Liam improving on the back of smart training
Teenager Liam Back has won a glut of medals on the national stage over the past 12 months or so. Steve Landells chats to the 16-year-old Wanganui athlete about his rapid rise and future development.
Five Minutes With Harry Ewing
New Zealand steeplechase number one Harry Ewing posted an impressive personal best of 8:46.91 in Sacramento, USA in May. Here we find out more about the University of Wyoming-based Hamilton City Hawks athlete as he ponders our Five Minutes With questions..
Eliza McCartney starred this week with a New Zealand pole vault record of 4.92m in Germany, smashing her own national record by 0.07m. It was also an Oceania and Commonwealth record. The majic 5.00m gets closer and closer! At the same meeting World U20 Champs-bound Olivia McTaggart cleared a PB equalling 4.40m.
Olivia Burdon came up with another excellent performance, this time over 1500m, running 4:13.00 in the US.
Portia Bing ran 57.50 over 400m hurdles in France. The time was a PB and moves her up to fourth on the NZ all-time list.
Maddison Wesche hit a big 17.00m in the shot put in Germany moving up to fifth on the all-time NZ rankings. Maddison is on her way to Finland for the World U20 Champs.
Also heading to Finland, are 1500m runners Isaiah Priddey, Sam Tanner and Nick Moulai. They ran 3:47.94, 3:48.13 and 3:51.40 respectively in Belgium.
Nick Willis, who is down to open his Diamond League season this weekend in Paris, ran 1:50.47 in England.
For more information about these results, check out our latest two Weekly Roundup issues.
Weekly Roundup 18 June
Weekly Roundup 25 June
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NZ Cross Country Championships
Don’t forget to get your entry in for the 2018 NZ Cross Country Championships. Hosts Athletics Wellington are promising a great competition, with plenty of fun and a whole lot of mud!
Click Here to enter now and check out the details - entries close 24 July. Also check out the event page on Facebook. Athletics Wellington are also offering a subsidised entry price for Wellington club members - so if you’re a member of a Wellington athletics club and haven’t yet received information on this then speak to your club for more details.
Club Connect 2018
Athletics NZ’s annual club conference – Club Connect 2018 in Wellington on Saturday 4 August is only five weeks away now! There will be lots of club people in town that weekend, so register now.
The Club Connect programme is designed specifically to assist and support clubs to improve what they do and provide great services to their members. We’d like to see every club represented by at least 1 person at Club Connect this year. Check out the 2018 Club Connect page for more information and to register.
High Performance Topics
Recent updates from the HP Department:
2018 Oceania Cross Country Champs
2018 Oceania Half & Full Marathon selections
Oceania Polynesian Championships team
You can check out all the latest updates from our High Performance team HERE
Coach Accreditation & Membership
Applications are now open to become an Athletics NZ Accredited Coach. What are you waiting for?
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Where to find what you need
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