Weekly Newsletter – Apr 20

Australian Track & Field Championships

Six very talented Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes represented their state and club at the Australian track & field championships in Sydney last week. These championships showcased most of Australia’s best athletes as they attempted to qualify for the Olympics.

Stand out performance came from Kiara Flavel who, placed an impressive 4th in her 1500m final, and then two days later placed first in Australia as a U17 for 800m. Congratulations Kiara and congratulations to all other Yarra Ranges athletes who competed.

Cross Country Week 1

Saturday morning provided fantastic conditions, with a dry, clear and mild weather greeting the athletes from Yarra Ranges Athletics and Croydon Little Athletics for Week 1 of the new Cross Country season. The energy was high, after missing the entire 2020 season, runners were keen to test themselves on the hills of Morrison Reserve.

A new course for 2021 provided a fresh challenge and a revised finish, which gave everyone a fast downhill, was thoroughly enjoyed by all after the hard work of the uphill sections. Across all age groups there were excellent numbers, with over 20 runners in each field, and the strong running showed the athletes had been maintaining their fitness for the longer races.

No doubt, there will be eagerness for the return to Lillydale Lake for Week 2.

AGM This Thursday

Reminder of 2021 Annual General Meeting for Yarra Ranges Athletics Inc.

To be held THIS WEEK on THURSDAY 22nd APRIL 2021 from 7.30pm at

Mt Evelyn Community Hall

44 Birmingham Road, Mt Evelyn

To assist with planning and communication your pre-registration is appreciated. Reply to Nigel Murden via secretary@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

When registering your attendance, please indicate if you are attending as a voting member or as an observer (if in doubt, email Secretary for clarification).

For the meeting to proceed a quorum of at least 10% of eligible voting members are required to be in attendance.

Little Athletics Cross Country Relays

Date: 5th June 2021

Location: Cruden Farm, Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Langwarrin

Age Groups: Open to LAVic registered U9-U16 athletes

The first State Competition of the Cross Country season will be taking place on the 5th of June and we are seeking Yarra Ranges athletes in the Under 9 – Under 16 age groups to compete!

Each team consists of 3 runners who complete the course and tags the next runner until all 3 have completed the course. The distances are a little shorter than the regular distance for your age group.

If you would like to have a run please contact Katie before May 20th. We can form Region teams with other EMR centres if we do not have enough athletes for YRA teams.

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