About the Malvern Harriers

The Malvern Harriers Athletic Club was founded in 1892 and is one of Australia’s oldest athletics clubs.

Whilst involved in a wide range of athletic competition from road and cross country races to track and field, the club also caters for people looking to achieve their fitness goals amongst a supportive group environment. Affiliated with Athletics Victoria, Malvern provides access to all levels of competition in track and field events throughout the summer season and road and cross country races throughout the winter season.

Vale Trevor Robbins

Trevor Robbins

It is with great sadness that I advise that Trevor Robbins, life member, has passed away. Our condolences are with Trevor's wife Leonie and family at this time.

Many of you would know Trevor in relation to the club's 8km cross country handicap and of course, the book that captures the club's first 100 years, "Running into History".

Trevor joined the Malvern Harriers in 1946 and was made a life member in 1975. His athletic career was a decorated one, including:

Jono Wins Nim Gorrie

Jonathon Rau won the 2017 Nim Gorrie Handicap

With forecasted rain in the afternoon the beautiful morning soon subsided, but this didn’t deter eighteen Malvern Harrier runners and half a dozen officials, coaches and supporters from attending the prestigious Nim Gorrie Memorial handicap in Oakleigh South on Saturday the 6th of May 2017.

Malvern ‘Jells’ For Opening Round Of XCR

Tracey Austin was Malvern’s fastest woman at Jells Park.

Malvern had a good start to the XCR season at the Jells Park relays on Saturday, with five teams entered for a total of twenty two runners. With the temperature hovering around 21°C, the two laps of the 3km cross country course were dry and the runners were sweaty.

Our women's division two team finished sixth. Eilidh Grigg, despite the warm conditions, improved on her time from last year, followed by a strong run from Amy Hessell, Tracey Austin with the fastest time of 23:16, and new president Michelle Jelleff.

XCR Albert Park 10km

David Lau at the 2016 XCR Albert Park 10km

Sunday 16th July is the pinnacle of the XCR season, with round 6 being the Albert Park 10km road race. Renowned as one of the fastest races in Australia, it is the perfect opportunity to target a PB.

If you wish to compete, you can purchase either a single race entry ($30 for open athletes), XCR package ($125 for open athletes) or Max package ($200 for open athletes). Entry fees are discounted for juniors. Entries close on Wednesday 12 July at midday.