Entries by Sam Quennell

Round 3 – Cruden Farm – Wrap

Well there is no doubt that Cruden is a tough course. Looking at all the athlete’s faces as they battled the hills and bog pit throughout the day reassured its toughness. We must sound like a broke record, but once again the weather was in our favour. There was plenty of blue sky about, which […]

Round 3 – Cruden Farm Cross Country – Preview

Regarded as one of the most scenic courses Athletic Victoria’s XCR series has on offer, Cruden Farm often plays havoc to its competitors with undulating hills, an unavoidable bog pit and its length (8km & 16km). As Australia’s oldest race, Cruden Farm is featured as our Heritage Round, where athletes can dress in their old […]

Hall returns to Eugene for Prefontaine Classic

Linden Hall (Vic) returns to Hayward Field this weekend to race at the Prefontaine Classic, the place where she set her personal best last year before going on to make the semi-finals at the Rio Olympics. As was the case in 2016 the field for the women’s 1500m is loaded with world-class runners including Rio […]

Thirteen New Athletes Added To Gold Coast Relay Program

Athletics Australia has bolstered its Gold Coast GOLD Relay Program today, with 13 new athletes extended the offer of membership as the 2018 Commonwealth Games fast approach. Proudly supported by Commonwealth Games Australia, membership to the program ensures enhanced daily training environment and medical support for the nation’s best sprinters as they prepare to stake […]

Kathryn Mitchell Throws A London Qualifier

Kathryn Mitchell (Vic) looks set to compete in her third world championships team after producing a London 2017 qualifying throw of 63.23m at the Golden Grand Prix meet in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Sunday. The Rio Olympic finalist produced her best throw since August last year to place second behind Chinese athlete Shiying […]

Athletics Victoria Target Talent Program – Session 1 – Wrap

The first of Athletics Victoria’s 2017 Target Talent Program days kicked off to a flying start on Saturday at Lakeside Stadium. The day saw over 100 athletes and coaches take part in a series of event specific coaching, lead by our Team of AVTTP State Coaches. Sessions varied from event specific technical coaching, training and […]

XCR Schools – Albert Park Road Relays – Wrap

To say we’ve been lucky with the weather so far during the XCR Schools season would be an understatement! On Saturday (20th May) Albert Park played host to what is generally regarded as one of the fastest ‘cross country’ courses in Victoria. Schools from across the state descended on Formula 1 heartland with determination and […]

Cathy Freeman Appointed as GC2018 Ambassador

Legendary Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman OAM became the sixth official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Ambassador in Brisbane today. The announcement was made by Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Chairman, Peter Beattie AC and Premier of Queensland, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP at a public event in the Queensland capital. Speaking with rising sprint […]

XCR Schools – Albert Park Road Relays – Preview

We’re back for XCR Schools tomorrow at the notoriously quick Albert Park course, where athletes will use the Formula 1 pit lanes as inspiration to fun fast! As it stands Mercellin College, Haileybury College, St Kevin’s College, Wesley College and Trinity Grammar School make up the top five for the Men’s Division. In the Women’s […]

London World Qualifiers Update

Five years after the 2012 Olympic Games, the athletics world is ready once again to focus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium as London plays host to the 2017 IAAF World Championships from 4-13 August. For an elite athlete to qualify for the world championships, they must satisfy the criteria as outlined by Athletics Australia, […]