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VRWC Fixture - 2018 Winter Season

Last update 20 February 2018

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The RaceWalking calendar in Australia is divided into two main seasons, Winter and Summer.

The Winter Season occurs between April and September and covers the Australian winter. Conditions are generally superb for road walking with mild winter temperatures, fast courses and lots of competition for all age groups.

The Summer Season occurs between October and March and coincides with the long hot Australian summer. The emphasis in on track walking and most races are over the shorter track distances. There is also a strong walking presence in the 'Interclub' Track Competition with all Athletics Teams fielding walkers in their regular competitions.

VRWC races are conducted in a traffic free environment on the Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix service roads, Albert Park Reserve, Middle Park.

Pre entry to be made available via internet or entering the previous week at the race entry desk
Walkers Note: We can only allocate Handicap Start Times to those walkers who have raced over that distance or a comparable distance during the last 12 months and are financial members.

Saturday 28th April 2018, Middle Park
VRWC Events, Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm      8km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      6km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      4km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      2km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      1km    Points Race                                  Open


Saturday 5th May 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS & Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
1.20pm    Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm     12km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm     10km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      5km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      3km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm    1.5km    Points Race                                  Open


Saturday 12th May 2018, Middle Park
AV & VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS &  EVENTS: Entries close for all events 45 minutes before the event.
Pre-entry is required for AV 15km with the AV office.
2.00pm     15km    AV Championship                              Open Men
2.00pm     15km    AV Championship                              Open Women
2.00pm     15km    VRWC Championship - Elsie Jacobson Trophy    Open Women
2.00pm     15km    VRWC Championship                            U20 Men/Women
2.00pm     15km    Points race                                  Open
2.15pm     10km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      5km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      3km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm    1.5km    Points Race                                  Open
3.30pm             Presentations
*Note: VRWC members racing in the AV  event are automatically placed into the 15km point race

 
Saturday 19th  May 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
2.15pm      8km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      6km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      4km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      2km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      1km    Points Race                                  Open


Sunday 27th May 2018, Middle Park
AV & VRWC EVENTS: Pre-entry is required for AV 10km & AV Country with the AV office. Entries for VRWC non-championship 10km, 5km and 2km walks close 1 hour before the scheduled race time.

10.00am    10km    AV Championship                              Open, 40+, 50+ Men
                   Winner of the Open Men’s event is awarded the C.H. [Bert] Gardiner Medal
10.00am    10km    AV Country Championship                      Open Men
10.00am    10km    AV Championship                              Open, 40+, 50+ Women
10.00am    10km    AV Country Championship                      Open Women*
10.00am    10km    Non championship                             Open
10.30am     5km    AV Country Championship                      U20 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    VRWC Championship                            U20 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    AV Country Championship                      U18 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    VRWC Championship                            U18 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    Non championship                             Open
11.00am     3km    AV Country Championship                      U16 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    VRWC Championship                            U16 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    AV Country Championship                      U14 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    VRWC Championship                            U14 Boys/Girls
11.10am     1km    Racewalking Victoria Championship            U10 Boys/Girls
11.20am     2km    Racewalking Victoria Championship            U12 Boys/Girls
11.20am     2km    Non championship                             Open
11.40am            Presentations


VRWC ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 1st JUNE: On-line entries for the 2018 Lake Burley Griffin Walking Carnival (Sunday 10 June) close on Friday 1st June. Paper entries are not possible. Online entry is the only option this year and may be accessed via link  https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=29858.


Saturday 2nd June 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS SESSION & Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
1.20pm             Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm      8km    Points Race                                  Open
2:15pm      6km    Points Race                                  Open
2:15pm      4km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      2km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      1km    Points Race                                  Open


Sunday 10th June 2018, Canberra
RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
52nd  Annual Lake Burley Griffin Carnival,  Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, ACT
 8.00am    20 miles   RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open
           20 miles   Fitness Walk
           30km       AACT Championship                         Open Men & Women
           10 miles   RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open Women
           10 miles   RWA Championship                          Masters Women
           10 miles   RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open Men
           10 miles   RWA Championship                          Masters Men
           10 miles   Fitness Walk
 9.00am    5 miles    Fitness Walk
10.30am    10km       AACT Championship                         U20 Men
10.30am    10km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U20 Men/Women
10.30am    10km       Open Men
11.40am     1km       RWA Championship                          U10 Boys/Girls
11.50am     2km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U12 Boys
12.10am     2km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U12 Girls
12.30pm     2km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U14 Boys
12.50pm     2km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U14 Girls
 1.10pm     3km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U16 Boys
 1.35pm     3km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U16 Girls
 2.00pm     5km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             U18 Boys/Girls
 2.40pm     5km       RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open Women


Saturday 16th June 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
Prizes for all winners of each race who gets closest to their race time.
2.15pm      8km    Guess your finish time & Points Race         Open
2.15pm      6km    Guess your finish time & Points Race         Open
2.15pm      4km    Guess your finish time & Points Race         Open
2.30pm      2km    Guess your finish time & Points Race         Open
2.30pm      1km    Guess your finish time & Points Race         Open
When entering the race, tell the race secretary the time you will walk. The results on the day will be determined by closest to predicted time. No watches are to be worn.


Sunday 24th June 2018, Middle Park
A.V., A.V. Schools, VMA & VRWC Championships
VRWC & VMA EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
 8.30am    20km    AV Championship                              Open Men
 8.30am    20km    VRWC Championship - Alf Robinson Trophy      Open Men
 8.30am    20km    VMA Championships                            Masters Men
 8.30am    20km    AV Championship                              Open Women
 8.30am    20km    VMA  Championships                           Masters Women
 8.30am    20km    Non- championship                            Open
 9.15am    10km    AV Schools Championship                      U20 Men/Women
 9.15am    10km    Non- championship                            Open
 9.30am     3km    AV Schools Championship                      U16 Boys/Girls
 9.30am     3km    AV Schools Championship                      U14 Boys/Girls 
 9.50am     5km    AV Schools Championship                      U18 Men/Women
 9.50am     5km    Non- championship                            Open
10.00am     2km    Non- championship                            Open
10.15am   1.5km    VRWC Championship                            U10 Boys/Girls
10.25am   2.5km    VRWC Championship                            U12 Boys/Girls
11.00pm            Presentations


Saturday 30th June 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS and Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
1.20pm             Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm     12km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm     10km    Points Race                                  Open
2.15pm      5km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      3km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm    1.5km    Points Race                                  Open


Saturday 7th July 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp. Handicap prizes day
2.15pm      8km    Points Race                                  Open
2:15pm      6km    Points Race                                  Open
2:15pm      4km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      2km    Points Race                                  Open
2.30pm      1km    Points Race                                  Open


Saturday 14th July 2018, Middle Park
Racewalking Australia Postal Challenge event
VMA, RWA & VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm     10km    VMA Championship                             Masters Men
2.15pm     10km    VMA Championship                             Masters Women
2.15pm     10km    RWA Challenge                                Open Men/Women
2.15pm     10km    RWA Challenge                                Masters Men/Women
2.15pm     10km    RWA Challenge                                U20 Men/Women
2.15pm      8km    RWA Challenge                                U18 Men/Women
2.15pm      5km    RWA Challenge                                U16 Boys/Girls
2.15pm      5km    Non championship event                       Open
2.30pm      3km    RWA Challenge                                U14 Boys/Girls
2.30pm      2km    RWA Challenge                                U12 Boys/Girls
2.30pm      2km    Non championship event                       Open
2.40pm    1.5km    RWA Challenge                                U10 Boys/Girls

The Racewalking Australia Challenge is a Racewalking Australia club versus club competition. The points from the fastest competitor from each club in each race will be added and the club with the lowest points declared the winner. If a club fails to have a competitor finish in any category, that club will be awarded the same points as the highest scoring competitor. Master athletes will not be scored on their time but their age grading so all Master athletes must submit their age at entry time.


Saturday 21st July 2018, Middle Park
SPECIAL VRWC INTERVALS EVENT: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
2.15pm      Intervals Race –  6km, 8km or 10km                  Open
2.30pm      4km                                                 Open
2.30pm      2km                                                 Open

In the Intervals Race, walkers choose to walk either 6km, 8km or 10km in 2km intervals.
To walk in this event, you must be able to complete each leg in less than 17 minutes. If, for example, you walk 11.30min for the 1st leg, you have 5.30min rest before starting the next leg. If a walker fails to finish any leg in the allowable 17 minutes, he/she will not be allowed to continue in the next leg. The start times for the 2km legs are as follows:

Start time    3x2km Race Legs    4x2km Race Legs    5x2km Race Legs
2.15pm        1                  1                  1
2.32pm        2                  2                  2
2.49pm        3                  3                  3
3.06pm                           4                  4
3.23pm                                              5


Sunday 29th July 2018, Middle Park
Pre-entry is required for AV races are with the AV office before the event
AV & VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS & events: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
 8.30am    30km    AV Championship                               Open *
           3 Hours Walk                                          Open
 8.30am    20km    Non championship event                        Open
 9.00am    10km    VRWC Championship - Mabel Robinson Trophy     Open Women
 9.00am    10km    AV Championship                               U20 Men
 9.00am    10km    AV Championship                               U20 Women
 9.00am    10km    AV Championship                               U18 Men
10.00am     3km    AV Championship                               U14 Boys/Girls
10.20am     5km    AV Championship                               U16 Boys/Girls
11.00am     5km    AV Championship                               U18 Women
11.15am     5km                                                  Open
11.15am     2km                                                  Open
11.20am     2km    VRWC Championship                             U10 Boys/Girls
11.20am     2km    VRWC Championship                             U12 Boys/Girls
11:50am            Medal presentations
* The Victorian 30km is an Open event, meaning it is open to both men and women.


Saturday 4th August 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS and Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
1.20pm             Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm     12km    Points Race                                   Open
2.15pm     10km    Points Race                                   Open
2.15pm      5km    Points Race                                   Open
2.30pm      3km    Points Race                                   Open
2.30pm    1.5km    Points Race                                   Open


Sunday 5th August 2018, Adelaide SA
AMA 20km Roadwalk Championships
TBA        20km    AMA Championships                             Masters Men
TBA        20km    AMA Championships                             Masters Women


Saturday 11th August 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp. Last points race for the season
2.15pm      8km    Points Race                                   Open
2.15pm      6km    Points Race                                   Open
2.15pm      4km    Points Race                                   Open
2.30pm      2km    Points Race                                   Open
2.30pm      1km    Points Race                                   Open

 
Saturday 18th August 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Beat Your Season Best time. Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
Prizes will be awarded to the winning, male and female for each race
The winners are the walkers in each race to beat their season best time by the largest margin.
2.15pm      8km    Beat Your Season Best Time                    Open
2.15pm      6km    Beat Your Season Best Time                    Open
2.15pm      4km    Beat Your Season Best Time                    Open
2.30pm      2km    Beat Your Season Best Time                    Open
2.30pm      1km    Beat Your Season Best Time                    Open


Saturday 25th August 2018, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm     12km                                                  Open
2.15pm     10km                                                  Open
2.15pm      5km                                                  Open
2.30pm      3km                                                  Open
2.30pm    1.5km                                                  Open


Date: Sunday 26th August 2018, Sunshine Coast Qld
AUSTRALIAN ROAD WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS & RWA CARNIVAL
TBA        20km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race              Open Men
TBA        20km    RWA Championship                              Masters Men
TBA        20km    AA Championship                               Open Women
TBA        10km    RWA Championship & Teams Race                 Open Women
TBA        10km    RWA Championship                              Masters Women
TBA        10km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race              U20 Men/Women
TBA        10km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race              U18 Boys
TBA         5km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race              U18 Girls
TBA         5km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race              U16 Boys/Girls
TBA         3km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race              U14 Boys/Girls
TBA         2km    RWA Championship & Teams Race                 U12 Boys/Girls


Saturday 1st September 2018, Middle Park
VRWC Relay event: entries close Saturday 18th August.
For the individual events, entries close at 1.45pm sharp

2.15pm      Relay event ( teams of 4 walkers)                    Open
2.30pm      4km                                                  Open
2.30pm      1km                                                  Open
3.30pm             VRWC Winter Season presentations

Relay rules:
1. Teams will be picked by the handicapper randomly.
2. Teams will start on their combined handicap time
3. Entries for the event close Saturday 18th August
4. Teams will consist of 4 walkers: 3km all age group, 1km all age group, 2km junior walker U18, 4km senior walker open or masters.


Sunday 9th September 2018, Middle Park
AV, RWA & VRWC EVENTS
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
 7.30am     50km    AV Championship - Jared Tallent Trophy       Open *
            50km    RWA Championship                             Open Women*
            35km    VRWC Championship – Ray Smith Trophy         Open *
            6 Hours Walk                                         Open
10.00am     20km                                                 Open
11.00am     10km                                                 Open

All VRWC entrants in the 50km and 6 Hour events are automatically entered in the VRWC 35km club championship. It is also possible to enter this event as a standalone event.

* The Victorian 50km and VRWC 35km are Open events, meaning they are open to men and women.
* These events require pre-entry.