New Brighton Olympic Athletics is a very friendly running club based on the eastern side of Christchurch. However, our members live all over the city and environs, from Springsteen to Rangiora.
We have a wide range of abilities enjoying running, jumping and throwing. , from beginners to seasoned track & field or ultra marathoner runners. Ages range from anything from 7 to 70 plus.
Our members are both competitive and social.
We operate all year with two different sections being Cross Country and Track & Field for both adults and children.
Our Clubrooms are based at Rawhiti Domain off Keyes Rd which includes meeting room, kitchen & toilet facilities & a small inside gym. We are fortunate to have full size track & field facilities that were utilised by Canterbury Athletics every Satuday after the earthquakes whilst they waited for Nga Puna Wai to be built.
The children’s summer training happens at the clubrooms. In winter, training groups operate from all areas of the city.
New Brighton Olympic participate regularly at races of all distances all over the country, and in the region. There is no pressure to race but there is nothing more encouraging than crossing the finish line with all your club mates cheering you on. Unless of course, you cross the line before they do!
On a Saturday in between interclub events, we hold Club runs from different venues. Members can choose the races and relays they wish to enter. Our Club loves to support the Relays.
The New Brighton Olympic Athletic Club was established in 2011 by the merger of two of Canterbury’s proud and high achieving athletics clubs.