Cross Country Season commences Saturday 24th April.
All Caulfield athletes are encouraged to continue competing and training over winter by signing up to Bayside Cross Country. This is a fabulous way to stay fit especially if your children play winter sport like soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse, netball or want to continue their fitness in preparation for next season etc.
This season U6-16 CLAC athletes can participate in Bayside Cross Country. Unfortunately LAVic have advised that parents are unable to participate this year. All participants are to be LAVic members.
There is an extra $40 fee payable to join Bayside XC ($25 for U6 athletes) and this includes Saturday comps & Presentation Night Pizza Dinner and Awards. If you have a friend who is interested they will need to pay the $55 LA Vic joining fee on top of the Bayside XC fee.
Bayside Cross Country is an amalgamation of Brighton, Caulfield, Mentone, Moorabbin, Oakleigh, Sandringham and Springvale Little Aths centres. Athletes are covered by their summer Season 20/21 insurance therefore only a small fee is payable.
Each Saturday competition is from 8:00am (walk the course), races starting from 8.30am and has the following events
- U6 – 500m – only certain venues
- U7- 8 – 1km
- U9-10 – 1.5km
- U11-12 – 2km
- U13+ – 3km
It’s usually all over by 10am – 10:30am. Athletes come and race in their event and then are free to go home. Once per season you may be asked to do duty for an hour or so.
Cross Country is lots of fun and a great way to keep fit, hang out with your aths friends over winter and make new friends.
All levels of ability are strongly encouraged to participate. Just like track and field, it is all about PBs, having fun and self improvement. In fact, NO one is left behind! It’s the most encouraging and friendly run you could enter.
There is SMR & State Cross Country, Road Relays and Cross Country Relays opportunities to enter as well for U9 to U16. Sorry U6, U7 and U8 cannot enter these events.
Each week we travel to different venues inc. Bald HIll Park in Clayton, Braeside Park, Hampton Foreshore and Westgate Park.
To keep up to date with Bayside Cross Country please add them via Team App. The draft calendar is available on Team App or on our Facebook site,
LA Vic is advising that the registration portal will open on April 1st. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, or our website for more updates. There will be a link on our website for registering.
LAVic non members need to register with LAVic first at lavic.com.au/join – Jo can help with this.
Winter Training – 5:00pm to 6:00pm Monday at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve (Grass area)
Caulfield will provide Monday Winter Training each week from 5:00 to 6:00pm with Coach Brian Schepisi. This will begin on Monday 26th April, we encourage athletes and parents to join in. If you were a member for the summer season 20/21 your child can continue to train over the winter even if they don’t participate in cross country on a Saturday morning this includes our U6 athletes. No extra cost is involved. Summer membership insurance continues until the new season in August/September.
Coach – Brian Schepisi
Brian is a level 4 running coach (middle and long distance) with 30 years experience in the fitness industry. He is a long time coach with Caulfield Grammar and Caulfield Little Athletics. Brian has also taught the Certificate 3 and 4 Fitness Instructors Course at the Australian Institute of Fitness and is a course presenter with Athletics Victoria. Brian has coached at CLAC for approximately 10 years.
If you are a Facebook user, we have a private Facebook page, Caulfield Littleathletics (no space). Please request to be a friend of this group and then send a message to advise who your child is. There is a lot of information regularly posted on our Facebook page.
Athletes are to run in Caulfield singlet on race day with competition patch.
Bayside Cross Country Warm Hoodies will be available to purchase over the course of the season at the events.
For more information or offer of assistance on race days please contact the Caulfield LAC representative Jo Whittle on firstname.lastname@example.org