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  • Cross Country

    The school has a proud tradition in Cross Country and Road Race running competitions. Students at PNBHS have the opportunity to compete regularly in running events through school club competitions, local athletics meetings and cross country events, Super Eight and New Zealand Secondary School's Championships.  

    Cross Country

    The annual school cross country is held at Kebble Farm, a short distance outside of Palmerston North.  This location provides us with the opportunity to offer a genuine, challenging cross country course.  The cross country is a key event in the Shand Shield competition and students compete in one of four age group categories.  

    Cross Country 2015




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    2014 NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country
    by Mark Callagher - Sunday, 7 September 2014, 8:12 PM

    Ts year Palmerston North Boys' High School played host to the 40th NZ Secondary School Cross Country Championsps!
    A true ghlight on the Secondary Schools sporting calender with over 1000 competitors expected.

    Massey University designed a world class cross country course on the grounds and farmlands surrounding the Sport and Rugby Institute. The standard lap is two kilometres comprising of 800m on flat rugby fields with three log jumps, and 1200m over lly paddock. There is a road crossing that will be covered in woodcp or similar material.
    The course was soft and heavy going in places with some muddy sections and water to cross, including a “water jump” feature.
    3k course - Junior Girls completed 3km by finisng one complete lap of the two km course, and then going on to complete an additional 1km on the flat section around the Sport and Rugby
    Institute fields.
    4k course - Junior boys and senior girls completed two laps of the 2km course.
    6k course - Senior boys ran three laps of the 2km course.
    Para Athletes (PA) competed over one lap of the 2km course or entered into and competed with their age group in the non-disabled races.

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    2014 Super 8 Cross Country
    by Mark Callagher - Sunday, 7 September 2014, 7:46 PM

    The 2014 Edition of the Super 8 XC was hosted by PNBHS and took place at the Massey University (Palmerston North) XC Course being used for the 2014 NZSSAA XC Championsps on the 21st June.