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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

Good day for Skevvies

Good day for Skevvies

St Kevin’s runners took the first three places in the McPhail 8k at Yarra Bend, with young gun Jack Holden leading the way. Robyn Millard (OH) won the women’s event. The handicap win by Alex O’Callaghan (OX) was a popular one. Results are behind the APSOC from 2013 tab.

PB fest at Albert Park

PB fest at Albert Park

APS United runners took advantage of perfect racing conditions at Albert Park to record good times and, in many cases, personal bests. The women’s team was boosted by the return of Izzy De Castella. Age group winners for APSU were Paul Wilson (M45) and Margaret Fitzgerald (W50). Results are behind the APSU by year and event tabs.

Australian 800m record holder Rowe for Annual Dinner

Australian 800m record holder Rowe for Annual Dinner

APSOC is pleased to announce that the newest sensation in Australian athletics, national 800m co-record holder Alex Rowe, along with his coach Justin Rinaldi, will be attending this year’s Annual Dinner on 23 August to take part in a special Q and A session. Hear all about Alex’s magnificent run in Monaco and his subsequent ill-fated Commonwealth Games campaign. Learn how Justin has taken Alex into the stratosphere of 800m running. Tickets are only $50 …..Read more

Bayley smashes record

Bayley smashes record

Matt Bayley (OH) dominated the half marathon at Westerfolds Park to set a new course standard and record what is likely to be the greatest winning margin in an APSOC race (13 minutes). Tom Rickards (OW) was another clear winner in the 10k. Sarah Lund (OH) ran impressively in the 5k. Go to the APSOC from 2013 tab for the full results.

Freakish back to back Old Carey wins

Freakish back to back Old Carey wins

The Brighton-by-the-Sea teams race is a handicapped event, which suggests that there should be a high degree of unpredictability in the outcome. Old Carey won its second title in a row, but in a truly remarkable result, its team was made up of the same four runners who won last year! This time, David Tyler was first across the line. His winning team mates were again Peter Pang, Mark Westcott and Matt Poulton. Matt Bayley …..Read more

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