Don Greig
Racing Stables

Road, Track & Cross Country Running

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Registering with DGRS - All you need to know.

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Important Training News and Updates

For Summer speedwork is on Wednesdays at Nga Puna Wai. We will be starting the workout later at 6 pm for the summer season so please show up warmed up and ready to go at 6 pm.

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Latest Results

National Road Relays - Sydney Marathon - Governors Bay to Lyttelton - National Road Champs - Lakeside Relays - Canterbury Road Champs - Canterbury Cross Country Champs -Gold Coast - Rawhiti Races - Lionel Fox Memorial Relays -DGRS Night of 5s - Buller Marathon

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Welcome To A New Running Year with DGRS

A welcome message from our Club President Phil

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About DGRS

Established in 2020, and based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Don Greig Racing Stables caters for runners of all abilities

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Sunday 7.45 am

We meet beside the Sign of the Takahe on Dyers Pass Road. Runs usually involve running up to the top of the Harry Ell track and then along the Summit Road either left towards Rapaki or right towards Sign of the Bluebird. We normally split into two groups running for 90 to 120 minutes. Any changes to the start location of the Sunday run will be notified via a banner on this website by 8pm on Saturday night.

Tuesday 6.00 pm

Speedwork at Ngā Puna Wai Track starts at 6pm. Warming up from 5.30 pm. We then break into groups to run the distances and times that Don tells us to. To cover the cost of renting the track, there is a cost to participate of $4 for registered members and $5 for unregistered runners. If bad weather forces cancellation, this will be notified by 3pm on Wednesday via a banner on this websites homepage. Each night we record attendees and then every 3 months invoice members for the number of sessions attended.

Saturday 7.30 am

We meet at Ayr Street, while some of us run the Parkrun, others do a tempo or other structured run around South Hagley Park. On the last Saturday of the month DGRS runners act as pacers for the Hagley Parkrun. Usually our pacer's provide pacing for 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 30 minutes. Our friends from Halswell Run provide pacing for 32, 35, 37 and 40 minutes.

  •  8/06/2024 01:45 PM
  •   Motukarara Race Course

The tradition of the Holloway Memorial, which originally used the Trentham racecourse, is revisited with the event now being held at the Motukarara Race Course. The race has over the years had a reputation as a “proper cross country” and the undulating 2km course on variable terrain at Motukarara will continue that tradition. Entries close Monday 3rd June at 6pm.

  •  29/06/2024 01:05 PM
  •   Halswell Quary

This championship race serves to identify the local champions, as well as acting as the selection race for the National Champs. It is the pinnacle race for the Cross Country season. Registrations close 6pm Monday 24 June.

  •  6/07/2024 06:15 AM
  •   Southport QLD, Australia

Join DGRS Runners on the Gold Coast. In 2023 we had 17 participants. If you are interested in going in 2024, let Don know to coordinate accommodation.

  •  6/07/2024 02:00 PM
  •   Hansen Park Christchurch

This Cross Country Race allows young runners to meet and enjoy the flat fast course around Hansen Park. Entries close Monday 6pm 1 July.

  •  20/07/2024 01:15 PM
  •   Mark Treffers Drive, North New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Kennett Cup races are between 2 and 9 km with one steeple at end of the first lap, then two steeples per lap. These steeples are wider and more stable than sprint hurdles at 750mm high with two lower rails that small athletes can climb on. The rule is that you choose to either go over a steeple (taking the shortest line) or run around far end. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 9 July.

  •  27/07/2024 12:35 PM
  •   Ashley Picnic Ground, Millton Avenue, Rangiora

All teams, both adult and junior teams, have 4 legs each. The under 18 team runners each run a lap of 2.5 km, whereas the seniors run 2 laps each to give a total length of 5 km per leg. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 7 May.

  •  10/08/2024 12:30 PM
  •   Lake Roto Kohatu

Relay event at Lake Roto Kohatu for teams of 4 running 5km each (over 16) or 2.5km each (under 16). A mixed adult and child option is also available. Unregistered runners can compete in this event, but $20 adults and $10 U16. Registered Athletes $10 and $5. Entries close 6pm on Sunday 27th August.

  •  24/08/2024 09:30 AM
  •   Governors Bay Primary School

Held on this course since 1962, this event has a chasing start which aims to create a mass finish by the slowest runners heading off first and the faster runners chasing them home. Most of the runners finish within 4 minutes of each other. As a DGRS runner Don will estimate your 5km time for you. Please enter by 7pm on Thursday 7 September.

  •  7/09/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Loburn domain

The Loburn 68 replaces the Takahe to Akaroa,. We expect again to field some very competitive teams, with the Canterbury Road Champs being the main selection event. But even if you don't make a team aiming for a podium finish, there will be a place for you in a DGRS team aiming for collectively do the best we can and enjoy what is the premier Club event of the season. Registration by Friday 8 September so that Don can organise the teams.

  •  21/09/2024 12:30 PM
  •   Willows reserve

The Andrew Reese Relay @ The Willows is set in the Willows Recreation area, with a mixture of shingle stop bank roads, undulating single track and forest trails with one lap covering approx. 2.5km. With teams made up of 3 runners each, the juniors will run one lap and the seniors two. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 4 June.

  •  28/09/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Taupo Motorsport Park

2024 New Zealand Road Relay Championships set to be hosted at the Taupo Motorsport Park on Saturday 28 September. Pre-register your interest now as we intend to book accommodation for DGRS members and will organise shared vans where required.

  •  13/10/2024 10:00 AM
  •   Te Onepoto / Taylors Mistake, Christchurch, New Zealand
  •  20/10/2024 05:00 AM
  •   Hansen park, christchurch

With stunning hill, city, and harbour views and a variety of courses to suit all abilities, the Crater Rim Ultra includes the Hansen Park Kids Dash, Rapaki Rumble 10km, Kiwi Challenge 22km, Bellbird Buster 30km, Crater Rim 53km or Ultra 80km where you will run over extinct volcanoes along the Crater Rim.

  •  24/05/2024 06:00 PM
  •   106 Waimairi Road, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand

3km race for Under 16s, 4.5km Open Race, and 4.5km Women’s and Men's Eliminators. Entries close Sunday 19 May 6pm (late entries on the night).

  •  11/05/2024 01:00 PM
  •   North Hagley Park, Central Christchurch

Honoring the late Daniel Reese by entering this event you can run both a scratch race of either 2 km (under 18) or 4 km (18 and over), and compete in a relays team of 4 (running between 1km and 4 km each).

  •  4/05/2024 10:00 AM
  •   Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

  •  21/04/2024 07:30 AM
  •   86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand

DGRS Runners will meet on corner of Kilmore and Colombo Street.

  •  14/04/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Landfill Avenue, Parklands, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 2024 Athletics Canterbury Mile Championships combined with the Athletics Canterbury 5km Road Championships will take place on a fast, flat road course within the Bottle Lake reserve. Keen Athletes can do BOTH the mile and the 5km at no extra cost!

  • NZ$20
  •  22/03/2024 05:00 PM
  •   Ngā Puna Wai

The DGRS Twilight Challenge: Run with the stars FRIDAY, 22nd MARCH 2024 Ever wanted to run with the best? Now is your chance. The Don Greig Racing Stables are hosting an evening of track races where participants get to rub shoulders with current and former legends.

  •  17/03/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Latimer Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand

After your 6 or 12 km run join DGRS at Rawhiti Domain where we will have a BBQ with a sausage for everyone who stops by.

  • NZ$25
  •  25/02/2024 12:00 PM
  •   nga puna wai

We are thrilled to be able to invite YOU and your friends to compete at The FAST Five as part of the International Track Meet weekend. The 5km run is open to all levels and abilities (year 9 and above). You have 45 minutes to complete the course to finish on the athletics track at Ngā Puna Wai before International Track Meet starts. · The course starts and finishes on the athletics track at Ngā Puna Wai before heading out on the smooth roads around Aidanfield and returns to finish back on the track. Full traffic management is in place.

  • NZ$5
  •  13/02/2024 05:30 AM
  •   -43.528305, 172.614177

The Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series consists of 5 weeks of events for runners and walkers wanting to run or walk in a 5KM event. Hosted by the Port Hills Athletic Club and Christchurch Avon Athletic Club in the beautiful Hagley Park, Christchurch.

  •  10/02/2024 08:00 AM
  •   Upper Buller Gorge Road, Inangahua, New Zealand
  • NZ$5
  •  6/02/2024 05:30 AM
  •   -43.528305, 172.614177

The Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series consists of 5 weeks of events for runners and walkers wanting to run or walk in a 5KM event. Hosted by the Port Hills Athletic Club and Christchurch Avon Athletic Club in the beautiful Hagley Park, Christchurch.

  • NZ$5
  •  30/01/2024 05:30 AM
  •   -43.528305, 172.614177

The Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series consists of 5 weeks of events for runners and walkers wanting to run or walk in a 5KM event. Hosted by the Port Hills Athletic Club and Christchurch Avon Athletic Club in the beautiful Hagley Park, Christchurch.

  • NZ$5
  •  23/01/2024 05:30 AM
  •   -43.528305, 172.614177

The Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series consists of 5 weeks of events for runners and walkers wanting to run or walk in a 5KM event. Hosted by the Port Hills Athletic Club and Christchurch Avon Athletic Club in the beautiful Hagley Park, Christchurch.

  • NZ$5
  •  16/01/2024 05:30 AM
  •   -43.528305, 172.614177

The Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series consists of 5 weeks of events for runners and walkers wanting to run or walk in a 5KM event. Hosted by the Port Hills Athletic Club and Christchurch Avon Athletic Club in the beautiful Hagley Park, Christchurch.

  •  10/12/2023 09:00 AM
  •   Motu Quay, Pegasus 7612, New Zealand

Pegasus Town will host the Canterbury Half Marathon and 9km Run and Walk.

  •  15/10/2023 05:00 AM
  •   Hansen park, christchurch

With stunning hill, city, and harbour views and a variety of courses to suit all abilities, the Crater Rim Ultra includes the Hansen Park Kids Dash, Rapaki Rumble 10km, Kiwi Challenge 22km, Bellbird Buster 30km, Crater Rim 53km or Ultra 80km where you will run over extinct volcanoes along the Crater Rim.

  •  30/09/2023 09:00 AM
  •   Loburn domain

The Loburn 68 replaces the Takahe to Akaroa, and this year is the venue for the New Zealand National Road Relays. DGRS will be seeking to at least repeat last years 3rd overall club in New Zealand success. We expect again to field some very competitive teams, with the Canterbury Road Champs on the 26 August being the main selection event. But even if you don't make a team aiming for a podium finish, there will be a place for you in a DGRS team aiming for collectively do the best we can and enjoy what is the premier Club event of the season. Registration by Friday 8 September so that Don can organise the teams.

  •  16/09/2023 09:30 AM
  •   Governors Bay Primary School

Held on this course since 1962, this event has a chasing start which aims to create a mass finish by the slowest runners heading off first and the faster runners chasing them home. Most of the runners finish within 4 minutes of each other. As a DGRS runner Don will estimate your 5km time for you. Please enter by 7pm on Thursday 7 September.

  •  10/09/2023 09:16 PM
  •   Massey University campus, Palmerston North.

The 2023 New Zealand Road Championships is scheduled for 10 September and will be held in the vicinity of University Ave on the Massey University campus, Palmerston North.

  •  2/09/2023 12:30 PM
  •   Lake Roto Kohatu

Relay event at Lake Roto Kohatu for teams of 4 running 5km each (over 16) or 2.5km each (under 16). A mixed adult and child option is also available. Unregistered runners can compete in this event, but $20 adults and $10 U16. Registered Athletes $10 and $5. Entries close 6pm on Sunday 27th August.

  •  26/08/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Landfill Avenue, Parklands, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Canterbury "Champions of the Roads" are the grade winners in this Canterbury Road Running Championship event hosted by Athletics Canterbury. Olivia Ritchie was the 2023 women's champion! This Championship event offers registered athletic club runners the opportunity to be selected to represent Canterbury in National Road Championships. This is also the primary DGRS selection event for the Road Relay teams. Entries close Sunday 20th August at 6pm.

  •  5/08/2023 01:15 PM
  •   Motukarara Race Course

The tradition of the Holloway Memorial, which originally used the Trentham racecourse, is revisited with the event now being held at the Motukarara Race Course. The race has over the years had a reputation as a “proper cross country” and the undulating 2km course on variable terrain at Motukarara will continue that tradition. Entries close Sunday 30 July at 6pm.

  •  29/07/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Hansen Park Christchurch

This Cross Country Race allows young runners to meet and enjoy the flat fast course around Hansen Park. Entries close Sunday 6pm 23 July.

  •  15/07/2023 01:15 PM
  •   Mark Treffers Drive, North New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Kennett Cup races are between 2 and 9 km with one steeple at end of the first lap, then two steeples per lap. These steeples are wider and more stable than sprint hurdles at 750mm high with two lower rails that small athletes can climb on. The rule is that you choose to either go over a steeple (taking the shortest line) or run around far end. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 9 July.

  •  15/07/2023 05:00 AM
  •   Sapapali'i, Samoa
  •  2/07/2023 06:15 AM
  •   Southport QLD, Australia

Join DGRS Runners on the Gold Coast

  •  1/07/2023 01:04 PM
  •   Halswell Quary

This championship race serves to identify the local champions, as well as acting as the selection race for the National Champs. It is the pinnacle race for the Cross Country season. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 25 June.

  •  10/06/2023 12:30 PM
  •   Willows reserve

The Andrew Reese Relay @ The Willows is set in the Willows Recreation area, with a mixture of shingle stop bank roads, undulating single track and forest trails with one lap covering approx. 2.5km. With teams made up of 3 runners each, the juniors will run one lap and the seniors two. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 4 June.

  •  27/05/2023 01:15 PM
  •   347 Keyes Road, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Rawhiti Races is the first of the fast- paced individual runs of the season. It is a challenging event over the ups & downs of Rawhiti domain, run over a mix of grass and trail. There is a "short-course option" for all runners 20 years and older. Registrations close Sunday 21 May.

  •  13/05/2023 12:35 PM
  •   Ashley Picnic Ground, Millton Avenue, Rangiora

All teams, both adult and junior teams, have 4 legs each. The under 18 team runners each run a lap of 2.5 km, whereas the seniors run 2 laps each to give a total length of 5 km per leg. Registrations close 6pm Sunday 7 May.

  •  6/05/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

  •  16/04/2023 07:30 AM
  •   86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand

DGRS Runners will meet on corner of Kilmore and Colombo Street.

  •  2/04/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Lake Roto Kōhatu
  •  19/03/2023 09:00 AM
  •   Latimer Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand

After your 6 or 12 km run join DGRS at Rawhiti Domain where we will have a BBQ with a sausage for everyone who stops by.

  • NZ$12
  •  10/03/2023 05:45 PM
  •   Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

5km Racing on the track at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub.

  •  11/02/2023 08:00 PM
  •   Upper Buller Gorge Road, Inangahua, New Zealand

The fastest runners at DGRS

Add your name to the pantheon of DGRS's fastest runners. For a run to qualify you must be registered with DGRS in the year that you ran the time, and within each category only your fastest race will be recorded. The DGRS committee will have final decision on whether an event qualifies. Please send nominations either for yourself or others to dgrs@dgrs.nz.

Marathon

Marathon

The all-time fastest DGRS runners over 42.195 km - Olivia Ritchie, Caden Sheilds, Lisa Brignull, Michael Anderson, Carolyn Morton

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Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Our all-time fastest runners over 21.1 km - Hannah Bartram, Luke Sturkenboom, Kirsten Hall, Brett Tingay, Stephanie Rumble, Phil Lindsay, Don Greig, Christopher Littlewood

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10 km

10 km

Our all-time fastest runners over 10,000 metres - Olivia Ritchie, Caden Shields, Fiona Crombie, Brett Tingay, Richard Bennett, Maree Grieg, Don Grieg

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5 km

5 km

Our fastest runners over 5,000 metres - Hannah Oldroyd, Caden Shields, Fiona Crombie, Brett Tingay, Tui Summers, Richard Bennett, Maree Greig, Don Greig

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1 Mile

1 Mile

Our fastest runners over 1 mile. - Brent Cameron, Daniel Stouffer, Malcolm Cornelius

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Phil Lindsay

President

Margy Gilpin

Secretary

Bridget Lumsden

Treasurer

Anne McLeod

Committee & Newsletter Editor

Anthony Duncraft

Committee

Dave Cox

Committee

Don Greig

Coach & Committee

Maree Greig

Committee & Apparel

Shane Grose

Committee

Brent Gilpin

Web Master

Friday 10th March 2023 | Ngā Puna Wai Sports Stadium, Christchurch

  • Christchurch, New Zealand