2016 Winter Bulletin No. 9

May 30, 2016


Saturday, June 4, Lake Wendouree Road Race, Ballarat

Saturday, June 18, Cross Country Championships, Bundoora Park

Saturday, July 9, Sandown Road Relays, Sandown Racecourse



Round 4 of the XCR’16 season will be held around Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, on this Saturday, June 4.

Box Hill’s open men’s Premier Division team has started the season with three straight wins and we hope that we can continue this streak in round 4. However, our women’s team and junior teams have been short of runners and hopefully this can be rectified in Ballarat with a good turn out.

The race starts on Wendouree Parade, near Windmill Drive, on the west side of the lake, adjacent to the Botanical Gardens.

Please arrive early as parking near the start line can be difficult to find!


2:00pm: 5km road race (all junior age groups)

2:30pm: 15km road race (open men and women)



The 2016 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships is the selection trial to represent Victoria at the Australian Cross Country Championships, this year to be combined with the school sport Australia Cross Country Championships. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18 at Bundoora Park, prior to the Athletics Victoria open cross country championships. Entries close at noon on Monday, June 6. If you have not been entered by your school, you can enter individually via the AV website.

Note: Under 20 athletes who no longer attend school and wish to compete at Bundoora will need to enter individually. Bundoora Park is not offered as part of the XCR Package in 2016. Burnley Half Marathon is offered for U20 athletes as part of the package this year.



Box Hill’s men’s Premier Division team is on top of the ladder after 3 rounds of the XCR’16 season. We are also within striking distance of the ladder leaders in a number of other divisions.

Ladder position after 3 rounds:

Men Premier Division 1st

Men Division 2           4th

Men Division 4           3rd

Men Division 6           3rd

Men Over 40               4th

Men Over 50               = 1st

Men Under 20             3rd

Men Under 18             9th

Men Under 14             2nd

Women Premier Division =7th

Women Over 40          =4th

Women Under 20       7th

Women Under 18       7th

Women Under 16       5th



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

Register online via the Athletics Victoria website.



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 10km 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.