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ROY CUNLIFFE MEMORIAL 400m
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.
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
close 13th February.
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 email@example.com.
Geelong Athletics Summer Track & Field Athlete Pre-entry
All athletes are required to lodge the Pre-entry Form (linked above).
Outstanding performances by Geelong Athletics athletes at Victorian All Schools ChampionshipsGeelong 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.
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
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.
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
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.
Geelong Athletics 'Steigen' 2015 Road
Racing Championships, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Sunday 24th May (Full
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