This is a major event on the club calendar each year. Held at Minogue Park, meeting next to the miniature railway. The course covers a 3km lap and/or a 2km lap, with a 1km lap for the younger juniors. It is a challenging course with some hills and it can be wet and muddy. Suits Spikes or Trail shoes (or bare feet for the brave).
This year the committee has decided to allow junior runners to run up 1 grade only, and to limit anyone to running 1 race on the day. Please don’t put a club official in the awkward position of dealing with anyone who is not following these rules.
Bring a plate and hot water flask along for afternoon tea at Minogue Park
We will be having 2 races only. The U11s and U 13s foirts off, then everybody else.
As we have no power onsite, please bring a thermos for your hot water, along with a plate for afternoon tea.
1.30 – U11 Boys/girls (1km), U13 Boys/girls (2km)
1.45 – U 15 Boys/ girls (3km)
-U18 Boys (6km)
-U18 Girls (5km)
-U20 Men (6km)
-U20 Women (5km)
-SM 20-39 (9km)
-SW 20-34 (6km)
-MM 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (6km)
-MW 35-49, 50-59, 60+ (5km)
We have used the race course come Minogue Park since the club’s inception in 1928 with a few years exception in the late 70s & 80s. There have been various course changes over the years. In the late 60s, for example, the Centennial Pools (now Waterworld) were built smack bang in the middle of our course. It was a good running course then (with a heap of high fences) as is our current course. Yes it does get a bit wet during the raining season, but, hey, that’s cross country. Merely running the course, we are steeped in history. The current course was designed by Gordon Speirs in the mid 90s, with only minor changes since.