KENNETT
CUP

SOUTH ISLAND
CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPS

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COURSE

Detail

 

Open women and open men categories have $200 cash for the winnng team.

 
Course description

There is one steeple at end of first lap, then two steeples per lap. The laps are 2km laps with a 1km cut off lap to make odd distance lengths such as 3km and 5km. The rule is that you choose to either go over hurdle (taking the shortest line) or run around far end. With three hurdles it’s probably 9m extra x 2 to go around the end. See the map below. Works out about even on the energy used!

 

 

U20 Men & Masters Men 65+

7km - 3.5 laps

2.30pm

Open Men (& Senior 20-34) & Masters Men 35+

9km - 4.5 laps
 

2.30pm

AGE CATEGORY

DISTANCE

START TIME

U14 & U16 Boys & Girls

3km - 1.5 laps 

1.15pm

U10 & U12 Boys & Girls

2km - 2 laps of 1km

1.40pm

U18 & U20 & Masters Women

5km - 2.5 laps

1.55pm

Open Women (incl Senior 20-34)

7km - 3.5 laps

1.55pm

U18 Men & Masters Men 80+

5km - 2.5 laps

2.30pm

COURSE  

Detail

 

The Kennett Cup 3000 meters is a team event and, runners only have four jumps on the course. The gate are wider and more stable than sprint hurdles at 750mm high with two lower rails that small athletes can climb on. Like the walls in the traditional events, runners are able to step on them, and get a leg over.

 

The Kennett Cup Team race winner is the first team of four to finish – if no four-person  team finishes, then the team that qualifies will be reduced to 3-person team. Only if no 3-person teams finish, then it is reduced to a 2-person team qualifier. A team title will be awarded to the finishing team even if only one team qualifies.

 

 

The Kennett Cup allows the jump technique to be whatever you want, as long as both legs clear each gate. So runners can step, swing their legs over, or vault using their hands, the variety of techniques makes it extra interesting as an in spectator event! There is a run-around beside the gate, which can take a tad longer so the jumper gets a small benefit.

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