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May 2, 2015
Latest Cross Country News

Hi all

just a reminder that for all the latest news in our 2015 Cross Country Season and Junior Harriers like our facebook page or click on the facebook link on the menu

May 21, 2014
Ordering Uniforms

Singlets are now available for purchase and can be asked for at the weekly race.

We are also taking orders for the junior YCW T-Shirts, which are available in senior sizes as well.

Orders and money need to be finalised by the 14th of June.

Click here for order form 

January 30, 2014
Friday Night Juniors will take place on Friday 31st January as planned

Hi all

Friday night juniors will take place this week as planned. The forecast is only 34 degrees.

Please check the facebook page if the temperature is hotter than expected


October 22, 2013
Ballarat YCW Uniform Order Form

We have new singlets and T-Shirts available to order. A small batch of singlets will be ordered for club stock but if you know that  you need a singlet you can click here and download an order form.

All T-Shirts need to be pre-ordered and are in available in sizes from Under 5 to Seniors. T-Shirt orders must be in by Friday 8th November. Order forms can be returned at Friday night juniors or Saturday afternoon interclub.

October 3, 2013
Ballarat Senior Track Season starts Saturday 5th October

Hello All

A quick reminder that track and field season starts this Saturday 2.00pm at Llanberris Reserve Ballarat, Click here for the details on  the season.

We need all members to attend each shield round to score points for this seasons premiership.

This week we are competing against athletes from Geelong and Bendigo. Saturday 5th and 12th of October are bring a friend, family member of collegue to the track. Everyone is able to compete in this "Have a try Days"

Hope to see many people there Saturday

Ps. We still need volunteers for the canteen and field events if available at any time please contact Matt Blood or Ash Rogers.

October 3, 2013
Ballarat YCW Junior Harriers Track Season starts Friday 11th October

 Hi all
Seasons certainly change rapidly.
Our Friday night Juniors start in just over a weeks time on Friday the 11th of October at Llanberris.
Competition starts at 6pm and Registrations can be done in the main pavilion from 5pm.
If you want to beat the rush for registrations you can do your registration this Friday the 4th of October, at the clubrooms (cnr York and Young St) from 5pm to 6pm.
You can get all the details on the Friday Night Junior season by clicking on this link which will take you to the relevant page on our website.
It would be great if you could print and pre-fill out the registration form before you come - it will save a lot of time

September 6, 2013
Ballarat YCW Cross Country - Ern Dowling Lap of the Lake 31/8/13

On Saturday 76 runners faced the starter in the combined Lap of the Lake Handicap with runners from YCW, Eureka and Wendouree participating. In excellent handicapping from the clubs, there was 23 runners within 70 seconds of the winner. The first senior to cross the line was Jesse Fullerton from Eureka. In the battle for the YCW Ern Dowling memorial trophy there was one of the closest finishes in club history with 4 seconds separating the first 3. Andrew Lang (21.39) just held of a fast finishing David Grigg (20.40) with a desperate lunge on the line. Nic VanRaaphorst (19.03)  was a further 3 seconds back. The first 6 YCW runners finished within 10 seconds of each other. Jamie Huggett (18.40) recorded fastest time for the day. Rebecca Wood (24.57) was the fastest YCW female. At the national cross country titles in Launceston Louise Wood ran well and was a member of the winning VictorianU20 schools team.

September 6, 2013
Ballarat YCW Junior Cross Country - Brian Howlett Lap of the Lake 31/8/13

YCW Junior Athletics Junior Lap Of The Lake handicap on Saturday produced a surprise result with the Lang brothers first and third, Jayden U/12 winning in 27m39 , and Justin U/10,3rd in 30m38 , both running good times.

Yual Reath U/14 ,ran second in 24m01 ,showing a likeing for longer distances ,as did Bailey O,Keefe who came from way back on handicap to fourth place ,and winning the fastest time tropyy with a 23m13 race . Thw girls fastest time trophy went to Lucy Wheatland in 26m08 . Josh Huggett 25m23 , Liam Berrigan 27m48 , Tahlee Vanroosmalen 28m30 ,Matilda Hill 30m16 , and Ruon Reath 30m34 U/10 were other good runs.

Lunjock Nein just held off a fast finishing U/12 1500m field to take out the win  from Jessica Bridges and Zac Smith for YCW. Felix Oliver 5m52 was fastest for the boys ,with Rory O’Keefe 6m07 next best . For the girls Keely Reid 5m59 ,and Anika Jones 6m06 stood out with quick times .

Samuel Blood ran his fastest ever 1200m race to win the U/10 handicap by a margin .Rory Ludeman got through to second in the sprint to the line ,and Charlie Condemi held third place narrowly from fast finishing backmarker Jack Vanroevan who ran fastest in 4m48 .Evie Caldow was the girls winner in 5m06

With Halle Martin 5m07 next .

A race for the line in the U/8 700m handicap saw Ashlee Gleeson 3m03 and Archie Caldow 2m45 equal first place ,and fastest time for the girls and boys .Brodie Reid 3m03 , and 3m07 runs to Ryan Otto and Ziggy Lee were good runs.

Samara Zakkam took some 40 seconds off her best ,to easily win the U/6 300m handicap in 3m50 .Jessica Dawe and Payton Smith were close for the placings and Hayden Gregg took out fastest time honors in 1m21 , with Lily Clayworth the fastest girl in 1m31 .

GIRLS U/6     1st Samara Zakkam . 2nd Jessica Dawe . 3rd Payton Smith .

    “      U/8     1st Ashlee Gleeson . 2nd Alice Lepair .

    “      U/10   1st Evie Caldow . 2nd Halle Martin . 3rd Jamila Jones .

Girls U/12     1st Jessica Bridges . 2nd Eliza Lepair . 3rd Keely Reid .

    “   U/16     1st Lucy Wheatland .

BOYS U/6     1st Hayden Gregg.

    “     U/8     1st Archie Caldow . 2nd Hamish Jones . 3rd Brodie Reid .

    “     U/10   1st Samuel Blood . 2nd Rory Ludeman . 3rd Charlie Condemi .

    “     U/12   1st Lunyjock Nein . 2nd Zac Smith . 3rd Will Martin-Block .(1500m)

    “     U/12   1st Jayden Lang . 2nd Justin Lang . 3rd Callum Parkinson .

    “     U/14   1st Yual Reith . 2nd Bailey O’Keefe . 3rd Liam Berrigan .

August 26, 2013
Ballarat YCW 3k Cross Country Championshipship - 31 August 2013

On Saturday, Ballarat YCW ran its final championship for the 2013 Cross Country Season. After a poor week of weather, it was a fantastic day for the 3k half lap of the Lake. Club Legend Steve Moneghetti and Nick VanRaaphorst had a fascinating duel and it in the last kilometre Moneghetti was able to ease away from VanRaaphorst to record a well earn’t victory. Ben Huggett ran well to finish third.

Louise Wood continued her fine season to record a comfortable victory in the women’s championship, with Rebecca Wood second and Melissa Burgoyne third.

Steve McMahon ran his 30th consecutive club 3k championship as well. Josh Dew recorded a narrow victory from David Grigg in the sealed handicap.

Open M               1 S Moneghetti (9.08) 2 N VanRaaphorst (9.15) 3 B Huggett (9.25)

Open F                 1 L Wood (11.00) 2 R Wood (11.45) 3 M Burgoyne (11.50)

40+ M                   1 J Walsh (9.59) 2 G Gilbert (10.07) 3 A Wood (10.58)

40+F                      1 J Berrigan (12.07) 2 S Huggett (12.21) 3 D Bowes (13.42)

50+M                    1 S Moneghetti (9.08) 2 R Jones (16.00)

U20M                    1 B Huggett (9.25) M Blood (10.29)

U20F                      1 S Tucker 12.55

U18F                      1 L Wood (11.00)

U18M                    1 J Willowhite (13.22)                    

August 26, 2013
Ballarat YCW Junior Harriers Cross Country Championships 24 August 2013

YCW JUNIOR ATHLETICS Cross Country Championships at Lake Wendouree on Saturday ,saw many PB times recorded in the U/12 , U/14 ,and U/16 3k Championship race .

Josh Huggett led the field of 25 runners to the line in a fast 11m04 run to win the U/14 Gold medal ,and the Jane McMahon Memorial fastest time trophy .Bailey O’Keefe U/14 was second ,followed by Samuel Parkinson third ,and the U/16 winner .Yual Reath ran 11m39 for 3rd in U/14 .An exelent 5th overall saw Tahlee Vanroosmalen run 12m30 to win the U/14 girls title and the Jane McMahon Memorial trophy for the fastest girl .U/10 boys Rory O’Keefe 6th in 12m34 ,and Ruon Reath 11th in 13m22 stood out ,as did the U/12 girls winner Macey Ludeman in 12m 57 ,who was rewarded with the Malcolm Hughes Memorial trophy for the sealed handicap win .

The U/10 1200m Championship saw Jack Vanroevan run away to easily win the Gold medal in 4m50 from Lochie O’Keefe 5m04 and Justin Lang 5m06 right behind him .Fraser Saunders 5m11 also ran well .

 The U/10 girls 1200m Championship saw Mia Lepair win well in 5m13 ,and a close run for the other medals between Ruby Saunders 5m29 and Evie Caldow 5m30 .

Alice Lepair was a winner in the U/8 800m Championship in 3m41 for the Gold medal ,with Ashlee Gleeson 3m50 and Abbey McConnell 4m23 the placegetters. Archie Caldow was challenged early in the U/8 boys race ,by Ryan Otto ,but moved away to win easily in 3m26 , with Ryan Otto second ,and an equal third between Axel Caldow and Brodie Reid ,a good race from all boys .

Hayden Gregg has been fastest every week,again proved fast in the U/6 400m Championship ,with an easy win as the only boy to ,winning in 2m36 .

The U/6 400m Championship  wasc well contested with 6 starters , and at the finish it was Erica Jones the Gold medal winner in 2m45 ,with Innes Parlange the Silver medal winner in 2m45 ,and the Bronze medal to Jorja Tallent in 3m04

August 23, 2013
Ballarat YCW Junior Harriers - Uni of Ballarat Events 17th August

YCW Junior Athletics cross country events at the University Of Ballarat on Saturday were held in cold and windy conditions .

Jorja Tallent came from behind to win the U/6 300m handicap ,with Jessica Dawe close in second place ,and invitation Runner Catherine Coad in third .

Invitation runner Stephen Coad U/12, easily won the U/10 1k handicap by 15 seconds .Charlie Condemi had his first win for the season for U/10 boys,and second over the line in a very good run was Halle Martin ,the girls backmarker ,who raced through the field to also run fastest time of  4m32 in a field of 15 starters .Zac Smith ,Ruby Saunders  and Tayla Strybosh were next to finish.

Rory O’Keefe U/10 ,led the YCW  runners to the line in the U/12 interclub 2k race , a good effort from the young athlete , as was Jemma Peart who continued her good recent form in second ,and Keely Reid ran well for the 3rd placed YCW runner . Macey Ludeman , Jayden Lang and Matilda Hill all ran under 10 minutes ,a good effort in the conditions .

Yual Reath ran 18m33 in the interclub 4k Championship to be the first YCW athlete to finish ,followed by Wren Dreger 18m51 , Liam Berrigan 19m42 ,Talia Martin 20mo2 , Ruon Reath 22m44 and Lunyjock Nein 36m35 .

GIRLS U/6     1st Jorja Tallent .2nd Jessica dawe , 3rd Madilyn dawe .

    “      u/8     1st Alice Lepair . 2nd Ashlee Gleeson .

    “      U/10  1st Halle Martin , 2nd Ruby Saunders . 3rd Mia Lepair .

    “      U/12   1st Tayla Strybosh . (1k)

    “      U/12   1st Jemma Peart . 2nd Keeley Reid .3rd Macey Luderman .(2k)

    “      U/12   1st Wren Dreger . 2nd Talia Martin .

BOYS  U/6     1ST Hayden Gregg .

    “      U/8     1st Brodie talent . 2nd Brodie Reid .3rd Scott Peart .

    “      U/10   1st Charlie Condemi . 2nd Jack Vanroevan .3rd Fraser Saunders .

BOYS  U/12    1st  Zac Smith (1k)

    “      U/12     1st Rory O’Keefe .2nd Jayden Lang .3rd Will Martin-Block .(2k)

    “      U/14 .   1st  Yual Reath . 2nd Liam Berrigan . 3rd Ruon Reath .

August 15, 2013
Ballarat YCW Cross Country - Life Members 6k Handicap 10/8/13

Ballarat YCW members competed in the Life Members 6k handicap at Desoza Park. It was a close race with only 20 seconds separating the first four runners. Gary Blood run into the lead after the first lap of the 3 lap course. Andrew Wood was chasing hard but in last 400 metres of the race was passed by David Grigg. Grigg finished 10 seconds behind Blood, while Wood was a further 2 seconds behind in third. Ben Huggett was the next to finish. Jamie Huggett ran the fastest time (19.19), only 10 seconds of the race record while Louise Wood (24.05) was the fastest female

August 15, 2013
Ballarat YCW Harriers Life Members Junior Events - 10/8/13

YCW Junior Athletics cross country races were held at DeSoza Park in Buninyong on Saturday , with Isabelle Kilborn the first winner on the day in the U/6 300 metre handicap . Isabelle won by 10 seconds in 1m53 ahead of Innes Parlange ,Hayden Gregg and Erica Jones who all finished in close sucession .

Brodie Reid returned to his best to take out the win in the U/8 600 metre handicap in 2m41 . Ryan Otto ran fastest time of 2m30 in a good effort for second place , and in the run to the line for third place ,Axel Caldow just got there from the Girls winner Ashlee Gleeson in a close finish .

Angus O’Keefe ran his fastest race for the season to win comfortable in the U/10  1300 metre handicap . The challenge was on for the placings with Kayla Bridges , Rory Ludeman ,Jamila Jones and Justin Lang line astern over the finish line . Halle Martin was fastest in 5m32 on her way to 8th place in a field of 17 runners ,with Fraser Saunders 5m30 , Rory Ludeman 5m34  ,MIA Lepair 5m36 and Justin Lang 5m37 good runs also.

Another to run his best time was Lunyjock Nein ,off the frontmark in the U/12 1500 metre handicap ,he was never headed ,going on to win well . Ruon Reath U/10 was second over the line in 6m19 . Macey Ludeman was fast in 6m12 , coming from behind on the line for second place in U/12 in a close finish with Anika Jones .Rory O’Keefe came from back in the field ,to 5th place in the fastest time of 6m01 ,and in 6th was the girls fastest , Keely Reid in a 6m07 run .

A small field or U/14 and U/16 runners saw Lucy Wheatland a winner in the 4k handicap in a well judged run in a time of 16m53 .Wren Dreger was only 5 seconds away in second place in 17m45 ,with a close race for third going to Yual Reath from Talia Martin in a good run from beth athletes . Josh Huggett impressed with his run from the backmark ,and he finished with the others in sight a few seconds ahead after a long chase .Josh was fastest in 16m08 .

 GIRLS U/6     1ST Isabelle Kilborn , 2nd Innes Parlange , 3rd Erica Jones .

    “      U/8     1st Ashlee Gleeson . 2nd Alice Lepair .

    “      U/10   1st Kayla Bridges . 2nd Jamila jones .3rd Mia Lepair .

GIRLS U/12     1ST Macey Ludeman , 2nd Anika Jones , 3rd Keely Reid .

    “      U/14     1st Wren Dreger . 2nd Talia Martin .

    “      U/16     1st Lucy Wheatland .

 BOYS  U/6      1ST Hayden Gregg. 2nd Rex Brennan .

    “       U/8      1st Brodie Reid . 2nd  Ryan Otto . 3rd Axel Caldow .

    “       U/10   1st Angus O’Keefe . 2nd Rory Ludeman . 3rd Justin Lang

    “       U/12   1st Lunyjock Nein . 2nd Rory O’Keefe . 3rd Justin Lang .

    “       U/14   1st Yual Reath . 2nd Josh Huggett . 3rd Liam Berrigan

August 9, 2013
Change of Venue for Saturday August 10th

Hi all

as posted frequently on facebook  there is a change to our printed syllabus. (the website on the results tab is correct)
We are running the Life Members 6k at Desoza Park Buninyong instead of the Mount Clear 5k Dash on Saturday 10th August
All runners need to go to Buninyong
Race distances and times are
U6 - 300m      1.30pm
u8 - 600m     
u10 - 1300m
u12 - 1500m
u14-16 - 4000m (2.30pm)
Open - 6000m (2.30pm)

August 9, 2013
Ballarat YCW Junior harriers King andf Queen of the Mountain

YCW Junior Athletics Josh Huggett (u/14) won the ‘King Of The Mountains ‘title with a strong run on the uphill 2k Championship race at Mt Buninyong on Saturday . Huggett led the field to the line in 9m26 from the U/16 winner Samuel Parkinson 9.49 ,with Bailey O’Keefe running hard for the line in 9m54 for the silver medal win . Three girls braved the chilly conditions , and it was Tahlee Vanroosmalen U/14) first to the line to win the’ Queen Of The Mountains’ title in 10m49 .Chasing hard all the way was the U/16 winner Lucy Wheatland in 11m04 , with Talia Martin U/14 in 13m a good effort in her first Mountain run .

Jemma Peart produced her best form to win the U/12 girls 1600m title with a determined Rory O’Keefe heading the boys field home for the Gold Medal win .Silver medals went to Eliza Lepair and Jayden Lang ,and Bronze to Ruby Caldow and Callum Parkinson.Keely Reid ,Hannah Toohey ,Will Martin-Block and Zac Smith all put in good runs .

U/10’s ran a 700m Championship race which was hotly contested ,with Hally Martin winning the girls in 2m52 from Evie Caldow 2m54 and Mia Lepair 3m .in the boys 700m ,Jack Vanroevan broke away by 5 seconds for the win ,with a close race for the line between Lochie O”Keefe 2m51 and Fraser Saunders 2m52.

Alice Lepair ran 2m15 to win the U/8  girls 500m Championship , from Ashlee Gleeson 2m22 for the Silver medal . Nine boys faced the starter ,and the finish was close ,for the boys 500m race ,Archie Caldow  winning in 2m04 from Axel Caldow 2m06 ,with Ziggy Lee 2m07 holding off a late charge from Ryan Otto 2m08 ,in a good race from all the boys     .

Hayden Gregg 1m31 and Lilly Clayworth 1m33 were worthy Gold medal winners in the U.6 300m Championship ,with Silver medals to Rex Brennan 1m38 and Erica Jones 1m39 ,and bronze to Jorja Tallent 1m41 and Jonti Lee 1m58.It was well done to all runners in all age groups, in freezing conditions .