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Welcome to Southern News
Welcome to the August edition of Southern News with details of events & training sessions, news & announcements.

There are exciting times ahead with our new committee getting stuck into things and our new 2018-19 membership year about to start on 1 October.
All the hard work was more than worth it as the sun shone, over 1000 people turned up and we put on an awesome event at the Great Southern!

The races were run & won.  Paul Mulholland made it 3 wins from 3 with a 1 hour 14 minute course record in the half marathon and it was a good day for his family as son, Cael, won the 10K race too.  We had Sharks on the podium with Sarah taking 2nd place in the 10K and Luke finishing 3rd in the half. 

Amazing to see so many Sharks out on the course, running some impressive times.

Half Marathon
Luke ELLIOTT 01:23:46.2
Mick ATHERTON 01:35:44.2
Jason STEVENS 01:36:45.2
Chris BEAVIS 01:39:22.1
Bart BACZYK 01:40:31.1
Scott CAMERON 01:41:08.7
David EDWARDS 01:50:53.6
Keira ROGERS 01:53:37.0
Amanda SHAW 01:55:10.6
Sam SCHULZ 01:59:46.0
Emily WILSON 02:00:02.5
Angela PARKIN 02:01:19.9
Leigh ROGERS 02:02:52.9
Rachael SEMLER 02:04:56.5
Graham HOLT 02:05:46.8
Wayne WOLFAARDT 02:09:58.1
Karen WOLFAARDT 02:09:58.5
Sue HUTTON 02:13:57.0
Derryn SOUTAR 02:14:59.6
Glen CUTTANCE 02:14:59.8
Rowena GLAUBITZ 02:15:01.8
Stuart HINCKSMAN 02:18:49.7
Jarod O'DONNELL 02:20:07.6
Maddie WEBSTER 02:21:54.9
Ally VAN ERP 02:33:32.4
Heather VAN ERP 02:33:32.8
Bec MEDHURST 02:35:45.2
Adam HAMILTON 02:44:32.8
Natalie HINCKSMAN (tail walker) 03:00:04.6
Remie OPENEER 00:42:59.2
Sarah WHITE 00:46:53.9
Robert THORNTON 01:00:45.9
Mel MOORE 01:12:31.9
Tracey WEBSTER 01:12:31.9
Anita LAU 01:18:02.6
Bree HANSEN 01:20:34.1
Tracy JONES 01:33:01.3
Sonya CUTTANCE 01:33:02.7
Jacqueline BEERWORTH (tail) 01:58:08.5
Eva ATHERTON (tail walker) 01:58:08.5

Overall, there were 568 finishers across the Half Marathon & 10K, and 80 kids in the beach race.

Thanks to all of our volunteers - especially to Mick, Dominique and Ali for their hard work over the weekend.  And to Bec for those amazing bib & medal designs.

And how cool is our Sonya the Shark?
People's Choice Community Lottery
We hope to raise over $2000 through ticket sales so if you haven't had any books to sell or want a couple more please see Jason or Matt.  

All ticket books need to be sold by 31 August. 

Southern Athletic Club keeps 100% of every ticket we sell and the buyer gets the chance to win from a prize pool valued at more than $360,000.  Tickets can also be bought online at
 Sponsor & Supporter News
Bart, our new Sponsorship Officer is doing a top job getting local businesses to support us with financial donations and good deals for our members.  Please support our sponsors wherever you can and be sure to let them know that Southern Athletic Club sent you.

A message from Bart:

"Greetings Sharks and Sharkettes, it's your not so humble commissar of sponsorship here requesting your assistance.

It has been my experience that cold calling businesses for money is not an effective strategy so I am hoping to build up a database of local business owners that our membership has in their sphere of influence that I may contact. Owner/operator enterprises are the most effective to contact as you don't need to deal with national head offices or HR departments. Do you know of any businesses you could ask if they would be interested in becoming a supporter, developing a relationship with Southern Athletic Club and seeing how we could help benefit their business?

If you have had a conversation and they have shown interest please pass the details on to any of our committee members or email and let them know we will be in contact for a chat.

I would also like to take expressions of interest for a fundraising sub-committee of members or their parents.  We would meet about once every eight weeks after a Friday run to discuss generating income for the club over a meal at one of our sponsors' venues. 

Regards and take care, yours faithfully, 3:55:39"

Raw Fed Riley

Maker of the BEST raw dog and cat food in Adelaide!! Creating species appropriate diets tailored to your beloved animal! 

Shop 3, 4 Roberts Road, Hackham West

25% off your first shop

The Running Company

The home for runners of all ages and abilities for the southern area of SA.
"Anyone can buy runners. Not everyone buys the right runners."

Shop 1/39a Beach Road, Christies Beach

$20 discount on initial assessments, or gap-free if you have private health cover.
Physio Alive will also be providing injury assessment clinics at training and
education sessions through the year.

2 Field Street, McLaren Vale  and  101-103 Rowley Road, Aldinga Beach

Trattoria Di Roma

Pizza and Italian cuisine.  
Serves lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee.  Dine in or takeaway.  Perfect for families.

53 Beach Road, Christies Beach


Keg & Barrel

The Keg and Barrel - Steakhouse Bar & Grill invites you to dine with us and enjoy our rustic & raw setting with our meaty menu of Steaks, Burgers and Ribs (& veggie options too) with plenty of craft beers and local wines on offer.

14-16 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga


Rundies Undies - quality sporting underwear designed in Australia by athletes, for athletes. 

Rundies kindly donated prizes for the Great Southern Half Marathon & 10K.

Enter the code RUNDIES20 for 20% discount at

Coaches Corner
Our newly qualified coaches Sarah, Ben, Neil and Rob all successfully passed their Level 1 Recreational Run Leader accreditation in July.  We look forward to them bringing some fresh ideas back to the club.  Timing couldn't be better as Matt is about to go overseas for a couple of weeks, so it's over to you guys to put our runners through their paces at Wednesday track sessions and Friday Night Run Club.
Knox Park - Quick Update
In June the City of Onkaparinga undertook community consultation seeking feedback from local residents about Knox Park being used for athletics and other sports. 
We campaigned, we leafleted and we knocked doors to influence the outcome. 
At a recent meeting we were told that over 200 responses had been received and that only 11 had expressed any concerns - mostly around increased traffic.  This still has to go to Council to make a decision, but it looks likely we will get the result we want.

We are continuing to work with Council staff on a feasibility report that will be tabled at the Council meeting on 11 September where we hope that a motion will be passed to change the Community Land Management Plan for Knox Park to allow sports and to give Southern Athletic Club land owner consent to develop training facilities on Knox Park.

In the meantime we are also busy preparing our funding strategy and grant applications to finance the works needed to bring the ground up to scratch.
Training Schedule
Junior Development Academy

Wed 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Reynella East College

New athletes aged 10+ always welcome

Track & Field Squad Training

Mon 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Reynella East College
Tue 5:00 - 7:30 pm, SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End
Wed 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Reynella East College
Thu 5:00 - 7:30 pm, SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End
Sun 10:00 am - noon , SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End

Enquiries to Jason 0401 033 297

Aldinga/Sellicks Squad Training

Pre-season 2018/19 is underway
Sessions Mon - Wed - Fri

Enquiries to Ali 0403 778 345

Recreational Running

Wed 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Intervals/Hills Session, Reynella East College
Fri 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Friday Night Run Club - various locations - details on Facebook

Enquiries to Matt 0415 883 117
Events Calendar

parkrun - Saturdays @ 8:00am

Free, weekly, timed 5K run or walk

Christies Beach
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