Alex appointed to Board of Directors

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is pleased to announce that UC Tiger athlete Alex van der Meer Simo has accepted a role as a Director on the Board of Athletics ACT.

Alex who is a talented endurance athlete in his own right, with a 2:22 (Marathon) and 1:08 (Half-Marathon), has previously held the role of Participation and Development Officer with AACT as well as a similar role with Athletics NT.

Alex has also had successful international stints coaching in Laos and Peru in recent years. Alex will also be the new Chair of the AACT Selection Committee. In his spare time Alex trains with Team Telford.

13 May Time Trial a real hit

The first 2017 UC Ginninderra Athletics Club’s Winter Time Trial training session was a real hit. Many athletes got their first taste of a fast paced training session at the AIS under the guidance of Head Coach Steve Dodt.

Many of those who took part in the hour long session managed new Personal Bests, including some very fast performances by Rebecca Guest and Austin Tetteh in the 300m, Jeremy Maranan and Jessica Hynes in the 150m, as well as Martin Ting and Helen Pretorius in the 60m.

Everyone is looking good for the next Winter Cross Country run at UC on the 27th May and the Winter Time and Distance Trial on the 10th of June.

There is also a Winter High Noon Meet on the 21st of May at the AIS featuring the ACT 10,000m Championships.

2017 UC Sport Winter Time Trials

Sadjad leads the way on new course records

A big weekend of Cross Country results for the UC Tigers kicked off with the fortnightly Lake Ginninderra / UC Course starting at John Knight Memorial Park. Some super fast performances with almost everyone recording a PB since their last run.  A few course records were also broken including Lucas (1.5km), Jacob (2km), Andrew (3km) and Sadjad’s (5km) fine efforts.

  1. Lucas Davill (1.5km) – 6:03
  2. Surendra Kam Yogewaran (1.5km) – 7:07
  3. Jacob Eaton (2km) – 8:15
  4. Imogen Foster (1.5km) – 9:11
  5. Chloe Foster (1.5km) – 9:12
  6. Erik Greenberg (1.5km) – 9:32
  7. Daisy X (1.5km) – 11:00
  8. Michael Woods (1.5km) – 11:14
  9. Harrison Morgan (2km) – 11:45
  10. Charlotte Morgan (2km) – 11:46
  11. Andrew Camp Liddiard (3km) – 15:21
  12. Satya Yogewaran (3km) – 17:31
  13. Sadjad Soltanzadeh (5km) – 20:46
  14. Yiorgas Sbirakos (5km) – 20:53
  15. James Watkins (5km) – 25:12

Jacob Eaton (3km) backed up on the Sunday at the RUN_ACT’s Winter Series Cross Country race running third in 11:58. Andrew Camp Liddiard ran in the 1km event taking out first place in 4:12. More results will be posted once they are released by Athletics ACT.

Weekend long Cross Country on Lake G

Weekend long Cross Country on Lake G

This weekend, UC Ginninderra Athletics Club’s next Cross Country event gets underway on Saturday the 13th May from 8:45am and is finished by 9:15am on the shores of Lake Ginninderra near the Waterfall at John Knight Memorial Park.

There are distances for everyone, Mums, Dads, Kids and running buddies alike, from 1.5km to 5km. Online registration is encouraged but on the day is also ok.

UC Cross Country Course, 1.5 to 5km Course

Also on Saturday is UC’s monthly Time and Distance Trial training session at the AIS from 10:00am. This is available for any Ginninderra Athlete from 11 years and up, looking to get involved in some winter season Track and Field action and coaching. The focus this weekend will be sprints and middle distance. Entry is via a free training ticket provided by the Club at the AIS Track Gate to all members who wear uniform.

On Sunday the 14th of May from 3pm, also on Lake Ginninderra near Macdermott Place is the second of the Run_ACT Winter Series Cross Country for Junior Athletes from 5-12 years.

This is a club team event and the Tigers (big and small) are encouraged to me along (it is free to members) to represent the Club with Pride and help us earn some crucial team points for participating.

This is the only Belconnen leg of the RUN_ACT Winter series so get along after Mother’s Day festivities for a run.

Run_ACT Cross Country Course, Lake Ginninderra

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

2017 UC Sport Winter Time Trials