2016 Winter Bulletin No. 4

April 28, 2016


The Box Hill Athletic Club presentation night will be held at the clubrooms on Friday, May 13 from 7:30pm. The evening will begin with a brief annual general meeting, followed by presentations, a guest speaker and supper. This is great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our athletes over the past 12 months and also a chance for newer members to get to know the club. All members, parents and friends are invited to come.

There will be a $10 cover charge (maximum $20 per family) to cover the costs of the food that will be provided. No need to book, just turn up on the night!



As some of you may know, four athletes from Box Hill Athletics Club including Kathryn Brooks (Javelin), Nana Owusu-Afriyie (4x100m), Sarah Billings (800m + 4x400m) and Georgia Hansen (800m) have been selected to represent Australia and compete at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland in July.
This is an amazing opporunity, however it does come at a cost for travel, accomodation and food etc. This event will be a fundraiser to assist with some of the costs associated with the trip. A light supper will be provided prior to the movie starting up-stairs at the cinema.
NOTE: The definite time of the movie has not yet been announced, more information coming soon!
Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Tim Burton)
Tickets are $20 and can be collected from Kathryn, Nana, Sarah or Georgia or you can transfer the money to the following NAB account with your name and ‘movie night’ as the transfer desrciption and number of tickets you are paying for.
OR, you can purchase them directly from either one of us (we will be given movie tickets within the next week) with cash!
Accout name: Box Hill Pole Vault Club
BSB: 083 202
Acct: 615 938 345
Hope you can all come! Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂


Also check out the event facebook page.




Round 2 of the XCR’16 season will be held at a new venue, the scenic (and hilly) Wandin Park. This park is more often used as an equestrian centre and is located off Victoria Rd, Wandin North, 10 minutes east of Lilydale.

There will be 2km, 3km and 4km events for the junior age groups, a 6kn race for the open women and 8km event for the men.

Make sure you are entered if you wish to run this event.



Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year are now open.

Register online via the Athletics Victoria website.

The Athletics Victoria member portal is now live. To access please use this link: https://members.athsvic.org.au/signin

If you intend to run XCR’16 Round 2 – Wandin Park, you must be registered with AV and entered before 12 midday on Wednesday 4 May.
Already a payed up AV member? Please log on to the AV member portal and double check your member details and package selections are correct.
Registered via temp member form prior to Jells Park?

AV received and processed your membership, allocating you a bib number. You will now need to confirm your member details, package selections and make payment via the member portal.
Remember you can either purchase an XCR package or enter each XCR event individually.


According to the AV website, only the following athletes are registered for the 2016/17 season:

Anderson Spencer
Atkinson Amy
Atkinson Carly
Crawford Talitha
Davis Sophia
Diamond Thomas
Doehmann Lachlan
Featherston David
Harper Amanda
Harrison Caitlin
Hesse Kieran
Hester Andrew
Hill Jack
Holberton Isaac
Johnson Rachel
Lovass Tamsyn
Lovass Murray
Mackenie Jessica
Meehan Georgie
Norman Carlos
Nuske Brett
O’Connell James
O’Donnell Matthew
Ogilvie Connor
Olden Graeme
Pamminger Lucas
Prendergast Jack
Rosenberg Chloe
Sellwood Thomas
Seton Michael
Seton William
Stefanos Peter
Stummer Jack
Treagus Ashlee
Watkins Gemma
Wilcox Andrew
Wilson Hannah
Wong Hanson


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.



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