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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Triple treat at Sandown

July 6, 2019

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

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Division 1 battle hots up

June 29, 2019

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),

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Slip slidin’ away

June 22, 2019

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

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Medal rush continues for APSU

June 15, 2019

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

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Paisley’s purple patch

June 8, 2019

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.

Outstanding team results for APS United

June 1, 2019

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

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Hard training pays off for JA

May 25, 2019

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.

Extraordinary consistency from Clarke

May 18, 2019

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

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Mini Marathons popular with our women

May 11, 2019

It may be an unusual format to have three different races going at the one time, but the Wise-Findlay Mini Marathons are proving to be a hit with our female runners, who filled more than 40% of the placings. In the 5k event, there were 23 men and 21 women.

Great APSU team effort

May 4, 2019

Round 1 of XCR ’19 saw APS United field seven teams in the Cross Country Relays at Jells Park, and all performed well. Four of these teams won medals in the overage divisions, with the W40+ team taking gold by a large margin. Go to Results – APS United by Year or Event tabs to

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Harrison’s Hare & Hounds hustle

April 27, 2019

Harrison Carr (OS) was the second last runner to set off in the Berwick Hare & Hounds, but ran through the field to be the first to finish, thereby winning the handicap, as well as recording the fastest time. Michaela Parsons (OW) was again the fastest female and the fourth runner across the line.

OS young guns fire opening salvo

April 13, 2019

In a major upset to launch the 2019 APSOC season, Old Scotch has won its first Jamieson teams race since 2002, with its team members having an average age of 17 years. Three of the team were not yet born when OS had its last win. Old Xavs also had a good day, with its

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