2017 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships

General Information

The 2017 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships is the selection trial to represent Victoria at the Australian Cross Country Championships, this year to be combined with the school sport Australia Cross Country Championships. This event provides students the opportunity to take on the best Victoria has to offer and claim the honour of being Victoria’s best cross country runners.

Selection Criteria: For National Team selection criteria please click here.



Timetable

Timetable:

Race Time Age Group Distance Course Laps
1 10:00am Girls Under 14 3km 1 x 3km
2 10:20am Boys Under 14 3km 1 x 3km
3 10:40am Girls Under 15

Girls Under 16

4km 2 x 2km
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 11:45pm 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.

Competition Information

Entries:

Please click HERE to access the final entry list.

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 12th 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 12th of June.

Please note The XCR’17 Package or Full Package DOES NOT cover entry into this event for those who have purchased a junior package. These athletes MUST enter this event separately via the event page.

Age Groups:

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2004, 2005, 2006 Under 16 2002 Under 18 2000
Under 15 2003 Under 17 2001 Under 20 1998, 1999

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

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 circuits.

The course map can be found in the XCR Handbook, which can be downloaded here, on page 35.

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:

Team information regarding the Athletics Victoria team can be viewed by clicking here. Both the AV and SSV tents will be situated at the finish line, please see them on the day for more information.

Venue Information

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
Team Manager Information

Duty clubs:

The following clubs are required to provide three (3) club helpers (unless specified otherwise in bold with the number required) to assist with conducting the event:

AM:

Athletics Nunawading, Frankston, Glenhuntly, Knox Athletics, Mentone, Mornington Peninsula, St Stephens Harriers, Williamstown.

PM:

APS United, Athletics Waverley, Box Hill, Coburg Harriers, Collingwood Harriers, Diamond Valley, Keilor St Bernards (2), Melbourne University (4).

Please contact Craig Morrow (officials@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Wednesday 15 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.