Av School XC Zone Week 1

Zone training group got off to a fantastic start this morning. It was cold and windy – proper weather for Cross Country running. 19 keen runners turned up at School – with lots of familiar faces and a few new ones. WELCOME to the new members of the group. We did a short warm-up and … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 11th, 2012 | 0 comments

Running Drills Explained

Here are a few videos demonstrating the running drills we do: High knees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teS7o-kR0aY&feature=youtube_gdata_player Focus: Don’t lean back; feet upwards – no ballerinas; everything straight forward & back. Bum kicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzt1GeT2fDM&feature=youtube_gdata_player Focus: heels to bum Seated arms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ0S6fpzXlk&feature=youtube_gdata_player Focus: Arms at 90 degrees; everything straight forward & back You can practice these yourself. Its best … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, April 11th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av School XC Zone Schedule

This post includes the training schedule for the Avalon School Zone training group. Generally, Training will be Wednesdays 8:00am opposite school & Saturdays 8:30am from Avalon Surf Club. With school holidays, there are a few dates where there will be no training – see below. Sat 7 Apr No training Wed 11 Apr 8:00 School … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 9th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av School XC Zone Training

Av School XC Zone Training

Avalon School Cross Country training group is continuing. Twice-weekly training session will take place in the lead up to the Zone event on 11 May. Who For? Training will be for School team members selected for the Zone competition. This is to keep the size of the group down to a number that I can … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 9th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av School Cross Country Race

WOW! What a fantastic day. So many great things happened. I am REALLY REALLY PROUD of all of the training group for how they ran today. Everybody went out and did their absolute best. And there were so many fabulous results. Out of our group of 40, we had 3 first places, 3 second places, … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 4th, 2012 | 0 comments

Saturday Training New Location

Now that football season has started, Saturday training will now start from Avalon Beach Surf Club.


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Uncategorized, March 28th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av School XC 28 March

Av School XC 28 March

This morning’s session was really good. Everybody was running well – and it looks like you are all ready for School Cross Country next week. This week’s session was focussed on running easy to start – and then finishing fast. Afterwards, everybody jogged round the School Cross Country course. Thanks to all who entered the … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 27th, 2012 | 0 comments

Third Saturday Training

2 runners only again today. We did a 3.5k run – nice and easy – and talked about how to tackle race day. Thanks for coming along to the 2 of you. Tom.


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 24th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av School XC 21 March

Av School XC 21 March

Week FOUR. There is one more Wednesday training session left – then its RACE DAY. We continue to get a great turnout – although a clash with Band photos lost a few today. This week’s focus was running together and supporting your team. Everybody got to run in pairs and had a bit of friendly … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 20th, 2012 | 0 comments

Xcellent XC Competition

Xcellent XC Competition

Have you run School Cross Country before? What are your TIPS for having a good run? What has worked for you? What should you avoid? Put in a comment below. Best suggestion wins a PRIZE.


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, March 20th, 2012 | 0 comments