09 November 2018




In this edition of Athletics in Action we look ahead to 2019, with Feilding announced as host for next year's NZ Road Relay Champs, and early-bird rates for the Rotorua Marathon closing soon.

We speak to Oska Inkster-Baynes as he re-emerges as a domestic endurance force, and spend 5 minutes with NZ 10,000m champion Craig Lautenslager.

Five Minutes with Craig Lautenslager

New Zealand 10,000m champion Craig Lautenslager is among the country’s most accomplished distance performers.

The 25-year-old now based in Dallas, Texas is next up to tackle our Five Minutes With questions.






Early-Birds Get the Discounts!

Enter the Rotorua Marathon before 30 November, 2018, to take advantage of our fantastic early-bird rates.

ALSO Athletics New Zealand Members receive $15 off entry fees! Email marathon@athletics.org.nz to receive the discount code. 

 Just pick your distance (full, half, quarter or 5km) and click here to register.

Vote for Tom: IAAF World Male Athlete of the Year Nominee

A reminder to vote for Tom! One of 10 athletes nominated for IAAF male athlete of the year 2018. 

Voting is open until November 12, and public votes count for 25% of the final result.

Head to the Athletics NZ Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and follow the instructions to vote for Tom. 


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, saving you money on travel, accommodation, rental cars, insurance, sports gear, sports medical products and more. Check out some of our Member Benefits Partners below.

Get first aid training from New Zealand Red Cross at special Athletics NZ member prices for individual and group bookings.

Book a course now at New Zealand Red Cross

Athletics New Zealand members receive a 20% discount on accommodation at Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

Enter "Athletics New Zealand" in the "Company" field when completing your booking


Calling All Officials!

The Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships will return to Christchurch from 8 to 10 March, 2019.

The meeting can't happen without the help of Officials. Are you a graded Official and able to help? Applications are now open, so please complete yours now by clicking here.

Join in the excitement as our biggest national track and field event returns to Christchurch!

Oska Inkster-Baynes Reflects on a Torrid 12 Months

Former Auckland Marathon winner Oska Inkster-Baynes is re-emerging as a significant domestic endurance force following a torrid 12 months.

The Cantabrian chats to Steve Landells to reflect upon his difficult journey and how a dietary overhaul has proved the catalyst for his transformation.

Feilding to Host 2019 NZ Road Relay Champs

Feilding will play host to New Zealand’s premier club road running event, the New Zealand Road Relay Championships, on Saturday 05 October, 2019.  

The Feilding Moa Harriers Club will also be recognising its 80th year in 2019, and looks forward to welcoming clubs from throughout New Zealand to help them celebrate this milestone.





Nikki Hamblin: The Importance of Integrity

In her second video as part of the Drug Free Sport New Zealand educational series, Nikki Hamblin talks about the hard work that goes into competing at the highest level and the importance of integrity.

Check out the video on the Athletics NZ or Drug Free Sport NZ Facebook pages.  

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Coming Up

16-18 Nov   SI Masters Champs (Invercargill)
17-18 Nov   SI Combined Event Champs (Christchurch)
17 Nov         Central League (Wellington)
23-25 Nov    NI Masters Champs (Wellington)
30 Nov-2 Dec  NZSS Champs (Dunedin)

15 Dec        NI Champs (Hamilton)
15 Dec        SI Champs (Christchurch)
21 Dec        Night of Fives (Auckland)

For the Summer Season of Events Click Here

Are Your Details Correct? 

With the new track & field season upon us, it is important that athletes’ personal profile pages on the Athletics New Zealand Rankings & Records site are up to date.

Could you please contact Steve Hollings, the Athletics New Zealand Statistician (hollings@athletic.co.nz) to update any of your erroneous details.




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