Cross Country Season Stared Saturday 2nd May 2015
Cross Country season started on Saturday 2nd May and runs through until 1st August 2015. 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.
The first two weeks of competition are being held at Essendon LAC’s venue on Saturday 2nd May & 9th May 2015 starting at 9am. Note for the first week of competition you are asked to arrive by 8:30am. Hope to see you there!
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 2-3 weekly competitions this season. See below for venue details.
Weekly competition starts at 9.00am and is generally all over by about 11.00am.
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 2014/2015 Little Athletics season covers registration for the 2015 Cross Country season. There is only 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, then there will be an additional cost (approx $5-$10) per event.
New Members are most welcome.
Winter cross country membership is $60 (new members only)
Registration is required and can be submitted online HERE
A full weekly timetable and results is available 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.
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.
For Further Enquiries
Mike Lloyd, Centre President
Mobile 0419 103 533