2016 Winter Bulletin No. 10

June 9, 2016


Round 5 of the XCR’16 season will be held at Bundoora Park on Saturday week, June 18. The day starts with the Victorian All Schools Championships in the morning, followed by the men’s and women’s under 20 and then open races in the afternoon. This will be the selection trial for the national championships. Both open men and women will race over 10km this year.

Box Hill will need to supply 3 volunteer helpers on this day. If you can help out, particularly for the morning session, please let us know.



Box Hill’s men’s premier division team had another victory at the 15km road race around Lake Wendouree at Ballarat last Saturday. We had five runners finish in the first 18 places and six in the top 37 to clearly win the teams event.

In other highlights, Mac Anderson took gold in the under 14 race, covering 5kms in 17:43 to win by 20 seconds and Matt O’Donnell finished 5th in the under 20 event in a time of 15:45. June Petrie once again won her age group, while Chris Bradford finished 3rd in his age group.


Open 15km Road Race (15.7km)

Men Premier Division

  1. Steve Dinneen         49:44
  2. James O’Connell     49:56
  3. Peter Green           50:15
  4. Dion Finocchiaro  50:41
  5. Michael Dowel      51:05
  6. Nick Baggott        52:27

Men Division 2

  1. Zac Hunter            53:55
  2. Welday Mebrahtu 54:49
  3. Chris Bradford      55:17 (3rd 40-44)
  4. Michael Vaughan  57:18
  5. Jackson Deane    60:01
  6. Tony Langelaan  61:36

Men Division 4

  1. Luke Crozier       61:47
  2. Peter Stefanos     62:16
  3. Rob Ashbridge    64:02
  4. Graeme Olden     64:47
  5. Chris O’Connor  64:52

Men Division 6

  1. Anthony Whitby 69:49
  2. Simon St. Hill     71:31


Women Premier Division

  1. June Petrie             66:09 (1st 50-54)
  2. Amanda Harper    69:32
  3. Pia Hunter             70:54


Junior 5km Road Race

Mac Anderson            1st        U14 men         17:43

Lucas Pamminger        10th      U18 men         17:11

Matt O’Donnell          5th        U20 men         15:50

Alex Ritchie                17th      U20 men         16:47

Carlos Norman            29th      U20 men         18:18

Conor Yung                33rd      U20 men         19:54

Tamsyn Lovass           10th      U16 women    19:44




It can be tough training on these cold winter nights, but it can also be very cold waiting around for your son, daughter or significant other. Next week we plan to open the upstairs club room so that you can wait in the warmth. If you see the lights are on, please feel free to come upstairs where you can watch training in relative comfort.




Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year are now open.

Register online via the Athletics Victoria website.




Round 5 – Bundoora Cross Country Champs       Date: Saturday 18 June
This day incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. The open and overage men’s race covers 10km while the women’s race covers 10km. Juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.

Round 6 – Sandown Road Relay                            Date: Saturday 9 July

6.2km legs for open ages, 3.1km for juniors
Round 7 
– Albert Park Road Race                         Date: Sunday 17 July

10km open race, 3km junior race
Round 8
 – Anglesea Surf Coast Ekiden Relay       Date: Saturday 6 August

Various distances
Round 9 
– Victorian Half Marathon                       Date: Sunday 4 September

21.1km along Burnley boulevard (no junior races)
Round 10
 – Tan Relays                                            Date: Saturday 17 September
Each runner complete the 3.8km lap of the tan.