2022-2023 Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club Committee

The committee meets regularly during the year with the majority of the eight or nine meetings in the July to November range. The committee members listed below were elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting. Contact the committee by email: [email protected]
Would you like to participate? Download the nomination form
This page has a full list of committee members since 1989. Many thanks to John Dean for compiling the list.

Here are links to our Constitution (Governing Rules) and our By laws

Members of the Committee 2022-2023


Jay Fleming is beginning his twelth year as president.

Jay is passionate about running, about the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club and is a continual source of ideas. He is committed to making membership of the club increasingly desirable and pleasurable. He loves new ideas, so if you have a suggestion, Jay can be contacted at 0418 374 783.

Vice President

Paul Basile is vice president and a life member.

He is a backup to the president when Jay is unavailable.

In recent years Paul has organised the Spartans tent at the Melbourne Marathon Expo in the days before the marathon. He has also managed the Spartans tent at the finish and is responsible for much of the back room work for the AGM.

Committee Member

John Dobson.

John is a former vice-president and treasurer. He is also a Life Member and Melbourne Marathon Spartan Legend. He recently rejoined the committee after a year away, and we are glad to hear his wise words again.


Rod Bayley.

Responsible for the finances of the club. Has been doing a lot of work recently optimising our stocks of current singlets, and helping sell our older singlets. He was awarded Life Membership at the 2017 AGM.


Membership Secretary

Felicity Doolan joined the committee early in 2014 and took on the role of secretary after earning her ten year singlet in 2013. She does invaluable work administering incoming Spartans and those moving between singlet colours. Felicity is the first point of contact for anyone who emails [email protected]

Committee Member

John Kaparelis

John is a Hall of Fame Spartan in his sixth term on the committee. He brings valuable business experience, and considerable energy, with him.

He has recently arranged to centralise the storage of Spartan materials (eg banners) and merchandise at a single location.


In May 2018 Vicky Chung approached the Spartan Committee and offered her help. Whilst having only completed eight Melbourne Marathons at that time her offer of assistance was accepted. She was elected to the committee at the 2019 AGM. Having now completed her 10th Melbourne Marathon she is SF0133.

Committee Member

Kai Ooi was elected at the 2020 Annual General Meeting. He is working very effectively to bring the Spartans ordering and merchandise systems on-line.


Anne Ziogos joined the committee in 2017. She shares secretarial tasks with Vicky Chung.

Anne has completed 21 Melbournes as well as many of the most challenging runs worldwide, most recently the “Grand to Grand”, a 280km self-supporting stage race in the Grand Canyon.


David is the webmaster: contact him. He loves to post new articles of interest, either for the website or the newsletter so send in your story.

Committee Member

John Zeleznikow was elected at the 2020 Annual General Meeting and has been bringing his wealth of experience to committee discussions.

Committee Member

Please contact us if you wish to be involved in administration of the club. You don’t have to have super powers to be eligible.

If you’d like to contribute to your club, please contact Jay Fleming or any member of the committee: [email protected]

Download the nomination form

Mystery Committee Member

Which committee member has recently shown his dedication in a permanent way?


Early Committee Members

Peter Ryan has sent us the newspaper report shown below. Judging from Ken Matchett’s age, this would have been in 1991. The picture shows a gathering of illustrious Spartans: Peter Ryan was to very soon follow Ken as President, John Raskas was the first secretary of the Spartans and remained in the position for ten years, Peter Battrick was the treasurer for the first eleven years, Shirley Young was a committee member for eight years, Cam Milne was a committee member for nine years. All except Cam Milne became life members of the club. See here (thanks John Dean) for a full list of committee members since 1988.

Ken Matchett