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This Squad is for students interested in developing their running technique and keeping up their fitness. The important details for the team are outlined below.

Day – Tuesday (7.15 am – 8.15 am) and Thursday (3.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Venue – Tuesday session will be Coach-led and will take place on the school football fields. Thursday sessions will be run by Ms Meyer and will meet at the WGHS covered courts. Some sessions will take place in the local area on footpaths and in park areas. Squad will take place rain or shine.

Coach – John Bowden – is a well-known and respected coach to Olympic and world championship athletes, major marathon winners and countless other top-class athletes. John started as a successful athlete, representing New Zealand at Commonwealth Games, World Cross Country and World University Championships – as well as holding a world record.

Cross Country:

  • North Western Zones, May
  • Auckland 
  • Championships, May
  • NZ Championships, June

Road Race:

  • Auckland Championships, August
  • NZSS Championships, December

Sport contact: Sport@westlakegirls.school.nz