PDSSSC Cross Country
Schools can select winners from their own carnival or runners who are competitive in time to compete at the PDSSSC Cross Country event which is held in May each year. In 2023, the date is Thursday 11th May at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park. There are events for all ages from 12 to 18 for boys and girls. A maximum of 5 runners per event from each school is allowed at this level. The first 6 place-getters from this event progress to the NSWCCC Carnival.
The distances at this level and proceeding levels are as follows:
- 12 Girls – 3km
- 13 Girls – 3km
- 14 Girls – 4km
- 15 Girls – 4km
- 16 Girls – 4km
- 17 Girls – 4km
- 18+ Girls – 6km
- 12 Boys – 3km
- 13 Boys – 3km
- 14 Boys – 4km
- 15 Boys – 4km
- 16 Boys – 6km
- 17 Boys – 6km
- 18+ Boys – 8km
PDSSSC Cross Country Event Order
NSWCCC Cross Country
The winners from the Diocesan (PDSSSC Cross Country) trials then go on to represent the Parramatta Diocese at the NSWCCC Carnival which is held in June each year at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park. This years event is on Tuesday 13th June, 2023. The distances are the same as the PDSSSC Carnival for all ages. The first 10 place-getters from this event go on to represent the NSWCCC at the NSW All Schools Carnival.
Please see attached timeline for the 2023 Cross Country event at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park.
Please note the Secondary Schools events after the Primary School events, with our event starting at 11.30am, with the MultiCl;ass athletes, followed at 11.45am with the 17 Boys race.
2023 NSWCCC/CPS Cross Country Event Order
All athletes are to be at Horsley Park at least 1 hour before the advertised race time. See attached timeline above. Runners are to report to a team manager in the Grandstand upon arrival at the venue. See attached grandstand map for 2023 when it is available. A virtual walk the course will be available on the csnsw.sport.portal for all secondary students.
All runners will be given a singlet to run in which they return after their event.
NSW All Schools Cross Country
The top 10 placed runners from NSWCCC go through to represent NSW Combined Catholic Colleges at the NSW All Schools Carnival held in July each year at Sydney Motor Sport Park, Eastern Creek. This years event is on Friday 21st July, 2023. The same distances are run at his level.
School Sport Australia Cross Country
From this event, a NSW All Schools squad is selected for the School Sport Australia Championships.
In 2023, this event will be held in Canberra, ACT from 25th - 28th August.