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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.
JACK PARTRIGE CLOCKS WORLD JUNIOR 3000m QUALIFIER!!!!
One of our most respected and hard-working runners, Jack clocked 8mins 11secs to win the “Road to ’32” 3000m at QSAC on Oct.2.
This is 2secs inside the world junior qualifying time for Cali, Colombia, next year!!! Training partner JAXON
PATERSON-WRIGHT was close as well (8.16) and both benefitted from a free ride on the “CALLUM DAVIES TRAIN” which saw lap splits steadily drop from 68secs to Jack’s 60sec finale. Pic–Casey Sims Photography.
CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON WRAP
WHAT A YEAR! * 9 Individual champions * 13 medallists* Countless National Qualifiers!
CAIDEN MACFARLANE Gold 13yrs 3km (Pic–Lizel Moore)
Pic (Casey Sims/QA) ISABELLA HARTE QASX 16yrs 4km GOLD,QSSX 16yrs 4km GOLD, QJX 16yrs 4km GOLD. Clean-sweep!!
ELKE RAYWARD QJX 11yrs 3km GOLD (Pic–Casey Sims/QA)
Jaxon Paterson-Wright (LEFT) Silver QU/20 8km Xcountry Jack Partridge on the right
ZARA FARRINGTON 12yrs 3km Silver(Pic–Melanie Black/GCRA, Zara’s 1st run coach
GABBI HILL QASX 6km Silver (Pic–Casey Sims/QA)* Also medalled at Aust.U/20 Road Walk Champ’s!ELSA CHAN running third.
AMY PARTRIGE QJX Silver / QSSX Bronze (17yrs)
ADDISON HOUSLIP QASX 12yrs 3km Silver &QPSX 12yrs 3km GOLD (Pic–Lizel Moore)
CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON WRAP–WHAT A YEAR!
* 9 Individual champions * 13 medallists* Countless National Qualifiers!!
GIO ANTONIO QJX 8yrs Bronze (pic-Casey Sims/QA)
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