2015-2016 Summer Bulletin No. 4

October 20, 2015

Round 2 of shield competition will be held at the Yarra Ranges track at Mt. Evelyn on this Saturday, October 24. This is the first time this track has been used for Shield Competition and we hope that all available athletes can take part and try out this new facility.
The track is at Morrison Reserve, Mt. Evelyn. Enter via Burdap Drive, just a few metres from the intersection of Hereford Rd and Old Hereford Rd. (Note that some GPS units will direct you to Mikado Drive, there is no entrance to the track from Mikado Drive)
Hereford Rd can be reached from the Maroondah Hwy (via Anderson St.) or from Canterbury Rd (via Swansea and York Rds)
There is very little shade or seating at this venue, so we will bring the Box Hill tent. Please check in at the Box Hill tent when you arrive.
The program is listed below and begins at 1:30pm (1:00pm for the hammer throw).
Hope to see lots of athletes competing in Shield competition this week!

1:30pm 3000m Walk All (except U14/U16) All (except U14/U16)
1:30pm 1500m Walk U14/U16 U14/U16
1:30pm 400m Hurdles D1,D2,40+,50+,U20,U18 D1,D2,40+,50+,U20,U18
1:50pm 300m Hurdles 60+ 50+,60+
2:00pm 200m Hurdles U16,U14 U16,U14
2:10pm 200m All
2:45pm 200m All
3:05pm 800m All
3:30pm 800m All
4:05pm 4 x 200 Relay All
4:25pm 4 x 200 Relay All
4:50pm 3000m All All

3000m run in grade heats, fast grade athletes in first heat to slowest graded athletes in last heat
1:00pm 35m+ (men)
30m+ (women)
1:30pm 7.00m- 9.00m 1.25m-1.60m 12.00m+ (men)
10.00m+ (women)
2:00pm 20m – 35m <7.00m 2:15pm 1.05m-1.40m 10.25+ 2:30pm Warm up 2:45pm <20m 11.00m+ (men) 9.50m+(women) 8.50m-10.50m 3:00pm 1.60m+ 3:15pm <8.00m 3:30pm <35.00m 7.00m-9.00m 3:45pm 6.50m – 8.50m 4:00pm 9.00m-11.00m 1.40m-1.75m 4:15pm All 4:30pm All 4:45pm 1.10m-1.45m YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
There are a number of ways that you can help the Club and help the summer competition run smoothly. All help no matter how great or small is highly appreciated.
1. We need volunteers to help out on shield competition days. This may involve helping to record results or measuring throws or raking a sandpit. If you can help please let us know and we will organise a roster. Even if you can just help once for a few hours, let us know.
2. We need team managers! This is not an onerous task, but it does mean being present for the whole afternoon on most weeks of shield competition. Please let us know if you can help.

October 24, Saturday, Round 2, Yarra Ranges (Mt. Evelyn)
October 31, Saturday, Round 3, Casey Fields (zone vs zone)
November 14, Saturday, Round 4, Nunawading
November 22, Sunday, Round 5, Doncaster
December 10, Thursday, Round 6, Nunawading
December 17, Saturday, Round 7, Nunawading
January 9, Saturday, Round 8, Nunawading (zone vs zone)
January 16, Saturday, Round 9, Lakeside Stadium (zone vs zone)
January 30, Saturday, Round 10, Nunawading
February 6, Saturday, Shield Final, Lakeside Stadium

Thank you to Grace Brown, who took on the role of Trivia Night organiser this year, to our MC, James, to Barbara Johnson and Angela Robbie, who helped out in many ways, to Marcus Johnson who did a great job as scorer on the night, To everyone who helped in the set up of the hall, to our sponsors and those who donated goods for the silent auction and thank you to all those who came along on the night and made it a success.
The Club raised about $4,000 and importantly it seems that everyone had an enjoyable evening.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Melbourne Marathon Running Festival.
There were some great efforts by Box Hill marathon runners.
The amazing John Meagher finished 13th in a time of 2:32:26 and easily won the over 50 years age group. Trent Collins ran 2:49:54, Luke Crozier 2:54:37, Peter Stefanos ran a huge PB to finish in a time of 2:59:26 and Simon St. Hill ran 3:39:21. (Former Club member Chris Bradford ran 2:45:09)
There are two other efforts in the marathon that deserve special mention.
Neville Gardner completed his 38th consecutive Melbourne Marathon in a shade over 6 hours. Neville has completed every Melbourne Marathon since its inception in 1978.
Dion Finocchiaro was in 7th place at the 40km mark, heading for a time of about 2:23. With about 500m to go he collapsed. After an hour and a half of medical treatment and re-hydration, he completed his lap of the MCG to finish the marathon 4:00:29.
In the half marathon, Klarie McIntyre finished 19th in a time of 71:51, while Julie Norney was the 10th woman across the line (and first in her age group), running 80:09.
The 10km race was won by former Box Hill athlete, Harry Summers, in 28:58. James O’Connell was 9th in 32:23, Peter Green 11th (32:33) and Bouchaib Chefnaoui 12th in 32:52