Race headquarters is the Te Kopahou Interpretation centre near the Owhiro Bay quarry beside the FRENZY (Colin Webster-Watson) bronze shark sculpture. There is an undercover area in case of rain and toilets available there.
HEALTH and SAFETY
There is a qualified first aider present with a suitable kit. Attention has been made to the current health and safety legislation. A document outlining this event’s compliance is available on request and further details will be given on entry. WCC has approved this event.
A map of the course has been made, and will be made available to all entries.
12.00 Entries taken no need to pre-enter, but please email the race director if you have a team, so we know how many we have. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry we can find one for you. Entries will be taken right up until 1:20. This year, there will be a small entry fee of $5 per team.
12.30 Beach Olympics
We will stage many of the track and field events as fun beach events making use of some natural features of the environment. The sand is perfect for long jump and triple jump. A rock makes a perfect shot put, and some hilarious track races can take place on a ridiculously small track marked out on the sand. This is informal fun but with the shot we are very strict on the safety aspects.
“It was throwing a rock on the beach in Napier eight years ago which provided the catalyst for Nick Palmer’s shot put ascension.” Athletics in Action Athletics NZ June 2018
1pm A fun warm-up run
The weather looks like being warm this time, so we can take an easy 20minute short warm-up pack exploring up the stream. There are stream crossings and great scenery.
1.30 FRENZY open championship
This is suitable for years 6 to 8, but open to any primary or intermediate school pupil. Teams must have at least one girl and have four members. It is a relay run over a short obstacle course.
Because the Kids’ Cross-country is on the next day, this relay is designed to limber you up, and get you running fast and hard without tiring you for the cross-country race. That’s why the course is short this year.
The FRENZY trophy will be awarded to the team that finishes first.
This year there will also be a prize for the first Year 5 and under team. Because of the now overwhelming evidence on the
evils of added sugar in our diet (even for fit people) we have departed from awarding anything sugary. We’d like
you to value and enjoy healthy choices, so we will be a sugar-free event.
The Course will contain dug-out trenches to jump across inspired by historical Māori Pa defences. One part of the course will be a slalom section of cones where you have to weave your way through (that develops suppleness and balance). As usual, we will allow the natural features to provide hurdles and interesting obstacles: logs, a rock wall, a pool of water...
Jonathon Harper (Race Director)
027 413 6299 email@example.com