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April 23, 2013
Cross Country Relays Juniors

YCW Junior Athletics cross country races were held at the University Of Ballarat on Saturday .(20/4/13). The U/6 300m handicap saw Hugh Myers and Rex Brennan off the same handicap , have a close race all the way with Hugh winning in 1m46 and Rex second in 1m47 in a good race from both boys .Invitation runner Ruth Meadows ran third and first girl ,with Lilly Clayworth first for YCW in 1m37 .Hayden Gregg ran easily fastest time in 1m17,a great effort after giving away big handicaps .Erica Jones 1m46 was a good run for the girls .

Abbey McConnell led the field away in the U/8 700 metre handicap  to win in 3m54 .Matilda Myers , Ryan Otto , Brodie Tallent and Alice lepair chased hard and were closing on the leader missing by only a few seconds .Brodie Reid , Ziggy Lee ,Axel Caldow ,and Hamish Jones also ran well to finish not far apart .Ryan Otto was fastest in 3m11 for the boys ,and Matilda Myers 3m23 fastest for the girls . Other good runs were Ziggy Lee 3m26 , Alice Lepair and Axel Caldow ,both 3m28 .

Tyler Weickhardt  handled the  900 metre U/10 course well which two uphill runs ,to lead the 16 strong YCW field to the line in 3m57 .Rory O,Keefe 4m02 , Jacob Cowan 4m17 , Lochie O’Keefe  4m27 and with Liam Fish and Charlie Condemi over the line together in 4m32 . Liam fish also gained the 12 aggregate points for first in the handicap.

Halle Martin led  YCW’S u/10 girls to the line ,winning in 4m07 for the 900m ,and also winning the sealed handicap .A good run saw  Mia Lepair run through to second in 4m12 , and Juliette Parlange 3rd in 4m38 a good effort .

Three  YCW runners competed in the 1500m race ,and times were Jack Seery 7m49 , Jessica Bridges 8m13 and Morgan Shillington 9m25 .

YCW U/14 and U/16 girls and boys all competed well for their teams in the interclub relays ,with the U/16 girls team of Lucy Wheatland , Talia Martin and Lillyana  Ryan-Brown having a win , and the U/14 girls team of Matilda Hill , Keely Reid ,and Wren Dreger were second , as was the U/14 boys team of Zac Oliver , Bailey O’Keefe , and Felix Oliver .

April 18, 2013
Ellis Family Junior Races

YCW Junior Athletics cross country races were held at Scarsdale on Saturday , with the U/14 and Under 16 athletes competing for the Ellis Family  trophy in a 4k handicap. Liam Parkinson used his handicap well in a good run to win comfortably by 30 seconds in 18m55 for the hilly 4k course . It was a close sprint to the line  with Zac Oliver  in second by a metre to the girls winner ,Lillyana Ryan-Brown in third place .Charlie Wheatland  in fourth  and Talia Martin 5th were also good runs .Bailey O’Keefe took fastest time honors in 16m51 , with Zac Oliver  17m22 and Charlie Wheatland 17m38 the next best .Lucy Wheatland  18m27 was fastest girl.

Macey Ludeman ran out the winner in the U/12  2k handicap with a good run in just her second start . Callum Parkinson sprinted strongly for 2nd place ,with Amy Collins close behind in 3rd place. Matilda Hill and Felix Oliver were next to finish,with Felix coming off the backmark to 5th place in the fastest time of 8m19 .Keely Reid was the girls fastest in 9m17 .

The U/10 1200m handicap saw Juliette Parlange  a clear winner in 5m55,from Jacob Cowan 5m34 in second ,with Kayla Bridges ,Tim Collins and Rory O’Keefe seconds apart in the battle for 3rd place ,Rory O’Keefe ran from the backmark to 5th in a quick run for fastest time in 5m11 .evie caldow was the girls fastest in5m27.

Ryan Otto was 5 seconds clear at the finish of the U/8 800 metre handicap ,but the race for second was close with Archie Caldow and Hamish Jones both recording the same finishing  time over the finish line . Archie Caldow  3m27 and Ashlee Gleeson 4m11 were the fastest times .

Ines Parlange did well in her first handicap race to take out the win in the U/6 300 Metre handicap in 1m32 . Madilyn Dawe ran a good race for 2nd place ,and Hayden Gregg ran fast from the backmark to come through to 3rd place .

U/6 GIRLS     1ST Ines Parlange .      2nd Madilyn Dawe .   3rd  Erica Jones .

U/8             1st Ashlee Gleeson .   

GIRLS  U/10  1st   Juliette Parlange. 2nd Kayla Bridges .  3rd Jamila Jones .

    “      U/12   1st Macey Ludeman .   2nd Amy Collins .    3rd Matilda Hill .

    “      U/14   1st Lillyana Ryan-Brown . 2nd Talia Martin .  3rd Sarah Collins .

    “      U/16   1st Lucy Wheatland .

BOYS  U/6     1ST Hayden Gregg .

    “      U/8     1st Ryan Otto      2nd eq Archie Caldow – Hamish Jones .3rd T Cowan

    “      U/10   1st Jacob Cowan .  2nd Tim Collins .  3rd Rory O’Keefe .

    “      U/12   1ST Callum Parkinson . 2nd Felix Oliver  . 3rd Riley Berrigan .

    “      U/14   1st Liam Parkinson .   2nd Zac Oliver .   3rd Charlie Wheatland .

April 18, 2013
Tom Conroy 8k

On Saturday a large field competed in the Tom Conroy Memorial 8k handicap through the forest behind Scarsdale Primary School. Rebecca Walsh led the field away, while brother Nic was the last to start. Walsh started impressively as did Rachel Mahar. At the half way point Walsh was still leading but Mahar had closed up a significant part of the original 3 minute handicap. Rebecca Wood was storming through the field, as was her sister Louise. As the three leaders ran up the enormous hill at the 6k mark it was thought that Rebecca Wood would catch Walsh. However as the last 1.5 km of the course flattened out Walsh finished strongly to record a 250m win over Rebecca Wood who caught Mahar around 150m from the finish line. Louise Wood (32.41) finished 4th in fastest time for the girls. Back Marker Nic VanRaaphorst (27.55) ran impressively to pass 32 runners and finish 6th overall and record fastest time for the day. Many thanks to Mick and Jenny Ellis for hosting the day.

April 13, 2013
Danny Millar Junior Events 6/4/13

YCW Junior Athletics cross country races at Lake Esmond on Saturday saw Josh Walters and Hannah Toohey the major trophy winners. Walters lead the junior 3k handicap field away ,and held on at the finish to win the “Danny Millar Trophy ‘ for boys with a good run. Lachlan Simpson was closing fast on the winner , and second place was a good reward for effort.

Hannah Toohey U/12 , was third place overall ,and the girls “Kevin Howlett Memorial “ trophy winner for the first girl ,running 14m56. Macey Ludema ran 14m41 to be the second placed girl ,a good first up run . Bailey O’Keefe 11m39 was fastest. Lucy Wheatland 13m02 was the girls fastest.

Riley Berrigan led the U/12 1500m handicap away ,and was still in front at the finish for a good win .Eliza Clayworth ran second ,and also second fastest in 7m27 ,just pipped by Anika Jones 7m26 for fastest time .

Tyler Weickhardt ran a quick 4m07 to win the u/10 1k handicap ,ahead of frontmarker Callum Shillington who did well to lead neally all the way.In third place ,and the girls winner was Mia Lepair in 4m22. Rory O’Keefe 4m05 was fastest by one second  from Ruby Caldow 4m06.

Brodie Reid just held on to win the U/8 600m handicap , just ahead of Axel caldow in 2nd place .Archie Caldow ran fast off the backmark coming through to 4th in the fast time of 2m22. Ashlee Gleeson was the girls winner ,and fastest in 2m47,with Kayla Bridges 2m56 a good first run.

The U/6 300m handicap was an easy win for Eva Tallent in a big improvement on her first run . Hayden Gregg was the boys winner in the good time of 1m16 .


U/6 1ST Eva Tallent . 2nd Erica Jones . 3rd.Jessica Dawe .

U/8 1st Ashlee Gleeson . 2nd Alice Lepair . 3rd Kayla Bridges .

U/10 1st Mia Lepair , 2nd Evie Caldow . 3rd Courtney Walters .

U/12 (1500m) 1st Eliza Clayworth . 2nd Morgan Shillington .3rd Anika Jones

U/12 (3k) 1st Hannah Toohey . 2nd Macey Ludema . 3rd Keely Reid.

U/14 1st Lillyana Ryan-Brown . 2nd Talia Martin . 3rd Sarah Collins.

U/16 1st Lucy Wheatland.


U/6 1ST Hayden Gregg . 2nd Ned Walls . 3rd Jonti Lee.

U/8 1st Brodie Reid . 2nd Axel Caldow . 3rd Brodie Tallent .

U/10 1st Tyler Weickhardt . 2nd Callum Shillington. 3rd Rory lee

U/12 (1500m) 1st Riley Berrigan .

U/12 (3k) 1st Bailey O’Keefe . 2nd Felix Oliver . 3rd Charlie Wheatland .

U/14 1st Josh Walters . 2nd Michael Hayes . 3rd Will Martin-Block.

U/16 1st Lachlan Simpson .

April 9, 2013
Kevin Howlett 3k 2013

On Saturday a large field lined up for the Kevin Howlett 3k Memorial handicap in perfect conditions for running. Shannon Simpson led the field away on the 3 lap course around Lake Esmond. Robert Jones, Dianne Bowes and Jacob Willowhite followed not far behind. Nick VanRaaphorst was last to start. The undulating course suited Jones and he past Simpson after approximately 1500m. Willowhite, Kirrily Caldow and Simon Tournier were running strongly through the field but were unable to close the gap on Jones, who recorded a 20 second victory. Willowhite finished a well run second while Caldow held off a fast finishing Tournier by a second for third place. Nic VanRaaphorst (10.03) ran fastest time for the day while Paul Nankervis (12.38) was the fastest female. Results can be viewed by clicking here

April 5, 2013
Kevin Howlett 3k Race 6th April 2013

This weeks race is the Kevin Howlett 3k Memorial handicap and Danny Millar junior races at Lake Esmond, in Larter St.

Juniors: U/6 Boys and Girls 300M          1.30 PM

                U/8 Boys and Girls 600M

                 U/10 Boys and Girls 1000M

                 U/12 Boys and Girls 1500M or 3000M (H)

Danny Millar Boys 3KM Handicap Trophy

Kevin Howlett Girls 3KM Handicap Trophy

                   U/14 & U/16 All 3000M            2:30 PM

Seniors                                 3000m           2:30 PM

This weeks race is the Kevin Howlett 3k Memorial handicap and Danny Millar junior races


April 1, 2013
Ethel Brown 4k Handicap

On Saturday Ballarat YCW held the Ethel Brown 4k Handicap. Runners competed a 2 lap circuit at Victoria Park. Shannon Simpson lead the field away while Jamie Huggett was the last to start. Simpson lead for the first lap before being past by Rachel Mahar and then a hard running Jodie Berrigan past Mahar not long after. Tim and Gary Blood were also running through the field. Berrigan went on to win the female trophy while Tim Blood beat his brother for the male trophy. Huggett finished 10th and ran the fastest time of 12.23 followed by Ben Fahy 13.49 and David Grigg 14.19. Olympian Claire Tallent ran the fastest female time of 15.53, followed by Rachel Tallent 15.58 and Paula Nankervis 17.26