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XCR17 Round 7: Ballarat

By Ross Pentland   Another round of XCR17 and another contest with the elements, with the winds blowing harshly (or favourable depending which part of the course you were running) across Lake Wendouree for the 15km Road Championships. Despite the gale winds the South Melbourne contingent still put on some strong performances on the day.   Ramen Nayar once again… Read more →

XCR17 Round 3: Cruden Farm XC

By Ross Pentland Now that the mud has settled on another round of XCR’17, it’s time to look at the round that was. Obviously it’s a busy time for runners with other events, both in running and in life happening, so a massive applause to the dedicated runners who fronted up taken on Cruden Farm for the AV Heritage Round.… Read more →

XCR17 Round 2: Wandin Park XC

  By Andrew Ross   The cross country season got into full swing with the first individual event of the season at Wandin Park. On a lovely cool, sunny day, SMACers were out in force. With 25 men, 16 women and 5 quality juniors, the club was well represented. Welcome to newbies Adronis Ndihokubwayo, Clovis Mpundu, Warren McVean, Greg Walters,… Read more →

SMAC Awards Night

The club recently celebrated its summer & winter awards night at Clarke Shields. The night featured the “advance” screening of a short film compiled by longstanding club member David Cobb which documents the history of SMAC and the amazing feats of club legends, including Jim Crawford, who was in attendance with his brother, another club legend and life member, Colin.… Read more →

Kirstin Bull breaks Australian 100km record

Another race and another SMAC athlete to be proud of on the world stage. South Melbourne Athletic Club is extremely proud of our athlete Kirstin Bull who placed 8th in the IAU World 100km Championships in an Australian record time of 7 hours 39 minutes and 28 seconds. Kirstin qualified for the world champs by running a very impressive 8:25… Read more →

SMAC’s Sinead Diver takes out 21st at the IAAF World Champs in Beijing on the weekend

We were glued to the screen on Sunday at the SMAC Clubhouse watching SMAC elite runner Sinead Diver take out a very impressive 2:36:38  at the weekend’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, earning herself 21st place in amongst the world’s greatest athletes.  Here’s a great article from The Running Review that sums it all up perfectly. Well done, Sinead! We’re all… Read more →

XCR’15 Round 8 – Ekiden Relays at Anglesea

It was fantastic to return to the Ekiden Relays at Anglesea.  The first time for the out and back format set in the picturesque surrounds of Anglesea to boot. For those of us who can remember the Ekiden Relays around Bendigo, and the excitement or stress of getting runners to the various checkpoints in time for changeovers, having a single… Read more →