Convenor: Courtney Avramides - Abbotsford
Zone Cross Country Carnival – Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 – Henley Park
Times: Arrive at 10.45am – Finish at 2.15pm. Walk the course at 11.00am. First race starts at 11.45am
Venue: Henley Park - Enfield
Cost: $2.00 per competitor. Schools will be invoiced after the carnival.
Distance: 2000m for 8/9 years and 10 years, 3000m for 11 years and 12/13 years
Competitors:4 per age group 8/9 years and 12/13 years are one group each (4 per race).
Footwear: No spikes. Bare feet not permitted. Suitable shoes must be worn. Extra Competitors:In the case of equal 4th at your school carnival or other reasons for extra competitors, please email the convenor. This is to ensure safety of numbers per race. A couple of extra competitors per team is fine.
Place-getters: The first 6 place-getters in each category will represent the Western Suburbs Zone at the Regional Cross Country Championships. The first 8 will receive ribbons, 7th and 8th will be reserve runners. Reserves do not need to attend the Regional Cross Country unless notified prior to the event.
All children:Every child who is running needs to wear a name tag along with school and age clearly marked.
School Points:The first 20 in each event will receive school points. 1st = 20, 2nd = 19 etc.
WEATHER - The carnival will most likely go ahead in bad weather. If the week has been wet It would be a good idea It the children could bring some plastic to sit on. Postponing the carnival will be strongly avoided, as It creates problems with school schedules. Parents should be made aware of this prior to the carnival.
PLEASE NOTE: No set times will be given for individual races. Parents and teachers should be aware that the first race starts at 11.45am and races will run according to the program.
Children are advised to bring their own food.
Teachers (managers and officials) will be provided with a snack bag.
Could all officials please meet near the recording tables shortly after you arrive.
11.00amWalk the course
Race 1 - 8/9 yrs Girls2km
Race 2 - 8/9 yrs Boys2km
Race 3 - 10 yrs Girls2km
Race 4 - 10 yrs Boys2km
Race 5 - 11 yrs Girls3km
Race 6 - 11 yrs Boys3km
Race 7 - 12/13 yrs Girls3km
Race 8 - 12/13 yrs Boys3km
The Cross Country carnival can be quite stressful to children, particularly those who go into this competitive event under prepared.
Schools should copy the information below and add it to their permission notes or newsletters as soon as possible. “Prevention is better than cure.”
The following suggestions are made to ensure the safety of the children participating in the event.
Ensure that your child is well hydrated in the days leading up to the carnival. Children should drink fluids before and after competing (in the hours before competing, not directly before racing)
Children should wear light, loose fitted clothing. No jumpers or track pants.
Children should be physically prepared for the event. This should include regular training runs of the distance prior to the carnival. Preparation is a vital component of successful endurance running.
Any child who experiences headaches, muscle cramps, nausea or is feeling faint should slow down, or withdraw from the event. Children should seek assistance from the nearest course marshal.
If your child is an asthmatic please ensure that they have all relevant medicine. Any child with asthma should run with their puffer.
If your child is, or has been ill recently they should NOT participate in the event, Exercising with illness can place stress on the body and is considered a serious health risk.