WA Sprint Championships

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John Toomey and Sarah Dunnage won the inaugural Western Australian Sprint Championships at Curtin University last Saturday. On a 2.5 Km course (with an optimal route of about 3.0 Km), Toomey won the men’s race from Rhys Challen, with Steve Fletcher third. Challen was only 23 seconds behind Toomey at the spectator control with 750m remaining, but hesitation and poor … Read More

Australian Team for World Cup Final in Italy

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The selectors would like to announce the Australian team for the World Cup Final in Italy in October. The team is: David Brickhill-Jones (Tas) Julian Dent (NSW) Eric Morris (NSW) Eddie Wymer (Vic) The selected relay team is David Brickhill-Jones, Julian Dent and Eddie Wymer.

JWOC 2005 – Switzerland

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Aussie girls finish 8th in the relays at magnificent San Bernadino. San Bernadino is a ski resort in the winter and the terrain is a mixture of alpine meadows on steep slopes and alpine forest with small knolls and gullies. The Australian junior women’s team of Jasmine Neve, Erin Post and Hanny Allston finished eighth. Jasmine Neve led the team … Read More

World Games Relay report

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Sunday was the Teams relay for the World Games. The terrain was a mix of urban area and parklands, with a very small area of forest. The organisers recommended running shorts and shoes for competitors. The World Games relay is a four-person (two men & two women) relay. Qualification is highly competitive with only 13 teams offered a starting place: … Read More

Bluett 12th at World Games

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A strong performance by Grant Bluett at the World Games overnight — but he couldn’t do enough to defend his Gold Medal from the 2001 World games in Japan. Bluett finished 12th in a quality field — boding well for his prospects in this year’s WOC. The race was won by Thierry Gueogiou of France — who has dominated Middle … Read More

Women’s relay 7th caps off the best JWOC ever.

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Australia’s most successful Junior World Champs has closed, with the womens #1 team of Jasmine Neve, Erin Post and Hanny Allston claiming 7th spot in the relay — the highest place ever achieved by an Australian team in a JWOC relay. Jasmine started steadily, Erin picked up 6 places and Hanny came home in the fastest time of the day … Read More

Julian 4th in Long Distance Final

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At the beginning the women’s race was very exciting with Hanny Allston starting off well and with a chance to beat yesterday’s winner of the middle distance race, Anna Perrson, but a few errors after the second spectator and drinks control saw her slip behind. The later-starting runners from Norway, Mari Fasting and Elise Egseth, blitzed the rest of the … Read More

Full Report on Hanny’s Bronze Medal

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Success for Australia at todays competition in the middle distance final race held at Taverne in Switzerland! Hanny Allston in another great run finished in the third place securing Australia its first medal since 1999 in the JWOC competition. Hanny was extremely pleased with her run although she felt she made mistakes and was very teary on the finish line. … Read More

Hanny Allston wins JWOC heat

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Hanny Allston wins her heat in Middle Distance qualification race with the fastest time of the day! Report from Hilary Wood in Switzerland. Hanny Allston had a perfect run on Tuesday in perfect conditions, sunny and warm but with a cool mountain breeze. She blitzed her heat in a time of 22 min 12 sec for the 3.2 km course. … Read More

JWOC Bronze for Hanny

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Australia has made it’s best-ever start to a JWOC campaign — with a bronze medal to Hanny Allston and 8th place for Julian Dent. Hanny Allston from Tasmania has taken a bronze medal in the Middle Distance race at the Junior World Championships in Switzerland. Allston started the race slowly and trailed by nearly 2 minutes to place 8th at … Read More