Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club veteran Chris Barwick has turned back the clock to win his first club championship since 2011 and the third in his 382-run career.
Barwick ran fastest time in five of the 18 races, two of those in the designated championship races, to easily account for defending champion, Ian McCready.
Paul Fenn, the 2015-16 champion, ran fastest time in all nine races he contested but none of those races carried championship points.
"I wouldn't be standing here if Fennie had run in just three of those races," the quietly-achieving Barwick said.
Presentation night was a big night for the Barwicks.
Sandra Barwick, who competed with her husband in the same races, was rewarded for her consistency and her determination to run through injury and pain, earning eight points in the four races that counted to be crowned female champion.
Chris Barwick also earned maximum points in three races to claim the Over 50s title for the third time.
Adrian van Raaphorst, the 596-run stalwart who joined the club in 1980, won his first Club Aggregate in 2015, his second in 2018 and now a third which could have gone one of three ways until the very last race of the season.
Jack Trounson needed to win the race to pip van Raaphorst at the post, but had not been able to train and was suffering jetlag after returning from England on the eve of the race after an Ashes Test.
He was in contention in the first kilometre but after making an urgent stop, finished eighth.