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Upcoming events:
'Steigen' Spectacular, Landy Field, 6.30pm Saturday 20th December 2014
'McDonald & Co Real Estate' Twilight Trot Round 9, Eastern Park, Monday 29th December 2014
Geelong Athletics 2014-15 (AV Shield) Interclub Round 9 (Program 1), Landy Field, 6.00pm Saturday 10th January 2015

Some important details for the coming weeks

Hammer/Discus has been cancelled this weekend (13th December) due to ongoing issues with the cage.
We are offering a rescheduling on Saturday December 20th starting with Hammer at 2pm. If you wish to compete on 20/12 please email Sally Hockey so we can arrange Officials.
AV are hoping to have someone look at the Cage on Friday, but it may be Monday, so we are hopeful that the cage will be useable early next week.

The Multi event that was scheduled for 20/12 + 21/12 at Landy Field has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Steigen Spectacular Saturday December 20th starting with Pole Vault at 6:30pm.
Entry: Gold coin Donation. Get along and witness our elite and up-and-coming athletes taking part. Get involved in the Vortex Throw or the Little Athletic Mile Handicap. Buy a sausage and hang around to see Santa drop in. Please come along and support this great event.

January Shield Rounds 9 + 10 are NIGHT meets starting at 6pm.

Geelong Championships are 7/02/15 + 8/02/15. Please start getting entries in to Beth. Entries close 25/01/15. ebauer@ncable.net.au

Geelong Athletics require a Schools coordinator. We are looking for a person that has computer and mobile phone access and basic emailing skills. Some physical strength is required but you shall have an assistant. Is available Feb-June and September - October from @ 8am - 9am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm most week days. $50 per day re numeration.

Sally Hockey
Secretary Geelong Athletics

****Hammer & Discus cages closed until further notice****
Both the Hammer cage and Discus cage have been closed until further notice by order of the City of Greater Geelong.

Results of Geelong Athletics 2014-15 (AV Shield) Interclub Round 8, Landy Field, Saturday 13th December 2014
(2014-15 Calendar) (2014-15 Shield Programs)



2014-2015
'McDonald & Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot Round 8, Eastern Park, Monday 15th December
(Full Results) (Full Details & Calendar)

Report by Geoff McDonald

A big field of 77 participants attended the McDonald & Co Real Estate Twilight Trot hosted by Geelong Athletics on Monday night at Eastern Park. The participants had a choice of one, two or three laps of the long course of 2250m on the walk track.

A husband is in the “dog house” after beating his wife by 4 secs.

Despite Jane White running a personal best time of 8.50, which was a personal best by 20secs, husband Cameron took no pity when he won the senior one lap run in 8.46. Maybe Cameron will learn next time.

Paul McFarlane returned to the Trot after a break to easily take out the senior two laps while veteran runner Patti Galvin dropped back from the longer distance to take out the female section.

In the senior three lap run Dom Godfrey was back in his usual position over the tough 6650m course with a convincing win.

Once again there was a strong turn out of junior U13 runners with a very close time for first place between Tom Hockley-Samon and Harry Leigh. Bethany Dean ran a strong race to win the junior female.

Congratulations to our U13 juniors Darcy Crook, Hollie, Oscar and Eve Davalga and Imogen Farnell for all achieving personal best times over one lap

Tom Hockley-Samon was presented with a pair of Steigen socks for breaking the record in last week’s run.

The next Twilight Trot will be held at Eastern Park BBQ Rotunda on Monday 29th December commencing at 6.15pm. The event will be one or two laps of the short course. 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.w.mcdonald@gmail.com.


Geelong Athletics 'Stuart Robley Cup' Cross Country Relay & Season Awards , Landy Field, Sunday 24th August (Full Results)

Round 15 of the 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season was held at Landy Field with a 3km run and incorporating the Geelong Athletics 'Stuart Robley Cup' Cross Country Relay Championships. Seasons awards were also awarded to conclude the season. Conditions were cool for the 26 participants that completed the run. There were four athletes who competed in every race for the season - Michael Panckridge, Kirstie Newcombe, Debbie Shelley and Karen Wekwerth.

In the 3km event, Alister Ward was the first senior male in 11.21 and Kath Oliver was the first senior female in 16.22.

In the relay event, Athletics Chilwell took out first and second place. The Ward family were third and Geelong Guild were forth. Aaron Bird ran the fastest leg in the relay in 6.59.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors including our major sponsor De Grandi Cycle & Sport. Their support is greatly appreciated.

'Stuart Robley Cup' Relay Results
Chillwell no 1 - B. Blue 7.29, M. Balaam 7.18, A. Bird 6.59, S. Pedersen 7.22 - 29.08
Chilwell no 2 - K. Newcombe 8.33, B. McLennan 8.27, J. Rowsthorn 8.28, J. Bird 7.35 - 33.03
Ward Family - S.l Ward 7.39, T. DeKoning Ward 9.53, L. Ward 10.15, A. Ward 7.34 - 35.21
Geelong Guild - T. Wood 14.23, A. Tarr 9.54, C. Holzer 8.59, K. Wekwerth 9.02

Season Awards
Junior Women - Jessie Rowsthorn, Runner up - Olivia Hobbs
Open Women - Kirstie Newcombe, Runner up - Bree McLennan
Veteran Women - Karen Wekwerth, Runner up - Kath Oliver
Junior Men - Samuel Ward, Runner up - Andon Saplamaev
Open Men - Drew Semmens, Runner up - Aaron Bird
Veteran Men - Michael Panckridge, Runner up - Alister Ward
Champion Female - Kirstie Newcombe
Champion Male - Drew Semmens
Champion Club - Athletics Chilwell

Stuart Robley Trophy winners Athletics Chilwell - Aaron Bird, Bob Blue, Stuart Robley (GA/AV Life Member), Sharon Pedersen and Mimmi Balaam Back Row: Sam Ward, Alister Ward, Michael Panckridge, Kath Oliver
Front Row: Karen Wekwerth, Aaron Bird, Bree McLennan Kirstie Newcomb, Jessie Rowsthorn



  
'Steigen' Geelong Cross Country Championships &
Geelong Athletics 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country Round 10, Eastern Park, Sunday 20th July
(Program of events)  (Full Results)

Round 10 of the 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season was held at Eastern Gardens incorporating the 'Steigen' Geelong Cross Country Championships with a choice of either 3km or 6kms. Conditions were perfect for the 51 participants that completed the run.

In the 3km event, Olivia Hobbs was the first junior female across the line in a time of 11.25. Tom Hockley-Samon was the first junior boy in 11.15. The first senior male was Sean Marshman in 11.46 and Kirsty Newcombe was the first senior female in 14.38.

In the 6km event, Jack Verstraten was the first senior male in 21.46. Coreena Cleland was the first senior female in 23.43.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors including our major sponsor De Grandi Cycle & Sport and Steigen. Their support is greatly appreciated. For further information, check the Geelong Athletics website or contact Geoff Wiffen on 0450497085.

Results
Steigen Geelong Cross Country Championships
3km - Women's U/16 - Heidi Demeo Chi 11.37, R. Waters Dkn 11.41, G. Quick Chi 11.46
Men's U/16 - T. Hockley-Samon Chi 11.15, O. Wiltshire Chi 11.22, O. Loughnan Chi 11.23
Women's U/20 - C. Demeo Chi 10.57
6km - Women's Open - Corina Cleland Dkn 23.43, S. Waters Dkn 23.52, C. Verstraten Chi 24.36
Men's U/20 - J. Verstraten Chi 21.46, J. Hockley-Samon Chi 22.45, E. Anderson Dkn 22.49
Men's Open - A. Beckworth GG 22.59, A. Bird Chi 24.06
Women's 40+ - S. Pederson Chi 25.38, S. Hockley Chi 31.59, K. Wekwerth GG 34.15
Men's 40+ - Andrew Bell Dkn 24.02, Jack Verstraten Chi 24.36, Peter Samon Chi 29.13 



Geelong Athletics 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country and 'Steigen' Geelong Road Championships
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Sunday 25th May
(Program of events)  (Full Results)

Round 2 of the 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season was held at Deakin University incorporating the 'Steigen' Geelong Road Racing Championships with a choice of either 3km or 6kms. Conditions were perfect for the 39 participants that completed the run.

Two records were broken in the Road Racing Championships. Claudia Verstraten broke the open record in the 6km event by 2 seconds in a time of 23.07 and Brett Coleman broke the 40+ record also in the 6km event by 25 seconds in a time of 20.28

Overall, in the 3km event, Oliver Loughnan was the first junior male to complete the course in 10.51. Heidi Demeo was the first junior female across the line in a time of 10.57. The first senior male was Drew Semens in 12.08 and Kirsty Newcombe was the first senior female in 14.12.

In the 6km event, Brett Coleman was the first senior male in 20.28. Claudia Verstraten was the first senior female in 23.07.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors including our major sponsor De Grandi Cycle & Sport. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Results
Steigen Geelong Road Racing Championships
3km - Women U/16 - Heidi Demeo CHI 10.57, Georgia Quick CHI 11.15, Jessie Rowsthorn CHI 13.26
3km - Men U/16 - Oliver Loughnan CHI 10.51, Tom Hockley-Samon CHI 11.10, Oliver Wiltshire CHI 11.47
6km - Women Open - Claudia Verstraten CHI 23.07, Bree McLennan CHI 29.06, Cathryn Hoare BEL - 29.20
6km - Women 40+ - Connie Anskaitis GG 27.47, Karen Wekwerth GG 32.30
6km - Men U/20 - Jack Verstraten CHI 21.35, Eamon Anderson DKN 21.53, Sam Hoare DKN 23.02
6km - Men Open - Aaron Bird CHI 24.11
6km - Men 40+ - Brett Coleman CHI 20.28, Charlie El-Hage CHI 22.51, Andrew Bell DKN 22.58


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