XCR ’16 Round 10 Tan Relays

14333569_10154111142022979_1852472954866088957_nLink: TV’s Hunter Results
In great conditions we saw around 30 teams (over 100 runners) representing the Hunters at this year’s relays, with sensational results.

Our Women Division 1 (Premier Division) were our only winners on the day but top 3 placings came from Men 40+ (2nd), Men U18 (2nd), Men U20 (2nd), Women U16 (2nd ), Women U20 (2nd)

Additionally our Run Monash teams picked up 2nd in Men Div 5, &  3rd in Men Division 6.

Our Men U18 team won the U18 Premiership for 2016.

Special thanks to the huge number of club helpers /Managers who helped ensure our successes on the day.

Rio Paralympics – Russell Short  Shot Put 7th

Another club member, Russell Short, in the Shot Put, finished with an  excellent seventh placing. In a highly competitive event, Russell put the shot in a near PB 15.02m, to set a club masters record. Russell is competing at his eighth Paralympics, having first competed in 1988. At London in 2012 he was the Australian Flag bearer.

Fantastic effort, Russell.

Also at the Paralympics in Rio, past members Jess Gallagher (cycling bronze) and Jake Lappin (400m Wheelchair, eliminated in heat) have represented their country proudly.

XCR ’16 Round 9 Half Marathon

14196189_10154068607637979_6914044590617721653_oLink: TV’s Hunter Results

In great conditions a big Hunter turnout ensured that we filled a number of teams in the Half Marathon in both Open Masters Men & Women.

In the 6k race – U18 Men had a team of three finish, ensuring that we win the U18 premiership.

Individual highlights included;

A great win for Will Ockenden in U18 Men & a close second for Sam Toll in U20 Men

Second & third places resp to Dana Dekkers & Erica Patterson in U20 Women

A fine 5th for Cass Higham in Open Women Hal Marathon

A big PB for Jamie Cook in the Open Men Half Marathon.

And the day was capped off nicely with the usual terrific Morning tea spread.


XCR ’16 Round 8 Ekiden Relay

Link: TV’s Hunter Results   Gallery

On a nice day for running we saw around 70 Hunters participate in this popular event.

Special thanks to all who helped our teams on the day – but especially Julie Nield, Chris Bowly & Tony Doran who filled the AV ‘helper’ spots for us. Thanks again to Phil Hutton for bringing the trailer down with all our gear on it

We had 4 teams place in the top 3 in their event and now have 5 teams in the top 3 on the progressive ladders. Our U18 Men are on top of their ladder.

Due some pre-race damage to the course all legs were around 300m longer than advertised so comparison with last year’s times was not possible.  Additionally there were a few issues with the directions to runners on the course resulting in a number being misdirected & so losing valuable time/places.

See you all at Burnley on September4th


With athletics about to start, it is time to get behind our club Olympians and cheer them all the way.

Best wishes to Rhydian Cowley (20km Walk), Ryan Gregson (1500m), Genevieve LaCaze (3km Steeplechase), Rosi Siosi and Sharon Firusia (for the Solomon Islands) in 5000m.

Our past Olympians:

26  Club athletes have represented Australia at the Olympic Games.


The first male was Don Keane in 1956, first female was Brenda Jones(Carr) in 1960.

( Don also represented Australia at the 1952 Helsinki Games as a West Australian where he finished 10th in the 10km walk 47:37.0.)


They have achieved 5 medals.                     1 Gold   2 Silver   2 Bronze


A further 9 athletes have been Olympians but were members of other clubs at the time.

(Steve Monaghetti 1996, Shaun Creighton 1996, 2000, Don Baird 1972, 1976, Phil May 1968, Don Keane 1952, Dave Stephens 1956, Tony Benson 1972, Dave Chettle 1976, and Terri Wangman (Cater) 1976)



Max Binnington 1976 Montreal 110m Hurdles DNF  
      4*400m Relay 5th in heat  
Brenda Carr (Jones) 1960 Rome 800m SILVER 2:04.58
Ron Clarke 1964 Tokyo 5000m 9th 13:58.0
      10000m BRONZE 28:25.8
      Marathon 9th 2:20:26.8
  1968 Mexico 5000m 5th 14:12.4
      10000m 6th 29:44.8
Tony Cook 1964 Tokyo 5000m 5th in heat 14:02.4
      10000m 8th 29:15.8
      Marathon 51st 2:42.03.6
Duane Cousins 1996 Atlanta 50km Walk DNF  
  2000 Sydney 50km Walk 34th 4:10.43.0
Robert Decastella 1980 Moscow Marathon 10th 2:14.31.0
Peter Fitzgerald 1976 Montreal 200m 8th in Semi 21.29
      100m 6th in heat 10.87
Debbie Flintoff-King 1984 Los Angeles 400m Hurdles 6th 56.21
  1988 Seoll 400m Hurdles GOLD 53.17
Tim Forsyth 1992 Barcelona High Jump BRONZE 2.35m
  1996 Atlanta High Jump 7th 2.32m
Nick Harrison 2004 Athens Marathon 45th 2:21.42
Benita Johnson


2004 Athens 10000m 24th 32:32.01


  2012 London Marathon 100th 2:49.38
Don Keane 1956 Melbourne 20Km Walk 6th 1:33:52.0
Kris McCarthy 2000 Sydney 800m 5th in heat 1:48.9
  2004 Athens 800m DNS (inj)  
Rob McGregor 2000 Sydney Pentathlon 20th 4784 points
Andrew Martin 2000 Sydney Javelin 16th 81.31m
Gary Minihan 1984 Los Angeles 400m 4th in heat 46.93
      4*400m Relay 4th  
Julian Paynter 1996 Atlanta 5000m 12th in Semi 14:00.25
Lawrie Peckham 1964 Tokyo High Jump 10th 2.09
  1968 Mexico High Jump 8th 2.12
  1972 Munich High Jump 18th 2.10
Michael Power 2000 Sydney 5000m 13th in heat 13:51.0
Rohan Robinson 1996 Atlanta 400m Hurdles 5th 48.28
  2000 Sydney 400m Hurdles 4th in heat 50.80
Pat Scammell 1984 Los Angeles 1500 10th in Semi 3:40.83
      800 7th in Rd 2 1:47.4
  1988 Seoul 1500m 35th 3:45.21


Kate Smyth 2008 Beijing Marathon


44th 2:36.10
Sonia O’Sullivan 2000 Sydney 5000m






  2004 Athens 5000m 14th 16:20.90
Trevor Vincent 1964 Tokyo 3000m Steeple 8th in heat 8:58.8
Chris Wardlaw 1976 Montreal 10000m 12th 28:29.91
      Marathon 35th 2:23:56.8
  1980 Moscow Marathon 28th 2:20:42.0


Sean Wroe 2008 Beijing 400m 21st 45.17
      4*400m 6th