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March 27, 2013
Steve Millichamp 1500m

A small field started in the 2013 Steve Millichamp 1500m. The field was lead away by Tyler Cowan while Matt Blood was the last to start. On the first lap a fast running Matt Blood looked to be setting himself up for a great run. However Jacob Cowan who was second to start was running exceptionally well and had opened up a big lead from brother Lochie and Rory O'Keefe. Ash Rogers had started to run away away from Matt Blood after initially being caught. Jacob Cowan ran an excellent time of 6.39 for an U10 athlete to win the race, while Rogers (5.01) beat Blood by a second for fastest time honors

March 22, 2013

Ballarat YCW AGM

Just a quick reminder that our AGM is on Sunday 24th March at the clubrooms at 4.30pm. If you have an interest in how our club runs please attend

March 22, 2013
Update on Llanberris Resurfacing

Update on Resurfacing on Llanberris Reserve

Latest information on the resurfacing of Llanberris

Apparently, even though the track is closed, some people have been using the venue for training.

The track is still closed and people should not be using the track.

This is particularly important in the next fortnight. The resurfacing work will be taking place in the next fortnight and if the track is used in this time it will danage the work done by the Contractors.

In other words please PLEASE DO NOT USE THE TRACK until we are told otherwise

March 22, 2013
2013-14 Membership Forms and Details

2013-14 Membership Forms and Details

Forms for the 2013-14 membership details have now been finalised. Details are available on the Membership tab

March 19, 2013
2013 Summer Lap of the Lake

2013 Summer Lap of the Lake

Tonight the Summer Lap of the Lake was held. Sean Mahar was the first to cross the line in 21.50. Closely followed by Simon Tournier in 21.59. Junior Bailey O'Keefe ran an excellent time of 24.03 to win the sealed handicap

March 17, 2013
Ballarat YCW Junior Track and Field Results 2013

Ballarat YCW Junior Track and Field Results 2013

Thanks to those who attended our presentation nights on the 15th of March 2013.  We had a sensational Turn-out in the two presentation sessions and the room was absolutely full for the Under 5 to Under 9 Presentations.

Thankyou to all the parents and children who attended. We were able to hand out most of the medals and certificates

I would like to thank all the people who helped through out the season:

  • Brian Howlett for all his work, week in week out in set-up and pack up

  • Sean Mahar, Simon Tournier and Kelly Dawe  in the office

  • Ash for all the set up and clean up work

  • All the parents who helped with the boards on a weekly basis

  • Matt and Bernie for their starting efforts each week

  • All the people who helped as judges

  • and any one else who helped

  • We also want to thank St Patricks College for their assistance in providing a venue once Llanberris was closed and for providing the theatrette as our presentation venue
Year Male Club Person Male Club Champion Female Club Person Female Club Champion Aggregate Results
2012 U10-U16 Tyler Weickhardt Rhys Perry Kyla Palmer Astrid Livitsanis Download PDF
2012 U5-U9 Not Awarded Ryan Hovey Not Awarded Ashlee Gleeson Download PDF

March 13, 2013
Change to Summer Lap of the Lake - 19th March

Change to Summer Lap of the Lake - 19th March

Due to the hot weather the Summer lap of the Lake was postponed last night. a 3k race was held instead and results can be viewed on the Results Page.

The Summer Lap of the Lake will now be held next Tuesday the 19th of March at 6.30 pm at St Patricks Point

March 11, 2013
Friday Night Junior Track Presentation

Friday Night Junior Track Presentations

The 2012-13 Junior Track presentations will be held this Friday the 15th of March at the St Patricks College in the theatrette near where we do set-up. There are two presentation times

Under 10 - 16 - 6.15 pm

Under 5 to Under 9 - 7.15 pm

If you need anymore information please contact Kelli via

March 11, 2013
Ballarat YCW Summer Series Race 4

Ballarat Summer Series Race 4 - Summer Lap of the Lake

The 4th race of the 2013 Summer Series, the Summer lap of the Lake, will be held on Tuesday 12 March at St Patricks Point.

Starting time is 6.30 pm for a mass start.

If the temparture is still above 30 degrees at this time we will run a 3k race and hold the Summer Lap of the Lake next week


March 8, 2013
Ballarat YCW Coaching Position

Ballarat YCW Coaching Position

YCW are looking to build a coaching structure to develop pathways for children interested in the sport. Please read for further information and contact Sean Mahar if interested

March 8, 2013
Media Release re Llanberris Reserve

Media Release re Llanberris Reserve

Resurfacing work for Llanberris Reserve is now expected to be completed by the beginning of April. Please read for further information

March 8, 2013
Annual General Meeting

2013 Annual General Meeting

Ballarat YCW will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 24th March 2013 starting at 4.30pm and be held at our Clubrooms. Please find attached Position Nominations for Secretary, President and Treasurer, these position nominations must be sent back to be no later then Monday 18th March 2013.

Hope to see you all there.


Kelly Dawe

Ballarat YCW Secretary