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.
Michael Daly has run a 3:20 PB at the 2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon to clock 2:30:22. Michael was joined by Club Record Holder Marnie Ponton who stopped the clock at 2:40:30.
Not to be outdone was Rory O’Sullivan who also did a PB in the GCM17 10km event where he managed to break the 40min barrier with an impressive 39:10 for the 10k.
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.
Korey Summers who as a 2012 participant of the Indigenous Marathon Project, had to endure the disappointment of the New York Marathon cancellation before backing up and running the Tokyo Marathon in a new IMF Record (3:08:51), has joined the University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club.
Korey trains with Dick Telford’s UC John Landy Endurance Talent Squad along with fellow Tigers Chris Hamer, Reece Edwards, Michael Daly, Sarah McRae and Joshua Johnson.
Korey has represented two states at the Australian half-marathon championships including his native NT and most recently the ACT.
The Tigers younger distance runners are very excited to be competing with, learning from and being inspired by so many talented endurance athletes such as Korey who continues to do the same for all the athletes from his home town of Alice Springs.
UC’s Reece Edwards is hoping to head to Melbourne on the 16th of October for the Australian Marathon Championship.
The grand finale of Athletics Australia’s Out-Of-Stadium Championships schedule will be held in conjunction with the Medibank Melbourne Marathon as it returns to Victoria for the first time since 2014.
Reece has been in great form in recent time with a 1:13.42 for the Weston Creek Half Marathon (finishing 2nd in 2015), running 2:40.56 for the Macleay River Marathon in 2014 (placing 1st overall), and winning the Gungahlin Gallop 30km event on the 17th of July this year in 2:14.58. Earlier in March this year Reece clocked an impressive 1:16.07 for the Mallacoota Half Marathon in Victoria.
The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is excited to see one of its members tackle the toughest courses and events in Australia. Fantastic to see UC nurture more endurance running talent including Masaya Kajitani who ran in this year’s Canberra Times Marathon.
With Erwin and Sarah McRae available to mentor senior distance runners at the Club the likes of Reece, Masaya, Rory, Sophie, Maddie and Lauren, as well as our young and up & coming distance runners Daniel, Connor, Kael, Bec, Angie, Hannah, Annika, Nicola, Meg, Rebecca, Ruth, Jacob, James, Elijah and Andrew, have plenty of company the next time they head out for a run.