Amateur Athletic Club
Amateur Athletic Club is a friendly, family oriented group
of people who love to get together once a week to
experience the great outdoors, while at the same
time having fun and keeping fit.
come in all ages, sizes and running abilities.
Ages range from 5 to 70 years.
Club was formed in 1966 and has a current
membership of about 50 active members, with a permanent
at North Park, Stawell.
The Club's cross
country running season is from April through to September,
run being held on the first Saturday after
Easter. The Club
meets each Saturday at 1.30pm with races scheduled to start at 2.00pm.
of the cross country events are held in and around
Stawell through the picturesque ironbark forest,
as at Halls Gap, and several at
are 3 levels of competitors, seniors, juniors and sub-juniors, with
club members competing for weekly trophies, as well as accumulating
towards a yearly aggregate trophy for both handicap and scratch events.
|The start of
a sealed handicap race, (all runers start
together, and handicaps are applied after the
race). In most races, however, the slower
runners start first, with first across the line
races are handicapped and run over various distances, with most senior
races from 3km to 10km in length,
juniors from 2km to 5km, and from 1km to 2km for sub-juniors.
Non club members
are most welcome to participate in races as well
as the very “social” post race wind down
(good company, good food!) after each race.