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.

Running Against The Wind

Claire won the socks at Ballarat!

“Against the wind
We were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin'
against the wind”

- Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

When thinking of world famous lakes there may be a number that spring straight to mind including those such as Lake Michigan, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness or even Lake Eyre here in Australia. However, a lake that has, depending on your point of view, become either famous or infamous for members of the Malvern Harriers is Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, home of the Athletics Victoria’s 15km annual road race.

‘Old Man Harvey’ Makes His Own Luck

“If It Wasn’t for Bad Luck, I Wouldn’t Have No Luck At All”
Born Under a Bad Sign – Albert King

Whether you’re Albert King or just running at Albert Park Lake, luck, like other things, just happens. Some people believe you make your own luck, some people believe they were born unlucky, some believe fortune favours the brave. As a gust of wind blew my car door into the neighbouring car at Chadstone Shopping Centre last week causing over $800 damage, this and other events - including the performance of a few Malvern Harriers at this years Athletics Victoria Albert Park road 10km - had your correspondent wondering about luck and the double-edged sword role it plays in sport.

Malvern Harriers 125 Years Exhibition

125 years of the Malvern Harriers is celebrated in this exhibit of photographs, ephemera, athletic wear and other items from the history of the club and athletics.

The exhibition will be opened by the mayor of the City of Stonnington, Cr Jami Klisaris on Saturday, 26 August at 2pm with additional opening hours on the following day and weekend.