for the NZ Cross-Country Nationals
NZ Cross-Country Nationals
Saturday 7th August
To be considered for Canterbury team selection, athletes will need to:
meet the selection criteria (criteria as per notes to right of this page);
fill in the Nomination form and submit as below
Either post to: 5 McBeath Avenue, Hoon Hay, ChCh 8025
to arrive before Wednesday 21st July.
Email form: to Daniel Reese before Saturday 24th July
or hand form to: the Canterbury Cross Country Event Help Desk or selectors Daniel Reese, Bernie Jago or Kevin Prendergast at the Canterbury Championships.
Important information for Athletes
For more information, in regard to travel, airfares, accommodation, funding etc - CLICK
and then click on the "NZ Cross Country Championships - Team information" dropdown
Age Grade notes
To compete in the 2021 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.
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
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.
Masters Grades: An athlete who wishes to compete in a Masters grade must be 35 years or over on the 7th August, 2021. 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 7th of August, 2021.
Cross Country Championships Team Selection Policy 2021
1. Athletes must start in the 2021 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+ and Masters Women 50+
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.