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Liam so close at City 2 Surf.

Athletics Essendon Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative Liam Adams came within a hairs breath of making it 3 wins at the annual City 2 Surf fun run, when he and eventual winner Ben Saint Lawrence had an all out sprint finish to the line after a gruelling 14 km stoush from the Sydney CBD down to Bondi. Liam:- “Enjoyed the duel with @benny_saintgram at yesterday’s @city2surf. Congrats on the win Benny & I look forward to the next battle”. Relive the entire race here – https://www.facebook.com/100935109996478/posts/1886569364766368/... read more

Maria sets sights on Tokyo 2020.

Check out a fantastic article in the Moreland Leader, highlighting Athletics Essendon champion Maria Strong, as she sets her sights on Tokyo in 2020. Article and photo, courtesy of the Moreland Leader... read more

Race Report – XCR’18 round 7 – Lake Wendouree. 4th of August 2018.

Athletics Essendon Race Report, Results and Photos. Athletics Victoria XCR’18 Round 7 of 10. Lake Wendouree, Ballarat 6km & 15km Road Race Championships. Saturday 4 August 2018. Our runners made the trek out to Ballarat for the longest drive to an XCR’18 race for the season. The course consisted of an initial 1.5km x 2 = 3km loop and then two full 6km laps of the closed road around Lake Wendouree. The juniors completed one full 6km lap in their event. Our athlete numbers were down, along with most other clubs, but for those who made the journey it was a very satisfying result individually and for our club teams. The temperature wasn’t as cold as everyone had dreaded, it was even warm when the sun came out. We had thirteen female runners, three of these were juniors. And we had fourteen male runners, four of these were juniors Athletics Essendon power couple, Charlotte Wilson and Liam Adams, led our 15km open women’s and open men’s team home. Charlotte in her third top ten finish for the season, came home in third place, only bettered by her second place in the 8km at St. Anne’s Winery earlier in the XCR’18 season. Liam in also his third top ten finish for the season, came home in seventh place, with his best finish for the season being third place at the 10km race at Albert Park last round. In the open women’s team, all three team were filled by the ten runners, with Div 2 first, Div 4 fourth and Div 5 second in an outstanding team result. With some of... read more

Maria wins prestigious sports award.

‪Massive congratulations to Athletics Essendon athlete, and current Australian champion Maria Strong, who, tonight, won the Disability Sport and Recreation 2018 Masters Sportsperson of the Year! So proud Maz! See https://dsr.org.au/awards/ for all the awards information, and https://www.instagram.com/disabilitysportandrec for the awards night images. http://athleticsessendon.org.au/maz-strong-announced-as-finalist-for-prestigious-awards/ for a recap on Maria’s award... read more

Vale Garry Calvert.

Athletics Essendon are saddened, and mourn the sudden passing of elite javelin coach, and former Australian javelin champion, Garry Calvert. Garry passed away from a heart attack in Beijing on Friday the 27th of July. Garry had been serving as the Chinese national javelin coach, and had previously served as India’s javelin coach from February 2016 to April 2017. A multiple Australian javelin champion (1979, ’81 and ’82), Garry was selected for the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Originally from South Australia, Garry, along with co South Australian thrower Phil Nettle and Athletics Essendon club President (and then champion 800 metre athlete) John Higham, helped transform Athletics Essendon into one of Victoria’s elite athletics clubs in the early 1980’s. Our thoughts and condolences are with Garry’s... read more

Race Report – Athletics Victoria XCR’18 Round 6 – LAKESIDE:10 -Sunday 22 July 2018.

  Race Report – Athletics Victoria XCR’18 Round 6 – LAKESIDE:10 -Sunday 22 July 2018 3km & 10km Road Race Championships. Our first morning race of the XCR’18 winter season of road and cross country running, had our distance runners heading to Albert Park and Lakeside Stadium. The road course was on Lakeside Drive which was closed to all traffic. The runners were required to run 2.5km out and 2.5km back, which the 10km runners did twice and then finish with a 300m lap of the track inside Lakeside Stadium, which was a great way to finish a road race. There was a fairly strong northerly wind blowing so the out legs to the south with the tail wind were quite a bit faster than the back legs coming back into the head wind. Luckily it was a bit warmer than last year when we did this race, which was a bonus for our runners and supporters. We had fourteen female runners, four of these were juniors. And we had twenty-seven male runners, nine of these were juniors. A few highlights of our female runners :- Great to see five women go sub 40 minutes for the 10km, this gave the team five finishers in the top 53 places, which is great in a very competitive race. Our division two runners did so well, with an average age of less than 24, they were competing against much older and experienced runners. Even better was the two runners finishing in the top 10, Charlotte Wilson in fourth place and Emile Guy in eight place. These two runners are both having... read more

Sensational second record from Linden Hall in London.

Athletics Essendon sensation Linden Hall has broken another Australian record overnight at the MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES, which doubles as the London Diamond League. In the rarely run women’s mile, Linden ran 4:21.40 in a super fast race, breaking Lisa Corrigam’s 11 year old record by 1.26 seconds. Linden stated she was inspired by Joseph Deng’s record breaking 800 metres in Monaco the day before. Is has been a fantastic season for Linden, who now has 2 Australian records to her name.   <Linden’s splits:- 64.9, 65.4, 65.4, 66.0. (1500 – 4.04.2)>... read more

XCR’18 round 6 – Sunday 22nd of July. Albert Park

XCR’18 round 6 this Sunday the 22nd of July will be a fast, flat 10km race not to be missed! The forecast is looking good, so hopefully there will some great racing conditions. All the event details can be found here:- http://athleticsessendon.org.au/calendar/ If you didn’t get your entry in on time, contact your team managers, and see https://www.facebook.com/athsvic/ for information regarding on the day entries. Good luck to... read more

Athletics Essendon results from XCR’18 round 5 – Sandown Relays.

Athletics Essendon team results and some of individual times. Men Div 1 7th Liam Adams 8:55 Div 3 9th Jeff Jones 10:34 Div 6 6th Daniel White 11:49 Div 7(2) 9TH Justin McLaren 12:30 Div 7(3) DNF John Cooper 12:48 Women Div 2 1st Charlotte Wilson 10:24, Emilie Guy 10:55, Liselle Atkin 11:27, Emily Mizis 11:21 Div 4 1st Lisa Dalley 13:32, Maddison Caulfield 12:17, Emily Spiteri 12:32, Div 5(1) 5th Yuri Almaraz Div 5(2) INV Leanne Pasanen 14:26 M U /18 7th Lachlan Attard 10:26 M U / 16 13th Brodie Andrews 11:25 W U / 20 4th Sienna Andrews 11:45 W U / 14 Charlotte Jackson 13:12   All of the results can be found here:-... read more

Amelia Mazza-Downie shines in Finland.

Amelia Mazza-Downie ran the race of her life so far, and stormed home for 6th place, and a huge pb in the U20 world athletics championships women’s 3000 metre final overnight. In a 19 strong field, Amelia moved steadily through the pack, and remained patient thoughout the race, in order to kick home in the final straight, and record a massive 17 second pb and run 9:09.19. The eventual winner was the Japanese athlete, Nozomi Tanaka, in 8:54.02, with the two Ethiopian athletes making up the minor placings. The race can be viewed here, at the 2:46:02 mark:-   Congratulations Amelia on a fantastic race and... read more

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