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Results – Phil Hutton Challenge

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Event Report

Saturday 1st April 2023

The Tan (Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens)

Saturday morning was crisp and clear. Very little wind but the whine of F1 engines could be heard from near by Albert Park. If that wasn’t enough inspiration, almost 70 participants showed up to welcome the 2023 XCR season and remember a Glenhuntly Legend, Phil Hutton.

It was incredible to see so many current, former and (perhaps) future club members come along to support the event. Special thanks to Phil Hutton’s family, including Lorraine, Scott, Deanne and grand kids. An honourable mention to our 3 Solomon Island athletes, Sharon, Dianah and Rossi, who also participated (Dianah and Rossi only arrived in Melbourne late on Friday night).

Phil's family at The Tan

The morning began with a “welcome” by Trevor Vincent and was followed closely by Sam Toll’s race briefing as Race Director. One lap of the Tan, starting and finishing at the Pillars of Wisdom. Watch out for dogs, kids and prams. Couldn’t be simpler than that.

After a quick warm up, toilet stop, uniform and name check, the starter’s whistle sounded. At around 8.15am all 69 participants were off, running, jogging and walking their way around one of Melbourne’s iconic destinations. We haven’t seen that many baby blue singlets and crops since the 2018 Western Athletics Challenge at Norton Park.

A big thank you to our photographer, Emanuala Bryant, who was there to capture this special occasion. Emanuela's photos of the day can be viewed in the photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery Glenhuntly Athletic Club

The Inaugural Phil Hutton Challenge 2023

- Photos by Emanuela Bryant -


While everyone who participated was a winner, the fastest Open and Junior athletes were:

  • Open Women: Maddie Gwynne

  • Junior Women: Serena Bryant

  • Open Men: Chris Dale

  • Junior Men: Liam Mischel

Spot prizes were also randomly drawn from the participant’s list. They included 4 x $50 vouchers from the Running Company at Albert Park. The winners were:

  • Patricia Menendez

  • Isabelle Crothers

  • Michael Jansen

  • Rosefelo Siosi

A small group made it to Spence and Larder in St Kilda Road afterwards for a coffee, muffin and debrief. An amazing effort and big thank you to our participants, Sam Toll (organiser) and all those who helped make this such a successful event. Can’t wait to do it again next year.

A full list of results is published below (please contact Sam Toll or your Team Managers if there are any mistakes).



Author: Andrew McEvoy

Contributors: Sam Toll, Dale Woodbridge, Michael Halloran, Helen Rainey, Trevor Vincent, Kara Gilbert

Curated by: Kara Gilbert

Date published: 18th April, 2023

This article has been published in good faith, drawing on available data. Please contact if you notice any errors or omissions in the above results or would like to see additional content included.

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