Cross Country, Road & Trail

The Cross Country, Road & Trail section of the club operates year round for senior members (18+) and from April to September for junior members (under 18). We cater for all ages and offer specific training for all events from cross country and 5KM road races through to marathon and ultra distance events.

Season Calendar

Please find our winter calendar for 2022 right here. This is a PDF document which you can print and stick on the fridge!!

Winter Calendar 2022

To register for an event, please go to our events registration page.

The Club Week

The club week shows the regular training & events that are on during the year along with the day, time and location where appropriate. To confirm if the training or event is actually on for a specific week, refer to the season calendar. Please also note that junior training (under 18) only operates from April through to September each year.

Junior Training

Tuesday nights caters for all age groups.

Juniors Coach – Thomas Coleman

Trainings will be held at Hansen Park, Address : 16A Butler Street, Opawa, Christchurch 8023, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 4:30pm. Trainings usually last between 60-75 minutes at the longest for the 12+ age group. Younger ages are approximately 45 minutes.

All abilities are welcome. This is not just directed at juniors, seniors and parents who are determined to improve their running are also very welcome. The focus of group trainings will be to improve aerobic fitness and endurance, enhancing VO2 Max and performance. These essential running attributes will make you run further, faster and more efficiently. NOTE: We have groups for 12+ and younger. The younger children are looked after by Hannah.

Coached by Thomas Coleman
“I am a certified Athletics New Zealand Running Coach and have been running with Port Hills for around 7 years. Over that time I have represented Canterbury at the U18 and U20 level. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree at University of Canterbury, Majoring in Sports science and Minoring in Strength and Conditioning. I became a coach because inspiring people to try their best and having a great time when training is so rewarding.”

Run or Walk, 7:45AM, Various Locations
The run/walk caters for senior athletes aged 19+. Contact Glen Watts for further details on 0277758716

Trail Run, 7:30AM, Various Locations
The trail run caters for ages 19+. Suitable and adaptable for all abilities. Contact Peter Bayliss for further details on 0273587153

Junior Cross Country (Ages 7 to 18), 4:30PM, Hansen Park
Junior cross country caters for ages 7 to 18 and only operates from March to September. Contact Thomas Coleman for further details on 020 4094 9578

Trail Run, 5:00-5:15PM, Sign Of The Takahe
Approx. 1hr run. The trail run caters for ages 19+. Suitable and adaptable for all abilities.
Contact Peter Bayliss for further details on 0273587153

Run or Walk, 9:30AM, Hansen Park
The run/walk caters for senior athletes aged 19+. Contact Glen Watts for further details on 0277758716

Junior Cross Country (Ages 7 to 18), 4:30PM, Hansen Park
Junior cross country caters for ages 7 to 18 and only operates from March to September. Contact Thomas Coleman for further details on 020 4094 9578

Speed Workout, 5:15PM, North Hagley Park (opposite Ayr Street)
Speed workouts cater for ages 19+. Contact Peter Bayliss for further details on 0273587153

Run or Walk, 9:30AM, Hansen Park
The run/walk caters for senior athletes aged 19+. Contact Glen Watts for further details on 0277758716

See Calendar
This will be any of the following: A club event, Athletics Canterbury event or Athletics New Zealand event. See our Winter Calendar for details

NOTE: There will be other events available provided by Athletics Canterbury. To keep informed, go to the Athletics Canterbury website and check the season calendar.

Our Cross Country, Road & Trail Team

Peter BaylissCross Country, Road & Trail Club Captain
To contact by phone, call 0273587153
Cross Country, Road & Trail Committee
Glen Watts