Where Centre records are better
performances than National or World records, this likely indicates
that the athlete either failed to apply for the record within the
application window or was unable to meet the stricter paperwork
requirements. More recent records could still be in the processing
stage at World or National level.
For distances in excess of 400m, electronic times are
preferred but not required, with the proviso that hand times require
three watch readings. Where it is not readily evident that a historical
hand timed record or electronic time is faster, both will be listed.
[I believe any time given with a single decimal is hand timed but
unless marked it is not explicitly expressed.] Lap scoring
sheets are required to be submitted with record applications for
events 3000m and above.
Note: Athletes move. Wellington
records applicable to athletes registered to Wellington at time of
performance. Island championship records applicable to athletes
registered to that island at time of performance. NZ records
applicable to athletes registered appropriately to NZMA at time of
performance. Oceania championship records applicable to athletes
registered to OMA at time of performance. World records quote
national affiliation of athlete at time of performance.
Prior to the September 2016 agreement on shared
membership between Athletics New Zealand and New Zealand Masters
Athletics, only those masters athletes who had joined NZMA were
eligible to claim records. Now domestic Masters Records can be
claimed by both ANZ and NZMA members.