2016 Winter Bulletin No. 11

June 14, 2016


Round 5 of the XCR’16 season will be held at Bundoora Park on this Saturday, 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.

Under 20 athletes please note that if you are not a school athlete and wish to run, you must enter this event by noon on Wednesday, you will not be automatically entered for this event through your XCR or Max package. 


10:00am:        U14 women                3km     (1x3km)

10:25am:        U14 men                     3km     (1x3km)

10:45am:        U15/16 women            4km     (2x2km)

11:10m:          U15/16 men                4km     (2x2km)

11:30am:        U17/18 women            4km     (2x2km)

12:00 noon:    U17/18 men                6km     (1x2km+1x4km)

12:40pm:        U20 women                6km     (1x2km+1x4km)

1:10pm:          U20 men                     8km     (2x4km)

1:50pm:          Open women               10km   (1x2km+2x4km)

2:30pm:          Open men                    10km   (1x2km+2x4km)




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 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

Various distances
Round 9 
– Victorian Half Marathon                       Date: Sunday 4 September

21.1km along Burnley boulevard (including junior 6km race).
Round 10 – Tan Relays                                            Date: Saturday 17 September
Each runner complete the 3.8km lap of the tan.