Selection

To compete in the 2022 NZ Cross Country Championships:

Senior grade

An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 17 years or over on the 31st December in the year of competition.
A team of up to 8 will be selected with 4 to count for the Teams event.

Men U20 & Women U20 grade

An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19 years on the 31st of December in the year of competition. 
A team of up to 8 will be selected for each gender with 4 to count for the Teams event.

Men U18 & Women U18 grade

An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 15, 16 or 17 years on the 31st of December in the year of competition.
A team of up to 8 will be selected for each gender with 4 to count for the Teams event.

Masters Grades

  • An athlete who wishes to compete in a Masters grade must be 35 years or over on the 30th July, 2022. All Masters runners run in the grade relevant to the day of the race so, for example, a runner in the 50+ grade must turn 50 on or before the 30th of July, 2022.

  • A team of up to 8 will be selected for each gender with 4 to count for the Teams event in grades 35-49, 50-64 and 65+

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Important information for Athletes

Fill in the Nomination form and submit

For more information, in regard to travel, airfares, accommodation, funding etc - CLICK
and then click on the "NZ Cross Country Championships 2022 - Team information" dropdown

Either post to: 5 McBeath Avenue, Hoon Hay, ChCh 8025
to arrive before Wednesday 6th July.
Email form: to Daniel Reese before Saturday 9th July
or hand form to: the Canterbury Cross Country Event Help Desk or selectors Daniel Reese, Shona Brown or Kevin Prendergast at the Canterbury Championships

Cross Country Championships Team Selection Policy 2021

1

Athletes must start in the 2022 Canterbury Cross Country Championships unless they have advised a Selector of a valid reason for not participating.

2

An athlete will be selected, if available, if they finish in the 1st or 2nd place positions in the Canterbury Championships in the following grades: Senior Men, Senior Women, Men U20, Women U20, Men U18, Women U18, Masters Men 35-49,  Masters Women 35-49, Masters Men 50+, Masters Women 50+ and Masters Men 65+

3

Other athletes may be included if, in the opinion of the Selectors, they are likely to acquit themselves well at the New Zealand Cross Country Championships.

4

The Selectors may include further team members to ensure that a complete team is available to compete in a grade.