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VRWC Fixture - 2019 Winter Season

Last update 26 February 2019

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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.

Entries close at 1.45pm on Saturdays for all events.

Download your own copy from http://www.vrwc.org.au/documents/VRWC%20fixture%20-%20winter%202019.pdf.


Sat 13th April & Sun 14th April   Australian Centurions 24 Hour Walk Championships, Coburg, VIC


Saturday 27th April 2019, Middle Park
AMA Australian 10km walk championship
10.30am    Check in opens
11.00am    Check in closes
11.30am    10km    AMA Championship                            Men
11.30am    10km    AMA Championship                            Women


Saturday 27th April 2019, 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 4th May 2019, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
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 11th May 2019, Middle Park
AV & VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS &  VRWC Events: Entries close for all events 1.45pm, except 15km Open which closes a 1.30pm. 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
3.45pm             Presentations
Check: *Note: VRWC members racing in the AV  event are automatically placed into the 15km point race
 

Saturday 18th May 2019, 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


VRWC ENTRIES CLOSE TOMORROW: Sunday 19th May with VRWC CLUB SECRETARY for the Racewalking Australia carnival being held in Canberra on Sunday June 11th


Sunday 26th May 2019, Middle Park
AV & VRWC Events: Pre-entry is required for AV 10km & AV Country with the AV office. Entries for non-championship 10km & 5km events close at 9.30am on the day.2km non-championship events close at 10.45am on the day.
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
11.00am     3km    Non championship                            Open
11.05am     1km    Racewalking Victoria Championship           U10 Boys/Girls
11.05am     1km    Non championship                            Open
11.15am     2km    Racewalking Victoria Championship           U12 Boys/Girls
11.15am     2km    Non championship                            Open
11.30am            Presentations


Saturday 1st June 2019, 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 9th June 2019, Canberra
RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
53rd 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             Women


Saturday 15th June 2019, 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 23rd June 2019, Middle Park
A.V., A.V. SCHOOLS, VMA & VRWC Championships
VRWC & VMA Events: Entries close for all events at 30 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 29th June 2019, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
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 6th July 2019, 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 13th July 2019, 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.


Twilight Trivia: VRWC fund raising event at the clubroom
Date: Saturday 13th July, 4pm, after the racewalking challenge


Saturday 20th July 2019, Middle Park
SPECIAL VRWC INTERVALS Events: 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 28th July 2019, 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 30 minutes before the event.
 8.30am    30km    AV Championship    Open *
           3 Hour  Non championship event                      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
 9.00am    10km    Non championship event                      Open
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    Non championship event                      Open
11.15am     2km    Non championship event                      Open
11.20am     2km    VRWC Championship                           U10 Boys/Girls
11.20am     2km    VRWC Championship                           U12 Boys/Girls
11:50am            Medal presentations at the conclusion of the events.
* The Victorian 30km is an Open event, meaning it is open to both men and women.


Saturday 3rd August 2019, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
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 10th August 2019, 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


Sunday 11th August 2019                Venue:  Adelaide SA
AMA Championship:
TBA        20km    AMA Championships                           Masters Men
TBA        20km    AMA Championships                           Masters Women


Saturday 17th August 2019, 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 24th August 2019, 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


Saturday 31st August 2019, Middle Park
VRWC Relay event: entries close Saturday 17th August. For the individual event, 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 8th September 2019, Middle Park
AV, 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.


Events yet to be confirmed

Date: (TBC)    Venue: TBC
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