Round 3 XCR CRUDEN FARM Langwarrin

XCR16 CRUDEN FARM
Melways Map 103 G6
60 Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin 3910
Saturday 21 May 2016

Event times:

12.00pm 4km M14 W14
12.20pm 6km W16 W18 M16 M20
12.50pm 8km W Open W20 W Masters
1.00pm 3km Early starters for 16km
1.35pm 8km M18
2.05pm 16km M Open M Masters

Uniform:
• All competitors must wear their club uniform (singlet/black or dark blue shorts) with their current bib numbers firmly attached front and back.
• All competitors must wear their timing chip attached to their shoe. (These are the chips previously issued in past years or to new members this year. For new members who did not attend Wandin, you will receive your chip at this race.
• If you have misplaced your timing chip a temporary one can be bought for this race @ $15. If you have lost your timing chip then it is $50 to buy a new one. DO NOT LOSE YOU CHIP.

Afternoon Tea:
o Reminder to those that have club thermoses to bring them full of ‘hot’ water please.
o Reminder to bring a contribution for afternoon tea please.
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HELP REQUIRED:
• Those that are able to arrive early, we would appreciate assistance in erecting the tent; and at the end of the day to help pack up and load onto trailer.

CONTACTS:
• TV (Open Men) 0407 922 597
• Phil (Junior Boys) 0477 968 620
• John(Masters (Men) 0448 309 599
• Cass (Open Women) 0403 337 244
• Gill (Masters Women)0408 261 261
• Peter (Junior Girls) 0402 006 572

XCR ’16 Round 2 Wandin Park 8km Cross Country

Unnamed imageLink: TV’s Hunter Results

On an unseasonly hot day, on a tough course – and at a new venue (Wandin Park), we saw 71 Hunters toe the line.

There were a few withdrawals during the races due to minor (we hope) injuries, but results were fantastic, especially from the girls – who won both Open Divisions 1 & 2 .

Our U18 Men scored a narrow victory.

Thanks to the huge number of club supporters who urged our runners to big performances, and to all who contributed to the usual sensational afternoon tea spread.

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“Tough day at the office” seemed to be the going phrase after we tackled AV’s new course at Wandin Park.  Even with quite a few missing due to injury (and a few injuries during) we still managed 28 finishers of the challenging 8k course.

Great to have Toby Rayner make his debut for the 2016 season, with a strong run putting him in the top 10.  Jamie Cook bounced back brilliantly from his marathon last weekend to be our second runner home, just outside the 30 minute mark. Jack Bullock, Rossi Siosi, Simon Bowly & Julian Kuppler all contributed to a good 7th place for Div 1.  Our Masters teams also fared well, with Peter Macknamara and Han Quach leading the 40+ team to 2nd place – well in the mix early in the season.
Club newcomers Matt Shearer, Nic Brussa and David Wilksh picked an absolute doozy for their first individual race.  Strong runs by all three, and with this one out of the way the rest of the season should be a breeze!
Another new course to tackle in round 3 – Cruden Farm.  With double the distance to play with, hopefully AV will go a little easy on us…

Simon Bowly

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Womens Report

Wandin Park was arguably the toughest race we’ve ever done but despite this it was enjoyed by the majority for being a true cross country course that was testing right until the finish line.
The women had some incredible results:
-Tarli Bird backed up from her win the previous week in the Puffing Billy fun run with a win in the 6km women’s race. This result was a huge help to the Premier division and along with Cassie Higham, Amelia Aslanides, Sharon Firisua and Rebecca Beagley the girls secured their second win in as many races.
-We had 7 women finish inside the top 30 and all members of the Premier and Division 2 teams were in the top 50.
-22 women competed, this is really outstanding when you consider we had 19 running at Jells relays. We were able to cover all divisions and had multiple teams in both division 5 and Masters. There was a fairly even split with 10 of the athletes competing being from the masters age group.
-Joan Connor had her first run with the club and Lesley Grimes got back in uniform after a few years of happily spectating and ended up 3rd in her age group.
-Anna Saw may not have enjoyed the course as much as she does a rubberised track but was a huge help to the Div 2 team who also won their division.
-After a long period of injury Stacey Bulger returned and left nothing on the course with an outstanding run and signs of big things ahead.
We will wait with baited breath to see what Cruden Farm has in store for us!
Cass Higham

HELP REQUIRED PLEASE at SCHOOLS ROAD RELAYS Saturday morning 9.30am 14th MAY

The Club’s next allocated help requirement is at the Schools road Relays on Saturday morning. 14th May (saturday week).

We would appreciate help at this meet please.

We require THREE helpers at 9.30am and we have two races to cover (U14/U16 and U18/U20).

If we get six offers each would be required for just the one event.

PLEASE OFFER TO HELP

I am greatly appreciative of Graeme Spencer, Iromi Kodikara, Tony Doran, and Craig Spencer who performed the roles at Jells Park last week.

HOPING FOR SOME OFFERS TO ASSIST PLEASE. IT IS FUN.

Cross Country Relays – 16th June 2016 – Jells Park

Link – TV’s Hunter Results

In great conditions 26 club teams participated in the first events of the Winter

2016 Season – the Cross Country Relays

Our numbers were considerably greater than those of any other clubs and we

enjoyed excellent success with wins in 3 of the events – Women Open Division 1,

Women Under 16 & Men Under 18.

On the day we welcomed 13 new club members to our teams and, as usual, we

enjoyed a terrific afternoon tea gathering to top off a most successful day.

Thanks to all those who assisted in non-competitive roles on the day as AV

officials and also as managers of our club teams.

The next event on the 2016 Winter Season Calendar, in a few week’s time (Sat 7th

May), will be the Cross Country at Wandin Park – a new venue on the Program.

Reminder – Please ensure you lodge your entries for Wandin Park early – either

by taking an XCR16 package (Season Ticket) or by entering the race separately.

Contact your team/age group manager if any questions or problems

INTERESTED IN HELPING OUR CLUB SUCCEED? -We are seeking expressions of interest for club committee and team managing (especially juniors).

The Club Annual General meeting is to be held at the Duncan Mackinnon Reserve (Track) on May 14th (evening) followed by presentation of Summer Trophies.

We hope for a large turnout of athletes, parents and friends. BOOKING is required if you would like a meal ($25 adults/$15 juniors).

At the AGM we will seek expressions of interest to fill a number of positions on the club committee as well as seeking interest in membership of SOCIAL COMMITTEE (we need junior representation here too), RECRUITMENT, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (for club helpers) and TEAM MANAGEMENT.

Ideally, for team management, we would like to a number of managers for senior and juniors; male and female, Open, Masters and Juniors (U20/U18, and U16/U14). We have team management for WINTER events and a separate group for Summer events.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING IN ANY WAY, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB SECRETARY HELEN RAINEY at helenrainey@iinet.net.au (0403 924 390 to discuss) OR TREVOR VINCENT trevvin@bigpond.net.au (0407 922 597) OR PHIL HUTTON gohunter@tpg.com.au (0477 968 620) OR MAX BINNINGTON maxb@primco.com.au (0412 415 735)

LETS GROW THE HUNTERS and GET INVOLVED.

THE MORE INTEREST, THE LESS WORK FOR EACH.

To paraphrase a famous football coach:

IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO US.

KEEP WARM THIS WINTER WITH A GLENHUNTLY HOODIE

With the winter season fast approaching, now is a good time to get yourself a Glenhuntly club hoodie. There are 3 styles to choose from and they are all super warm and look great on. To organise a time to try the hoodies on contact Kurt on Facebook or email kurtgolonka@gmail.com. Remember that you also get your new competition singlets and crop tops by contacting Kurt.