2021-01-30 Victorian Relay Championships 40+

Doncaster 40+ Newsletter

Victorian Relay Championships

This week was the Victorian Relay Championships, and Doncaster performed magnificently. With David Firth injured, no records were broken, but the M40 teams won both sprint relays and achieved a second in the medley relay. The women, who have never fielded a team in the past, did equally well with a first and third.

Welcome to Adrian Patti and Justin Botha for their debut in the DAC 40+ team!


4×100 (Charmaine Smith, Colleen Kelly, Allison Parrott, Laura McLennan) 67.64 (1st) (new record)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsKoxL4ZQWc&t=1s

Medley (Kim Peak, Allison Parrott, Colleen Kelly, Laura McLennan) 5:49.38 (3rd) (new record)
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbP_IsYuIYk


4×100 (Warren Hattwich, Campbell McLennan, Justin Botha, Paul Mierisch) 50.57 (1st)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=692-IpLzXtY

4×400 (Warren Hattwich, Campbell McLennan, Adrian Patti, Paul Mierisch) 3:58.22 (1st)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB60atKJMF4

4×1500 (Adrian Patti, Stuart McLay, Mark Purser, Leighton Kearney) 20:14.26 (4th)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2S6zCLvkkM

Medley (Warren Hattwich, Justin Botha, Paul Mierisch, Campbell McLennan) 3:58.01 (2nd) (new record)
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXhxwyjVSbQ&t=189s


4×100    (Graham Ford, Mark Purser, James Finch, Darryl Kilmartin) 60.62 (2nd)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=692-IpLzXtY

Medley (Graham Ford, James Finch, Stuart McLay, Darryl Kilmartin) 5:24.08 (4th) (new record)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFADbiO9lhM

Country Championships

Three Doncaster athletes went to Ballarat the previous weekend for the Country Championships and did Doncaster proud. Paul Mierisch finally cracked the twelve second barrier, unfortunately with a strong tailwind.

AVSL returns to Doncaster this week, so make sure you get your entries in!

40+ Team Manager

Campbell McLennan

0414 533 677