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Upcoming events:
Geelong Athletics 'Stuart Robley Cup' Cross Country Relay, BBQ & End of Season Presentations, Landy Field, Sunday 24th August
AV XCR14 - Geelong Regional XC Team, Burnley Half Marathon, Yarra Blvd, Sunday 7th September 2014


Geelong Athletics 'Stuart Robley Cup' Cross Country Relay, Landy Field, Sunday 24th August

On 24th August Geelong Athletics is conducting the annual Cross Country Relay where Clubs are competing for the Stuart Robley Cup. This year it is a 4 x 2km event with the start and finish being at Landy Field.
Please let your Club know if you are able to compete or just help with doing lap splits etc. We would love to see all Clubs have at least 1 team participate.

  
Geelong Athletics 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country Round 14, Landy Field, Sunday 17th August
(Program of events)  (Full Results)

Round 14 of the 'De Grandi Cycle & Sport' Cross Country season was held at Landy Field with a choice of either 3km or 6kms. Conditions were cool for the 22 participants that completed the run.

In the 3km event, Andon Saplamaev was the first junior male to finish in 12.39. Bringing up the family double was Maria Saplamaev in a time of 18.19. The first senior male was Aaron Bird in 10.46 and Kirsty Newcombe was the first senior female in 13.01.

In the 6km event, Paul McFarlane was the first senior male in 23.11 and April Grenfell was the first senior female in 26.27.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors including our major sponsor De Grandi Cycle & Sport. Their support is greatly appreciated. For further information, check the Geelong Athletics website or contact Geoff Wiffen on 0450497085. Next week’s run will be the last for the season and will be held at Landy Field at 1.15pm with the Geelong Athletics Cross Country Relay Championships and a 3km event followed by presentations.

  
'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

****Geelong Athletics 2013-14 Interclub and Individual Awards****
(Club and Individual Awards)


'Rebel Sport' & 'Runner's World'
Bellarine Athletics 4 Bridges Fun Run Sunday 9th March 2014
Full Results and Images here
 



2013-2014
'McDonald & Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot, Handicap & Presentations, Eastern Park, Monday 4th March
(Full Results)

Report by Geoff McDonald

A record number of 75 participants attended the final run of the 23rd season of the Twilight Trot sponsored by Mc Donald & Co Real Estate and conducted by Geelong Athletics 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 same course.

Narelle Wiffen ran a big personal best time to take out the Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy in a corrected time 25.27. David Board had the fastest time overall of 16.05 followed by Dom Godfrey in 16.29

Henry Spry was the handicap winner of the junior U13 run over one lap followed in second place by Jaron Hobbs and Matilda Hobbs in third place.

End of Season Awards
Females

U13 - Winner - Olivia Hobbs, R/U - Bethany Dean.
13 - 34yrs - Winner - Jamie Rowan. R/U -. Maria Saplamaeva.
35 - 50 - Winner - Angela Hobbs . R/U - Narelle Wiffen.
50+ - Winner - Patti Galvin. R/U - Mary Clough.

Males
U13
- Winner - Jaron Hobbs. R/U - Oscar Davalga.
13 - 29yrs - Winner - Andon Saplamaev. R/U - Joel Davis.
30 - 39yrs - Winner - Brad Seller. R/U Leigh Marriner.
40 - 49yrs - Winner - Michael Hobbs. R/U - Geoff Wiffen.
50+ - Winner - Peter Urban. R/U - David Simpson.

Introduce a Friend - Olympia Boxer

Joyce Lockyer Memorial Trophy - Narelle Wiffen.

Geelong Athletics wishes to thank its sponsors McDonald & Co Real Estate, Charles Crawford & Sons Funeral Directors, 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 the season.

Chilwell top club at the Athletics Victoria Country Championships in Ballarat, 24th, 25th & 26th January

Congratulations to Athletics Chilwell - the Champion Club at the 2014 Country Championships,
performing near the top in both men's and women's categories to outscore  Bendigo Harriers
(Men's winners) and Eaglehawk (Women's winners)
Mary McDonald, President of Athletics Chilwell, receiving the Margaret
Mary McDonald, President of Athletics Chilwell, receiving the Margaret Saunders Country Cup,
as overall winners at the Victorian Country Championships

Andrew Bews & Steve Polizzi Christian Davis (COR) gold medallist, William Humble (CHI)
silver medallist
4x400 Relay Gold Medallists Athletics Chilwell, Silver Medallists Geelong Guild
Gold Medallists in the 4x400 relays - Athletics Chilwell Open Women and 40+ Women Jessica Fitzpatrick (GG) gold medallist, Georgie Boal (GG) silver, Lucy Fyffe
(CHI) Bronze in the U18 200m
Hamish Baylis (DKN) gold, Hashmat Ali (CHI) bronze in the U20 800m event


****Invitation throwing events have been added to the Shield programs (Amended AV Shield Programs)****

Program One will now have Invitational Discus (greater than 30m) Men & Women at 4.45pm

Program Two (starting this Saturday Nov 16) will now have Invitational Hammer Throw (greater than 30m) Men & Women at 1.20pm.
& Invitational Javelin (greater than 25m) Men & Women at 4.30pm

Please note that only 3 throws will be allowed and if there is a lack of officials the athletes will have to assist with running the event.

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