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NZ Trail Running Champs

The New Zealand Trail Running Champs has no fixed location as such, albeit that it has had only one host since being founded. It is one of only three championships to not have a standalone event of its one, the other being the Half Marathon and Marathon Champs. Athletics NZ always host it as a sub-event within an existing event.

While the ANZ competition have provided for a National Trail Running Championships for many events, the National Championship did not come into being until 2018. Christchurch's Crater Rim Ultra were the inaugural hosts. In 2022, a long course championship was added.

The next event will be held in 2023.

Championships

Year Host Centre Location Distance
2022 Canterbury Crater Rim Ultra, Christchurch 53km & 83km
2021 cancelled because of Covid
2020 Canterbury Crater Rim Ultra, Christchurch 53km
2019 Canterbury Crater Rim Ultra, Christchurch 53km
2018 Canterbury Crater Rim Ultra, Christchurch 52km
(W) denotes athletes known to be registered to the Wellington Centre at time of competition.

"Short" Course

  M35 W35
2022 not contested 7:39:37 - Hayley Clayton
no second or third place
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020 6:13:47 - Ben Taylor
6:36:18 - Steve Anderson
no third place
6:25:43 - Katie Smith (W)
7:02:50 - Hayley Clayton
10:12:58 - Michelle Watt
2019 5:01:23 - Vajin Armstrong
5:56:28 - Michael Hale
6:39:10 - Steve Anderson
not contested
2018 5:12:30 - Andrew Thompson (W)
5:30:34 - Paul Timothy
5:48:37 - Michael Hale
7:10:03 - Shannon-Leigh Litt
no second or third place
  M40 W40
2022 5:17:33 - Vajin Armstrong
6:14:26 - Kelvin Meade
6:34:46 - Steve Anderson
6:12:11 - Katie Smith (W)
no second or third place
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020 4:57:33 - Vajin Armstrong
no second or third place
6:28:04 - Mel Aitken (W)
6:49:42 - Kirstin Foley
no third place
2019 5:56:17 - Geoff Williamson
7:20:17 - Paul Brouwers
no third place
5:57:44 - Mel Aitken (W)
no second or third place
2018 6:31:34 - Tim Mulliner
6:38:22 - Mark O'Reilly
no third place
7:11:30 - Koleighne Ford
no second or third place
  M45 W45
2022 5:29:56 - Dwight Grieve
no second or third place
not contested
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020 not contested not contested
2019 not contested 8:26:11 - Natalie Hitchings
no second or third place
2018 6:34:22 - Ben Clark
no second or third place
7:45:25 - Maria Voight
no second or third place
  M50 W50
2022 6:58:42 - David Clark
no second or third place
not contested
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020 not contested not contested
2019 6:33:13 - Steve Tripp
6:51:26 - David Clark
7:38:00 - Jim Jones (W)
not contested
2018 6:39:06 - Paul Stevens
6:50:41 - David Clark
8:03:14 - Mark Chignell
not contested
  M55 W55
2022 not contested not contested
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020 5:52:08 - Trent Hiles
6:49:01 - Paul Hewitson (W)
7:51:15 - Garry Wilson
not contested
2019 8:05:24 - Tim Graham
8:34:28 - Ian Salek
no third place
not contested
2018 7:42:11 - Kevin Hunt
no second or third place
not contested
  M60 W60
2022 not contested not contested
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020
2018
not contested not contested
  M65 W65
2022 not contested not contested
2021

cancelled because of Covid

2020 7:07:26 - Rod Vardy
no second or third place
9:56:05 - Sue Meltzer
no second or third place
2019
2018
not contested not contested

Long Course

  M35 W35
2022 not contested 11:21:24 - Emma Timmis
11:45:57 - Anna O'Byrne
14:11:46 - Claire Kenyon
  M40 W40
2022 not contested not contested
  M45 W45
2022 not contested not contested
  M50 W50
2022 13:14.41 - Wayne Botha
no second or third place
not contested

  

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