Top 5 things to do in January

The championship season is upon us and January is the time to make sure you are set for a big summer of athletics!

Number 1

You’re a member right? If not it’s time to head over to the Join Now section on the Athletics Victoria website and speak to your club about becoming a financial member.

Number 2

Visit the Athletics Victoria events calendar and save each competition date to your own personal calendar (digital or hard copy). Add the events by clicking on the month/day icon on the left hand side of the event listing.

Number 3

Register for your events on time! We want to see as many people as possible enjoying the opportunity to compete. If you’re having issues entering online email summer@athsvic.org.au or call the AV office on (03) 8646 4500.

Number 4

Give the athlete information emails a really good read. This will ensure you’re on top of all the key times and details on event day.

Number 5

Have fun and strive to be your best. Share your experience by tagging #athsvic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You might find your way on to the big screen at Lakeside Stadium or our social media pages.

McNeill among Rio 2016 nominations

Athletics Australia Selectors have today announced their intention to nominate five athletes for selection by the Australian Olympic Committee to the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016.

Eloise Wellings (NSW) and David McNeill (Vic) will be nominated in the Women’s and Men’s 10,000m after their outstanding qualifying performances at the Australian 10,000m Championships in Melbourne (Vic) last month.

Wellings crossed to win in a qualifying time of 32:02.61 to ensure her automatic nomination, while McNeill reigned supreme in the men’s race having already clocked a qualifying time of 27:45.01 earlier in 2015.

In the Men’s 50km walk, Athletics Australia Selectors intend to nominate Chris Erickson (Vic),Brendon Reading (ACT) and Jared Tallent (Vic).

Erickson won the Australian 50km Race Walking Championships in December with a qualifying time of 3:54:10 to ensure his automatic nomination, with Reading and Tallent confirmed as nominees at the discretion of the selectors.

All intended nominations have been made in accordance with the Athletics Australia Olympic Nomination Policy.

Full story via Athletics Australia

Entries open for AV Knockout Round 2

Looking for competition in the metro area over the Australia Day week? With state and national championships around the corner AV Knockout Round 2 provides a great platform to launch into the early months of 2016.

Are you in the top 32 for your event’s age group? Check the AV Rankings and enter today!

Events (not including 800m/1500m) 

Date: Sunday 24th January, 2016

Entries Close: 11:59pm Sunday 10 January, 2016 – No late or on day entries will be accepted. If you are experiencing problems entering please contact summer@athsvic.org.au or call (03) 8646 4500 before the closing deadline.

800m and 1500m events:

Incorporated into and will be run with Vic Milers meets 3. AV Knockout round 2 (Vic Milers Meet 3) will only be eligible to the top 32 listed in the AV Rankings.

Date: Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Entries Close: 11:59pm Wednesday 13 January, 2016. If you are experiencing any issues entering please contact AV on 8646 4500 or ua.gro.civshta@remmus

Where: Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Time: 7:00pm

How to Enter: Entries for both Victorian Milers and Knockout competitors are to be done through Athletics Victoria.

 

Have you entered the Victorian Country Championships 2016?

Over 700 athletes will descend on Geelong across the Australia Day long weekend (Friday 22- Sunday 24 January) for the Victorian Country Championships 2016 at John Landy Athletics Field.

The first major individual championships on the Victoria summer calendar will showcase a mix of up and coming talent through to the masters legends.

The Victorian Country Championships not only attract strong competition from the regional centres but entries from metropolitan athletes, interstate and overseas.

This event would not be possible without the hard work and dedication from the Geelong organising committee, who are doing a fantastic job preparing  this year’s championships.

Entries Close: 11:59pm Sunday 10 January, 2016 – No late or on day entries will be accepted. If you are experiencing problems entering please summer@athsvic.org.au or call (03) 8646 4500 before the closing deadline.

How to enter: All entries must be completed online before the closing deadline. Please contact AV 8646 4500 for any questions.