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NSW Novice Championships

NSW Novice Championships

Saturday 16th April 2016

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 8 March 2016/Categories: Events, ANSW Events

Event date: 16/04/2016 - 17/04/2016 Export event


Online entry to the Novice Championship races is $20. To enter online click here. Online entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 13th April 2016. On the day entry is $30.

Entry to the 2km, 4km, and 10km Allcomer races are $10 and the U12 2km is $5. Entry to these events are on the day only.


Athletes are to be registered with Athletics NSW (or other state member association) for the 2015-16 season and wear their Athletics club uniform with their bibs worn front and back for the duration of the Championship.

In order to be considered eligible to race in the NSW Novice Cross Country Championship (Novice Men's 10km or Novice Women's 7km) athletes MUST NOT have placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a NSW State Cross Country or track event 3000m to 42,195m in the Open age group. This includes the NSW Half Marathon and Marathon Championships (or similar events from other State Association competitions). Any athlete who has achieved a National or International medal will also be deemed ineligible for the Novice Championship race.


12:30pm - Allcomers 4km 

1:00pm - Allcomers 2km

1:20pm - Allcomers 2km (U12 only)

1:40pm - Allcomers 10km

2:40pm - Novice Female 7km

3:20pm - Novice Male 10km

Rules for the Winter Season competitions can be found in the 2016 NSW Winter Handbook. To view click here.


Please note that in 2016 the following races will be included in the point score for the NSW Winter Premiership and NSW Winter Trophy:

U12 boys and girls: 2km

U14, U16, U18 boys & girls: 4km

U20 girls: 4km

55+, 65+ and 75+ men and women 4km

U20, Open, 35+, 45+ men: 10km

Open, 35+, 45+ women: 10km

Teams will consist of 4 runners from a club in the relevant age division. Athletes representing their club must wear their correct club uniform and 2015/16 competition bibs. No medals are awarded in non-Championship races. Please refer to the 2016 NSW Winter Handbook for further details.


Click here for age-gender form.  This form is to be used by clubs who wish to create teams with members who do not fit naturally into the team.  For example an 55+ woman who wants to be in an 35+ club team should be listed on this form, and the form submitted BEFORE the race begins. 


The NSW Novice Championships is conducted in the Open age group only. The Allcomer races are offered in the following age groups: U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+ and 75+.


Both individual and team medals will be awarded at the conclusion of the Novice races.


Click here to view the course maps.


Scarborough Park - Hawthorne Street, Ramsgate




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