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
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
Wednesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced - Edwin Flack Reserve
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.
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.
For further information please contact:
Cross Country Coordinator