Weekly Newsletter – January 12

Safety Measures

Welcome back everyone after a few weeks off!

This week marks our official return to both Seniors and Little Athletics, and in case you missed it there was some important COVID19 information in last week’s email which is repeated below.

It is incredibly important as we all begin to get back to the track that we adhere to COVID19 safety measures.

If you feel sick, please stay home and get tested.

Social distancing will remain an important measure to keep everyone safe, and if you cannot distance yourself from others please ensure that you wear a mask. While we may be safer outside, it is still critical to wear a mask if you cannot socially distance.

Yarra Ranges Athletics will do our best to keep everyone updated with any changes to restrictions. To stay up to date make sure to check the Yarra Ranges Athletics Clubhouse Facebook page before any events.

If you are unsure what the current COVID19 guidelines are, check out the Victorian Governments COVID Checklist by clicking here.


Littles training will be running next week on Wednesday 19th January from 4pm-5pm, however will not be running on the 26th January public holiday.

Congratulations Kate!

A huge congratulations to Kate Downward for placing third overall in the W40+ Heptathlon!

Two Bays Carpark Fundraiser

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Contact Katie Clarke 0403 819 391


We still are looking for a few people to help this Sunday, so if you have some spare time, shoot Katie a message to say you can help.

The weather is looking absolutely fantastic and it will be a great opportunity to explore the Mornington Peninsula afterwards.

Best of luck to those competing this weekend!

YRA’s return to Summer Aths

Date: THIS Saturday 15th January

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mount Evelyn

We will be running program 3 for our first week back at athletics. Due to the works on the track there are a few alterations to program 3 which will be released on the Clubhouse page before Saturday.

Our older age groups (U10, U11, U12, U13-16) will be competing in walks starting from 8:00am.

The Committee are expecting a few people to be away for this round of Littles, and so it is a perfect opportunity to stick your hand up and have a go at volunteering We will likely be needing a few people to help as age group leaders, as well as some volunteers in the canteen. Many hands make light work!

For more information, make sure to check the Yarra Ranges Athletics Clubhouse before the day!

2022 State Combined Events Championships

Entries close tonight at midnight and only has spots available for U15 and U16 athletes.

YRA have 11 athletes entered for the first State event for the 2021/2022 season. We look forward to 2 days of fabulous racing by our athletes! We anticipate that there will be some duty for us with this many athletes registered.

A duty roster will be send by email to our registered athletes once we have been notified by LAVic in the coming weeks. If for some reason your athlete is unable to run, please contact Team Manager Katie Clarke on 0403819391 asap.

Event Schedule

Saturday: U9, U10, U13, Multi-Class U9-U10, U11-U12 & U13-U16 (Boys & Girls)

Sunday: U11, U12, (Boys & Girls)

Saturday & Sunday: U14, U15, U16 (Boys & Girls)

For a complete schedule of the day, click here to go to the event page

Knox Little Athletics Centre Open Day Twilight

Date: Saturday 22nd January 2022 – 2:00pm – 9:30pm

Eligible Athletes: U6-U16

Cost: Entry Fee is $8 per event – up to $30 for 4 events.

Entries close: 13th of January.

Open days are a chance for athletes to compete at another track with other centres from around Victoria. It is a great chance to go for a PB and/or get practice for region and state events for the older age groups. For more information please go to their website www.klac23.org.au/openday

Get in quick 2022 Region Track and Field Carnival registrations are now open!

The 2022 Region Track and Field Carnivals will take place across seven locations on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th February 2022.

Cost: $11/per event (+ admin fee)

*Athletes can choose a maximum of 5 events

Date: 12th – 13th February 2022

Location: Region Specific, EMR Knox Park Athletics Centre, Knoxfield

Entries Close: 30th January 2022, 11:59 pm (midnight)

Register here: https://lavic.com.au/…/2022-region-track-and-field…/

Vic Milers Club

Senior AV

AVSL Round Seven

Date: Saturday 15th January 2022

Location: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Lakeside

AVSL Round Eight

Date: Saturday 22nd January 2022

Entries Close: Wednesday 19th January 2022, 11:59 am (Midday)

Location: Aberfeldie, Ballarat, Bendigo, Duncan Mackinnon, Geelong

26 Jan 2022 – Lakeside Stadium – ZATOPEK:10

Named after the renowned Czech distance runner Emil Zatopek, the Chemist Warehouse ZATOPEK:10 celebrates its 60th edition as one of Australia’s most prestigious track races in 2021.

The Chemist Warehouse Australian Women’s and Men’s 10,000m Championships will be the main events supported by the U20 Ondiecki Women’s and U20 de Castella Men’s 3000m and Open Women and Men’s 1500m, 800m, and 400m Hurdle events.

Held at Lakeside Stadium, the 10,000m races will act as the selection trial for the World Athletics Championships and the nomination trial for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Should athletes reach the standard set by Athletics Australia, they will be the first to earn an official spot on the Worlds Team and be nominated to the Commonwealth Games team.

Details: https://athsvic.org.au/events/zatopek10-4/

Please note that all competitors and spectators must be double vaccinated to participate/spectate at this event. Proof of double vaccination status will be required to be shown upon entry into Lakeside Stadium

Proudly supported by St Anne’s Winery and the City of Greater Bendigo, entry to the 2022 St Anne’s Victorian Country Track & Field Championships is now open.
Held from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th January 2022, the Victorian Country Track & Field Championships is a celebration of athletics, offering events in all age groups from U14 up to 60+. Both Metro and Country athletes can compete and enjoy the festivities that the Victorian country regions have to offer.

Enter via the AV Portal. https://athsvic.org.au/…/victorian-country-track-field…/

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