Welcome to Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club Website

Traralgon Harriers is a running club for people of all ages and abilities. We aim to provide a fun, structured, supportive environment for new and experienced runners alike.

In addition to hosting our Thursday Night races, the club organises some of Victoria’s well known running events, including the Traralgon Marathon, the Walhalla Trail Run and our annual King 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 fun and enjoyment, and our fun, friendly approach makes the club a great option for anyone wanting to improve their fitness, their running and enjoy the company of like minded people.

Thursday Night Run/Walk

With the exception of one or two 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).

Wonderful weather for Walhalla Wound Up!

WWU2014_0750705Perfect conditions greeted the 116 entrants for the 2014 Walhalla Wound Up.  Bruce, Margaret and their merry band of friendly volunteers turned out another super event, set in the rolling hills around the historic gold-mining village of Walhalla.

Results and race reflections can be found here.  

A variety of quality photos by Megan Harper of burningharp.com.au can be viewed here.

News and Events

Edward Hunter Championships Results

Despite threatening skies and a few showers, 23 hardy souls tackled the 2014 Edward Hunter Cross Country Championships, with the wonderful challenging dips and single track trails soon making everyone forget about the weather.  Nick Schilling took out his 5th 12km Edward Hunter with twins Sophie and Amanda Fontaine battling for the Women’s 8km event.  Andrew Crawford won the Junior 4km event finishing strongly behind Anna Orr who ran the senior novice 4km.  Full results can be found here.

Events Count Down:

Walhalla Wound-up Trail Run in 7 days ago.

Duncan’s Run Hundred Trail Run in 89 days.

Traralgon Harriers awarded Club of the Year

kylie and toddThe Gippstar Awards were started by the Gippsland Sports Academy in 1962, originally recognising athletes and since expanding to include clubs, teams and those contributing to sport in an off field role.  The winners list for the senior and junior awards includes Olympians, world champions and Australian champions.  This year, our club joined the ranks – awarded the Club of the Year.  The club award is only in its 5th year and for Traralgon Harriers to win it from all of the sporting clubs across Gippsland is a huge honour.  It is a testament to all of the hard work that has gone on over the last few years building the club and continuing to run quality community events for runners/walkers of all abilities and support of local community services. Everyone who has volunteered their time to the club over the years is part of this award.  Pictured are Kylie Murray and Todd Houghton proudly accepting the award.

Congratulations Bruce

Congratulations to Bruce Salisbury who also received a Special Achievement Award as recognition for his volunteer contributions to Traralgon Harriers and Athletics over many years.  It is wonderful to see Bruce’s passion and commitment to running and the club recognised more broadly in the community.

Right – Simon Forbes and Steve McLeod hurdling one of several obstacles on the 21km course at Walhalla

 

 

Upcoming Events:

  • 22/09/2014 6:10 pmTraralgon Harriers - Committee of Management Meeting
  • 23/09/2014 6:30 pmTodd Houghton Coaching Sessions
  • 25/09/2014 5:40 pmClubrooms / Stockdale Rd Traralgon 5km,2km,1km Duty Mandy Ellis, Michelle Colwell, Molly Irvine
  • 25/09/2014 6:30 pmDinner and Social Night at the Club Rooms
  • 28/09/2014 9:00 am10km,Half & Full Marathon Training
  • 30/09/2014 6:30 pmTodd Houghton Coaching Sessions
  • 05/10/2014Geoff Watt Half Marathon, Burke Street Reserve Warragul
  • 05/10/2014Geoff Watt 1/2 Marathon
  • 05/10/2014 9:00 am10km,Half & Full Marathon Training
  • 06/10/2014 7:30 pmTraralgon District Cricket Umpires Meeting
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More events are available

on our Calendar page.

Many Thanks Todd!

Todd Houghton recently resigned as president of our great club.  Todd has made a fantastic contribution to Traralgon Harriers after 7 years on the Committee of Management and 3 years at the helm.  Todd has been at the forefront of many recent developments and among the most significant was his brilliant work as director of the Traralgon Marathon over the last 2 years which has seen the event grow from strength to strength.  The club will be forever grateful to Todd for his hard work, leadership, down to earth and humble style all of which meant he is a great colleague.  We are delighted that Todd will continue his great work as a club coach.

The improvements at the club were recently recognised with the receipt of the Gippstar Club of the year award.

Club Memberships

Traralgon Harriers are members of Athletics Victoria (AV) and new members are most welcome.  For more details on how to join (or renew) please visit the Members Page.

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