What was really great this year was that we only missed fielding a full team for Round 2. This was a big improvement for our club regarding team participation. Also to have a full team for the half marathon was a great step forward. Thanks to all of our Winter Open Men athletes for their hard work and determination, and also for the great camaraderie and team spirit displayed during the Winter season.
The final placing for our Men's Division 5 team was 8th out of 13 competing teams.
The final result for our Junior team was 11th out of 19 competing teams.
Due to school commitments we were only able to field an U18 Men's team for two rounds, however the times for the races concerned were excellent. I'm sure that as we grow our numbers for the Juniors we will have more impact for the Winter season next year.
On the 20th September we had a well-earned Cross Country dinner at Romano's Pizza Restaurant to celebrate the end of the season. This was gratefully funded by our club and a fun night with lots of celebration. This was an important event to assist in growing social activities for our club, and I'm sure there will be more opportunities in the future to celebrate our club's success.
One last point that must be raised is the assistance of our volunteers who fulfilled our clubs duties during the Winter season. A big thank you for your dedication and support performing this important function.
Look forward to another great Winter season in 2018.
John David — Winter Team Manager.