Extreme weather update for this weekend

  • AV Shield Round 8 to go ahead as scheduled
  • HVC5 moves to 10:30am start on Saturday 1 at Lakeside Stadium
  • AV Throwers postponed and further details to be released

This weekend’s weather forecast has a maximum temperature of 35 on Saturday 1 and 41 on Sunday 2 February.

Earlier in the week we advised that the Athletics Victoria Unfavourable Weather Policy may come into play if the weather forecast remained above 35 degrees.

We have continued to monitor the weather forecast and have had regular communication with the Bureau of Meteorology.

We have also conferred with the Zone Committee Presidents and now confirm the following:-

AV Shield:

Round 8 will continue as scheduled and each Zone has already implemented some measures in preparation for the warm to hot conditions.

The program will commence as scheduled but there may be more scheduled breaks for officials as required.

Each Zone has the discretion to change the programming due to the weather and information will be provided to competitors and officials by each Zone on the day.

Athletics Victoria strongly recommend that all competitors, officials and helpers be adequately prepared for AV Shield on Saturday by making sure they hydrate, wear protective clothing, have sunscreen and a hat.

High Velocity Club:

Meet 5 has been rescheduled to 10.30am on Saturday 1 February at Lakeside Stadium.

A big thank-you to all our officials who have made themselves available for HVC5 on Saturday.

The event has been moved because of the predicted maximum of 41 degrees on Sunday.

To all competitors registered for HVC5; if you are not able to compete on Saturday please advise emma@athsvic.org.au so that where necessary we can re-seed the events.

Entries fees will be carried over to HVC6 or refunded as necessary.

AV Throwers:

Meet 3 has been postponed due to the predicted maximum of 41 degrees on Sunday.