Coburg Harriers Gallery

Coburg Harriers Gallery

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1947 Coburg Harriers Winter TeamBecome part of our famous club
Coburg Harriers Winter Team - Recruiting Now
May 01, 2020
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1947 Coburg Harriers Club PhotoMay 01, 2020
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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.May 01, 2020
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1940 - VAAA Opening Run Caulfield Race CourseThe Coburg Harriers team for the opening run of the 1940 VAAA Winter Season at the Caulfied Racecourse.

L to R: Theo Clarke, Reg Leach, ???, Geoffrey Wilson (Boy), Bill Brooker (K.I.A), ???, Jack Wilson (K.I.A), Les Johns, Hidden, George Price, J Gregory, Les Mayland, Stan Batchelor, Stan Wilson (K.I.A)
May 01, 2020
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1940 - Coburg Harriers Club PhotoStanding Bill Anderson, Wally Ogden, ???, Ron Denmead, ???, ???, Stan Batchelor, ???, Les Johns, Sam Woods
Centre Jack Boyle, Earnest Rickard, Gordon Harper, Tom Mc F Cullen, W W (Pop) Gordon (Coach), Alac Sitch, ???, ???
Front George Price, ???, Theo Clarke, Bill Brooker, Stan Wilson, Albert Briggs, ???, ???, Bernie Hardimans
May 01, 2020
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1935-36 Season Coburg Harriers Dads Night - Dads and MembersMay 01, 2020
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1932 - Coburg Harriers Club Photo at the City OvalMay 01, 2020
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1932 - Coburg Harriers Club Photo at the City OvalMay 01, 2020
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1931 - Coburg Harriers Hares and HoundsThey would be fined for litter bugging now, but back in the 1930s it was great fun. Len Curnow, the runner second from the right in this picture from 1931 tells how it worked. ‘They hares (the runners carrying the bags of streamer paper) would go out first and lay a trail. There was no set course. The trail could take the runners anything from five to twelve miles, depending on the time of the year. After a delay of half an hour or so the hounds (all the other runners in the two clubs taking part) would take off and follow the paper trail set by the hares. The run would finish when the four hares were located. The fun of these cross country runswas to lay false trails. I would take a couple of bob in my shorts or jacket top. We would lay a false trail and then duck into a pub for a quick beer and watch all the other runners come along and charge off up the false trail. When they were out of sight, we would take off in another direction.’
May 01, 2020
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1931 - Coburg Harriers Club Photo at the City OvalMay 01, 2020
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1930 - Coburg Harriers Pudding GiftThis photo shows the 1930 Coburg Harriers Pudding Gift at the Coburg Football Ground. The leading runner is William Ryan (also known as William Barker)May 01, 2020
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1928 - Victorian Five Mile Championship at the Ballarat Miners RacecourseIt's a big field for the 1928 Victorian 5 Mile Championships. Can you see the Coburg Harriers runners?May 01, 2020
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1924 - Coburg Harriers Club PhotoMay 01, 2020
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1922-23 Coburg Harriers VAAA Grade PremiersMay 01, 2020
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1913 - VAAA Opening Run Cross Country Season at Brighton BeachThe VAAA Opening Run of the 1913 Cross Country Season was held at Brighton Beach on 26th April 1913May 01, 2020
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1913 - Coburg Harriers Masque Ball at the Lake HallThe 1913 Coburg Harriers Masque Ball was held in August of that year in the Lake Hall, Cnr Sydney Road and Rogers Street.May 01, 2020
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1912 - Coburg Harriers Club PhotoMay 01, 2020
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1910 - Coburg Harriers Club PhotoMay 01, 2020
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1902 - Coburg Harriers Club PhotoMay 01, 2020
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1898 Coburg Harriers Club PhotoNoel Clough’s Great Uncle Charles, 5th from Right Rear and his Grandfather Fred G. Carpenter, 3rd from Right Front
Ben Budd, 5th from Right Front
??? Munroe, 1st from Left Front
Victor Aitken, 2nd from Left Middle
Jack Bates with Dog, Front
May 01, 2020
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1896 - Coburg Harriers Fixture Card 1Coburg Harriers was founded on Monday 30th March 1896. The club was quick to get underway with a racing fixture. The front page is shown here.May 01, 2020
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1896 - Coburg Harriers Fixture Card 2Coburg Harriers was founded on Monday 30th March 1896. The club was quick to get underway with a racing fixture. The weekly races are shown here.May 01, 2020
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1968 Olympian Raelene BoyleRaelene Boyle was one of Australia's best-ever female sprinters. In the 1968 Olympics, her first international at only 17 years of age, she finished second in the 200m, 4th in the 100m and 5th in the 4x100m relay. From then on, she was in every Australian team until 1982. She competed in 4 Olympics, with her two silvers in 1972 (100m and 200m) a wonderful performance against the drugs tainted East Germans.

This photo shows her winning the 400m run (time 51.26) in the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
May 01, 2020
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1968 Olympian Jean Roberts 1Jean Roberts was a member of the Coburg Women's Athletics Club and definitely the club's finest ever field games exponent. She competed in the discus in the 1968 Olympics and in the Shot Put and Discus at 4 Commonwealth Games (1`962, 1966, 1970 and 1974). She won 11 Australian, 3 British and 2 USA Senior Titles.

She went on to become one of Australia's finest coaches and one of the driving forces behind the formation of the AFTCA.
May 01, 2020
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1968 Olympian Jean Roberts 2Jean Roberts was a member of the Coburg Women's Athletics Club and definitely the club's finest ever field games exponent. She competed in the discus in the 1968 Olympics and in the Shot Put and Discus at 4 Commonwealth Games (1`962, 1966, 1970 and 1974). She won 11 Australian, 3 British and 2 USA Senior Titles.

She went on to become one of Australia's finest coaches and one of the driving forces behind the formation of the AFTCA.
May 01, 2020
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1950 Olympian Herb ElliotHerb Elliott AC MBE is Australia's greatest middle distance runner. In August 1958 he set the world record in the mile run, clocking 3:54.5, 2.7 seconds under the record held by Derek Ibbotson; later in the month he set the 1500 metres world record, running 3.36.0, 2.1 seconds under the record held by Stanislav. In the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he won the gold medal and bettered his own world record with a time of 3:35.6.

Few people have ever exercised such absolute authority in any branch of sport as Elliott did in middle distance running from 1957 to 1961. During that span he never lost a 1500 metres or 1 mile race. During his career, he broke four minutes for the mile on 17 occasions. Elliot's nearest rival was fellow Australian Merv Lincoln.

Training under the legendary Persey Cerrutty, his sand hill runs at Portsea became legendary.
May 01, 2020
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1960 Olympian Herb Elliot 1Herb Elliott AC MBE is Australia's greatest middle distance runner. In August 1958 he set the world record in the mile run, clocking 3:54.5, 2.7 seconds under the record held by Derek Ibbotson; later in the month he set the 1500 metres world record, running 3.36.0, 2.1 seconds under the record held by Stanislav. In the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he won the gold medal and bettered his own world record with a time of 3:35.6.

Few people have ever exercised such absolute authority in any branch of sport as Elliott did in middle distance running from 1957 to 1961. During that span he never lost a 1500 metres or 1 mile race. During his career, he broke four minutes for the mile on 17 occasions. Elliot's nearest rival was fellow Australian Merv Lincoln.

1960 Olympic Games Gold Medal 1,500m 3 minutes 35.6 seconds (World Record)
1962 Empire Games Gold Medal 880 Yards 1 minute 49.3 seconds
1962 Empire Games Gold Medal 1 Mile 3 minutes 59 seconds
May 01, 2020
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1956 Olympian Ray SmithRay Smith represented Australia in the 50km walk in the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne, finishing a very creditable 6th in a time of 4:56:08. The 50km walk was contested on the hottest day of the Games. The photo shows Ray about to enter the Olympic Stadium to finish the event.May 01, 2020
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1956 Olympian Ray SmithRay Smith represented Australia in the 50km walk in the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne, finishing a very creditable 6th in a time of 4:56:08. The 50km walk was contested on the hottest day of the Games. A proud Coburg Harrier, he was always keen to represent his club in VAAA competition. Note the spikes and the grass track!May 01, 2020
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1956 Olympian Neville SayersNeville Sayers competed as a Coburg Harrier from 1955-1960, but his main field of expertise was as a Modern Pentathlete and Pistol Shooter. His championship credentials read impressively

Modern Pentathlon
1956 Olympic Games, Melbourne
1960 Olympic Games, Rome
1956-57-60 Australian Champion
1955-56-57-60 Victorian Champion
1956 to 1965 Victorian Team Member
1956 to 1960 Australian Record Holder

Pistol Shooting
1958 World Championships, Moscow
1960 Olympic Games, Rome
1958 Australian Champion
1960 Victorian Champion (rapid fire)
1958 to 1961 Victorian Team Member
1956 to 1961 Fencing Team
May 01, 2020
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1952 Olympian R. A. PrenticeRobert Prentice represented Australia as a marathoner in the 1950 Empire Games and the 1952 Olympic Games. How is this for a set of credentials, bookmarked around the Second World War. Born in 1917, he was just starting to hit his straps in 1941. He then had to wait till after the war to resume his career, aged in thirties.

Australian Marathon Champion 1949-50, 1952, 2nd 1951.
Victorian Marathon Champion 1950, 1951, 1952, 2nd 1947, 1948, 1949
New South Wales Marathon Champion 1950, 1951, 1952
Victorian Marathon Club Marathon Champion 1953
Australian and Victorian Residential Record Holder: 2 hrs 31 min 51.4 sec
Coburg Harriers 5 Mile Champion 1941
VAAA State 10 Mile 3rd 1941
VAAA State 5 Mile 3rd 1940
May 01, 2020
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1950 Empire Games representative Joan MorrisonJoan Morrison competed in the High Jump in the 1950 Empire Games in Auckland. She finished 5th with a jump of 4'10"(1.475m). She was of course a member of the Coburg Women's Athltics Club as men and women had to compete separately in those days. A versatile athlete, she medalled in Australian Championships in High Jump, Discus and Shot Put.May 01, 2020
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1908 Olympian W. V. AitkinWilliam Victor Aitken represented Australasia in the Marathon in the 1908 Olympic Games in London. The official results show a DNF. The finer details reveal that he retired through an attack of sleepiness when in 3rd place at 21½ miles!May 01, 2020
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1992 Life Member Clive DaviesMay 01, 2020
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1992 Life Member Brian DelaneyBrian and Joanne Delaney are two long serving members of the club, with Brian receiving LM status in 1992.
Brian has served as President, Secretary, Track Captain and is currently Club Coach (distance)
Joanne has done stints as Secretary, Committee Member and Cross Country Time Keeper
May 01, 2020
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1984 Life Member Mal OwenMalcolm (Mal) Owen was granted Life Membership in 1984 in recognition of his services over many years

President 1978-1981
Secretary 1974-1978, 1987-1988
General Committee, Ground Management Committee, Incorporation Officer and Coach
May 01, 2020
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1973 Life Member John PeresJohn Peres was granted Life Membership of Coburg Harriers in 1973. He had for many years as the Club Junior Coach.May 01, 2020
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1963 Life Memberships for these long serving womenAt the Coburg Harriers AGM on 18 September 1993, Life Memberships were awarded to a number of women who were already life members of the former Coburg Women’s Amateur Athletic Club.

L to R: Mrs I Boyle, Mrs T Collins, Mrs C Fury, Mrs L Nielson, Mrs S Doney, Miss A Fury, Mrs T Boyle
Absent - Miss R Boyle, Miss J Roberts)
May 01, 2020
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1960 Life Member Ernie RyallMay 01, 2020
 
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