MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome to the 2018/2019 Victorian Athletic League season! For many of you the cold winter training is over and you can start speeding up the legs, ready for racing. There is still time to enter Hastings (closing tomorrow Friday 2 November) and I encourage you to also enter the November/December races as detailed in this edition of the newsletter.
With the season starting, I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the people who make this sport possible. Thank you to the VAL staff, club people, volunteers and helpers who put in many hours of work to ensure we are ready to go for this 2018/2019 season.
We are always looking for volunteers and at the moment, our focus is on how to promote and encourage younger athletes to get involved. If you have any ideas, please send them to me via Tom in the VAL office!
MT. ALEXANDER WINERY 300M MASTERS SERIES
This season ALL Masters (35+) athletes will be automatically included in this series. The series includes all 300m Masters races prior to Bendigo. The final will again be run at Bendigo. Find more information on this Series here.
*Combined Women's & Masters races are not part of the series.
Cash prize pool - To be confirmed
1st place - 36 bottles of wine from Mt. Alexander Winery ($792 value)
2nd place - 18 bottles of wine from Mt. Alexander Winery ($396 value)
3rd place - 6 bottles of wine from Mt. Alexander Winery ($132 value)
Finalists - 1 bottle ($22 value)
Please drink responsibly.
DUAL HEATING 1600M RESTRICTED SERIES
Athletes that win a 1600m Restricted race can now continue to compete in the 1600 Restricted series for the remainder of the season. Athletes that win one of these races will not be eligible for any other Restricted race (120 Restricted for example) but will be eligible for the 400 Restricted series if they have already competed in the 400 series prior to winning as well as still being eligible to race in the 1600m Restricted at Stawell.
The 1600m Restricted races will be run at Daylesford, Frankston, Geelong & Stawell.
UNDER 14 RACES NOW FREE!
Below is a list of where all the Under 14 sprints are this season. And there's no race entry fee! Under 14 athletes must still register and enter before the advertised closing date for each race meeting.
*Racy levies still apply.
- St Albans
UPDATING YOUR PERFORMANCE HISTORY
All athletes competing with the VAL must submit their results from competition outside of the VAL competition. This is the responsibility of the athlete.
Athletes can submit their performances via the Athlete Profile page on the website. The page can be found by clicking on your name when logged in to the VAL website.
NSW athletes that plan to compete in NSW are required to email their performances to firstname.lastname@example.org
RACE LISTS & PRIZE MONEY NOW AVAILABLE
Castlemaine, Ballarat, Frankston and Doncaster are yet to confirm race lists and prize money, all other meetings are now confirmed and available to enter!
RACE ENTRY CLOSING DATES
Please check the closing dates carefully. Entry into most (but not all) VAL meetings will close 2 weeks prior to the event. There may be some meetings around the new year period as well as Stawell that close earlier. It is the athletes responsibility to enter BEFORE entries close. Late entries will not be accepted.
CLOSING THIS MONTH:
Hastings Gift - Entries close on THIS FRIDAY 2 November
NSW - Macksville Gift - Entries close THIS FRIDAY 2 November
Meadowglen Gift - Entries close Friday 9 November
NSW - Queanbeyan Gift - Entries close Friday 16 November
Warrnambool Gift - Entries close Friday 16 November
Terang Gift - Entries closes Friday 16 November
Waverley Gift - Entries close Friday 23 November
Marysville Gift - Entries close Friday 30 November
NSW ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Entry is now available to the Macksville GIft, Queanbeyan Gift and Jack Giddy Memorial via the VAL website.
ENTER Macksville - Entries close THIS FRIDAY 2 November
ENTER Queanbeyan - Entries close Friday 16 November
ENTER Jack Giddy - Entries close Friday 30 November
NSW athletes competing in NSW must email their PB's and other performances to email@example.com