Vale Life Member Charles Nolan

Charles Raymond Nolan Best known as Charlie (6th Jan 1932 – 1st August 2019). Life Member Athletics Victoria and Athletics Bendigo.

Charlie was first involved with athletics in the 1970’s when his son Leigh was a member of the Bendigo YCW club.

In the mid 1970’s the Bendigo Regional Centre wanted to develop an all-weather track in Bendigo. At that stage the Centre was based at the Bendigo Sports Centre where the quality grass track was an unusual shape and under 400 metres with inadequate facilities for field events.

After much hassling with the local councils the former Shire of Huntly offered up a bare patch of land just off the highway at Epsom.  Part of the deal was that the Centre had to contribute a significant percentage of the funds to lay the black bitumen rubber track and develop the site.

Charlie headed up the fundraising committee that included a core group of women to raise the necessary funds. At that stage the men’s and women’s group were separate entities. Charlies women’s fundraising group along with the support of the local Bendigo Centre Clubs did all the usual country efforts like cake stalls and raffles to raise the necessary funds and the Epsom Track was opened in 1980.

His work was not finished with the opening. Charlie for the next 19 years managed the track for the Centre. He took the bookings, cut the grass (although Steve Ryan tells of doing some mowing under Charlies control  and he was a tough taskmaster). During this period Charlie was working as a “traveller” for a motor car spare parts firm and this took him all over the North Central part of the State often over 100 miles (160kms) from Bendigo. Before he set off each day, when the schools were competing, he would make sure that the track and equipment was ready for the school and that the key was at the spot he had at his home for collection. Then at night he’d check that the track was left in good condition and quite often set up for a school next day.

Charlie headed up the Committee of Management for the track which eventually included the Epsom Soccer Club and Tennis Club. In addition he was  Centre President  for four years, Vice President for two years and Secretary for three years.

Perhaps Charlie was best known in the athletics community as the Centre Starter. He was a quality official. Fair yet strict. Those were the days when the athletes had to have their tops tucked in. Charlie spoke of practicing at home in front of a mirror to get the correct timing and process for the start commands. He regularly travelled to Melbourne to work at meets. In addition Charlie was a lead starter at the Victorian Country Championships for over 20 years.

Charlies officiating was not restricted to the track. He was the Centre Starter for the Winter Cross Country and Road Races and in recent times worked and an official on Sundays for the Bendigo Athletic club where his son Leigh and grandsons Josh and Jacob competed.

One task that Charlie took on that not many were aware of was the running of the VRI Bingo on Saturday nights. This for over 20 years. He organised the Bendigo clubs to support the Bingo helpers on a roster and the funds from this were for Bendigo Region, then Athletics Bendigo, to support the maintenance of the Epsom and then Flora Hill facilities including fitting out the venues with high quality equipment. This fundraising laid the foundation for the Centre remaining to be, over 40 years after Charlie was first involved, in a sound position both with a quality venue and financially.

In conclusion although Charlie was immensely proud of the “black track” at Epsom he had the vision to realise that the new track at Flora Hill was a progressive move by Athletics Bendigo and  the amalgamated regional councils into the City of Greater Bendigo. He continued on working with the venue hire for a couple of years and as the Starter however before retiring from Athletics Bendigo he made sure that there were processes in place for equipment hire and most importantly someone could take over his prized guns.

When the Centre was at Epsom the Pavilion was named after him.  The Charlie Nolan Pavilion. To continue on the memory of his contribution the meeting room at Flora Hill track is called the Charlie Nolan Room and Athletics Bendigo presents an award each season to the Outstanding Official *The Charlie Nolan Award” to recognise this officials contribution to the Centre and perpetuate the role Charlie played as an athletics official in not only Bendigo  but also Victoria.

 

Fred Lester Scholarship Fund Training Grants

FRED LESTER DISTANCE RUNNING FUND – Training Grants 2019

Applications are open for the Fred Lester Distance Running Fund Training Grants. The aim of the Grants is to financially assist distance runners who are registered with Athletics Victoria, to achieve higher levels of performance. Athletes between 20 and 30 years of age may apply for amounts up to $3000 per annum. For the purposes of the Training Grants, distance running events include;

  • cross-country and road races up to and including the Marathon distance
  • track events from 3000 metres up to and including 10,000 metres

 

Funding requests could include participation in training camps, clinics and specific coaching programs and other costs directly associated with athletic competition.

 

Applications should include the following details;

  • name, athletic club, address, phone no. and email address
  • long and short term goals
  • specific details of the initiative to be funded, including its role in the athlete’s development
  • a summary of best performances to date
  • an itemised list of proposed costs
  • current sponsorships or grants received to date

 

CLOSING DATE: October 31st 2019

email applications to: megansloane53@gmail.com

2019 Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships

 

General Information

With a roaring 529 teams contesting last year’s edition, 2019 will see the return of the Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships. With a slew of your favourite relay events, including the 4×400, 4×800, medley, and the blue riband 4×100 back on the program, now’s your chance to get involved in one of the state’s biggest track and field competitions.

Can we make this one bigger than last year? Get your entries in now!

Date: First event commences 12:30pm Wednesday 4th September 2019

Location: Lakeside Stadium, 31-33 Aughtie Drive Albert Park

Entry: Gate 1 Entry North Stand

Entries close strictly at 11:59am Monday 26th August 2019 – to avoid disappointment, enter before this deadline.  Late or on the day entries will not be accepted.

If you are experiencing any issues entering the event, please contact Athletics Victoria prior to the closing date either via email: summer@athsvic.org.au or via phone to the Competitions Department on 03 8646 4512 or 03 8646 4526.  Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries after the closing date.

Note: following the closure of entries, Athletics Victoria will publish an updated provisional timetable.

Upcoming School Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming All Schools Carnival events.

2019 Victorian Schools Nitro Challenge – Lakeside Stadium

Thursday 12th September 2019

2019 Victorian All Track and Field Championships* – Lakeside Stadium

Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October 2019 (Weekend 1)

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd November 2019 (Weekend 2)

*Students may enter themselves in the All Schools Track and Field Championships.  If they do not have a profile, they may create a new one and list their school in the registration process to enter.

How To Enter

Only Schools can enter this competition.  If your School does not have an AV School Portal and would like to register to compete in the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships, please call the Membership Department at Athletics Victoria on 03 8646 4500.

Entries close strictly at 11:59am, Monday 26th August 2019 – to avoid disappointment, enter before this deadline.  Late or on the day entries will not be accepted.

If you are experiencing any issues entering the event, please contact Athletics Victoria prior to the closing date either via email: summer@athsvic.org.au or via phone to the Competitions Department on 03 8646 4512 or 03 8646 4526.  Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries after the closing date.

Step 1

Click the ENTER NOW button on this page

Step 2

Log onto your School’s portal using your school’s administrator username and password.

If you have forgotten your School’s username and password, or if you would like to register your School to compete at the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships, please call Athletics Victoria and request the Membership Team on 03 8646 4500.

Step 3

Once you’ve logged into your School’s portal, proceed to the Events tab and click into it.  Locate the event called 2019 Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships, then click the Register button.  When the drop-down menu appears click on Register as School.

Step 4

Enter in the number of teams you like within a specific age group and event, then click Register.

A pop up will confirm your order has been successfully added to your cart at the top left of the screen.  Once you’ve entered all your teams and chosen events, click on your cart which will show all the events have you entered.  You can now proceed to the check out and follow the payment options.  You may pay by credit card or request an invoice.  This will complete your registration process.

Stay tuned for more AV emails as there will be information sent to you regarding the event, what you need to prepare and what to do on the day.

Click here for a How to Guide to enter

Competition Information

Events

Below are the events that will be held on the day.

4x100m Relay 4x400m Relay 4x800m Relay Medley Relay (200m/200m/400m/800m)
All Age Groups U16, U18 & U20 U16 & U20 All Age Groups

Competition Rules

Rules of competitions for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships can be located here

Draft Timetable

A draft timetable for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships can be found here

Note: the featured timetable is a ‘DRAFT’ and for reference only. Due to the complexity of scheduling track events, once entries close a revised ‘PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE’ will be published which will provide an up to date schedule of events and timings. The ‘Provisional Timetable’ should be used over and above the ‘Draft’ version. Athletics Victoria will notify all entrants via email and social media of changes to the timetable before the event commences. It is the responsibility of athletes, parents or coaches to check the timetable online 24 hours before competition, if you are unsure of the most up to date timetable, please do not hesitate to contact Athletics Victoria on 03 86464500.

Check In Team Forms

Please remember to send in your teams’ Check In Forms by 12 pm Monday 2nd September 2019.  This allows for the Administration Team to add your team athlete names into the Meet Manager system for results.

Teams may bring their forms on the day but must be lodged 90 minutes prior to the first event of the day. To download the Check In Form, click here

Substitutions

Any substitutions that are required during the event can be made filling out this form and lodging it 45 minutes prior to each event (the running order cannot be changed) to Administration (located upstairs on Level 1 in the Main Grandstand).

Call Room

The Call Room will be located on the decking in the Main Grandstand on Level 1.  Please ensure your students listen and follow all instructions provide by our Victorian Officials at all times, as they will be organising and directing them to their specific starting lines.

All teams must be at the Call Room 25 minutes prior to their event.  A Call Room Schedule will be uploaded on the Athletics Victoria once the final timetable is confirmed.

Venue Information

Catering

Lakeside Stadium will have their Kiosk open which provides food and hot and cold beverages.

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day.  They will be in the player runaway which is located halfway down the home straight.

Toilet Facilities

There are toilet facilities open around Lakeside Stadium.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around Lakeside Stadium, and MSAC.  Please take note of parking fees.

Looking After Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lakeside Stadium.  Please ensure you:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Leave the venue as you found it – clean and tidy
  • Do not litter, and use the bins provided
  • Inform athletes to leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state
School Representatives

School Duties

Your School will be assigned various duties to enable the event to run successfully.  Athletics Victoria will allocate roles for all helpers and share this information with your primary sports contact prior to the event.  It is compulsory for your School to assist with the designated tasks on event day.

Please advise your helpers to report to the Cathy Freeman Room at Lakeside Stadium approximately 15 minutes prior to their rostered shift.  This will allow them to sign in, collect their required gear, and to make their way out to their post.

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) if you have any further questions or queries.

XCR’19 Round 8 – Cruden Farm – EVENT CANCELLED

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 has been 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 6km 1 lap of 2km loop and 1 lap of 4km loop
12:40pm U16, U20 Men 6km 1 lap of 2km loop and 1 lap of 4km loop
1:10pm Open Women & Masters 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
1:35pm U20 Women & U18 Men 8km 2 laps of 4km loop
1:50pm Early Starters 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
2:25pm Open Men & Masters 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
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 6km 1 lap of 2km loop and 1 lap of 4km loop
12:40pm U16, U20 Men 6km 1 lap of 2km loop and 1 lap of 4km loop
1:10pm Open Women & Masters 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
1:35pm U20 Women & U18 Men 8km 2 laps of 4km loop
1:50pm Early Starters 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
2:25pm Open Men & Masters 12km 3 laps of 4km loop
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 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:

Marshalling Time  Age Group Race Distance/Laps
12:35pm 12:45pm Men Open Div 1, Div 2, Div 3 6.2km/2 x 3.1km laps of Sandown Racecourse
12:47pm Men Open Div 4, Div 5, U20

Women Open Div 1, Div 2, Div 3

12:49pm Men Open Div 6, Div 7

Women Open Div 4

12:51pm Men 40+, 50+, 60+

Women Open Div 5, 40+, 50+

1:05pm 1:15pm Male U18 3.1km/1 x 3.1km lap of Sandown Racecourse
1:17pm Male U16

Female U20

1:19pm Female U18, U16
1:21pm Male U14

Female U14

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
Marshalling Time  Age Group Race Distance/Laps
  11:15am *LAVic U11, U12, U11-U12 Multi-Class 2km/1 x 2km loop
  12:15pm *LAVic U9, U10, U9-10 Multi-Class 1.5km/1 x 1.5km loop
12:35pm 12:45pm AV Men Open Div 1, Div 2, Div 3 6.2km/2 x 3.1km laps of Sandown Racecourse
12:47pm AV Men Open Div 4, Div 5, U20

AV Women Open Div 1, Div 2, Div 3

12:49pm AV Men Open Div 6, Div 7

AV Women Open Div 4

12:51pm AV Men 40+, 50+, 60+

AV Women Open Div 5, 40+, 50+

  1:15pm *LAVic U13, U14, U15, U16, U13-U16 Multi-Class 3.1km/1 x 3.1km lap of Sandown Racecourse
1:05pm 1:15pm AV Male U18 3.1km/1 x 3.1km lap of Sandown Racecourse
1:17pm AV Male U16

AV Female U20

1:19pm AV Female U18, U16
1:21pm AV Male U14

AV Female U14

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.

Running Legs

Blue

Yellow Green Orange Pink Black

Total

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

Events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Race results:

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

Bibs:

Athletes who have registered as an Athletics Victoria member since 12 June 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at Anglesea.

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

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs (this is to be worn on the front). Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races anymore.

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

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

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

Relay Numbers:

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

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

Blue = 9.3km

Yellow = 8.6km

Green = 7.4km

Orange = 6.5km

Pink = 5.8km

White = 4.7km

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

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

Recording Sheets:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 18th July, 2019

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

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

Course Map

Blue = 9.2km

Yellow = 8.6km

Green = 7.2km

Orange = 6.4km

Pink = 5.7km

White = 4.6km

General

First Aid:

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

 Toilet facilities

There are toilet blocks located within the grounds of Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park.

Car Parking

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking after Anglesea Caravan Park:

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

XCR’19 Rd 5 – Sandown Road Relays

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

 XCR’19 Rd 6 – Lakeside:10

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

XCR’19 Round 3 – Bundoora Park

Event Information

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

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

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

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Competition Rules

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

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

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

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

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

Timing Bibs:

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

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs (this is to be worn on the front). Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races anymore.

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

REMEMBER NO BIBS = NO TIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 11:59am Wednesday 12 June:

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

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 12 June cut off time, otherwise athletes will compete via invitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team Managers

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 11 June. All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

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

Course Map

Victorian Team Selection

Victorian Team Selection:

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

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

Selection Criteria

POLICY OF SELECTION

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

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

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

Selection Criteria

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

U20 Athletes

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

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

Para-Athlete Selection Guidelines

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

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

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

Selection Event

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

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

Team Travel

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

General

Food Vendor

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

First Aid

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

Toilet facilities

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

Looking after Bundoora Park

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

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

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’19 events

XCR’19 Rd 4 – Anglesea Road Relays

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

XCR’19 Rd 5 – Sandown Road Relays

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

2019 Victorian All Schools CC Champs

Event Information

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


What: 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

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

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

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

Competition Rules

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

Age Groups:

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

Competition Uniform:

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

Timing Bibs:

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

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

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

NO BIBS = NO TIME AND NO POINTS

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

Medals:

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

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

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

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

Course map:

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

Race results:

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

Victorian Team Selection

Victorian Team Selection:

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

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

Selection Criteria

POLICY OF SELECTION

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

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

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

Selection Criteria

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

U20 Athletes

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

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

Para-Athlete Selection Guidelines

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

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

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

Selection Event

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

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

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

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

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

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

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

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

Course Map

General

Car parking:

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

School tents:

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

Toilet facilities:

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

Looking after Bundoora:

We are very grateful to Parks Victoria for the opportunity to compete at Bundoora. Schools are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

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

2019 Victorian Officials Awards

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

 

 

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

30 years – Ian Fisher & Jill Wallis

35 years – Don Blyth

40 years – Ronda Jenkins & Pam Noden

45 years – Brendan Ferrari

 

 

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

Congratulations to the winners from the following Zones and Regions:

Red Zone: David Armstrong

Blue Zone: Brenton Hall

Yellow Zone: Neil Lawson

White Zone: Michael Brazel

Ballarat Region: Alastair Dowie

Bendigo Region: Sam Graham

Geelong Region: Alison Reed

Western Country Region: Julie Bicknell

Southern Metro Region: Jason Whittle

Northern Metro Region: Jamie Gray

Western Metro Region: Rob DeWit

Gippsland Country Region: Ben Cruikshank

Eastern Metro Region: Graeme Scott

 

 

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

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

The Official of the Year was awarded to Sarah Davis

 

 

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

The Rising Star award was presented to David Hansford

 

 

Congratulations to all our award winners, very truly deserved.

New Coaching Course

We’ve got a brand new course to offer our members.

May 5 and May 12 (Full days)

The Level 3 Junior Performance Coaching Course Day 1 & 2 replaces the Level 2 Advanced level of coaching accreditation and is a great way to increase your coaching knowledge. 

Eligibility: Coaches who are currently financial with Athletics Australia & have held Level 2 Club Coach Accreditation for a minimum of 6 months.

 

 

Pre-Course Work for Day 1

o   All coaches must hold & submit current Certificates of Completion in the following Sports Australia online courses (Exemption: coaches who hold current registration with their state institute of teaching):

  • Play by the Rules – Child Protection
  • Play by the Rules – Harassment & Discrimination

o   Pre-course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Planning
  • Physiology

 

4-day face to face course

o   Day 1 – Coach Leadership (All coaches to attend) to be held at the Australian Sailing, Lake View Room, (on top of the Boat Shed Café, Albert Park).

  • Reflection on “My Coaching Philosophy”
  • Reflection on “My Coaching Performance”
  • Identification of current Coaching Knowledge and Coaching Skills
  • Reflection on “Improving My Coaching Performance”
  • Creating a SMART Goal to focus on improving coaching performance
  • Reflection on “Understanding My Squad”
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Personality Perspectives – reflection on “Who I Am”
  • General Planning.

o   Day 2 – Strength and Conditioning (All coaches to attend. Exemption: coach currently holds Level 1 or above Australian Strength & Conditioning Association accreditation)

  • Land based and pool-based general strength and conditioning at MSAC and Cathy Freeman Room, Athletics House, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park

 

Post Course Work (Days 1 & 2)

o   Post course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Coaching Process
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Safety
  • ASADA Level 1 Certificate
  • ASADA Coaches Course.

o   Days 3 & 4 – Theory and Practical Event Group Specific (Sprints, Relays & Hurdles/Jumps/Throws/Middle & Long Distance/Race Walking)

  • To be eligible for days 3 and 4, coach must have attended days 1 and 2 or attended day 1 & received exemption for Day 2

 

Pricing Structure

o   Day 1                                     $165

o   Day 2                                     $165

o   Days 3 & 4                              $330

Eligibility: Coaches who are currently financial with Athletics Australia & have held Level 2 Club Coach Accreditation for a minimum of 6 months

 

Pre-Course Work for Day 1

o   All coaches must hold & submit current Certificates of Completion in the following Sports Australia online courses (Exemption: coaches who hold current registration with their state institute of teaching):

  • Play by the Rules – Child Protection
  • Play by the Rules – Harassment & Discrimination

o   Pre-course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Planning
  • Physiology

 

4-day face to face course

o   Day 1 – Coach Leadership (All coaches to attend)

  • Reflection on “My Coaching Philosophy”
  • Reflection on “My Coaching Performance”
  • Identification of current Coaching Knowledge and Coaching Skills
  • Reflection on “Improving My Coaching Performance”
  • Creating a SMART Goal to focus on improving coaching performance
  • Reflection on “Understanding My Squad”
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Personality Perspectives – reflection on “Who I Am”
  • General Planning.

o   Day 2 – Strength and Conditioning (All coaches to attend. Exemption: coach currently holds Level 1 or above Australian Strength & Conditioning Association accreditation)

  • Land based and pool-based general strength and conditioning.

 

Post Course Work (Days 1 & 2)

o   Post course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Coaching Process
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Safety
  • ASADA Level 1 Certificate
  • ASADA Coaches Course.

o   Days 3 & 4 – Theory and Practical Event Group Specific (Sprints, Relays & Hurdles/Jumps/Throws/Middle & Long Distance/Race Walking)

  • To be eligible for days 3 and 4, coach must have attended days 1 and 2 or attended day 1 & received exemption for Day 2

 

Pricing Structure

o   Day 1                                     $165

o   Day 2                                     $165

o   Days 3 & 4                              $330