THE CROSS COUNTRY 2021
Apart from the obvious fun & fitness of running “off road” in varied conditions, kids love the team atmosphere. Let’s not forget the sausages, the shorter competition and of course Awards Days!! Individual and Team Medals up for grabs throughout the season too!!
Many schools are now also making XC a focus and every season the local Little Athletics Kids top the tables in the School Comps at all levels.
So how does it all work?
JOIN THE TEAM
- I’m already a Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Centre Member and want to join Cross Country….If you are a current CMLAC member (2020/21) all you need to pay is register for the 2021 CMLAC Cross Country Season. There is no additional cost. Make sure you join the CMLAC Cross Country email list to make sure you receive all the latest season information.
- I need to register for the 2021 Cross Country season…. You might be joining for the first time or you might have been a Cross Country member last year who is returning for this season. Click on the link below to register and pay. The Cross Country program has a registration fee of $75.
TRAINING at CMLAC Continues – Cross Country Training
CMLAC will continue offering training on Wednesday afternoons, from 4:45pm- 6:00pm
Tony Marsh will lead the coaching & offer specialised training especially designed for Cross Country Running.
CMLAC Athletes compete on Sunday Mornings in the Eastern 7 competition with – Doncaster, Nunawading, Collingwood, Ringwood, Kew & Box Hill.
Each Centre Hosts 1 Competition, at different locations within the region. There are also a number of Open Days at various locations, including the BHLAC Open Day at Wattle Park & Benalla Open Day.
There are State Road Relays – where CMLAC submit teams, the Eastern 7 Rewards Day, Regional & State Competitions.
See our complete 2021 program below (please note, this is subject to change & current as of 10th April 2021)
|Sunday 18th||Box Hill||Gardiners Creek (Deakin Uni)|
|Sunday 25th||ANZAC Day – No Race|
|Sunday 2nd||Kew||Stradbroke Park|
|Sunday 9th||Mothers Day – No Race|
|Sunday 16th||Nunawading||Bill Stewart Athletic Track|
|Sunday 23rd||Camberwell-Malvern||Orchard Grove
|Saturday 30th||Nunawading||Bill Stewart Athletic Track|
|Saturday 5th||LAVIC – State Cross Country Relays||Cruden Farm|
|Sunday 12th-TBC||Nunawading||Bill Stewart Athletic Track|
|Sunday 13th||Queen’s Birthday – Benalla Open Day||Benalla|
|Sunday 19th / 20th||EMR Region Cross Country||TBC|
|26th or 27th||LAVIC EMR Regionals||TBC|
|Sunday 18th||Collingwood||T.H.Westfield Reserve|
|Sunday 25th- TBC||Competition with NMR clubs/Open Day||Ruffy Park|
|Sunday 31st||LAVIC State Cross Country||Lake Dewar|
|Sunday 1st||Doncaster||Tom Kelly|
|Sunday 15th||Box Hill||TBC|
|Sunday 22nd||Doncaster||Tom Kelly|
NOTE : We require ALL PARENTS to assist during the CMLAC Host Event. This year, it CMLAC Host Event is scheduled for Sunday 23rd May 2021 (Orchard Grove, Blackburn South). This is a very important event for CMLAC and we require all hands on deck – it’s also a lot of fun! Your duty will be allocated to you prior to the event, so please keep an eye out for emails.
Marshalling for events closes 15min before the scheduled start time,
- Events do not always run to schedule depending on number of athletes competing
All CMLAC Athletes must wear the Centre Uniform and Commonwealth Bank Barcode Patch (electronic timing is used throughout Cross Country).
Long “skins” may be worn, as long as they are black and have no logos/stripes etc. Regular sneakers or XC waffles are recommended – no spikes are permitted.