Cross county season has begun

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The cross-country season runs on Saturday mornings between the 5th May and the end of July, with the full program below. In addition:

  1. We will, for the first time in known memory, offer cross-country training – every Thursday at 5.30pm, and continuing weekly thereafter. This will be led by Russell Cram and Wayne Mangion.

We should note that cross-country training is new for us, and as we start we will need to make some judgements on the exact program. Along the same lines, if any parents, who might be runners themselves, are interested in helping out this will be much appreciated. And if you are worried about it getting dark, we installed some training lights at the end of last season to help to deal with this

2. As usual, we offer a discounted registration fee for athletes that join for cross-country only – just $65. How can we make any money from this? Well, we don’t to be honest by the time we pay required fees to the state body, but we hope that athletes who joins for cross-country stays around for track and field (note – if you are already a paid member of Keilor for the track and field season, this is no need to pay again for the cross-country season).

To help with these new members, we will be selling Keilor uniform tops during the first few weeks of the season at the cross-country events.

3. There are two relay events - a cross-country relay event on 2nd June, and Sandown Road Relays on 7th July. 

Glenn Walsh has kindly offered to coordinate teams for both events. Relay events are fun - we urge you to get involved, and don't worry about how fast you think you are - the more the merrier, we can always create new teams. Glenn can be contacted on:

Email: gwalsh@sbc.vic.edu.au

Phone: 0403 249 215

 

Program is now published:

Please note- this program is subject to change BUT will try our hardest to keep this page up to date. 

Commences Saturday 5th May – Finishes Saturday 11th August 2018

8:30am          Saturday       5th May                       Essendon

9:00am           Saturday        12th May                     Essendon

9:00am           Saturday        19th May                     Keilor

9:00am           Saturday        26th May                     Sunbury

9:00am           Saturday        2nd June                    Coburg

8.00AM ** 2nd June – State Cross Country Relay Event Cruden Farm, Langwarrin

(Note – Keilor will try to arrange as many teams as possible for these relays)

10:00am        Saturday       9th June                     Division One Open Day at Essendon

10:00am        Saturday       16th June                   Sunbury Open Day

10:00am        Saturday       23rd June                  Region Cross Country Preston Reservoir

9:00am           Saturday        30th June                   Keilor

9:00am           Saturday        7th July                       Coburg

8.00 am  Saturday 7th July **State Road Relays                      Sandown Racecourse  

(Note – Keilor will try to arrange as many teams as possible for these relays)

9:00am           Saturday        14th July                     ? Sunbury / ? Essendon

10:00am        Saturday       21st July                    Essendon Open Day

11:00am        Saturday       28th July                    State Cross Country Lake Dewar, Myrniong

                        Saturday       4th August                 LAVic Centrefest

9:00am          Saturday       11th August              Super Handicap & Presentation Day at

                                                                                    Essendon

 

Distances

U6                   Boys & Girls              500m

U7-8               Boys & Girls              1000m

U9-10             Boys & Girls              1500m

U11-12           Boys & Girls              2000m

U13-16           Boys & Girls              3000m

 

 

Venues

Coburg                       Harold Stevens Athletics Track, Outlook Road

Essendon                  Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio Street

Keilor                          Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive

Preston Reservoir     Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir

Sunbury                     Jackson Street Reserve, Jackson Street

 

** Athletes competing at the LAVic State Cross Country or Road Relays will receive their average times for Division One

 

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