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Now affiliated with Q Run.
Welcome to the website of the Border Striders, Australia’s leading junior distance running squad
Based in South-East Queensland, the squad ranges from the Sunshine Coast, inland to Ipswich and across the border into the North Coast of NSW.
Coach Brian Chapman (ATFCA Level IV) holds training sessions seven days a week. For times and locations go to the Sessions page. New and visiting runners are always welcome.
Please contact us for more information on joining Border Striders.
Sorry, no coaching by correspondence.
2021 National athletics Championship Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Nationals Day 1/2
CAIDEN MACFARLANE SILVER/PB!!!ADDIE HOUSLIP #3 (12yrs) IN AUSTRALIA
Caiden gave our Nationals campaign a flying start with his Silver medal in the U/14yr 1500m at Sydney Olympic Park.He slashed 6sec’s off his PB (4.23) and it took an Australian Record to snap his 2 year unbeaten streak. Caiden’s splits were1.04(!)/1.12/1.14/1.12 in securing his maiden national medal.
Addie, at 11 the youngest in the U/14yr girls 1500m, stunnedher 12 higher-ranked rivals with a blistering PB opening 400m(1.10) and leading through 900m!. Splits of 1.10/1.22/1.24 anda 1.21 close rewarded her with #3 (age) and a near-PB 4.55!!!
HOLLY-MAREE MATTHEW tuned up for her 800m with acreditable 5.04. I ended up $50 lighter for buying ’em dinner!!
“Olympic Trial” & “World U/20 Trial”.
Pic of our Alanasia Malone lined up at the start of the Olympic Trial steeplechase beside eventual winner Genevieve Gregson
Pic of Elsa Chan at start of World U/20 Trial steeplechase with big smile.
Pic of our Shanteal Hansen at first water jump in 4th place early in WJ Trial Steeple (with her name on the scoreboard in background!)
No. 1 Qld Junior Squad Again!!!
CALLUM DAVIES Q3000m GOLD 7.59.50!!!
* #8 All-Time by a Queenslander (outdoors)
* Only 1sec behind Championship record
* Third runner to win back-to-back titles
See 2020 Cross Country pics below:
HISTORIC STATE 3km DOUBLE GOLD!!
CALLUM DAVIES & ISABELLA HARTE
LAUNCH 2020 / THE OLYMPIC YEAR
* CALLUM DAVIES Zatopek #1 (3.43)
* ISABELLA HARTE World #2 (14yr/3000m)
* BRIDGET MORRISSEY World #3 (15yr/Steeple)
* EVA PARISH Aust.YS #1 (Triathlon)
WHAT A SENSATIONAL FINISH TO 2019!!
See News and Results
CALLUM DAVIES–QLD 1500m CHAMPION!!
* 14 State Medals*
22 National Qualifiers
BRIDGET MORRISSEY WORLD #1 IN STEEPLE!!!
HARTE “RULES THE WORLD”
!! GOLD at NATIONAL JUNIOR CROSS
HUGHES adds BRONZE
We are still #1!
DAVIES #11 AT WORLD JUNIORS!!!
Our 4th finalist
PB in Finland
Pacific School Games Champion
﹡﹡﹡WE ARE NO. 1 IN THE WORLD!***
Five of our runners are part of the six member St Margaret’s team which has won the 2016 World Interschool Cross-Country Championship in Budapest, Hungary.
It is Australia’s first-ever team victory in the girls race.
Congratulations to Australian captain LUCINDA CROUCH (Gold),
LARA CROUCH, just 14 (Bronze)
ISABELLA BURDON (5th)
BRIANNA CAMPTON (28th)
ANNABEL KENNEDY (31st/Coach-Eric Brown)
ALEX CLEMENTS (65th)
1. Australia/Border Striders (St Margarets AC) 37pts;
2. Morocco (Marrakesh-Inzaren SC) 42pts;
3. Turkey (Attaturk SC/Eskipehir) 51pts;
4. China (Beijing No.1 MS) 63 pts;
5. France (Reims SC) 128 pts
World Interschool Cross Country Champions, the St Margaret’s team
L – R Annabel Kennedy – coach Eric Brown
Lara Crouch – bronze medallist
Lucinda Crouch – gold medallist
To see Youtube video of the event click here
Qld 5000m open championships