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XCR’16 Albert Park – UPDATED (as of 12/07/2016) Timetable Change

The start times for Albert Park this Sunday 17th July have been amended. Please view all updated changes…

The revised timetable is:

8:30am – Men’s 10km Open and Masters, and u20 and u18 Men.

9:30am – Women’s 10km Open and Masters.

10:30am – Junior 3km event for Women u20, u18, u16 and u14 and Men u16 and u14.

 ** No early starters for this event.

A message from Glenn Turnor, CEO, Athletics Victoria:

A further review of the start times has been completed after we received constructive feedback from members concerned that the proposed 5 min gap between the start of the Men’s and Women’s event would create congestion problems on the course with the Elite Women having to run around and/or through some of the Male competitors.  The review also took into account further entries received for this weekends’ event.

 After consultation with the Competition Director and Competition Manager and a number of coaches and athletes, all three races this weekend will now be scheduled one hour apart.

–        This will allow a majority of competitors in each of the 10km events to complete their event before the start of the next race; and

–        There are currently 660 Men (Open, Masters, u20 and u18) entered with a wider range of finish times for the 10km event and they will start first to fit into the road closures which will end at 11.00am

–        For this year Men and Women will not compete in the same event.

We appreciate the feedback and constructive commentary received and thank those who have taken the time to do so. While I am conscious of making any change to an event, I have no issue in doing so where there is an issue of safety for any of our competitors”.

 

 

National Cross Country additional competitor entries now open

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Anglesea Surf Coast Ekiden Relay

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IAAF: Athletics is a labour of love for Birmingham

Collis Birmingham just loves running.

While many international track runners have spent the past month taking a well-earned rest and putting their feet up in readiness for another gruelling winter of training, the 28-year-old has swapped his spikes for racing flats, choosing to return to the half-marathon distance at British races in the autumn.

It has been a long season for the Australian, whose season began in January and has never really ended, having raced in every calendar month since then.

At the start of the year he set an Oceania record of 1:00:56 at the Marugame Half Marathon in Japan in February. His most recent effort was a fourth-place finish at the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday (20) and his 1:03:44 clocking on a tough course was an improved performance after a slightly disappointing run at the Great North Run in September.

Read more on the IAAF website