2017 Cross Country Registrations Now Open

Cross Country Season commences on 22nd April 2017..

What’s Cross Country?

Cross Country (XC) is our Winter Athletics season. It is family orientated and we encourage and allow all members of the family to participate. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, bush trails, mud and open grass and in all weather conditions.

We encourage all abilities and reward PB’s (personal bests). It’s not just how fast you run, it’s how much you can improve.

We participate in a number of team events, competition events and Open Days. We also have a Championship event where all kids receive a medal or ribbon and a presentation night to cap off the season where trophies are awarded to all children who have run a minimum of 6 events.

Each Saturday we will run events with the approximate distance:

Under 6 to Under 7                         1000m

Under 8 to Under 9                         1500m

Under 10 to Under 11                    2000m

Under 12 to Under 16                    3000m

(Age as at 30th September 2016)

 

When?     Saturday mornings 9am to 10am, from 22nd April to 19th August 2017.

Week 1       22nd April           Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 2       29th April           Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 3       6th May              Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 4       13th May            Pakenham LAC, Pakenham

Week 5       20th May            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Handicap #1)

Week 6       27th May            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Reverse track) / Seaford Open Day

Week 7       3rd June             Cardinia Reservoir, Duffys Rd, Narre Warren East

Week 8       9th June              Friday Twilight 4:30pm @ Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 9      17th June            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick - Sandown Road Relays Entry Closes

Week 10     24th June          U9-15 Region XCountry Championships (U6-U8 Edwin Flack) 

Week 11     1st July               Lysterfield lake, Horswood Road, Lysterfield

Week 12     8th July              U9-15 Sandown Road Relays (U6-8 Troupes Creek)

Week 13     15th July            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 14     22nd July           U9-15 State XC, Cruden Farm, Langwarrin (U6-U8 Horswood Rd, Lysterfield lake) 

Week 15     29th July            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick – (Handicap #2)

Week 16     5th Aug              Casey Challenge  - Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 17     12th Aug            Aranmore Lake, Crawley Road, Narre Warren North (near intersection with Lough Ct)

Week 18     19th Aug            Casey Centre Championships - Edwin Flack Reserve

Week 19      26th Aug           Presentation Night 6pm

Any changes to the schedule will be announced on Casey LAC facebook, Team app and at weekly programs

Training?

Wednesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced - Edwin Flack Reserve

Where?

Most events will be held in the grass areas surrounding Edwin Flack reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick. To make things interesting, we also run in local park lands such as Cardinia Reservoir, Lysterfield lake and Aranmore lake.

Who?

Open to ALL ages from 5-16 years. Mums, Dads and under 5s are invited to have a run/walk too but will need to sign a waiver.

Why?

  • Improve your fitness or build fitness for other sports
  • Be outdoors in winter, away from the computer/TV/phone screens
  • Be with your friends and create new friends
  • To be healthy, create good habits and improve yourself
  • Training for Little Athletics Championships or School events
  • Park run is too long or doesn’t offer enough variety
  • Or just because you love running and being active!

How much?

  • New members, only $80.00 - covers all our costs of running the season, insurance, season end trophies and medals/ribbons on our championship event.
  • Free for registered athletes in 2016/17 summer season – already included in track & field season cost
  • Small fee applies to those entering region/state events or open days

 

For further information please contact:

Dan Langelaan

Cross Country Coordinator

dankara33@hotmail.com