Weekly Newsletter – Apr 6

Cross Country Starting Soon

Week 1 of Yarra Ranges Cross Country is approaching quickly!!

April 17th at Morrison Reserve.

ALL Welcome – registered athletes, friends, family, young and ‘not so young’.

Distances age appropriate 500m for under 6, to 3km for under 13 to Open (adults). However, we encourage everyone to participate in the distance that matches their fitness and enjoyment.

NEW COURSES! Due to some changes at our favourite venues, we have had to consider revising the courses. It is over 7 years since we had have a course change, so perhaps it was time anyway. We hope the new courses will prove to be the same fun challenge! If anyone is interested in being part of a ‘test run’ during the school holidays, please email events@yarrarangesathletics.org.au.

SET-UP and helper teams. We have some experienced helpers on board, but will still need some extra hands, if you are able to be part of a regular helpers crew for either course marking, registrations (coins and name collection), timing or results entering, please email events@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

ADULT AND OLDER TEENS – Welcome to join in Saturday morning races. Particularly in the lead up to round 1 of XCR. We’ll need Hares for races, and you can join in too. Run 1 race or run them all. 500+1000+1500+2000+3000 = 8km of Cross Country Fun!! Come and be part of it!!

Australian Track & Field Championships

A group of six talented, hard working club athletes are busy preparing for the Australian track & field championships. The championship will be held in Sydney over 8 days starting on Monday 12th April.

On the track Kiara Flavel will compete in the U17 800 and 1500m events. Kiara has been in fantastic form recently and is a very good chance of winning a medal at the championships. Tiara Willis will compete in the U16 90m hurdles and 200m hurdles events. Our only open age athlete, Grace Muller, will compete in the U23 3000m Steeplechase event.

In the field we will be represented by a trio of talented women. Ashleigh Rooke will compete in the U17 Discus, Hayley Wilkins in the U20 Javelin and Sarah Ebbels in the U17 Hammer Throw. All three girls have thrown some big PB’s in recent weeks and will hope to improve on those performances.

AGM – Thursday 22nd April

For enquiries, suggestions, or anything else, email the committee here at committee@yarrarangesathletics.org.au We would love your feedback!Don’t forget about our upcoming AGM! We need to have a minimum number of people present so every person counts. Check out the full notice hereWe are still keen for your feedback on our Littles Clubs system, if you haven’t yet completed the survey follow the link here, all details enclosed.
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