Winter Competition Update

*** WINTER COMPETITION ***
Not many sleeps until our FIRST CROSS COUNTRY event which will be held this Sat 4th May at Manning Park in Spearwood & hosted by Cockburn Little Athletics Centre. View MAP
Please check details in our coaching post or the LAWA Website for your child’s race time (Program A).
We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note any athlete who did not collect their registration number, centre singlet & timing chip, at training over the past few weeks will not be able to compete at this weekend’s event.
Collection will again be available at training next Wed.
We thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Happy Running!

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Winter training update

*** WINTER TRAINING IS UNDERWAY ***

CROSS COUNTRY Training @ Piney Lakes (MAC winter registered athletes only)
– Mon is time trials for U12+ & starts at 4.45pm
– Wed starts at 4.30pm & is training for both groups being Juniors U7-U11 & Seniors U12+

ROAD WALKING Training @ Shelley Foreshore (MAC & SDLAC winter registered athletes only)
– Mon starts at 4.30pm & combined training with Southern Districts LAC

Any queries pls email macchampandoffmgr@gmail.com

*** REMINDER ***

Winter tags will be available for collection at Cross Country training on Wed (4.30pm at Piney Lakes) for those who have (by Mon) registered & paid for their tags

Singlets will also be available to purchase $35 ea

Any queries please email macchampandoffmgr@gmail.com

Winter Calendar (Dates & Locations)

Winter Program (Race Times)

 

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Middle distance runners success at Nationals

Our five runners from the Middle Distance training group each represented themselves, Melville and WA really quite professionally for their young ages during the National Championships week.

Kayla won medals in the 800 and 1500m but each of the others can be justly proud that they ran a PB or very near to it in at least one of their events in Sydney
For those who haven’t followed or been involved with Middle Distance, these members of the group are now specialising in just 2 or 3 events.

Practically, it becomes more and more difficult to run a PB each time you hit the track because of the sheer number of times you are running that same race
Training has at times been hard and they have each shown great commitment to task all season.

Their parents and families are to be commended too. They have also had to make sacrifices for our runners to complete the journey all the way through to Sydney. I don’t believe that good results just happen by chance and it is no co-incidence that each of these parents have been there on many training nights as well as the competition days. They strongly support their child through the whole athletics journey and do so in good humour. I recognise your commitment and thankyou for your efforts

Winter season is now just around the corner see you back on the track soon
Ross Keane

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Winter Update

Keep Running/Walking this Winter

Did you know your registration for Summer also allows you to do Winter Cross Country and Road Walking? These events are held at a variety of venues in the Perth Metro area and will commence 4 May’19 so why not keep your fitness up and join in the fun!

Training

Cross Country training will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at Piney Lakes. The first training session will be on 24 April at 4.30pm (MAC Registered athletes only).

This year we are very excited to advise that Walk training will also be held on Monday afternoons at Shelley Foreshore, this will be combined training with Southern Districts LAC.  The first walk session will be held on 29 April at 4.30pm (MAC & SDLACRegistered athletes only).

We hope to see you at either of the training sessions.

Registration

All summer athletes will have received a notification via Results HQ inviting you to register for the winter season. You many select BYO Tag if you have yours from last year, or purchase a new timing tag for $5. When registering please note that you are not able to transfer timing tags between athletes. They must stay with the same athlete to ensure your child’s time is recorded.

New registrations (Winter only) are also welcome, please contact our Executive Officer via secretary@melvilleroar.com for more information.

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Congratulations and Upcoming events

Congratulations to all athletes who competed at the LAWA State Championships over the weekend. There were plenty of medals and plenty of PB’s. A huge shout out to all the volunteers who completed their roster duties and assisted when not even on roster. The event would not be possible without your help.

What’s next on the calendar: below are some useful events to keep and eye on and start planning early.

March

Jandakot Track Classic – The penultimate event of the Summer Super Series takes place in Perth. Watch as Australia’s best athletes push their claim for the number one athlete of the Summer. MORE INFO

  • A number of past and present athletes have made the start list so go along and show your support.

April

2019 ALAC – The 2019 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships will be held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019 at Domain Athletic Centre, Hobart. MORE INFO

2019 Australian Athletics Championships – Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre set to host the Junior and Open aged Track & Field Championships for able-bodied and para-athletes from 1st April to 7 April 2019.    MORE INFO

  • A number of Melville Athletes have met the qualifying standards and will be representing Melville and the state.

November

WA All School Championships (DATE TBC)

December

Australian All Schools Championships – This year the event is in WA (DATE TBC) MORE INFO

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Important events

As we approach the business end of the season please ensure you are aware of what events remain:

State Championships

  • Fri/Sat/Sun 8, 9 & 10 March – State Championships

Please ensure you are aware of eligibility for all of the events above.

We wish all athletes the best of luck! Most importantly go out there and have some fun.

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