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
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.
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.
On the completion of the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships, the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will release ratified Club Records for Masters aged athletes.
Masters athletics at the UC Tigers offer a variety of competitive and fitness opportunities in track & field, long distance running, and race walking. Competitions generally take place in 5-year age divisions. Age divisions begin at age 30 as follows:
- 30-34 years
- 35-39 years
- 40-44 years
- 45-49 years
- 50-54 years
- 55-59 years
- 60-64 years
- 65-69 years
Athletes can make an Application for a Club Record on the website.
The UC Tigers will publish records for competitions held in Stadiums, Cross Country, Road and at our Home Ground at Charnwood Athletics Field (“the Charnies”).
Already this season, UC Ginninderra’s Endurance Athletes lead by Team Telford have been carving their own piece of history by breaking several long standing records in the Club.
Chris Hamer’s time in the the Zatopek:10 was a new Club Record beating Jim Tuckey’s 31:54 set in 1992. A time that Joshua Johnson also surpassed which is a great result for both athletes.
Chris’ top 5 finish in the Noosa Bolt was another Club Record for a 5000m Road Race, stopping the clock in 14:23.00. Chris also broke the Cross Country 10,000m record in his recent 5th placing (30:09.00) at the Australian World Cross Country Selection Trials in January.
Lilian Anderson also broke the Women’s Record at the Australian World Cross Country Selection Trials at Stromlo finishing in 39:00.00.
Joshua Johnson with his silver medal at the NSW State 3000m Champs, broke the 8-minute barrier in what was a new Club Record of 7:57.99, beating Rod Higgins 1993 best of 8:12.91. Rod represented Australia internationally three times at IAAF events from 1991 to 1992. Joshua’s 6th place in the Mitchell Street Mile in Darwin was also a new 1600m Road Record for the Tigers in 4:13.00.
These records are in addition to the following feats at last weekend’s Summer Series where a number of endurance records were broken in the ACT 3000m and 5000m State Championships:
- Brendon Reading’s 3000m (2001) to James Lemon 10:09.11;
- Anne Southgate’s 3000m (2002) to Annika Wise 11:00.49;
Both Anne and Brendon went on to represent Australia at international competition. All bodes well for a promising future for Annika and James.