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Post season blues? Get into Cross Country!



Mosman Little Athletics Cross Country Training Program

We offer a Cross Country Training Program (“XC Program”) for athletes aged U7 to U17 who are interested in participating in the NSW Little Athletics State Cross Country Championship and who maybe training for their school carnivals.

Training for our XC Program commences on Monday 20 April 2015 at Balmoral from 4-5pm and continues every Monday throughout Term Two up to and including Monday 29 June 2015.   Please note there will be training on the Queens Birthday Weekend.

The membership fees for current (2014/15 T&F) members is $70 and new members $118.  No uniform is required unless you are competing at the State Little Athletics Championship on 5 July 2015.

The XC program develops endurance through running distance on bush trails, sand, hills and stairs (subject to ability).  We separate the athletes into groups based on experience and ability as well as taking into consideration the length the athlete is required to run at the Little Athletics State Championship.

  • U7, U8 – 800m
  • U9, U10 – 1500m
  • U11, U12 – 2000m
  • U13, U14, U15 – 3000m
  • U17 – 4000m


As an athlete’s fitness and experience improves throughout the season there maybe an opportunity to move between groups.

Our coaches for the 2015 XC program will be:

  • Will Chapman
  • Eliza Peirce
  • Clarisse Chaves
  • Antonio Vilar


The Club’s Senior Distance Athletes will be assisting our coaches by pacing the athletes during each training session.



20 April 2015 (time trial for group assignment) to

29 June 2015 (last training)


The cost of the XC Program is $70 per child (U7 to U17 only) for current members, and $118.00 for new members.  Please note that a “current member” means you have been a member of the Mosman Little Athletics Club for the Track & Field 2014/15 season.  There are no family registration discounts.   Your registration must be completed before training commences on Monday, 20 April 2015.  If you have not registered and paid your child will not be permitted to train on the first training day.  Registrations for both current and new members must be done online via this link:


  • Select Centre and Club “Mosman”
  • Press Next
  • Select whether you are a “current member” or whether you are a “new member”
  • Press Next
  • Check the “Information Only” box and the box agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of LANSW
  • If you are a new member you will need to complete the next page with the athlete’s details as requested and follow the step by step registration process.
  • If you are a current member you can log in using your child’s username and password.  This must be copied and pasted from the email from LANSW otherwise it may not work.  If you have misplaced your username and password simply press on the “login” button on the blue bar and you can put in your email address in the Forgot Password option and you will be sent the username and password of your child within a few minutes.  Once you are logged in you will be guided through a step by step registration renewal process.
  • Secure Payment can be made online.


If you have any problems registering please email the club on at mosmanla@gmail.com explaining the problem and we will help you.

Current members simply keep the registration number and age patch from this season.  If, however, you are a new member you will be provided with a registration number and age patch at our first training on 20 April 2015 at Balmoral Oval once proof of age has been verified.  Proof of age (passport or birth certificate) can also be scanned and emailed to mosmanla@gmail.com.



We would like to encourage all athletes who participate in the XC Program to compete at the Little Athletics State Cross Country Championship on Sunday 5 July 2015.  Mosman LAC is keen to have as many teams as possible to compete for the team medals.  A team consists of three athletes per age group and gender.  This year the State Cross Country & Road Walk Championship is being held at Scheyville National Park, Scheyville (hosted by Kurrajong/Bilpin Little Athletics Centre).  Athletes from U7 to U17 are eligible to enter the State Cross Country via self-nomination.  Further details can be found by clicking on the following link.


Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics

Between May and August, KLA conducts a cross country competition at Bannockburn Oval on a Sunday afternoon commencing from 3.15pm.  Further information http://klac.org.au/information/winter-cross-country/

Hornsby Little Athletics

A cross country competition every Sunday morning at 10.00am from late April until July at Pennant Hills Oval.  Further information http://www.hdlac.org.au/crosscountry.htm

West Met Cross Country

This is a cross-country series in the inner west metro area that has been a staple of the Athletics NSW club scene for some years and is open for Little A’s members.  Season starts late March/early April.  Races are conducted on a Saturday afternoon and the short distance race (1.5km – 3km) starts at 2pm. Further information http://westmetxcclubs.com.au/wmx_wp/

Mini Mos

The MiniMos is a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run held in June and is a great build up for state cross country.

You can enter here http://www.mini-mos.com/