2015 Winter Bulletin No. 23

September 1, 2015


The next round of the XCR’15 season will be the half-marathon along the Burnley Boulevard on this Sunday, September 6, starting at 8:00am. There will be no junior events on this day, but junior athletes may enter the open event (entries close at noon on Wednesday, even juniors with a season’s entry must enter separately for this event). Our men’s premier division team is 7 points clear on top of the ladder, but must still put in a strong showing in the two remaining events (the half marathon and the Tan relays) to make sure that we secure our third successive XCR premiership. With many of our top runners unavailable for this event we need all available runners taking part to make sure our premier division team stay on top of the ladder. Our men’s over 50 team is nine points clear on top of the ladder and a good performance in the half marathon will clinch the title in this division.


Congratulations to Courtney Powell who successfully defended her national cross country title at Moonee Valley race course on Saturday. In a great display of distance running, Courtney gradually drew away from the field to record an impressive win.

Australian Cross Country Championships Results:

Open Women

Courtney Powell 1st

Under 14 women

Molly McCarthy   4th

Under 16 women

Tamsyn Lovass 71st

Under 18 women

Paris Powell         21st

Georgia Hansen   38th

Genevieve Wah   62nd

Open Men

Steve Dinneen    15th

Will Potter          18th

Rhys Jones         19th

Steve Kelly         29th

James O’Connell  31st

Nick Baggott       33rd

John Meagher     43rd (1st, masters challenge)

Peter Green        47th


Under 18 men

Scott McKenzie   36th

Sebastian Failla   50th

Aidan McCormack 58th

Under 20 men

Ben Cox     30th

Zac Hunter 38th



Box Hill will be running a sausage sizzle at Box Hill Bunnings (off Middleborough Rd) on Sunday September 13. If you can help cooking or collecting money for a couple of hours please let us know. We need 3 more volunteers for the 11:30am to 2:00pm shift.


TRACK SEASON IS COMING! Are you registered?

The 2015/16 track and field season Shield competition starts in just over 5 weeks! If you plan to compete this summer, please make sure you are registered. The Athletics year starts on April 1, so those who have registered this winter are covered for the summer season also, but all others must register before the start of the season in order to be eligible to compete.

Register online via the AV website.



The XCR’15 season culminates with the Tan Relays on Saturday morning, September 19. We are hoping to enter teams in all age groups and divisions. This is a great event to finish the winter season and a great way to prepare for the summer track season. Please let us know if you are available for this event.