2016 Winter Bulletin No. 22

August 31, 2016


Round 9 of the XCR’16 season will be the Burnley half marathon (and 6km junior race) to be held on this Sunday morning, September 4.

The race starts at the Kevin Bartlett Reserve, on the Yarra Boulevard at 8:00am.

You must wear your AV bib number on the front and back of your uniform and your timing chip on your shoe. Anyone who needs to pick up bib numbers or timing chips can collect them from the Box Hill tent before the race. (If you have lost your chip you can purchase a new one up until 7:30am on race day).

Please arrive early and allow time to park and walk to the start finish area.

Due to road closures you are advised to enter via Botanicca Boulevard (the Botanicca corporate park).




The final event of the XCR’16 winter season will be the Tan Relays on Saturday morning, September 17. This is usually the biggest event of the winter season. Please let us know if you are available to run as we hope to enter teams in all age groups.




Congratulations to Zoe Buckman who, following on from her semi-final performance in Rio, ran a PB of 4:03.22 for the 1500m in the Paris Diamond league event on the weekend.




The summer track and field season is not far off.

The Athletics Victoria Summer Calendar has just been released.

October 8, Saturday, Shield Round 1

October 15, Saturday, Shield Round 2

October 22, Saturday, Shield Round 3 (zone v zone)

October 29, Saturday, Shield Round 4

November 4-6 All schools championships

November 12, Saturday, Shield Round 5

November 20, Sunday, Shield Round 6

November 26, Saturday, Victorian Relay Championships

December 3, Saturday, Shield Round 7

December 8, Thursday, Zatopek 10

December 10, Saturday, Shield Round 8 (zone v zone)

December 15, Thursday, Shield Round 9

January 7, Saturday, Shield Round 10

January 14, Saturday, Shield Round 11 (zone v zone)

January 21, Saturday, Shield Round 12

January 26-28, Country Championships

February 4-5, Multi Event Championships

February 11, Saturday, SHIELD FINAL

February 24-26, Victorian Open and Junior Championships

March 3-5, Victorian Open and Junior Championships




Remember that to train at the track you need to be a registered member (or have paid a training fee). If you have not registered for the 2016/17 athletics year, we encourage you to do so now. Your registration is valid until April 1 next year. Register online via the AV website.