March 29, 2016
March 31-April 3, Australian Championships, Sydney
Saturday, April 9, Club 5k handicap, Gardiner’s Creek
Saturday, April 16, XCR’16 round 1, Jells Park Relays
GOOD LUCK AT NATIONALS!
Good luck to all the Box Hill athletes competing at the Australian Track and Field Championships this weekend. Let’s hope for some great results.
FOUR BOX HILL ATHLETES SELECTED FOR WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Sarah Billings (800m, 4x400m), Georgia Hansen (800m), Kathryn Brooks (javelin) and Nana Owusu-Afriyie (4x100m relay) who have been selected to represent Australia in the World Junior Championships in Poland in July. This is a fabulous result for the Club and well earned reward for the hard work done by these athletes and their coaches.
XCR’16 IS COMING!
The 2016 cross country and road racing season is less than 3 weeks away. The winter season will commence with the Club 5k handicap on April 9 and then the official start of XCR’16 at the Jells Park cross country relays on April 16.
JELLS PARK RELAYS: APRIL 16
The XCR’16 season will commence with the traditional Jells Park cross country relays.
Please let us know about your availability for this popular event. We plan to enter teams in all age groups. To compete in this event you must be registered for the new 2016/17 athletics season. Register online from the AV website from April 1.
REGISTRATIONS DUE, APRIL 1
Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year opens on April 1. Register online via the Athletics Victoria website.
Note that AV have introduced a new fee structure. Please see the attached Membership Guide.
In short, you will pay one fee to join Athletics Victoria and another fee to join the club. You can then pay an XCR fee which gives you free entry to all AV cross country and road events or a Track and Field fee, which gives you entry to shield competition (or you choose the “maxpack” which gives you entry to both XCR and Shield).
There are four options for members in each age group.
Option 1 is recommended for those who plan to run XCR and Shield competition (we hope this includes most of our distance runners).
Option 2 is for those athletes who only compete in summer.
Option 3 is for those who wish to only compete in the cross country and road events and not the summer season.
Option 4 is for athletes who wish to only compete in winter relay events and/or pay an individual entry fee for each event, or those who do not wish to compete in XCR or Shield competition.
Note that you can upgrade your membership at any stage throughout the year.
Option 1: $390 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + $200 (XCR + Shield)]
Option 2: $315 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + $125 (Shield)]
Option 3: $315 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + $125 (XCR)]
Option 4: $190 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + Individual entries (no shield)]
Junior (under 20 years of age as of Dec. 31 2016):
Option 1: $300 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + $150 (XCR + Shield)]
Option 2: $250 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + $100 (Shield)]
Option 3: $250 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + $100 (XCR)]
Option 4: $150 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + Individual entries (no shield)]
Dual Registration with Little Aths
Option 1: $125 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + $75 (XCR + Shield)]
Option 2: $105 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + $55 (Shield)]
Option 3: $105 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + $55 (XCR)]
Option 4: $50 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + Individual entries (no shield)]
Family discount $15 per person available when three (3) or more Open or Junior athletes reside at the same address and register at the same time.
Life members and international representatives should contact the Club to organize their registration.
Please let us know if you have any questions about registration.
CLUB 5K HANDICAP
The annual Club 5k handicap will be held at the usual venue along the trail beside Gardiner’s Creek, near Deakin University on the morning of Saturday, April 9. Everyone is invited to race, run or jog and then join us for brunch afterwards. If you wish to run, please let us know as soon as possible so that handicap marks can be calculated.
DATE: Saturday, April 9
TIME: 9:00am for a 9:20am sharp start
VENUE: Meet at the car park of the Bennettswood Bowls Club, Station St. Box Hill South.
EVERY ONE IS WELCOME, STAY FOR BRUNCH AFTER THE RUN!
LIKE A RUN IN THE FOREST?
Everyone is welcome to join us for a run in Sherbrooke Forest at 8:00am on Sunday April 3.
The run will begin at Grants Picnic Ground and finish with a coffee and/or breakfast at the picnic grounds café. There are a number of different distances that you can complete after running the first loop together.
RESULTS FROM VICTORIAN RUNNING NETWORK 3000M
Nick Baggott 8:38.0
Zac Hunter 9:17.9
Michael Eury 11:39.2
RESULTS FROM RARE AIR CLUB: MARCH 23
Joel Pocklington 5.20m