Cross country

What’s Cross Country?

Cross Country is our Winter Athletics season. It is family orientated and we encourage and allow all members of the family to participate. 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 2020

  • Under 6-7                        1000m
  • Under 8-9                        1500m
  • Under 10-11                     2000m
  • Under 12-16                     3000m

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 2021

Where? Most events will be held in the grass areas surrounding Edwin Flack reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick. To make things interesting, we also run in local park lands such as Cardinia Reservoir, Lysterfield lake and Churchill Park.

Week 2       24th April           Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 3       1st May             Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick  

Week 4       8th May             Akoonah Park, Cardinia St, Berwick

Week 5       15th May           Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Handicap #1)

Week 6       22nd May          Lysterfield Lake, Horswood Rd, Lysterfield Lake

Week 7       29th May            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick 

Week 8       5th June             U9-16 XC relays, Cruden Farm, Langwarrin (U6-U8 Casey Fields)

Week 9       11th June           Friday Twilight 4:30pm @ Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Week 10     19th June           U9-16 Region Championships (U6-U8 Edwin Flack) 

Week 11      26th June           Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Reverse track)

Week 12     3rd July               Aranmore lake, 100 Crawley Rd, Narre Warren North

Week 13     10th July             Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Guess your time)

Week 14     17th July             Casey Fields, Berwick–Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East

Week 15     24th July             Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Handicap #2)

Week 16     31st July             U9-16 State Championships, Lake DewarMyrniong (U6-U8 Lysterfield lake) 

Week 17     7th Aug              Cardinia Reservoir, Crystal Brookes Picnic area

Week 18     14th Aug            Berwick Challenge - Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick 

Week 19     21st Aug            Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (final chance for PBs)

Week 20     28th Aug            Berwick Championships - Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick

Who? Open to ALL ages from 5-16 years. Mums, Dads and under 5s are invited to have a run/walk too but will need to sign a waiver.

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 2020/21 summer season – (already included in track & field season cost). Only $70 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 2021 season, please click here and follow the links.