News & Updates

2 August 2022 • General

Distance running and race walking emerging talent camp

Hanmer will host the Athletics New Zealand Distance Event Group annual emerging talent camp.

The Athletics New Zealand Distance Event Group are hosting its annual Emerging Talent Camp in Hanmer for distance runners and race walkers from Sunday 2 to Tuesday 4 October 2022 (October school holidays). The focus of the camp is long term athlete development and provides an exciting opportunity for development athletes and their coaches to hear from great presenters and train with athletes from different squads.

It is also an opportunity for coaches to share and learn from each other and the presenters.  As a coach of a developing athlete, we would encourage you to attend with your athlete to maximise the benefits of ongoing learning.

The venue for this year’s camp will be Hanmer Springs Forest Camp and applications are invited from Athletics New Zealand registered athletes aged 16 and over and their coaches to attend. Start time is 2pm Sunday 2 October with the camp concluding at lunchtime on Tuesday 4 October. The estimated cost for accommodation and meals is approximately $200, with support available for ANZ-HP programme athletes and Athletics NZ accredited coaches.

This camp this year will have a focus on the benefits of physiological testing and monitoring.  Although it is not compulsory, we would strongly encourage athletes at the camp to attend one of our preferred testing laboratories for physiological testing, so these results can be reviewed and discussed with the athlete, the athletes’ coach and the physiologist attending the camp.  Details on the tests and where you can attend will be sent to you on registration.

Spaces are limited and your application will be conditional upon acceptance.  Preference will be given to athletes whose coach will also be attending.

To apply for the camp please follow the link on the flyer and register by Wednesday 7 September 2022.  Details about booking flights will be sent to you on confirmation of application. 

Register here

If you have any questions please contact Maria Hassan  or 0212266874