Dodgshun not at all dodgy

April 19, 2021

Peter Dodgshun (OS) has won a lot of handicaps over a lot of years, but not even he has won handicaps in consecutive APSOC events, until now. The Hare & Hounds, after 51 years at Berwick, moved this year to Caulfield Grammar’s impressive Wheeler’s Hill campus and Jells Park, and Peter found the new course

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So good to be back

April 12, 2021

After losing an entire season in 2020, 150 APSOC runners returned to Scotch College for the opening event of 2021, the Alex Jamieson 5k. And it was a good day for the home club, as its young guns, led by Tom Bowers, carried it to victory in men’s division 1 and Peter Dodgshun won the

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Important info from the President

March 21, 2021

Welcome to season 2021! The health and safety of the APSOC community is our highest priority in planning for our 2021 “Covid-normal’ season. For this reason we have introduced a number of important changes to our traditional event formats (the duration of these changes will depend on Government Health directions). Health and safety If you are

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2021 registrations now open

March 21, 2021

it is time to register for the 2021 season. The on line registration process is the same as in previous years, but with new fields to be completed. Athletes must now provide a medical emergency contact’s details (name, relationship, mobile number) and confirm (or re-confirm) agreement to the APSOC legal waiver. Please re-read the instructions on

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Three flags for APSU

September 21, 2019

APS United has capped its best ever XCR season by winning three AV premierships and finishing as runners-up in two other divisions. Prior to the final event, the Tan Relay, APSU had already won men’s division 4, but needed wins over particular teams in four other divisions to have a shot at an unprecedented five

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APSU youngsters shine

September 8, 2019

The open and overage runners were doing a half marathon in round 9 of the XCR series, but two APSU juniors contested 5k races. Brothers Freddie and Bart Leeton excelled, with the former winning the under 16 race and Bart taking a bronze medal in the under 14 event. The APSU half marathon runners generally

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Club championship goes down to the wire

August 31, 2019

It was expected that the close battle between Old Scotch and Old Xaverians would be decided by the result of the Cooke-McClelland 8k, and so it came to pass as OX won the day, making it a tie for overall season points. But the countback rules give victory to the team that wins the Cooke-McClelland.

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More handicap fun in the hills

August 24, 2019

Churchill Park is a beautiful venue, but the hills are a huge challenge, especially for the 12k runners who tackle them twice. This year, James Northrop (OM) and Joe Lynch (SK) took out the 6k and 12k handicap prizes. The weather was kind and the post-race sausage sizzle provided a fitting end to the day’s

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Lots of Lodge winners

August 17, 2019

With ten medals up for grabs across the two events (fastest men and women, first three on handicap in each race), the Lodge Handicaps provide ample opportunities for runners to add to their medal collections. Monica Lammers (OC) and Anthony Schaepman (OX) were the handicap winners on a beautiful day for running. Visit the race

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I do like to be beside the seaside

August 3, 2019

Sam Doble (SK) enjoyed his trip to the beach this year, winning the Brighton-by-the-Sea 9k handicap race. Conditions were good for running. Old Xaverians took out the teams handicap section. Harrison Malone (CG) and Michaela Parsons (OH) were the fastest runners.

APSU on target for four flags

July 27, 2019

It has been an extraordinary season for APS United in the Athletics Victoria XCR ’19 series. After another strong team effort at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, APSU now leads four divisions of the competition – men’s divisions 2 and 4, M40+ and W40+. This success has been driven by a great mix of youth and experience

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Old Xavs hit back

July 20, 2019

The contest for the open division 1 premiership has developed into a two horse race, with the Old Xaverians’ comprehensive victory in the Hooley Relay moving them into second place just behind the resurgent Old Scotch. OX is also dominating division 2 and the women’s division. OX’s trump card among the men is David McNeill,

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Juniors join the APSU medal spree

July 14, 2019

Tom Bowers, in his very first year of cross country running, has won the under 18 Victorian 10k Road Championship at Albert Park. Not to be outdone, 11 year old Bart Leeton, took gold in the under 14 3k race. Freddy Leeton won bronze in the under 16 3k. These three young guns joined Mark

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