Virtual Tan Relays

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the club’s first ever virtual race. With the 2021 XCR season cancelled, the club celebrated what would have been the traditional Round 9 Tan Relay with a virtual competition in its place. 43 athletes competed across 10 teams and 3 individual entries. A big well done to Matt Sostaric, […]

Athletics Essendon STRAVA

Athletics Essendon has gone live on Strava. Jump on, get connected and get ready for some club challenges. https://www.strava.com/clubs/athleticsessendon

AGM Postponed

With today’s announcement of easing of restrictions in Victoria, the club has decided to postpone the AGM until 11am Sunday August 22. Only 10 people can gather which is not enough for a quorum.This will (hopefully) allow us to have a live meeting at the club rather than having to meet via Zoom.You will receive an […]

Tokyo Bound!

Athletics Essendon’s Maria Strong has been selected for the Tokyo Paralympics in the F33 seated shot put. This is a Paralympics debut for Maz at 50 years young having trained hard over many years to achieve this goal. Not only is Maz been a great competitor, but also is one of the first to volunteer […]

XCR 21 Cruden farm

After a lengthy delay, the XCR season got back up and running at Cruden Farm. Good winter weather made for near perfect conditions, with no wind or rain to contend with. The undulating course was generally good, although a little dug up in patches and you probably came home with a bit of cow poo […]

Tokyo Bound

Congratulations to Linden Hall (1500m) and Liam Adams (Marathon) for their official selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Athletics Team. Tokyo will be the second games for both athletes and their selection is a great testament to their determination after the games were postponed last year. These selections keep the streak alive for Athletics […]

Vale Neville Sillitoe

Athletics Essendon is mourning the passing of life member Neville Sillitoe.  Neville was undoubtedly Australia’s greatest sprint coach, coaching numerous Olympic and Commonwealth games representatives as well as many State Champions.  Neville had an amazing ability to recognise talented junior sprinters, who under Neville’s guidance frequently went onto to become Australian Champions  He will be greatly […]

QR Codes

This is not a drill!! All visitors (athletes, coaches & parents etc) must scan in to the MVAC using the QR code found at the PAVILLION ENTRANCE.  “Outdoor physical recreation and community sport facilities must use the Govt app.” https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checking-qr-codes Athletics Essendon has the following requirements – If you are subject to a self-isolate restriction, […]

XCR 21 Lardner Park

The first of the individual XCR events was held in near perfect conditions at the Lardner Park venue. The course varied from flat to undulating with many rough sections, plus a few ditches and fences to navigate. Twelve Essendon runners made their way down the highway to tackle the course over 2, 3, 4 or […]

Presentation Day

A great day for our club started with an hour of lawn bowls at Buckley Park bowls club. We welcomed our guests, Glenn Turnor the AV CEO, our three ward councillors from MVCC, our sponsors from Melbourne Sports Physio & Podiatry and friends and family. The first award was a new one to recognise the […]