2014 – 2015 Summer Bulletin No 25

March 24, 2015


The Board of Athletics Victoria has approved the establishment of an Athletics Advisory Group (AAG).

The AAG will meet three times a year to consider, review and recommend future programs across a number of areas including:

(a) Athlete, club, coach and officials pathway

(b) All forms of competition products

(c) Programs to assist athletes, coaches, officials and club administrators and

(d) Effective forms of communications to our membership.

Athletics Victoria invite the membership to provide an expression of interest to be part of the inaugural AAG.  This is an independent consultative group that will help guide the future of the sport in Victoria.

If you would like to be considered please email your interest to: glen@athsvic.org.au

Expressions of interest will be open until 5.00pm Tuesday March 31 with the first meeting of the AAG Scheduled for Wednesday 15th April at 6.00pm at Cathy Freeman Room, Athletics House 31 Aughtie Drive , Lakeside.

The purpose of the AAG is to be representative of the entire AV membership and has been formed to provide an opportunity for members to be actively involved in our sport.

We feel that it is important that Box Hill has representation within this group.

If you are interested put in an expression of interest or contact the club to discuss the matter further.



Please note that the track will be closed for training from 7:00pm this Thursday,  March 26 for a series of 3000m and 5000m races. This is open to AV and non-AV members. If you wish to run, register via the AV website.



Please be aware that the track is sometimes booked by schools and other users (see club website for details). In particular note that the track is booked for a distance running meet on  Thursday, March 26 from 7:00pm. There is also a booking during the day on Wednesday, March 25, which will mean that the track is unavailable for training until 5:00pm on that day.




The 2015 cross country and road racing season starts in just over 3 weeks. The first event will be the cross country relays at Jells Park on Saturday, April 18. Let’s hope that Box Hill can have another successful winter season.

To compete at Jells Park you must be registered for the new 2015/16 season. Registrations are now open for the new athletics year. Registration fees cover both the XCR winter season and next summer’s track season. The Box Hill Athletic Club committee have decided to absorb the increase in AV fees, so that registration fees for Box Hill members will remain the same as last year.

Register via the AV website member’s portal.

Contact the Club if you have any questions about registration.


CLUB 5K HANDICAP – Saturday, April 11

The Club’s annual 5k handicap race will be held at the usual venue, along the bike paths at Gardiner’s Creek in Box Hill South, on the morning of Saturday April 11. Meet at 9:00am for a 9:30 start. The run will be followed by brunch. This will be the launch of our winter season and we hope that as many members as possible will come along to race, run or jog the 5km course (or help out with timing and eating the brunch!).

If you plan to run please let us know as soon as possible. Also tell us you best recent time over 5000m (or 3000m or 1500m) and/or estimated 5k time so that a handicap can be calculated for you.



Good luck to Courtney Powell who will be racing for Australia in Guiyang, China in the World Cross Country Championships this weekend. Best wishes also to former Box Hill athlete, Sydney based, Harry Summers who will also be competing.



The 2015 Australian Track and Field Championships will be held in Brisbane this weekend. Best wishes to all the Box Hill athletes competing.



Congratulations to Natalia Kremenchutskaya and Ella Squires who put in terrific performances at the Melbourne IAAF World Challenge on the weekend. Natalia finished 3rd in the triple jump with a distance of 12.51m. while fourteen year old Ella Squires won the Oceania 100m challenge in a time of 12.16 (into a -1.0m/s headwind), a time that would have placed her well in the “A” race.



Results from round 4 of Victorian Miler’s Club, held at Box Hill March 19.


Michael Dowel            1:52.5

Ben Noske                  1:54.8

Daniel Balassone         1:57.1

Ned Snibson               1:59.0

Zac Hunter                  1:59.5

Raymond Chan           2:02.5

Alex Ritchie                2:05.0

Carly Atkinson            2:59.3


Mitchell Dyer              3:49.6

Will Potter                   3:57.4

Nick Baggott              3:59.8

James O’Connell         4:11.0

Rob Schwerkolt          4:18.1

Lucas Pamminger        4:29.7

Austin Hunter             4:32.9

Hayley Tomlinson       4:45.0

Julia Averill                 5:02.4



Tom Chuang from Body Knots Studio is also still offering great discounts on massage and kinesio taping to Box Hill members. Call Tom on 0430 179 168 for more information.