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News Archive 2019

Trivia Night

23 Oct 2019

Ivanhoe Harriers Athletic Club would like to invite you to our 2019 Trivia Night!

To be held at Ivanhoe Park (corner The Boulevard and Wamba Road, Ivanhoe), 7pm on Friday, 22nd November 2019.
Entry is $10 (plus $1 booking fee for online ticket purchases).

We had a fantastic night last year with over 100 in attendance. There were plenty of great prizes on offer and much enjoyment for all as we tested our general knowledge.
As with last year, it will be held at Ivanhoe Park, plenty of car parking and the venue is good. It is not a late night so it's okay for the kids. John Edney will once again be Master of Ceremonies.

Please let John Edney or Jeff Franklin know you are coming…better still, book your spot direct at www.ihac.eventbookings.com, those booking online get a free ticket in the major raffle draw.

Triva Night Poster

Final Round of Cross Country

21 Sep 2019

Congratulations to the Ivanhoe Harriers teams who competed in the final cross country round at the Tan Relays on Saturday. Our 3rd placing on the day in Division 5 leaves us 2nd for the season, which will mean a promotion to Division 4 for next season! This is a great achievement in the comeback of the club.

A huge thank you to all who competed, trained, officiated, supported and managed for our club throughout the season.

Justin (2nd runner in Division 5) handing over the timing chip to Chris

Justin (2nd runner in Division 5) handing over the timing chip to Chris

Full Results and More Photos

Round 7 at Ballarat

28 Jul 2019

Lake Wendouree – Saturday, 27th July 2019

A lot of our athletes were not available for this gruelling (but not as cold as usual) 15km Road race around Lake Wendouree.
However we managed to fill a full team for our Division 5 Men and achieved some good results.
Vince Mancuso had a great run with an impressive time of 56:33 followed by James Lynch with 1:03:30. Chris Struve ran a nice solid pace throughout the race and achieved a time of 1:18:42 followed by John David who brought the team home with 1:23:48.
Our team came 4th out of 8 teams which is a good result.

XCR'19 Ladder after 7 of the 10 rounds
Men Division 5

Place Team Points
1 Bendigo Region 97
2 Ivanhoe Harriers 91
3 Richmond Harriers 88
4 Williamstown 71
5 Western Athletics 61
6 Collingwood Harriers 60
7 Maccabi 50
8 Coburg Harriers 49
9 Mentone 42
10 Athletics Nunawading 38
11 Box Hill 37
12 Diamond Valley 29
13 Yarra Ranges 24
14 Melbourne University 20
15 South Melbourne 9


Chris and John running

Chris and John enjoying the 15km run at Ballarat

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Winners Are Grinners

25 Jun 2019

It is always a pleasure to be the bearer of good news. The win by our Division 5 cross country team on Saturday 22nd June at Anglesea was a great result for the Club. Our first cross country win for a long time.
The Team time for this Ekiden Relay event was 2 hours 6 minutes and 57 seconds, beating second placed Richmond Harriers by 1 minute 26 sec with Mentone, third, a further 29 seconds behind Richmond.

This win places us in third place on the Division 5 ladder, with only a few points separating Bendigo, Richmond and Ivanhoe. We are now a chance at taking out first or second in our competition. If successful, would promote Ivanhoe into the next Division and on our way back up the rankings.

Our Div. 7 competitors unfortunately did not have a full team however they competed very well on this tough course.

Individual times and distances.

Michael Carter

20 Jun 2019

Rest in Peace, a life well lived

16/4/1939 - 30/5/2019

I attended the funeral service and celebration of Mike's life on Tuesday June 18th.

It was a great send off for Mike, his family did a wonderful job with his eulogy, never an easy task. Ivanhoe Harriers was a big part of Mike's early life. His contribution to the Club was huge.
A very large crowd of friends and family attended which really emphasised Mike's standing in the community. Ivanhoe Harriers was well represented with Noel and Janice Burrows, Tim Erickson, John Boas, Bob Cochrane Nick and Joan Hoogenraad, Alex and Janet Tarr, Chris & Evelyn Cole, Joy Hendry, Alan Stone who travelled down from Kyneton and Colin Jenkins in attendance. Apologies if I have missed anyone.

Jeff Franklin,
Club President.

AGM for Season 2018/19

24 May 2019

The Annual General Meeting and presentation of trophies was held on Wednesday night 22nd May at the pavilion at Ivanhoe Park. There was a reasonable attendance with a pleasing number of juniors present.

It was great to see Noel Burrows attending after a long illness and Graham Warry, who was Cursus Editor in 1975. Graham was on his way to the airport for a trip overseas but still found the time to attend. Well done Graham.

Nominations for Committee positions were held and it was very pleasing to see the entire Committee from last year continue with the challenge ahead. As with last year, the general feeling amongst the Committee is that we are on track, but we have much unfinished business to set the Club up for the future.
Congratulations to all on the Committee, they have done a great job with some tough decisions over the past couple of years.

Following the election of office bearers we proceeded to present medallions and trophies. Congratulations to all winners.

Vince Mancuso receiving his trophy

Vince Mancuso receiving his Statewide trophy for most points scored during the Cross Country season.

Cross Country Relays

15 May 2019

4th May 2019 — Jells Park

This event is always popular and well attended. This year was no exception, a very large field across all age groupings and abilities.

We fielded two teams, Team 1 in Division 5, and Team 2 in Division 7. We were hopeful of placing with our Team 1 having promoted two of our talented juniors, Thomas Langdon and David Greig. We were not disappointed, the Team achieved a solid second place, only 46 seconds behind winner, Richmond Harriers. The time of 1 hour 30 min. 22 sec. was a significant 10 minutes quicker than we achieved last season, our improvement is very encouraging.

Team 2 with Josh Philip as first runner also performed well. Josh ran a very fine time of 21:53 which put the team into third place after his 6k leg which is probably the best ever run we have seen from Josh.

Josh - cruising through the field

Josh Philip shown here cruising through the field

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This was a fantastic team performance with everyone running PB's or close to.
The depth of our group is about to show through. Justin Cementon was a non-starter due to an Achilles complaint. Justin was Team Manager for Team 2 and is hopeful of resuming his racing over the next few weeks.
Thomas Langdon's very fast time of 19:43 and David Greig's 20:49 were comparable to many times in Division 2.

National Track & Field Championships

10 Apr 2019

Very pleased to report that one of our young, talented lads, Ben Eddings, qualified for the National Track and Field Championships in Sydney.

Ben ran in the Under 17, 100m placing 3rd in his heat in a good time of 11.44 which qualified him for the final. A head wind in the final saw Ben record 11.76, placing 9th in a tough field.

Congratulations Ben on making the final, a great experience. Everyone at the Club is delighted for you.

Ben running a 100m race at Doncaster earlier this year

Ben running a 100m race at Doncaster earlier this year

6km Handicap Results

4 Apr 2019

Following the re-introduction of our 6k “All-Comers” handicap last year we ran the event this year on 30th March, in very wintery conditions, on the same course along the Yarra River trail near the Eaglemont Tennis Courts.

The race is a good test for early season form. We had 12 competitors and times compared favourably with last year.

Once again, our official handicapper was Barry Greig who did a great job with the information available.

Times and placings as follows:



Handicap Time

Actual Time

Mary Langdon




Thomas Langdon




John David




Justin Cementon




Enrico Cementon




Chris Struve




Flynn Deacon




Josh Philip




David Greig




David Burke




Luke Malara




Jal Wishart





Unfortunately the weather was lousy so after the race we retired to Jeff & Joan's home to warm up and BBQ a feast of sausages. It was a good day despite the weather and good preparation for the coming cross country season.

Tom Hancock Retirement

4 Feb 2019

Tom Hancock OAM, Life Member of Ivanhoe Harriers, announced his retirement from Shield competition on Saturday, 2nd February 2019, at Knox.

Tom hastened to add that he intends to continue with coaching and will compete in the Masters while he is still competitive.

Tom, now aged 82, first competed for the club 55 years ago when he joined in 1964. Before that he was a successful competitor with Melbourne High School Old Boys since 1952.

Tom was a very worthy recipient of an OAM in last year's Australia Day Awards for service to athletics.

Congratulations Tom, from all at the Club, a wonderful career and massive contribution to athletics, in particular to throwing. We are so pleased that you will continue to coach and pass on your great knowledge into the future.

Tom Hancock with old pals and fellow Life Members of Ivanhoe Harriers, John Boas and Jeff Franklin

Above: Tom Hancock (centre), after announcing his retirement, with old pals and fellow Life Members of Ivanhoe Harriers, John Boas and Jeff Franklin.

Victorian Country Championships

31 Jan 2019

Thomas Langdon is running hot at the moment. Thomas had a great win in the Under 18 1500m final in the Victorian Country Championships at Bendigo.
The final was run on 27th January 2019 with Thomas winning in a new PB time of 4:11.25.

Then on Thursday night at the Collingwood Track, Thomas won the inaugural Men's Under 20 3000m event which was promoted by Richmond Harriers. In windy conditions, Thomas took the lead after 3 laps and went on to record a very good time of 9:12 which is a 12 second PB.

These are excellent results for Thomas who has just turned 17. Thomas has been a very consistent trainer now for several years and is showing steady improvement with his racing.

Congratulations to Thomas from all at the Club.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

28 Jan 2019

On Sunday, 27th January 2019, the Club once again staged a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Northland, raising a valuable $1,924.20. For a number of years now, this effort has been a valuable contributor to Club funds. We had marvellous support from members and friends, giving of their valuable time. It is so important that we can share the load with these events so they remain enjoyable and not a burden on just a few. Thank you to all who contributed.

Volunteers manning the BBQ at Bunnings

Milers Club Race Results

18 Jan 2019

Thomas Langdon and David Greig ran in the Milers Club 800m at Box Hill track on Thursday night 17th January 2019. Thomas recorded 2:02.1 (a big PB) and David 2:03.5 (also a big PB).

Congratulations boys, that 2:00 minute benchmark target is now within reach.

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