Weekly Newsletter – May 26

Knox Open Day Trophy Retained

A fantastic number of Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes represented the club at the annual Knox Little Athletics Cross Country Open Day. An event for Little Athletics athletes at Jells Park drew large numbers from many of the clubs in the eastern suburbs.

Yarra Ranges Athletics has won the club champion trophy for the last few years and were keen to retain the trophy for another year.

All our athletes ran above expectations to combine for some fantastic individual and team results, as well as contributing to the highest club score and another club championship win.

Congratulations to all the athletes competing and to the parents for helping on the day.

XCR Round 2

Our seniors travelled to Lardner Park, Warragul for round 2 of the XCR21 season. Another great turnout for the first individual event of the season on the tough farmland course.

Excellent performances from Maddie Laven and Georgia Laven with third place finishes in their respective events and to Kellie Emmerson (15th) and Olivia Twining (27th) for top 30 finishes in the Open Women’s 8km race.

Special mention to James Laven (41st) and Seamus Dwyer (53rd) for high finishes in a stacked Open Mens 8km race and to Michael Clarke for another performance to score in the first team.

Lockdown Friday 28th May to Thursday 3rd June

This weekend we were going to be welcoming Knox Athletics club to our round of YRA Cross country. The seven day lockdown will mean that the weekend round will no longer take place.

With the changing COVID restrictions, the best place to look for updates is to our YRA Clubhouse Facebook page. All important updates will be posted on Facebook when they happen.

LAVic Cross Country Relays

A reminder that LAVic Cross Country Relays are coming up soon. Cruden Farm 5th of June.

LAVic Region Cross Country Carnivals

Entries for the 2021 Region Cross-Country Carnivals are now open and taking registrations!

The 2021 Region Cross-Country Carnivals are an individual Cross-Country event that also serves as a qualifying event for the 2021 State Cross-Country Championships.

Regions will take place at Jells Park South on Saturday the 19th June. Entries are open now and will close Midday the 7th June. We welcome all U9-U16 athletes to enter this event, no matter what your ability, everyone is welcome to run with Yarra Ranges!

Although it is an individual event, there is a Teams element, the Teams event will be conducted concurrently with the individual event.

EMR, GCR, NCR, NMR, SMR and WMR Regions are all taking place on Saturday 19th June 2021.

This event is open to Under 9 to Under 16 athletes and acts as a qualifying event for the 2021 State Cross-Country Championships taking place on the 31st of July 2021. To be eligible to participate in the State Cross-Country Championships, Little Athletes must participate at their Region Cross-Country Carnival.

Please click on the link below for more detailed information about the 2021 Region Cross-Country Carnivals, including specific information for your own Region event.

XCR Round 3

Seniors AV XCR will be returning in two weeks to St Anne’s Winery. More information to come in the next edition of the newsletter, or follow the link to the page here.

St Anne’s will be an Ekiden relay so please advise James or Jamie if you will be able to attend so that we can sort out teams. Teams will be entered by MONDAY 31st MAY.

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