Women’s team lead the way at Lakeside

Harry Norman finished in third place in the men's 10km helping the team reach sixth overall. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

By Jamie Strudley

Perfect road racing conditions greeted a large contingent of Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes on Sunday morning. Round 3 of the XCR season was an opportunity to run a fast 3km or 10km road race finishing on the athletics track at Lakeside Stadium. A cool morning with no wind made for some exciting racing around the fast Albert Park circuit.

The Division 2 women’s team will finish top of the division once results are updated. Outstanding runs from Olivia Twining, Rebecca Gilmore, Katrina Winger and Grace Muller earned the team their first win of the season.

The men’s team finished in sixth place after a sensational effort from Harry Norman. Harry ran with the lead group for the entire race but missed a change in pace less than a kilometre from the finish, recovering to claim third place, running a blistering 29.42 for the 10km event.

Brigette Rice continued her return to form with a solid third place in the Women’s U18 3000m road race. Briar Keyser (sixth) and Maddie Laven (ninth) were both top 10 finishers in the Women’s U20 10km race.

Club results are:

Female Open 10km: Olivia Twining 36th, 37:11; Rebecca Gilmore 56th, 38:44; Katrina Winger 59th 38:55; Grace Muller 62nd (TBC), 39.00; Georgia Laven 126th 42:20; Bonnie Morris 177th 45:28; Erica Purcell 264th 1:01:57

3km: Elisabeth Coffey 10th 14:07;

Female 20 10km: Briar Keyser 6th 39:29; Madeline Laven 9th 39:39;

Female 18 3km: Brigitte Rice 3rd 10:12;

Female 14 3km: Brienna Coffey 22nd 12:27;

Male Open 10km: Harry Norman 3rd 29:42; James Laven 58th 31:53; Max Savill-Bentley 65th 31:59; Angus Norman 173rd 34:06; Sam Arnold 240th 35:21; Luke Hunter 250th 35:31; Chris Grundy 342nd 37:10; Matthew Morrison 373rd 37:45; Trent Ashton 490th 39:59; Michael Clarke 537th 41:12; Bryan Ackerly 631st 46:03; Craig Hewitson 694th 51:53;

Male 20 10km: Reuben Johnson 22nd 34:43; Daniel Groves 23rd 35:06;

Male 16 3km: Mitchell Pointon 21st 10:08; Blake Saloyedoff 36th 11:04;

Male 14 3km: Ilikimi Tove 23rd 12:19

Club athlete, Tynan Mims took to the streets of Launceston on Sunday morning as part of the Launceston Running Festival. Tynan finished 15th in the 10km road race in a PB time of 30.03

YRA’s Saturday morning cross country continued with round 7 at Elizabeth Bridge Reserve in Kilsyth. The cool but calm conditions helped 45 of the athletes achieve a PB. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out on the day!

Next Saturday is LAVic’s Cross Country relays for 25 of our athletes. Everyone not competing has the weekend off and will return the following week to Morrison for Round 8!

Results from round 6 at Margaret Lewis Reserve, Coldstream are:


Kylan Milne 2.13; Daisy Murphy 2.14; Sophie Ashton 2.32; Maisie McLeod 2.43; Grace Gibbs 2.49; Maeve Clarke 2.54; Pippa Stark 3.07


Ivy Ingle 4.46; Angus Clarke 4.48; Angus Congreve 5.04; Elliott Dawson 5.13; Jasper Dean 5.28; Aaron Zuo 6.01; Noah Hewatt 6.03; Willliam Hastewell 7.13


Riley Yorke 6.02; Lucas Pauly 6.10; Milly Hall 6.24; Victoria James 7.02; Levi Jones-Palazzolo 7.25; Imogen McMillan 7.31; Sadie Hewatt 7.40; Iola MacKay 7.46; Indi Budin 8.03; Tahlia Dawson 8.17; Cody Buckland 8.52; Winter Anderson-Bonsor 9.04; Etta Thoma 9.04; Byron Stark 9.25; Samuel Thomas 7.21


Samuel Thomas 7.21; Theodore Lewis 8.05; Ilikimi Tove 8.20; Holly Yorke 8.36; Caitlyn McKerlie 8.39; Hugo Gibbs 8.44; Pippa Congreve 9.00; Lexi Aders 9.14; Dominic Nealon 9.21; Isla Haisma 9.25; Tess Hewatt 9.31; Zuri Dawson 10.01; Alice Sabo 10.13; Hugh Richardson 10.25; Kirsten Mcerlie 10.28; Meadow Anderson-Bonsor 10.35; Eamon MacKay 10.45; Jake Buckland 10.46


James Crome-Smith 11.08; Ryder Holland 11.28; Cameron Yorke 12.14; Hamish Mcerlie 12.27; Uli Homann 12.39; Tim Anderson-Bonsor 12.40; Riley Yorke 12.53; Bryan Ackerly 13.59; Victoria James 14.26; Tori Kincaid 14.43; Adele Ellis 15.04; Lily Clarke 15.04; Ellise Hall 16.14; Hayley Corrigan 17.18; Bradley McMeeken 17.30

Cross country training for all club members is at Morrison reserve on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm and Thursdays from 5.30pm at the Victoria Road Primary School gym. Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

Go to www.lavic.com.au or www.athsvic.org.au or email info@yarrarangesathletics.org.au for information about events and registration. Cross Country is here!

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check us out on Facebook. Run, Jump, Throw…too easy!