Box Hill Relays TIMETABLE Sun 26 Oct

Box Hill Relays Timetable

Lane Draw and Program

  • MARSHALLING – Marshal 15 minutes before advertised time.
  • PROGRESSION TO FINALS – Winner of each heat then the next fastest times.
  • NO STRAIGHT FINALS – Under 8, 14 – 16 Heats with 8 or less teams still will run as a heat with all progressing to the Final. This provides opportunities for younger athletes to compete and older athletes to practice for their Region Relays.
  • MEDAL PRESENTATIONS – directly after each race
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Coaching Clinic for all age groups – Sunday 9 Nov at the track

Come train with great coaches, learn new skills and make some new friends!
We will have a specialist coach from Little Athletics Victoria and all the Knox coaches.
Athletes will rotate every 20 minutes from one event to another.
Free BBQ including drinks and lollies for athletes.

When: Sunday 9 November 2014

  • U6-U10: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • U11-U16: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Where: Knox Athletics Track


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Updated: Box Hill Relays – Sunday 26 Oct

We have quite a few teams participating at Box Hill on Sunday.

Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street Box Hill
Knox tents are usually setup along the back straight.

Sunday 26 October. Athletes are asked to arrive by 8am, and the first events start at 8:30am. Last events may finish around 5:30pm.
Team Managers / Coaches will be in contact with athletes with a list of events and times that they are competing in. These may be given out at the Twilight meet on Saturday 24 Oct.

What to bring:
All athletes must wear the gold and black Knox Centre uniform – make sure you remove any IGA patches.
It can be a long day, so bring plenty of healthy food and drinks.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen!

There will be no duty roster for this event. If any assistance is required, helpers may be identified on the day.

Any questions, please contact your coach directly.

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Twilight PINKLETICS this Friday 24 Oct

Our next meet is on Friday 24 October and starts at 6pm.
Competition is usually finished by 9pm.

Athletes and their families are encouraged to wear pink this Friday, and make a donation to support the McGrath Foundation.

Athletes must wear their number patch in order to compete, but can wear something pink instead of their club uniform.

If you are on duty, please check-in by 5:45pm.


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Track not available Sun 26 Oct

The track will not be available for use on Sunday 26 October, due to the annual Australian Air League sports carnival being held at the Knox track. The carnival is due to finish at approximately 2.30pm.

Therefore, there will be no access for Knox LAC training on Sunday 26 October – including High Jump and Throws.

For training options, please see the Training page or contact your coach directly.

Note: Relay Teams will be competing at Box Hill on this day.

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Mentone LAC Relays Open Day – Sun 16 Nov

Mentone Little Athletics Centre will be holding their Annual Relay Open Day on Sunday 16 November 2014, commencing at 9.30am.

They have made a couple of changes to the program, and will be awarding batons to all members of first, second and third placed teams and entries will only be accepted online.

Under 8 teams are also welcome for the 4x100m relay event. This is a great introduction to the Relay competition for the following season.

The entry fee per team remains at $15.

Register Online

Entries close at 8pm Friday 7 November.
No late entries will be accepted on the day.

A timetable will be available on their website closer to the date. As a rough guide the following are the estimated timeframes for each block of events:

9:30am – 12:00pm 4x200m
12:30pm – 3:00pm 4x100m
3:00pm – 5:00pm Medley’s

This is a great warm up for Region Relays!

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Updated: Next Saturday 18 October is ‘Bring a friend day’

Bring a friend

Do you have a friend that might like to try out little aths? Why not ask them to come down next Saturday to have a go! Just make sure they wear appropriate clothes and footwear for little aths, and that they check-in WITH YOUR CLUB to get a temporary patch.


Arrive early for U13-U16 events

8am start for U13 – U16 300mH and U11 – U12 walks

Uniforms and sportswear for sale

The uniform shop will be open on Saturday, and Diadora and Safelace will also be back with their goodies for sale.

Do you still have an IGA patch on your uniform?

If you do, please remove it from your club and centre uniforms.


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Great turn-out at the track on Sunday for LA Vic training

LA Vic held Starter and Chief of Officials training sessions at Knox Park on Sunday 12 October.

There were volunteers from various Victorian little athletics centres, including regional centres.

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Race walking rules

Was your child disqualified in the race walk event this week?

Here are a few helpful tips on how to avoid a DQ.

There are only two rules in race walking:

  • First rule: There must always be one foot on the ground. Athletes can be DQ’d for running in a walk race.
  • Second rule: The leading leg must be straight from the moment of contact with the ground until directly under the body. This is only the leading leg not both legs, so when the leading leg makes contact with the ground at the front, it must be straight, with no bent knee. Even if you’re walking slowly and cautiously, you may not have the leading leg straight. This is the most common reason for disqualifications.

The best way to have good technique is to point your front toes up and keep your back straight, do not lean forward.

Also, you need three reports to be disqualified. If you only get two reports, you’re ok. If you get cautioned by a walk judge during the race, you can try to adjust your style during the race to avoid a DQ.

Here are two examples of 8 year olds (click photo to view full size). The photo on the left shows an example of straight back and leading toes up – great technique. The photo on the right shows body leaning forward, leading toes down and slightly bent knee for the leading leg. Unfortunately, the bent leading leg on the right is likely to receive some reports and if you get 3, a DQ is the end result.

Knox Little Athletics Centre provides race walk coaching every Tuesday and Thursday night at the track between 6:15-7:00pm. Come down and get some tips from the Knox walk coach, Fran who will teach you correct technique.

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Waverley LAC Open Day – Sun 30 Nov

Knox little athletes regularly participate at the Waverley open day and it’s a great day.
Gives the kids a chance to participate at another centre and run on a grass track.
Maybe even win a medal!

When: Sunday 30th November 2014, first event marshalling at 9:45am
Where: Central Reserve, Glen Waverley VIC 3150

For more info, see the Waverley Open Day 2014 – Flyer.

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