2016 Winter Bulletin No. 6

May 12, 2016


The Box Hill Athletic Club presentation night will be held at the clubrooms on this Friday night, May 13 from 7:30pm. The evening will begin with a brief annual general meeting, followed by presentations, a special presentation 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!

We look forward to seeing you all at the presentation night on Friday!



Round 3 of the XCR’16 season will be held at a new venue, the scenic Cruden Farm at Langwarrin, on Saturday, May 21.

To compete, you must be registered and have 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 the Wednesday before the event. Please don’t leave it until the last minute!



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.



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