2016 Winter Bulletin No. 5

May 3, 2016


Round 2 of the XCR’16 season will be held at a new venue, the scenic (and hilly) Wandin Park, on this Saturday. 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 6km race for the open women and 8km event for the men.

Entries close at noon Wednesday!

Those who completed a temporary registration in order to compete at Jells Park in round 1, need to re-register and pay their fees before noon tomorrow (Wednesday) in order to be able to compete at Wandin Park this week.

To repeat, you must be registered and paid your fees, with an XCR’16 package or the “max package” or have paid an individual entry fee AND you must have your registration approved by the club before noon on Wednesday in order to compete at Wandin Park. Please don’t leave it until the last minute!


12:30pm          2km cross country       U14 men, U14 women

12:40pm          4km cross country       U18 men, U20 men, U20 women

1:00pm            3km cross country       U16 men, U16 women, U18 women

1:20pm            8km cross country       Open men

2:00pm            6km cross country       Open women



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!



Four athletes from Box Hill Athletics Club, 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 opportunity, however it does come at a cost for travel, accommodation and food etc. A Movie night fundraiser is being held 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.
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 description and number of tickets you are paying for.
OR, you can purchase them directly from either one of us (Kathryn, Nana, Georgia and Sarah) 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 🙂



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.

If you registered via temp member form prior to Jells Park, you will now need to re-register and pay fees before you can compete again for the club.


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