Athletics Victoria

athsvicHeading into a two-week break from XCR’14 competition, Box Hill top the men’s Premier Division on 40 points and Glenhuntly currently hold top spot in the women’s Premier Division on 42 points after four rounds.

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Athletics for the Outback

AAAthletics Australia is partnering with five of its State and Territory Member Associations to expand its Athletics for the Outbackprogram and launch a series of targeted activities in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales.

Athletics for the Outback is an Athletics Australia program, supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which has a vision of helping make athletics the sport of choice for indigenous Australians in remote, regional and metropolitan communities throughout Australia.

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In-augural Cairns Half Marathon

cairnsroadrunnersWhat a great event, good course, inspiring runners, fabulous weather, and it’s local. Some smashing times were run and have set the course records high.

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Wingello Trail Classic

WingelloCongratulations to all who participated in this year's Wingello Trail Classic. The day saw strong winds and challenging conditions. We thank all the participants for their support.

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London Double

It was an Australian double at the inaugural City of London Mile, with Ryan Gregson of New South Wales and Genevieve LaCaze of Queensland sweeping the men’s and women’s races.

The Australian pair, who have both been selected to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, were standouts amongst the thousands of runners who took part in the race which started outside the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.

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National Record

AAThe 14-year-old Australian and Oceania 1000m record of Grant Cremer is no longer, with Glasgow 2014 bound Jeff Riseley (Vic) clocking 2:16.09 to improve the previous mark by half a second at the 53rd Golden Spike in Ostrava (CZE).

Delivering third place in the race, the performance launched the European campaign of the two-time Olympian and provides insight into his form ahead of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games next month.

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Haddins Run for a Cause

run2cure''Team Mia' took to the picturesque Sydney running course this morning for the 'Run 2 Cure Neuroblastoma' fundraiser.

Mia, daughter of Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin and his wife Karina, is one of many toddlers bravely fighting the number one form of cancer death in children under five.

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Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Running Festival 20th July 2014

whitsundayBased on the success of the 2013 Airlie Beach Running Festival and the support of our local community, plus a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach (when it is cold in our southern states) we bring this event back again for all to enjoy.

This year we are very proud to welcome on board the major tour company in the Whitsundays – CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS - as our event sponsor. www.cruisewhitsundays.com

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Australian Marathon Champion to be crowned on the Gold Coast

gcamA male and female Australian marathon champion, along with a state or territory based teams champion will be crowned in less than three weeks time when the nation’s best marathoners go head-to-head at the Australian Marathon Championships as part of the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 6 July.

The Australian Marathon Championships is set to ignite a friendly rivalry between states and territories as each team vie for the title of Australian marathon champion on one of the flattest and fastest courses in the country.

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETES TAKE OUT MINI-MOS 10KM RACE

MINIMOSCOMMONWEALTH Games athlete Harry Summers took out this year’s 10km race with a time of 32:00 minutes. Mr Summers said it was his third time running the Mini-Mos and great preparation for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where he will compete in the 10km run this July.


“It’s one of the toughest 10k road courses in Australia and a good lead up race to the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Summers said. “It was a great run.” Mr Summers said he was honoured to meet Olympic gold medal winner Herb Elliott who congratulated him on his win. “It was the first time I met him.I’m a massive fan of his,” he said.

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Commonwealth Runners Win Launceston 10

launceston10COMMONWEALTH Games bound-runners Liam Adams and Madeline Heiner were this morning crowned the Oceania 10km champions after taking out the Launceston Ten.

Adams, from Victoria, got home in a time of 29.25, with New South Wales's Heiner winning in a time of 32.49.

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Lee Troop to finish Australian running career on the Gold Coast

gcam2006 Gold Coast Airport Marathon winner, 2014 event ambassador, sub-2:10 marathoner, three-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative Lee Troop will bring down the curtain on one of the most celebrated and decorated Australian marathon careers at this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 6 July.

Troop will finish on a sentimental note by representing his home state of Victoria in the marathon one last time with the Gold Coast Airport Marathon doubling as the Australian Marathon Championships for the first time since 2006 which also happened to be the last time Troop took the national title on the Gold Coast.

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