XCR’16 Round 10 Tan Relays

Where to begin other than the Premier Women sealing the deal to win South Melbourne’s first ever Premier Division title! Another great effort by Sinead, Bronwyn, Anna and Jayne to leave Club sec Deborah Niccol with the victory lap. Well done to them Alana, Dervila & Kirstin for the hard running across the season which saw them never finish a race below… Read more →

XCR’16 Round 9 Burnley Half

After a few weeks hiatus, the Australian National Cross Country Champions were back in action again. The scene was Burnley and a half mara around everyone’s favourite 4.5/3/2 lap (delete as appropriate) circuit. The SMACing that was dished out by the premiers elect is starting to get a bit rude. When you can leave stellar cast member Anna Kelly on… Read more →

XCR’16 Round 8 – Anglesea Ekiden Relays

By Claire Thomas   The Surf Coast put on picture perfect conditions for the much loved Anglesea Ekiden Relay this weekend. The Women’s Premier Division took home the bacon yet again after a convincing win and edged a little closer to the Premiership title. Sinead Diver decided she was enjoying the flora and fauna along the costal trials so much… Read more →

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 →