July has been a great month for Open Men’s and Women’s teams. Lots of points from Coliban and last Saturday, at Bundoora, we managed to field 3 men’s teams (15 men) and 2 women’s teams (7 women) – more valuable points. Mt Cooper was no deterrent for the You Yangs hardened Westies, a vast improvement on numbers from Wendouree and Brimbank. The ladders aren’t up yet however I did check and sadly
It’s a tough run, no other way to describe the course at Bundoora, but I think it is well placed in the season with most of us having some good training under our belts and well conditioned legs. This year the course was dryer and a little less muddy and some parts quite firm under foot. I haven’t heard of any injuries although both of my lower calf muscles were quite fatigued after the Mt Cooper work-out.In the men’s 12km, run of the day goes to Chris Camilleri, coming in first for Western Aths, and after recovering from a recently sprained ankle. Special mention to
Of course the juniors had the All Schools in the morning and congratulations to all those that made selection for the State teams.
Also, if you have any niggles after Mt Cooper don’t forget our friends at Symmetry Physiotherapy. They are of course a sponsor of ours and if you mention you are with Western Athletics they will give you ‘squad rates’, equating to a 10% discount.