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.

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 Wandin Park Cross Country

Shaun Green

On Saturday 7th May, we head to the hills for round 2 of XCR with a cross country race at Wandin Park. This new venue is located amongst the farms, orchards and wineries of the Yarra Valley. It is about 55 minutes drive from Malvern.

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 10 May at midday.

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: