Category Archives: Senior Athletics

Special General Meeting – Constitution and Merger with Ginninderra Little Aths

The Committees of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre and the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club have recently met to discuss the merger of the two clubs into a single Ginninderra Athletics.

Among the outcomes was a review of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre Inc Constitution – which has not been updated in over a decade.

Over the next two weeks, consultation with the Clubs’ membership will be undertaken.  Below are links to both the old and new (joint), recommended Constitution.  A summary paper of the key changes is also listed, along with the full 2018 version of the Constitution for reference.

Key dates to be aware of:

  • Consultation period:                      19 May 2018 – 30 June 2018
  • Special General Meeting:             10:00am Registration, 10:10am Start on Saturday, 7th July 2018

Please provide any feedback in e-mail to president@ginninderra.com by 12 noon the 30th June 2018.

Running with the Tigers – Week 4

This week was another enjoyable and amazing run with tigers. To start this week off, there was the routinely FAST session on the Tuesday night which involved completing repeated sprints. We performed 10 sprints over 100m with the intensity in the form of meeting between two times. My times for this activity was between 13.5 and 14.5 seconds which is a big margin to fit between. However, this proved challenging when reaching the last 3 sprints of the session as this is where either oxygen deprivation hits you or a build of lactic results in the legs locking up. As you could imagine it was very hard to move after finishing this session with even the cooldown lap around the track proving to be difficult for myself. Despite this, this was an awesome session and was important in teaching the athletes about judging ones’ speed and adjusting race pace to meet a certain intensity. As well as this, I learnt that it was important to be explosive at the start of the sprint in order to level out into a comfortable pace towards the end and this proved to be very helpful message to take on board when 6-7 sprints in.

The next two training session were most likely the hardest sessions I have done so far. These included completing five 200m sprints in the form of team relays and pyramid hill sprints at the Governor Generals House. Both were designed to push the limits of an athlete and to solidify the notion of technique being key when running. Not only this but when you are fatigued the arms drive the legs so long as your arms are moving then your legs will also move as a result. From a coaching point of view, I learnt many things throughout this week’s lot of sessions like grouping the athletes in terms of training age and similar physical abilities. I also learnt that our job as coaches isn’t just about teaching the athlete the correct techniques and lead them through the different session activities but to also motivate the athlete. Our job is to push the athlete above and beyond, so they are able to reach new heights within their athletic career. This statement really sat with me and is one of the important lessons I have learnt throughout this internship.

Not only were there sessions with Steve this week but we also had the Tiger Cubs session held on Saturday mornings. This week was the first week where Alex and I were able to implement a program that we had written focusing on run and jump. The weather wasn’t the best, but everyone seemed to have a whole bunch of fun in the cold both parents and kids. It was awesome to see so many talented kids getting involved and enjoying all the activities that we had offered them. It was amazing to see the initiative of the junior coaches who helped out on the day as well and to see that they were really taking charge and making each station their own. With that being said I would like to say thankyou to all of the junior coaches who helped out, you guys are awesome and to the parents and kids who stuck it out through the cold and rain.

Another week finished and another amazing time spent running with tigers.

Jordan Green

Ready, Set, Nat – Week 1

Hello, my name is Natasja Vasta and I’m currently in my final year of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra. As part of degree I required to participate in an internship within the sporting industry. This so, I gain practical skills within the industry and this will prepare me for graduation and for the work force. UC Ginninderra Athletics Club was happy to take me under their wing with this new life experience. Thank you, Steve and the team, for this amazing experience.

To start of my journey with GAC, I had an initial meeting with Steve where he summarised what GAC had to offer me, both personal and professionally. For my first session of the winter season, I assisted with the Cross Country with Brian Daly and Steve. This event was at Charnwood athletic field, we started the session with a small basic warm-up, before they started their run. There was a group of 18 participates which had a choose of distance they would like to run, 1.9km, 3.7km or 5.6km. Only the 2 boys dared to run the 5.6km, they ran it under 40 minutes. The overall afternoon was fun and an amazing experience for me.

For my second session of the winter season, I assisted Steve with the Winter Season Track and Field day starting bright and early on Saturday the 5thof May. As the team knew I was excited to work with young athletes, I was involved with 9 and older ago group with Steve. The group was jam-packed with energy and was ready to run around. This made me more excited and less nerves as the day went on. This morning session was very eye opening and I can’t wait for what next session has to offer.

I was very lucky to be involved with three different session this week, the last session was also with Steve at Stromlo Forest Park with the FAST group. For this session I didn’t really know what Steve wanted from me. However, I soon worked out what it was, this session was the hardest of the three. Steve wanted us to have an understanding of what we were teaching the athletes. Which meant we had to run the 500m loop with the athletes, the idea involving with this session was to build and improve the athlete’s endurance levels. There was one key tip that I took from this training, which was that technique is important and that the movement of your upper body and arm will aid your knees when you are exhausted. This session was by far the hardest, however it was also my favourite out of the three sessions.

Thank you again Steve and the team for this amazing week of learning. I’m looking forward for what next week hold for me. Thanks

Natasja Vasta

Winter is coming

Ginninderra Athletics is coming to Winter and we are offering a new, exciting training and fitness activities for athletes of all ages starting in May 2018 under the qualified supervision of our Interns from the University of Canberra as well as experienced Coaches and Senior Athletes.

Come and enjoy in the warm and welcoming community atmosphere at the Ginninderra track at Charnwood. There are new friendships to be made, different activities to try and coaches to help develop your skills, fitness, balance and strength. There are opportunities for both individual and team pursuits. It is a place where boys and girls from as young as 3 to Masters Athletes to enjoy, have fun, connect, grow, learn, laugh and develop.

Through the enjoyment of our Winter program each and every individual will have the opportunity to feel a club that prides itself on belonging and inclusion, encourages and emphasises fun, family, development and fitness and supports each person to be the best they can be.

Cost

Tiny Tots is $80 for both terms and Tiger Cubs to Under 24s is $100. Cross Country is free to all registered members.

Masters Athletes aged 25 years and older can participate for just $10 for the entire Winter Program thanks to the support of UC Life. Do as much or as little as you like. All activities will be age and skill appropriate with people of a similar level and fitness.

Registration is now open

Returning Athlete registration

For Athletes who have a ResultsHQ Login, please sign up and register by using the Nomination process on ResultsHQ. Please read the Nomination Step by Step Guide for help.

New Athlete registration

If you do not have a ResultsHQ Login you should sign up and register using this method. Read the Online Registration – Step by Step Guide for assistance with the System.

When and Where?

Activities will be hosted on Wednesday afternoons (Tiny Tots and Cross Country) and Saturday mornings (ALL ages athletics – Tiny Tots (3-5 years), Tiger Cubs (6-8 years), Winter Track and Field – 9 years to Masters).

Athletics ACT events including High Noon and Run_ACT will also be run concurrently on a Sunday – see dates below for more details.

Winter Season Track and Field – Charnwood Athletics Field – Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am

  • 5th May
  • 12th May
  • 19th May
  • 26th May
  • 2nd June
  • 9th June
  • 16th June
  • 23rd June
  • 30th June
  • 28th July
  • 4th August
  • 11th August
  • 18th August
  • 25th August
  • 1st September

Winter Cross Country – Wednesdays 4:45pm to 5:30pm

  • 2nd May (Charnwood)
  • 9th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 16th May (The Pinnacle)
  • 23rd May (Charnwood)
  • 30th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 6th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 13th June (Charnwood)
  • 20th June (Mt Rogers)
  • 27th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 25th July (Charnwood)
  • 1st August (Mt Rogers)
  • 8th August (The Pinnacle)
  • 15th August (Charnwood)
  • 22nd August (Mt Rogers)

High Noon (AIS Athletics Track) – Twelves years and up – Sundays 12:00pm

  • 6th May
  • 20th May
  • 17th June
  • 7th July (TBC)
  • 22nd July
  • 5th August
  • 2nd September
  • 16th September

Run_ACT Senior Series – Over 12 – Saturdays

  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 9th September

Run_ACT Junior Series – Under 12 – Sundays

  • 29th April – Menindee Drive, Lake Burley Griffin
  • 13th May – Lake Ginninderra
  • 27th May – Fadden Pines
  • 3rd June – Lake Ginninderra
  • 23rd June – Stromlo – Age Handicap
  • 30th June – ACT LA XC Champs – Stromlo

 

 

 

Special General Meeting

As advised to members this evening, the Committee of the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club have called for a Special General Meeting on the 2nd of June 2018 at 12 noon to discuss changes to the Constitution to allow a merger with Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre.

The desire for both Committees os for next summer the Club will have a single constitution covering our youngest to oldest members all under the banner of the Ginninderra Athletics. There will be one registration with one club covering all aspects of the sport and membership.