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'De Grandi Cycle & Sport'
Geelong Athletics 2013 Cross Country Round 1, Zillah Crawcour Reserve, Sunday
Athletics Victoria XCR13,
3 Ballarat Road Race, Lake Wendouree, Saturday 25th
GRCC Sandown Park Road Relays, Saturday 11th May
from Brett Coleman
Well done and thanks to everyone who ran or helped out at the Sandown
Road Relays last Saturday. Our juniors once again dominated & replicated
their Jells performances with the U14 & U16 women scoring big wins & the
U14 men finishing 2nd. Check out our website for all of the Geelong
results & a link to all of the pics from the day -
Ballarat Road Race - Sat May 25
• Full details of the Ballarat event at
• YOU NEED TO ENTER YOURSELVES ONLINE for this event with entries
closing midnight Mon May 20. You'll need login details from Aths Vic
that should have been emailed to you by Nicole Jones
• 2 entry options:
o Series entry for all of the individual races (6 for open - $85, 5 for
juniors - $40-65 depending upon age) - entry link at
o Enter just a single race (open $25, juniors $15-20) - for Ballarat,
entry link at
• Thanks to Brad Fuller, we'll be having the annual post race BBQ
spectacular courtesy of BBQs Galore Ballarat!
• Please contact me with any
'De Grandi Cycle & Sport'
Geelong Athletics 2013 Cross Country Round 1, Zillah Crawcour Reserve,
Sunday 5th May (Full Results)
Report by Karen Wekwerth
The 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season commenced on Sunday
at Zillah Crawcour Reserve with a choice of either a 3km or 6km circuit.
Conditions were mild for the 22 participants that completed the run.
In the 3km event, Michael Bongiorno won the junior male section in a
very good time of 11.21 while Jessie Rowsthorn won the junior female
section in 13.00. John Bird was the first senior male to cross the line
in 12.52 with Connie Anskaitis finishing in 12.25 to be the first
In the 6km event Andon Saplamaev was the first junior male and Aaron
Bird was the first male in 24.13. Bree McLennan was the first female in
We would like to thank all of our sponsors including our major sponsors
GJ McDonald & Co First National Real Estate, Charles Crawford and Sons.
Their support is greatly appreciated.
There will be no race next week due to Mother’s Day. The next race will
be held at Seagull Paddock, North Geelong (behind McDonalds) commencing
at 1.15pm on 19/5. Participants have a choice of either 3.4km or 6.8km.
Everyone is welcome to join us. For further information please contact
Neil Whitmore on 0427 841 735.
GRCC Jell's Park Relays, Saturday 27th April
from Brett Coleman
• Well done to all involved. Another great turn out & enjoyable
afternoon for all involved. For the provisional Geelong results and pics,
see our website www.grcc.net.au.
Full results including individual times of other teams should be
available on the AV website by Mon afternoon.
• A big thanks to our officials (Peter Samon, Eliesha Byrt, Cathryn
Hoare) and all those who helped with timing.
• Well done in particular to the following:
o U16 Women: Corrin Demeo, Montana Jones & Alex Mathisen - GOLD!
o U14 Women: Georgia Quick, Alyssa Jones & Heidi Demeo - GOLD!
o U14 Men: Harry Hockley Samon, Tom Hockley Samon, Olly Loughnan -
o Open Men Div 1: Nick Wightman, Mark Fountain, Colin Thornton, Brenton
Rowe, Harry Smithers & Brady Threlfall - BRONZE!
o David Board who won the Steigen Award for his valiant effort to finish
despite his mid race injury.
Sandown Road Relays (Sat May 11):
• Full details on AV website at:
• Please email your availability to
me by Sun May 5 at the very latest.
Geelong Athletics Presentation Night, Queens Park Golf Club, Friday 22nd
Results from the 2013 Australian Junior Track
& Field Championships, Perth from 12-17 March
CONGRATULATIONS to the following medallists and well
done to all the athletes who competed.
Ned Weatherly (Chi) broke the National record in the Under 16 Hammer
with a throw of 73.96m
Corrin Demeo (Chi) U16, 3000m 10.21.63
Heidi Demeo (Chi) U14 1500m 4.43.04
Heidi Demeo (Chi) U14 800m 2.17.25
Lachlan Burns (Chi) U16, Pole Vault 3.60m
Deluca Lawson-Matthews (Dkn) U20, 400m 48.11
James Buckley (Cor) U18, 4x100m Relay
Jake Penny (GG) U18, 4x100m Relay
Sam Reiser (Dkn) U18, 4x400m Relay
Ned Weatherly (Chi) U16 Shot Put 19.14m
Ned Weatherly Under 16 Discus 57.99m
Corrin Demeo (Chi) U16, 1500m 4.33.77
Tom Henry (Bel) U20, High Jump 2.00m
Parker Lawrence (Chi) U14, 200m 24.32
Parker Lawrence (Chi) U14, 4x100m Relay
Sam Reiser (Dkn) U18, 400m 49.14
Temoe Brown (Chi) U16, 4x200m Relay
Emily Fyffe (Chi) U18, 4x400m Relay
Deluca Lawson-Matthews (Dkn) U20, 4x400m Relay
Georgia Nemaric (Chi) U20, 4x100 Relay
Lachlan Barber (Chi) U17, 800m 1.54.68
Parker Lawrence (Chi) U14, 100m 12.19
Ned Weatherly (Chi) U18, Hammer 66.16m
Geelong Regional Cross Country Team News
from Brett Coleman
I hope that everyone is fit and well. XCR13 is now
less than 6 weeks away with the Jells Park XC Relays on Sat April 27.
The season calendar can be found at
There have been a couple of new recruits for this year already which is
fantastic. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass on
the website details (www.grcc.net.au)
or ask them to contact me.
As in previous years, there will be a registration evening at
Steampocket Pizzeria. We will have registration forms available to
complete or you should be able to download one before hand once they
have been released (not yet available). If you're not familiar with the
registration process, or need a reminder, see
Please note that this is currently the 2012 version. It sounds like the
AV Registration will have increased in cost slightly.
Registration Evening Details:
Steampocket Pizzeria (313 Pakington St, Newtown)
Wed April 3, 6-8pm
Cost: Free food; Not free drinks - too dangerous!
RSVP: No need, just turn up & get registered!
A big thanks to Steampocket's Cam Burns for his ongoing fantastic
support of the team.
If you can't make the registration evening, please contact your club
registrar to organise registration separately. Contact details of each
club's registrar are at the end of the above link.
Feel free to contact me with any questions via email or M 0438 434 260.
Results of 'McDonald & Co Real Estate' Geelong Athletics 2012-13
Championships, Day 2, Saturday 9th March (Full
2013 Geelong Guild Roy Cunliffe Memorial 400m
A Osborn (GG) 1:00.20, H Randall (Chi) 1:02.93, L Spokes (GG) 1:05.16, E
Byrt (GG) 1:12.55, B Gibson (GG) 1:12.74, C Orelli (Chi) 1:18.74, L
Taylor (GG) 1:35.14
D Nolan (GG) 55.32, L Mcpherson (GG) 1:06.20, M Spikers (GG) 1:14.34, A
Micallef (GG) 1:14.36, K Gray Cor) 1:33.00, M Orelli (Chi) 1:33.05, A
Bews (GG) 1:33.06
2013 Bellarine Four Bridges Fun Run, Sunday 10th March (Full
2012-13 'McDonald &
Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot, Handicap & Presentations, Eastern Park, Monday
Report by Geoff McDonald
The final run of the McDonald & Co Real Estate
Twilight Trot conducted by Geelong Athletics was held on Monday evening
at Eastern Park.
Juniors who qualified were handicapped over one lap of the long
course whilst the seniors eligible for the Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy
were handicapped over two laps of the long course.
Those participants who did not qualify ran or walked over the
It took a big effort by David Board off the back
mark on 14.30 to win the Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy in a corrected
time 15.29. David had the
fastest time overall followed by Shane Keddie in 16.52.
Gabriel Van Berkel was the handicap winner of the
junior U13 run over one lap followed in second place by Jessie Rowsthorn
and third Olivia Hobbs.
U13 – Winner – Jessie Rowsthorn,
R/U – Chloe Osborne.
13 – 34yrs – Winner – Jamie Soldani.
R/U –. Jane White.
35 - 50 - Winner – Sara Keranen .
R/U – Nikki Welsh.
50+ - Winner – Patti Galvin. R/U – Kath Oliver.
U13 – Winner – Gabriel Van Berkel.
R/U – Jaron Hobbs.
13 – 29yrs – Winner – Andon Saplamaev.
R/U – Jack Hockley-Samon.
30 – 39yrs – Winner – Leigh Marriner.
R/U – Cameron White.
40 – 49yrs – Winner – Paul McFarlane.
R/U – Michael Panckridge.
50+ - Winner – David Simpson. R/U – Eero Keranen.
Lockyer Memorial Trophy – David Board.
Geelong Athletics wishes to thank its sponsors
–McDonald & Co Real Estate, Charles Crawford & Sons Funeral Directors, Bakers Delight Pakington Street, Geelong West, DeGrandi Cycle & Sport,
Geelong Bowling Lanes, Barwon Water, Steigen & Subway.
Thank you to the Geelong Advertiser & Geelong News for publishing the race report each week
and to those people who assisted in the running of the event throughout