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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 .

August 9, 2013
Ballarat YCW Cross Country - King and Queen of the Mountain

On Saturday, in challenging weather conditions, Ballarat YCW members competed in the King and Queen of the Mountain championships.

Jamie Huggett continued his great form with a 13 second victory over Nic VanRaaphorst, followed by invitation athlete Fraser Walsh. Ben Fahy was the third club member to finish.

Louise Wood won the Queen of the mountain. Invitation runners Hayley Stanford and Maddi Barnett were second and third. Rebecca Wood was second placegetter in the club championship, with Jodie Berrigan third.

Befitting the difficult nature of the course Jamie Huggett was the winner of the sealed handicap by 3 seconds from Nic VanRaaphorst with Aaron Bromley third.


Open M – 1 J Huggett, 2 N VanRaaphorst, 3 B Fahy

Open W – 1 L wood, 2 R Wood, 3 J Berrigan

40+ M – 1 G Gilbert, 2 A Wood, 3 P Commons

40+ W – 1 J Berrigan, 2 B Mirabella, 3 S Huggett

U20 M – 1 M Blood, 2 B Huggett

U18W – 1 L Wood

U18M – 1 J Blood, 2 J Willowhite

August 2, 2013
Ballarat YCW Juniors - Wayne Atkinson Junior Events

YCW Junior Athletics ‘Wayne Atkinson Memorial’ 3k handicap at Lake Wendouree on Saturday saw an exciting finish with Tahlee Vanroosmalen and Matilda Hill equal first at the finish line .

Anika Jones in second and Talia Martin ,third ,both ran good races, as did Josh Huggett who came from back in the field to just miss the placings narrowly ,running second fastest in 11m30 .Seconds away were Jemma Peart ,Riley Berrigan , Morgan Shillington ,Liam Berrigan and Natalya Hall-Dekleva who impressed with running the fastest time of 11m08 from the junior backmark .

Tayla Strybosh came from behind in the sprint to the line for a good win in the u/12  1200m handicap , with Lunyjock Nein in second in his best race so far .Zac Smith held third ahead of fast finishing Keely Reid ,fastest in  4m46 .

Frontmarker Samuel Blood led all the way for a win in the U/10 1200m handicap.Kayla Bridges held 2nd in a good run from a pack of finishers lead by Liam Fish in 3rd ,with Lochie O’Keefe ,Alana Peart ,Ted Archer ,Halle Martin and Rory O’Keefe all close behind in a close handicap race .Jack Vanroevan 4m55 and Halle Martin 5.00 were fastest .

Abbey McConnell led the U/8 girls and boys 600m field away ,and managed to hold on to win in 3m05 . Ashlee Gleeson and Alice Lepair were side by side over the line in second .Third over the line was the boys winner Scott Peart who had Ryan Otto flying home just a metre away in 3rd in 2m29n,fastest going to Archie Caldow in 2m25 .

Samara Zakkam ran easily her fastest 300m ,to again take out the win in the U/6 girls and boys handicap from Isabelle Kilborn ,2nd in 2m05 . Hayden Gregg does well every week , giving away big starts ,and again was in top form to come through to 3rd overall ,and fastest in 1m17 .

GIRLS U/6    1st Samara Zakkam , 2nd Isabelle Kilborn . 3rd Innes Parlange .

    “      U/8     1st Abbey McConnell ,2nd Ashlee Gleeson – Alice Lepair EQ.

    “      U/10   1st Kayla Bridges .  2nd Alana Peart , 3rd Halle Martin .

GIRLS  u/12     1ST Tayla Strybosh .  2nd Keely Reid . 3rd Macey Ludeman .(1200m)

    “      U/12     1st Matilda Hill .  2nd Jemma Peart .  3rd Morgan Shillington .(3k)

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

    “      U/16     1st Natalya Hall-Dekleva .

BOYS  U/5     1st Hayden Gregg . 2nd Rex Brennan .

    “      U/8     1st  Scott Peart . 2nd Ryan Otto . 3rd Archie Caldow .

    “      U/10   1st Samuel Blood . 2nd Liam Fish . 3rd Lochie O’Keefe .

    “      U/12   1st Lunyjock Nein . 2nd Zac Smith . 3rd Callum Parkinson .

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

    “      U/16   1st Laughlan Simpson . 2nd Samuel Parkinson .

August 2, 2013
Ballarat YCW Cross Country - Wayne Atkinson 3k

On Saturday a large field competed in the Wayne Atkinson memorial 3k handicap. The handicappers did a fantastic job with the first 54 runners finishing with-in 2 minutes of each other. At the front of the race there was only 3 seconds separating the first three placegetters. New member Kyle Hester, out kicked Andrew Wilson to record a 1 second victory, while a fast finishing Andrew Lang was a further 2 seconds behind. Jamie Huggett was fastest time in 9.01, while Natalya Hall Dekleva was the fastest of the girls in 11.08