then you are on your own! You need to remember to take the LEFT turn down to Bushline Hut some 500m past the top of the Pinchgut. Otherwise you will have a very long day heading to Angelus Hut along Mt Robert ridge!
On the descent from Bushline Hut do NOT take the first turn left which leads back to Mt Robert car park but keep heading steeply down to the T intersection with the Lakeside track where you turn LEFT and rejoin the Mt Robert access road after a kilometre or so. The celebration and prizegiving – yes there are trophies – will be held at the St Arnaud Alpine Lodge at 1pm. If weather looks dodgy phone Stu Cottam to check 0274 459 749.

Fire Risk - Most Tracks are now Closed
Please note that almost every Park, walkway and track in and around Nelson and Tasman are closed due to the extreme fire risk. That does mean YOU do not be the one that causes an issue with others having to put their lives at risk to rescue you, be responsible and observe the rules. 

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FEBRUARY 2020
15 R No Run Today
16 MR Mt Robert Fell Race (meet at Doc centre) 10.00am
22 R Post Boy (Emano Street) 4.00pm
28 TF 60m, 100m, 400/600m, 1500m, masters mile, shot, discus, jav
29 R Smugglers Pub & Cafe (Back Beach) 4.00pm


Track & Field
Contact for the Senior Track Athletics
Greg Lautenslager
phone 547-5514  greglautenslager@hotmail.com
Contact Greg for All Weather Track information or use
Contact for Junior Track Athletics 7-15 year olds

athleticsnelson.children@gmail.com

Registration are now due
please register through the website
athleticsnelson.co.nz

Track & Field
Contact for the Senior Track
Greg Lautenslager
phone 547-5514 
greglautenslager@hotmail.com
Contact Junior Summer Track
7-15 year olds

athleticsnelson.children@gmail.com





  
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