Cross Country, Road & Trail

PROGRAMME 2021

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2021 WINTER PROGRAMME 
March 28 NBOL 5 & 10km event – New Brighton Pier
April 3 EASTER
April 11 ASB Christchurch Marathon
School Holidays 16th April to 3rd May
April 17 Free
April 25                            Sunday Hagley Memorial Relay*
May 01
May 08 Lionel Fox Relays*
May 08 Rotorua Marathon (NZ Masters Marathon champs)
May 11                             Tuesday Secondary School Road Championships
May 15
May 22 Rawhiti Races incorporating Jane Paterson Cup*
May 29
June 03                            Thurssday Secondary School Cross Country Championships
June 07            Queens Birthday A Right Royal event
June 12 Andrew Reese Memorial Relay @ Rangiora*
June 19
June 19 Secondary Schools CC Champs, Hawera
June 26 Holloway Cross Country Races*
July 03  
School Holidays 10th July to 26th July
July 10 Kennett Cup*
July 17 Free
July 24 Canterbury Cross-Country Champs*
July 31 Lakeside Relays*
August 07 NZ Cross Country Championships –Dunedin
August 14
August 21 Canterbury Road Championships* – POSTPONED
August 28  
September 04  
September 05 NZ Road Championships – Hamilton – POSTPONED
September 11  
September 18 Governors Bay to Lyttelton*
September 25  
School Holidays 1st October to 18th October
October 02 NZ National Road Relay – Takahe to Akaroa Relay*
October 09 Port Hills U18 Races*
October 17                         Sunday NZ Trail Running Championships – Crater Rim Trail Run
October 24  
October 31                        Sunday Sumner Boulder Bay Classic
November 07                   Sunday Selwyn, Canterbury Half- Marathon Champs

All dates Saturday unless otherwise stated

*Winter club of the year events

 

NZ CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - Team Information

National Cross Country Championships – 2022 TBA

TEAM LIST    2021

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, Bernie Jago 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+

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

National Road Championships Championships – Mystery Creek, Hamilton 7th November 2021.

26th August 2021 – Please ignore all information below at this stage until we have more information. When we have a better idea of when our own Road Champs are being held and what the new Lockdown levels will be moving forward, we will communicate with you further. The new date for the NZ Road Champs is still 10 weeks away so there is a lot that can happen in that time.
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Selectors

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, Bernie Jago or Kevin Prendergast at the Canterbury Championships.

Winter 'Club of the Year'

Shoe Clinic 'Athlete of the Week'

2021 Shoe Clinic “Athlete of the Week” awards
Event Grade 16 & up – $50.00 Grade 15 and down – $30.00
Canterbury Marathon Championship Andy Good (UNC)
Hagley Memorial Relay Hannah Oldroyd (DGRS) Angus Sevier (CHAV)
Lionel Fox Relays Ayrton Shadbolt (PHILLS) Tahlia Pellow (PTH)
Jane Paterson Races Max Yanzick (UNC) Byrnne Gordon (PHILLS)
Andrew Reese Memorial Relay Tania Cox (NBOL) Cooper Wightman (SELW)
Holloway Memorial Races Eva Pringle (PHILLS) Daniel Prescott (SELW)
South Island Cross-Country Champs/Kennett Cup  Chris Dryden (UNC)  Bela Cameron (CHAV)
Canterbury Cross-Country Championships  Charlie Hazlett (PHILLS)  Elspeth McGuiness (PHILLS)
Lakeside Relays  Cameron Clark (CHAV)  Isabel Prescott (SELW)
Canterbury Road Championships  Brett Tingay (UNC)  Otto Church (NBOL)
Port Hills U18 Races
Governors Bay to Lyttelton  Andrea Hewitt (NBOL)
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' 2021

‘Champions of the Season’ as after the Canterbury Cross Country Championships.

Women

Men

CANTERBURY RUNNING | CROSS COUNTRY

BE INVOLVED


Cross-Country, Road and Trail running covers all running that occurs outside the “track” on an athletics field.

Commonly called Cross-Country & Road, this discipline in Canterbury, covers a much wider range of running than the name suggests. Runners, be they fast or steadier, have a range of options from a 5km fun run around Hagley Park through to the challenging 51km of the Crater Rim trail event on the Port Hills.

  • Cross – country runs are racing as either individuals or teams over a few shortish loops (about 2km) and mixed terrain of grass, sand, and forest floor. Examples include:
    • The 5km summer series in Hagley Park
    • The Lionel Fox relay loops over beach & forest at Woodend Beach
  • Road racing is usually on bitumen or hard surfaces and we have a mix of runs ranging from shortish loops to longer scenic road events. Key examples include:
    • Lakeside Relay which loops around Lake Roto Kohatu
    • The stunning 10km run between Governors Bay to Lyttelton
    • The iconic Takahe to Akaroa Road relay and, of course
    • The Canterbury Half / Full Marathons.
  • Trail racing – as the name describes, are runs over trail and are generally longer (10km or over) events out on the hills and in the forests. Athletics Canterbury’s key trail events are:
    • Crater Rim (races from 10 to 51km on the Port Hills) &
    • Boulder Bay – a 10.5km run, out around Godley Head
  • Mountain running describes those runs up and / or down mountains.
  • Race walking is also possible on some of the flatter terrains.

Full programme details can be found here:

Children wanting to run in events can enter via a club or via the community runner entry on the event websites. Clubs are spread right across the region and children & their parents can find out details of a club in our clubs’ section.

Adults have three options. They can

  • Join the club scene and run with other like-minded people in a supportive & encouraging environment. Club details can be found in the clubs’ section.
  • Check out our Can Run programme which has events and coaching ideal for those who are new to running, don’t want to join a club, or want to run in only a select number of races. Can Run details can be found here.
  • Run in any of our events as Community runners by visiting each event website

Regardless of how you join us – welcome. Canterbury is an awesome place to run in and we would love to share our passion for running with you and your family.

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