Cross Country

What’s Cross Country?

Cross Country is our Winter Athletics season. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, bush trails, mud and open grass and in all weather conditions.

We encourage all abilities and reward PB’s (personal bests). It’s not just how fast you run, it’s how much you can improve. Weekly training sessions are also included. Each Saturday we run the follwoing cross country events:

 

Age at 31 December 2021 (i.e. year of birth)

Important: Athletes born in 2017 must have turned 5 before being able to register

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
U16 U15 U14 U13 U12 U11 U10 U9 U8 U7 U6 U6

 

Distances

U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16
500m 1km 1km 1.5km 1.5km 2km 2km 3km 3km 3km 3km

 

We also participate in a number of team and special events and Open Days (small additional fee applies). These are not compulsory, but great fun. We also have our annual Championship event where all kids receive a medal or ribbon.

When?

Saturday mornings 9am to 10am, from April to August 2022

Where?

Most events will be held in the grass areas surrounding Edwin Flack reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick. 

Week 1 23rd April Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 2 30th April Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 3 7th May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Guess your Time)
Week 4 14th May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 5 21st May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 6 28th May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 7 4th June U9-16 XC relays, Cruden Farm, Langwarrin
Week 8 11th June Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 9 18th June Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Reverse Track)
Week 10 25th June Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 11 2nd July Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Handicap #1)
Week 12 9th July Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 13 16th July U9-16 Region Championships (U6-U8 Edwin Flack)
Week 14 23rd July Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 15 30th July Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 16 6th Aug U9-16 State Championships, Lake DewarMyrniong
Week 17 13th Aug Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 18 20th Aug Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 19 27th Aug Berwick Championships - Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

 

Who?

Open to ALL ages from 5-16 years. 

Why?

  • Improve your fitness or build fitness for other sports
  • Be outdoors in winter, away from the computer/TV/phone screens
  • Be with your friends and create new friends
  • To be healthy, create good habits, improve yourself or build your resilience
  • Training for Little Athletics Championships or School events
  • Park run is too long or doesn’t offer enough variety
  • Or just because you love running and being active!

How much?

Free for registered athletes in 2021/22 summer season – (already included in track & field season cost). Only $90 for new members - covers all our costs of running the season, insurance, season end trophies and medals/ribbons on our championship event.

How to Register?

To register for the 2022 season, please click here and follow the links.