It is a 2km Handicap event open to parents, students from Prep to Year 12, and staff. Competitors are welcome to run or walk. We race each Tuesday morning in Term 2, with warm-up available from 7.30am. Racing begins at 7.50am and is usually finished by 8.10am.
Runners score points based on their placing in each race with their best four results this year contributing to their overall score. Runners in Year 3 and below require a parent in attendance (they don’t have to race). So if you feel the need to get out and do some fitness work then this is a fun and healthy way to do so.
Mr Michael Davis leads a running group at the school that trains on the front oval on Tuesday and Thursday nights, from 4.30pm throughout the year (depending on the demand and what the runners are preparing for).
The group looks to develop fitness and running efficiency whilst preparing runners (from the College and also the wider community) for major school competitions and state and national events. The group is open to students from Year 6 upwards, and to any eager adults looking to improve their fitness. The length of training sessions will vary dependent on the ability of the runners. Mr Davis is an ATFCA Level 4 Middle Distance Running coach with also a Level 1 sprints, hurdles and relays qualification. The major focus of this group will be on distance training from 800m up to 10km. Interested runners should contact Mr Davis at the College for further details: Michael.Davis@cornishcollege.vic.edu.au.
Cornish College students in Years 1 to 5 have the opportunity to participate in a weekly Running Skills Session. Sessions take place on the College oval between 3.45pm and 4.30pm on Thursday afternoons. This activity suits students who have an interest in running and may want to develop their skills and fitness in an enjoyable, safe environment.
The sessions are fun, accessible and include coaching in running technique, pacing and endurance, at a level appropriate to the age of participants. Students may even wish to work towards a 2km or 5km running goal.
Local accredited running coach, Jim Poussard from Active Goals Australia, leads the sessions. Jim has extensive experience in coaching running and athletics skills to primary aged children. For more information, please go to www.activegoals.
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