Run Group Week 9

Run Group Week 9

The final training session of Term Two and the end of the Cross Country season. 65 runners so far this year.  429 training sessions this term.  Over 1,000km run by the group in 2016. Today’s session was nice and easy – an end to the season and a loosener for those running at Regionals on … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 22nd, 2016 | 0 comments

Run Group Week 8

Run Group Week 8

Week 8.  25+ runners.  Great sunny day.  And lots of energy in the group. Today was a really solid session – lot of running, all at a good pace. The warm-up was some hopping and hurdles and an agility circuit. After a little chat with the group about appropriate behaviour at training, we then got … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 16th, 2016 | 0 comments

Extra Training for Regionals

A great session this morning for the runners who are heading to Regionals at Gosford in Week 9.  We tried to get out last weekend but were stopped by “Stormageddon”.  Better weather today – a bit cold, but still and  clear.  8am at Careel Bay ovals with a group of 10, plus 3 parents – … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 13th, 2016 | 0 comments

Run Group Week 7

Finally – the rain has stopped.  The grass was a bit wet and covered in fallen twigs, but we got a good training session done.  The kids were great today.  I think they must have been missing their sport after a weekend indoors.  The session was back to our standard incremental handicaps.  The first three … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

Like the Wind Magazine #9

Like the Wind Magazine #9

I am proud to say that in the current edition of Like the Wind magazine, there is a running story that I wrote. Like the Wind is a quarterly magazine with the tag line “It’s not How to Run, it’s Why We Run“.  Each edition of Like the Wind magazine is a collection of running … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 7th, 2016 | 0 comments

Run Group Week 6

Run Group Week 6

Our FIRST RAINY DAY OF THE YEAR!  It wasn’t quite what the forecast was for and we all got a bit wet. Warm Up was as usual – hops and hurdles and agility circuit. Then straight into the running session: 5 x (45sec out – 45 sec back).  They ran as two groups – boys … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 1st, 2016 | 0 comments

Run Group Week 5

Run Group Week 5

Still coming down from the excitement of Zone.  Here is a quick rundown of what we did this week. Hops and hurdles warm-up circuit. Agility warm-up circuit. The kids got the choice of LOTS of running or doing some fun circuits.  Surprisingly (?) most opted for the running.  They got to do the same session … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 26th, 2016 | 0 comments

Zone Race Report

The race report from Pittwater Zone Cross Country – from our reporter on the course. . . 12/ 13 Boys The day started with the 12/ 13 Boys and they kicked off with a bang!  Right from the gun, Astro showed his intentions to put as much daylight as possible between him and the pack. … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 21st, 2016 | 0 comments

Zone Cross Country

Zone Cross Country

What a Day I am so proud of our Avalon runners – every single one of them in every single race.  And Friday was just one of those amazing days where so many great things happened.  Avalon won! Avalon won the Overall Team award for the first time in 17 years. Avalon won the Handicap Team … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 21st, 2016 | 0 comments

Run Group Week 4

Run Group Week 4

Two days to go to Zone Cross Country and today was about putting the finishing touches to training and having a bit of a chat about what Zone is all about.  We kept the training the same as normal – just a lot easier. Warm-Up:  Hops and hurdles circuit and agility circuit. Session:  3 x … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 21st, 2016 | 0 comments