Bayside Cross Country Registrations have now opened. Register today via this link.
Winter Training & Bayside Cross Country
Cross Country Season commences Saturday 30th 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.
This season U6-16 CLAC athletes can participate in Bayside Cross Country. All participants need to be LAVic members.
There is an extra $40 fee payable to join Bayside XC ($25 for U6 athletes) and this includes Saturday competitions and Presentation Night Pizza Dinner and Awards. If you have a friend who is interested they will need to pay the $55 LAVic joining fee on top of the $40 Bayside XC fee.
Bayside Cross Country is an amalgamation of Brighton, Caulfield, Mentone, Moorabbin, Oakleigh, Sandringham and Springvale Little Athletic centres. Athletes are covered by their summer Season 21/22 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 10:00am – 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 and 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 including. 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. This is the main way that Bayside will communicate this season. The draft calendar is available below.
Bayside Cross Country Registrations Have Now Opened
If you have a friend who would like to register they are more than welcome to join in. LAVic non members need to register with LAVic first at www.lavic.com.au. The cost for non LA Vic members is $55 + $40.
Click here to view the Draft Bayside Cross Country Season Calendar.
Winter Training – Starts 2nd May
Caulfield will provide Winter Training each Monday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve (Grass area-next to the netball courts) with Coach Brian Schepisi. This will begin on Monday 2nd May, we encourage athletes and parents to join in. If you were a member for the summer season 21/22 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 11 years.
Athletes are to run in Caulfield singlet on race day with competition patch. No patch no results this season. Summer Season competition patch is compulsory. (The wrist tag system will not be in place this year). Uniforms will be available for purchase at one of our training days. We will notify you when we have new stock of uniforms to sell with a date that the uniform shop will be open.
Bayside Cross Country Hoodies will be available to purchase over the course of the season at the events (and possibly at trainings). Cost of a hoodie is $45. Credit card payment is preferred.
For more information or offer of assistance on race days please contact the Caulfield LAC representative Jo Whittle