MUAC women dominate at Tan Relays

XCR’18 Round 10: Tan Relays

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The 2018 Victorian cross county and road racing season concluded with athletes taking on the iconic Tan Relay event. The weather was unstable, fluctuating between strong winds and cold rain. A special thanks to our volunteers who made the event possible by filling all of our allocated roles despite the poor weather.

At the Tan, the MUAC white train was strong. There was a battalion of 50 athletes competing on the day, every one of which battled up the dreaded Anderson Street climb.

The Women of Melbourne University were dominant across all divisions. The fastest team consisting of Stella Radford, Catriona Bisset, Sarah Billings, Lucinda Buckley, and Lisa Weightman (Lisa Weightman clocked the fastest lap of the day) blew the premier division out of the water, finishing 3 minutes faster than runner-up Knox Athletics. Our second team consisting of Katrina Anderson, Ciara Boyd-Squires Long, Amy McCormick and Sarah McSweeney took out Divison 3 by an astonishing 6 minutes above Athletics Nunawading and Western Athletics. Melbourne University was awesome in division 5 where they placed first, second, and fifth.

The Men were able to secure key seasonal goals despite missing many of their fastest runners. The premier division placed 6th, securing a podium in the season, 2 points ahead of Western Athletics. The Division 5 team was able to secure a promotion placing 3rd on the day. The Divison 6 placed second on the day tieing Western Athletics on the ladder for a position to get promoted. The Division 7 men placed 4th also securing a promotional position. The other results from the men are as follows: Division 2 Men: 8th, Division 3 Men: 7th,  50+ Men: 7th.

Post race, the team reconvened at a nearby cafe to reflect on their season that passed. Key feedback was received on ways to improve the season and highlight the things that were done well.

To conclude, the season was a success with great performances across the board. With great athletes and close comradery, the team is stronger than ever.

P.S. It has been great to manage this team and see greatness on a week by week basis and I hope that our athletes come back next season after gaining some speed during the summer. Cheers, Max Ueda, Winter Manager.


XCR18 Rd 10: Tan Relays