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50th celebration for Hare & Hounds

May 19, 2018

It was a wonderful occasion at the Arch Brown Reserve in Berwick as APSOC past and present athletes gathered to pay tribute to Neil Lucas and his family for hosting the Hare & Hounds since the first run in 1969. Seven athletes from the original field were present, including Neil himself. Out on the course,

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Clarke smashes Tan record

May 12, 2018

In an extraordinary performance at this year’s Dyson Relay, Matthew Clarke (OX) has run the fastest ever lap of the Tan by an APSOC athlete, clocking 10:45.7 (or 2:47 per km). Consider these facts: 1. Matt broke the existing APSOC record by nearly 6 seconds. 2. Only four Australians (Mottram, Summers, Moneghetti and Troop) have

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Two APS quinellas at the winery

May 5, 2018

In remarkable results at the opposite end of the age scale, the APSOC group has provided three State champions and three runners-up at the AV 8k Cross Country Championships held at St Anne’s Winery, Myrniong. Brett Robinson (APSU) and Matthew Clarke (OX) were first and second in the open men’s race, while Mark Purvis (APSU)

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Matt Bowden confounds the handicapper

April 28, 2018

Winners of the “Most Improved Athlete” award are not supposed to win handicap awards the following year! History shows that many such winners go backwards during the next season, but clearly Matt Bowden is not one of these. Matt was the first eligible runner across the line and handicap winner at the Orchard 10k. Meanwhile,

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Gun recruits kick start APSU season

April 21, 2018

After two legs of the AV Cross Country Relays at Jells Park, APS United was leading the entire field on the back of two lightning runs by star recruits Brett Robinson and Jordy Williamsz. Although the team could not maintain this pace, APSU still won division 2 in a bright start to the season. There

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Ripper day at the Jamieson

April 13, 2018

The APSOC 2018 season kicked off in magnificent weather. The OW men’s and OX women’s teams dominated, while Matt Clarke (OX) ran a sizzling 15:23, the fastest time recorded on the present course. The Jamieson proved its enduring popularity with 185 starters, including 62 women. Go to the Results tab for the full event results.

Churchill Park date change

April 1, 2018

Circumstances have forced a shift of the Churchill Park Handicaps to Saturday 25 August at 2.30pm. The original date for the event was Saturday 14 April (the week after the Jamieson), but that weekend is now free. The date change means that the APSOC Dinner will now be held on Saturday 8 September.

2018 registrations now open

March 8, 2018

Just go to the registration page and follow the instructions. The procedure is the same as last year.

2018 calendar now available

February 9, 2018

The APSOC and AV event dates for the 2018 season are now available via the Calendar tab. Please note that several AV events later in the season are yet to be confirmed and so the calendar is subject to change.

Skevvies and Old Xavs take the chocolates

August 20, 2017

The premiership race is over for another year, with St Kevin’s taking out the open premiership with another dominant display at the Cooke-McClelland. This was the club’s first win since 1994 and its third overall. Old Xaverians won the women’s competition for ninth year in succession. As some compensation for not winning their home event,

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Caulfield Grammarians go back to back

August 11, 2017

Led by handicap winner Kieran Lewis, Caulfield Grammarians have recorded their second successive Brighton-by-the-Sea teams victory, narrowly pipping Old Wesley. Sam McLean (OS) and Anna Kasapis continued their fine seasons, running the fastest men’s and women’s times.

Wild wind whips Wendouree wanderers

August 1, 2017

APS United’s women’s team continued on its winning way at the Road 15 km Road Championships in Ballarat despite difficult weather conditions. Janice de Vries was second fastest in the W40 division.

Clarke smashes Hooley record

July 31, 2017

Matt Clarke (OX) produced one of the individual performances of the season at the Hooley Relay, running the challenging 3 km course in 8:34 on his second time around. Matt managed to break the course record twice in one day, because his first leg of 8:45 was also inside his own course record, set last year.

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APSU athletes run hot despite the cold

July 19, 2017

A bitter wind and low temperatures greeted runners at the AV 10 km Road Championships at Albert Park. APSU’s best results were among the women, as Anna Kasapis and Nicole Joseph (on debut) finished high on the field. Janice de Vries and Sam McLean won silver medals in the W40+ and M40+ divisions respectively, and

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M40+ gold at Sandown

July 15, 2017

APS United men’s 40+ team was a convincing winner of its division at the AV Sandown Road Relays. The team of Sam McLean, Mark Frater and Luke Goodman continued APSU’s streak of victories in this division at Sandown. At the other end of the age scale, APSU’s division 1 team was comprised entirely of athletes

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