Summer series free entry offer

The fourth Summer Series meet for 2016-17 is being held at the AIS Athletics track from 3:45pm on Saturday the 29th October.

The program features:

  • Track: Steeplechase, Walks, Sprint Hurdles, 100m, 800m, 400m Hurdles, 400m, 200m and 3000/5000m;
  • Field: Pole Vault, Hammer, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put

As this is the first Athletics ACT meet at the AIS for some weeks, the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is offering all its registered members the opportunity for participating for free:

  • Simply register and pay online (before Thursday 9pm) or on-the-day;
  • Turn-up and compete; and
  • the Club will issue a $8.50 refund to you care of UC Life our major sponsor.

Thanks to the University of Canberra’s only Athletics Club this is a fabulous opportunity for students to Come and Try athletics at the AIS.

If you can’t make the AIS, we are holding our next Intraclub Meet (Week 3) at Charnwood Athletics field from 10:00am also on the 29th. There is no cost to enter.

Johnson claims State 3000m Title

UC’s Joshua Johnson competed in the State 3000m Championship on the weekend and held off a strong challenge from Weston Creek’s Phil Saunders and Matthew Dempsey in the final lap to win the title by 13 seconds.

Joshua who has represented Australia twice at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was just 7 seconds off his personal best for the 3000m set back in December 2011.

UC Ginninderra team mates Matthew Berrington (9:16.33) and Jordan King (10:23.85) also ran very well respectively with Jordan claiming the U16 title with a new Personal Best.

Matthew and Joshua are both members of the elite endurance running group the UC John Landy Talent Squad under Coach Dick Telford.

The next Summer Series Meet is at the AIS on Saturday the 29th of October from 3:45pm. The Tigers will reimburse all our members the online entry fee if they participate this Saturday for the Club.

Summer Series 22nd of October 2016

The third Summer Series meet of the 2016-17 season will be held at Woden Park Athletics Field on Saturday 22nd October 2016 with the first event commencing at 3:45pm.

On Sunday 23rd October, a Pole Vault competition will be held at the AIS Athletics Field, commencing with a 2.80m Starting Height event at 10:00am and a 1.50m Starting Height event at 11:00am.

On-Line entries will shortly be open for this meet and will close at 9:00pm on the Thursday before the day of competition.

The summer Series On-Line entry fee is $8.50 for all AACT registered athletes, ACT Veterans athletes and visiting athletes registered with their State or international athletics body.

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Its a knockout

The second of Athletics ACT’s Summer Series on Friday night incorporated the Schools Knockout Competition. Many of our up and coming athletes took part in both events, with Tigers representing SFX, Canberra High and CGG, and our dual registered Little Athletes making their debut in the Under 14s.

Lots of positive results, including 15 Personal Bests, such as Ellis Brown (14.45s) who took almost half a second of her 100m time, Holly Abbey‘s strong 100m (13.18s) performance in the SKO, and Luke Allard‘s 100m PB (12.92s) was a smashing run for one of our up and coming Masters Athletes. Eden Thomas broke his Long Jump (3.7m) PB which is a great reward for his continued determination. Clarence Machiridz‘s 800m effort (2:31.25) has announced him as another Tiger endurance prodigy. Jacob Davill also showed he’s in great early season form with a 2:15.56 in the 800m.

There was also 27 Season Bests, including Chris Mecham‘s 100m (13.01), Nicholas Donaldson‘s 100m (14.21) and Tim Brown‘s 800m (2:16.33).


UC Tiger’s numbers were up on the week earlier with 22 athletes making the trip to Woden to participate. The next event is the 22nd October Summer Series #3 again at Woden Park on Saturday afternoon from 3:45pm. The last chance for Masters Athletes to get a hit out before they head over to Perth for World Masters Games.

Full results are available on the AACT website and photos have been posted to Facebook.



Summer Series 14th of October 2016

Summer Series meet No 2 of the 2016-17 season will be held at Woden Park Athletics Field on Friday 14th October 2016 with the first event commencing at 5:00pm. This meet incorporates the 2016 Schools Knockout competition

On-Line entries are now open for this meet and will close at 9:00pm on the Thursday before the day of competition.

The summer Series On-Line entry fee is $8.50 for all fully registered UCGAC athletes.

The program includes:

  • 1500/3000m Walk
  • Sprint Hurdles (90m, 100m, 110m)
  • 100m
  • 800m
  • 400m
  • Shot Put
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Javelin
  • 200m
  • 3000m

This meet follows the successful first competition of the year at the AIS where 20 Tigers did an outstanding job for their first meet of the year.

There is also an Intraclub Meet at Charnwood Athletics Field the next day from 10am – check the program for your favourite events.