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.


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: 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

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
1:35pm Women U20 8km 2 laps of 4km loop
1:35pm U18 Men 8km 2 laps of 4km loop
1:40pm 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
1:35pm Race 4: Women U20 8km Cross Country
1:35pm Race 5: Men U18 8km Cross Country
1:40pm 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 7 – Lake Wendouree

 

Event Information

The traditional stomping ground of XCR legend Steve Moneghetti, Lake Wendouree once again provides the backdrop for this fast-paced event, with open athletes completing 15km and juniors & open recreational runners completing 6km. After the race, stay on and enjoy the best the city and surrounding Goldfields have to offer, including the Eureka Centre, Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum and the Botanical Gardens.

Athletics Victoria is pleased to be supporting Beyond Blue at the upcoming Lake Wendouree 15km event.  Mental health can impact everyone and doesn’t discriminate. Wristbands will be handed out to all competitors at the event as part of an awareness campaign. In return, Beyond Blue will have opportunities for a gold coin donation and a wonderful raffle to raise money for this worthy cause.

What: XCR’19 Rd 7 – Road Race

Date: Saturday 27 July, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Location: Lake Wendouree, Ballarat (Melway Ref B165)  (Google Maps)

Car parking and road closures: Plenty of Car Parking is available within and around Lake Wendouree and Windmill Dr.  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 Lake Wendouree. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish line, please look for signage. All tents must be weighted down. There is strictly no pegging at Lake Wendouree.

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 24 July:

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

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 24 July 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 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.

Please note that the 6km Open Recreational Running is for all ages but is a NON-AV SCORING event.

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.

On the Day Entries: TBC

Course Configuration:

Three separate races will be conducted on Saturday. The respective start times are:

Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
1:30pm Junior Men & Women

Open Recreational Running Race (Non-AV Scoring)

6km/1 Lap
1:55pm Early Starters Men & Women 15km/2 laps including turning point.
2:30pm Open Men & Women

Masters Men & Women

15km/2 laps including turning point.

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 registered as an Athletics Victoria member since 10 July 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at Lake Wendouree.

Athletes who registered prior to 10 July should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Albert Park.

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

Timetable
Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
1:30pm Junior Men & Women

Open Recreational Running Race (Non-AV Scoring)

6km
1:55pm Early Starters Men & Women 15km/2 laps including turning point.
2:30pm Open Men & Women, Masters Men & Women 15km/2 laps including turning point.

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

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

Please contact Andrea Hallet (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 no later than 12:00pm.

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 Lake Wendouree

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lake Wendouree Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Respect the park and the permits – no pegging allowed.
  • 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 8 Cruden Farm 12km Heritage Round

  • Date: Saturday 10 August 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 7 August 2018

 XCR’19 Rd 9 Burnley Half Marathon

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

XCR’19 – Lakeside:10

 

Event Information

A fast and flat 10km road race, starting and finishing at the Lakeside Stadium precinct which includes two laps out and back from Lakeside Stadium to Junction Oval on Lakeside Drive. The Albert Park 10km Road Race is the perfect opportunity for athletes to run a fast time or to just enjoy the surrounds of the lake. The Under 20 Women will again run with the men and compete across 10km.

What: XCR’19 Rd 6 – Albert Park Road Race

Date: Sunday 14 July, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Location: Albert Road Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206 (Melway Ref 57 H3) (Google Maps)

Club tents:

Due to the grandstand, there is no room for Club Tents to be set up, however clubs are encouraged to bring their club flags and banners to put up in the grandstand.

Road Closures:

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

Closures:

Albert Road Dr – 6:00am – 11:00am.

Lakeside Dr – 7:00am – 11:00am.

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 10 July:

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

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 10 July 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.

Please Note: Athletes will be asked to remove themselves from the course if they are still running when roads are re-opened at 11:00am.

Early Starters:

An early start time will be offered for those athletes that cannot complete the course within the 70min time frame. Any athletes who run in the Early Starters but finish before the leaders, will be held at marshal point 10 and will not be able to enter the stadium until the leader’s enter the stadium.

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.

 Course Configuration:

Three separate start times will be conducted on Sunday. The respective course configurations are:

Age Group Race Length Course Laps
Men Open, Masters, U18 & U20 10km 10km/2 laps including turning point on Lakeside Dr.
Women Open, U20 & Masters 10km 10km/2 laps including turning point on Lakeside Dr.
U14, U16, U18 Women 3km 3km/1 lap including turning point along Lakeside Dr.
U14, U16 Men 3km 3km/1 lap including turning point along Lakeside Dr.

On the Day Entries: TBC

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 Albert Park.

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 2019/20 season, please do not throw out your numbers. 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 (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.

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

Timetable
7:00am Membership collection opens
8:00am Bib purchasing closes for Race 1
8:10am Bib purchasing closes for Early Starters
8:30am Race 1: Women U14, U16, U18

Men U14, U16

3km Road Race
8:30am Bib purchasing closes for Race 2
8:40am Early Starters: For those who cannot complete the course within the 70min time frame 10km Road Race
9:00am Race 2: Women Open, U20 & Masters

Men U18, U20, Open & Masters

10km Road Race

* Start times and race format for this event may be adjusted once entries are closed. A Risk Assessment will be made and members
notified following the closure date.

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

Team Managers

Club Duties:

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 9 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

General

Food Vendor:

Lakeside Canteen and coffee will be open through the duration of competition.

Car parking and road closures:

Plenty of car parking is available around the Albert Park precinct.  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 in force. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.

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 grandstand in the back straight of Lakeside Stadium for athletes and general public to use.

Looking after Lakeside Stadium:

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

  • Dogs are not permitted at Lakeside Stadium
  • 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 7 – Lake Wendouree 15km Road Race

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

XCR’19 Rd 8 – Cruden Farm 12km

  • Date: Saturday 10 August, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 7 August, 2019

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

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.

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: Double 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 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