Cross Country, Road & Trail

  1. CANTERBURY RUNNING | CROSS COUNTRY

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Cross-country, Road and Trail running covers all running that occurs outside an athletics stadium. It can be daunting for people new to the sport to understand what we mean so here is a guide.

Our calendar offers events throughout the year.  Anyone can enter an event.  Click on the calendar page for information specific to that event.

  • Cross-country events are run around loops over mixed terrain including grass, sand, and forest floor. Each loop is usually about 2k.  Each event offers various distances from 4k to 10k.   The more relaxed races include the Lake Reserve Cross-Country and the Royal Derby.  We also offer relay events where team members run their lap before tagging the next person in the team.  Sometimes these have handicapped starts which means the faster teams start later.  This leads to exciting close finishes.  Faster stronger runners are catered for too with steeple chase jumps in the Kennett Cup and the hilly Holloway.
  • Road racing is on hard surfaces with runs ranging from shortish loops to longer scenic events.   Distances range from 5k up to the half and full marathon.   Our show-stopper is the stunning 10k run between Governors Bay and Lyttleton.  The highlight for many is the iconic Takahe to Akaroa road relay.
  • Trail runs take you literally off the beaten track.  These events are usually longer in distance.  Boulder Bay is a 10.5k run out around Godley Head  and the Crater Rim events offers multiple options from 10k to 83k which will take you all over the Port Hills.
  • Race walking is also possible in most of our events.

Full programme details can be found here:

 

PROGRAMME 2022

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All dates Saturday unless
otherwise stated
Events
April 10 (Sunday) Lakes Reserve Relay
April 30 Hagley Memorial Relay*
May 07 Lionel Fox Relays*
May 15 (Sunday) REBOOT – the Athletes Marathon, Tai Tapu
May 21 Rawhiti Races incorporating the Jane Paterson Cup*
June 04 Royal Derby, Ascot Park
June 11 Holloway Cross Country Races*
June 18/19 NZ Secondary Schools CC & Relay Championships, Nelson
June 25 Kennett Cup / South Island Cross Country Championships*
July 09 Canterbury Cross Country Championships* @ Halswell
July 23 Andrew Reese Memorial Relays @Rangiora*
July 30 NZ Cross Country Championships – Taupo
August 06 Lakeside Relay*
August 20 Canterbury Road Championships*
August 27 Selwyn Relays @ the Willows*
September 04 (Sunday) NZ Road Championships – Wellington
September 10 Port Hills under 18  Cross Country
September 17 Governors Bay to Lyttelton*
October 01 NZ Road Relay & Takahe to Alkaroa Relay*
October 16 (Sunday) NZ Trail Running Championships: Crater Rim Trail Run
October 30 (Sunday) Boulder Bay Classic
November 06 (Sunday) Canterbury Half- Marathon Champs @ Selwyn Running Festival
Jan / Feb 2023  (Tuesday) Port Hills 5km series, Hagley Park

*Winter club of the year events.
All dates Saturday unless otherwise stated

NZ CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 - Team Information

National Cross Country Championships – 2022
Spa Thermal Park, Taupo,
Saturday, 30th July 2022
Sunday, 31st July 2022 (Club team relay)

TEAM LIST    2022 (Announced after entries close)

INFORMATION for ATHLETES – CLICK

SELECTION POLICY

To be considered for Canterbury team selection, athletes will need to:

  • meet the selection criteria (See notes below) – Remember selection to the Canterbury team is only for under 18 Grade and above.

  • fill in the NOMINATION FORM and submit as below

    Either post to: 5 McBeath Avenue, Hoon Hay, ChCh 8025,   to arrive before.
    or
    Scan & Email form:
    to Daniel Reese before
    or
    Hand form to: the Canterbury Cross Country Event Help Desk or selectors Daniel Reese, Shona Brown or Kevin Prendergast at the Canterbury Championships.

Cross Country Championships Team Selection Policy 2022

1.  Athletes must start in the 2022 Canterbury Cross Country Championships unless they have advised a Selector of a valid reason for not participating.

2.  An athlete will be selected, if available, if they finish in the 1st or 2nd place positions in the Canterbury Championships in the following grades: Senior Men, Senior Women, Men U20, Women U20, Men U18, Women U18, Masters Men 35-49,  Masters Women 35-49, Masters Men 50+ and Masters Women 50+ and Masters Men 65+

3.  Other athletes may be included if, in the opinion of the Selectors, they are likely to acquit themselves well at the New Zealand Cross Country Championships.

4.  The Selectors may include further team members to ensure that a complete team is available to compete in a grade.

Eligibility to compete in the 2022 NZ Cross Country Championships:

  • Senior grade: An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 17 years or over on the 31st December in the year of competition.

  • Men U20 & Women U20 grade: An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19 years on the 31st of December in the year of competition

  • Men U18 & Women U18 grade: An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 15, 16 or 17 years on the 31st of December in the year of competition.​

NZ ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Team Information

STILL TO BE UPDATED FOR 2023

National Road Championships Championships – Wellington, Sunday, 4th September 2022.

TEAM LIST

INFORMATION for ATHLETES – CLICK

SELECTION POLICY – CLICK

To be considered for Canterbury team selection, athletes will need to:

  • meet the selection criteria (See link above) – Remember selection to the Canterbury team is only for under 18 Grade and above.

  • fill in the NOMINATION FORM and submit as below

    Either post to: 5 McBeath Avenue, Hoon Hay, ChCh 8025,   to arrive before Wednesday 18th August.
    or
    Scan & Email form:
    to Daniel Reese before Saturday 21st August
    or
    Hand form to: the Canterbury Road Championships Event Help Desk or selectors Daniel Reese, Shona Brown or Kevin Prendergast at the Canterbury Championships.

Winter 'Club of the Year'

2022 CLICK

2021 CLICK

Shoe Clinic 'Athlete of the Week'

2022 Shoe Clinic “Athlete of the Week” awards
Event Grade 16 & up – $50.00 Grade 15 and down – $30.00
Hagley Memorial Relay Andrea Hansen (NBOL) Cooper Wightman (SELW)
Lionel Fox Relays Alex Kelliher (CHAV) Isabel Prescott (SELW)
Canterbury Marathon Championship Daniel Balchin (UNC)
Jane Paterson Races Niamh Motley (TIM) Tomo Hudson (CHAV)
Holloway Memorial Races Olivia Ritchie (DGRS) Brynne Gordon (PHILL)
South Island Cross-Country Champs/Kennett Cup
Canterbury Cross-Country Championships
Lakeside Relays
Canterbury Road Championships
Port Hills U18 Races
Governors Bay to Lyttelton
Takahe to Akaroa Relay
The Cross Country & Road Committee would like to thank Shoe Clinic for their support of these awards

Cross Country and Road 'Champions of the Season'

2022 Women
2022 Men

2021 Women
2021 Men

 

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