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The Star: March 16, 2017

The Star: March 16,

Thursday, March 16 , 2017 How to grow beautiful blooms GARDENING - P36 The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch City2Surf on Sunday – are you up for it? THEY’RE OFF: Runners leave the 14km start at last year’s City2Surf. PHOTO: RACHEL SLOAN RUNNERS AND walkers – it’s nearly time to pull on your lycra and lace up those sneakers. With just three days to go, conditions are looking good for Sunday’s City2Surf fun run. And if you haven’t entered yet on online, or are simply waiting to see whether you are in the mood to take up the challenge on the day the good news is you can rock up and enter. The MetService is forecasting a high of 21 deg C. Star Media events organiser Vanessa Fleming said entries are up on last year. “There are more team entries and workplaces using this event for well-being and teamwork. It’s really cool to see.” The 150 team entries range in size from 1000-strong “Hewaka Tapu” to the five-member “We Thought They Said Rum.” Free parking for runners and supporters is available on the sports fields at McCormacks Bay. There’ll be buses taking runners to the start lines from 7.30am for a cost of $8. The 14km starts at 9am from Pioneer Stadium’s Centennial Park. An hour later, the Sport Canterbury 6km starts at 10am from Hansen Park, Opawa. Water is available on the course. Runners will be following the Heathcote River, finishing at the Ferrymead playing fields. Celebrate your achievement at the City2Surf village on the playing fields. Along with healthy food options from salad to pizza, there will be freebies, a fun zone for children, prizes, entertainment and much more. And if you haven’t entered yet, it’s not too late. Entry forms can be downloaded from or collect an entry from YMCA city centre and Bishopdale, The Athlete’s Foot Northlands and Riccarton or at any Pak’n Save or New World Supermarket. The legacy of a teen’s bad driving Ava Hurst was almost two when the car she was a passenger in was struck head-on – driven by a teenager. Her life was changed forever. Now a new Crash Bash programme is under way to try to stop more carnage on the roads. •See pages 4,5 SPORT, P48 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR LIFTS COASTAL SPIRIT PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Rise Up Christchurch