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Welcome to the Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club

We are a running club for people of all ages and abilities, aiming to provide a fun and supportive environment for new and experienced runners alike.

In addition to hosting our weekly Thursday Night runs, the club organises some of Victoria’s best known running events, including the Traralgon Marathon, the Walhalla Wound Up and our annual King & Queen of the Mountain.  While many of our events target the serious or more seasoned runner, we welcome people of all abilities.  Running with the Harriers means running for enjoyment, and our fun, friendly approach makes the club a great option for anyone wanting to improve their fitness and their running, while enjoying the company of positive and supportive people.

ENTER NOW: Boolarra Rail Trail 10km and 25km event – Sunday 15 May

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Traralgon Harriers celebrated the end of the 2016 Summer Handicap Championship series with a ‘Hat party’. It was an entertaining night with everyone bringing their most prized hats out for a show, although there were rumours that Molly Irvine stole Helen Whitby’s hat before the night had even kicked off! There were no prizes for best in show but as usual Karen and Glenn Graham brought their A game with some stunning head attire.

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Time had come for the championship announcements, the night was stepped up a notch with Andrew Legge on point with his jokes to the ease the nervous energy in the room. As the drum roll was initiated the Lone Cowboy AKA: Pete Sanders was astonished to find out he had won the Summer Handicap Championship 2016 with a total of 548 points. A close second, only one point behind was the long time dedicated Harrier, Belinda Heafield in 547 points. It was also fantastic to see newcomer and quiet achiever Georgia Callaway come away with third place managing to accumulate 540 points. Anna Cardillo finished fourth with 533, Glenn Graham a whisker behind on 532 and Phil Mayer fifth on 518 points.

Congratulations to all winners and a big thank you to Melissa Jones and The Foot and Ankle Clinic for donating the prizes for the winners. We also had spot prizes on the night where JP and Hilary had new baseball caps made with Traralgon Harriers logos on them. If you are interested in purchasing a cap catch up with Hilary and JP on Thursday night.

The 2016 Winter Handicap Championship series starts this week, you have to be into win but as you know Harriers is not all about winning, it’s about turning up and having a go! See you all on Thursday nights.

Vale Martin Thompson

Martin Thompson: Harriers founding member, coach and motivator, club administrator, life member, international athlete, teacher, sports scientist.

Martin Thompson’s recent passing (3 April) means the loss of one of the most influential figures in the club’s history. Martin inspired and motivated many. In the early days he turned local runners into junior Victorian champions, and inspired many others to achieve outstanding running results.

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 The next big event on the Traralgon Harriers event calendar is the WIN Network Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival, which will be held on Sunday 5th June, 2016. ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

 

Thursday Night Run / Walk

With the exception of a few weeks over Christmas, you can run or walk with the Harriers every Thursday night.  See the calendar below for the location of the next outing.  You can find all of the Thursday race results on our Results Archive page (and some happy snaps on our Thursday night photos page).

New Runners – please arrive around 5.45pm on your first night and approach one of the volunteers on duty (identified by a high vis vest).  They will register you and ensure you are covered by insurance, give you a club brochure, explain what you need to know and introduce you to a few others.  Directions to the course are available using the Google maps function from the calendar.

News and Events

49th WIN Network Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival launched

Click here to view the WIN News article which aired recently, coinciding with the launch of next year’s event!


parkrun is a great experience, the club is delighted to have contributed to the establishment of Traralgon parkrun this year.  We believe parkrun is going to provide some fantastic benefits to the local community as well as our members.  Please come along and wear your harriers singlet.   For more information and to register refer to the Traralgon parkrun website and facebook sites.  We welcome and encourage anyone to participate and look forward to other towns in Latrobe Valley establishing their own parkrun events soon.

Events Count Down

Springwood Trophy 14 days ago on 23/4/16

Boolarra Rail Trail Championships in 7 days on 15/5/16

2016 Traralgon Marathon in 28 days on 5/6/16

 DSCN5649 Miranda & Natalie webTake your running seriously?  Miranda Chapman and Natalie Caprara are serious about having fun enjoying a summer series run in Traralgon

Upcoming Events:

  • 07/05/2016AV XCR16 Round 2 Wandin Park
  • 12/05/2016Breed Street- Agnes Bereton Park 5km: CM:Ian H Duty:Lance Thomas, Belinda Heafield, Glenn Graham
  • 15/05/201624/05/2015- TRH 10km & 25km Championships Boolarra
  • 19/05/2016Independent Way 6km : CM: Bob Duljas,Duty:Chris Vallak, Pete Sanders, Edi Murat
  • 21/05/2016AV XCR16 Round 3 Cruden Farm
  • 23/05/2016 6:30 pmTraralgon Harriers Committee of Management Meeting
  • 26/05/2016Liddard Road P.S. 6km, CM: Ian Heafield, Duty: Alan Timmer-Arends, Fiona Syme, Michelle Colwell
  • 02/06/2016Gilmour Giddy 5km : CM:Ian H Duty: Steve McLeod, Barry Higgins, Peter Grixti
  • 04/06/2016AV XCR16 Round 4 Lake Wendouree
  • 09/06/2016Phillip Street 5km. CM:Bruce Salisbury Duty: Mel Jones, Jason Irvine, Allison Triggs
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See full Calendar for more events