Athletics Victoria

2018 Victorian Country Championships – TIMETABLE CHANGE

WEATHER FORECAST  – Timetable changes for  2018 Victorian Country Championships.

Message from Athletics Victoria CEO Glenn Turnor

Following the Bureau’s forecast for this weekend of temperatures of 38 degrees, we have reviewed a number of options to ensure the safety of everyone participating. Re-scheduling the competition was not an option with many competitors having arranged and paid for accommodation and travel plans.
The agreed option was to amend the timetable of events to reduce the amount of time athletes, officials and volunteers are exposed to the heat of the day.  Where possible we have moved distance events to early morning or later at night and have amended the competition rules to remove preliminary rounds.
We are very aware that these changes may affect plans and cause some inconvenience –  but our priority is to ensure all of our competitions are conducted with the safety of all concerned as the priority.
The major changes are :-

Competition amendments:-

If the timetable changes now makes it impossible for an athlete to compete, then AV will provide a full refund.
In addition to these timetable changes we are working with our host committee to provide additional shade areas and increased access to water and refreshments.

**The Club Duty Roster will also change and we will work with the organising committee and all clubs that are rostered on to ensure we can conduct the competition. We may ask for some more helpers.

To access the amended timetable click  HERE.

Date: Friday 26th – Sunday 28th January, 2018

Location: Llanberris Reserve – York St, Ballarat