Relay for Life 2017

Led brilliantly by Captain Megan Peters, the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club team at the 2017 Relay For Life did an awesome job for the second year in a row.

The UC Tigers raised $1300 for the Cancer Council annual fundraiser.

Meg ran an amazing 44km, Luke Allard did 37km, Steve Dodt clocked 23km and Michael Daly did 17km. Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the final total.

The Club is always entering teams in social runs and if you’d like to participate with the UC Tigers, simply join the Members Only Group on Facebook.

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club’s inaugural 2017 Winter Cross Country Program will be held at Lake Ginninderra starting Saturday the 1st April from 08:45am each fortnight until June.

The start and finish line will be at John Knight Memorial Park and will be held immediately after the completion of the Ginninderra Parkrun, which is a weekly 5km that starts at 8:00am. All members are encouraged to participate with Parkrun each week or as an alternative to our fortnightly Cross Country Program.

Please complete our online registration form to enter or get more information, including details on our Winter Training Groups.

Registration for the Winter Season is $20 an athlete or $50 for a family of 3 or more. On the day registration is available for $5 an athlete.

At the end of the season our Presentation Ceremony will include awards for:

  • Individual Age Champion: Male and Female;
  • Overall Top Point Scorer; and
  • Club House trophy

Cross Country Race Distances
The following distances will be held each fortnight:

  • 7 Years and Under: 1.5km
  • 8-9 Years: 2km
  • 10 Years: 2km
  • 11 – 13 Years: 3km
  • 14 – 15 Years: 4km
  • 16 – 17 Years: 5km (official distance is 6km)
  • 18-19 Years: 5km (official distance is 8km)
  • 20 Years and Up: 5km (official distance is 10km)

UC Ginninderra 2017 Winter Cross Country Program Dates

  • 1st April
  • 15th April
  • 29th April
  • 13th May
  • 27th May
  • 10th June
  • 24th June – Presentation Day

2017 ACT Schools Competition Dates

  • 23rd May : Tuggeranong 12U Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 24th May: ASC Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 25th May: North/Gungahlin 12U and North Region 13&O Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 30th May: Belconnen 12U Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 31st May: South Weston 12U Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 14th June: ACT 12U and 13&O Combined Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • More details

UC 2017 AACT Summer Series Points Score Champions

The University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club are the 2017 AACT Summer Series Points Score Champions. The ten team competition featuring athletes from Under 14 to Open, consists of a Male and Female, Age Group and Overall Champion Pointscore.

The Tigers finished overall Champions for:

  • Open Men;
  • Open Women;
  • Open (Combined);

Ginninderra also placed second overall in the Under 14 Men, Under 14 Women and Under 14 (Combined).

There was strong representation across every age group in the club’s only second year of returning to AACT Competition and shows that there is a bright future for the sport in Canberra with a strong club competition.

Masters Records to be ratified

On the completion of the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships, the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will release ratified Club Records for Masters aged athletes.

Masters athletics at the UC Tigers offer a variety of competitive and fitness opportunities in track & field, long distance running, and race walking. Competitions generally take place in 5-year age divisions. Age divisions begin at age 30 as follows:

  • 30-34 years
  • 35-39 years
  • 40-44 years
  • 45-49 years
  • 50-54 years
  • 55-59 years
  • 60-64 years
  • 65-69 years

Athletes can make an Application for a Club Record on the website.

The UC Tigers will publish records for competitions held in Stadiums, Cross Country, Road and at our Home Ground at Charnwood Athletics Field (“the Charnies”).

2017 SUMMERofATHS Grand Prix

The AIS hosted 41 Rio 2016 Olympians and Paralympians as well as 11 starters from Coles Nitro Athletics Melbourne at the 2017 SUMMERofATHS Grand Prix on Saturday.

The two day competition, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March, is the penultimate hit-out for Australia’s best athletes ahead of the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships, which double as the Selection Trial for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships and World Para-Athletics Championships.

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club rolled out is own super stars of the sport with Matt Walters (400m), Kathryn Ross (Shot Put, Discus), Cameron Crombie (Shot Put), Sarah Blizzard (100m), Steve Hocking (400m), Melissa Breen (100m, 200m), Chris Hamer (5000m), Jordan Gusman (5000m), Joshua Johnson (5000m), Jessica Penney (Long Jump) and Angus Gould (Long Jump).

Jordan Gusman contested his first ever 5000m National Race on the Track and came away with the Silver Medal in 13:48.56.

Team Telford and Jordan’s training partners Chris Hamer (7th – 14:15.25) and Joshua Johnson (5th – 14:14.21) ran Nationals qualifying performances in their top ten finishes in the 5000m.

Matt Walters broke the U20M 400m Club Record running in the 400m “B” Final. Matt’s time of 49.81s smashed the former record (50.1s) by Richard George from 1993.

Steve Hocking (51.69) ran a season best in the 400m in a time that would have won him the Gold medal at the recent Athletics ACT Championships and an automatic qualifier for Nationals.

Mel Breen has continued her strong start to the competitive season with a silver medal in the 100m finishing with 11.47s from Oceania Champion Toea Wisil.

Sarah Blizzard came third in the “B” Final clocking 12.02s which would have given her 9th in the A Race. Mel backs up on Sunday in the 200m.

Kathryn Ross won the seated Discus (14.41m) and came second in the seated Shot Put (4.76m) in the lead up to her first Nationals since starting the sport this season.

Cameron Crombie, Kathryn’s training partner, won the Ambulant Shot Put event with a 14.61m effort which is just 5cm shy of his Australian and Oceania Records (F38).

The program also featured an Athletics ACT pre-meet where a number of the Club’s athletes participated including Mel and Sarah before their finals in the evening.

Ken Telfer is on the rise towards the AMA Nationals in Darwin with a very impressive 12.48s in the 100m. Ken’s times have been improving across the season and he’s looking to peak just in time for Nationals in June.

Gabby Slattery racing the best in the country including ten mates Mel and Sarah in the Women’s 100m finished in 14.24s which is narrowly outside her PB by 0.08s.

Annika Wise showed she’s in good form with another solid 800m time of 2:23.28 ahead of her debut in that event at Nationals in a fortnight’s time.