2015 Winter Bulletin No. 1

March 31, 2015


With the new athletic year starting on April 1, registration fees are now due.

Your fees will cover your registration until April 1 next year.

Athletic Victoria have increased their portion of the fee for the second year in a row, but the Club has decided to absorb this increase and leave the fees the same as last year.

Register via the member’s portal on the Athletics Victoria website.

If you have any questions about registration, please let us know.

Life members and international representatives should contact the club.



The 2015 cross country and road racing season starts in just over 2 weeks. The first event will be the cross country relays at Jells Park on Saturday, April 18.

Please let us know if you are available to compete in this event. We are hoping to enter teams in all age groups, but we need an idea of how many athletes are available to run before we can enter our teams..

Remember that to compete at Jells Park you must be registered for the new 2015/16 season.



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 in the car park next to the Bennetswood bowls club for a 9:30am race 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.



The Box Hill Athletic Club Presentation Night will be held at the clubrooms on Friday night, May 1. This is a great chance to celebrate another successful year and we hope that all members can attend. This night will also incorporate the Box Hill Athletic Club annual general meeting. More details next week.



Courtney Powell put in a great performance for Australia at the world cross country championships in China last weekend. Despite a fall in training that left Courtney racing with a gash on her forehead, she ran a strong race to finish in 42nd place, just behind the first Australian in the race (Victoria Mitchell, 40th). At just 19 years of age, this is a terrific result.



Congratulations to Matthew Harcourt and to Will Seton who won medals in the Australian junior decathlon championships in Brisbane on the weekend.

Matthew scored 6433 points to take the silver in the under 18 decathlon, while Will scored 5997 points to win bronze in the under 20 event.

Other results from nationals:

Flavien Basson, 4th, pole vault, 5.20m

Will Potter, 7th, 3000m steeple, 9:25.14

Natalia Kremenchutskaya, 7th, triple jump, 12.08m
Kathryn Brooks, 10th, javelin, 46.20m  (48.29m in qualifying)
Kate McCowan, 16th, hammer throw, 41.79m




Daniel Balassone 8:47

Nick Baggott 8:49

James O’Connell 8:56

Ben Noske 9:13

Klarie McIntyre 9:20

Simon Watson 9:57

Tony Langelaan 10:00

Liza Henshall 12:41


Peter Green 15:13

Welday Mebrahtu 16:14

Bec Rosel 18:01

Peter Stefanos 18:31

Julie Averill 18:59

Simon St. Hill 21:47

Kelly Ulf, 23:30



Box Hill runners performed well in the 15.5km Run for the Kids. With over 15,000 finishers this is the biggest “fun run” in Victoria.


Klarie McIntyre 10th 51:19

Charlie Blanch 25th 54:03

Andrew Hester 79th 57:54

Molly Tilbrook 5th 56:56

Julie Norney 8th 57:49

Charmaine Hester 52nd 66:15

Amelia Savige 75:55

Box Hill runners had some outstanding results in the supporting 5.4km event with Mitchell Dyer and Nick Baggott taking first and second places ahead of nearly 13,000 finishers in this event. Special mention also to 14 year old Tom Selwood who finished 6th overall.

Mithcell Dyer 1st 15:28

Nick Baggott 2nd 15:50

Tom Selwood 6th 16:45



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.