15 September 2018




Following the conclusion of the European track season we applaud the performance of Tom Walsh who added the IAAF Diamond League crown in Zurich to the World Indoor and Commonwealth crowns he won earlier in the year. Walsh was also in action, placing second, in the season-ending IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava - a competition where Kiwi sprinter Joseph Millar went and above and beyond by throwing the discus and earning a point for the Asia-Pacific team!

Closer to home and a busy period of domestic road action witnessed senior victories for Oli Chignell and Penny Peskett at the New Zealand Road Race Championships in Cambridge. Meanwhile, Sam Wreford and Alice Mason took out the premier honours at the New Zealand Half Marathon Championships in Dunedin. 

In this issue of Athletics in Action, we also chat to Eliza McCartney about this year's season, our 'Five Minutes' is with' Angie Petty as well as update on the revamped Run Jump Throw children's programme.






Eliza McCartney's breakthrough year

Oceania record-holder Eliza McCartney has propelled herself to the top echelon of women’s pole vault during a memorable campaign. Steve Landells caught up with the 21-year-old Aucklander at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava to look back on her breakthrough season.
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Run Jump Grow!

With the summer season looming the relaunched Run Jump Throw programme is set to prove a hit across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Here we explain more about why clubs and schools would benefit from adopting the revamped programme.
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Athletics NZ Member Benefits

If you belong to an Athletics NZ affiliated club, you automatically become a member of Athletics NZ, and can 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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Get first aid training from New Zealand Red Cross at special Athletics NZ member prices for individual and group bookings.
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Sports Distributors are offering all Athletics New Zealand clubs and members 15% OFF selected athletics gear! Simply insert the promo code: ATHNZ15 when you are checking out.

What's next?

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

14     NZ Trail Running Champs          Christchurch










Rotorua Marathon Entries Open

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


Five Minutes with Angie Petty


Seven-time New Zealand 800m champion and 2016 Rio Olympian Angie Petty is next up to ponder our Five Minutes With questions..
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Athlete and Coach Development opportunities


Dont forget with the summer season approaching there are a range of different activities coming up to choose from! Further information and to register for these events is available by following the links below:

2018-19 Coach Accreditation


It’s still 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


High Performance Topics

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