The Victorian Relay Championships are back at Lakeside Stadium this Saturday 11th November with 396 teams chasing a spot in 33 finals.
This event has a long and proud history, and as the first Championship event of the season, it is a great opportunity to bring Clubs and their members together. Twenty nine (29) of the 56 Athletics Victoria affiliated Clubs have entered teams with both Ballarat and Bendigo competing as ‘regions’. With a full and fast program scheduled for Saturday , AV General Manager Competitions & Government Ross Cunningham says it is a big program to try and keep on time.
‘ We have 396 teams entered for this weekend and the program will start with the Womens 40+ 4 x 1500m at 10.00am and conclude with the U18 Girls and Boys 4 x 800m at 6.30pm.’ says Cunningham
‘It is a full day of competition and we rely on the athletes to make sure they know where they need to be for each relay event. We will using the infield to marshal teams for the 4 x 100m events and with the help of Victorian Officials and Club Helpers will get people where they need to be.’
With 33 finals on the card this weekend, the Womens and Mens final of the 4 x 400m Relay will be held at the traditional time on the Zatopek 10 program on Thursday 14th December 2017.
While there is a strong Club and social element to this event, there is still some strong rivalry between AV Clubs. Looking at the last 5 years of the Championships, it shows the depth of unity among all Clubs which begs the question, who will be next.
Quick Vic Relays Form Guide
Womens 50+ – Western Aths should take this out, but dont discount Ballarat Region to put in a late run in the closing stages. No issues with any of them making the distance.
Mens 50+ – open race this one. Box Hill have the distance specialists many of them will be coming off big sessions this Cup week. Diamond Valley are certain for the 4 x 100 if their trainer can hold them together and get them to the start line in one piece.
Mens Open 4 x 100m – The Old Melburnians stable have three runners this year and the pressure will be on all to perform. Questions around winter preparation and whether they have the depth. No problem with the distance although they will struggle if challenged with strong changeovers. St Kevins will take this out.
U16 Womens Medley will be the race of the day with Sandringham, Collingwood, and Geelong Guild likely contenders. Dont forget some outside support for Essendon and Frankston here.
U14 Boys sees the return of Bendigo Region who claimed two group wins in 2014. Probably the most open race on the card with limited form on the field (but great to see strong support still) in this class.
Finally a full card of racing at Lakeside Stadium tomorrow with weather forecast to be fine, becoming sunny with 25 degress which will go well for a dry and solid track rating of a GOOD 3.
For all the information on the Victorian Relay Championships click on the link HERE
Athletics Victoria Club Champions 2012 – 2016
|4 x 100||SANDRINGHAM||SANDRINGHAM||DIAMOND VALLEY||SANDRINGHAM||SANDRINGHAM|
|4 x 400||SANDRINGHAM||SANDRINGHAM||DONCASTER||SANDRINGHAM|
|4 x 800||BOX HILL||BOX HILL||DONCASTER||DONCASTER||WESTERN ATHS|
|Distance Med||DONCASTER||SANDRINGHAM||DONCASTER||KNOX AC||–|
|4 x 100||ESSENDON||ESSENDON||GEELONG||ESSENDON||ATHS NUNAWADING|
|4 x 400||OLD XAVS||ESSENDON||FRANKSTON||RUYTON||CHILWELL|
|4 x 800||COLLINGWOOD||ESSENDON||ESSENDON||ESSENDON||FRANKSTON|
|Distance Med||DONCASTER||SANDRINGHAM||CHILWELL||BOX HILL||EAGLEHAWK|
|4 x 100||DIAMOND VALLEY||SANDRINGHAM||SANDRINGHAM||KSB||BOX HILL|
|4 x 400||COLLINGWOOD||CROYDON||ESSENDON||FRANKSTON||–|
|4 x 100||SANDRINGHAM||FRANKSTON||OLD XAVS||SANDRINGHAM||ESSENDON|
|4 x 400||COLLINGWOOD||COLLINGWOOD||ESSENDON||ESSENDON||–|
|WOMENS 40 +|
|4 X 100||KSB||VMA||KSB||KSB||–|
|4 X 400||CHILWELL||BOX HILL||KSB||WESTERN ATHS||WESTERN ATHS|
|4 X 1500||BALLARAT REGION||KNOX AC||GLENHUNTLY||BOX HILL||–|
|4 X 100M||WESTERN ATHS||WESTERN ATHS||WESTERN ATHS||WESTERN ATHS||–|
|4 x 100||OLD MELBURNIANS||OLD MELBURNIANS||OLD MELBURNIANS||SANDRINGHAM|
|4 x 400||ST KEVINS||OLD MELBURNIANS||OLD MELBURNIANS||OLD MELBURNIANS||KNOX|
|4 x 800||ST KEVINS||DEAKIN||KNOX||ST STEPHENS|
|Distance Med||ATHS NUNAWADING||KNOX||DONCASTER||ATHS NUNAWADING|
|4 x 100||DONCASTER||ESSENDON||FRANKSTON||CASEY CARDINIA||DONCASTER|
|4 x 400||ESSENDON||GEELONG GUILD||ESSENDON||GEELONG GUILD||DONCASTER|
|4 x 800||OLD SCOTCH||OLD SCOTCH||CHILWELL||DIAMOND VALLEY||KNOX|
|Distance Med||DONCASTER||CHILWELL||KNOX||DIAMOND VALLEY||DONCASTER|
|4 x 100||CASEY CARDINIA||ST KEVINS||ESSENDON||ESSENDON||WILLIAMSTOWN|
|4 x 400||BENDIGO REGION||OLD XAVERIANS||ESSENDON||CHILWELL||BENDIGO YMCA|
|Distance Med||BENDIGO REGION||ALBURY||DONCASTER||BENDIGO HARRIERS||BENDIGO YMCA|
|4 x 100||ST KEVINS||SANDRINGHAM||BENDIGO HARRIERS||FRANKSTON||EMH|
|4 x 400||BOX HILL||OLD XAVERIANS||BENDIGO HARRIERS||GLENHUNTLY||OLD XAVERIANS|
|4 X 100||GLENHUNTLY||WENDOUREE||DIAMOND VALLEY||DIAMOND VALLEY||DIAMOND VALLEY|
|4 X 400||GLENHUNTLY||GLENHUNTLY||BOX HILL||DIAMOND VALLEY||BOX HILL|
|4 X 1500||ST KEVINS||BOX HILL||BOX HILL||COLLINGWOOD||BOX HILL|
|4 X 100M||DIAMOND VALLEY||DIAMOND VALLEY||GEELONG GUILD||DIAMOND VALLEY||DIAMOND VALLEY|
|4 X 400||BOX HILL||DIAMOND VALLEY||DIAMOND VALLEY||KEILOR ST BERNARDS||WESTERN ATHS|
|4 X 1500||BOX HILL||BOX HILL||BOX HILL||KEILOR ST BERNARDS||KEILOR ST BERNARDS|