Norman storms to state title

Harry Norman is the Victorian Men's 5000m Champion. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

By Jamie Strudley

Harry Norman is the Victorian Men’s 5000m Champion. A title earned with a sizzling final 500m to run away from the best athletes in Victoria. This was Harry’s first Victorian state title, hopefully the start of more to come.

Harry’s performance motivated other club members competing at the Victorian 5000m Championships at Lakeside Stadium last Thursday night. Results from the championships are:

Harry Norman 1st 14.13.64

Max Savill-Bentley (Men’s B) 6th 14.58.45

Olivia Twining (Women’s B) 8th 17.52.91

It was a massive weekend at Morrison Reserve with the club hosting clubs from the Eastern Metropolitan Region for the Little Athletics Region Relay Championships. Over 2000 athletes and spectators spent a sun baked day at the track enjoying some fantastic relay competition.

Yarra Ranges Athletics had a successful meet with 79 teams entered, coming away with four Gold, five Silver, 11 Bronze and 11 fourth place finishes. Gold medals were won by our U17 Girls 4×200, U15 Girls Medley, U11 Girls 4×200 and U16 Mixed Medley. Congratulations to all athletes, families, coaches and supporters for a very successful day. Big thanks to some of our hard working officials and team managers for their tireless efforts on the day and to the canteen crew led by Uli Homann and Jane Pointon for keeping everyone in the ground fed and hydrated.

Club team results are:

Boys U9

4×100 4th 68.53, 4×100 11th 86.04, 4×200 5th 2:28.69, 4×200 10th 3:08.94, Medley 5th 3:14.37, Medley 10th 4:14.90

Boys U10

4×100 4th 65.76, 4×100 12th 73.50, 4×200 3rd 2:19.22, 4×200 10th 2:39.64, Medley 4th 3:13.55, Medley 11th 3:48.56

Boys U11

4×100 5th 60.06, 4×100 13th 67.96, 4×200 4th 2:06.57, 4×200 10th 2:25.21, Medley 8th 3:02.14

Boys U12

4×100 6th 59.86, 4×100 9th 63.29, 4×200 5th 2:06.02, 4×200 9th 2:11.69, Medley 4th 2:52.80, Medley 6th 3:04.05

Boys U14

4×100 4th 60.27, 4×200 3rd 2:06.01,

Boys U16

4×100 3rd 54.73, 4×200 2nd 1:52.55, Medley 3rd 2:33.01

Girls U9

4×100 4th 71.31, 4×100 8th 73.09, 4×200 6th 2:33.63, 4×200 9th 2:41.14, Medley 6th 3:33.65

Girls U10

4×100 3rd 67.13, 4×200 5th 2:37.22, Medley 4th 3:17.52

Girls U11

4×100 3rd 61.95, 4×100 11th 72.48, 4×200 1st 2:13.61, 4×200 10th 2:38.20, Medley 2nd 3:01.98

Girls U12

4×100 10th 62.74, 4×200 7th 2:12.59, Medley 8th 3:02.23

Girls U13

4×100 4th 59.49, 4×100 8th 64.69, 4×200 7th 2:06.33, 4×200 9th 2:16.93, Medley 6th 2:53.84, Medley 8th 2:59.62

Girls U14

4×100 3rd 58.50,

Girls U15

4×100 4th 54.86, 4×200 3rd 2:10.35, Medley 1st 2:25.96,

Girls U16

Medley 2nd 2:42.95

Girls U17

4×100 3rd 58.23, 4×200 1st 1:56.74,

Mixed U9

4×100 4th 68.14, 4×100 12th 81.77, 4×200 3rd 2:33.68, 4×200 8th 2:47.46

Mixed U10

4×100 14th 77.27, 4×200 7th 2:26.79, 4×200 12th 2:34.55

Mixed U11

4×100 3rd 60.29, 4×100 14th 72.32, 4×200 6th 2:12.74, 4×200 13th 2:25.88,

Mixed U12

4×100 7th 61.48, 4×100 11th 64.92, 4×200 7th 2:15.05

Mixed U13

4×100 7th 61.61, 4×200 7th 2:14.70

Mixed U14

4×100 2nd 55.01

Mixed U16

4×100 2nd 54.06, 4×200 1st 1:59.26

Our senior team was in action at round 5 of AVSL with athletes competing at Frankston and Aberfeldie tracks. Two club records were broken during the competition. Congratulations to Shani Bullard breaking her open Women 100m hurdles record running 19.63 and to Ash Almond breaking his Open Men Javelin record with a 52.53m throw.

On Sunday Yarra Ranges Athletics partnered with the Violet Town Track Club to host the Shadforth Mile, a mile race around the racecourse in Violet Town. An excellent turnout was treated to a fun day of running with each event started by the local CFA trucks “lights and sirens”.

Normal Saturday morning competition returns this Saturday for our Little Athletics club members with competition starting from 8.30, watch the socials for timetables and starting times. Our seniors will have teams competing at the Athletics Victoria Track Relay Championships in Doncaster.

Training for our six-12yo continues on Tuesdays from 4pm. Seniors training (13yo plus) is on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm at Morrison Reserve. Check the socials and website for more details and sessions available with our throws and jumps coaches. Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

If you, or someone you know, wants to join in the fun of track and field registration is now open. Go to or or email for information about events and registration.

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