The concept of the Melbourne Marathon Spartans was born in 1987 when it was realised that it was likely more than 80 runners would be running their tenth consecutive race. Ted Paulin, Race Director for 16 years, came up with the idea of naming these runners Spartans. Thus, 88 runners in 1987 wore gold Spartan singlets.
Brian Dixon (S0100), who had been Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation, and Ted Paulin were instrumental in formation of the club. The minutes of the inaugural meeting in October 1989 can be read here. There are many more of the early newsletters linked from this page.
This page lists all committee members since 1988.
Not surprisingly, there have been a number of members whose service has been honored by life membership. We have begun documenting their stories, and hope to eventually create a page for each life member.