Cross Country Relays – 16th June 2016 – Jells Park

Link – TV’s Hunter Results

In great conditions 26 club teams participated in the first events of the Winter

2016 Season – the Cross Country Relays

Our numbers were considerably greater than those of any other clubs and we

enjoyed excellent success with wins in 3 of the events – Women Open Division 1,

Women Under 16 & Men Under 18.

On the day we welcomed 13 new club members to our teams and, as usual, we

enjoyed a terrific afternoon tea gathering to top off a most successful day.

Thanks to all those who assisted in non-competitive roles on the day as AV

officials and also as managers of our club teams.

The next event on the 2016 Winter Season Calendar, in a few week’s time (Sat 7th

May), will be the Cross Country at Wandin Park – a new venue on the Program.

Reminder – Please ensure you lodge your entries for Wandin Park early – either

by taking an XCR16 package (Season Ticket) or by entering the race separately.

Contact your team/age group manager if any questions or problems

INTERESTED IN HELPING OUR CLUB SUCCEED? -We are seeking expressions of interest for club committee and team managing (especially juniors).

The Club Annual General meeting is to be held at the Duncan Mackinnon Reserve (Track) on May 14th (evening) followed by presentation of Summer Trophies.

We hope for a large turnout of athletes, parents and friends. BOOKING is required if you would like a meal ($25 adults/$15 juniors).

At the AGM we will seek expressions of interest to fill a number of positions on the club committee as well as seeking interest in membership of SOCIAL COMMITTEE (we need junior representation here too), RECRUITMENT, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (for club helpers) and TEAM MANAGEMENT.

Ideally, for team management, we would like to a number of managers for senior and juniors; male and female, Open, Masters and Juniors (U20/U18, and U16/U14). We have team management for WINTER events and a separate group for Summer events.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING IN ANY WAY, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB SECRETARY HELEN RAINEY at helenrainey@iinet.net.au (0403 924 390 to discuss) OR TREVOR VINCENT trevvin@bigpond.net.au (0407 922 597) OR PHIL HUTTON gohunter@tpg.com.au (0477 968 620) OR MAX BINNINGTON maxb@primco.com.au (0412 415 735)

LETS GROW THE HUNTERS and GET INVOLVED.

THE MORE INTEREST, THE LESS WORK FOR EACH.

To paraphrase a famous football coach:

IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO US.

KEEP WARM THIS WINTER WITH A GLENHUNTLY HOODIE

With the winter season fast approaching, now is a good time to get yourself a Glenhuntly club hoodie. There are 3 styles to choose from and they are all super warm and look great on. To organise a time to try the hoodies on contact Kurt on Facebook or email kurtgolonka@gmail.com. Remember that you also get your new competition singlets and crop tops by contacting Kurt.

Winter Season – Registration: Opens April 1st.

Registration/Club Membership for 2016/17 (Covering 1/3/2016 to 31/3/2017)
Registrations aren’t available until April 1st and will comprise an AV fee of $100 for Open Men & Women (Junior $80, and Dual athlete(LAV) $50 ) and Club Fee of $92 (Junior and Dual (LAV) $52) . Please don’t try to register before then
To run in the XC Relays at Jells Park on April 16th you will need to be registered by the weekend prior; i.e. 9th April. NB Register (April 1 – 9)
Individual entry is not required for Winter Relays – just advise your Team Manager of your availability to participate in Relays.
A winter package (seasons ticket) is available and costs $125 (Junior $100 and Dual $55) for 6 races (or $30 per individual event) (Juniors 4 races) which can be discounted by $50 if you also take a summer package $125 (new) as well .

Fifteen Club Masters earn 28 Medals at Vic Masters

Fifteen of our club Master athletes contested the Victorian Masters Championships on 19/20 March at Doncaster and really shone with 28 medals (15 Gold, 8 Silver, 5 Bronze).
Kurt, Ralph and Kulan and Gwen were multi-Gold winners. Well done.
It was great to see our paraolympian Russell Short dominate the Shot Put and David Wookey really get involved with five events, and Alex Newman four.
Husband and wife, Peter and Kellie almost netted the double gold in Steeple and 800m.

Results were:
VICTORIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS. MARCH 2016

30 – 34
Will Little 200m 23.53 23.54 82.11% 1st

35 – 39
Kulan Ranasinghe 110m H 16.83 16.67 77.48% 1st
400m 52.95 51.12 84.48% 2nd
400m H 57.80 57.98 1st

40 – 44
Geoff Pittman 100m 11.93 11.43 85.67% 2nd
200m 23.86 22.76 84.91% 2nd
Alex Newman 100m 12.86 12.32 79.47% 6th
Discus 2kg 31.48m 34.67m 46.80% 3rd
Pole Vault 3.05m 3.28m 53.51% 1st
Shot 7.26kg 10.01m 11.14m 48.22% 3rd
Peter Macknamara 3km Steeple 10:22.09 9:29.47 83.17% 1st
Kellie Macknamara 800m 2:29.01 2:22.12 79.71% 2nd

45 – 49
Kurt Golonka 100m 12.64 11.74 83.39% 1st
60m 8.16 7.58 84.44% 2nd
200m 25.93 23.95 80.68% 1st
Angelo Portelli 5000m 22:26.12 20:52.17 60.46% 5th
Russell Short Shot 7.26kg 13.96m 16.78m 72.59% 1st

50 – 54
Vicki Charles Pole Vault 1.85m 2.39m 46.60% 2nd

60 – 64
Marlene Gourlay 3000m W 17:44.6 14:17.97 81.01% 1st
1500m 6:39.6 5:10.05 74.98% 3rd

65 – 69
Heather Carr 1500m W 7:52.72 6:03.15 92.80% 1st
200m 40.54 30.58 69.78% 3rd
800m 3:30.75 2:34.74 73.21% 2nd

70 – 74
Gwen Steed 3000m W 19:39.4 13:59.50 82.79% 1st
1500m W 9:33.87 6:54.68 81.27% 1st
Ralph Bennett 3000m W 17:06.8 12:14.17 86.01% 1st
1500m W 8:15.71 5:53.64 87.38% 1st
David Wookey Hammer 4kg 22.25m 32.31m 37.26% 2nd
Javelin 500g 25.30m 42.50m 43.16% 4th
Weight 7.26kg10.83m 12.35m 47.77% 1st
Discus 1kg 17.88m 22.85m 30.85% 5th
Shot 4kg 7.95m 10.18m 44.04% 3rd

Anna Saw and James Alexander show fine form over 800m at Milers Club; 15/3/2016

Eight club members competed at the Milers Club.

Anna Saw continued her good consistent form with an 8th placing in the Women’s A 800m event in a time of 2:12.8

James Alexander ran 1:53.2 for 2nd placing in the men’s A 800m event; a time slightly slower than recent efforts. Bring on the nationals.

Sam Toll finished in 2nd place in his 800m event and claimed the scalp of Tamysn Manou-Lewis ion the process. They all count Sam. Well done.

Others to compete were Charlotte McKenzie U18 2:24.8 and Jordan Crane 2:03.1.

In the 1500m we had 3 starters with Tom McFarlane our fastest with 4:03.9, followed by Ben Kelly 4:05.1, and Jasper Pickering U16 4:25.4.

Well done Hunters