With the AIS Athletics Track being closed, the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is offering all athletes aged 12-years to Masters the chance to participate in the only grassroots competition in North Canberra for senior athletes this year. The Tigers are based in Belconnen on Ginninderra Drive.
There is free Club training sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Charnwood Athletics Field from IAAF and Athletics Australia accredited Coaches in all event disciplines. Entry to the Track is paid by the Club through the generosity of our sponsors.
Members of the ACT Secondary Schools Track and Field team are most welcome to Come & Try with us.
Little Athletes (Under 12 to Under 17) can join the UC Tigers for free and wear their Little As uniform when competing. Older athletes have the biggest choice of registrations from grassroots social memberships to a full membership with AACT. The Club uniform is the best value in town at $25.
All registered members can choose to participate in the red track Meets being held in Woden near the Canberra Hospital while the AIS is closed too.
With the AIS Athletics Track undergoing some repairs from September 25th to October 23rd. There will be no access during this period. Once the AIS facility reopens on the 24th, the infield, along with lanes 1 and 2, will continue to be closed to the public.
Charnwood Athletics Field in Belconnen will be open daily to the public with access to UC Ginninderra Athletics Club equipment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Entry to Club Sessions is by gold coin donation and there is plenty of room for everybody whole the AIS infield gets a facelift.
The Woden Athletics Facility will be open for public training from 25th September through to end of March 2018. There is only limited public access:
- Monday – 4:30pm to 6:00pm
- Tuesday – 4:30pm to 6:00pm
- Thursday – 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The cost of entry to Woden is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for concession which must be paid in cash.
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”).
The Summer Series really heated up on the weekend with temperatures above 40 degrees causing a delay in the start of events. But when the action got underway there were Season Bests to Mel Breen and Holley Abbey as well as Personal Bests to Charlotte Rauraa and Stephen Fraser in the Hammer – both performances are qualifiers for Junior Nationals.
Saturday was not a huge turnout with only 5 athletes competing due to the heatwave and many athletes resting before the ACT Championships this coming weekend. Ken Telfer had a good return in the 100m running his fastest all year.
Meanwhile Jordan Gusman’s 1500m time in Sydney has him now ranked Number 1 in the World in the event. We wish Jordan every success at staying there for as long as possible as the new year gets underway.