NSW Short Course Cross Country Championship
Posted Tuesday 6 Aug 2013 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to the large number of St. George runners who participated with pride in the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships at Rydalmere on Saturday.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend on Saturday but have been made aware by a number of people the great club atmosphere and spirit that was present around the course and in the club tent. It was easily our best participation rate and our most successful NSW Championship this year so thank you to all who competed so well and made other clubs take notice of us.

The full results are available at and I have listed below the runners who achieved medal-winning performances.

  • Imogen Stewart
    - Under 12 Women's 1.5km Championship
  • Bridey Delaney
    - Open Women's 5km Championship
  • Jose Carvalho
    - 50-54 Men's 7.5km Championship
  • Karen Stanley
    - 45-49 Women's 5km Championship
  • John Irvine
    - 70+ Men's 5km Championship
  • Frank Scorzelli
    - 65-69 Men's 5km Championship
  • Bridey Delaney, Karen Stanley, Di Hayter, Emma Millett
    - Open Women's Team Championship
  • Jose Carvalho, Paul Arthur, Fintan Diviney, Chris Mullen
    - 45+ Men's Team Championship
  • Jim Owens, Kim Delaney, David Beck, Peter Fitzpatrick
    - 55+ Men's Team Championship
  • Frank Scorzelli, John Irvine, David Edwards, Chris Maver
    - 65+ Men's Team Championship
Let's hope we can maintain the same participation rate and club spirit for the season and beyond!

Go the Saints!!

Greg Breen,
Distance Secretary

NSW All Schools
Posted Saturday 20 Jul 2013 by Michael Gentle

Yesterday we had a strong number of our young distance running stars travel to Eastern Creek Raceway for the biggest junior cross country event in the state: the NSW PSSA/CHS/All Schools State Cross Country Championships.

All of our runners performed tremendously in very wet conditions. It is a great effort just to make it to this level but I would like to highlight two of our members who performed outstandingly in the event.

Imogen Stewart
competed in the 8/9 Years Girls 2000m. Imogen ran a gutsy race to come home with the bronze medal. This is an amazing achievement, especially as she has another year in this age group and I'm sure many would agree that Imogen is a very promising and determined young athlete who gives every ounce of energy she has every time she runs.

Christopher Breen
competed in the 13 Years Boys 3000m. Christopher steadily progressed his way through the field and ended up finishing in 5th place. Due to this result, Christopher has been selected on the NSW All Schools State Team to contest the Australian Cross Country Championships in Tasmania. He has worked very hard and performed to his potential on the day.

Other Results:
  • 8/9 Years Girls 2km -
    Eloise Carey
    (29th) and
    Casey Stanley
  • 10 Years Boys 2km -
    Finn Macmillan
  • 10 Years Girls 2km -
    Emma Blanch
    (8th) and
    Lauren Carey
  • 12 Years Girls 3km -
    Lucy Koh
  • 13 Years Girls 3km -
    Rhianna Turner
    (35th) and
    Nicole Harrington
  • 12/13 Years Girls 2km AWD -
    Isabella Conroy
  • 15 Years Boys 4km -
    Keegan Mason
  • 16 Years Boys 6km -
    Nathan Breen
  • 17 Years Boys 6km -
    Dylan McCuaig-Walton
  • 18+ Years Boys 8km -
    Badi Khamis

If anyone has any photos of yesterday's event please feel free to post on the St. George Facebook page or forward through to Michael Gentle to put on the website.

Greg Breen,
Distance Secretary

Outstanding Efforts
Posted Monday 15 Jul 2013 by Michael Gentle

Over the weekend red hot athletic performances were achieved by two SGDAC members.

Ben St Lawrence
- A lot of great write ups following Ben's 5000m race on the weekend in Belgium finishing in second place in his second fastest time of his career (13:10.83). Nice timing to be looking good with the world Champs coming up in Moscow in September. Go the Saint!
Ben St Lawrence - 5000m Result
Ben St Lawrence - 5000m Result

Matt Rees
- Another super performance was also achieved over the weekend competing in the Newcastle Winter Series in the Javelin 700g. Matt Rees here set a new PB 65.93m breaking his own U18 SGDAC record that he previously set back on 9 February 2013. Fantastic job Matt!

Kim Delaney,

NSW Road Relay Championship
Posted Saturday 13 Jul 2013 by Michael Gentle

The state's top road runners competed for their clubs in the 2013 NSW Road Relay Championships today. The red and white stripes represented a large number of these athletes.

A special mention must go to
Rhianna Turner
, who at only 13 years of age competed in three different teams for our club. She has a very bright future ahead of her and it is great for her to support her club so enthusiastically.

We had some outstanding results and I would like to thank and congratulate every athlete who competed, because you all represented St. George with distinction.

Club Results:
  • Under 12 Women's 4x2km Championship - 5th
  • Under 14 Women's 4x2km Championship - 2nd
  • Under 16 Men's 4x2km Championship - 7th
  • Under 20 Men's 4x4km Championship - 2nd
  • Open Women's 4x4km Championship - 4th
  • Open Men's 4x4km Championship (A TEAM) - 4th
  • Open Men's 4x4km Championship (B TEAM) - 14th
  • 35+ Women's 4x4km Championship - 1st
  • 45+ Men's 4x4km Championship - 2nd
  • 55+ Men's 4x4km Championship - 7th
  • 55+ Men's 4x4km Championship - 4th

Greg Breen,
Distance Secretary

Vale John Wall
Posted Tuesday 2 Jul 2013 by Michael Gentle

We are saddened to advise that former club member John Wall passed away suddenly 1st July 2013. Deepest condolences to all his family.

John was a wonderful man and a great club member as well as being a talented athlete. He placed 2nd at the 1992-93 Australian Junior 1500m Championships (3:50.99) and won the 1994 NSW Novice Championship (32:04). He was a dedicated surf life saver at Maroubra and a keen competition tennis player.

Beloved son of Maureen and Ralph. Much loved brother of Jane, Anthony and Elizabeth and brother-in-law of Michael and Joe. Adored uncle of Ella-Maree, Jacob, Gabrielle, Thomas and James. Loved by many, a friend to all.

NSW Cross Country Championships
Posted Sunday 23 Jun 2013 by Michael Gentle

Thankyou to everyone who represented our club at Nowra yesterday at the NSW Cross Country Championships. Remember every person who competed contributes points to the Athletics NSW Winter Club Trophy. The conditions were great for running and we recorded some great performances from our athletes.

We had 34 runners compete for the red and whites, so thank you to the following people:

Imogen Stewart, Casey Stanley, Christopher Breen, Leo Kostas, Rhianna Turner, Matthew Simpson, Carolena Kostas, Kobe Stewart, Corey Gentle, Michael Gentle, George Kostas, Nathan Breen, Mark Simpson, Aaron Gentle, Connor Mulholland, Robyn Basman, Dave Burns, David Sullivan, John Peter, Jose Carvalho, Bob Simpson, Jim Owens, Fintan Diviney, Chris Mullen, Kim Delaney, Frank Scorzelli, Chadi Elashkar, Robbie Neill, Cale Bowd, Geoff Arnold, Todd Peters, Brandon Nairn, Brad Pendergast and Isaq Ali.

There were many great performances but congratulations to the following runners who performed extremely well, achieving podium finishes: a great achievement at a State Championship.

(There were a few confusions with the results but I think I've got all the medallists. Apologies to anyone I have missed).

Under 12 Women's 2km Championship - 2nd -
Imogen Stewart

35-39 Men's 12km Championship - NSW CHAMPION -
Chadi Elashkar

50-54 Men's 12km Championship - NSW CHAMPION -
Jose Carvalho

65-69 Men's 12km Championship - NSW CHAMPION -
Frank Scorzelli

45+ Men's Team Championship - NSW CHAMPIONS -
John Peter, Fintan Diviney, David Sullivan, Jose Carvalho

Open Men's Team Championship - 2nd -
Cale Bowd, Chadi Elashkar, Geoff Arnold, Robbie Neill

55+ Men's Team Championship - 3rd -
Kim Delaney, Frank Scorzelli, Jim Owens, David Burns

50-54 Women's 8km Championship - NSW CHAMPION -
Robyn Basman

Also, congratulations to
Kobe Stewart
who won the bronze medal in the 9/Under 2km Fun Run event.

Stay tuned for information regarding the upcoming road relays on the Central Coast.

Greg Breen
Distance Secretary