24 August 2018




As the European track season reaches an exciting crescendo, be sure to check out the progress of Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney, who both appear in next week’s Diamond League Final in Zurich. Meanwhile, look out too for updates on the team announcement for next month's IAAF Continental Cup team with Kiwis expected to feature in the Asia-Pacific team. 

In our latest issue of Athletics in Action, we chat to a pair of 16-year-old Youth Olympic Games-bound athletes in emerging sprint star Dominic Overend and promising endurance talent Murdoch McIntyre. We also catch up with New Zealand Mountain Running champion Sabrina Grogan before she heads to Andorra for next month’s World Mountain Running Championships.





Youth Olympic Games-bound Dominic Overend continuing family legacy

Youth Olympic Games-bound Dominic Overend is creating waves as one of New Zealand’s finest teenage sprinters. Steve Landells chats to the 16-year-old Aucklander to discover his elixir for success.
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Kids Athletics website launched

The new Athletics NZ Kids Athletics website was launched earlier in the month and explains how the two Athletics NZ foundation programmes Get Set Go and Run Jump Throw can be integrated into club and school settings. 
Find out more


Athletics NZ Member Benefits


If you belong to an Athletics NZ affiliated club, you automatically become a member of Athletics NZ, and can therefore access the Athletics NZ Member Benefits  programme. The programme can save you money on travel, accommodation, rental cars, insurance, sports gear, sports medical products and more, just by being a member of your local athletics club. We feature some of our Member Benefits Partners below.
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Enter NZ's most Iconic Marathon!

Entries to New Zealand's most inconic marathon are now open. The 55th Rotorua Marathon caters for all levels with the full marathon taking a lap around beautiful Lake Rotorua, the new scenic half and quarter venture through the stunning Redwoods (some off road/trail) and the 5.5km fun run and walk across the sulphur flats.

Athletics New Zealand Members also recieve $15 off entry fees! Register Now


Previous issues of AiA

If you are new to Athletics in Action and would like to check out some previous issues, head to Athletics in Action


What's next?

September 2018
2        NZ Road Race Champs            Cambridge
9        NZ Half Marathon Champs        Dunedin

October 2018
6       NZ Road Relay Champs            Christchurch
6       NZ 24 hour Champs                   

14     NZ Trail Running Champs          Christchurch



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Grogan set for Andorra World Mountain Running Championships

New Zealand Mountain Running champion Sabrina Grogan has enjoyed a meteoric and unlikely athletics journey over the past four years. Steve Landells charts the rise of the South Island-based athlete, who is set to appear for her country at next month’s World Mountain Running Championships in Andorra.
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Five Minutes with Murdock McIntyre

The New Zealand U18 3000m silver medallist from the North Harbour Bays club is one of the country’s most versatile teenage endurance runners. Here the Youth Olympic Games-bound 16-year-old from the North Harbour Bays offers a glimpse into his world by answering our Five Minutes With questions.
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Athlete and Coach Development opportunities


As the summer season approaches our various event groups are planning a range of different activities which might tickle your fancy! Further information and to register for these events is available by following the links below:

2018-19 Coach Accreditation


It’s not too late to become an Accredited Coach for 2018-19. To continue to meet the needs of participants within our sport, Athletics New Zealand has introduced a new coaching framework, and established the “Athletics NZ Accredited Coach”.

This replaces our former Coach Membership and introducing this is another step towards realising our ambition to professionalise coaching.

It is our long term vision that ALL coaches who coach in our sport be accredited coaches with Athletics NZ.
Check your eligibility and sign up today


Club Connect 2018

In case you missed this year's Athletics NZ’s annual club conference – Club Connect, here is a link to the presentations 

The Club Connect programme is designed specifically to assist and support clubs to improve what they do and provide excellent services to their members and we’d have to say this year’s conference did just that!
Check out the presentations 


2018 Help for Athletics in Canterbury

The Nga Puna Wai Athletics Track is almost complete, but Athletics Canterbury needs a little more help to get it “across the line”.  They are calling for donations to help complete their equipment stocks, so they can host the NZ T&F Champs in March next year. It’s been a tough time for athletics in Christchurch, so let’s get in behind them to complete this important project!
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High Performance Topics

Recent update from the HP department
2019 World Cross Country Championships 

Other HP News can be found HERE


Where to find what you need

We have a lot of information for members and fans, it can sometimes seem a little daunting to locate what you want on our website, so here are some quick links:


Are you up to date?

We want to keep all our members and fans right up to date with all the important news and happenings in the sport. Check out the latest offerings:
   Weekly Roundup 
   Club Chat Newsletter
   Athletics NZ website 
   Athletics NZ High Performance (updated)
   Athletics NZ Rankings & Records (updated)






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