World 24 Hour Relay Record

Elite and Outstanding club athletes

Elite and Outstanding club athletes

These elite athletes have all been Traralgon Harrier Members and have been recognised amongst their peers as being able to match it with the World’s fastest over a specific distance during their era.

World 24 Hour Relay Record

The club set a 24-hour record at Traralgon in March 1969.  Some of the veteran club members, including Keith Tomholt, have certificates signed by Ron Clarke.”  The World relay record was shared with approx. 60 people (all were recognised) and were issued Certificates…same as the one given to Keith Tomholt.  This is the only world… Read more »

Sandra Timmer-Arends

Sandra was 2nd in the 1999 Melbourne Marathon (Oct 10, 1999) in a time of 2.44.41, behind Susan Hobson (ACT) in 2.33.27.   IAU 100km World Cup, Seoul Korea 8 October 2006 Women 30        Sandra Timmer-Arends       9:13:28 33        Viviene Kartsounis                 9:24:34 36        Julie Hooper-Childs                9:35:31 Teams Men 6th Women 7th   50 km… Read more »

Bill Ford

Bill was successful in many world age group running and race walking events, before he passed away while warming up for a fun run at Churchill about 1982.

Ian Wheeler

Ian was a talented athlete in a number of sports and represented Australia in skiing and running, besides playing Australian Rules for Norwood in the South Australia Football League. Results of Australian Marathon championship held at Hobart in 1968 are as follows – 1st Derek Clayton 2-14-47, 2nd John Farrington 2-16-41, and 3rd Ian Wheeler… Read more »

Martin Thompson

Was in the top 3 or 4 Ultra Marathoners in the world Road and Track mainly in Europe  

John Bermingham

In 1993, being, an Australian national living and training in Edmonton, Alberta, John ran against an elite field winning and establishing a new indoor master’s record for the mile at Barton Hall with a time of 4:17:84 (it still stands as a meet record).  The next month, Bermingham ran the masters mile at the Millrose… Read more »

Garry Henry

1980 VICTORIAN 10,000 METRES – 17 January 1980 3rd       Garry Henry    Traralgon         28.33.66   AUSTRALIAN 10,000 METRES – Men – Sunday 23 March 1980 3rd       Garry Henry    Victoria           28.46.9   The fastest time by a Traralgon Harrier in a marathon is 2:10:09 by Garry Henry in the 1980 Fukuoka marathon in Japan where he finished… Read more »

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