Cross Country Secondary School Nationals

After months of training for the National Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships the St Bede’s College Squad has shown the fruits of their efforts. In balmy conditions in Nelson we took on the countries best runners. Great runs by our yr 9 team in their first year at the event places us in good stead for future years.

The junior team all raced very well and were unlucky not to pick up the 3 person teams event eventually finishing 3rd. They did however become the New Zealand Secondary School Champions in the 6 person teams’ event with 200 points, 30 points clear of the next team. This is a fantastic result from all involved and is a just reward for the dedication and effort that the team and coach have shown.


Yr 9 3000m

Bailey MacInness, 10:28

Jackson Joseph, 11:18

Hugh Morritt, 11:23

Mitchell Green, 11:29

Liam Tyrrell, 11:43

19th in 3 person team


Junior 4000m

Joe Barclay, 13:19, 10th

Jozef Knottenbelt, 13:39, 18th

Zac Barber, 13:52, 29th

Issac Ward, 13:55, 32nd

Blake Marshall, 14:06, 43rd

Matt James, 14:32, 68th

Julian Lagan, 14:32

Ben Cooper, 14:47

Conor Houghton, 14:56

Alan Farrelly, 15:18

Josh Sullivan,16:00

3rd in 3 person teams’ event

1st in 6 person team event


Senior 6000m

Aaron Richardson 22:41

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