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.

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.

Winter Is Coming

It is April and the winter season of road and cross country running is just around the corner. In 2016 we have a couple of new venues for XCR races and Athletics Victoria have made some changes to their membership packages.

Our first club event is the 30th Malvern versus Richmond Challenge 8km at the Tan Track on Saturday 9 April at 10:30am. This year it is Malvern’s turn to bring sweet dishes.

XCR Cruden Farm Cross Country

Saturday 21st of May is the Heritage Round of the XCR competition which sees open men racing the traditional distance of 10 miles, the open women 8km and a range of different distances for junior athletes.

The cross country race will be held at a new venue, the beautiful Cruden Farm in Langwarrin.

To celebrate the heritage of the event, competitors are encouraged to where traditional club uniforms.

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 6 May at midday.