2021-22 Track & Field Presentation Day

About 90 members, guests and family came together at Buckley Park Bowls Club to celebrate another successful track & field season. Our numbers were down a little on past years (thanks again Covid) but everyone who came along had a good day. Decent weather allowed us to enjoy a few “ends” of lawn bowls and […]

XCR Round 1: Jells Park Wrap

The XCR season got under way at Jells Park, with a slightly different but still challenging course. Thanks to Adrian Fitzgerald, Mitch Brown & James Brennan for standing out in the weather for the entire day making sure the event ran smoothly. Thanks also to Brian Anderson for getting our big club tent to the […]

<strong>Celebrating 125 years of Essendon athletics</strong>

By Matthew Millington The year was 1897. The VFL held its inaugural season which saw Essendon win the premiership (Carlton finished second last on the ladder that year, if anyone was wondering). Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope, a predecessor of the movie projector. ‘Dracula’ hit bookshelves around the world. A quart […]

Australian Track and Field Championships

While the weather didn’t bring its A-game to Sydney, Athletics Essendon athletes certainly did at the Australian Track and Field Championships. Nine jam-packed days of track and field action saw some amazing performances across the board. Getting the qualifier to compete at the championships is a great achievement in itself and we’re incredibly proud of […]

Australian Masters Track and Field Championships

While many of our club’s younger champions headed to Sydney, a few of our Masters athletes (30+), headed further north to Brisbane. Spread over 4 days, the championships hadn’t been held since the Melbourne meet in 2019; as such everyone was happy to catch up with friends and enjoy the friendly competition. Mark Harper won […]

Sydney Track Classic

Men Triple Jump Ayo Ore 1st 16.11m (-0.9) Men 100m Jack Hale 2nd 10.40 (-0.1) Jacob Despard 3rd 10.41 (-0.1) Men 3000m Archie Noakes 16th 8:11.45

Melbourne Track Classic

Stars were out in force for Athletics Essendon at the Melbourne Track classic. Plenty of great performances including a sneaky club record! Former club coach and hurdles legend Pam Ryan carried the Queens Baton relay for the Commonwealth games Men Long Jump Chris Mitrevski 1st 8.22m (+2.5) [8.11m(+0.2) for a new legal PB and club […]

Victorian Masters Track and Field Championships

Respect your (club) elders. After the weekend’s State Masters championships at Lakeside we should all have more respect for those with grey, coloured or no hair! Athletes, aged between 30 and 90, came from all over Victoria to vie for gold and PBs. Essendon was well represented with 17 athletes who picked up 22 gold,14 […]

Club Record at HVC!

Our members have continued to compete since the Play Offs. Lily-Bella Hilli sliced 0.16 seconds off the girls under 16 200m hurdles record at the final HVC at Lakeside. Here’s a snap shot of the results from HVC #4 & 5 and Rare Air #6 & 7 Rare Air #6 Mar 6 Pole Vault: Sukhnoor […]

Milers: meet 5

The final Milers was run and won at Murrembeena on Thursday. Women 800m: Matisse Lazzari 6th in the A event in 2:17.85 and Anna Kasapis 6th in 2:22.13 in the B event. Good to see Anna back after her foot injury that kept her out of the Play Off. 1500m: Maddy Caulfield 2nd in 4:27.57 […]