By Jamie Strudley
Another spectacular weekend provided the backdrop to a dominant performance by the Yarra Ranges Athletics Little Athletics Club on Saturday 25 May.
The club’s littlest junior athletes – under-7, 8, 9 and 10 – combined to completely overwhelm all other competing clubs at the Knox Cross Country Open Day.
Supported by a good turnout of senior little athletics club members (under-11 to under-15) and open-age athletes (parents), the club retained the Knox Open Day club trophy for the eighth consecutive year.
Next weekend the club will spread far and wide around Victoria.
Its normal Saturday morning cross country will return to Margaret Lewis Reserve with registration and warm up from 8.30am.
The club will have six or seven teams competing in the Little Athletics Victoria Cross Country Relay Championships at Cruden Farm, Langwarrin.
Seniors will be competing at St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong in round two of the XCR19 season on Saturday afternoon.
This will be the first individual event of the season which still has team positions and points up for grabs.
The club is expecting a good turnout of athletes at this event.
Sunday, several club members will compete at the Trarlagon Running Festival with events over many distances including 10km, half and full marathon.
The club welcomes all athletes of any age or ability.
For information on how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit yarrarangesathletics.org.au.