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Upcoming events:
'McDonald &Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot Round 15, Eastern Park, Monday 15th February 2016
Geelong Athletics Relay Championships, Landy Field, Friday 4th March 2016
Geelong Athletics Track & Field Championships Day 2, Landy Field, Sunday 6th March 2016

Perfecting your Competition Nutrition
*****Nutrition Session with Advanced Sports Dietician Ali Patterson*****
6.30-7.30pm Wednesday 17th February 2016, Landy Field
Full Details


The annual Roy Cunliffe Memorial 400m Race was conducted at Landy Field on Saturday 30th January. Roy was a much admired coach and member of Geelong Guild for many years. After his passing Geelong Guild instigated the trophy for this, his favourite event. It is conducted as the final event of the Interclub season each year.

Sean Marshman 50.76, Hamish Nelson 52.09, Mason Spikers 53.71, Lachie McPherson 56.19, Euan Spikers 58.43, David Kenny 61.74

Holly Ryan 1:04.23, Laura Walker 1:06.65, Mikayla Michels 1:08.04, Eliesha Byrt 1:10.67, Kirstie Newcombe 1:17.00

Geelong Championships Day 2 entries close 13th February
(Entry Conditions & Fees) (Events & Entry Form)

All athletes and officials are reminded that 30th January is our last meet at Landy Field before the Geelong Championships Day 2 being held on Sunday 6th March, so it is the last opportunity to hand in their entries. After that entries will need to be emailed to Hamish Nelson hinelson31@gmail.com. Entries close 13th February. 

2015-2016 'McDonald & Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot Round 14 at Eastern Park, Monday 8th February
(Full Details & Calendar) (Full Results)

A tough four laps of the long course over 8800m faced those runners who wished to tackle the tough course at the McDonald & Co Real Estate Twilight Trot on Monday evening at Eastern Park.

Simon Blight led the 13 runners who ran the four laps, throughout the run and finished the course in 34.44 with Andrew Meyers in second place. Lyn Quinliven and newcomer Laura Johnsey where the only females to complete the run. Well done.

Over the three laps Dan Wright also lead the field throughout the run and he finished in a time of 27.49 with Janette Brown in second place.

Two laps saw young runner Tom Hockley-Samon have his first win of the season at the Trot when he ran a very good time of 16.51 with another young runner in Olivia Richardson being the first female across the line in second place overall.

Craig Scott who is normally a long distance runner ran only one lap as he was preparing for a half marathon run at the weekend. Craig held off Mark Harvey who finished in second place. Newcomer to the Trot Jessica McCarthy was the first female across the line.

In the junior run Kane Harrison and Bethany Dean had their normal dual for line honours with Kane again being only seconds ahead of Bethany at the finish line.

Juniors, Harry Leigh and Bailey Harvey ran well to complete two laps of the course in competitive times.

The next Twilight Trot will be held at Eastern Park BBQ Pavilion on Monday 15 February 2016 commencing at 6.15pm. The event will be one or two laps of the short course over 1600m. Everyone is welcome to attend to walk, jog or run the course. Enquiries please phone Geoff or Mary McDonald on 5229 3920 or email geoff.mcd@bigpond.com.

Geelong Athletics Summer Track & Field Athlete Pre-entry requirements
(Pre-Entry Form)

All athletes are required to lodge the Pre-entry Form (linked above).

Additional comments
- Events close 45 minutes prior meaning NO more entry forms will be taken for a particular event
- Please fill out one form selecting ALL events
- Please include the time for the running events as this assists with seeding of heats, this will help the athletes to challenge their PB's!
- Please fill out the sheet and place into the respective gender box
- Indicate to the individual at the window if you have indicated participation in a long distance walk/run, hurdle, or a relay event.
- If you need help filling out the form ask the volunteers who are happy to help

Any comments on feedback on the new system, please add them in "extra information" and verbalise it to a volunteer located at the office.

Outstanding performances by Geelong Athletics athletes at Victorian All Schools Championships

Geelong athletes won a total of 49 medals (26 gold, 11 silver, 12 bronze) at the 2015 Victorian All Schools Championships at Albert Park on the weekend of 6th-8th November. Congratulations to the following athletes.

GOLD MEDALLISTS - MEN (in alphabetical order)
Lachlan Barber Under 20, 800m 1.49.30 (World Junior qualifying time).
Hayden Burns Under 14, Pole Vault 2.60m.
Lachlan Burns Under 18, Pole Vault 4.20m.
Oliver Courtnay Under 14, Hammer 52.61m.(Victorian & Victorian Country record)
Oliver Courtnay Under 14, Shot Put 18.03m.(Victorian & Victorian Country record)
Christian Davis Under 17, 800m 1.52.98
Parker Lawrence Under 16, 200m 22.29
Parker Lawrence Under 16, 400m 49.64
Harvey Murrant Under 17, 400m Hurdles 55.25
Cassidy Shaw Under 18, 3,000m 8.48.26
Max Simovic Under 15, Javelin 41.11m
Ned Weatherly Under 18, Hammer 79.34m (Victorian & Victorian Country record)
Ned Weatherly Under 18, Shot Put 18.71m

Eamon Anderson Under 20, 1500m 4.15.07
Liam Mullen Under 15, Long Jump 6.10m
Ben Smith Under 18, 400m 49.80
Mason Spikers Under 18, 110m Hurdles 15.40

Jonathan Burns Under 16, Pole Vault 2.60m
Sam Hoare Under 20, Shot Put 6.03m
Jack Hockley-Samon Under 20, 5,000m 16.34.24
Liam Mullen Under 15, Triple Jump 12.27m
Brandon Richmond-Craig Under 4, 100m 2.23
Brandon Richmond-Craig Under 14, 200m 24.56
Jacob Sesar Under 17, 100m 11.25
Jacob Sesar Under 17, 200m 22.79
Abbey Badrock Under 17, 400m Hurdles 64.60
Grace Bath Under 20, Pole Vault 2.90m
Lily Bayes Under 17, 200m 25.27
Georgie Boal Under 18, 100m 12.31
Georgie Boal, Under 18, 200m 25.94
Lulu Crowhurst Under 14, High Jump 1.55m
Heidi Demeo Under 16, 1500m 4.37.29
Annabelle Dunn Under 15, Triple Jump 10.67m
Mia Gross Under 15, 100m 12.40
Mia Gross Under 15, 200m 25.48
Natalya Hall-Dekleva Under 17, 800m 2.19.24
Lauren Ryan Under 18, 1500m 4.41.73
Jaimee Van Leerdam Under 18, Javelin 38.40m

Lily Bayes Under 17, 100m 12.53
Jade Davie Under 18, 400m 57.13
Heidi Demeo Under 16, 800m 2.28.48
Olivia Gross Under 14, Pole Vault 2.00m
Crystal Larcombe Under 18, 1500m 4.48.94
Lauren Ryan Under 18, 800m 2.14.19
Sarah Williams Under 15, Hammer 42.65m

Abbey Badrock Under 17, 100m Hurdles 14.90
Klara Dess Under 16, 800m 2.14.88
Annabelle Dunn Under 15, Long Jump 5.12m
Sarah Hungerford Under 16, High Jump 1.60m

Swanston St south gate closure during building works

Please note that the normal Swanston St southern entrance gates will be closed during construction of the new equipment sheds.

Access to the car park will from the Swanston St northern gates (normally used for buses). The pedestrian turnstile will be open as normal.

John Landy Field Management Committee

Geelong Athletics 2015 Cross Country Round 14 & Awards Presentation, Sunday 30th August
(Full Results) (Full details & program)
Report by Karen Wekwerth

Round 14 of the 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season was the final run of the season and was held at Landy Field with a choice of either 3km or 6kms. 27 runners competed in perfect conditions. Overall this has been a great season with numbers improving again on last year. Thank you to all athletes for supporting us again this season to make it a fantastic year. Aaron Bird and Kirstie Newcombe won the overall aggregates for their respective genders.

In the 3km event, Milly Hobbs was the first junior female to complete the course in 14.43 and the first junior male was Samuel Ward in 11.25. The first senior female was Kirstie Newcombe in 13.45 and Bob Blue was the first senior male in 13.01.

In the 6km event, the first junior male was Jaron Hobbs in a time of 26.01. The first senior male was Darren Riviere in 21.28 and Cheryl Boness was the first senior female in 26.34.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, our major sponsor De Grandi Cycle & Sport, Subway, AirODrome, Muffin Break, Goodlife Health Club, Geelong Wool Museum, Mad Mex, Steigen and Kieser Training. Their support is greatly appreciated. We’d also like to thank the volunteers that come along and help every weekend.

Season’s Results
Junior Women – Oliver Hobbs, Sophie Barker, Sian Smith
Open Women – Kirstie Newcombe, Yolanda Russell, Natalya Hall-Dekleva
Veteran Women – Debbie Shelley, Kath Oliver, Tania DeKoning-Ward
Junior Men – Samuel Ward, Hamish Todd, Oliver Wiltshire
Open Men – Aaron Bird, John Bird, Chris Shelley
Veteran Men – Alister Ward, Mark Chalmers, Michael Bird, Michael Panckridge
Overall – Women – Kirsty Newcombe, Debbie Shelley, Kath Oliver
Overall – Men – Aaron Bird, John Bird, Alister Ward
Club Award- Chilwell Athletics

Athletics Chilwell athletes with the Giddings & McKenzie Trophy, as Interclub Winners.
Kirstie Newcombe, Alister Ward, Bob Blue (holding the trophy) Olivia Hobbs, Andy Bruschi
Award Winners -
Olivia Hobbs, Yolanda Russell, Samuel Ward, Kirstie Newcombe, Alister Ward, Debbie Shelley, Bob Blue, Kath Oliver

*****Amended (13/7) times for Hammer Training - July & August*****

Note: Landy Field has a prior booking on Wednesday 12th August from 4.00pm-5.15pm. Unfortunately this means hammer training cannot take place on that day.
Apologies  - John Landy Field Management Committee.

Geelong Athletics 'Steigen'  2015 Road Racing Championships, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Sunday 24th May (Full results)
Report by Karen Wekwerth

Note: The season program has been amended to include a run on the 23rd August. Get the new program here.

Round 2 of the 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season was held at Deakin University incorporating the Geelong Athletics 'Steigen' Road Racing Championships with a choice of either 3km or 6kms. It was great to see 46 participants competing in perfect conditions.

In the 3km event, Oliver Wiltshire was the first junior male to finish in 10.54 and Heidi Demeo was the first junior female to complete the course in 11.00. The first senior male was John Bird in 13.07 and Corrin Demeo was the first senior female in 12.20.

In the 6km event, both Sarah Walker and Lachlan Barber broke their respective age group records. Sarah was the first senior female to complete the course in 21.22 and Lachlan was the first senior male home in 20.13. Kobe Burrell was the first junior to finish in 27.37.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, our major sponsor De Grandi Cycle & Sport, Subway, AirODrome, Muffin Break, Goodlife Health Club and Geelong Wool Museum. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Geelong Athletics 'Steigen' Road Racing Championships Results

U/16 Women – Heidi Demeo – Chilwell – 11.00, Olivia Hobbs – Chilwell – 11.21
U/16 Men – Oliver Wiltshire – Chilwell – 10.54, Tom Hockley-Samon – Chilwell – 11.26, Archer Wiltshire – Chilwell – 11.26
U/20 Women – Corrin Demeo – Chilwell – 12.20, Kirstie Newcombe – Chilwell – 13.20
U/20 Men – Lachlan Barber – Chilwell – 20.13
Open Women – Sarah Waters – Deakin – 21.22
Open Men – Aaron Bird – Chilwell – 23.25
40+ Women – Sue Howell – Chilwell – 25.51, Karen Wekwerth – Geelong Guild – 32.21
40+ Men – Darren Riviere – Deakin – 21.21, Charlie El-Hage – Chilwell – 22.42, Brett Coleman – Chilwell – 24.05


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