Entries for Ballarat Junior 5km Road Championships CLOSE Wednesday 27th May (next week).





Hi Junior Hunter,


The next event for juniors is the 5Km Road Championship to be held at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat.  Melway Ref B165


After our great results at Lardner Park, I hope we are able to have teams in as many age groups as possible.


We will again be without our Private School runners as they continue to compete for their schools, so a good turnout is hoped.


If you require transport then please contact me either by email or on 9754 3696.


Entries close NEXT WEEK at midday on Wednesday 27th May.


If you have purchased a seasons ticket then you don’t require to do anything to enter.


This includes:


U20 U18 U16 U14
Ben Kelly

Declan Murphy

Jack Bullock

Callum Harris


Dana Dekkers


Sam Toll

Will Ockenden

Luke McCarthy



Kaitlin Barr

Isobelle Gilbert


Jasper Pickering

Liam Halloran

Beau Sciberris

Jake Roberts


Ciara Losty






Genevieve       O’Brien


If you are able to compete please send me an email to confirm.









If you have not purchased a season’s ticket then you will need to go online to AV to enter the event; cost U20/18 $25, U16/14 $20.


This includes:

U20 U18 U16 U14
Jack Highnam

Dan Bryden

Dan Loader


Nat Ockenden

Max Meuleman

Jack Strangio



Sophie Highnam

Mikaela Arthur

Jess Clark

Charlotte  Soteriou

Joseph Inglis

Nathan Crawley



Liam Glew


If you are able to compete please send me an email to confirm entry.



Looking forward to a great turnout of juniors.


Don’t forget to stay for afternoon tea if you can (please bring a food contribution; drinks supplied).





NB: SEASON’S TICKETS DO NOT COVER THIS EVENT SO A SEPARATE ENTRY IS REQUIRED AS A SCHOOL MEMBER (please make sure your athlete profile contains your current school).

COST: $20

(U20 non school attendees are covered by their season’s ticket).





Phil Hutton/ Peter Cuttler

Junior Team Managers


9754 3696

Kind Regards

Phil Hutton

Glenhuntly Athletics Registrar

9754 3696

Club Juniors Outstanding at All Schools Relays – Albert Park

JUNIORS AT ALBERT PARK – All Schools Road Relays.


A large number of club juniors represented their schools at this event last Saturday. There continue to be very impressive results from them and some have been members of winning school teams. In addition to those representing their school, the Club entered an invitational team in the U16 boys and we saw some impressive running for the team to finish 10th .


The Club Team was: Jasper Pickering 7:18, Liam Halloran 7:45, Beau Sciberris 8:00, and Jake Roberts 8:45. Total time: 31 min 46 sec.


U14, U16     = 4 *2km

U18, U20     = 4*3km


Boys representing their schools included:

U20    St Kevins                 Chris Hibbert        9:23

U18    Haileybury             Daniel Hamilton   8:55

Haftu Strintzos      9:08               Team 2nd.

U16    Haileybury             Cody Bellgrove      7:43               Team 6th

Wesley                     Adam Spencer       7:10               Team 1st

(2nd fastest U16 on the day).

U14    Haileybury             Romin Kodikara   7:41               Team 2nd.


Girls representing their schools included:

U18    Caulfield G              Georgie Macdonald   10:08     Team 1st

(fastest girl U18 on the day)

Loreto                       Charlotte McKenzie   11:26

Gennazanno           Kaitlin Barr                             11:50

Wesley                     Larrissa McBurney     10:40

Juliet McBurney           11:14

Sophie O’Sullivan        11:16

U16    Star of the Sea       Ciara Losty                    8:08

Wesley                     Indica Cohen                 8:11     Team 1st


Well done to all our juniors. Apologies if I have missed any results.


Thank you also to the parents who helped on the day for the club to fulfill its AV officiating obligation.

John Roberts, Michelle Mciavre, Michael Hallaran,

Club Juniors show fine form at Lardner Park; U18 boys win GOLD



The weather threatened all day, but apart from strong gusts of wind, the day turned out a good one for Cross Country Running.


Fifteen juniors ventured down the highway for the run, and we saw some fantastic performances from them.


We managed to field teams in Boys U20, U18 and U16, but unfortunately fell short by one runner in both U20 And U18 girls.


U20 Boys: 3 runners. Team Placing THIRD

In a fantastic performance, Ben Kelly finished a close second placing; just 4 seconds adrift. Ben dictated much of the event but was just run down in the finishing area. This was a really top effort from our World Cross Country representative. Jack Bullock also ran superbly to finish strongly in 8th place and Declan Murphy put in his usual honest performance for 29th placing. The team (39) finished just 4 points behind Western Athletics (35) but Knox were runaway winners on just 14 points


U18 Boys: 3 runners. Team Placing FIRST

Sam Toll had a terrific run to come in third and lead the team into first place; we won the team’s race by just 1 point from Collingwood (41 points to 42). Will Ockenden was solid in performance with 13th placing and Luke McCarthy was 25th. Luke shows a lot of talent and is a welcome addition to the team. What a great start for the team.


U16 Boys: 3 runners. Team Placing FOURTH

Jasper Pickering led the way for the team with a strong effort to finish in 6th placing. He was well placed in the event for most of the distance. Liam Halloran continues to impress and improve with his 11th placing while new member Beau Sciberris, on debut, was ill during the event and struggled a bit but to his credit he ran on for the team to ensure this encouraging team result.


U14 Boys: 1 runner.

Our only participant was 11yo Liam Glew, 18th, who is a bit of an allrounder, having won the State U14 Triple Jump, is a strong hurdler, and tries everything. A good effort against boys much bigger.


U20 Girls: 2 runners.

Dana Dekkers continued her good summer season form with a solid 10th placing. Natasha Ockenden put up a keen performance to finish in 16th placing. Well done girls. It was interesting to note that two past members also competed; Julia Atkins, now with Melbourne University on scholarship, and Lanita Steer, now a top state orienteer.


U18 Girls: 2 runners.

Kaitlin Barr was our best finisher here with a 12th placing. Kaitlin continues her good form from the last summer season. It was also good to have Charlotte McKenzie run for 15th place; she has a lot of talent. We hope to have Jessica and Mikhalla back for future events to give us a presence in the teams event


U14 Girls: 1 runner.

Our only participant was 12yo Genevieve O’Brien who ran a great race to come in in 6th placing. Genevieve is only small but shows a great deal of talent. We need to encourage others to join her to complete a team.


Well done to all juniors. Can I repeat my request to you all to bring a friend.


We also had a number of our junior members compete for their schools in the APS Schools competition. While we await their opportunity to be on our teams, it would be great if we could all be pro-active in giving all our teams a depth to make us competitive in all events



XCR 15 Ladner Park Details – Saturday 9 May, 2015 – from TV

Our first individual round at Lardner Park is only a week away and hope to have many Hunters competing.

Below is some important information you will need to know before the event:

Date: Saturday 9 May, 2015

Location: Lardner Park, Warragul
155 Burnt Store Rd, south of Princes Freeway. Approach from Drouin or Warragul.
Melway Ref X912 U8

12:30pm Race 1: 2km Cross Country Women U14, Men U14
12:40pm Race 2: 4km Cross Country Men U18, Men U20
1:00pm Race 3: 3km Cross Country Men U16, Women U16, Women U18, Women U20
1:20pm Race 4: 8km Cross Country Men Open and Masters
2:00pm Race 5: 4km Cross Country Women Open and Masters
Presentations will be made as soon as possible after the events.

Entry Information:
Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website, the event page for Lardner Park can be found here. For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered and entered before the entry closing deadline.

Entries Close: 12pm (midday) Wednesday 6 May, 2015.

Series Ticket entries will close at the same time as above and re-open at the completion of the event.

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 12pm (midday) Wednesday 6 May cut off time, otherwise athletes will have to register as a non-member and compete via invitation.

The competitor entry list as at 10:00am May 1, 2015 is now available online here. Please note this will be updated before the closing of entries.


Timing Chips & Bibs:
Competitors will need to find their timing chip from previous seasons if they have been allocated one, if an athlete is unsure if they have received a chip please call the AV Office. If it has been lost or misplaced, athletes can purchase a replacement chip on the day – a replacement chip costs $50. Newly registered athletes will receive their timing chip at Lardner Park as part of their membership.

The timing chips are guaranteed to work for 3+ years. Chips testing will be available please make sure athletes check these prior to the event. If current chips are deemed faulty by AV admin staff the athlete will receive a replacement.

All athletes MUST wear both current AV bibs at all rounds of XCR’15. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs (back and front) they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the admin area to get a replacement set prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the admin staff on the day of the event.


Club Rules (Constitution)‏

 Current Rules of GAC

 Proposed Rules for GAC Inc 2015

 GAC- Special Resolution

A special resolution will be put to the AGM (Saturday May 16th)  to change the Club Rules  so that it will comply in all respects to the new Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. All members are asked to read the Special Resolution that will be put to the AGM and to consider the changes to the Current Rules. Readers will notice the new Rules are far more detailed but do omit some matters contained in the current rules. Some obvious ones are highlighted. Where this occurs the Committee will include those matters in our Club policies where the issue needs to be included in our operational procedures. The advantage of this is that changes to any of those policies will not require a “constitutional” change and will therefore be less cumbersome.

The key reason for following this procedure is that acceptance of the “Model; Rules” will gain approval from Consumer Affairs Victoria without any need to involve lawyers and potentially drawn out process around approval of a set of Rules we have drawn up ourselves. If anyone requires further explanation of the proposed changes they should contact Max Binnington at MaxB@vicsport.com.au to discuss.

The Committee recommends full support of the changes.

Round 1 XCR 15 – Jells Park Relays

Beau Lang runs a strong 20.52

Cross Country Relays 18th April 2014 – overall summary by TV

Thankfully the weather was kind to us, making this year’s  XC relays a most enjoyable experience.

The Hunters fielded 31 teams across all the Divisions and Age Groups (M & F), including 3 invite teams made up of athletes from TV and Len’s Run Monash squad – and this was 10 more teams than any other club. Our total number of participants was an amazing 111 (77 males and 34 females).

Thanks to all of our helpers, officials, and team managers for all their work on the day.

To top the day off nicely we enjoyed a great/traditional Hunters afternoon tea.

Family involvement was really quite remarkable;

Father and son – Humphrey and Leo, Victor and Jamie, Joe and Eamonn, Chris and Declan, Mick (official) and Shane, Lyndon (official) and Daniel, Paul (official) and Ben.

Partners – Peter and Kellie, Peter and Helen, David and Bridget.

Father and Daughter – Brett (official) and Kaitlin, Simon and Laura.

Mother and daughter – Heather (official) and Dana, Kara and Isobella.

Mother and son – Julie (official) and Sam.

Mother, son and daughter – Jill, Jack, and Sophie.

Brothers – Ben James, and Michael.

Father, son, and daughter – Paul, Jack, and Gemma.

·         Apologies for any I’ve missed.

 Click here for TV’s Hunter Results

Open/Masters Men – report by TV

Once again we struggled a little at the top end, however we had a very young Division 1 team, which included 3 of our juniors (1 x U18 and 2 x U20). In fact the average age of our Division 1 team was just 20.5 yrs !

Our incredible depth was demonstrated by our overall team placings with 11 of our 14 open/masters teams finishing in the top 10 in their division/age group. Lots of PB’s were achieved with Rhydian Cowley our fastest on the day (18.57). Peter Macknamara (20.17) was our quickest master (40+).

We used a few of ‘Masters’ age in our open teams, however with everyone running in their correct age groups we might easily have won both the 40+ and 50+ events.

It is always difficult at the start of the season to get the rankings right.

Go Hunters


Women’s report by Cass Higham

As usual Jells was a great way to start the new XCR season. Although it threatened rain we were treated to a brilliant day for round 1 relays.

-We had teams in all 5 divisions, 40+ and an invitational team from Monash
-Premier division won gold with close times run by all members
-The 40+ team made up of Kellie, Bridget and Gill won silver
-We welcomed 9 new women to our open team: Anne and Sam up from juniors, Brooke and Rebecca from the track season and new members to the club Jillian, Emma, Lesley, Rhiannon and Sharon
-Sharon, who led out her division 2 team, will be heading back to the Solomon Islands in a few weeks, we hope she’s enjoyed her short stint with the club
-PBs were run by Cass and Kara and Tarli ran the fastest time for the Hunters with 21.28
I hope you all enjoyed an exciting day of relays and a great time with the Hunters. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Lardner Park.

Junior Boys start XC Season showing early form at Jells Park by Phil Hutton

XC15 got off to its usual start with the XC Relays. The weather had looked really threatening but by the time of the races, it was bright and sunny; a great day for running. Well done to all juniors

  • We entered five teams with seven club debutants.

Results:         U20     Team 1          8th                   Team 2          12th

U18                             11th

U16     Team 1          5th                   Team 2          12th

Some Highlights:

  • Solomon Islander Rossi Siosi having his sole race in XC, after some track competition, before heading to Cairns for training and then home. He and Sharon are great ambassadors and benefitted greatly from their stay. Good luck to you both for the future. Rossi was our fastest with a time of 21:07.
  • We had 9 other junior members representing their school at APS in the morning who were unable to compete. Shows we have begun to develop some good depth.
  • We had 4 juniors elevated to seniors with 3 of them representing the club in Division 1; an amazing effort from Ben, Sam, and Jack, and also Dan in the lower senior division. 
  • Luke McCarthy and Jack Highnam both had terrific first up runs with 22:20 and 22:11 respectively. Declan Murphy, Max Meuleman and debutant Daniel Bryden both did well first up and will be better for the run. Callum Harris 29:49 enjoyed his first outing for the club.
  • Jasper Pickering was our fastest U16 with 10:05 equalling the fastest overall in the competition on the day. Will Ockenden was our fastest in U18 with 10:37; impressive.
  • Liam Glew, 11yo, came in as emergency and impressed with 13:34 for U16. Thanks Liam
  • It was great to see Joseph Inglis, one of our top junior sprinters, turn his talents to XC, and for Jake Roberts to compete well after long term injury.
  • Liam Halloran 11:25 and Nathan Crawley 11:53 both impressed with their debut XC runs with the club.
  • It was good to see Jack Strangio return after a season to lead off our U18s with a 10:49; good first up Jack.


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