APS United capped a highly successful AV season at the Tan Relays by winning division 2 by a very long way, led by Jordy Williamsz’s stellar run of 10:48, a club record for the event. The final ladder positions saw two premierships to APSU – men’s division 5 and M40 – a great effort by
More than 80 guests enjoyed this year’s end of season dinner at Wesley College. Trophies were presented to the winning teams and Athletes of the Year, while handicapper Field Rickards gave his usual entertaining presentation. Full details of who won what can be found via the Awards link.
It was another successful day at the AV Half Marathon, as APS United dominated three grades, winning men’s division 5 and 7, and M40. In individual results, Ed Beischer continued his outstanding season, coming 2nd in the under 20 5 km, while Freddy Leeton took bronze in the under 16 5 km. The continuing success
By winning both the division 1 and women’s team events at the Cooke-McClelland 8 km, St Kevin’s has won two APSOC premierships for 2018. Only Old Xaverians have previously won the two divisions in the same year (in 2010 and 2012). This made it back to back flags for SK in division 1. Old Scotch’s
The wild wind that whipped around Lake Wendouree did not stop APS United’s runners from putting in some brave performances in the AV 15 km/6km Road Championships. Ed Beischer added another State title, this time in the U20 6 km race. In the open 15 km event, the women’s teams again enjoyed great success, winning
For only the second time in APSOC history, the handicapper has won a handicap event. Field Rickards (OW), who runs the course before anyone arrives, then supervises the finish line for everyone else, was found to have the fastest net time and was therefore the handicap winner! This was possibly a bit tough on Sandy
22 APSU athletes ran in the 10 km Road Championships at Albert Park, with the standout performer being Ed Beischer, who won the men’s under 20 race. APSU’s teams are all travelling well in 2018, but none better than the M40+ men’s and women’s teams. Both are leading their respective competitions and are strong chances
Despite another blistering course record by Matt Clarke (OX), the St Kevin’s men’s team won the day at the Hooley Relay. Not to be outdone, the St Kevin’s women’s team also took the honours, making it a very good day indeed for the club.
APS United fielded four overage teams in the AV Sandown Relays, and all four finished on the podium. The M40 and W40 teams won gold, the M60 team took silver and the M50 team grabbed bronze. Meanwhile the open teams also went extremely well, all finishing in the top three places in their respective divisions.
An unfortunate measuring error at the Lodge meant that the 8k event was 400m short, while the 16k was 800m short. This gave the front markers an unexpected boost because it made it much harder for the fast back markers to reel them in. But otherwise it was another enjoyable APSOC event in cold but
Old Xavs and St Kevin’s won the open and women’s team events at the Williamson. There are now four clubs (SK, OX, OS and OW) battling it out for the open premiership, and two women’s teams (OX and SK) in with a chance for a flag. Meanwhile Sarah Somes (CG) had the unusual experience of
Ed Beischer, James Lightfoot and Ozzie Hunter (all OS) earned selection in the Victorian team to compete in the National Cross Country Championships in late August after strong runs in the Victorian U20 8k Cross Country Championships at Bundoora Park. In the open and overage competitions, the APSU women’s squad continued on its merry way,
Last year, James Lightfoot (OS) became the first son of a previous winner of an APSOC event (and, in James’ case, two previous winners – father and mother) when he won the McPhail 8k. Now he has repeated the feat in the same event, clearly winning this year’s race. Marc Cassidy (CG) scored his first
It was a perfect day for running at Westerfolds Park and Anthony Aloisio (SK)and Anna Kasapis (OW) took full advantage, setting new men’s and women’s course records in the 10k and 5k races respectively. Anna also set a new mark for the W40+ age category, recording an outstanding 85.3% age grading on a hilly course.
Twenty APSU athletes lined up in championship cross country events at pretty Cruden Farm, Langwarrin. Rising star Ed Beischer snagged a bronze medal in the men’s U18 8 km. The APSU women’s team, led by Anna Kasapis in red hot form, won both the open division 3 and W40+ division competitions. APSU’s men’s division 5