XCR’19 Round 5 – Sandown Racecourse Relays

 

Event Information

Home to a number of motorsport events, Sandown Racecourse is the second relay event for XCR’19. The testing conditions and wind that blows through Sandown is a test for the greatest of athlete.

What: XCR’19 Rd 5 – Sandown Racecourse

Date: Saturday 6 July, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 1 July 2019

Location: 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171 (Melway Ref: 80 D7) (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.

Registrations: The eligibility rules for XCR’19 Rd 5 are as follows:

All clubs must approve registrations by 11:59am Wednesday 3 July 2019 for athletes to be considered eligible to compete.

This means any registrations submitted online after 11:59am Wednesday 3 July 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.

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

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.

Please Note: Little Athletics Victoria will be holding their State Road Relay Championships in conjunction with Athletics Victoria, please allow time to find a carpark with more people expected to attend Sandown Racecourse.

Please see timetable for race information, times and distances.

Athletes are not to warm up on the first kilometer after the pit buildings as Little Athletics Victoria races will be held from 11:15am in this area of the course.

Course Configuration:

Two separate races will be conducted on Saturday for Athletics Victoria. The respective start times and course configurations are:

Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
12:45pm Women Open/Masters, Men Open/Masters, Men U20, 6.2km/2 x 3.1km laps of Sandown Racecourse
1:15pm Women U20, U18, U16, U14

Men U18, U16, U14

3.1km/1 x 3.1km lap of Sandown Racecourse

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: 

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

REMEMBER NO BIBS = NO TIME

Relay Numbers:

Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each Division or Age Group. In 2019 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.

Please Note: For athletes that wear a crop top, the relay divisional number can be pinned to their shorts on their hips.

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.

Timetable
Time Race Age Group
11:15am *LAVic Race 1: 6km Road Relay Boys & Girls U11 and U12
12:15pm *LAVic Race 2: 4.5km Road Relay Boys & Girls U9 and U10
12:45pm AV Race 1: 6.2km Road Relay Women Open Premier, Div 2, 3, 4, 5, 40+

Men Open Premier, Div 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 40+, 50+, U20

1:15pm AV Race 2: 3.1km Road Relay Women U20, U18, U16, U14

Men U18, U16, U14

1:15pm *LAVic Race 3: 9.3km Road Relay Boys & Girls U13-U15

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

*Indicates Little Athletics Victoria run competitions

Team Managers

Club Duties:

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 2 July.

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 toilets located under the main grandstand at Sandown Racecourse for athletes and general public to use.

Looking after Sandown Racecourse:

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

  • Dogs are not permitted at Sandown Racecourse.
  • 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 6 – Albert Park 10km Road Race

  • Date: Sunday 14 July, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 10 July, 2019

XCR’19 Rd 7 – Lake Wendouree 15km Road Race

  • Date: Saturday 27 July, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 24 July, 2019

XCR’19 Round 4 – Anglesea Ekiden Relay

 

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.

Ever wanted to compete in a marathon but felt you were not quite up to it? Ekiden is a Japanese term which generally refers to a long-distance relay running race, typically conducted on roads. An Ekiden Relay is commonly held over the marathon distance of 42.195km with teams of runners completing legs of varying distances. Even better, you can enjoy the views of the surf coast from the Great Ocean Road course.

Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019

Location: Anglesea Family Caravan Park (Melway Ref: 514 G7) (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 17 June 2019.

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.

Registrations: The eligibility rules for XCR’19 Rd 4 are as follows:

All clubs must approve registrations by 11:59am Wednesday 19 June 2019 for athletes to be considered eligible to compete.

This means any registrations submitted online after 11:59am Wednesday 19 June 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.

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

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@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.

Running Legs

Blue

Yellow Green Orange Pink Black

Total

M Prem/2 9.2km 8.6km 7.2km 6.4km 5.7km 4.6km 41.7km
M 3/4 9.2km 8.6km 7.2km 6.4km 5.7km 37.1km
W Prem 9.2km 8.6km 6.4km 5.7km 4.6km 29.9km
M 5/6/7 9.2km 8.6km 7.2km 5.7km 30.7km
W 2/3 9.2km 7.2km 6.4km 4.6km 27.4km
M 40+/50+ 9.2km 7.2km 5.7km 22.1km
W 4/5 8.6km 7.2km 5.7km 21.5km
W 40+/50+ 8.6km 6.4km 5.7km 20.7km
M 20/60+ 8.6km 7.2km 6.4km 22.2km
W 20 7.2km 6.4km 5.7km 19.3km
M 18 & W18 7.2km 6.4km 4.6km 18.2km
M 14/16 & W 14/16 6.4km 5.7km 4.6km 16.7km
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.

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 12 June 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at Anglesea.

Athletes who registered prior to 12 June should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Bundoora

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 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 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.

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.

Relay Numbers:

Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each Division or Age Group.  Unlike in previous relay events for the XCR’19 season, there will be different coloured laminated bibs for the different legs of the race.

Please take note of the colours that correspond to each leg, the distance is printed on each bib.

Blue = 9.3km

Yellow = 8.6km

Green = 7.4km

Orange = 6.5km

Pink = 5.8km

White = 4.7km

*Women’s Open and Overage teams will have a ‘W’ in front of their team number.

 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.

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.

Timetable
12:30pm Men Div 2 42.3km
12:35pm Men Div 3 & 4 37.6km
12:40pm Men Premier 42.3km
12:40pm Women Premier 34.9km
12:45pm Men Div 6 & 7 31.1km
12:50pm Women Div 2 & 3 27.9km
12:55pm Men Div 5 31.1km
12:55pm Men 40+, 50+ 22.5km
1:00pm Women Div 4 & 5 21.8km
1:05pm Women 40+, 50+ 20.9km
1:05pm Men U20 & 60+ 22.5km
1:10pm Women U20 19.7km
1:15pm Boys U16 17.0km
1:15pm Boys U14 17.0km
1:20pm Girls U18 18.6km
1:25pm Boys U18 18.6km
1:30pm Girls U16 17.0km
1:30pm Girls U14 17.0km

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

Please note: Individual leg distances have changed from the XCR’19 Handbook. Age groups and divisions will still run the same allocated coloured legs.

Legs are run in order listed in handbook, therefore furthest to shortest.

E.g. Men Premier (9.2km, 8.6km, 7.2km, 6.4km, 5.7km, 4.6km)

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 18th July, 2019

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

Blue = 9.2km

Yellow = 8.6km

Green = 7.2km

Orange = 6.4km

Pink = 5.7km

White = 4.6km

General

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 within the grounds of Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park.

Car Parking

There is no car parking access within the Caravan Park. Car parking is only available in surrounding areas of the caravan park.

Please Note: Solid Yellow Lines in street parking indicates a ‘No Standing Zone’ and you may be issued a parking infringement by the local council. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.

Team Managers of Clubs may drive into the caravan park to drop off club tents and gear but must remove their vehicle and park in surrounding areas.

This year there will be a designated Team Manager drop off zone for club tents and equipment.

We request if Team managers can please drop their clubs gear off an hour before the event at 10:30am between 11:30am any time after 11:30am you will not be allowed access into the caravan park.

There will be traffic marshals to guide you through this zone. Please just drop off your gear and proceed immediately to the car parks outside the caravan park. The traffic marshal will take care of it until you return to set it up. There is strictly no car parking in the drop off zone and we ask you to please comply with the steward’s requests.

Looking after Anglesea Caravan Park:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Anglesea. 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 5 – Sandown Road Relays

  • Date: Saturday 6 July, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 3 July, 2019

 XCR’19 Rd 6 – Lakeside:10

  • Date: Sunday 14 July, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 10 July, 2019

XCR’19 Round 3 – Bundoora Park

Event Information

This bumper day of cross country racing incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. Both the men and women races cover 10km of the gruelling slopes of Bundoora Park, while juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.

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.

What: XCR’19 Rd 3 – Bundoora Park (Incorporating 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships)

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Location: Bundoora Park, North off Plenty Rd, (veer right after entering the park) (Melway Ref 19 F4) (Google Maps)

Note:  Under 20 athletes who currently attend school and wish to compete at Bundoora can enter the 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships event individually via the event page.

Bundoora Park is not offered as part of the Junior XCR/Max Package in 2019. U20 athletes must enter either XCR’19 Round 3 or the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships individually to compete.

There are no events for U14, U16 and U18 athletes for XCR’19 Round 3, all junior athletes attending school should enter the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships.

Competition Rules

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

Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
10:00am Girls U14* & Para Girls U16 & U20 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:20am Boys U14* & Para Boys U16 & U20 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:40am Girls U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:05am Boys U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:20am Girls U17 & U18* 4km/2x2km course
11:45am Boys U17 & U18* 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:20pm Women U20** 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:55pm Men U20** 8km/2x4km course
1:35pm Women Open & Masters 10km/1x2km, 2x4km course
2:35pm Men Open & Masters 10 km/1x2km, 2x4km course

*Events are 2019 Victorian All School Championship events, not Athletics Victoria club events.

** U20 race will have 2 championships both school and Athletics Victoria XCR Round 3 run at the same time.

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 will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at St Anne’s.

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 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

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.

The 2019 Victorian All Schools championships will be held in conjunction with this round of XCR. All athletes competing in the U14 – U18 age groups will compete for their school, please note these athletes MUST have registered to compete in this event prior to the June 3 entry closing deadline (XCR Packages do not cover this event for these age groups). Under 20 athletes will compete for both their school and club if both of these apply to those who have entered. Medals for this age group will be awarded to the first three Athletics Victoria members in the XCR’19 Rd 3 event and the first three placegetters in the 2019 Victorian All Schools event also.

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 12 June:

  • 2019 Max Package (Bundoora is not included for Junior members)
  • XCR’19 Package (Bundoora is not included for Junior members)
  • Individual Event Entry

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 12 June 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.

Club tents: Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to Bundoora Park. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish and start line, please look for signage.

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.

Timetable
Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
10:00am Girls U14* & Para Girls U16* & U20* 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:20am Boys U14* & Para Boys U16* & U20* 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:40am Girls U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:05am Boys U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:20am Girls U17 & U18* 4km/2x2km course
11:45am Boys U17 & U18* 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:20pm Women U20** 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:55pm Men U20** 8km/2x4km course
1:35pm Women Open & Masters 10km/1x2km, 2x4km course
2:35pm Men Open & Masters 10 km/1x2km, 2x4km course

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

*Events are 2019 Victorian All School Championship events, not Athletics Victoria club events.

** U20 race will have 2 championships both school and Athletics Victoria XCR Round 3 run at the same time.

Team Managers

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 11 June. 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

Victorian Team Selection

Victorian Team Selection:

2019 AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kembla Grange, Wollongong, New South Wales – 24th August, 2019

For all pre-departure team enquiries, please contact Sean Whipp at Athletics Victoria on (03) 8646 4500 or via email sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

POLICY OF SELECTION

There will be an Athletics Victoria Selection Committee established to carry out the selection of the Victorian Cross Country team

The selection committee will operate under the selection policy listed, making amendments where deemed necessary to maintain the best interests of Athletics Victoria and to remain in line with any changes drafted by Athletics Australia.

The AV Selection Committee and Athletics Victoria will have final say over selection, appeals will be directed through State Teams manager Sean Whipp: sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

  1. Representative age group teams for the Australian Cross Country Championships are under 14, under 16, under 18 and under 20 (as at 31 December 2019) for boys and girls, with 16 male & female athletes selected per gender, per age group.
  2. The Victorian Cross Country Championships on June 15th (Bundoora Park) will be the selection trial for this team, athletes who do not compete at this event will not be considered for selection, unless qualifying criteria detailed in point 5 are met.
  3. It is necessary to submit the nomination form, completed on the laptops available at the Athletics Victoria tent located near the finishing line, to be considered for selection. Athletes will only be considered for the AV team if they have completed the nomination form. In the unusual case that an age group has insufficient nominations to fill an age group bracket of 16 athletes, the next best placed athlete will be contacted.
  4. Thirty-two athletes will be selected for each age group, 16 male, 16 female. Selection is determined by athlete finishing order, thus if the first 16 athletes to cross the line in a race select to represent AV, those 16 individuals will be selected if appropriate selection documentation is completed.
  5. Athletes who are unable to compete at the trial due to illness or national representation will need to provide a written application with supporting documentation to be considered. The athlete will also need to have competed in a minimum of one AV XCR19 event to be considered for selection.
  6. All selections will be confirmed via email/AV website on Thursday, June 20th
  7. Emergencies will be named and offered places in the team if/when any selections are declined.

U20 Athletes

Eligibility – To be eligible for a position in the team in the U20 category, an athlete must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Complete a nomination form on the day, at the Athletics Victoria tent
  • If you are no longer at school, to be able to compete at the National Championships you must become an Athletics Victoria member prior to the National Championships

Para-Athlete Selection Guidelines

The selection trial will be held over 3km, the same distance run at the national championship level.

Results will be scored with the MDS Cross Country scoring table provided by Athletics Australia, in conjunction with Sport Inclusion Australia.

In total, 6 athletes per age group will be selected for both Boys and Girls teams in Under 16 & Under 20 age groups.

Selection Event

Athletics Victoria: All Schools Cross Country Championships – June 16th

Open Para athletes are encouraged to apply for selection via email, please contact sean@athsvic.org.au with 3000m personal best, relevant race times listed and your Athletics Victoria Club membership.

Team Travel

The Australian Cross Country Championships is an individual travel event, as Athletics Victoria will not be supplying team accommodation or travel options. Therefore, athletes are required to organise their own transportation and accommodation.

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

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 Bundoora Park

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Bundoora Park. 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 4 – Anglesea Road Relays

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

XCR’19 Rd 5 – Sandown Road Relays

  • Date: Sunday 6 July, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Monday 1 July, 2019

2019 Victorian All Schools CC Champs

Event Information

The 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships is the selection trial to represent Victoria at the 2019 Australian Cross Country Championships. This event provides students the opportunity to take on the best Victoria has to offer and claim the honour of being a Victorian Cross Country Champion.


What: 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

Location: Bundoora Park, North off Plenty Rd, (veer right after entering the park) (Melway Ref 19 F4) (Google Maps)

Entries Close: ENTRIES EXTENDED 5pm Tuesday 4 June, 2019 11:59am (midday) Monday 3 June, 2019 

Note:  Under 20 athletes who no longer attend school and wish to compete at Bundoora will need to enter the XCR’19 Rd 3 event individually via the event page. Bundoora Park is not offered as part of the XCR Package in 2019.

Competition Rules

Please ensure you check that the entry for yourself, or for your school, is correct. Changes regarding athlete age group or school can be made up until Monday the 10th of June. No changes after this date will be accepted. If you require any changes please contact the AV Office via 8646 4500 or xcr@athsvic.org.au prior to Monday the 10th of June.

Age Groups:

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 Under 16 2004 Under 18 2002
Under 15 2005 Under 17 2003 Under 20 2000, 2001

Competition Uniform:

Athletes competing in the All Schools Competition must wear their school athletic uniform. If your school does not have a uniform a white t-shirt/singlet/crop top and plain black/blue shorts/pants should be worn.

Timing Bibs:

Athletes will be issued a set of bibs, with timing chips attached to one bib, to wear on the event day. These can be picked up at the administration area prior to the race start.

The bib with the timing chips MUST be worn on the student’s front, with their other allocated bib on their back. If the timing bib is worn on the back the student may not receive a time. Any Athletics Victoria members who already have AV bibs DO NOT need to wear these bibs, a temporary one for this event will be assigned to you.

Bibs will be colour coded for different age groups and must be worn front and back during the race.

NO BIBS = NO TIME AND NO POINTS

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

Medals:

Medals will be presented to the top 3 athletes in each age group.

Multi Class athletes will compete against their gender and age group. Medals will be awarded when three (3) or more competitors are entered into an age group, including multi class athletes.

Please note: If three (3) or more multi class athletes are entered into one age group, medals will not be awarded based on classification.

Team medals will be presented to the top three teams in each age group. This will be done shortly after the event, once results are finalised. A team consists of four members in a school, the sum of the finish place positions gives the points score for each age group. The team with the lowest points score will be considered the winner.

Course map:

Racing will be contested over three, four, six and eight kilometre events.

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 Competition department 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.

Victorian Team Selection

Victorian Team Selection:

2019 AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kembla Grange, Wollongong, New South Wales – 24th August, 2019

For all pre-departure team enquiries, please contact Sean Whipp at Athletics Victoria on (03) 8646 4500 or via email sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

POLICY OF SELECTION

There will be an Athletics Victoria Selection Committee established to carry out the selection of the Victorian Cross Country team

The selection committee will operate under the selection policy listed, making amendments where deemed necessary to maintain the best interests of Athletics Victoria and to remain in line with any changes drafted by Athletics Australia.

The AV Selection Committee and Athletics Victoria will have final say over selection, appeals will be directed through State Teams manager Sean Whipp: sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

  1. Representative age group teams for the Australian Cross Country Championships are under 14, under 16, under 18 and under 20 (as at 31 December 2019) for boys and girls, with 16 male & female athletes selected per gender, per age group.
  2. The Victorian Cross Country Championships on June 15th (Bundoora Park) will be the selection trial for this team, athletes who do not compete at this event will not be considered for selection, unless qualifying criteria detailed in point 5 are met.
  3. It is necessary to submit the nomination form, completed on the laptops available at the Athletics Victoria tent located near the finishing line, to be considered for selection. Athletes will only be considered for the AV team if they have completed the nomination form. In the unusual case that an age group has insufficient nominations to fill an age group bracket of 16 athletes, the next best placed athlete will be contacted.
  4. Thirty-two athletes will be selected for each age group, 16 male, 16 female. Selection is determined by athlete finishing order, thus if the first 16 athletes to cross the line in a race select to represent AV, those 16 individuals will be selected if appropriate selection documentation is completed.
  5. Athletes who are unable to compete at the trial due to illness, national representation or otherwise, will need to provide a written application with supporting documentation to be considered. The athlete will also need to have competed in a minimum of one AV XCR19 event to be considered for selection.
  6. All selections will be confirmed via email/AV website on Thursday, June 20th
  7. Emergencies will be named and offered places in the team if/when any selections are declined.

U20 Athletes

Eligibility – To be eligible for a position in the team in the U20 category, an athlete must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Complete a nomination form on the day, at the Athletics Victoria tent
  • If you are no longer at school, to be able to compete at the National Championships you must become an Athletics Victoria member prior to the National Championships

Para-Athlete Selection Guidelines

The selection trial will be held over 3km, the same distance run at the national championship level.

Results will be scored with the MDS Cross Country scoring table provided by Athletics Australia, in conjunction with Sport Inclusion Australia.

In total, 6 athletes per age group will be selected for both Boys and Girls teams in Under 16 & Under 20 age groups.

Selection Event

Athletics Victoria: All Schools Cross Country Championships – June 16th

Open Para athletes are encouraged to apply for selection via email, please contact sean@athsvic.org.au with 3000m personal best, relevant race times listed and your Athletics Victoria Club membership.

Timetable
Races Time Age Group Distance Course Laps
1 10:00am Girls Under 14 3km 1 x 1km, 1 x 2km
Girls Para U16 & U20
2 10:20am Boys Under 14 3km 1 x 1km, 1 x 2km
Boys Para U16 & U20
3 10:40am Girls Under 15 4km 2 x 2km
Girls Under 16
4 11:00am Boys Under 15 4km 2 x 2km
Boys Under 16
5 11:20am Girls Under 17 4km 2 x 2km
Girls Under 18
6 11:45am Boys Under 17 6km 1 x 2km, 1 x 4km
Boys Under 18
7 12:20pm Women Under 20 6km 1 x 2km, 1 x 4km
8 12:55pm Men Under 20 8km 2 x 4km

Please make sure you arrive early in order to collect your bibs. We will not be holding the start of a race for late athletes.

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 11 June.

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

Car parking:

Public car parking will be available within Bundoora Park. Please observe signage and any relevant parking restrictions.

School tents:

Schools are encouraged to bring tents to Bundoora. The area for club tents will be marked out please look for these areas on the day of competition.

Toilet facilities:

Toilet facilities are available in Bundoora Park, nearby the start/finish area.

Looking after Bundoora:

We are very grateful to Parks Victoria for the opportunity to compete at Bundoora. Schools 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
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state