VCCL division four team at AV Cruden Farm cross country.
The VCCL in 2019 will be providing a much greater range of racing options for members to choose from:
- Club handicap races
- All Athletics Victoria XCR competitions
- parkrun events
The VCCL registration fee will be $80 for the season which includes entry to all VCCL club races and parkrun events. There will be no additional race entry fee for these events.
Club Handicap Races
The VCCL will continue to conduct six club events including a season launch at Jells Park and the end of year wrap up and presentations at Westerfolds Park.
Our club races will be our major prize money events for the season and will all be included within the club membership fee.
Athletics Victoria Membership
The VCCL has also become a registered Athletics Victoria (AV) club. As a result a new and additional option for VCCL members this season will be to register with AV as a VCCL member. This will provide access to all AV winter competitions and championships. The additional AV registration cost is approximately $100 for an Open athlete plus $125 entry for the full XCR season. Athletes can choose to enter individual races if they prefer.
The VCCL will be entering teams in both the individual and relay AV events and will also be conducting a sealed handicap and prize money at each AV event.
VCCL members already registered with an AV club can compete for the VCCL in the XCR events through the “alternative first claim” process for no additional cost. This intention must be notified before the season starts. Alternatively if VCCL members are running XCR events for another AV club, they are still eligible for the VCCL sealed handicap within each AV event.
In season 2018 the VCCL were victorious in division four and placed second in division seven. When able to field a team the women’s team were also very competitive. This season we hope to enter four Open teams as well as two over 40’s teams, male and female
There is no requirement for VCCL members to take up this AV option if they don’t wish to.
In 2019 the VCCL will be conducting handicap events within the parkrun competitions conducted on a Saturday morning throughout Australia and Overseas. This will be at no additional cost to VCCL members and will simply require members to nominate the VCCL as their club with parkrun and wear the VCCL club singlet. Prize money will be provided.
It also means that former VCCL members that are participating at parkrun venues can again be a part of the VCCL whilst continuing at their normal parkrun venue.