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Junior Cross Country Race Series

Next Cross Country Race Sat 10th April
Melwood Fields 4pm
Next Cross Country Race Sat 10th April
Melwood Fields 4pm

Holiday Races

Saturday 10th April: Melwood Fields 4-5 pm

Saturday 17th April: Aquatic Reserve 4-5 pm

Get Ready For Your School or Representative Cross Country

  • All levels welcome
  • Great race practice for your upcoming school or representative cross country
  • Choose your distance from our 500m loop course 
  • Warm up and race tips provided 
  • Develop pacing skills
  • Discover how to prepare for a race
  • Lucky prizes

Age 7-15 years.

All our cross country races are run over a 500m course, so you can choose the distance you want to race over.  Choose the distance of your school race, or go for a longer distance to develop some endurance, or a shorter distance to work more on speed. 

Lucky Prize Draws On The Day!!!

Series Two Schedule

24th April
4-5 pm
Melwood Fields: Melwood Ave, Forestville
1st May
4-5 pm
To Be Advised
8th May
4-5 pm
To Be Advised
15th May
4 -5 pm
To Be Advised
22nd May
4-5 pm
To Be Advised
29th May
4 – 5 pm
To Be Advised
5th June
4 – 5 pm
To Be Advised
12th June
4 – 5 pm
To Be Advised
19th June
4 – 5 pm
To Be Advised
26th June
4 – 5 pm
To Be Advised

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Our Team

Richard Sarkies

Head Coach Juniors

Richard has been running and coaching in the sport he loves for over 30 years. He has a wealth of experience coaching, having conducted junior running coaching for the last 7 years, including regular stints in primary and secondary schools

Whilst he’s trained several state and national level athletes, Richard believes it’s important that all juniors, whatever their level, develop a love of exercise

Richard's qualification and roles
  • Bachelor of Human Movement, University of Wollongong
  • Level III Middle/Long Distance Track, Athletics Australia
  • Level II Strength & Conditioning, Australian Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Level II Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Athletics Australia
  • Roseville College Athletics Coach
  • Lectured for 7 years at TAFE NSW, Certificate III and IV in Fitness

Richard also continues to enjoy competing on the road, track, and cross country in events ranging from 1500m to the marathon. He completed the 2019 Sydney Marathon as part of a fundraising campaign for The Indigenous Marathon Foundation, raising $10000

Evan Hamele

Photography/Video, Admin, Race Assistant

Evan displays creativity and style to our video and photo shoots and editing, and is meticulous when it comes to any data work that we require. He also assists with conducting our winter cross country series

A super keen soccer player with a aptitude for hard work and dedication, he goes beyond the minimum by regularly practising his goalie drills outside of team training

What some of our members say

Sam, 15 yrs,St Ives…….

”I recently came on board with HR Athletics, with one of my main aims to qualify for the Maccabiah Games, Israel. By attending the face2face sessions, I know exactly what certain drills and interval sets are in the written program, having seen Richard explain and demonstrate at our training venue”

Harriet, 14, Belrose…..

”this is my 4th year with the club, having started in the young beginners group and progressing to the older advanced one now. I really enjoy the group atmosphere, finding it motivating to push myself more than I would by myself. My overall fitness, times, and consistency in training keep improving as a result”

Liam, 17yrs, Frenchs Forest…..

”I have been with HR Athletics for the last six years and my running has improved tremendously. I have been able to achieve much more than I ever expected with Richard as my running coach. Before I joined I could only make it to Zone cross country and Zone athletics. Richard’s running sessions have improved my fitness and made me a better runner. My most memorable experience was making it to National Cross Country in 2016, and have repeated this for the past 4 years .

The reason I first joined this athletics club was because I came second at my school cross country and I was determined to win it the following year. Richard has always been prepared to give me extra one on one running sessions in preparation for a race. I value Richard not only as a running coach, but a friend as well. I highly recommend Richard as a running coach to anyone”

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