Our Backyard – Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road Marathon Race Day Wrap Up!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, Australia’s most spectacular marathon attracted over 6,200 to Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road coastline over the weekend.
National marathon champion Alex Matthews was first across the line in 2:32.33 after completing the 45km Great Ocean Road Real Estate Marathon from Lorne to Apollo Bay in a PB 2:25.
He had company from Julian Spence until the half way mark before gradually pulling away to win by 57 seconds.

Travelling from Kennett River Holiday Park to Apollo Bay Hotel, the half marathon (23km) was won by Frankston plasterer John Dutton in 1:16.00 with distance icon Steve Moneghetti fifth in 1:23.16 in his first long run since injuring a hammy in January.
Lilydale’s Rebecca Rosel, who started running just three years ago, was first female in 1:27.40.

On Saturday 17th May, Apollo Bay hosted the 14km Geelong Advertiser Paradise Run, 14km TAC Wheelchair Challenge, 6km Mizuno Marengo Run and 1.5km Kids’ Gallop.
Geelong runner Brenton Rowe took out two in a row winning both the 6 km in 17:20 and the 14 km in 45:41.

What a weekend it was! Check out some of the highlight shots from the past few days. Congratulations to the winners, the grinners and well…everyone else! You’re all superstars and should be so proud of what you achieved this weekend! See you next year!



Great Ocean Road Marathon



Apollo Bay Community Website.

We asked some locals about their lives in Apollo Bay.  Their responses are on this page.  They provide an interesting insight into the many facets of life in mainland Australia’s most southerly village.   If you live – or even visit – Apollo Bay, we’d like to hear about your Apollo Bay too.   Send us a video, or email us and we will bring a camera to you.   We’re especially interested in hearing from sporting clubs, special interest and social groups.



Big Otway Tree Plant @ Cape Otway

Join us on a special weekend, planting trees to restore the woodlands of Cape Otway.

The little trees are growing and this winter will see the biggest planting effort the Otways has ever known!

In teams we will be planting areas affected by habitat decline, creating healthy and biodiverse woodlands for the future. Over the weekend we will be planting trees, protecting seedlings with tree guards and having a lot of fun along the way.

Date: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 2014


See you in Our Backyard,


Darren Brimacombe

0418 317 424


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