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.

100% of Survey Repondents Recommend the Malvern Harriers

The results are in from the 2016 membership survey. The standout statistic is that 100% of the 18 respondents would recommend the Malvern Harriers to others.

The survey was introduced as part of Athletics Victoria's Club Connect program, which is intended to strengthen affiliated clubs through improved governance and communications.

As the survey was largely textual in nature, there are few statistics, but some great quotes:

Winter Season Heats Up At Wandin

Jaco Kukkuk in fine form.

It was a unseasonal 25°C for the second race on the XCR calendar but this did not deter the Malvern Harriers who posted some terrific results. This year brought some changes to the short distance cross country event with the venue moving to the Wandin Park Equestrian Centre in the Yarra Valley and the open women’s race being extended to 6km.

Richmond By A Whisker

Richmond has broken Malvern’s string of victories in our annual Richmond versus Malvern Tan Challenge. Richmond won the 30th race by a solitary point, bringing their total to 14 to Malvern’s 16.

Richmond were taking no chances with many of their their fastest runners attending with Anthony Aloisio being fastest over the 8km in a time of 26:50.

XCR Albert Park 10km

Please note there is a second change of timetable for this event.

Sunday 17th July is the pinnacle of the XCR season, with round 7 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 13 July at midday.