Coburg Harriers Gallery

Coburg Harriers Gallery


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1939-1945 Coburg Harriers In MemoriamMany Coburg Harriers served in the Second World War, with some of them paying the ultimate price.
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1940s Coburg Harriers Road and Cross Country Course MapsCoburg Harriers Late 1940s / Early 1950s
Left: Plan of 15 Mile Road Race - Saturday 20th September 1952
Right Pture: 10,000m Cross Country Course
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1940s VAAA Road Championship - Coburg Harriers runnersCorurg Harriers are snown on the right. Other notable club uniforms include Melbourne Harriers, Moreland Harriers, Preston-Northcote Harriers and Carlton Harriers.
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1945-46 Coburg Harriers VAAA A Grade PremiersTop Row - L to R: Ron Smith, Jack Coates, Jim Zegenhagen, Ken Fowler, Ray Burgess, Harold Stevens
Middle Row - L to R: Mark Shilston (Vice Captain), George Price, Neville Sillitoe (Captain), Jack Boyle
Bottom Row - L to R: Bob Toone, Fred Travill
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1946-47 Coburg Harriers VAAA A Grade PremiersBack Row L to R: H M Stevens, V Kyte, R Burgess, J Boyles
Standing L to R: E U Jones, J Polan, J Coates, W Amor, J Zegenhagen, R C Smith, R V Smith
Sitting L to R: K Hollingsworth, M W Shilston (Vice Captain), G E Price (Coach), N J Sillitoe (Captain), J Pettigrove
Inserts L to R: R Northeast, P Jones
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1946-47 Coburg Harriers VAAA Juniors Section 3 PremiersStanding L to R: K Monk, R Blaney, W Johnson, J Swinton, K Williams
Sitting L to R: L Clancy, N J Sillitoe (Captain), G E Price (Coach), H Grix, L Cooper
Inset : R Newton
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1946 - Coburg Harriers 50 Year AnniversaryClub Rooms, McDonald Reserve, Bell St Coburg
Standing L to R: Wally Coden, George Price, ???, Dr L F Edmunds, Geoff Fleming, F W Durham, Fred O’Grady ,Jim Purcell, Charles Weekes, George Slater
Kneeling L to R: Arch Wilson, Alec Templeton, Alan Firth, Albert Briggs, Cecil Willis
Front: Mark Shilston
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1946 - Coburg Harriers Club PhotoTop Row - L to R: ???, Noel Bellamy, Ron Greet, Ivan Carter, Ron Quinton, Jack Jarvis, John Hunt, Jack Coates, Norman Stevens, ???, Bob Toone, ???, Keith Henderson
Standing - L to R: Bert Schober, ???, Mr Budge, Jim Zegenhargen, Jack Boyle, Ron Smith, Harold Stevens, Ray Burgess, Keith Shaw, Ken Fowler, Lou Clarke, Ray Smith, Bob Jones, ???, Maurie Brophy, George Price
Sitting - L to R: Jack Budge, Colin Mosley, Jim Petegrove, Bruce Page, Leon Carol, Neville Sillitoe (Captain), Mark Shilston (Vice Captain), ???, Ken Monk, ???, Trevor Pettegrove
Front - L to R: Cliff Ring (Secretary), Noel Clarke, Keith Bates, Hal Grix, Fred Travill, Linsay McGregor, Bob Prentice, Burnie Hardiman, Vic Jones, Milton Bayley, ???, Alex Templeton (Tresuary)
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1947 - Harold Stevens sets a SA U19 1 Mile RecordHarold Stevens scored a clever win in the Under 19 Mile. Teamwork by brother Norm was a big factor, Norm took the lead for about a lap and a half when Colin Cooper (SA) ran to the front. Almost immediately Harold challenged and led until 300 yards from home, when Cooper ran to the front leaving Harold in the box seat to finish over Cooper and win by a good yard. Time: 4 minutes 34.3 seconds - South Australian Under 19 Record.
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1947 - Track Running at Olympic Park - Mark ShilstonL to R: Mark Shilston (Coburg Harriers), Ken McDonald (YMCA), John Pottage (Melbourne Harriers), Don Collins (Collingwood Harriers)
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1947 Coburg Harriers Club Photo
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1947 Coburg Harriers Winter TeamBecome part of our famous club
Coburg Harriers Winter Team - Recruiting Now
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1949-50 Coburg Harriers VAAA C Grade PremiersStanding L to R: W Barratt, I Carter, M Jeavons, W Taylor, J Hunt, R V Smith, E Ryall, E V Jones
Sitting L to R: G Vanner, N Stevens (Secretary), J Budge (Captain), T Clarke (Vice Captain), K Shaw
Absent: R Coyle, W Johnson, V Kyte, N Bellamy
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1949 - VAAA Cross Country Opener at Caulfield Race CourseL to R: G Vanner, K Bray, J Quinton, L Clark, N Clark, T Clarke, K Shaw, B Edwards, N Stevens, P Williams, B Prentice M Shilston H Stevens
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1949 - VAAA 4x440 Relay Champions
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1950 - M. W. ShilstonMiddle distance star M W Shilston, photographed 12th October 1950.

3 Mile Junior Victorian Champion
- 1935: 16 min 30 s, 1936: 18 min 17.5 s
5 Mile Junior C C Champion of Victoria
- 1946: 29 min 16 s
Frank Ferguson Memorial Race 10,000 m
- 1945: 2nd Fastest Time: 35 min 48.5 s
- 1946: 2nd Fastest Time: 35 min 6 s
- 1947: Fastest Time: 33 min 31 s
- 1948: Fastest Time: 35 min 36 s
5 Mile Victorian Cross Country Champs
- Geelong 1946: 3rd: 28 min 6 s
- Ballarat 1947: 2nd: 27 min 24 s
- Geelong 1948: 2nd: 27 min 17 s
Coburg Harriers Cross Country Champion
- 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
10 Miles Victorian Record, Frankston
- 1947: 54 min 28.5 s
Australian Cross Country Champs 10,000m
- Brisbane 1946: 3rd: 35 min 17 s
- Melbourne 1948: 2nd: 34 min 47 s
10 Mile Victorian Cross Country Champs
- 1946: 2nd: 56 min 48 s
- 1947: 1st: 56 min 58 s
1 Hour Time Trial Australia & Vic Record
- Frankston 1947: 10 miles 1723 yds 2.5 ft
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1954 - Coburg Harriers 24 Hour Relay 2The first 24-hour non-stop track run held in Melbourne is planned by the Coburg Harriers Athletic Club on October 16 and 17. The 24 entries will be divided into three groups of eight runners, who will divide the time. The runners hope to cover 260 miles in the 24 hours and set up a record for other clubs to attempt. A number of prominent marathon runners are among the entries. The race will be held on the McDonald Reserve, Coburg, starting at 6 pm on October 16.
(reprinted from The Age, October 6, 1954)
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1954 - Coburg Harriers 24 Hour Relay 1The first 24-hour non-stop track run held in Melbourne is planned by the Coburg Harriers Athletic Club on October 16 and 17. The 24 entries will be divided into three groups of eight runners, who will divide the time. The runners hope to cover 260 miles in the 24 hours and set up a record for other clubs to attempt. A number of prominent marathon runners are among the entries. The race will be held on the McDonald Reserve, Coburg, starting at 6 pm on October 16.
(reprinted from The Age, October 6, 1954)
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1955 - Hungarian Pre Olympic Meeting 3 Miles Run at Olympic ParkResult:
1st Dave Stephens - 13 minutes 37.6 seconds
2nd Sandor Iharos - 13 minutes 42.3 seconds
3rd Dave Power - 13 minutes 46.8 seconds

It was hard work all the way for Dave Stephens in the 3 Mile. He took the lead after 1 mile and set a cracking pace for six
laps, then he changed his tactics, dropped back and only shot past to a winning lead with 300 yards to go.

Photo: Dave has just hit the front for the first time and is leading Sandor Iharos (Hungary), Harold Stevens (Coburg), Dave Power (NSW), Les Perry (hidden - Williamstown) and John Pierce (Williamstown)
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1956 - coburg Harriers Basketball Team - Ernie Bentley and George Lambie
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1956 - coburg Harriers Basketball Team - Len Meeny and Allan Smith
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1956 - coburg Harriers Basketball Team - Max McMillan
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1956 - Coburg Harriers Olympic Torch Relay Runner Norman StevensThis photo shows Coburg Harriers runner Norman Stevens carrying the Olympic Torch in the Rochester area, 180km north of Melbourne.

Overall, Coburg Harriers Peter Mahady, Fred Armstrong, Geoff Fleming, John Frederickson, Phil Hawkins, Neville Huggins, John Smith and R Hardiman participated.
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1956 - Coburg Harriers Olympic Torch Relay Runner Theo ClarkeThis photo shows Coburg Harriers runner Theo Clarke carrying the Olympic Torch in the Rochester area, 180km north of Melbourne.

Overall, Coburg Harriers Peter Mahady, Fred Armstrong, Geoff Fleming, John Frederickson, Phil Hawkins, Neville Huggins, John Smith and R Hardiman participated.
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1956 - Olympic Games Melbourne - Coburg Olympic Games Officials at Oaklands Hunt Club for the Modern PentathlonL to R: Harold Stevens, Allen Smith, Bob Urquart, Len Meeny and Ces Johnson
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1956 - Olympic Games Olympic Torch Relay RouteThe 1956 Olympic Games Olympic Torch Relay saw 2,830 Runners, each running 1 Mile, carry the torch from Cairns via the East Coast to Sydney, Canberra, Albury, Wangaratta, Benalla, Shepparton, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Ballarat and Geelong, eventually finishing in Melbourne.
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1956 - Coburg Harriers VAAA B Grade Premiers
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1971 - Coburg Harriers VAAA Relay Champions 4x800m BannerNow this is a pretty good quartet!

D Quirk 1:55.5
N Clough 1:52
N. McKern 1:55.5
K Wheeler 1:48
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1971 - Official Opening of Harold Stevens Athletic FieldThe Harold Stevens Athletic Field was officially opened by His Worship The Major, Councillor F W Olver, J P on 21st March 1971. Harold Stevens is on the right.
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1971 - Official Opening of Harold Stevens Athletic Field - Program Page 1The official opening of the Harold Stevens Athletic Field Coburg on Sunday 21st March 1971 saw a large Track & Field Meet, with 42 separate events making it a big and exciting day.
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1971 - Official Opening of Harold Stevens Athletic Field - Program Page 2The official opening of the Harold Stevens Athletic Field Coburg on Sunday 21st March 1971 saw a large Track & Field Meet, with 42 separate events making it a big and exciting day.
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1971 - Official Opening of Harold Stevens Athletic Field - Program Page 3The official opening of the Harold Stevens Athletic Field Coburg on Sunday 21st March 1971 saw a large Track & Field Meet, with 42 separate events making it a big and exciting day.
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1971 - Official Opening of Harold Stevens Athletic Field - Program Page 4The official opening of the Harold Stevens Athletic Field Coburg on Sunday 21st March 1971 saw a large Track & Field Meet, with 42 separate events making it a big and exciting day.
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1977 - Coburg Harriers Pudding Gift at Hanging Rock Race CourseL to R: Glen Hilling, Mal Owen jnr (hidden), Ken Carter, Phil DeGruchy, Rick Boyle, Clive Davies
   
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