CF Warrior wins National XC Silver Medal

UC Ginninderra Athlete Angela Riach has won her first National Championship medal in the U18W 4000m Cross Country Team Event. Angela’s team finished second to Victoria and beat the fast finishing NSW and QLD for third and fourth respectively. Angela’s time of 16:45 was also a PB.

What makes Angela’s performance even more satisfying is that she suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) which is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. There are more than 1,700 known mutations of the disease. More than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis in Australia (more than 70,000 worldwide). Breakthrough treatments have added years to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Today the median predicted survival age is close to 40. This is a dramatic improvement from the 1950s, when a child with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today even the healthiest CF Sufferer can spend 5-6 times a year in hospital receiving treatment. While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short.

Angela is a truely inspirational CF Warrior who has represented the ACT now at Australian All Schools, Junior Track & Field Nationals and Cross Country Nationals in Steeplechase, the 3000m and now an Australian Silver Medalist.

The Tigers were well represented on the weekend in Wollongong with ten finalists. The final results wrap up follows:

  • James Lemon finished 12th in the 3000m U14M in a new Club Record time of 10:11;
  • Hayden Todd competing for the first time in the U14s also ran a new PB of 10:58;
  • Ginninderra Little Athlete Hannah Cadden finished 6th in the U16W 4000m;
  • Fellow “Little A” Layla Rowntree ran 15:43 in the same race;
  • Annika Wise clocked 16:06 in her final;
  • Jacob Davill stopped the clock in 13:23 in his U16M Final, 28th overall and 6th in his actual age and a new Club Record;
  • Jacob Todd was there beside Jacob running a brisk 14:07 for 4000m also bettering the previous club record;
  • Jordan King’s 6000m U18M final was a tough battle and his time of 23:12 is also a new Club Record;
  • Michael Daly’s Open Men’s 10000m effort of 33:13 (20th) was only just 7s faster than his Tiger team mate Joshua Johnson who finished in 33:20 (22nd); and
  • Mitchell Braithwaite finished 28th in the U23 8000m final in a new Club Record of 27:35.

Competing alongside their Cross Country team mates, the ACT Race Walkers were also in Wollongong for the 2017 Road Walk Championships.  UC Tiger Sidney Shaw competing in her second consecutive National Championship was just outside her Club Record in the 3000m Road Walk where she stopped the clock in 17:56 and came 10th overall.

Sidney’s upcoming Race Walk team mate Andrew Camp-Liddiard competing in his first National Race Walk Championship came 7th overall in 12:21. Andrew has been a member of Ginninderra Athletics for over 6 seasons and has represented the Tigers and the ACT in Primary School Track and Field Championships as well. Andrew like Angela also won a silver medal at the Champs in the Team event.

A full wrap up of the Race Walk Championships follows:

  • Ginninderra Little Athlete Harry Baker came 9th in the U12M 2000m Walk in 13:28;
  • Harry’s brother Mitchell who is a GLAC Club Record Holder and multiple National Medalist collected his newest medal a bronze in the U18M 10,000m final finishing in 47:52;
  • Ella Baker, the third sibling competing at these Championships, finished 7th as well in 12:48 in the 2000m U12W final;
  • Club Record Holder and Olympian Brendon Reading finished 3rd in the Open Men 20,000m final;

Congratulations to all the Ginninderra and ACT Athletes who competed at both championships on the weekend.

Thirteen Tigers all set for Wollongong XC Nationals

 

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An initial order with our supplier has been placed and Athletes are encouraged to pre-order now. The Tights will be available to pick-up at the end of September 2017.

If the number of subsequent pre-orders requires a second batch from the supplier this will arrive by mid October (in time for the start of the season). Tights will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

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Sidney on her way to the Australian Road Walking Championships

Congratulations to Sydney Shaw who has been selected to represent Athletics ACT at the Australian Road Walking Championships at the Innovation Campus, University of North Wollongong on Sunday 27 August 2017. Sidney will be competing for the ACT in the Girls Under 14 – 3 kilometre Race Walk event.

The 2017 Australian Winter Race Walking Championships ensure a bumper weekend of athletics in Wollongong (NSW), with the 2017 Australian Cross Country Championships to be held the day before.

This will be Sidney’s second national championships where she hopes to improve on her time and performance at last year’s event. Sidney is in fantastic form as she has recently bettered her own Club Record in the 3000m Walk and set the U14 5000m Walk Record.

Sidney was also recognised today as a recipient of the Local Sporting Champions program which is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

Thirteen Tigers all set for Wollongong XC Nationals

 

Mitch jumps past Triple Record

On the 1st of July Mitchall Anderson broke Jordan Reis’ long standing Triple Jump Record in the U16 Men. The record set in 2001/02 was 11.63m and Mitch’s best performance at the Winter High Noon Meet was 12.30m. Jordan who was a very talented Hurdler still holds three ACT Records.

Mitch hasn’t been the only athlete breaking new ground over Winter with Jordan Gusman breaking his own Open Men 1500m Club Record (3:43.05) with a best of 3:37.97 at the Huelva Meet in Spain on 14th June. Jordan’s time is also an unofficial ACT Record breaking Pat Carroll’s All Comers record (3:39.03) and Corey Tucker’s ACT Resident record (3:38.42). The time has Jordan knocking on the world’s top 100 1500m Runners and places him as the 5th fastest Aussie this year.

Coincidentally Pat Carroll who represented Australia in the Marathon only slightly has a better mark than Club Record Holder Rod Higgins in the Marathon set in 1993 of 2:17:00. Rod also has Club Records in the Half Marathon of 1:04:22.0 and the 15km of 44:33.0 respectively.

Inaugural Sport and Exercise Science Internship Program

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will offer a Sport and Exercise Science Internship Program from September 2017 to March 2018.

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club Internship Program provides an opportunity for individuals who express an interest in exploring career opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning, sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports medicine or sports marketing to gain insight and on-the-job learning in a variety of areas within Athletics (track and field).

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club are leaders in innovation, development and inclusiveness. In 2016 the club won the inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Canberra’s top athletes and teams, while also recognising those behind-the-scenes special contributors that make our local sporting community so great.

In addition the Club President, Steven Dodt won the inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Outstanding Service to Sport. Steven is not only the visionary and motivator of the club he is also a highly accredited Level 3 IAAF Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Athletics Coach and is a Course Facilitator with Athletics Australia. Steven will be leading and mentoring students participating in this internship.

The Club provides leadership, vision, development and opportunities for participation for athletes, from the grass roots level to the masters level.

Interning with UCGAC will provide you with a first class family-athlete experience, serve as a source of pride for the UC and community, and cultivate UC graduates who excel as leaders.

You will observe and even help assist in the training of athletes at the youth (from 3 years), primary, high school, university and masters levels.

On completion of your internship UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will gladly provide references and referrals for positive experiences

Interning at UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will provide interns with opportunities to establish yourself as a contributor to the field of sports science through blog writing, which is syndicated across multiple social media channels.

Applications must be submitted to Sandy Daley, 12C3a.

For further information regarding applications:

Sandy Daley
Convenor Sports Internships
12C3a
sandy.daley@canberra.edu.au