Coster breakthrough inpires her for more
Rochelle Coster blitzed to a share of the New Zealand 100m hurdles record during a breakthrough 2016 campaign. The Aucklander chats to Steve Landells about her rise and hopes for the future.
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Rare Tie at Road Relays
A very even spread of club results saw an unprecedented four clubs finish with 50 points in the competition for the Best Overall Club at the NZ Road Relay Champs in Rotorua. Wellington Scottish placed fourth on the countback and the top award saw a three-way tie between Auckland City Athletics, Hamilton City Hawks and Wellington Harrier Athletic Club, unable to be separated by the countback system in the event rules.
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24 hour warriors tough it out
What a weekend for our Ultra athletes competing at the first ever Athletics NZ 24 hour champs at the AUT Millennium track on Auckland’s North Shore! The weather had a big impact on the results with regular heavy showers and wind having an effect on the runners and pre race favourite, Australian Mick Thwaites was forced out with hypothermia after 10 hours while leading. The inaugural NZ 24 hour champions are John Bayne (Leith Harriers) and Penny Kirkwood (Auckland YMCA Marathon).
During the Olympics and Paralympics we ran a social media competition encouraging clubs, schools and groups to show their support for the teams in Rio. They posted a video or picture supporting, imitating or congratulating the team or team members. Thanks for all the great entries and congratulations to the two winning clubs.
People’s Choice: Wellington Scottish Athletics
Athletes’ Choice: Paukuranga Junior Athletics
In case you missed it Athletics NZ created a support video too.
WADA 2017 Prohibited List
The World Anti Doping Association (WADA) has recently published their Prohibited List for 2017. While there are very few changes it is important that athletes and support personnel are aware of this information.
WADA 2017 Prohibited List
Brian Taylor Scholarship
Applications are invited for the 2017 Brian Taylor Scholarship, which will be awarded to a student distance runner (800m up) enrolled a New Zealand tertiary institution. Applications close 31 October Full details and application information at http://www.briantaylortrust.com
Rankings & Records
Just in time for the start of the summer season, we’ve given our Rankings & Records section of the website a facelift. Still the same fantastic information, but now a little easier to navigate and you might just find some gems you didn’t know were there. This is one of the most popular sections of our web-based service to our members and fans with almost half a million page views over the last 12 months, an increase of 18% over the previous year. Note: you may have to clear your browser cache to see the new pages in all their glory.
Rankings and Records web pages
Throwers - four days just for you!
Athletics New Zealand’s Throwsfest 2016 is a merger of the very successful Hammerfest and Shot Put Discus Camp events from last season, bringing it all together in one massive get-together for throwers (beginners to experts) and coaches. It’s straight after the New Zealand Secondary schools champs in Auckland. Love throwing? Then get to Throwsfest!
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Recent updates and announcements from our HP department:
2016 IAU 24hr Asia/Oceania Championships
2016 IAU Trail World Champs reps announced
Other recent HP news can be found HERE
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