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Upcoming events:
Geelong Athletics 2014-15 (AV Shield) Interclub Round 4, Landy Field, Saturday 25th October 2014
'McDonald & Co Real Estate' Twilight Trot Round 1, Eastern Park, Monday 27th October 2014

Results of Geelong Athletics 2014-15 (AV Shield) Interclub Round 3, Landy Field, Saturday 18th October 2014
(2014-15 Calendar) (2014-15 Shield Programs - Amended 9/10/2014)




2014-2015
'McDonald & Co. Real Estate' Twilight Trot commences at Eastern Park on Monday 27th October
(Full Details & Calendar)

ALL RUNNERS AND WALKERS (SERIOUS OR SOCIAL PARTICIPANTS) ARE WELCOME

COMMENCES: MONDAY 27 OCTOBER 2014

VENUE: EASTERN PARK BBQ ROTUNDA

STARTING TIME: 6.15 PM.

DISTANCES: 1, 2 & 3 LAPS IN THE PARK AND ON THE WALK TRACK
Short course 1635m (ON THE WALK TRACK AND THROUGH THE PARK)
Long course 2245m (ON THE WALK TRACK AROUND EASTERN GARDENS)

JUNIORS UNDER 13yrs COMPETE OVER ONE LAP OF THE DESIGNATED DISTANCE.
SENIORS COMPETE OVER A MINIMUM DISTANCE OF ONE LAP AND/OR THE DESIGNATED DISTANCE.

ENTRY FEES: $3 per PERSON OR $2 EACH A FAMILY MEMBER.

AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE END OF THE SERIES ON 2nd MARCH 2015 AT A PRESENTATION/ BBQ. AWARDS WILL BE BASED ON POINTS SCORED EACH WEEK. SPOT PRIZES WILL ALSO BE GIVEN OUT EACH WEEK COURTESY OF OUR SPONSORS.
AGE WILL BE TAKEN AS AT 27 OCTOBER 2014

ENQUIRIES: GEOFF OR MARY MCDONALD PH. 5229 3920 or Email: geoff.mcd@bigpond.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

****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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