The second edition of the "Needle Relay", a new relay that replaces the Bays Relay. The Needle relay is based at the zephyrometer, with the start, finish and all changeovers at the same place. It consists of five laps: 3×5km (2.5km north along Evans Bay Parade and back, for laps 1, 3 and 5) and 2×3km (1.5km east along Cobham Drive and back, for laps 2 and 4). U14s have their own "Children's Needle Relay" (4×1.5km).
This year we had a strong northerly which slowed down outbound 5km runners and inbound 3km runners.
Places and Olympic team results below.