VRWC COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT - WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY 2020
Sadly, with the Victorian Government reimposing Stage 3 restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 new cases in Melbourne, our VRWC winter season has ground to a halt after only 1 round. The new Stay at Home Directions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be in effect from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July until 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August.
We will make further announcements as the situation develops. In the meanwhile, we wish everyone all the very best - stay safe, keep fit and observe social distancing and we will all see each other once matters ease once more.
You can pre-enter VRWC Races here
The Victorian Race Walking Club is a specialist racewalking club which has been affiliated with Athletics Victoria since 1921. The club is also affiliated with the Australian Federation of Race Walking Clubs (now known as 'Racewalking Australia').
The famous flying foot logo has uniquely identified the club since its inception.
Club races are conducted all year around in a traffic free environment on the Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix service roads Albert Park Reserve, Middle Park. The clubrooms are in the Middle Park Bowling Club which is shown in the following map.
All club races are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations. However, walkers participating in club races can also walk under 'Club Rules' which offer a more relaxed interpretation of walking, suited to beginners or older walkers.
Our winter season sees us racing at Middle Park every weekend
(mostly on Saturday afternoons but with a few Sunday mornings thrown
in) from late April to mid September. Note that our races are open to
anyone - they are not age group delineated. Regardless of which event
you enter, will will automatically receive Handicap and Actual Time
points in your correct division - U10, U12, U14, U18, Open, Masters
(40-59) or Masters (60+).
The club also holds regular VRWC Club Championships in the following categories
The club assists Athletics Victoria to conduct the Victorian Road Walking Championships. The club also assists Athletics Victoria to conduct the Athletics Australia Road Walking Championships when they are allocated to Melbourne.
As well as conducting club events for masters walkers, the club assists in the conduct of the road walking championship events for the Masters Athletic Associations when the events are held in Melbourne.
The club also boasts a weekly very comprehensive email based newsletter ('Heel and Toe Online').
Specialised coaching in racewalking technique can be arranged for all levels from beginner to advanced. Seminars are conducted regularly by Athletics Victoria qualified club coaches.
The club to date has had members selected
VRWC is proud to support Runners World Melbourne which is a club sponsor. We recommend this store for all shoes and related sporting gear.
|RUNNERS WORLD, 598
East Kew, Victoria (Melways Map 45 G4)
Telephone: 03 9817 3503
Hours : Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
To contact VRWC, contact one of the
| Stuart Cooper
| Terry Swan
c/o Middle Park Bowls Club
PO Box 5290
Middle Park, VIC, 3206
VRWC Vice President