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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

Winners take the spoils

Winners take the spoils

APSOC President Peter Simm and Handicapper Field Rickards handed out the team and individual awards for 2014 at a packed Annual Dinner at St Kevin’s College on 23 August. Winners came from the Old Wesley, Old Xaverians, Haileybury and Old Scotch clubs. The final scores in the Club Championship, Athlete of the Year, Most Improved and Most Consistent Awards can be found via the Results – Awards links.

OW and OX take the chocolates

OW and OX take the chocolates

Old Wesley has won its first open division 1 premiership with a dominant performance at the Cooke-McClelland 8k, as well as taking out the division 2 flag. Old Xaverians prevented an OW clean sweep by again winning the women’s division, despite lowering their colours to Haileybury on the day. Chris Nolan (SK) enjoyed his first handicap win, while Lachie Aspinall (OW) and Sarah Lund (OH) were the fastest man and woman overall. Results are behind …..Read more

Didn’t hurt a bit

Didn’t hurt a bit

APSU’s Simon Hurt has bounced back from a disappointing race at Albert Park to finish 9th overall in the AV 15 km Road Championships at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat. The M40 team continued its close battle with Waverley, winning the day after a harsh decision by AV to disqualify a Waverley runner for failing to wear his numbers back and front. APSU has joined with Waverley in seeking to have this decision overturned. Race results are …..Read more

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