SCHOOL HOLIDAY CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING  

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING
Please be aware that Wed training will continue through the school holidays (for both junior (U7-U11) and senior (U12+) groups) so please come along to keep up your fitness through the break.

Please note there will be NO Mon session (time trials for seniors (U12+)) for the next 2 weeks – Mon sessions will commence again on Mon 22/7 – if you haven’t yet come along please do so for the rest of the season.

Good luck to those athletes travelling to compete in Bunbury on Sunday, it looks like it will be a great course!

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WA 2019 State Long Course Cross Country championships

Melville were well represented on Sunday in the Athletics WA 2019 State Long Course Cross Country championships just held at a wet Perry Lakes venue. Pictured are Angus McArthur who as a nine year old made a big jump to firstly run and then place highly in the U 14 boys 4k race. Vanessa Miller our female distance specialist, ran hard and earned a silver medal in the U18 Girls race.
Raynor Keane was first across the line in the U20 Para 4k event. He won gold by scoring the highest percentage after the officials allocated each athlete their percentages using the Multi Disciplinary Scoring table. This is a comparison table and is used to fairly rate athletes with different disabilities but who compete all together in a Para athletics event

Each of the pictured runners have been training regularly with the Melville Centre crosscountry Group at Piney Lakes. I commend them on the terrific work ethic they have each shown this season
Well done also to those other Melville competitors who also ran well and completed their events.
Coach Ross

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WINTER WIND UP & TRAINING 

Dates for your diary ..

The final cross country training session for our junior athletes (under7’s-11’s) will be held on Wed 14 August and senior athletes (under 12’s – 17’s) on Mon 19 August.

Also, to celebrate our fabulous winter season, our wind up will be held on Sat 31 August at 3pm (venue TBC).

We would love all Winter athletes to attend.
Pizza and drinks will be provided for athletes & parents BYO nibbles plate to share

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Winter competition – cross country update

WINTER COMPETITION – Cross Country Update

Bunbury is a go !!!

Details are now available for the Cross Country Event on 7 July – pls note this is a SUNDAY and a Program A scratch race (no change).

It’ll be held at Shearwater Nature Reserve, Usher.

Please see the following link to find a pin drop map showing the location: https://walittleathletics.com.au/…/Bunbury-Little-Athletics…

If you’re participating in the new LAWA points system you will need to attend this event.

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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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