AV XCR’19 Season at a glance
For the Men’s Premier division, seventh at the Tan Relays, was the best finish for the season.
Since the team finished last on the ladder, they are likely to be relegated to div 2 next season.
The open women finished in fourth place.
A great debut season back up into div 1, after being promoted from div 2 in 2018.
With wins this year at Bundoora, Anglesea and Sandown and second place at Albert Park.
The open women just need everything to go right in 2020 and they will be pushing up onto the podium next year.
With those three wins proving that our best can beat the best in the comp we just need to consistently get five fast runners at every round of competition. Our Women’s teams will remain in their current divisions for next season, while our Men’s Div 3 team also finished last and will probably be relegated.
The club thanks Steve Murphy for his tireless work during the past XCR season and also thanks those parents and other club members and coaches who helped out at the various (usually cold and wet) events.
The award winners in each division and the runners up, are listed below; congratulations to all.
Women U14 Charlotte Jackson Not Awarded
Men U14 Robert Hackett Dylan Rowbottom
Men U16 Brodie Andrews Jannik Ernst
Women U18 Bianca Puglisi Aimee Jungfer
Men U18 Aidan Roberts Brody Thrum
Women U20 Emily Mizis Ally Rogers
Men U20 Bashir Abdinoor Max Taylor
Women 40+ Janine Higham Janet Daniels
Men 40+ Damien Bruneau Bouchaib Chefnaoui
Women Open Charlotte Wilson Fasika Metafriya
Men Open Liam Adams Damien Bruneau
Victorian Team Representation :
Makda Haji Harun 8/19 5th Open Women Aust.21km Champs Sunshine Coast, Qld
Emilie Guy 8/19 11th Open Women Aust. Cross Country Champs Wollongong, NSW
Bianca Puglisi 8/19 33rd Girls 16/17 Aust. Cross Country Champs Wollongong, NSW
Aidan Roberts 8/19 4th Boys 16/17 Aust. Cross Country Champs Wollongong, NSW
Archie Noakes 8/1916th Boys 14/15 Aust. Cross Country Champs Wollongong, NSW
Liam Adams Open M Club Record 7/7/19 Gold Coast Marathon 2:11:36 6th overall & 1st Aust.
Liam Adams 28/7/19 Blacktown, NSW Marathon 2:21:10
Liam Adams 13/10/19 Melb. Marathon 2:44:15
Danny Hawksworth 7/7/19 Gold Coast Marathon 2:58:15.
Samantha Gates 29/9/19 Berlin Marathon 3:11:36.
Charlotte Wilson 28/7/19 Blacktown, NSW Marathon 2:44:55 4th overall & 1st female
Charlotte Wilson Open W Club Record 13/10/19 Melb. Marathon 2:44:15 104th overall & 5th female
Damien Bruneau M40-44 Club Record 13/10/19 Melb. Marathon 2:28:37 22nd overall & 3rd M40-44
Bouchaib Chefnaoui 13/10/19 Melb. Marathon 2:38:15 57th overall & 7th 40-44
Danielle Stasinowsky 13/10/19 Melb. Marathon 4:16:15
Liam Adams 7/4/19 Run For The Kids 2nd overall
Charlotte Wilson 7/4/19 Run For The Kids 43rd overall & 2nd female
Bashir Abdinoor 7/4/19 Run For The Kids 37th overall & 2nd M15-18
Charlotte Wilson 17/5/19 14km Great Ocean Rd Marathon 7th overall & 1st female
Makda Haji Harun 17/5/19 14km Great Ocean Rd Marathon 9th overall & 2nd female
Charlotte Wilson 18/5/19 23km Great Ocean Rd Marathon 17th overall & 2nd female
Charlotte Wilson 6/7/19 10km Gold Coast Marathon 71st overall & 3rd female
Liam Adams 11/8/19 Sydney City to Surf. 2nd overall
Charlotte Wilson 11/8/19 Sydney City to Surf. 64th overall & 2nd female
Charlotte Wilson 25/8/19 10km De Castella Run, Kew 2nd overall & 1st female
Liselle Atkin 25/8/19 15km De Castella Run, Kew 15th overall & 1st female
Makda Haji Harun Open W Club Record 13/10/19 21km Melb. Marathon 1:11:12 11th overall & 1st female
AV XCR’19 Individual Awards:
AV Champion Athlete – Open Women 3rd Charlotte Wilson
AV Champion Athlete – Open Women Equal 6th Makda Haji Harun
AV Champion Athlete – Open Men 4th Liam Adams
AV Champion Athlete – Open Men 40-44 2nd Damien Bruneau
AV Champion Athlete – Open Men 40-44 8th Bouchaib Chefnaoui
AV Champion Athlete – Women 55+ 10th Linda Rosa Fitzgerald
AV Champion Athlete – Under 18 Men 5th Aidan Roberts
AV Champion Athlete – Under 18 Women 4th Bianca Puglisi
Best Female Club Person Glenda Morris
Best Male Club Person Don McLaren
Most Consistent Female Athlete Linda Rosa Fitzgerald
Most Consistent Male Athlete Bashir Abdinoor
Rising Star Female Athlete Samantha Gates
Rising Star Male Athlete Brody Thrum