2024-01-20 Round 9 AVSL 40+

Doncaster Newsletter 40+

Edition 87

In this edition: 

  • Round 9 Round up
  • Other Masters News! 
  • Throws Coaching 
  • Pole Vault Coaching

Round 9 – 20/01/2024

With a choice of Werribee or Mt Evelyn, it wasn’t surprising that numbers were down this week. Still, seventh was a respectable effort with other teams also struggling for numbers. The men still performed well, but the women were really down on numbers. Next weekend is the Country Championships and the week after we are back at Doncaster, which will involve our Powerplay, so it will be all hands on deck! There were three records set, with Kim Peak and Campbell McLennan breaking their own.  


Date   Event Name Perf Previous  
20/01/2024 AVSL W55 Shot Put Kim Peak 6.64 Kim Peak 6.58 
20/01/2024 AVSL M50 800 metres Campbell McLennan 02:16.2 Campbell McLennan 02:17.7 
20/01/2024 AVSL M50 Shot Put Campbell McLennan 10.11 Campbell McLennan 10.08 

Athletes to finish top 10 in the state were: 

M40+: 100m Paul Mierisch (8th), 200m Mark Purser (8th), 400m Paul Mierisch (2nd), 800m David Vaughan (3rd) Campbell McLennan (4th) Mark Purser (7th), 3000m David Vaughan (4th), Triple Jump Sean Peters (4th) Darryl Kilmartin (6th

W40+ Discus Kim Peak (9th), 1500m walk – Kim Peak (4th

Campbell McLennan was our most successful athlete on 1,232, with David Vaughan on 1,225, Mark Purser on 1,058 and Kim Peak on 1020. 

Full results from Round 9 appear at the bottom of this newsletter. 

Other Masters News!  

Round 10 on 3rd February at Tom Kelly!  Entries open this Wednesday 24th January.  POWERPLAY being used – so be in it! 

Good luck to those Masters athletes competing in the AV Country Championships over the Australia Day weekend!  Stay tuned for results!  Go Donnie!   

The VMA pentathlon is being held on Sunday February 11 at Lakeside.  Entries are now open and close on February 5th.  (See VMA website) 

The Victorian Masters T+F Championships are being held on the weekend of March 16/17 at Doncaster; entries not yet open. 

Australian Championships 29 March – 1 April (Easter weekend) in Hobart.  Entries have opened, and early bird prices finish on January 24.   

The Landy is on March 4 at Doncaster.  200m and 1000m age-graded (handicap) serve as ‘heats’.  400m is the ‘final’.  Prize money and prestige up for grabs!  (See VMA website) Entries close 29th February.   

Track unavailable for training on Thursday 1st February from 5.30pm due to AV High Velocity and Throwers Meet.   

Throws Coaching 

We are pleased to announce Allan Watson is back coaching. If you are interested, please contact Allan via the coaching page on our new website. 

Peter Coumaros will continue to make himself available on Monday evenings from 5:30. As a general rule, he will be starting with hammer throw and at 6:30 move onto a different discipline each week. Text him on 0401 993 218 if you are interested. 

Pole Vault Coaching 

Come and try out with our new Pole Vault Coach, David Thomson, now on Monday evenings at 5:30pm.   

Free tryouts are available for DAC and DLAC members over 11 years old, whether you’re experienced or new to pole vaulting. Free trials are extended until the end of March. Simply reply to this email to express your interest. Non-members aged 11 to 99 are also welcome at a negotiable price for ongoing coaching after the first free session. 

Results from AVSL Round 9 

Men’s 40+ (6 out of 39) 

DIV Diamond Valley 15,393   
COL Collingwood 6,877   
DAC Doncaster 6,540   
WES Western Athletics 6,491   
ESS Essendon 4,894   
WTN Williamstown 4,423   
PTN Preston 3,325   
IVA Ivanhoe 2,296   
KSB Keilor St Bernards 2,255   
COB Coburg 1,184   
BWK Brunswick 1,001   
RIC Richmond 910   
OSC Old Scotch 682   
OLM Old Melburnians 678   
MUU Melbourne Uni 642   

Women’s 40+ (14 out of 31) 

DIV Diamond Valley 6,830   
WES Western Athletics 4,001   
BWK Brunswick 3,218   
ESS Essendon 2,573   
PTN Preston 2,538   
KSB Keilor St Bernards 2,292   
DAC Doncaster 1,779   
WTN Williamstown 877   
COL Collingwood 782   
OSC Old Scotch 555   


Grade Discipline Distance Name Performance Wind Points Notes 
F55 Walk 1500 Kim Peak 10:37.4h  (300)  
F45 Discus  Laura McLennan 16.67m  (274) 1kg 
F55 Discus  Kim Peak 15.31m  (311) 1kg 
F55 Javelin  Kim Peak 12.45m  (0) Score Limit 
F45 Shot Put  Laura McLennan 7.38m  (401) 4kg 
F55 Shot Put  Kim Peak 6.64m  (409)  (Record) 
M45 Run 100 Paul Mierisch 12.54 -3.1 (397)  
M55 Run 200 Mark Purser 29.59 (319)  
M55 Run 200 Darryl Kilmartin 32.12 (0) Score Limit 
M45 Run 400 Paul Mierisch 54.68  (470)  
M50 Run 800 Campbell McLennan 02:16.2  (450) (Record)
M55Run 800 David Vaughan 02:18.0  (484)  
M55 Run 800 Mark Purser 02:32.5  (348)  
M55 Run 3000 David Vaughan 11:23.2  (358) Y LS.  
M55 Run 5000 John Curry 22:27.0  (195) Y LS.  
M50 Discus  Campbell McLennan 25.03m  (341) 1.5kg 
M55 Discus  Darryl Kilmartin 18.94m  (247) 1.5kg 
M55 High Jump  Darryl Kilmartin 1.20m  (0) Score Limit 
M50 Shot Put  Campbell McLennan 10.11m  (441) (Record) 
M55 Shot Put  David Vaughan 7.69m  (383) 6kg 
M55 Shot Put  Darryl Kilmartin 8.37m  (413) 6kg 
M55 Shot Put  Mark Purser 7.78m  (391) 6kg 
M45 Shot Put  David Firth 8.15m  (391) 7.26kg 
M55 Triple Jump  Darryl Kilmartin 8.53m  (292)  
M40 Triple Jump  Sean Peters 10.73m  (309)  

 Thanks to Kath Gawthorn and Graham Ford for the newsletter.

Stay fit & stay safe.

40+ Team Manager

Campbell McLennan

0414 533 677

Doncaster Athletic Club

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