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Interclub cross country races for registered athletes only.
The Dorne Cup races are an Athletics New Zealand Sanctioned Event. Only Athletics NZ registered athletes who are financial members are eligible to compete.
Athletes must be financial in ClubNet by the end of Friday 11 June 2021 in order to compete.
Age Grades and Club Uniform:
Age at 31st December 2021, except Masters grades where it's the age on the day.
As this event is only open to Registered Club Members, the correct club uniform must be worn.
Any athletes who wish to compete in out of grade (e.g. WU20 competing as Open Women, W35+ competing as Open Women, M50+ competing as Open Men) must declare by email to the Race Director and Daryl Bloomfield by 11 June.
Athletes must uplift their race bib from race HQ at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their race. Their race bib must be worn on the front of their club singlet. Their timing chips must be left securely on the reverse of the bibs. No bib or timing chips means you will not be recorded in the results. Avoid the long queues by arriving at Trentham Memorial Parks early. Race HQ is open from 11:30am.
Location: The races are held in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham. Enter from Barton Avenue (off Fergusson Drive). Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.
A flat cross-country event around the picturesque Trentham Memorial Park and the Hutt River stop banks. The course is suitable for spikes. An Athletics New Zealand sanctioned event.
Protests and Appeals:
IAAF Competition Rules 146 covers protests and appeals. In the first instance, any protest must be made to the Race Referee, within 30 minutes of the finish of the race. Referee’s decision will be given to the Race Director. Any appeal must be made to the Race Director.
Marshals are clearly identifiable with orange or yellow Hi-Viz vests around the course. If you are injured or observe an injury or problem of any kind please report to the nearest marshal. All competitors must obey the directions of marshals.
No Earbuds or Audio Devices
Under IAAF Rule 144 (3)(b) competitors are not allowed to be in possession of or use video recorders, radios, CDs, radio transmitters, mobile phones or similar devices (e.g. iPods/MP3 players) in the competition area. Such equipment is considered as giving assistance to athletes and also creates a H&S hazard as athletes must be able to hear directions given to them during their race by Marshals and other Officials.
The course will be marked with a combination of the following; tape, marker poles, arrows, cones and marshals. Where 2 marker poles are placed as a gate, runners must run between the marker poles. Where 1 marker pole is used, runners must run within 5m either side of the marker pole. . Failure to follow the correct course may result in disqualification.
The first four runners from each club in all grades, except Open Men, will count towards the Teams Awards.
The first six runners from each club in Race 6 will count towards the Open Men’s Teams Award, with the winning team being awarded the Dorne Cup.
An Open Men’s team may comprise Seniors, Masters 35+, 40+, and 50+. An Open Women’s team may comprise Masters 35+, 50+ and 60+
Masters who make up an Open Men’s /Women’s team who have run out of grade as a SM or SW do not also qualify for their respective Masters Men team awards, otherwise Masters who make up the Open team will also count towards their respective Masters Grade team.
Medals will be award to the first three place-getters in each grade.
Individual Masters who, with the exception of those who run out of grade, make up an Open team will qualify for the individual medals in their respective age grade.
1.00pm (6km): Masters Women (35+), Masters Women (50+), Open Women (SW), Masters Men (60+), Masters Men (70), Masters Women (60+).
1.20pm (4km): Men Under 20 (MU20), Women Under 20 (WU20), Men Under 18 (MU18), Women Under 18 (WU18).
1:45pm (2km): Boys Under 12 (BU12), Girls Under 12 (GU12)
2.00pm (2km): Boys Under 14 (BU14), Girls Under 14 (GU14)
2.15pm (3km): Boys Under 16 (BU16), Girls Under 16 (GU15)
2.30pm (1km): Boys Under 10 (BU10), Girls Under 10 (GU10)
2.45pm (8k): Open Men (SM), Masters Men 35+ & Masters Men 50+
This year’s course remains the same as previous years. The 2km loop will run past Barton’s Bush and go across and around the Children’s soccer fields, before turning towards the Cricket Nets and then finish along the straight in beside the carpark, back up to the start line at the Pavilion.
The 4km loop will now travel through Barton’s bush and weave between the senior and kids’ rugby fields, before travelling through a second bush track which emerges by the axeman’s grounds. Runners will cross the bridge over the stream and do a short dogleg before crossing through the stream by Cricket nets and then follow the straight back to the start line.
The course bush tracks are compacted gravel, while the remainder of the course is on grass. There are a few road crossings. Where we can, these will have carpet laid across the seal.
3km course = 1 x 1km loop plus 1 x 2km loop
6km course = 1 x 2km loop plus 1 x 4km loop
8km course = 2 x 4km loop