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Definite and Possible Guideline Programme Changes

1 November 2010 11:46am

These changes are now confirmed.

The possible heats for JG/SB 3000m will swap with the possible heats for OG/OB 2000m on the Saturday following positive feedback for that change. If 3000m heats are held they will be at approximately midday and any steeplechase heats will be around 7.00 pm.

A request has been made to have heats and semis for the JG/JB 800m on the Saturday and just the final on the Sunday as occurred last year in Timaru. This would mean the heats of the 800m being held in the morning where the 1500m is currently placed, the 800m heats becoming the semis and being held a little earlier in the afternoon and the 1500m heats being held late in the afternoon.

A request has been made to have the SB javelin switch with the SB Hammer on Sunday. This is a simple shift and does not require any other events that might conflict with these events being changed. Feedback is asked for on these 2 requests please over the next 2 weeks to oe@nzssaa.org.nz

Concern has been expressed that the JG Long Jump will not be over before the SG Triple Jump is timed to begin forcing that event to be held into a head wind, assuming the long jump competitors have a following wind and that there will be wind at that time. 2 possibilities are easily available to us if necessary. The first is to delay the start of the triple jump until the long jump is concluded or begin the triple jump into the same pit as the long jump is nearing completion. The pit is wide enough to accommodate 2 events at the same time and there are 2 run ups available.

Newsletter Two

13 October 2010 10:26am

Newsletter Two is available for the Track, Field and Road Race Champs. Also available is the application form for Officials, and a T-shirt order form.

Coaching/training DVD

25 September 2010 9:57am

There is a coaching/training DVD produced by Athletics Auckland for teenage athletes covering Sprints, Middle Distance, Long Jump, High Jump, Shotput and Discus.

The cost is $15 and a preview with ordering details can be seen at http://www.athleticsauckland.co.nz/Article.aspx?ID=59066

Possible Programme Switch for Steeplechase/3000 metres heats at NZSS Track,

23 September 2010 12:04pm

A suggestion has been made that the Open Girls and Open Boys Steeplechase heats, currently scheduled for late on Saturday morning be switched with the Junior Girls and Senior Boys 3000 metres heats which are scheduled for late in the day on Saturday.

The advantage of the shift is that the 3000 metres athletes will have longer to recover between their possible heats and their finals on Sunday. For those who do not qualify for the final it gives longer recovery before taking part in the road race the next morning if that’s what they decide to do. It is rare that heats are held in the Steeplechase and also quite common that the 3000 metres, particularly the Junior Girls, do not require heats either.

Comment on this possible change is invited. Please email oe@nzssaa.org.nz with your thoughts.

Middle Distance Scholarship

17 September 2010 8:39am

Nelson College Boarding Scholarship available to male middle distance athletes. For information and an application pack on this opportunity go to www.nelcollege.school.nz. or email enquiries@nelcollege.school.nz or greglautenslager@hotmail.com. Applications close October 4 2010.

Draft Programme

10 September 2010 9:56am

A draft programme is available for the Track, Field and Road Race Championships in Hastings.

NI Interprovincial SS XC Relay

6 September 2010 10:34am

Results are available for the North Island Interprovincial Secondary School Cross Country Relay, held at Porritt Stadium Fields, Hamilton on August 30.

Track & Field Newsletter

20 August 2010 8:10pm

Newsletter One for the 2011 Track, Field and Road Race Championships is available.

Results & Photos

19 June 2010 3:57pm

Results are now available below from the Cross Country Championships.

Entries & Museum

13 June 2010 11:53am

Entries received for the Cross Country Championships can be viewed online.

The Southward Car Museum will be staying open until 6.00 pm on Friday for anyone wishing to have a look at their fantastic display of cars etc.

T-Shirt design and order form

3 June 2010 8:43am

Orders are now being taken for the official 2010 New Zealand Secondary Schools? Cross Country t-shirts. The t-shirts are 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, and available in sizes from children?s 14 to large. The cost is $20 each.

T-shirts will be placed with the school?s race packs and can be picked up at registration. The deadline for the t-shirt orders is June 14. There will be a very limited supply on sale at the race headquarters at Waikanae Park.

Pasta Party at Southwards Museum

31 May 2010 8:30am

Friday 18 June 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm


  • 5.30pm mix and mingle and food served
  • 6.15pm official welcome Mayor of Kapiti
  • 6.20pm welcome from Richard Campbell Principal Paraparaumu College
  • 6.25pm any other official messages
  • 6.30pm more food served


  • Buns with butter on the side
  • Traditional Lasagne
  • Spaghetti carbonara with bacon and mushroom
  • Mediterranean penne pasta in a tomato sauce with veges (as a vegetarian option )
  • Spinach and ricotta tortellini
  • Fruit juice

Team Managers: Book your tickets @ $14 per person online when you do your entries.

Any Race packs not collected earlier in the day will be available to pick up from Southwards Museum during the evening.

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