Winter Season

Nominations for Winter Cross Country & Roadwalking Now Open

2019 Winter Competition


Athletes aged U7 – U17 (cross country), U9-U17 (road walk) can compete in these events.

Nominations for 2019 Winter Cross Country & Roadwalking have just opened. Athletes who were registered for 2018/19 summer season are free to compete in the winter season.

Existing members just need to log into their ResultsHQ profile to nominate for the winter season.

Still have you timing chip? If you still have your timing chip from last season, you can reuse it. When you nominate, select the “BYO Tag” option.

Lost your timing chip from last year? Timing chips are $5- and can be paid for online when you nominate.

New athletes (not previously registered for the 2018/19 season)

Please go to www.resultshq.com.au and create a profile. The LAWA fee for new registrations is $100 (includes the timing chip). The fees may be paid online.

Please note – New registrations and/or winter nominations will not be allowed on the day of competition.  Any new registrations must have been completed by the athlete no later than the Thursday evening before the first week they wish to compete.

More on Timing chips (RFIDs)

Each athlete must have a RFID chip to be worn on their shoe or ankle during their race. This is to streamline timing and finish line procedures. Chips can easily be attached to the athlete’s shoe lace or alternatively on a piece of elastic or a strap around the ankle. Each chip has a unique number which is recorded against the athlete’s name and is not transferable. Only chips issued by LAWA for the Winter competition can be used.   LAWA staff / officials will not be able to replace lost chips on the day of competition. The Southern Districts Winter Officer can allocate a replacement chip however this has to be done on the Thursday evening before the week they wish to compete.

New and replacement timing chips/age tags/SD shirts will be available to pick up from Graham (Winter Officer) on the 29th April at Shelley or 2 May at Piney Lakes. Piney Lakes Reserve Winthrop (Carpark off Murdoch Drive) – 5-6 pm only.


Under 7’s to 9’s may wear their club uniform.  Under 10’s to 17’s must be in Centre uniform. Age tags, registration numbers and logos must be worn as per the summer season. Again SDLAC singlets will be available for purchase from Graham for $35.


Calendar of Events.

The season starts on Saturday afternoon May 4 for running and May 11 for walking. Locations are yet to be finalised by LAWA. Keep an eye on the LAWA website. There will be apx 7 cross country events and same number of walks this year with championships at the end. One cross country is currently planned for a country location.  Here is the link to the Schedule…



Qualification for Championships

To race in the championship events, athlete must compete in at least 4 cross country races and 4 walk events (not confirmed at this stage).


SDLAC will conduct weekly training to support the children. Any coaches who wish to assist would be much appreciated. Please contact Graham

Cross country training for Southern Districts athletes will begin on Thursday the 2nd May at Piney Lakes Reserve, Winthrop (carpark off Murdoch Drive) – 5pm. We will do a combination of intervals’ and long runs and split the training between younger and older athletes. Some of the training will be done with Melville centre and a Wednesday training option may present itself (TBC).


Walk training will begin on Monday the 29th April at Shelley Foreshore, Riverton Drive North, Near Toilets/Jetty 4.45pm.


Register your interest.

If you are interested in the winter season, please email me so I have your details to keep you informed of changes or issues.

Graham Griffin: Winter Officer sdlac.winters@gmail.com


Happy Running!