June 9, 2016
BUNDOORA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SATURDAY WEEK
Round 5 of the XCR’16 season will be held at Bundoora Park on Saturday week, June 18. The day starts with the Victorian All Schools Championships in the morning, followed by the men’s and women’s under 20 and then open races in the afternoon. This will be the selection trial for the national championships. Both open men and women will race over 10km this year.
Box Hill will need to supply 3 volunteer helpers on this day. If you can help out, particularly for the morning session, please let us know.
BOX HILL MEN WIN AT LAKE WENDOUREE
Box Hill’s men’s premier division team had another victory at the 15km road race around Lake Wendouree at Ballarat last Saturday. We had five runners finish in the first 18 places and six in the top 37 to clearly win the teams event.
In other highlights, Mac Anderson took gold in the under 14 race, covering 5kms in 17:43 to win by 20 seconds and Matt O’Donnell finished 5th in the under 20 event in a time of 15:45. June Petrie once again won her age group, while Chris Bradford finished 3rd in his age group.
Open 15km Road Race (15.7km)
Men Premier Division
- Steve Dinneen 49:44
- James O’Connell 49:56
- Peter Green 50:15
- Dion Finocchiaro 50:41
- Michael Dowel 51:05
- Nick Baggott 52:27
Men Division 2
- Zac Hunter 53:55
- Welday Mebrahtu 54:49
- Chris Bradford 55:17 (3rd 40-44)
- Michael Vaughan 57:18
- Jackson Deane 60:01
- Tony Langelaan 61:36
Men Division 4
- Luke Crozier 61:47
- Peter Stefanos 62:16
- Rob Ashbridge 64:02
- Graeme Olden 64:47
- Chris O’Connor 64:52
Men Division 6
- Anthony Whitby 69:49
- Simon St. Hill 71:31
Women Premier Division
- June Petrie 66:09 (1st 50-54)
- Amanda Harper 69:32
- Pia Hunter 70:54
Junior 5km Road Race
Mac Anderson 1st U14 men 17:43
Lucas Pamminger 10th U18 men 17:11
Matt O’Donnell 5th U20 men 15:50
Alex Ritchie 17th U20 men 16:47
Carlos Norman 29th U20 men 18:18
Conor Yung 33rd U20 men 19:54
Tamsyn Lovass 10th U16 women 19:44
COME INSIDE WHERE IT IS WARM!
It can be tough training on these cold winter nights, but it can also be very cold waiting around for your son, daughter or significant other. Next week we plan to open the upstairs club room so that you can wait in the warmth. If you see the lights are on, please feel free to come upstairs where you can watch training in relative comfort.
REGISTRATIONS NOW DUE
Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year are now open.
Register online via the Athletics Victoria website.
Round 5 – Bundoora Cross Country Champs Date: Saturday 18 June
This day incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. The open and overage men’s race covers 10km while the women’s race covers 10km. Juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.
Round 6 – Sandown Road Relay Date: Saturday 9 July
6.2km legs for open ages, 3.1km for juniors
Round 7 – Albert Park Road Race Date: Sunday 17 July
10km open race, 3km junior race
Round 8 – Anglesea Surf Coast Ekiden Relay Date: Saturday 6 August
Round 9 – Victorian Half Marathon Date: Sunday 4 September
21.1km along Burnley boulevard (no junior races)
Round 10 – Tan Relays Date: Saturday 17 September
Each runner complete the 3.8km lap of the tan.