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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

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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