Category Archives: Fun Runs

2017 Lenora Golden Gift Results

The Lenora Golden Gift features the iconic Elite Mile, Australia’s richest mile running race along the dusty main street of Leonora. Along with athletics events for the whole family, concerts, fireworks, kids entertainment and activities, a racing carnival complete with fashions on the field, markets and loads more, the 2017 Golden Gift was the best ever!

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club was well represented with Jordan Gusman taking out the Mens Elite Mile Final in a time of 4:03.21. Jordan’s win helped him take home the $6000 Cash prize for first.

Lenora is located 234km from Kalgoorlie, it has a rich outback history and heritage, from the old world grandeur of the legendary State Hotel, to the simple charm of iron and hessian miners’ cottages in the eerie gold rush ghost town of neighboring Gwalia.

Easter Cross Country Results

A small patch of fog greeted the entrants to the Easter 2017 Winter Cross Country event held at the University of Canberra.

It was the perfect way for the whole family to celebrate Easter, by being active and taking part in the cross country season with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club. Each runner was awarded an Easter egg as they passed the finish line.

The Cross Country course starts and finishes at the idyllic Waterfall on Lake Ginninderra. The route loops itself in a figure eight around John Knight Memorial Park and the UC Bushland near Ressies with good views of the Roos of UC.

There are many undulating sections with grass, bike path, the odd muddy dirt trail and some small water jumps to enjoy along the 1.5km, 2km, 3km, 4km and 5km distance of your choosing. For the older runners doing 3 to 5km the course repeats itself to double up the challenges in the second half of each route.

A huge thank you to all our Volunteers today, the Freeman Family as Track Marshals, Jarvis Family as photographers, and Megan Sharp and Ruth Riach as our Place Finishers. All photos are available on Facebook.

A big thanks also to the Easter Bunny and Olympic Marathon runner Martin Dent for helping turn around the younger runners at the 2km mark.

The official times for each runner follows:

First Name Last Name Distance Time
Ana Woods 1.5 12:24
Andrew Camp-Liddiard 3.3 16:06
Angela Riach 5 22:29
Bec Jarvis 5 21:53
Charlotte Morgen 1.8 10:07
Connor Dent 1.5 8:55
Daisy Craig 1.8 9:23
Elye Dent 1.8 7:31
Erik Greenberg 1.5 9:51
Fiona Jarvis 1.5 7:50
Harrison Morgen 1.8 11:17
Hayden Dent 1.5 7:57
Isabella Morgen 1.8 12:36
Jacob Eaton 1.8 7:19
Meg Freeman 3.3 16:07
Michael Woods 1.5 11:30
Olivia Sharp 1.8 8:18
Paul Craig 1.8 9:24
Samantha Woods 1.5 12:24
Satyendra Yogeswaran 1.8 8:24
Stephanie Kam 5 26:34
Surendra Yogeswaran 1.5 7:23

The next Cross Country run is on the 29th April 2017 starting at 8:45am at Lake Ginninderra and the first Run_ACT Winter Junior Series is on the 7th May 2017 at Stromlo Forest Park. So there won’t be any clash between Run_ACT and the UC Tigers.

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

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.

Hamer top 5 finish in Noosa Bolt

Chris Hamer who trains in the UC John Landy Talent squad has finished a close 4th in the Noosa Bolt 5km event yesterday. The ASICS Bolt is Australia’s premier 5km road race attracting Australia’s best middle distance runners over an exciting, flat multi-lap course.

The huge crowd support and a fantastic atmosphere along the Noosa Parade enjoyed an electric finish with only 7 seconds separating the top 4 athletes in a very tight sprint finish for the line.

Chris who represented Australia at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is in red hot form coming off an earlier top 4 position at the Burnie Ten last weekend.