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Cross Country has started – and will continue to 29th July 2017 (results also available)

Cross Country season runs every year between May and August. So if your child(ren) want to keep fit in the “off season” cross country is the perfect sport. Many of our athletes also successfully combine cross country with another sport on the weekend such as basketball or football.

Further Info:

 Competition is held each Saturday morning just like Track & Field, but at a number of different local cross country courses, such as Essendon, Sunbury, Coburg & Keilor. Keilor will host two  of these weekly competitions. See below for venue details.

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Please note that you need to register for the regular season at the form found here – and separately for the NMR Cross Country (form found here)

To enter the open days you will need complete separate forms – these are found here, along with other cross-country documentation

Also please note that you need your normal registration patch. If you have lost our patch, or just started with KLAC, you can request a patch when you register for the normal season.

 Weekly competition starts at 9.00am and is generally all over by about 11.00am.

The current program is published below:

   

8:30am          Saturday       6th May                       Essendon     See Results here

9:00am           Saturday        13th May                     Essendon   Results

9:00am           Saturday        20th May                     Sunbury  Results

9:00am           Saturday        27th May                     Keilor   Results

9:00am           Saturday        3rd June                     Coburg  Results

10:00am        Saturday       10th June                   Division One Open Day at Essendon  Results

10:00am        Saturday       17th June                   Sunbury Open Day  Results

10:00am        Saturday       24th June                   Region Cross Country Preston Reservoir   Results

9:00am           Saturday        1st July                       Coburg   Results

9:00am           Saturday        8th July                       Essendon  Results

10:00am         Saturday       15th July                    Essendon Open Day   Results

11:00am        Saturday       22nd July                   State Cross Country Cruden Farm, Langwarrin

9:00am          Saturday       29th July                    Super Handicap & Presentation Day at Essendon Final points

                                                                                    

Parents will be expected to assist with duty at 2 regular cross events (further duties will be required if an athlete enters open days and regional/state events).

Your child’s registration for the main Little Athletics season covers registration for the Cross Country season. There is also a small weekly fee ($2) to cover refreshments and end of season awards. If you compete in the NMR Cross Country Regional Championships, LAVic State Cross Country Championships and/or Open Days, there will be an additional cost (approx $5-$10) per event.


New Members are most welcome.

Winter cross country membership is $65 (new members only! – there is no need for existing members to pay this fee)

Registration for the cross-season season is now open here.

 

 If you’ve never tried cross county – you really should….both parents and children enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The distances are not daunting for the children – even the Under 6’s get to have a go, running 500 metres.

U6   –   Girls & Boys  –  500 metres
U7 & U8  –  Girls & Boys  –  1000 metres
U9 & U10  –  Girls & Boys  –  1500 metres
U11 & U12  –  Girls & Boys  –  2000 metres
U13 – U16  –  Girls & Boys  –  3000 metres

Note that Cross Country is run in all weather  –  no cancellations.

Venues are: 

Essendon            Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio St, Essendon.  Melway 28 D5
Coburg               Harold Stevens Athletics Field, Outlook Rd, Coburg. Melway 18 A10)

Keilor                 Keilor Park Athletics Track, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park.

Sunbury              Jackson St Reserve, Cnr Jackson and Shields Sts Sunbury.  Melways 382 E6.

What if it gets cold?

Athletes can wear warm clothing under their uniform, such as shown below in admittedly this rather old photograph. Patches will also be required – so can you please keep your patch from the summer season.

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For Further Inquiries

Glen Walsh, Cross Cross Team Manager

Mobile 0403 249 215.