2015-2016 Summer Bulletin No. 22

February 23, 2016


Congratulations to Matt Harcourt, David McConnell and Karen Carah who won state titles at the Victorian Multi-Event championships on the weekend. Kate Boulter and Will Seton won silver medals while Josiah Becker, Emily Butler, Madeline Lawson and Sam McDonald also performed well.

Women’s Open Heptathlon

Madeline Lawson        5th        4236 points

Women’s Under 18 Heptathlon

Kate Boulter                2nd        4052 points

Emily Butler                5th        3113 points

Women’s Over 40 Heptathlon

Karen Carah                1st        3504 points

Men’s Open Decathlon

Josiah Becker              5th        5486 points

Men’s Under 20 Decathlon

Matt Harcourt              1st         6358 points

Will Seton                    2nd        6005 points

Men’s Under 18 Decathlon

Sam McDonald            6th        4989 points

Men’s Over 50 Decathlon

David McConnell        1st         3027 points




Athletics Victoria have announced a new fee structure for the 2016/17 season.

As you are probably aware, your annual registration fee is made up of two components, an Athletics Victoria fee and a Box Hill Club fee. Over the past few seasons AV have increased their fees several times. In most instances Box Hill has actually reduced the Club fee to absorb these increases.

This season open aged athletes have paid a $170 AV fee and a $90 club fee for a total of $260.

AV have announced that their fee will increase from $170 to $225 for the Shield season only (or XCR season only), and up to $300 for both Shield and XCR (although the XCR fee will cover race entries) and there will be entry fees for Knockout and state championships as usual.

Although this is a large increase, AV point out that athletics is still cheaper than many other sports. 

As the Club is yet to set its fee for the upcoming season, we are happy to hear your feedback.


Good luck to all the Box Hill Athletes taking part in the state track and field championships at Lakeside Stadium this weekend. Let’s hope that Box Hill can pick up a swag of medals.


Congratulations to Vanessa Bourne who was the 2nd woman across the line (and 10th overall) in the Buller gorge Marathon in New Zealand last week. Billed as New Zealand’s most scenic athletic event, the course ranges from 100m to 252m above sea level. Vanessa completed this tough course in 3:15:01, less than 16 minutes behind the winner of the men’s race!