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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
Finally back on the roads, APSU’s overage teams scored an unprecedented hat trick of gold medals at this year’s Sandown Relays, winning M40, M50 and W40. Our division 2 team, with all team members aged under 21, finished in 2nd place and remains locked in a tight struggle with Bendigo for the right to be
Old Scotch has had its first team win at the Williamson 5k since 2002 by just 5 points from Old Xaverians, and has taken the lead in the division 1 premiership race. Two well known faces, David McNeill (OX) and Anna Kasapis (OW), had the fastest times, with a rising young talent, Harry Bowen (SK),
The Anglesea course for this year’s Ekiden Relay was muddy, difficult and treacherous in parts, but this did not faze APSU athletes, who scored team medals in the M40 and W40 (both gold), M50 (silver) and M60 (bronze). Three of these teams are now on track for premierships barring injuries. The M40 victory was remarkable
The AV 10k cross country event at Bundoora Park was designated as an overage State Championship and several APSU athletes took advantage of this to add to their medal collections – Anna Kasapis (W40) and Mark Purvis (M60) won gold, Ant Rickards (M45) silver and Mark Frater (M40) bronze. APSU’s teams again placed highly in
Jason Paisley (OX) capitalised on his recent great form by winning this year’s McPhail 8k. Fastest woman was again Michaela Parsons (OH), who is unbeaten this season. Norma Gonzalez (OC) was a popular sealed handicap winner.
APS United fielded teams in five men’s divisions at the AV 8k Cross Country Championships, and four of them won – divisions 2, 4, 7 and M40! The event also incorporated overage State Championships, and Ant Rickards (M45) and Mark Purvis (M60) duly won their age groups, with Mark Frater winning a bronze medal in
Julie-Anne Undrill (OW) has been training the house down lately and it has paid off with a handicap win in this year’s Orchard 10k at Albert Park Lake. James Lightfoot (OS) and Michaela Parsons (OH) were the fastest male and female finishers.
Last year, Matt Clarke smashed the APSOC Tan record by running 10:45.71. This year, he ran precisely 0.11 seconds quicker to lower the record to 10:45.60. Despite this and another sub-11 mins run by David McNeill, Old Xavs had to be content with second place behind Old Wesley in the teams event, although they could