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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* indicates point to point course
* indicates point to point course
* Sandown course 2008 short by 100m
* 2008 Sandown course short by 100m
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Chris joined OXAC in 1978 following his younger brother Mark, competing initially on the track. He first ran APSOC and VAAA cross country races in 1979. By the close of the 2014 season Chris had run in 400 APSOC events, winning nine handicaps (McPhail, 1982; Jamieson, 1989; Brighton 2005, 2009; the Tandem; and the Lodge
Luke played a strong role in the growth of St Kevin’s AC during the 1980’s and 1990’s, both as a runner and team manager. He was APSOC President 1991-92. As Chief Official 2009-2016, Luke oversaw and controlled APSOC races, ensuring the safety of competitors and the efficient running of each event. He could usually be found, stopwatch
After trying many sports at Scotch and not being good at those involving a ball, Tarquin took up cross country running in year 11. The following year Scotch had a very strong team and trained every night. Tarquin would usually be number six in the team or in the second team. The natural progression was
Field came to APSOC from a rowing background with his great friend the late Tom Yuncken (OM). In 1987, Field took over as Handicapper, a role he has now filled for three decades. Field has also been responsible for producing the APSOC race results. With the assistance of Cameron McKern, he has taken the results