Changes to calendar

May 15, 2017

Owing to a very late change in the date of the AV Half Marathon, APSOC has been forced to switch the Cooke-McClelland 8k to Saturday 19 August and the end of year dinner to Saturday 2 September. The calendar on the APSOC website has now been amended to reflect these changes.

Young guns lead the way

May 10, 2017

There are some outstanding young athletes coming through the APSOC ranks. James Lightfoot and Ed Beischer (both OS) are both still at school, but they were the two fastest runners at the Orchard 10k. Among the women, Anne Martin (CG) achieved the rare feat of being both the fastest open and fastest 40+ athlete. Caulfield Grammarians

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Oh so close at Berwick

May 6, 2017

Jake Malone (CG) started last, but ran through the field to finish only four seconds behind the handicap winner, David Rayner (OC). Needless to say, Jake ran the day’s fastest time, while Julie Manning (OX) was the quickest of the women. Go to the Results tab to see how everyone else went.

APS United begins winter campaign

April 27, 2017

The Athletics Victoria XCR ’17 series began with the traditional Jells Park cross country relays. It was a hard day at the office for APSU, with the women’s division 4 team obtaining our best placing of 2nd. The division 1 team, with two juniors and two M40+ runners, worked hard for 9th place.

SKAC back on the winning list

April 18, 2017

It has been more than twenty years since St Kevin’s won a teams event in the APSOC competition. This was remedied by a dominant performance at the Jamieson. Led by two Olympians and an Australian record holder, St Kevin’s won divisions 1 and 2. Old Xaverians won the women’s division. Luke Mathews (SK), who won the race,

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Karen Thorp

April 1, 2017

Elected member email or 0423 619 396

2017 registrations now open

March 17, 2017

APSOC is now accepting on line athlete registrations for the 2017 season. Just follow the instructions on the registration page.

10k – men

February 3, 2017

* Sandown course 2008 short by 100m

Old Geelong Grammarians

January 23, 2017

Uniform: pale blue singlet, black shorts Contact Chris Perry by email or 0412 561788

Candice Charles – Life Member 2015

January 18, 2017

Candice came to Melbourne from Adelaide and, having befriended a leading Old Scotch athlete, joined Old Scotch Collegians Athletic Club in 1990. This was shortly after finishing third female in the Australian Marathon Championships on the Gold Coast in a time of 2:49.14. Whilst not the first female runner to join OS, Candice was one

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Alan Rowe – Life Member 2014

January 18, 2017

Alan has had a fifty year involvement in athletics as an athlete, club administrator and official. Alan attended Carey Grammar in the 1960s and was one of the school’s leading cross country and middle distance runners. After leaving school, Alan competed for the Old Carey Athletic Club during its early years as a track and

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John Macmillan – Life member 2012

January 18, 2017

John has been associated with APSOC for over forty years. He is a loyal Old Xaverian and has been a regular competitor in APSOC competition. A look at the competition results shows a total lack of John’s name among the winners. This was and is not his strength and John considers himself one our many

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Jeffrey Coster – Life Member 2010

January 18, 2017

At the 2010 APSOC Annual General Meeting, the President (Ross Tennant) put forward the Executive’s proposal that Jeff Coster be elected as a Life Member. Jeff was Association Treasurer from 2001-2010, during which time he organised production of the APSOC Handbook. As an athlete, Jeff commenced running with APSOC in 1992 and has not missed

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David Metherall – Life Member 2007

January 17, 2017

David has been a member of the APSOCAAA since 1989. He was a founding member of Old Haileybury Athletics Club in this year and its inaugural President. He has represented the club more than 150 times in APSOC races and along the way has been a winner of the Most Improved Award on two occasions.

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Stuart Facey – Life Member 2007

January 17, 2017

Stuart Facey commenced running with Old Scotch as a junior in 1968 and ran (and walked) every season until 2015. He would be one of the most consistent APSOC runners over almost five decades of winter events. His enthusiasm for cross country saw him finish better than half way up the field in most APSOC

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Bernie Laffey – Life Member 2007

January 17, 2017

Bernie had a successful career in a number of sports, including Australian Rules football and squash. He won the Best and Fairest trophy for Port Melbourne in the VFA in 1954. Bernie started running with St Kevin’s when he was 54 and completed over thirty years of continuous involvement as a competitor or senior official.

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Mark Purvis – Life Member 2004

January 17, 2017

Mark Purvis joined Old Scotch Athletic Club in 1974 and competed on the track for a couple of seasons, but did not make his APSOC debut until 1983. At this time he was bitten by the marathon bug and the miles of training quickly began to pay off. For the next decade he was Old

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