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CELEBRATE WITH JARED TALLENT!

Victoria’s own Jared Tallent is set to be presented with his London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal and the athletics family are invited to celebrate the occasion with him!

To be held at the Old Treasury Building on Friday 17 June, this historic event will see Jared declared the champion in the men’s 50km walk, marking the return of an Olympic medal presentation to Melbourne for the first time since 1956.

Save the date today, and we will see you there!

TIME: 12:00pm

DATE: Friday 17 June, 2016

LOCATION:

Treasury Steps, Old Treasury Building

20 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

For more information, including public transport options and car parking, please click here to visit the Australian Olympic Committee website.

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XCR’16 Round 3 – Cruden Farm Wrap

For the first time Athletics Victoria hosted a round of XCR at the renowned Cruden Farm, the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s famed home and gardens in Langwarrin.

With great support from Frankston Athletics Club the day was great success and the feedback suggested this could become a feature on the XCR calendar for years to come.

Once again Western Athletics had a strong showing at XCR’16 Round 3, with Mia White (Girls – U14), Liam Cashin (Boys – U20) and Jack Rayner (Men – Open) all claiming line honours.

Glenhuntly runner Tarli Bird made it back-to-back XCR wins in the women’s open division, on the two courses included in 2016.

It was also great to see Australian Triathlon representative Annabel Luxford competing for Yarra Ranges after morning training session that included 100km bunch ride.

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Bendigo Winter to Spring Series

The Athletics Bendigo Winter to Spring Series is open to all athletes 11 years and older.

For an event to be held there must be at least 3 entries.

First events (Sprint Hurdles and  Pole Vault) will start at 10:45 am. Check in at least 30 mins before your Track event.

Cost is $7.50 for entry on-line before closing time 9 pm Sat 25th June.

On the Day Entry ($10) accepted only if there is no alteration to the program.

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XCR’16 Round 2 – Wandin Park Wrap

On a day that could have been confused for mid-summer, 832 runners participated in XCR’16 Round 2 at Wandin Park on Saturday 7 May.

Located 45 kilometres east of Melbourne, athletes contended with a tough, but, enjoyable course, better known for its international horse riding events.

With the heat playing its part for the longer distance events, Athletics Essendon athlete Mitchel Brown claimed line honours in the first individual race of the season, winning the open men’s division in a time of 26 minutes 41 seconds.

In the women’s open race Glenhuntly’s Tarli Bird enjoyed the longer distance, coming home strong to win in 21 minutes 56 seconds.

The under 14 boys and girls kicked of the racing at Wandin Park and it was local Samuel Norton of Yarra Ranges who claimed the boys event with a time of 6 minutes 56 seconds.

In the girl’s section Western Athletics runner Mia White produced a convincing win in a time of 7 minutes 23 seconds.

Western Athletics added their second win of the day when Liam Cashin stormed home to win the men’s under 20 race in a time of 13 minutes 28 seconds.

Finishing behind Cashin, Rio Paralympic hopeful Jaryd Clifford crossed the line in 13 minutes 35 seconds to win the boys under 18 division.

Doncaster Athletics Charlotte Bassett dominated the women’s under 20 race, finishing in a time of 15 minutes 36 seconds.

Ballarat Region runner Nicholas Fidler adapted to the conditions at Wand Park the best in the boys under 16 division, claiming line honours in 10 minutes 43 seconds.

World under 20 championships bound runner Amelia Mazza-Downie was too strong in the under 18 girls event, winning in a time of 12 minutes.

In the under 16 girl’s race Abbey Caldwell made it a second victory for Doncaster, with a finishing time of 12 minutes 47 seconds.

The next round of XCR’16 heads to Cruden Farm on Saturday 21 May for the heritage weekend. Event entries close 12pm midday on Wednesday 18 May.

Key Information:

Provisional results available here.
Event photos are available via the Athletics Victoria Facebook Page.
Short highlights package can be watched via athsvicTV.

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XCR’16 Round 1 – Jells Park Recap

The first round of XCR’16 kicked off with the popular Victorian Cross Country Relay Championships, supported by over 300 club relay teams on Saturday 16 April at Jells Park.

A new looking Box Hill claimed the men’s premier division while in the women’s top grade Glenhuntly continued its domination in the relay events.

The next round of XCR’16 heads to Wandin Park on Saturday 7 May for the first individual cross country event. More details can be found here.

For everything XCR’16 related, make sure you download this year’s XCR Handbook.

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XCR WEB APP LIVE

Bookmark, Add to Home Screen or save to your Favorites the XCR’16 Web App to stay on top of everything this season.

The one-stop shop will give you access to each event round, maps and competition information.

Access here | http://xcr.athsvic.org.au