Happy 100th Birthday – Amy Burow

Join us in wishing Amy Burow, Life Member of Athletics Victoria, a happy one hundredth birthday.

 

Mrs Burow has been involved with athletics since she joined the newly formed Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association (VWAAA) at Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club in 1934 at 15 years of age. She has maintained a strong connection in the Australian athletics movement over the past 85 years.

 

It was clear that at an early age Mrs Burow showed great commitment to supporting women’s athletics and to volunteering more generally.  Just short of her 17th birthday Mrs Burow was elected the Treasurer of the athletic club and in 1942 was appointed State Treasurer of VWAAA.  Both of these roles she served concurrently until taking some leave from the committees to support her husband and start a family.  Between 1942 and 1956 she maintained her active connection with the Eastern Suburbs club in less formal ways.

 

In 1956 Mrs Burow returned to be an extremely active and supportive role model in women’s athletics.  A connection she has continued without interruption since.

 

Between 1956 and the amalgamation of the men’s and women’s competition as Athletics Victoria in 1982 Mrs Burow was:

  • Official, Judge, and Referee for VWAAA;
  • Organizer and Referee for VWAAA State Championships;
  • Elected Club Representative to State Executive Committee; and
  • Elected member of State Board of VWAAA.

 

Between 1964 and 1982 Mrs Burow was the Vice President of VWAAA.  In this role Mrs Burow oversaw great changes in the management, structure and funding of athletics in Australia.  The amalgamation provided a great number of challenges and it was only through strong and dedicated leadership demonstrated by Mrs Burow that the a large number of these issues were able to be addressed and that the large number of volunteers remained engaged and continued to provide their support to athletics.

 

In 1971 Mrs Burow was appointed the Competition Manager of the brand new sports facility at the Doncaster East Athletic Track.  Mrs Burow continued to manage all VWAAA competitions at this venue through in to 1983.  Concurrent with these other commitments Mrs Burow was the Convener of Athletics Officials for VWAAA between 1976 and 1982 and managed the transition of all events and officials in to the new structure of Athletics Victoria in 1982/83.

 

Mrs Burow has been appointed as a Life Member Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club, a Life Member Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association and a Life Member Athletics Australia.  She has also received the Merit Award and Platinum Service Award from Athletics Australia.

 

Even today, Mrs Burow remains a strong supporter and advocate for female athletes through her Directorship on the Maisie McQuiston Foundation as well as for young athletes as Treasurer of the Torch Club.  Both of these philanthropic organisations were co-founded 37 years ago by Mrs Burow and are active in providing financial support for these targeted groups.

 

Mrs Burow is a very respected role model and well-loved member of the local community.  She is a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and is affectionately known as ‘Ma’ to all who come in contact with her.

 

We thank Mrs Burow for her contribution to athletics and wish her all the best as she celebrates another remarkable milestone.

 

Summary of Service

  • 2019 is the 85th anniversary of commencement with athletics
  • Joined Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club in 1934
  • Committee member, Treasurer and Vice President of VWAAA
  • Official, Judge, Referee as well as Convener of Athletics Officials
  • Co-founder of Torch Club to support junior athletes
  • Co-founder of Maisie McQuiston Foundation to support female athletes
  • Treasurer of Torch Club, held position for 37 years
  • Director of Maisie McQuiston Foundation, held position for 37 years

Service to Athletics

  • 1934 joined Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club, remained member until club amalgamation in 1979
  • 1934 – 1945 state grade athlete (sprinter) for Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • 1936 – 1945 elected to Committee of Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • 1936 – 1945 elected as Treasurer of Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • 1942 – 1945 appointed State Treasurer of Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association (VWAAA)
  • 1945 – 1956 continued connection with Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club while starting family and supporting husband suffering from war illnesses
  • 1956 – 1983 Official, Judge, and Referee for VWAAA
  • 1956 – 1983 Organizer and Referee for VWAAA State Championships
  • 1956 – 1983 Elected Club Representative to State Executive Committee
  • 1956 – 1983 Elected member of State Board of VWAAA
  • 1964 – 1982 Elected Vice President of VWAAA
  • 1971 – 1983 Manager of VWAAA competition at Doncaster East Athletic Track
  • 1976 – 1982 Convener of Athletics Officials VWAAA
    (1982 Finalisation of amalgamation of men’s and women’s competitions)
  • 1982-1983 Convener of Athletics Officials, Athletics Victoria 
  • 1982 – 1983 Director on Inaugural VAAA/Athletics Victoria Board
  • 1982 Co-founder of Torch Club to support junior athletes
  • since 1982 Inaugural Treasurer of Torch Club
  • 1982 Co-founder of Maisie McQuiston Foundation to support female athletes
    since 1982 Inaugural Director of Maisie McQuiston Foundation

Summary of Awards

  • Life Member Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • Life Member Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association
  • Life Member Athletics Australia
  • Merit Award Athletics Australia
  • Platinum Service Award Athletics Australia
  • News Limited Services to Sport Award 2009

XCR’19 Round 10 – Tan Relays

 

Event Information

XCR’19 will conclude at Melbourne’s spiritual home of running, the Tan track in the heart of the city’s sporting precinct. With a host of local and international distance-running stars having made their mark on the hallowed course, this is your chance to test yourself both against the greats and against the clock. All competitors complete one lap of the 3.8km circuit, which winds its way around the iconic Botanical Gardens and Kings Domain.

What: XCR’19 Rd 10 – Tan Relays

Date: Saturday 21 September, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 16 September, 2019

Location: Tan Track, Alexandra Ave, start opposite Swan St Bridge. Melway Ref (2G A9) (Google Maps)

Please Note: Athletes do not enter themselves into relay competitions. Clubs will enter and pay for team entries and select the athletes for their teams. Any questions regarding team selection should be made directly to your club.

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered before and approved before the 11:59am Wednesday 18 September 2019 cut off time, otherwise the athletes team will compete as invitational and not score points.

Registrations: The eligibility rules for XCR’19 Rd 10 are as follows:

All clubs must approve registrations by 11:59am Wednesday 18 September 2019 for athletes to be considered eligible to compete.

This means any registrations submitted online after 11:59am Wednesday 18 September 2019 will not be eligible for a scoring team.

Any teams containing athletes not eligible according to the criteria above will be listed as “Invitation” and not score points in the Premiership competition. Teams with unregistered athletes competing under the name of a registered athlete will be disqualified.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at xcr@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date.

Competition Rules

Events:

All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

A pen system will again be used for all divisions at relay events in 2019, please speak with the Athletics Victoria Official at your age group on the procedure required and ensure all athletes understand this.

There must only be 2 athletes from a team in each division/age group on the course at the one time (example runner 1 who is running and runner 2 who is waiting in the changeover area). This is for safety reasons for all athletes running through the changeover area.

For the safety of all athletes and spectators it is extremely important that everyone obeys all signs and announcements throughout the day.

The course roping is in place to keep athletes separated from spectators, officials and event crew, again it is important that all athletes and spectators respect the course and do not climb under or over any roping.

There will be sections of the course that are not roped off for people to access the course or surrounding grounds.

Non-finishing athletes:

Any athlete who cannot complete the course for any reason and pulls outs before crossing the finishing line MUST report to the competition director or an official at the finish line. This is to ensure all athletes are accounted for on the course before event pack up begins.

NO LATE OR ON DAY ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE XCR’19 RELAY SERIES.

Race results: 

In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Bibs:

Athletes who have registered as an Athletics Victoria member since 4 September 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at The Tan.

Athletes who registered prior to 29 August should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Burnley.

All athletes MUST wear both current AV bibs at all rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs (back and front) they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the admin area to get a replacement set prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the admin staff on the day of the event.

A reminder that the transfer of bib numbers and/or timing chips to unregistered athletes is a serious breach of competition rules, with significant penalties resulting for all athletes and teams found to be involved. Such actions jeopardises Athletics Victoria’s personal accident insurance policy, and the cover extended to all registered athletes.

*NB: Athletes that require temporary or replacement bibs can purchase them up to 30 minutes prior to their scheduled event start time.

Relay Numbers:

Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each Division or Age Group. In 2018 all open and senior men will wear BLUE numbers while all open and senior women will wear YELLOW.

In senior Divisions the number will indicate the Division and Team Number, i.e. blue number 4-5 will be team 5 in Men’s Division 4. Masters numbers will have their age group as the first number, i.e. ‘40’ for Over 40.

For junior athletes in 2019, all Under 14 athletes will wear PINK numbers, all Under 16 athletes will wear GREEN numbers, all Under 18 athletes will wear ORANGE numbers and all Under 20 athletes will wear WHITE numbers. Colour coded numbers identifying their age group will be used, i.e. ‘16’ for U16.

All relay identification numbers must be worn on the FRONT and BACK of each competitor’s uniform. A reminder that all athletes competing must wear their 2019 AV registered bib numbers during competition and this number must be visible to officials throughout competition.

Recording Sheets:

In order to get the results out as quickly as possible, we need the assistance of all clubs to fill in the recording sheets in a neat and accurate manner. THERE IS NO NEED TO RECORD LAP SPLITS ON THE RECORDING SHEETS. We simply require the start time of each athlete, their finish time and the net time. If athletes wish to record their lap times they, or their coaches will need to organise it themselves.

With over 900 athletes anticipated on Saturday and all times to be entered manually, AV really needs the assistance of clubs in delivering fast and accurate results. Please ensure the sheets are filled in clearly and neatly to minimize data entry errors. If sheets are not handed into the admin area your team will not be entered into the results.

Club tents: Clubs are encouraged to bring their club tents and set them up on the grassland at the Tan.

There is strictly no pegging of tents. All tents must be weighted, any clubs found to be pegging will be asked to replace them with weights or remove their tents.

Pegging of tents greatly jeopardises Athletics Victoria’s permit with the City of Melbourne and may result in not using the location for future events if broken.

Timetable
9:00am Men Open Premier, Division 2 6 x 3.8km
  Men Open Division 3, 4 5 x 3.8km
  Men Open Division 5, 6, 7 4 x 3.8km
  Men Open Division 40+, 50+ 3 x 3.8km
  Men U20, U18 3 x 3.8km
9:05am Women Open Premier Division 5 x 3.8km
  Women Open Division 2, 3 4 x 3.8km
  Women Open Division 4, 5, 40+ 3 x 3.8km
  Women U20, U18, U16, U14 3 x 3.8km
  Men U16, U14 3 x 3.8km

Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 17 September.

All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map

General

Food Vendor:

Mocha Monkey will be on site selling coffee, tea, cakes and snacks.

First Aid:

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Toilet facilities:

There are toilet blocks located at The Tan and there will also be portable toilets brought in for competitors.

Looking after The Tan:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at The Tan. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.
  • Please adhere to and respect the City of Melbourne’s rules, regulations and permit.

XCR’19 Round 9 – Burnley Half Marathon

 

Event Information

With its low gradient course along the banks of the Yarra River, the Burnley Half Marathon has deservedly gained a reputation as one of the fastest half marathons in Australia. With that in mind, the race is the perfect opportunity to shoot for a personal best or tune up for the Melbourne Marathon.

What: XCR’19 Rd 9 – Burnley Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 8 September 2019

Entries close: 11:59am Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Location: Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Yarra Boulevard (enter via Swan St or Grange Rd) Melway Ref 59 B1 (Google Maps)

Club tents:

Clubs are encouraged to bring Club Tents to the Burnley Half Marathon and can be set up around the Administration area next to Kevin Bartlett Reserve. All tents must be weighted down. There is strictly no pegging at the Burnley Half Marathon.

Road Closures:

Road Closures will take place from early Sunday morning, please see below the roads and times of these closures.

Closures Locations and Times:

Yarra Boulevard –  6:00am-11:30am. There will be strictly no access to Yarra Boulevard between Bridge Rd to the Citylink off ramp from the Monash Freeway between these times.

F R Smith Dr –  6:00am-11:30am

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 4 September cut off time, otherwise athletes will compete via invitation.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at xcr@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date.

Competition Rules

Events:

All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete for no points. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing races on the day of the event.

Event warm-up is not to be conducted in front of the start line. Athletes are not allowed to front filter into this area, they MUST approach the start from behind the line. Any athletes caught front filtering may be asked to move to the back of the pack by officials.

Please Note: Athletes will be asked to remove themselves from the course if they have not gone past F R Smith Dr on their final lap by 10:05am.

Race Walking: The XCR’19 season is a Cross Country and Road Racing competition and not a race walking competition. Any athletes who are seen race walking will be asked to run the remainder of the race. Any athletes who continue to Race Walk will be removed from the course.

Non-finishing athletes: Any athlete who cannot complete the course for any reason and pulls outs before crossing the finishing line MUST report to the competition director or an official at the finish line. This is to ensure all athletes are accounted for on the course before event pack up begins.

On the Day Entries: TBC

Course Configuration:

One start time will be conducted on Sunday. The respective course configurations are:

Age Group Race Length Course Laps
Men Open & Masters 21.1km 21.1km/7 laps including turning point on Yarra Blvd.
Women Open & Masters 21.1km 21.1km/7 laps including turning point on Yarra Blvd.
U14, U16, U18, U20 Women 5km 5km/2 laps including turning point along Yarra Blvd.
U14, U16, U18, U20 Men 5km 5km/2 laps including turning point along Yarra Blvd.

Race results:

In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Bibs:

Athletes who have registered as an Athletics Victoria member since 7 August 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at Burnley.

Athletes who registered prior to 7 August should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Cruden Farm.

All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front (timing tag bib) and back (cloth bib), at all individual rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the administration area to purchase a replacement set no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the administration tent on the day of the event.

A reminder that the transfer of bib numbers and/or timing chips to unregistered athletes is a serious breach of competition rules, with significant penalties resulting for all athletes and teams found to be involved. Such actions jeopardises Athletics Victoria’s personal accident insurance policy, and the cover extended to all registered athletes.

Timetable
7:00am Bib purchasing closes for Early Starters
7:30am Early Starters – For athletes who cannot complete the course within the 2.5 hours’ time frame. Half Marathon (21.1km)

 

7:30am Bib purchasing closes for Race 1 and Race 2.
8:00am Race 1: Half Marathon (21.1km) Open Women & Masters

Open Men & Masters

8:00am Race 2: 5km Road Race Women U14, U16, U18, U20

Men U14, U16, U18, U20

Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 3 September.

All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL their teams disqualified

Course Map
General

Car parking and road closures:

No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in allocated car parking areas. Please be aware that ticketed parking may be enforced. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.

There is strictly no parking on Yarra Boulevard.

First Aid:

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

 Toilet facilities

There will be toilets located at the administration area. Please leave toilets in a respectable state.

Looking after Yarra Boulevard and Kevin Bartlett Reserve:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Yarra Boulevard. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’19 events.

XCR’19 Rd 10 – Tan Relays

  • Date: Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 16 September 2019

XCR’19 Round 8 – Cruden Farm

 

Event Information

Cruden Farm will host the 12km heritage round. The grounds of Cruden Farm offer athletes a tough and testing course with a mixture of different terrains to accompany the beautiful grounds surrounding the farm. Cruden Farm is a historic and inspirational venue and will be a great addition to the XCR calendar. The 2019 event is a great opportunity for Clubs to showcase their heritage and history and we encourage Clubs to do so again this year.

What: XCR’19 Rd 8 – Cruden Farm

Date: Saturday 10 August, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Location: Cruden Farm, Langwarrin VIC 3190 (Melway Ref: 103 G6) Located off Cranhaven Rd (Google Maps)

Car parking and road closures:  Plenty of Car Parking is available within the park precinct simply enter via Cranhaven Rd please look for signage.  No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in the allocated car parking area. Please don’t erect club tents in the Car Park as there is plenty of room for these in the finish area.

NO DOGS ALLOWED at Cruden Farm, any athletes or spectators who bring a dog to the event will be asked to leave by farm management.

Food Vendor: Mocha Monkey will be on site selling coffee, tea, cakes and snacks.

Club tents: Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to Cruden Farm. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish line, please look for signage.

First Aid: St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Entry Information: Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website.

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 11:59am Wednesday 7 August:

  • 2019 Max Package
  • XCR’19 Package
  • Individual Event Entry

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 7 August cut off time, otherwise athletes will compete via invitation.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at xcr@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date.

Competition Rules

Events: All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

In the Open Men & Women’s races the Premier Division team athletes (6 men & 5 women) from the 10 clubs in each gender will be eligible for a priority start in their respective races. Athletes are asked to make their way to the front of the pack before the race. Please speak to the officials on the day if athletes are unsure about this process.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete for no points. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing races on the day of the event.

Event warm-up is not to be conducted in front of the start line. Athletes are not allowed to front filter into this area, they MUST approach the start from behind the line. Any athletes caught front filtering may be asked to move to the back of the pack by officials.

Athletes are not to warm up on any part of the course. There is a trail at the Frankston-Cranbourne Rd end of the farm for athletes to warm up.

Course Configuration: Six separate races will be conducted on Saturday. The respective start times are:

Start Time Age Group Race Length Course Laps
12:00pm Under 14 Men & Women 4km 1 lap of 4km Loop
12:20pm U16, U18 Women & U16, U20 Men 6km 1 lap of 2km loop and 1 lap of 4km loop
12:50pm Women Open 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
1:15pm Women U20 8km 2 laps of 4km loop
1:15pm U18 Men 8km 2 laps of 4km loop
1:30pm Early Starters 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
2:05pm Open Men 12km 3 laps of 4km loop

Race results: In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Timing Bibs: Athletes who have purchased an XCR’19 Package, Max Package or individual event entry, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at Cruden Farm.

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs (this is to be worn on the front). Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races. This is your bib number for the entire XCR’19 season, please do not throw out your number with the timing tag attached to it. If athletes lose or damage their bib numbers there will be a charge associated with reissuing new numbers. All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front and back (timing bib on the front and cloth number on the back), at all individual rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the administration area to purchase a replacement set no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the administration tent on the day of the event.

Please Note: There are two sets of timing mats located at the finish line, the first set of mats athletes will cross are a used for a back up for the timing team, this is not the finish line. The Finish line is located at the second set of timing mats 15-20m further on where the AV arch or bow flags will be set up. Athletes final finish time will be taken from the second set of mats.

Timetable
10:00am Bib Purchasing & Membership collection opens
12:00pm Race 1: Women U14, Men U14 4km Cross Country
12:20pm Race 2: Women U16, U18, Men U16, U20 6km Cross Country
12:50pm Race 3: Women Open & Masters 12km Cross Country
1:15pm Race 4: Women U20 8km Cross Country
1:15pm Race 5: Men U18 8km Cross Country
1:30pm Race 6: (Early Starters) For athletes who cannot complete the course within 90min time frame. 12km Cross Country
2:05pm Race 7: Men Open & Masters 12km Cross Country
Team Managers

Club Duties:

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) if you have any questions regarding club helper duties. All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials at the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map

General

Toilet facilities

A number of toilet blocks are located close to the finish area. It is the responsibility of clubs and athletes to ensure all toilet facilities are left in a respectable state.

Looking after Cruden Farm

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Cruden Farm. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’19 events

 XCR’19 Rd 9 – Burnley Half Marathon & 5km

  • Date: Saturday 8 September, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 4 September, 2019

 XCR’19 Rd 10 – Tan Relays

  • Date: Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 16 September, 2019

XCR’19 Round 2 – St Anne’s Winery

Event Information

All race result queries must be made within 72 hours of the results first being published. All queries must be sent to xcr@athsvic.org.au. Any queries sent in after this time will not be accepted.

St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong is the first individual event of the XCR’19 season. Situated an hour west of the CBD, with undulating hills and the chance to enjoy the local produce, St Anne’s Winery will offer value to both participant and spectator.

What: XCR’19 Rd 2 – Cross Country

Date: Saturday 1 June, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Location: St Anne’s Winery, Myrniong (Melway Ref: 7 B4) Located off Gerrards Lane (Google Maps)

Invitational On the Day entries are available for $55

Please note: On the day entries are as invitational athletes and athletes will not be eligible for a medal or to score for their AV Club.

Car parking and road closures:
The CFA will be on site on Saturday on behalf of St Anne’s to assist with the car parking. For their assistance, all patrons will be expected to make a gold coin donation on the day. Car Parking is available within the park precinct simply enter via Gerrards Lane, please look for signage.  No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in the allocated car parking area. Please don’t erect club tents in the Car Park as there is plenty of room for these in the finish area.

Club tents:
Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to St Anne’s. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish line, please look for signage.

First Aid:
St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Entry Information:
Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website.

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 11:59am Wednesday 29 May:

  • 2019 Max Package
  • XCR’19 Package
  • Individual Event Entry

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 29 May cut off time, otherwise athletes will compete via invitation.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at xcr@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date.

Competition Rules

Events: All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

In the Open Men & Women’s races the Premier Division team athletes (6 men & 5 women) from the 10 clubs in each gender will be eligible for a priority start in their respective races. Athletes are asked to make their way to the front of the pack before the race. Please speak to the officials on the day if athletes are unsure about this process.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete for no points. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing races on the day of the event.

Event warm-up is not to be conducted in front of the start line. Athletes are not allowed to front filter into this area, they MUST approach the start from behind the line. Any athletes caught front filtering may be asked to move to the back of the pack by officials.

Course Configuration: Five separate races will be conducted on Saturday. The respective start times are:

Age Group Race Length Course Laps
Under 14 Men & Women 2km 1 lap of 2km Loop
U20 Women, U18 & U20 Men 4km 2 lap of 2km Loop
U16, U18 Women & U16 Men 3km 1 lap of 1km Loop

1 Lap of 2km Loop

Open & Masters Men 8km 4 laps of 2km Loop
Open & Masters Women 8km 4 laps of 2km Loop

Race results: In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Timing Bibs:

Athletes are to wear their 2019/20 season timing bibs on their chest and a Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races anymore.

Please Note: This is your bib number for the entire XCR’19 season, please do not throw out your number with the timing tag attached to it. If athletes lose or damage their bib numbers there will be a charge associated with reissuing new numbers. All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front and back (timing bib on the front and cloth number on the back), at all individual rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the administration area to purchase a replacement set no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the administration tent on the day of the event.

REMEMBER NO BIBS = NO TIME

Timetable
10:00am Membership collection opens
12:00pm Bib purchasing Race 1 closes
12:10pm Bib purchasing Race 2 closes
12:30pm Race 1: Women U14, Men U14 2km Cross Country
12:30pm Bib purchasing Race 3 closes
12:40pm Race 2: Women U20, Men U18, Men U20 4km Cross Country
12:50pm Bib purchasing Race 4 closes
1:00pm Race 3: Women U16, Women U18, Men U16 3km Cross Country
1:20pm Race 4: Men Open & Masters 8km Cross Country
1:30pm Bib purchasing Race 5 closes
2:00pm Race 5: Women Open & Masters 8km Cross Country

Presentations will be made as soon as possible after each event.

Team Managers

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) if you have any questions regarding club helper duties. All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

General

Toilet Facilities: A number of toilet blocks are located close to the finish area. It is the responsibility of clubs and athletes to ensure all toilet facilities are left in a respectable state.

Looking after St Anne’s: We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at St Anne’s. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Upcoming Events: Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’19 events:

XCR’19 Rd 3 – Bundoora Cross Country Championships

  • Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 12 June, 2019

XCR’19 Rd 4 – Anglesea Ekiden Relay

  • Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 17 June, 2019

2019 Victorian Officials Awards

The Victorian Officials Awards function was celebrated on Sunday 5 May in the Cathy Freeman room at Lakeside and this year our theme was “An Un Birthday party”.

 

 

During the day our service badges were awarded to recognise the efforts of our Officials. Congratulations to the following on outstanding years of Officiating:

30 years – Ian Fisher & Jill Wallis

35 years – Don Blyth

40 years – Ronda Jenkins & Pam Noden

45 years – Brendan Ferrari

 

 

An important part of this event is to announce and present our awards for the past season. Each Region and Zone submits through nominations for the outstanding Officials from their area and a sub Committee selects the worthy winners.

Congratulations to the winners from the following Zones and Regions:

Red Zone: David Armstrong

Blue Zone: Brenton Hall

Yellow Zone: Neil Lawson

White Zone: Michael Brazel

Ballarat Region: Alastair Dowie

Bendigo Region: Sam Graham

Geelong Region: Alison Reed

Western Country Region: Julie Bicknell

Southern Metro Region: Jason Whittle

Northern Metro Region: Jamie Gray

Western Metro Region: Rob DeWit

Gippsland Country Region: Ben Cruikshank

Eastern Metro Region: Graeme Scott

 

 

The highlight of the day was the major awards of Official of the Year and Rising Star award.

The Official of the Year is awarded to an Official who has made an outstanding contribution in Athletics officiating over the past season. The award is only given to Officials who have dedicated significant time and effort and is the Victorian Officials Committee’s way of recognising this.

The Official of the Year was awarded to Sarah Davis

 

 

The Rising Star award is presented to an Official who, in the Victorian Officials selection Committee’s opinion, has made an outstanding contribution to the sport in their early years of officiating.

The Rising Star award was presented to David Hansford

 

 

Congratulations to all our award winners, very truly deserved.