2016 Winter Bulletin No. 2

April 11, 2016


The XCR’16 season will commence this Saturday, April 16, 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.

Events start at 12:30pm (juniors at 1:00pm).

To compete in this event you must be registered for the new 2016/17 athletics season. Register online now from the AV website. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are available to run.

We will also need helpers to do the timekeeping, please let us know if you can help.

Draft teams will be sent out tomorrow.




Congratulations to Courtney Powell and Phillipa Hajdasz who collected awards at the Athletics Victoria Awards Night on Friday. Courtney won the XCR’15 outstanding female athlete award for her wonderful cross country season that culminated in her winning the national cross country title. Phillipa was awarded the prize for the most outstanding junior international performance for her personal best of 4.05m to take a silver medal in the pole vault in the world youth championships



Congratulations to Isabelle Napier who won the Club 5k handicap on Saturday and to Steve Dinneen who won the trophy for the fastest time.

Full report next week.




Please save the date. Sunday evening 29 May, the Club will be holding a fund raising movie night for the Box Hill athletes selected for the World Junior Championships this year. Nana Owusu-Afriyie, Kathryn Brooks, Georgia Hansen and Sarah Billings will be representing Australia in Poland in July, but must meet some of the costs themselves. Please support this fund raising effort.



More details to follow.




Round 1 – Jells Park Cross Country Relay  Date: Saturday 16 April

6km legs for open and overage, 3km for juniors

Round 2 – Wandin Park Cross Country       Date: Saturday 7 May
8km for open men, 4km for open women, various junior distances

Round 3 – Cruden Farm Cross Country       Date: Saturday 21 May

16km cross country for open men and 6km for open women, various junior distances

Round 4 – Lake Wendouree Road Race       Date: Saturday 4 June

15km for open men and women, 5km for juniors
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 12km 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 (no junior races)
Round 10 – Tan Relays                                  Date: Saturday 17 September
Each runner complete the 3.8km lap of the tan




Note: presently the AV registration website is down! While this is the case, register via the link:


You will then be invoiced to pay fees next week.


Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year are now open. Register online via the Athletics Victoria website. Note that AV have introduced a new fee structure.


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.