Tag: Cross Country

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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Two flags for St Kevin’s

August 11, 2018

By winning both the division 1 and women’s team events at the Cooke-McClelland 8 km, St Kevin’s has won two APSOC premierships for 2018. Only Old Xaverians have previously won the two divisions in the same year (in 2010 and 2012). This made it back to back flags for SK in division 1. Old Scotch’s

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Handicapper wins handicap

July 28, 2018

For only the second time in APSOC history, the handicapper has won a handicap event. Field Rickards (OW), who runs the course before anyone arrives, then supervises the finish line for everyone else, was found to have the fastest net time and was therefore the handicap winner! This was possibly a bit tough on Sandy

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Medals galore for APSU

July 7, 2018

APS United fielded four overage teams in the AV Sandown Relays, and all four finished on the podium. The M40 and W40 teams won gold, the M60 team took silver and the M50 team grabbed bronze. Meanwhile the open teams also went extremely well, all finishing in the top three places in their respective divisions.

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Front markers gain Lodge advantage

June 30, 2018

An unfortunate measuring error at the Lodge meant that the 8k event was 400m short, while the 16k was 800m short. This gave the front markers an unexpected boost because it made it much harder for the fast back markers to reel them in. But otherwise it was another enjoyable APSOC event in cold but

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Team competition hots up

June 23, 2018

Old Xavs and St Kevin’s won the open and women’s team events at the Williamson. There are now four clubs (SK, OX, OS and OW) battling it out for the open premiership, and two women’s teams (OX and SK) in with a chance for a flag. Meanwhile Sarah Somes (CG) had the unusual experience of

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Young guns fire for APSU

June 16, 2018

Ed Beischer, James Lightfoot and Ozzie Hunter (all OS) earned selection in the Victorian team to compete in the National Cross Country Championships in late August after strong runs in the Victorian U20 8k Cross Country Championships at Bundoora Park. In the open and overage competitions, the APSU women’s squad continued on its merry way,

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Course records for Aloisio and Kasapis

June 2, 2018

It was a perfect day for running at Westerfolds Park and Anthony Aloisio (SK)and Anna Kasapis (OW) took full advantage, setting new men’s and women’s course records in the 10k and 5k races respectively. Anna also set a new mark for the W40+ age category, recording an outstanding 85.3% age grading on a hilly course.

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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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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