XCR’16 Round 7 – Albert Park

Another week and another round of XCR saw us all stampede on our home turf at Albert Park Lake for the 10km Road Championships. As always we had a great turnout of ‘athletes’ in the red and white hoops. First off were the men, taking slight advantage of the calmer conditions. A lot of really strong running and some classy… Read more →

XCR’16 Round 6 – Sandown Relays

Priming conditions for two laps of the famous Sandown course yesterday afternoon. The sun popped out, the wind laid low and the temperature was perfect for running. Laps completed in the clockwise direction made it even more suitable to hunt down a PB… And that is what many SMACites managed to do! The female premier team started in absolute prime… Read more →

XCR’16 Round 5 – Bundoora Park

And there but for the grace of god goes Cross Country, as we wound out the final round of mud on the holey turf of Bundoora Park. 10km was summoned by our Lord Tim Crosbie and didn’t our little SMAC disciples put on a good performance?! Well certainly the females did, and with 5 South Melbourne finishes in the top… Read more →

XCR’16 Round 4 – Lake Wendouree

Back on the bitumen this week for the Ballarat 15km or shall we say, the Ballarat 15.7km *eherm*. Let’s face it, that 700m is an extra Caroline Scott lemon tart = winning! Some fine performances in what were balmy conditions in Ballarat for the first weekend in winter. Smashing to see Sinead Diver finishing strong in second spot for the women (she… Read more →

XCR’16 Round 3 – Cruden Farm

For the first time Athletics Victoria hosted a round of XCR at the renowned Cruden Farm, the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s famed home and gardens in Langwarrin. With great support from Frankston Athletics Club the day was great success and the feedback suggested this could become a feature on the XCR calendar for years to come. The battle was set in… Read more →

XCR Round 2 2016 – Wandin Park

What a great day out today… Cross country at its finest; rolling hills, uneven surfaces, obstacles, a touch of steeple, sunshine and great team spirit! Hats off to Linda Dugina for her pre race dabble in glute activation. Anna Kelly ran another impressive race; coming in as 6th female, hats off to that! Little pocket rocket Kirstin Bull powered up… Read more →

SMAC Awards Night

The club recently celebrated its summer & winter awards night at Clarke Shields. The night featured the “advance” screening of a short film compiled by longstanding club member David Cobb which documents the history of SMAC and the amazing feats of club legends, including Jim Crawford, who was in attendance with his brother, another club legend and life member, Colin.… Read more →