Phil Dunstone - XCR Manger Extraordinaire

Phil dedicates many hours to our club, especially over the cross country season.  Thank you Phil

Outside of athletics, apart from working full time Phil is a husband to Jan and a father to Millie and Dan.  

In his spare time (other than athletics), Phil has many hobbies and passions.

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Jokes for the Month

Who was the fastest runner?

    Adam, He was first in the human race.
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What runs but never moves?

     A fence

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         Submitted by Janice Hodgart

Recipe of the Month


2 1/2 cups oats

1 cup chopped dried dates

1/2 cup boiling water

1 large apple diced (approx 1 1/4 cups)

3/4 cup milk

2 large eggs

2 tspns vanilla

2 tspns baking powder

1/2 tspn baking soda

2 tspns cinanamon

Berlin Marathon - Here comes Bri

Good luck and best wishes for your Marathon.  You have trained hard.  Enjoy the experience

Nardine - Australian Marathon Championships

Kelera and Melaia Ratu - Pacific School Games

Congratulations on your selection to represent Victoria in Rugby at the upcoming Pacific School Games in Adelaide in December.






Anglesea Ekiden Round 8 Race Wrap

Prem Women

The Anglesea Ekiden Relays was a great hunting ground for Western Aths this round with all junior teams with silver or gold medal performances, the club first XCR Open team XCR medal, another win for the Div 2 open men and some very valuable team points for Men Div 3 and Women Div 4.  We were lucky with the weather, no rain until the drive home!

Wendouree Race Wrap


The highlights from round 7 and the race around Lake Wendouree include three open athletes in the top ten, a club record for Nardine Bainbridge and Ryan Geard in the 15km road race, another big win for Cody Shanahan in the U20 6km race and Alan Hammond’s win in the 60+ age group.  Not to mention the many personal best times in conditions not suited to fast running in the back half of the course due to the high winds.

We had very good numbers amongst the open men and women to field 3 men’s teams and 2 women’s team, just missing out on the Div 4.  Our juniors turned out in good numbers also with teams fielded in mens’ U20, U18 and U16 and in the women’s we had an U18 and u16.  Congratulations to our two age group Champions, U20 Cody Shanahan and Alan Hammond…they can be beaten!

Goodbye to Ayrton as he heads off to Tusculum College in the USA

We would like to wish Aytron Redmore all the best with his upcoming adventures, as he begins his university life with a soccer scholarship to the USA. Aytron has been a loyal and dedicated athlete to Western Athletics for many years.  

Memories Mona Fartlek 2016