Save the dates for an exciting XCR’15 Series

AthsvicWith some fantastic results throughout the year and record entry numbers, the 2014 XCR season has come to an end.  After having 9 rounds of competition during XCR’14, the XCR’15 season is back to 10 events across the calendar, with the addition of the Surf Coast Ekiden Relay to be held in Anglesea in 2015.

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2014 Zatopek:10 prize pool increases to $18,000

AthsvicAthletics Victoria is pleased to announce that the top three place getters in the 54th edition of Zatopek:10 will share in $18,000 prize money across the men’s and women’s 10,000m events on Thursday 11 December, 2014 at Lakeside Stadium.

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Vale Jackie Fairweather (nee Gallagher)

JackeifairweatherThe Australian sporting community was saddened today by the tragic news of the passing over the weekend of 46-year-old Jackie Fairweather, a former world champion triathlete, Commonwealth games marathon medallist and leading sports administrator, firstly with triathlon and more recently with the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Institute of Sport.

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Kurt Fearnley wins fifth New York City Marathon

NycChampion Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley prevailed in a dramatic finish to win his fifth New York Marathon on Monday (AEDT).

Fearnley approached the final kilometre of the race amongst a pack of six riders, but broke free with 100 metres remaining to finish one second clear of South African runner-up Ernst van Dyk in a time of one hour, 30 minutes and 55 seconds.

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KENYA's Mary Keitany And Wilson Kipsang Win 44th New York City Marathon

NYC Today was a show of Kenyan dominance and athletic prowess in long distance running as two Kenyan athletes, Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won big at the 44th New York City MarathonKipsang, a former world-record holder, won the men’s title, completing the race in just 2 hours 10 minutes and 59 seconds to collect the $100,000 payout for coming in first place.

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Ballarat Project's Brett Robinson claims Noosa Bolt

NoosaboltBRETT Robinson has ensured  the Noosa Bolt title retains a Ballarat flavour. Robinson took out the 5km event on Saturday.

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NSW 3000m Championships & RunNSW 3k at SOPAC Saturday 8 November

Answ This year's NSW 3000 meters championships will also incorporate non-championship 3000m races for ANSW community members, club athletes and members of the general public.

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River Run doesn't fail to disappoint with big turn out

RiverrunNUMBERS were up for the 2014 Sapphire City Festival River Run, but despite the rise in participants, some familiar faces came first across the line.

The River Run is an annual event for the Inverell East Rotary Club, and organiser Alistair Williams said 321 participants laced up their runners this year, over the 280 who took part in 2013.

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Fight Cancer Foundation still has Gold Entry places available for this year’s City2Sea – apply today!

City2seGold Entries for this year’s City2Sea on Sunday 16 November are available until 5pm Friday 7 November so don’t delay.

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Henley Running Group Going The Extra Mile

Henley Runners Group (HRG) is helping the community keep active and have a healthy lifestyle. The HRG originally started in 2009 with Megan Inge and her girlfriend Susan and has since grown in members.

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Athletics CEO Resigns

AATHE fall-out from Athletics Australia’s Commonwealth Games debacle continued on Friday with chief executive Dallas O’Brien resigning.

O’Brien, who’d been in the job four years, had been under increasing pressure with the AA board and Australian Sports Commission launching separate reviews into the running of the sport.

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Athlete of the Year

AA Glasgow Commonwealth Games marathon gold medallist Michael Shelley (Qld) and new Australian javelin record holder Kim Mickle (WA) are the toast of the Australian athletics world tonight, with the duo declared the 2014 Athletes of the Year by Athletics Australia at a gala awards ceremony in Melbourne.

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