For four years the La Trobe City Shire has sponsored our Community Fun Run held every March. The concept of the event is to introduce running to families at a low cost in a low key event. The success of the event can be measured by the athletic development of Peta and Matthew Mullens. Both ran our fun run 4 years ago and then became members of our club. As with all juniors proceeds from the fun run are used to sponsor our Juniors
Athletic Victoria membership cost. With this encouragement both have competed successfully at all levels of competition. Peta this year alone set Victorian age group records, won Australian and Victorian titles represented Victoria and qualified to represent Australia at the World Mountain Running championships in Austria. The list of her achievements is large and we can thank our fun run for introducing her to us. Matthew was also rewarded this year with placing’s in Victorian Championship events and the honour of representing Victoria at the National Cross-Country
Championships. Our number of juniors have grown considerable and with the addition of including University Students into the group that our club feels needs to be encourage to stay in the sport. Juniors sponsored by the club in 2002/03 from proceeds from our Community Fun Run were- Claire Issell, Michael Jones, Matthew Jones,
Melissa Jones, Julie Smith, Nicholas Smith, Peta Mullens, Matthew Mullens, Angela Mullens, Kerry Mullens, Tanya Eagle, Rowan Eagle, Adrian Masterman-Smith, Jay Masterman-Smith, Jade Masterman-Smith, Candice Masterman-Smith, David Embelton, Laura Ronalds, Rachel Howard, Tim Cochrane, Derek Evans, Chris Peek and Jackson Lorraine.

Junior Harriers Doing Well.

Candice Masterman-Smith. Early in the week Candice made the district finals in her schools Cross-Country trials by running 6th in the 10 and under age group in 11:39. Running under her brother’s instruction she took it easy to start with and came bolting past many of the runners at the finish.
Jay Masterman-Smith- In his schools Track and Field Athletics Jay was 2nd in the 1500m, 2nd 800m, 1st 100m, 2nd in the caterpillar race (Similar to the way Ken Lancaster runs) and 1st in the relay.
Jade Masterman-Smith- In his schools Track and Field Athletics Jade was 1st 1500m, 2nd 800m, 2nd 400m and 2nd relay.
Adrian Masterman-Smith- Decided if he could make the start he would do it, how is this for a days work. 1st 1500m, 1st 200m, 2nd Limbo, 1st 800m, 1st Long Jump, 1st Triple Jump, 2nd High Jump, 2nd 100m 1st 400m and 1st relay.
All boys will progress to the next section.
Sam Quirk- Won his schools 10 and under section in the cross-country and will progress to the next section.
David Embelton- Came second in his schools Cross-Country trials and will advance to the next level of competition.
Kimberley Cunico- Won the Traralgon district Cross-Country trials 10 and under age group section in 8:08 over the 2km course. She will advance to the next level along with
Katie Antis- Who was second to Kimberley and will also advance to next level.
Shannon McCurley- Won the 3km under 11 section easily and finished off a big week after winning the under 11 800m Victorian Primary School trial the weekend before. Shannon will no be travelling to Darwin in September for the Australian Primary Schools Track and Field championships.

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