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Important Information for Managers of Teams to the NZSS Cross Country Championships

8 June 2011 9:34am

Replacement Runners/Grade Changes

In order to maintain the ability of a team to achieve a team score runners already entered by the close of entries who are then scratched may be replaced either by eligible runners already entered in another race or by new non entered runners. A form will be provided to managers to record these replacements/grade changes which must then be handed to Race Control. Where replacement runners have already been entered in another grade they run with their own allocated number and timing chip. If the replacement runner has not been previously entered they run using the number and timing chip of the runner they are replacing. There is no extra entry fee required for a replacement runner. The form can also be used for runners who have been entered in a grade incorrectly and who wish to compete in another grade. This process can occur right up to the start of the race if necessary but early notification of the changes makes the production of correct results easier.

NZSSAA team to Australian Cross Country Championships, Stromlo Forest, Canberra August 20

8 June 2011 12:00am

The NZSS Executive has decided to select a team to compete at the Australian Cross Country Championships being held in Canberra on August 20/21. The team will be made up from up to 12 male and 12 female runners selected from the top 12 runners in both Senior races at the NZSS championships being held in Ashburton on June 18. This will be a self-funded team. The cost per athlete is unknown at this stage but costings are being done and will be notified to prospective team members shortly after our championships. We will be attempting to make travel to the event and accommodation options as flexible as possible so that team members and family members who may wish to travel with them can make their own arrangements and take advantage of the best travel deals/use airpoints and stay with family/friends in Canberra. There will also be a travel and accommodation option organised by NZSSAA that team members can join if they prefer.

Runners who are registered with Athletics NZ need to be aware that there is a clash of dates with the NZ Road Race championships being held in Wellington which will mean having to choose which event to take part in. NZSSAA regrets this clash which has come about because of the decision to bring Athletics NZ events forward to avoid accommodation and travel difficulties during the Rugby World Cup. If runners are needed for their club and centre teams or have been planning to compete at the Road Championships then they should consider continuing with those plans. NZSSAA intends offering this opportunity next year and beyond.

NZSSAA is seeking to appoint two manager/coaches to look after the Team. Ideally the managers will be selected from teachers involved with school based cross country running but people other than teachers who also manage and train school teams are welcome to apply. Expressions of interest along with a brief resume with names and contact details of referees can be emailed to Geoff Shaw, Geoffrey.Shaw@tekura.school.nz . The closing date for the expressions of interest will be June 30.

Cross Country Entries

29 May 2011 10:38am

Entries received so far for the Cross Country Champs can be viewed online.

Note that entries are only received when payment has been made.

T-Shirt design and order form

2 May 2011 10:47am

Orders are now being taken for the official 2011 New Zealand Secondary Schools? Cross Country t-shirts. The t-shirts fabric is dry knit 100% Polyester ?Dri Gear?, and available in sizes from small to large. The cost is $35 each.

T-shirts will be placed with the school?s race packs and can be picked up at registration. Please note the earlier than normal deadline. The deadline for the t-shirt orders is Monday 23 May. There will be no ?on the day? sales. However, further orders will be taken and a postage component added.

Cross Country Newsletter & Maps

26 April 2011 11:02am

The newsletter is available for the upcoming Cross Country Championships. Entries for this competition open on Monday 2 May. Also available are two annotated maps.

Cross Country 2011

25 April 2011 11:02am

The NZSSAA Executive is pleased to confirm that the 2011 NZSS Cross Country Championships will be held at Tinwald Domain, Ashburton on June 18. The Host School will be Ashburton College and the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee is Mr Trevor Cochrane of Ashburton College.


Ashburton and Methven will be the main accommodation locations for the Cross Country. Methven is 25 minutes drive from Ashburton. Those wishing to stay in Methven are advised to get in early, because of its popularity with skiers. Mt Hutt ski field is close by. Rakaia is 25 minutes north of Ashburton and Mt Somers 30 minutes west of Ashburton.

North & South Island Results

3 April 2011 10:22pm

Results for the North and South Island Champs can be viewed below.

Entries for North and South Island Champs

30 March 2011 8:51pm

Entries can be viewed online for both Champs.

More South Island's Info

30 March 2011 8:51pm

Order of events

The following programme is correct as at 30 March. Hammer Throw times are yet to be confirmed.


T-Shirts to commemorate the 2011 SISS Athletics Champs will be available for order at the meeting. You will be able to try one on for size before ordering. T-Shirts will be posted out. The cost will be ~$30.

Christchurch Earthquake, South Island and North Island Secondary School Champs

1 March 2011 3:52pm

On behalf of the members of above associations and all the members of the NZ Secondary Schools Athletics Association the NZSSAA Executive members extend our deepest sympathy and our support to all of those who have suffered as a result of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch on February 22nd. In particular we are thinking of our athletics friends and associates who have lost family members or have had their homes and livelihoods destroyed around them. We ask all who are involved with our sport to find ways of assisting the recovery of the people of Christchurch by helping in whatever way you can to help overcome the impact the earthquake has had on their lives.

As a consequence of the damage to the QE2 stadium track and facilities and the surrounding area the South Island Secondary School Athletics Championships have shifted to Timaru. Another problem for Canterbury has been the severe disruption to normal school programmes and there will be great difficulty in holding local championships or determining who might be selected to compete at the South Island championships. School Sport Canterbury is working on ways to overcome these difficulties.

The North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships will be held at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton. The order of events and the instructions to competitors are posted below and the information to regional team organisers will be sent out through the RSD’s on 7 March.

Track and Field and Road Race photos are available

17 December 2010 12:00am

Photos from the NZ Secondary Schools Track and Field and Road Race Championships are now available by clicking the following link:

Athletes of the Meet and Selected Team

17 December 2010 12:00am

Congratulations to our NZSSAA Athletes selected at the Energy Online New Zealand Seondary Schools Track, Field and Road Race Championships Hastings 2010.

Athletes of the Meet 2010
Leesa Lealai-Salanoa, St Mary’s Wellington
Julia Ratcliffe, Waikato Diocesan School
Jacko Gill, Takapuna Grammar School
Joseph Millar, Aquinas College
Brad Mathas, Cullinane College

Junior Athletes of the Meet 2010
Merewarihi Vaka, Aorere College
Dalton Coppins, Sacred Heart College (Auckland)
Jade Graham, Gore High School

Road Race Athletes of the Meet 2010
Alex Gorrie, Kavanagh College
Olivia Ritchie, Waikato Diocesan School

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