Middle Distance training update 14/10/2020

ur U11+ Middle Distance training with Coach Ross will now move to Len Shearer on Wednesdays from tomorrow 14/10 & will continue at Piney Lakes on Mondays.
So will run as follows …
WEDNESDAYS (from 14/10)
At Len Shearer
Speed Sessions
Start promptly at 4.30pm
Ends at 5.30pm

At Piney Lakes (meet at Murdoch Drive car park)
Time Trial Sessions
Start promptly at 4.30pm
Ends at 5.15pm

Please note attendance is strictly restricted to MEL registered U11+ athletes only

Ross is happy for parent contact via rosskeane1@bigpond.com

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Coaching opportunities – get involved

Melville Roar Athletics Club is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to coach athletes from U11 to U17’s, at Len Shearer Reserve, Melville for the upcoming 2020/2021 season covering the following events:

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • High Jump
  • Horizontal Jumps (Long Jump/Triple Jump)
  • Throws (Shot Put/Discus/Javelin)

Coaching sessions and program will be supported by the Melville LAC Coaching and Development Manager. Melville Roar will provide equipment as required and agreed with individual coaches.

More information can be found here


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Holidays – training update

Details of training over the holiday break …

Tues Training at Len Shearer

  • U12+ Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps & Throws
  • Last Session was on 10/12
  • Restarts on Tues 7/1 (including fortnighly HJ for U11+)

Mon & Wed Training at Len Shearer

  • U12+ Middle Distance
  • Last Session will be on Wed 18/12
  • Restarts on Mon 13/1

REMINDER: Competition starts again Saturday 18 January 2020!

Wishing you all a safe & enjoyable break over the holidays.

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Training for all events will commence 8 Oct!

*** SUMMER TRAINING U12s+ (& HJ for U11s) ***

Training for all events will commence 8 Oct!

Event: HIGH JUMP (Fosbury)

  • FORTNIGHTLY from: Tue 8 Oct
  • Time: 5.00pm to 6.30pm
  • Where: Len Shearer Reserve
  • All U11+ MAC registered athletes (2019-20 season) are welcome to attend


  • WEEKLY from: Tue 1 Oct
  • Time: 5.00pm to 6.30pm
  • Where: Len Shearer Reserve
  • All U12+ MAC registered athletes (2019-20 season) are welcome to attend

NB: U11s are permitted to attend HJ training ONLY (training for all other events is available for U11s at Clubs)

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Middle Distance Training 12 and over


  • Middle Distance training will start for the new Summer Season this week!
  • Ross will run it each Wed from Wed 25 Sept starting at 4.30pm until 5.45pm at Len Shearer Reserve
  • All U12+ MAC registered athletes (2019-20 season) are welcome to attend

Pls note: this is strictly for U12+ athletes

  • (NO younger athletes are permitted to attend unless individually invited to & approved by the Exec Committee)
  • Training for all other events will commence the following week (further details will follow)
  • Clubs will advise details of U6-11 training
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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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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 training update


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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