Cold. Sunny. Wet. Dry. Wind chill.
We had everything on Saturday morning for the final event on the XCR’17 calendar – the Princes Park Relays. However, the weather didn’t seem to deter athletes, as they arrived eager to tackle a new course.
Geelong Region took out Men’s Premier Division in a time of 56:01. They led from the start and never looked like giving up their prime position. Box Hill were second in a time of 56:14, with Knox Athletics (featuring Olympian Jeff Riseley) rounding out the top three in a time of 57:16.
In the Women’s Premier Division it was South Melbourne who were too good, finishing first with a time of 54:43. Glenhuntly were second in a time of 55:33, with Box Hill coming in third place with a time of 55:49.
The Men’s 40+ Division saw Glenhuntly claim first place in a time of 32:28, with Athletics Waverley and Glenhuntly (team 2) rounding out the top three. Up a Division in the Men’s 50+ it was Box Hill who were too strong, crossing the line with a time of 32:48. Athletics Waverley and Athletics Nunawading placed second a third respectively.
The Women’s 40+ Division saw Ballarat Region claim the Princes Park title with a time of 36:44. Athletics Waverley and Mentone finished second and third.
In the Men’s U20 Division it was Box Hill who were too strong, finishing with a time of 29:02, ahead of Glenhuntly and Doncaster (team 2). The Women’s U20 Division saw Glenhuntly get the win in a time of 36:28, with Athletics Essendon and Yarra Ranges finishing second a third.
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It was great to see so many turn up for what ended up being a great morning of competition. Thanks to all those that participated throughout the XCR’17 season. Your involvement and support is what makes cross-country in Victoria so special and competitive!