Coaches Note

Week 1 (Monday 14th October – Sunday 20th October) Term 4 2019

 Welcome to the 2019/20 Triathlon Program. It is my absolute pleasure to be appointed the roles of Head of Cycling and Triathlon. Having been an old boy of Saint Kentigern College (1992 – 1997) it is exciting to be back in my new capacity and to be working with such a great group of athletes. I realise that I have big shoes to fill with Saint Kentigern holding a great presence in these codes for some time, however I look forward to the challenge. We have a fantastic coaching staff of Sam Gardner, Jared Banham and Rebecca Clarke and currently a squad of 27 athletes ranging from First- Timers through to National Representatives.

 As a coaching staff we can cater for all abilities within every session and we welcome those wishing to try this exciting sport and be part of an awesome Team.

 Register now on

 We have now completed week one of training and while challenged by some interesting weather, turnouts and engagement by athletes to each training session have been fantastic. Our Training Template for Term 4 is as follows:

 Monday - Swim Session in SKC Pool 3.50pm - 4.35pm / run 4.50pm till 5.30pm 

Wednesday- Bike WT Session- 3.50pm - 4.50pm (bike shed – located under SKC Sports Centre) / run off bike until 5.30pm

Thursday - Run Session - 3.50pm till 4.50pm 

NB: those that have entered the Kohi Summer Swim Series will depart. Those athlete’s that have not entered the series will have a Swim Session on offer in the SKC Pool.  

 Saturday (bi-weekly) -In addition we will also conduct a Bike/ Run (Wind Trainer Session / Run – Athletics Track). These will occur bi- weekly at Lloyd Elsmore Athletics Track, Lloyd Elsmore Park (off Bells Road, parking is best by the Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club) This session is for all athletes and will commence the second week of Term (Saturday 26th October) with the session running from 10am start - 11.30am. Please allow plenty of time for set up, as access to the track with all equipment will take some time.

 NB: Water Temperature in the SKC Pool is currently 19 degrees C so we heavily recommend all athletes wear full wetsuits, until temperatures rise.

 The Triathlon Season is about to kick off with the following upcoming events on offer:

 Kohi Summer Swim Series (First race is Thursday 31st October)

People’s Triathlon Series – (First race is Sunday 10th November)

Tinman Triathlon - (Sunday 10th November – Mount Maunganui - Selection Race for the ITU World Triathlon Champs 2020)

Future Champions Triathlon Festival - (Friday 13th – Sunday 15th  December – Taupo)

We would encourage all athletes to check these out and enter as many of these events as possible. This will expose athletes to regular racing, and accelerate their development and learning.

 That’s it from me for now, Train Hard but Train Smart!

 Nathan Richmond

Head of Cycling and Triathlon

Saint Kentigern College

SKC Triathlon season 2019/2020

St Kentigern College Triathlon Training Template for Term 4 2019

Welcome to the St Kentigern College Triathlon Program for the 2019/20 Season. We look forward to working with you. Please find below detail of session structure, timings and equipment that you will need to bring for each session. There will be opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of each session, and our coaching staff will be happy to help. 

You will note it is recommended that athletes use a wetsuit in the coming weeks for our pool sessions as the temperature could be an issue until we have some warmer weather. 

Monday :

Swim/run session: 3.50pm till 4.35pm /then run 4.35pm till 530pm (I want all athletes ready to go by 3.45pm)

Equipment required for this session: Cap, Goggles, Togs, Wetsuit, Running Shoes, Running Shorts and Top, Water Bottle, Towel.


Bike/run Session -3.50pm till 4.50pm , then run session till 5.30pm  (I want all athletes in the cycling shed (located under the Sports Centre, adjacent to the entrance) ready to go by 3.45pm)

Equipment required for this session: Bike, Wind trainer (if you have one) Cycle Shoes (running shoes are fine if you don’t currently have them) Cycle Pants and Top (T-shirt/singlet is fine, Running Shoes, Running Shorts and Top, Water Bottle, Towel.


Run Session – 3.50pm till 4.50pm

I will run a “run” specific session

For those doing Kohi swim series, you’ll have enough time to travel and be ready. For those that don’t I’ll conduct a swim session till 5.30pm.

Equipment required for this session: Cap, Goggles, Togs, Wetsuit, Running Shoes, Running Shorts and Top, Water Bottle, Towel.

Thanks and we look forward to meeting you all tomorrow. 


Nathan Richmond

NZSS National Championship Wrap Up


I hope you all had a good trip back or to wherever you were travelling to e.g. Yunca Junior Tour of Southland.

Although the weather wasn’t brilliant, it wasn’t as bad as the weather has been at Nationals in Palmerston North!

It was great to be able to set-up in one location for the first two days. Once again, we were well catered for by the RORT team (Rob and Richards Transport), with the able assistance of first year apprentice James, who added to Rob’s clams with Prawn Skewers, a first, as far as I know for, SKC Cycling! The feedback I have received from the Nationals dinner was very positive and the food and venue were a step up from previous PN Nationals, thanks Brett! I was impressed by the cyclist’s pre-dinner speeches, particularly the Year 7’s and I received great feedback on this from Duncan McQueen.

Over all our results were very good. The Year7/8 team of Ethyn, Maddie, Jamie and Coen won Silver, which is very impressive considering most of the team are Y7’s and were competing in the Year 8 race! The Junior A Girls team of Ruby, Izzy, Olivia and Finn won Bronze, whilst the Senior A Girls team, Sophie W, Emma, Sacha, Sophie S and Belle, were disappointed to come 4th after a poorly managed held start, with one of the handlers stepping in front of Emma. The Senior A Boys team, Jacob, Zac, Jensen, Jack and Ben, were up against some very stiff competition and achieved 5th. The Junior A Boys, Nick, Hunter Ryan and Thomas, achieved 9th.

In the Road Race, Jamie Cantell-Roberts won Bronze in the U13 Boys and, after a hard battle to the finish line, Ruby Spring won Gold in the U15 Girls. The final day of racing, in the worst weather of the weekend, Ruby won Gold in the U15 Girls Points Race and Jensen Foster won Bronze in the U20 Boys Points Race.

This was my final school race event and I would like to thank all the parents who have assisted to make this a successful and very enjoyable season; marshals, time keepers, catering managers, parent riders, team co-ordinators, camp site engineers, transport and logistics, cooks, bike mechanics, Iced Tea suppliers and all other forms of assistance, including Mexican street drink suppliers.  I would also like to thank the coaches: Sam, Tessa, Callum, Jared and Myron for all their efforts throughout the season.

Best wishes for a great season next year, which for Nationals, is once again in Palmerston North (I have confirmed this with Cycling NZ Schools).

Over and almost out (Don’t forget Prize Giving on October 23rd)



Top 10 Results

Road Race


Jamie Cantell-Roberts 3rd

Noah Johnson 9th


Coen Anderson 8th 


Ruby Spring 1st


Coen Anderson 8th


Emma Hannan 9th

Sacha McLeod 10th


Jacob Hannan 9th

Points Race


Noah Johnson 4th


Nico Jancys 8th


Ruby Spring 1st


Nick Parkman 10th


Sacha McLeod 8th


Jensen Foster 3rd


Hi latest update from Cycling NZ below:

Hi all

Great news, we now have access to Colyton Hall this weekend.

This means that

  • Race Office on Friday afternoon and Saturday (including Saturday morning Team Managers meeting) will now be held at Colyton Hall instead of the School.

  • Race Office on Sunday (including Sunday morning Team Managers meeting) will still be at Colyton School.

  • Awards Presentations for both Saturday and Sunday will be held inside the Colyton Hall.

  • School Tents will still be at Colyton School.

  • There is still NO access to Colyton School until 4pm on Friday.

The Event Manual has been updated with the changes and uploaded onto the website here.

We have also published updated entry and start lists on the website here. Any changes form now must be made at the Race Office!

Please let me know if you have any questions otherwise we will see you on Friday afternoon!


Charlotte Pearson

Events Manager, Cycling New Zealand, Mobile: 021 292 0563

Nationals commence this week with course familiarisation on Friday, TTT on Saturday, RR on Sunday and Points Race on Monday. Our Nationals dinner is on Sunday night, thank-you for all of your replies, we have 95 confirmed attendees.

 I have attached the final event manual, maps and start lists. We have a Senior Boys B team, replacing Junior Boys C, this allows all attendees to participate in the TTT race.

 Below is an email from Cycling NZ Schools:

 “Cycling New Zealand, Cycling New Zealand Schools, and our officials all look forward to welcoming you to the Manawatu next week. Please find below some final information to help you and your team to have a successful and safe event.

 Event Manual

A reminder that you can read the final Event Manual here. Please take the time to read this.  It includes key information to assist with your planning prior to and while at the event.

 Key messages from this:

  • It is imperative that no-one arrives at Colyton School prior to 4pm on Friday. Colyton School are kindly letting us use their school for the weekend and would like the opportunity for their students to leave school safely before we arrive.

  • Parking – parking is at Feilding Ag High School. Shuttles will start at 7am each day. There is a drop off zone out the front of Colyton School on Saturday and Colyton Hall on Sunday. No parking at all at Colyton Hall during the weekend as this has been hired by the Colyton community for another event.

  • Please bring weights to hold your tents down! Tents will be on concrete at Colyton School and Manfeild.

  • Team Managers meetings - will be held each morning at 8am prior to racing starting and are compulsory for one representative from each school to attend. Any key safety messages, changes to the event or contingency plans will be communicated at these meetings.

 Start Lists

You can check out the provisional start lists including start times for the Team Time Trial here

 Entry Fees

Please ensure all entry fees have been paid prior to arriving at Race Registration.


If you have any trophies from the 2018 event please bring them with you and return to the Race Office.

 Rules and Regulations
The Event is run under Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules.  Please ensure you have taken the time to familiarise yourself with these prior to the event.  These include gearing and Uniform requirements.

 Share the Road Campaign

Look for the truck parked up behind the pit garages at Manfeild on Monday 30 September. Your team will have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat and learn about what the driver can and can’t see.

 Have you checked your bike?

Please make sure your bike is in safe working order before racing starts this weekend!


A huge thank you to our partners who support this event; Ashhurst Engineering & Construction, Adamson & Holland, Sport Manawatu, Manawatu District Council, Pub Charity, Trillian Trust and Eastern & Central Community Trust. We couldn’t do it without them!


These events are often the first taste of competition for our future champions.  Please support us to encourage and provide positive reinforcement for these riders to ensure they and their team mates have a POSITIVE and FUN experience.


  • These are KIDS

  • This is THEIR Sport

  • They are here to have FUN AND LEARN

  • The coaches and officials are VOLUNTEERS

  • This is SCHOOLS Cycling

 Social Media

We encourage you to get involved in the event through social media.  Tag us in your posts!

 The key links are provided below:



Event Hashtag #NZSRoadChamps

 Event Website

Check out the schools cycling website here for all official event information.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.”

 Mr Rick Faulding, past Head of Cycling, wishes all cyclists all the best for your races.

 Any questions please your coach or me.





 This event is the pinnacle of the cycling season and we will have Duncan McQueen, Principal of the Middle College, attending. All cyclists must wear Saint Kentigern uniform, non-Saint Kentigern tracksuit trousers and tops, black leggings etc are not permitted. Cyclists who think they will gain a podium place (team and/or individual) must bring their formal uniforms, including correct footwear etc. 

All cyclists, attending Nationals, are automatically given Thursday 26th and Friday 27th off school. We will be going around the TTT course on Friday morning, meeting at Colyton School around 10:00am, individual squad coaches will confirm times, we will go around the Road Race course after this. Cyclists will have individual and team meetings with their coaches late Friday afternoon, to discuss race strategies and tactics. Times will be provided by coaches.

The weather in Palmerston North is fickle (worse than Auckland!), please ensure you have wet weather gear and warm clothing.

Please ensure all cycles have the correct roll-out and are serviced (including tyre checks) prior to travelling to Palmerston North, we do not want any mechanical issues on the start line.

For those cyclists who require bike transport, please drop your bike at the cycle shed by 9:00am on Thursday 26th, if Rob, Richard or myself are not there, or if you wish to drop your bike off earlier, please label your bike with your name and leave in the cycle shed.

 I have attached the latest start times and event manual, please check carefully, particularly parking instructions. I have also attached the National’s dinner invitation and I have confirmed all the bookings I have received.

 Any questions please ask your coach or me.



Nationals Cycling Dinner  2019 v1.jpg

North Island Intermediate and Middle Schools Road Cycling championship 2019

At the North Island Intermediate and Middle Schools Road Cycling championship our Y8A team, Coen Anderson, Jamie Cantell-Roberts, Ethyn Brooks and Maddie Ballard, a mixture of Y7and Y8, achieved silver. Jamie Cantell-Roberts achieved Gold in the Y7 boys Road Race. Well done to all those who took part and to those who made it to the podium!

Northern Tour 2019

The weather forecast was not good, with rain and high winds predicted all weekend. Luckily the rain and high wind only occurred at night. Both days had relatively good weather with some showers and wind coming through sporadically throughout the days. I would like to thank the coaches, all the parents who marshalled over the two days and the parents who assisted me in erecting tents and dismantling the tents, particularly Mark Jenner, whose son wasn’t racing over the weekend!

We had some great results in the ITT with Ruby Spring coming first and taking an U15G course record! In the Hill Climb, Ruby also came first and was only 2 seconds from the course record. Jess and Nate Rankin-Mills achieved personal bests in managing to get to the top of Mt Wellington for their first time. Sunday’s Criterium proved to be challenging with variable winds and a tight course. Ruby came first in the U15G and, in the U20B, Jensen Foster, after a highly contested race, also came first. Both these cyclists are now the National Criterium Champions in their respective grades! The Criterium also had a Sprint Ace category with Ruby Spring and Sophie Spencer achieving second.

In the overall tour General Classification Ruby Spring came first in the U15G, Jack Melhuish and Jensen Foster came second in the U20B B and U20B A respectively, Ethyn Brooks, Olivia Rooney and Sophie Spencer came third in the U13B, U15G and the U16G categories.

Top 10 Results:


Pics courtesy of SKC parents and NZ Schools Cycling Facebook page - Matt Illing

Northern Tour - Day 1

Thankfully the rain stayed away for this year’s Northern Tour. The first two events, the ITT and the Hill Climb took place today. Great to see so many SKC cyclists making top 10 today:


Eythn Brooks 3rd Under 13B

Noah Johnson 4th Under 13B

Ruby Spring 1st Under 15G

Olivia Rooney 3rd Under 15G

Isabel Bannister 5th Under 15G

Sophie Spencer 2nd Under 16G

Sacha McLeod 5th Under 17G

Emma Hannan 6th Under 17G

Annabelle Waterworth 8th Under 20G

Zach Cantell-Roberts 7th Under 20B

Jensen Foster 9th Under 20B


Ethyn Brooks 4th Under 13B

Noah Johnson 8th Under 13B

Madeline Ballard 5th Under 14G

Coen Anderson 6th Under 14B

Nico Jancys 9th Under 14B

Ruby Spring 1st Under 15G

Olivia Rooney 7th Under 15G

Sophie Spencer 8th Under1 6G

Emma Hannan 7th Under 17G

Annabelle Waterworth 9th Under 20G

Zach Cantell-Roberts 7th Under 20B

Jensen Foster 8th Under 20B

Full results available here

SKC Head Coach of Cycling and Triathlon

We are a leader among Independent schools in Australasia, providing a future focused values based independent Presbyterian education for students from 3 to 18 years old, in four schools on three campuses across Auckland.
We are seeking a professional coach who has proven coaching experience to become our Head of Triathlon and Cycling.  Our current programme was established over 15 years ago and has made Saint Kentigern College one of the nation's top cycling and triathlon schools.  The successful candidate will want to continue our success in triathlon and cycling and build the programme over the next 5+ years. The attributes we are looking for are:

  • Proven track record of coaching nationally successful athletes

  • Ability to motivate a broad range of aspiring athletes

  • Understanding the principles of measuring athletes progress and achievement

  • Ensuring our premier teams are the pinnacle of success and an aspiration for junior athletes

  • Ability to foster a sense of camaraderie in both sports and the wider community

  • Produce well devised and documented training plans for both teams and individuals

  • Provide constructive criticism and feedback for teams and individuals

  • Great communication skills, ensuring timely inclusive communication to athletes and the wider community

  • Produce key performance indicators for both sports at an individual and team level

  • Be up to date with the latest developments in both sports and their coaching techniques

  • Excellent leadership skills, leading coaches and athletes

  • Well organised, with the ability to develop and implement plans for successful camps and other events

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships internally and externally

  • A passion for both sports and success.

Training for both sports will be after school and some weekends.  There is also administrative work to be completed plus attendance at competitions and camps.
Coupled with the above and if you have self-motivation, energy, integrity, a competitive nature and lots of enthusiasm then we want to hear from you.
The successful candidate will be Police vetted and must have a clean driver’s licence and the right to work in NZ.
Applications are to be made online using the vacancy link on our website (see our current vacancies page) and should include your CV and a covering letter, detailing why you are the right candidate.

For further information contact Richard Stead, Director of Sport (

Closing date for applications is 9 September 2019.

Head of Cycling Position Description

Head of Triathlon Position Description

TTT6 and Finals Day at Pukekohe


This years Pukekohe race series finished yesterday with Finals day, the weather wasn’t great but the food and racing was! The Senior A boys missed out on gold by 0.5 seconds! The Senior A girls and Junior A girls both achieved bronze and the U14 boys A (with Maddie Ballard) achieved silver. In the championship series the Senior A boys missed out on gold by one point. The Senior A girls and Junior A girls both achieved bronze. Our Senior B girls and Junior D boys both won bronze in the most improved category. Well done to all of the teams!

I would like to thank all the coaches and parents who assisted in making this a safe and enjoyable series. Yesterday was the last race for me at Pukekohe, I hope you have a great series next year!




SKC Cycling Champions, Northern Tour and Nationals


 We have two major events coming up in September: The Northern Tour, September 7 and 8th, held at Point England (ITT), Mt Wellington (Hill Climb) and East Tamaki (Criterium); and the Nationals, September 28-30th, held in Palmerston North. We also have the prize giving on 23rd October, where we present the seasons awards.

 SKC Cycling Champions:

 Cycling Champions for the College are based on the total points achieved over the three principle individual events held during the season. In addition, to be eligible any potential Champion must have ridden for the College in the majority of Team Time Trial races the College enters. A cup or trophy is awarded, for both girls and boys, in the following categories U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U20. These are presented at the end-of the-year Prize giving, held on 23rd October.

 The three major events are: North Island Championships, Northern Tour and the Nationals Championships. Points are awarded for each race to SKC riders who place relative to other SKC cyclists. Bonus points are awarded if the rider achieves a first overall or a podium finish in an event or General Classification ( Northern Tour). 

 The points awarded are:

1st SKC cyclist... 10 points

2nd SKC cyclist...  5 points

3rd SKC cyclist...   3 points

Bonus Points: 1st overall... 10 points;  2nd overall 6 points; 3rd overall 4 points. Breaking any National record existing at the start of the race: 10 points


Northern Tour:

I have attached the provisional manual for the Northern Tour.


 The race manual is not yet available, dates are:

Saturday 28 September: Team Time Trial from Colyton School, this is a new course.

Sunday 29 September: Road Race from Colyton School

Monday 30 September: Points Race from Manfeild

 We aim to go around the TTT and Road Race courses on Friday 27th September.

 Accommodation is organised by TYDSCI, a communication will be sent out shortly on how to book. There is a dinner on the Sunday night, also organised by TYDSCI.

SKC clothing must be worn at both events. If your cyclist/s is potentially a podium winner, then they must take Formal Uniform with them. The College’s policy on jewellery is to be adhered to.

We need to start organising both events for entry, teams, transport and catering. I have attached an entry form for both events, if your cyclist/s is attending please complete the form and return to me at or by hand.

If you have any questions, please ask your coach or me.



Two Key Dates for Triathlon Season 2019/2020

Hi All,

Hope you’re well!

 I thought useful to remind you of two key dates for next year’s St Kent’s Triathlon season, to help with your summer planning:

  • The annual St Kent’s triathlon training camp will in Taupo from 20 to 22 January 2020. Unlike the cycling camp, central accommodation will not be booked for the athletes, so feel free to make your own arrangements.

  • The 2020 Triathlon National Championships will be held in Wanaka on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2020. 

  • Thanks to Kirstine Jancys’ research, we know the actual racing will be on 16 February, as per:

    • Individual and Team events:

      • 5.45am – Transition opens for bike racking

      • From 7.00am – Race starts for U12/U13/U14

      • From 8.10am – Race starts for U16/U19

      • 10.00am – Transition re-opens for all gear collection

    • Team Tag Relay:

      • 11.00am – Transition opens

      • From 12.15pm – Race start for U12/U13/U14

      • From 1.30pm – Race start for U16/U19

      • 3.00pm – Transition opens for all gear collection

    • 3.30pm – Prize giving for all events

  • There is a flight out of Queenstown at 6.15pm, our working assumption is leaving anytime from then is doable.

Hope this helps and feel free to send me any questions.

If there are any updates to the above, I’ll let you know.

 Last, I’ve sent this note to this year’s cycling community. Please excuse any duplication and if you’d like to come off this distribution list, let me know.




After a tough weekend at the NI Road champs, a few St Kents cyclists went on to compete at the NI Track champs held at the Velodrome in Cambridge on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th July. It was a tough ask on tired legs but the cyclists all competed really well and we had some great results. A few cyclists were very new to track (some only just accredited) and they all did extremely well! The Under 20 Boys Team placed third in both the sprint and the pursuit. SKC placed 6th overall out of 16 schools and we were the first Auckland school! Jamie placed 3rd overall in the Under 13 boys, Maddy placed 4th overall in the under 14 girls, Ruby placed 2nd overall in the Under 15 girls, Ben placed 9th overall in the Under 17 boys, Jensen placed 6th and Zac placed 7th overall in the Under 20 Boys.

A big thank you to Craig Connell and Tessa who worked hard to help the cyclists on and off the track! And also thanks to Callum who came along on Sunday to support Craig, Tessa and the track team.

Please see the final race results below:

Scratch 500m
U13 Boys Jamie Cantell- Roberts 3rd
U14 Girls B Maddy Ballard 3rd
U15 G15 Girls Ruby Spring 2nd

U17 Boys B Ben Connell 5th
U20 Boys B Zac Cantell Roberts 3rd
U20 Boys Jensen Foster 5th

Scratch 1500m
U13Boys Jamie Cantell Roberts 3rd

Scratch 2000m
U14Boys Coen Anderson 7th
U14 Girls Maddy Ballard 5th

Scratch 2500m
U15 Girls Ruby Spring 2nd

Scratch 3000m
U16B Boys Nic Parkman 4th

Scratch 4000m
U17boys Ben Connell 10th

Scratch 5000m
U20Boys Zac Cantell Roberts 5th

Points Race
U13Boys Jamie Cantell Roberts 2nd
U14 Boys Coen Anderson 8th
U14 Girls Maddy Ballard 4th
U15 Girls Ruby Spring 2nd
U16B Boys Nic Parkman 5th
U20 Boys Jensen Foster3rd Zac Cantell Roberts 8th

Team Pursuit
U20 Boys. St Kent’s 3rd

Team Sprint
U20 Boys St Kent’s 3rd


We had fine but very cold conditions in Cambridge for the NI road champs. On behalf of all the parents and cyclists who attended I would like to thank William for all his hard work and organisation to make this a smooth event for all. Thanks also goes to the other parents who all pitched in to set things up/down and who helped with numbers, mechanical issues etc. And of course Rob who kept everyone fed and happy with outstanding truffle scrambled eggs and clam fritters on the BBQ!

There were some pleasing results with special mention to our Senior Girls A team who took out the Bronze in the TTT (well done girls!!), and the two podium finishes by Ruby Spring who placed first in both the Road Race and the Criterium (what a fabulous achievement well done Ruby!!) and also to Jensen Foster who placed first in the Criterium (a great result Jensen and as a 16 year old competing in the Under 20 competition, truly inspiring!) There were some teams and individuals who were close to podium finishes, keep working hard and let’s see how we can build for Nationals later in the year. Please see below for Top 10 placings, a great effort by all those teams and individuals:

Senior Boys A 4th
Senior Girls A 3rd
Junior Boys A 5th
Junior Girls A 8th
Y7/8 Boys A 4th

U13 Boys Ethyn Brooks 5th Noah Johnson 9th
U14 Girls Maddy Ballard 10th
U14 Boys Nico Jancys 8th
U15 Girls Ruby Spring 1st
U17 Girls Emma Hannan 8th
U20 Girls Belle Waterworth 8th
U20 Boys Jacob Hannan 8th Jensen Foster 9th

U13 Girls B Jess Rankin-Mills 9th
U15 Girls A Ruby Spring 1st Izzy Bannister 8th
U15 Girls B Petra Martinez Azaro 4th
U16 Girls A Sophie Spencer 8th
U16 Girls B Finn Bilsborough 2nd
U17 Girls A Emma Hannan 7th
U20 Girls A Belle Waterworth 9th
U20 Girls B Niamh Bilsborough 2nd
U13 Boys A Jamie Cantell-Roberts 4th Ethyn Brooks 9th
U14 Boys A Nico Jancys 7th
U14 Boys B Ben Stewart 1st Lewis Atkinson 2nd
U16 Boys B Ryan Gill 8th Thomas Clark 10th
U20 Boys A Jensen Foster 1st Zac Cantell-Roberts 6th


Please find below the flyer for this year’s major SKC cycling and triathlon fundraising event – the 2019 Quiz Night to be held at the college on 23 August 2019.

Book a table of eight for you and your friends or buy any number of tickets and we’ll arrange a table for you.

The night’s entertainment will include silent and live auctions of a wide range of items, a fabulous ‘grazing table’ supper (included in your ticket price), a fine selection of wines and beers (for purchase) and, of course, the quiz!

Please feel free to email me with your requirements and I’ll respond by confirming your booking and sending you the details on how to pay.

Look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you on 23 August.



Please find attached the latest event manual for the NI Road Champs. Cyclists need to be at our warm-up tents, which will be situated in the event paddock, 1 hour prior to race start.

Cycling New Zealand Schools and Red Events look forward welcoming you to Cambridge for the North Island School Road Championships this weekend!  A huge thank you to our volunteers and officials for helping to make this event happen.

Please find below some final information to help you and your team to have a safe and successful event.

Important information:

Event Manual The updated Event Manual is here. There have been some major changes to this so please take the time to read it. The Event Manual is your first source to answer any questions you may have!

TTT start times

START LISTS Please note these are still subject to change. Any changes or scratchings now must be made at the Team Manager’s meeting.

COURSE MAPS Please check out the course maps and read the Event Manual for the number of laps per grade for the Road Race and Criterium.

PARKING There have been major changes to parking and venue access, please read the attached instructions.

PARKING MAP Here is a detailed parking map.

Award Presentations will be held on Saturday at the conclusion of racing (approx. 4.30pm) for both the Team Time Trial and Road Race. Presentations for the Criterium will be held during the day after each grade is completed. Please listen to the MC announcements to ensure you do not miss your presentation. The overall schools award will be presented at the final presentation on Sunday afternoon. 

Race Pack Pick Up/ Team Managers Meeting

Race pack pick up will be from the Don Rowlands Centre, Lake Karapiro from 6.30pm - 7.30pm on Friday. Team managers will be responsible for collecting their entire team packs including all numbers and transponders. This will be followed by the compulsory Team Managers Meeting at 7.30pm.

Rules and Regulations
The Event is run under Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules. Please ensure you have taken the time to familiarise yourself with these prior to the event.  These include equipment and uniform requirements. Remember, if you don’t have school kit you must wear plain kit!

Entry Fees

Please ensure all entry fees are paid prior to the event!

Have you checked your bike?

Please make sure your bike is in safe working order before racing starts! 


These events are often the first taste of competition for our future champions.  Please support us to encourage and provide positive reinforcement for these riders to ensure they and their team mates have a POSITIVE and FUN experience.


  • These are KIDS

  • This is THEIR Sport

  • They are here to have FUN AND LEARN

  • The coaches and officials are VOLUNTEERS

  • This is SCHOOLS Cycling

If you are flying to the event, please contact your airline and advise them of any oversize items you may be bringing (such as your bike).  This will help them plan their loads and help you avoid any unnecessary delays in receiving these items. This applies to when you are going home as well!

Social Media

We encourage you to get involved in the event through social media. Tag us in your posts!

The key links are provided below:



Hashtags #NISRoadChamps  #SchoolsCycling  

Schools Website

Check out the schools cycling website here for all official event information. 

For event enquiries please contact Errol Newlands on or 021449670

We wish you all the best for a safe, fair and fun event!

Kind regards 

 Charlotte Pearson

Events Manager

Cycling New Zealand

Mobile: 021 292 0563




To give cyclists an understanding of how much visibility a truck driver has of road users, Mr Tim Atkinson has kindly organised for a B-Train truck to be at the Manor Park Entrance to the school at 4:15 pm on Monday 1 July.  Mr Atkinson will demonstrate where the truck driver has visibility of cyclists and where the danger zones are.

 We recommend that all cyclists attend this session however, it would be particularly beneficial for junior and new cyclists.



Ms Tania Gordon-Glassford has had a contact from a PhD student, Mr Ryan Welch, who is researching the prevalence of an inefficient breathing pattern during exercise in young athlete, he is looking to recruit fit, healthy, young athletes aged between 10-24 yrs to participate in the study. Participation in this study will involve lung function tests (spirometry, gas exchange and maximal mouth pressures), a maximal cardio-pulmonary exercise test on a cycle ergometer (aka VO2max test), and post exercise spirometry to detect evidence of exercise induced asthma.  The exercise test is the same test elite athletes often perform to assess their aerobic capacity.  Testing will be conducted at the ADHB Respiratory Physiology Laboratory at the Greenlane Clinical Centre.  When performed privately these tests come at a significant cost, however for the purpose of this study they are free.  

Below is the link to our facebook page where a study advert is available and can be shared to groups.


Below is an invite to participate. If you wish to participate, please contact Mr Welch directly

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