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Thursday Social Run
Our Thursday social runs have resumed. For those interested, we meet at the Epping Track at 6.20 for a 6.30 departure. Hope to s…
West Metropolitan Cross Country
The winter season is well and truly underway. West Met #7 is on this weekend at Bella Vista. This course is tricky and an excell…
ANSW Summer Calendar 2015-2016
The summer calendar for the upcoming season has been released.
World Masters Athletics Championships
Best wishes to EDAC's Ellena Cubban who will be competing in Lyon, France.
Fred O'Connor Awarded OAM
Our esteemed coach Fred O'Connor has recently been awarded an OAM at Government House!
Matthew Hicks wins West Met handicaps.
What a day at the west met! Matthew Hicks storms to a huge win at this years west met 4km handicap.
Margaret Walker
Congrats to Margaret Walker for completing last weekend 14km City2Surf in 92 minutes.
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— Jul 9, 2017

Winter Cross Country

Racing can be an excellent way to maintain a focused effort with your training.

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Top table finish in West Met Series
Doug Kelley finishes top of the Open Male 4km West Met cross country championships.

Doug finished off the season with a florish to take the top the 4km open male title. At the West Met X-country handicaps at the tough Bella Vista Farm course, Doug finished 5th of a 53rd start, only being caught by one runner. And Doug finished 2nd at the last west met race of the year - his highest individual race placing of the season - finishing the 5km fast course in 17min32sec.

Vaughan Wickham also a a good run at the handicaps - coming in 5th in the stratch race after not completing the required 7 races to be able to compete in the full handicap.


City2Surf results
6 Epping members help Epping to finish 8th at the weekends City2Surf.

Six of Epping athletes joined 70,000 other runners for the early morning start at last Sundays City2Surf. Doug Kelley was the first runner home, finishing in a time of just over 55minutes, just 6 minutes down from last years time despite recently overcoming his 12 month knee injury. James finished a minute later, struggling for form after recovering from his June trail marathon but still finishing strong. Alex 'Matthew Hicks' Kelly made up the 3rd scoring finishing for the team, finishing in a very imprssive 65 minutes despite only signing up for the race 1 day before hand and focussing his training on sprints all winter.

Shalini Vinod got hereself a pb, finishing not long after in 1:18; Graeme Brown repted the benifits of the tough Sunday morning hill runs, squeezing undeer 90minutes; and Margaret Walker decided to race the 14km course this year, finishing in 100minutes

Well done to the entire team!


Claire Fameli at state school cross country
Congrats to Claire Fameli, who had a great run at her first State level School XCountry Champs.

To run at the State Combined High School XCountry Championship, competitors first need to go through 3 qualifying rounds. Claire came 41st out of the states 86 best runners at the tough Eastern Creek course on Friday 19th July 2013. 


West Met Meet #13
Three Epping Athletes were out on the 4k run at this weeks West Met

Vaughan_Greystanes_2013.jpgJames Palethorpe was the first home, finishing 3rd in just over 14 minutes, helping him consolidate his 3rd place in the seasons overall standings. Doug was hot on his heals, finishing in 14:40 in 9th place, and edging his way into the top stop in the open male leaderboard. And Vaughan put on a fast last lap, overtaking 3 people in the last 500m to finish in 35th place.

 

Next week is the State Short Course Championships at UpJohn Park. Email douglask3@hotmail.com for more info. The week after, the west met will meet at Rydalmere (map below), at 2pm. Note that this is the day before City2Surf and wil not host an 8km, just a 2 and a 4km.

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