Border Striders

Results 2020


GOLD (U/20yrs) ISABELLA HARTE  17.17 on debut, the World’s #2 fastest by a 15 yr-old in 2020 (Kitamura of Japan 16.47 ranks #1)

1500m CLASSIC   Nov.14   QSAC

WINS         HARVEY CRAMB (SS#2)    4.03    PB/NQ

                  OSCAR RAYNER  (SS#4)     4.19    PB  (Would win SS#3)

                  RUBY HUGHES     (SS#2)     4.37    PB/NQ

                  CAIDEN MACFARLANE (PS#1) 4.34 PB/NQ


THIRDS    ADDISON HOUSLIP              4.59   PB/NQ (At age 11)

NQ            ISABELLA HARTE  (Classic) 4.32  PB  OLY. TRI. QUAL.


GOLD       JAZ RAYWARD  (1st U/16–2nd overall)

GOLD       BIANCA RAYWARD (1st U/14–beat boys as well)



* Addie’s 45sec victory is the greatest winning margin since 2002 when future Australian junior rep Courtney Dutton won by 29secs.

NB ELKE RAYWARD & JACK WHITE also made South Coast team.


We led all midde distance squads with 5 Gold – 7 Silver – 3 Bronze. 

A rare family double by AMY & JACK PARTIRGE and ISABELLA HARTE’S stunning steeple debut highlighted a Championship split into separate boys’ and girls’ weekends through CoVid-19.

GOLD  AMY PARTRIGE  16yrs 3000m  10.06  PB / NQ

The ever-improving one hung on to the lead pack through km splits of 3.15/3.28/3.23 to successfully defend the title she’d won in Cairns.

GOLD  JACK PARTRIGE  17yrs  3000m  8.48  PB / NQ

A negative split master-class by Jack (3.00/2.56/2.52) saw him catch the breakaway leader with 800m left. Would’ve wond 18/19’s too!

GOLD  JOSEPH SAUNDERS  15yrs 2km Steeple  6.27   NQ

Water jumping efficiently, Joseph also kicked down 800m out to successfully defend his title!

GOLD  ISABELLA HARTE  15yrs. 2km Steeple  7.01  PB / NQ / WL

A debut to savour for Isabella who treated the crowd to the fastest time in the world this year by a 15 year old!! (and #2 Aust. all ages).

GOLD  KYLE WILLIS  AWD  18/19yr  800m  2.31  77%

Cross-training with us, Kyle has become a constant source of Gold. His QAS scholarship for Para Cycling is a richly deserved reward. 

SILVER  JACK PARTRIDGE  17yrs 1500m  4.03  PB  (62 sec close!)

SILVER  SHANTEAL HANSEN 17yrs 2km Steeple  8.00

SILVER  ISABELLA HARTE  15yrs 1500m  4.41 (Tactical)  NQ

SILVER  ISABELLA HARTE  15yrs 3000m  9.59  NQ

SILVER  LACHLAN RAYNER  14yrs 2km Steeple  7.00  NQ

(Ft. water jumps as follows–stumbled/OK/crashed/OK)

SILVER  LACHLAN RAYNER  14yrs 800m  2.07 (61-split) PB/NQ

SILVER  ROBERT STRINGER  17yr 2km Steeple  6.20  PB/NQ

(Seemed to lose no ground with his 2-footed WJs–last one perfect)

BRONZE  GABBI HILL  17yrs 3000m  10.42  PB/NQ 

(Fading splits of 3.23/3.38/3.41 after earlier 5km walk gold)

BRONZE  HARVEY CRAMB  16yrs  Steeple  6.31  PB/NQ (2020)

(Good water jumps and hurdle layout over “dry” barriers)

BRONZE  TRENT DARBYSHIRE  18/19yrs 800m  1.59

(Our 2016 State Champion led ’em through in 57. He’s back!)


QA named 7 of our runners in its State Merit Team for the CoVid-cancelled National AAS–AMY PARTRIGE (U/18yr 3000m), SHANTEAL HANSEN (U/18 Steeple), JACK PARTRIGE (U/18yr 1500/3000m), ROBERT STRINGER (U/18 Steeple), ISABELLA HARTE (U/16yr 1500/3000m/Steeple), LACHLAN RAYNER (U/16 Steeple & 800m) & JOSEPH SAUNDERS (U/16yr Steeple).

August / September 2020


GOLD     ISABELLA HARTE                15yr Girls 4km

Two-time defending champ Isabella led a loaded 60-plus field of 14/15yr girls on a double lap course that featured three tough climbs each lap. Our dual national gold medallist was shadowed by a younger rival throughout but proved too strong in the end to “3-peat” and add to the QASX gold she won the week before.

GOLD     CAIDEN MACFARLANE      12yr Boys 3km

The winner in 2018, Caiden had to contend with a combined age that included 6 older national-class boys. He used them to break from his 30-odd rivals with just one state rep keeping up. Caiden won by 1sec in a thrilling finish to clinch the ASX/QJX double.

GOLD     KYLE WILLIS                        18/19 Boys AWD 3km

Our T38 track ace and fearless T/T cycling tyro revived memories of his 2016 victory at Maleny with a flawless run. He beat 10 of he able-bod’s (albeit they were younger) and was rated a 60%.

GOLD     GIA ANTONIO                       7yr Boys 1km     4.06

My policy of only taking runners aged 8yrs or older has been put to the test by Gia who plugs along behind his siblings at our Saturday am UQ sessions. He’s only my second exception and hey, I’m counting it! 4.06 for a mountainous km isn’t bad either!

BRONZE  JACKSON CRANITCH       17yr Boys 6km

Arguably the revelation of this CoVid-cruelled season, Jackson enjoyed a creditable debut in this championship against a seriously loaded 50-plus field. His bronze complemented a runner-up at QASX & co-captaining BSHS to GPSX glory.

BRONZE  AMY PARTRIGE                 16yr Girls 4km

That’s two bronzes in a row for Amy who is also a former AJ bronze medallist. Racing in the 16/17yr race, she kept her wits about her and even beat the AJ 3000m champion in the older age. It followed her heroics the previous week at QASX which she won with an opening km worthy of an international.

BRONZE  JOSEPH SAUNDERS          15yr Boys 4km

A newcomer to our squad, Joseph consolidated his QJX record (bronze-silver-4th-silver since 2016) with a creditable bronze in a national-class field. Positioned himself well on Lap 1, then gapped the chasers at the critical stage of Lap 2.

BRONZE  ADDISON HOUSLIP          11yr Girls 3km

What a debut at these championships for Addi who looked every inch the pro triathlete with the shades, visor and Impi gear. Even had the audacity to pass a national top 10 runner to briefly hold down silver. Remember the name.

In addition to the above (except Gia), QA named these to its State “Merit” Squad for the postponed National Cross:-

JAXON PATERSON-WRIGHT (18/19yrs,#5), JACK PARTRIGE (17yrs,#6), SAMUEL GLADWIN (15yr,#7) & CHELSEA GLADWIN (13yrs,#7)–Prime coach Jodie Erbacher, BIANCA RAYWARD (12yrs,#5), CHARLI SPIES (12yrs,#6), HOLLY-MAREE MATTHEW (12yrs, #8), GRACE ADAMS (11yrs,#10), ELKE RAYWARD (10yrs,#6), ELLA COSGRAVE (10yrs,#9) & KELSEY ROLFF (10yrs,#10). Congratulations all of you.

March 2020


The true worth of a performance can be measured by its rarity as much as by time, finish place or context. What CALLUM DAVIES achieved at State was rare indeed.

GOLD   CALLUM DAVIES   Open 1500m   4mins 00secs 

Gale-force winds and an odd decision to conduct the final at heat time cruelled what would’ve been, given the depth of talent, THE race of the Championship.

A pedestrian pace though 800m (2.16) saw Callum sitting off the leader. “I felt the moves coming at 1k, so I took the lead coming up to the bell”(3.05).

He was briefly passed, then scooted away with a 55sec close to defend his title at age 20. Also:

* First back-to-back winner since 1996!

* First to win 1500/3000/5000m titles in a single season

GOLD   KYLE WILLIS   AWD (T38) U/20 800m   2.28 (85%)

GOLD   KYLE WILLIS   AWD (T38) U/20 1500m  5.16 (81%)

Try recording these times with one arm strapped to your side and you’ll have half an idea what Kyle goes through each race!

A touch of serendipity in his 800m when he finished 7th but two were DQ’d, the favourite had entered Open, another was NSW and the rest had inferior percentages. BINGO–GOLD!!!

The 64sec split behind a Paralympic prospect also impressed.

SILVER   ISABELLA HARTE   U/16yrs 1500m  4.40 (NQ)

Appeared to have the drop on the leader in the howling gale, but nipped by a scant 0.02sec!

SILVER   BRIDGET MORRISSEY  U/17yrs Steeple 7.12(NQ)

Had a crack, even leading the U/18s at sub-7 pace, but paid the price when outsprinted by 0.05secs.

BRONZE   CALLUM DAVIES   Open 800m   1.51 (PB/NQ)

Chose to race outside his comfort zone with a 54sec opener leaving him 4th in the single file at the bell. Kept hanging in there to be rewarded with a podium finish and narrow PB.

BRONZE   ISABELLA HARTE   U/16yrs 800m   2.16 (NQ)

Took on the speedsters to secure a respectable bronze medal.

BRONZE   LACHIE RAYNER   U/14yrs 800m   2.11 (NQ)

A 63sec first lap had our high jumping triathlete gasping but up there close enough to hang on for a medal & AJ qualifier.

National Qualifiers also to LYLA WILLIAMS (U/14 Walk/silver), SHANTEAL HANSEN (2km steeple/7.33 PB), ALANASIA MALONE (3km steeple/12.40), HARVEY CRAMB (Steeple 6.32), ROBERT STRINGER (Steeple/6.32 Debut!) & LACHIE RAYNER (Steeple/7.03 PB).

February 2020


We won both male and female open titles against strong fields in almost cyclonic conditions.

GOLD  CALLUM DAVIES  8mins 16secs

To clock a near-PB in drizzling rain was a testament to Callum’s fitness. Kilometre splits of 2.49/2.47 and a 2.40 finale (61sec last lap) when he was bizzarely left alone in front (“What was I going to do now!?”) sealed the gold. Callum is only the second runner in history to hold the 1500, 3000 and 5000m Qld titles at the same time! And he’s only 20!

GOLD  ISABELLA HARTE  9mins 37secs

Up against 9 Australian rep’s, including an Olympic triathlete, Isabella could’ve been forgiven if she’d settled back in the chase pack. An a mid-race downpour of torrential proportions provided an extra challenge for the 14 year old. Action? She sat on whoever led, then survived a gut-wrenching finish to become, at 14, the youngest winner of the State 3000m in history!! To clock a PB 9.37 in those conditions is unthinkable.