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Geelong Athletics 2014-15 One Hour Run, Landy Field, 6.00pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Geelong Athletics 2014-15 Track & Field Season Awards
(Full list of award winners)

Major Awards
Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy - Jayden Barmby (BEL)
(Awarded to the athlete judged on sportsmanship, athletic accomplishment, potential and popularity with fellow athletes and officials)

Ron Clarke Trophy - Isaac Hockey (CHI)

McKiernan Award - Ned Weatherly (CHI)
(Outstanding Junior [Under 20] throwing competitor)

John Landy Award -
Damien Birkinhead (COR)

Athlete with Disability Award - Aaron Bird (CHI)

Committee Award - Geni Kozdra
(To the person(s), not being on the local Board, who has contributed most to the athletes and to the Geelong Centre)

Liam Mullen Men U16 - Colin Bright Memorial Trophy Aaron Bird Men
Open - Neil Trezise Trophy
Mary McDonald receiving the (Women) Forrest
Family Shield from Lou Mirarchi
Chilwell athletes with their awards


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'McDonald & Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot Handicap & Presentations, Eastern Park, Monday 2nd March 2015
(Full Results) (Full Details & Calendar)

Report by Geoff McDonald

The final run for 2014/2015 season of the McDonald & Co Twilight Trot conducted by Geelong Athletics was held on Monday evening at Eastern Park with a big field of 78 participants.

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 had a choice of either one or two laps.

It took a big personal best time by Alf Bluch to win the Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy in a corrected time of 19.35. This was the first occasion that Alf had broken 20 minutes. In second place was Sharon Hockley only 3 secs behind and third was Barry Weldon.

Alf Bluch
Joyce Lockyer Trophy winner

Darcy Crook was the handicap winner of the junior U13 run over one lap followed in second place by Emily Caldow and third was Tom Hockley-Samon.

The overall fastest time in the senior 2 lap run was by Dom Godfrey in 16.21. Olivia Hobbs was the fastest female in 17.40.

In the senior one lap run Mark Harvey was fastest in 8.59 and Jackie Kriz took out the female run.

In the U13 run, Tom Hockley-Samon in his final run as a junior was first across the line in 7.43.

Geelong Athletics wishes to thank its sponsors – McDonald & Co Real Estate, Carol & Terry Crawford Funeral Directors, Steigen, DeGrandi Cycle & Sport, Oz Tenpin Bowling Centre, Barwon Water, Subway & Brumby’s Bakery.
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 the season.

End of Season Awards

U9 - Winner – Milly Hobbs. R/U – Claudia Paul.
U13 – Winner – Bethany Dean, R/U – Ashlee Meade
13 – 34yrs – Winner – Olivia Hobbs. R/U –. Maria Saplamaeve.
35 – 49 - Winner – Shannon Leigh. R/U – Angela Hobbs
50 + - Winner – Patti Galvin. R/U – Jill Urban.

U9 – Winner – Martin Dean. R/U- Luka Gerber.
U13 – Winner – Bailey Harvey. R/U – Jaron Hobbs.
13 – 29yrs – Winner – Mark Harvey. R/U – Dom Godfrey.
30 – 39yrs – Winner – Leigh Marriner. R/U – Adrian Gerber.
40 – 49yrs – Winner – Steven Paul. R/U – Paul McFarlane.
50+ - Winner – David Simpson. R/U – Michael Panckridge.

Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy – Alf Bluch

● The connections between your actions, thoughts and feelings.
● Understanding the power of your thoughts.

PRESENTER: Stephanie Rice > Barwon Sports Academy Sport Psychology Co-Ordinator / Mental Skills Consultant.

Where: Landy Field Wood Pavilion
When: Thursday 05th March 2015 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Cost: $5.00 per athlete

RSVP – Please advise Anula Costa if you are attending by 2nd March 2015
Email: anula@iprimus.com.au, SMS: 0407 118 895

Geelong Athletics Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening
Friday March 20th 2015, 6pm, meals from 6:30pm, Presentations from 7:30pm
Geelong RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont
$25 per person.
Three meals will be served : Chicken Parmigiana, Roast Beef, Oven Baked Fish with Lemon and Herb Butter.
Desert: Fruit salad with individual Pavlova or Apple Crumble.
Drinks at Bar Prices.

We require bookings AND payment by Friday 13th March.
If you wish to come JUST for the presentation can you inform Sally so we can ensure there is adequate seating.
Email: shockey@aussiebroadband.com.au

Please notify Nick or Sally if you have special Dietary requirements: Gluten Free/Vegetarian.

Payments as follows:
Cheque and mail to Nick Mirarchi, PO BOX 1367, Geelong 3220.
Direct debit to GEELONG ATHLETICS INC, BSB 063 512, Account: 0091 3894 Please include name and transfer description.

Sally Hockey
Secretary Geelong Athletics

Results of Geelong Athletics 2014-15 Championships, Landy Field, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015
(2014-15 Calendar) (2014-15 Shield Programs)

Geelong Championships Days 1 & 2                          Relay Championships

10,000m Championships & One Hour Run
* Geelong Athletics in conjunction with the Masters Competition events; 10000M, Wednesday February 25th and the 1 hour run Wednesday March 25th.
Both commencing at 6pm at Landy Field. $3 entry fee. We need volunteers from Clubs to assist with conducting this event. Could you please email me names of those who are available to assist.

Geelong Athletics Presentation Dinner
*Geelong Athletics Presentation and Dinner will be held on Friday March 20th. Dinner from 6pm, presentations from 7.30pm. $25/person for meal. I will forward a flyer shortly with further details.

2015/16 Geelong Athletics Board Nominations
*At the conclusion of the 2015/2016 athletic season the current Geelong Athletic Board members will be vacating ALL positions. Currently there are several Vacant Portfolio positions on the Board so now is the time to become involved and understand the Council and AV regulations, the deadlines, the rules and regulations.

Sally Hockey
Secretary Geelong Athletics

*****Hammer Training*****

Athletics Victoria and the City of Greater Geelong have agreed to allow Hammer training at the following dates and time under the condition that only the hammer throwers and their coaches are at the venue during those times.

Sundays 15/2, 22/2, 1/3, 8/3, 15/3 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 22/3 12.30pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday evenings after the Masters group have concluded allowing time for them to clear the area:
11/2, 18/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3 7.15pm – 9.30pm
25/2 & 25/3 7.45pm – 9.30pm

Morning sessions Wed 11/2, Fri 13/2, Wed 18/2, Fri 20/2, Mon 23/2, Tues 24/2,
Mon 2/3, Mon 9/3, Sun 8/3, Sun 15/3, Sun 22/3
8.00am – 10.00am

Can all other athletes please take note and not attend Landy Field during the times above, thank you,
John Landy Field Management Committee

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.

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.

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.

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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