Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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    Cross Country Running News

    Article by Brendan Nicholls

    Cross Country & Middle Distance Running News

    We are very fortunate as a College to have a number experienced and highly qualified coaches that assist us in our sport and GISSA programs. The College has for a number of years benefitted from having Coach Darren Riviere assist Mr Andrew Philp and the cross country and middle distance (track) teams. Darren has had a very successful career as an athlete and coach. In 2002, he finished 3rd in the Melbourne Marathon in a time of two hours and 34 minutes.

    As we move toward the conclusion of the 2019 cross country and athletics season a number of additional opportunities have been developed to encourage and support students in participating in these fields and in developing a consistent approach to their training and personal fitness. The following website has been created to help parents and students enter into these activities and it is hoped that the monthly events will encourage families to participate and develop connections with others in our College community.

    SICG Wolfpack website - http://sicgwolfpack.weebly.com

    Further we have entered a Saint Ignatius College team in Run4Geelong that we encourage students and families to join. Further details for those who would like to meet before the run will be published as details about the course come to hand. If you would like to register as a member of the SICG Wolfpack use the following link: 

    https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=35094&G=97155  

    Students are encouraged to speak with Coach Darrren, Mr Philp or Mr Nicholls about becoming a member of the Wolfpack and we hope the incentives encourage and reward those who enter into this pursuit. 

    Weekly training occurs at the College from 12.32-1.20pm each Tuesday and Thursday with Coach Darren and Mr Nichols. Students are allowed to wear PE uniform on these days and we meet as a group outside the foyer of the gym at the beginning of lunch.

    If you have any queries, please contact Mr Philp or Mr Nicholls via email or the College’s reception.

    Brendan Nicholls  Cross Country Coach

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