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Ivanhoe Harriers 2021 Trivia Night

10 Oct 2021

You're invited to the Ivanhoe Harriers 2021 Trivia Night.

This year we'll be running the event online again to ensure we can maximise our attendance and conduct the evening in the safest possible way.

With a bit of luck by Saturday, 13th November you'll be able to get together with your team in person and join in the fun with everyone else online.

If you took part last year, you already know the drill.

If you didn't, it's super easy, you can purchase your tickets at www.triviascore.com, once purchased you will receive an email that will give you a link to the Zoom meeting for the trivia night.

On the night you will be allocated to a Zoom break out room for your team, during the night there will be 5 rounds of questions and once each round of questions is read out to everyone you will be split in to your breakout rooms to deliberate.

There'll be plenty of prizes up for grabs so make sure you get your friends and family together and join the Ivanhoe Harriers biggest annual event from the comfort of your own home!

Ivanhoe Harriers 2021 Trivia Night flyer

XCR'21 Season Cancelled

26 Aug 2021

As Athletics Victoria are unsure what is to come in the following weeks, regarding community lockdowns, they have decided to cancel the remainder of the Winter Season.

XCR'21 Season Update

29 Jul 2021

Athletics Victoria have decided to cancel this weekend's XCR Round scheduled for Ballarat due to the limited administration timeframe post lockdown as well as the inclement weather predicted.

The cancellation has now led to review of the remainder of the XCR season plans.

Revised XCR'21 Calendar

  • Saturday, 7th August 2021 — St Annes XCR Round: Junior 4km/6km & U20/Open/Masters 8km Individual Cross Country. (Please note this event will be an individual and team scoring event)
  • Sunday, 15th August 2021 — Lakeside10 XCR Round: Junior 3km and Open/Masters 10km
  • Saturday, 28th August 2021 — Bundoora State Cross Country Championships: Junior and Open age groups inc. All Schools. If required this event will also take place on 29th August 2021.
  • Sunday, 5th September 2021 — Burnley 5km and 15km XCR Round: Junior 5km & Open/Masters 15km
  • Saturday, 11th September 2021 — Tan Relays XCR Round: All Ages
  • Sunday, 19th September 2021 — Burnley Half Marathon: Open/Masters

XCR'21 - Cruden Farm Update

21 Jun 2021

Athletics Victoria have issued the following update regarding rounds 4 and 5:

Please be advised that due to the current restrictions still in place across Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne (as of 17 June), Athletics Victoria has decided to reschedule the 12km individual round at Cruden Farm from Saturday 26 June to Saturday 10 July 2021.

This change means that, unfortunately, the Sandown Relays will be cancelled. The 12km individual round will replace the relays on the XCR calendar. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and offer reassurances that we continue to work with the necessary authorities to provide opportunities in the future.

View updated calendar

Round 3 of XCR Rescheduled

27 May 2021

In response to the announcement by the Victorian government this morning, Round 3 of XCR at St Anne's, scheduled to be held next Saturday, June 5, has been rescheduled and is now set to take place on Saturday, August 7.

Given that the scheduled end of the announced lockdown is Friday, June 4, the timeline to deliver Round 3 of XCR at St Anne's as planned would be highly constricted.

Round 4 of XCR, scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 26, at Cruden Farm, is expected to go ahead as planned, pending any further decisions made by the Victorian government.

Annual General Meeting

27 May 2021

Luckily, we were just able to fit in our AGM last night before lockdown was reimposed.

Several awards were handed out on the night:

  • FJ Holpen trophy - Best A grade athlete - David Burke - 34 events across every round in the season.
  • Jack McCann trophy - Most outstanding contribution to the club in the previous year - Barry Greig.
  • St James trophy - First awarded in 1936 - Most improved athlete - Ben Morrison.
  • Lew Hall trophy - significant commitment by an under 23 athlete - Charles Shea.
  • Jeff Legg trophy - most outstanding performance junior 800-10,000m - Harry Shaw.
  • Rawlinson trophy - Best track and field athlete - David Greig.
  • 6km CC Handicap winner Zack Phillip.

  • Medals awarded for state and national representation:
    • Ben Eddings - 100m 10.99 and 200m 22.58
    • Harry Shaw - Men's Steeple Chase & Men's 800m.


Life memberships awarded to Richard Russell and James Lynch

Life memberships presented to Richard Russell and James Lynch
by President Jeff Franklin.

Life Membership Awards:

James Lynch
Joined the club as an athlete in 1984. Served on the committee from 2009-present including 3 years as Vice President.
He has been instrumental in starting the training program at Chelsworth Park. He attends every Tuesday and Thursday, is a qualified Coach, and coaches the junior group in middle distance. His most notable athlete so far is Jal Wishart who set a new Club record. James has been a fixture at Chelsworth training since 2016, very valuable for our relationship with IGS.

Richard Russell
Joined the club as an athlete in 1984. Served as a committee member from 1990-1995 and again from 2015-present. Treasurer from 1991-1995.
He has assisted with the Saturday morning coaching of Ivanhoe Grammar students at both Track & Field and Cross Country since 2016, thus helping to provide Ivanhoe Harriers visibility and presence.
Additional achievements:

  • Australian representative at the 1989 World Cross Country Championships
  • Australian champion U20 cross country (1990)
  • Five time Victorian champion between 1990 and 1998 in 3000m steeple, 5000 metres, 8km CC, 1/2 marathon, and 16km CC
  • IHAC team of the century - 3000m Steeple and Cross Country
  • Club record in the Men's Open 3000m Steeple, 4x1500m Steeple

Ivanhoe Harriers All-Comers 6km Handicap

20 Apr 2021

Our historic event was held on Saturday, 17th April, in fine conditions. We had a great morning with 24 runners and a quick BBQ afterwards.

1st place was Cormac Skaliotis, Yr 7 at IGS
2nd place was Thomas Franklin, Yr 9 at IGS
3rd place was Kate Bukovsan, Yr 7 at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar

Fastest times: Thomas Langdon- 20:12, David Greig- 20:37 and Alex Linke- 22:27. (Note: course record still stands at 19:47)

For all the times view the full list of results, however a couple of observations:

  • 17 of the 24 runners were within 2 minutes of their projected handicap time.
  • Two fathers of athletes had a run, Glenn Morrison (father of Ben) and Enrico Cementon (father of Justin, currently at Canberra Uni) also had a run, well done guys.
  • Three mothers of athletes also had a run, Chistina Lew (mother of Thomas and Will Franklin) and Marcia Wishart (mother of Jal) and Mary Langdon (mother of Thomas)… what a family affair!
  • Andrew Potocnik made an appearance, Andrew is a past Ivanhoe athlete from the 80s and 90s, great to see Andrew supporting the Club.
  • Claude Aquino has re-joined after the COVID absence and is running very well.
  • A great turnout by Ivanhoe Grammar School and Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School.

Many thanks to Chris Branigan, Troy Rowe and Adam Franklin for helping at the finish line and particular thanks to Michael Linke for cooking the snags.

A great start to the Cross Country season.

Winners lined up after the presentations

Cormac Skaliotis, (handicap winner), Thomas Franklin (2nd), Kate Bukovsan (3rd), Sami Rowe (winner of the COVID Cup over 6 events during 2020/21), David Greig (wins the chocolates for an excellent 4:00 minutes in a 1500m this past season) and Thomas Langdon, fastest time in the handicap race of 20:12.

New Uniform

29 Jan 2021

The new uniforms have arrived.
Yesterday's training session was the first opportunity for the athletes to wear their new uniform in public. The official debut of the new uniform will be at the next round of AVSL at Doncaster on 6th February.

A group of Ivanhoe Harriers athletes running the boundary line.
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