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M40 team strikes early blow

M40 team strikes early blow

APS United has had a flying start in round 1 of the Athletics Victoria XCR ’15 series, with the team of Rob Schwerkolt, Tom Rickards and Luke Goodman winning gold in the M40 division. In division 1, APSU’s star performer was Luke Mathews, who clocked 18:46 over the challenging 6k circuit. Results are available behind the APSU by year or event tabs on the Results menu.

APS Challenge arrangements

APS Challenge arrangements

Members should note that this weekend’s APS Challenge at Karkarook Park is an event for students of the APS schools. There is no open age event for senior athletes, however officials and course marshals are needed, so if you can help between approximately 9.00 am and 11.00 am, please advise Luke Travers traversl@stkevins.vic.edu.au. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

OW and OX dominate Jamieson

OW and OX dominate Jamieson

Last year’s premiership teams Old Wesley (open) and Old Xaverians (women) smashed their opposition in the season opener at Scotch College. In perfect weather, 209 runners tackled the new Jamieson course, including four from APSOC’s newest club, the Old Caulfield Grammarians. Sean Guiney (OH) and Lauren Morrison (OX) were the male and female winners, while Antony Van Eeten (OX) won the sealed handicap event. Results are found via the “APSOC from 2013″ link behind the …..Read more

Registration browser issues

Registration browser issues

If you are using a Firefox or Safari browser and cannot register, you should download and use the free Google Chrome browser instead.

New venue for Hooley Relay

New venue for Hooley Relay

APSOC has announced a brand new venue for the Alan Hooley Relay on Sunday 19 July – Nortons Park in Wantirna South. The race will be held at 1.00 pm on Sunday 19 July, as the park was not available on the Saturday of that weekend.

2015 registrations now open

2015 registrations now open

Registrations have opened for the forthcoming season. All athletes need to register and the process is the same as last year. Our current registration rates offer terrific value for money, as anyone who has signed up to a fun run recently will know! The APSOC season offers something for everyone, from long cruises on the bitumen, to rugged cross country races over fields and fences, to short bursts around iconic Melbourne running venues. We look forward to …..Read more

Farewell to a giant of APSOC

Farewell to a giant of APSOC

In sad news for APSOC, Alan Hooley passed away last Thursday after an illness aged 91. Alan played an enormous role in the affairs of the Association from the late 1970’s. Click on the heading to this article to link to the Alan Hooley obituary or copy this URL into your browser: http://apsoc.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Hooley1.pdf  

2015 calendar announced

2015 calendar announced

APSOC athletes can now plan their racing schedule for 2015 by clicking on the Calendar link above.

Oh so close to huge Tan upset

Oh so close to huge Tan upset

APSU’s men’s division 1 team has stunned onlookers by taking second place, just 39 seconds behind Knox, in the AV Tan Relay. David McNeill returned to the team to run the equal fastest ever Tan lap by an APSU athlete (10:51), while Jack Holden (11:26) and debutant Peter Hallgren (11:49) also ran PB’s. This brilliant team effort brought a successful XCR ’14 season to a close. Results are behind the APSU results tabs.

A pair of champion athletes

A pair of champion athletes

Luke Goodman and Margaret Fitzgerald won their respective M45 and W50 categories in the Victorian Half Marathon Championships at Burnley and, in so doing, clinched the AV Champion Athlete awards for their age groups for season 2014. Both athletes have been pillars of strength for APSU during the year and thoroughly deserve their success. In the teams competition, APSU’s division 1 team continued its strong finish to the season. Results can be found via the …..Read more

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