World Athletics Tour Melbourne
Posted Friday 6 Mar 2009 by Michael Gentle

Three St George athletes competed in Melbourne last night in bleak and windy conditions. All managed to perform brilliantly in elite international fields.

Competing in the Men's 5000m, an event that was also the Australian 5000m Championship title race,
Ben St Lawrence
finished in fourth place behind three Olympians. This gives Ben second place in the National Title, and narrowly missed John Andrews' club record that was set in 1989.
Tim Rowe
finished in 12th place (9th Australian) with a season-best time, while
Stephen Thurston
finished 14th (11th Australian). In winning the event, Collis Birmingham defied the conditions to record a coveted Berlin A-qualifying time, while Andrew Baddeley and Bernard Kipagat both clocked B-qualifying times.

1 Collis Birmingham AUS 13:16.26 WCA 2 Andrew Baddeley GBR 13:20.99 WCB 3 Bernard Kiplagat KEN 13:25.64 WCB 4 Ben St Lawrence AUS 13:37.24 5 Michael Shelley AUS 13:41.87 6 Liam Adams AUS 13:46.92 7 Richard Everest AUS 13:49.25 8 Ryan Gregson AUS 13:56.83 9 Clint Perrett AUS 13:57.09 10 Lee Troop AUS 13:57.81 11 Luke Hurring NZL 14:04.71 12 Tim Rowe AUS 14:07.99 13 Jeffrey Hunt AUS 14:10.40 14 Steve Thurston AUS 14:12.09 15 Stephen Dinneen AUS 14:12.62 16 Toby Raynor AUS 14:15.52 17 Mike Skinner GBR 14:17.87 18 Peter Nowill AUS 14:29.04 -- Mike Aish NZL DNF -- Paul Hoffman AUS DNF -- Duer Yoa AUS DNF

Bridey Delaney
backed up after last week's Sydney Track Classic to compete in the Women's 1500m. Bridey, the existing club record holder, ran well to finish in 5th place in yet another personal best effort.

1 Sarah Jamieson AUS 4:11.62 2 Kaila McKnight AUS 4:11.83 3 Nikki Hamblin NZL 4:12.50 4 Lisa Corrigan AUS 4:14.67 5 Bridey Delaney AUS 4:14.83 6 Nikki Molan AUS 4:16.26 7 Donna MacFarlane AUS 4:19.94 8 Chloe Tighe AUS 4:26.35 9 Linden Hall AUS 4:31.88 10 Fiona Crombie NZL 4:41.60 -- Kelly Hetherington AUS DNF

Congratulations to Ben, Tim, Stephen and Bridey. You have all represented your club with pride and distinction.

Sydney Track Classic
Posted Saturday 28 Feb 2009 by Michael Gentle

Bridey Delaney
ran strongly in the Women's 800m to finish in 3rd place. Her time of 2:05.22 is a new personal best, having previously beaten the club record twice this season. Well done Bridey.

Summer Cross Country Season Closes
Posted Saturday 28 Feb 2009 by Michael Gentle

The present season of Summer Cross Country finished last Wednesday 25th February, and having achieved a record number of runners we would like to thank everyone who ran in the races and helped to make the season so successful. Many thanks also to all those who helped with the organisation of the events, including by giving out place cards, recording names putting out flags or cones and helping load the results onto the website.

We extend a warm welcome to all those who took part in Summer XC to now join us on Saturday afternoon's at Scarborough Park, commencing 28th March, for the forthcoming winter season.

NSW Selections
Posted Wednesday 25 Feb 2009 by Michael Gentle

Three St George athletes have been selected in the NSW Team to compete at the Australian Under 18 Interstate Test Match to be held in Brisbane on 20-21 March 2009.

  • Laura Flynn
    - Pole Vault
  • Christie Douglas
    - Triple Jump
  • Alix Kennedy
    - Discus Throw
Congratulations and best wishes for a memorable experience.

Vale Tony Auciello
Posted Sunday 22 Feb 2009 by Michael Gentle

Tony Auciello
has tragically lost his life to depression.

Our deepest condolences are extended to Tony's family.

As a superb young athlete, Tony set numerous St George club records - many of which still stand today.

Tony will be dearly missed by his friends at St George and the wider running community.

The funeral service for Tony will be held 10:30am on 24th February at St Michael%#39;s, Croydon Rd, Hurstville.

Resting in Peace and In God's Care.

Australian Long Course Triathlon Championships
Posted Sunday 22 Feb 2009 by Michael Gentle

St George member
Michael Murphy
competed this weekend in the Pro division of the Australian Long Course Triathlon Championships held in Jervis Bay.

Michael completed the 3km swim / 83km cycle / 20km run event in 3rd place (Pro Division) in a total time of 3:51:55.

By finishing in the top-5, Michael has now gained automatic selection for the Long Course World Triathlon Championships. Congratulations Michael.