- This page will eventually be moved to Tuggie Athlete #75, #76 etc (a work in progress).
- Fadden Pines starts on Sunday 3 May!
SCT's Fadden Pines Schools' Cross Country season commences on 3 May, featuring an extended season finishing 2 weeks after the City to Surf. Competition won't be held on 'Athletics ACT Winter Series' days, but children are invited to run those events, one of which will be held at Fadden Pines. Further information about Fadden Pines is available here.
- NEW ACT Athletics Winter Series!
Athletics ACT is launching a new club based winter running series this weekend - the RunACT series. All runners will be assigned to a club team and there is a club pointscore at the end of the 6 race series.
The first run is at Stromlo Forest Park - starting at 10:45am - and all the races are handicapped so everyone has a chance to win. We want as many SCT athletes there as possible so we can take our the season prize and demonstrate we are the best and most fun club in Canberra! Look out for our banners when you get there.
Full details, including a link to the registration page, are on the Athletics ACT website. It is free for primary school students, so bring as many as you can find!!.
- Beautiful morning for SCT's Annual Christmas Turkey Run!
South Canberra Tuggeranong Athletics Club's Christmas Turkey Run was held today, Sunday 14 December 2014, at the Fadden Pines Picnic Area. The 2-lap course of a little over 4 kilometres was completed by an enthusiastic crowd of runners, walkers and families.
The club was pleased to have as guest starter for the event, Andrew Wall MLA. Unlike a normal fun run in which first across the line is the winner, prizes were awarded to entrants who most closely estimated their finish time prior to the start. No watches were allowed to be worn! Or GPS devices for that matter!
The major lucky draw prize of a 'Christmas Turkey' went to a 6 year old - Sebastian Young. First prize was a $150 Runners Shop gift voucher which was won by Peter Daley, just 0.02 seconds faster than his estimated finishing time! A further five Runners Shop vouchers were presented, with Chris Gammon 'lucky last', just 14.17 seconds away from a perfect guess (Peter Hosking was a member of the organising committee).
Entrants were able to complete either one or two laps of the 2.121 kilometre course, with Sebastian Young's time for one lap doubled to produce an estimated 4.242k time. Fastest 'full course' runners on the day were Nick Walshe, Peter Hosking and Rohan Hosking. Thanks all for attending and we hope to see you next year.
|Sebastian C Young
- Commonwealth Bronze for Kelsey-Lee Roberts!
No doubt everyone was up at the crack of dawn this morning (31 July), tuning in to Channel Ten to watch Kelsey-Lee Roberts compete in the Javelin at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In an exciting competition Kelsey-Lee won the bronze medal! Here is an edited version of the Athletics Australia report:
Kim Mickle (WA) has won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games women's javelin final and fellow Australian Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT) has claimed bronze in the same event in a memorable evening session of Day Four of the athletics at Hampden Park in Glasgow (SCO).
Mickle, the 2013 IAAF World Championships silver medallist and a favourite for gold, made her intentions clear right from the outset. Her very first throw of the competition broke the Commonwealth Games women's javelin record as it landed at 62.97m. The record didn't last long however as she then broke it with her second throw of the competition which went even further. Her second attempt reached 65.96m, a distance that no one else in the event could match.
"I've dreamed of this moment - well literally I've visualized it - for the last month," said a delighted Mickle after the medal ceremony. "Every single night I've pictured myself on top of the dais. So I was just saying before I hope I don't wake up in ten minutes... and it was another dream. It was the way I scripted it in my head, though for it to actually happen the way I felt it should is pretty sweet."
When asked about her first record-breaking throws Mickle said "That was a case of 'make sure you get one out' and nice and comfortable. The second one, once I knew that (first one) was out, that's when I unleashed."
The battle for the silver and bronze medals was intense with the third Australian in the event, Kathryn Mitchell (Vic), sitting in position to stand on the dais until the very final round. It was then however that Roberts unleashed her best throw of the competition of 62.95m to leapfrog both Mitchell and South African Sunette Viljoen into second place. Viljoen responded however with a throw of 63.19m of her own to snatch silver ahead of Roberts and consign Mitchell to fourth place despite her best of 62.59m.
"Coming In of course I always want to come in and throw a PB (but) winning the bronze medal, that was always the goal," Roberts said. "This whole experience was all about learning as much as I can so I am better prepared for next time. It was actually a very close competition for the minor medals. Sunette came out and overtook me. I tried not to think about that. It's probably one of the worst things you can do is think about numbers and think about places, so I tried to put that out of my mind and think about my rhythm and my timing. Just getting down the runway and executing a good throw, which I managed to do."
- SCT June Email Update:
Just an update on the recent SCT AGM.
First of all, congratulations to Garry Hosking and Geoff Monro who were both awarded life membership of the club, in recognition of their long term commitments! Garry has been a member of the club and coach for over 30 years, and first joined as a kid in 1963. Geoff has been a member for over 20 years and was the club president for 9 years - the equal most of anyone in our club's history.
The official positions are relatively unchanged, with Ryan Young still as president and Mike Sexton still as treasurer, but Jane McGlew has stepped down after 10 years as the Vikings representative correspondent and Peter Hosking is now in that role. Finally, Jonathan Tammen (that's me) has taken on Peter's former role as secretary.
For those of you who don't know me, I joined the club in 2010 and regularly compete in long and high jump at a state and national level. I joined the committee in January and I'm excited to be getting more involved in the club!
Reproduced below is the President's Report for the past year that was presented at the AGM.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the club, please do get in touch.
- President's Report 2013/14:
The last year has been a successful one for the club on a number of fronts. We had very strong elite
performances, numbers continue to be up in our participation events and we remain one of the
stronger clubs in the ACT. A special thanks goes to the committed Officials and volunteers from our
club who make a critical contribution to the running of all Athletics ACT events.
At the elite level, 3 SCT athletes were selected in Australian teams. Jillian Hosking competed at the World Mountain Running Championships last September. Libby Hosking competed in the World
Race Walking Cup in the Under 20 age group recently in April. She was part of the Australian team
that took home bronze for the first time ever in that event. Finally, Kelsey-Lee Roberts was selected in the Commonwealth Games team in the javelin after a break out summer of competition. She is the first SCT athlete to make the team for a major championship for a very long time.
Well done as well to all the SCT athletes who competed at national championships in the last year.
There are too many to name here but we do very well for a small club in the ACT.
Our participation focus is starting to pay some dividends. The Tuggeranong parkrun that we helped
establish and continue to support is typically getting around 200 on a Saturday morning. We will be
using this as a source of future club members as people there get more serious about their running.
Partly as a result of the parkrun, we had record numbers at the Turkey Run in December and the
winter Fadden Pines series has had the most numbers so far this year in several years.
I am also very pleased that our investment a couple of years ago in coaches is paying dividends.
Chris and Nathan McNab have started a new sprinting group based at Banks. This is attracting
runners and has produced our club open women's summer point score champion. Jonathon Tammen
has also started coaching jumps from the qualification we supported. I see building a strong group
of coaches as vital to a strong, vibrant club.
A special thank you to the dedicated committee members who keep the club humming. A special
thanks to Jane McGlew who is standing down as the Vikings Representative after 10 years in the
position. She has done a fantastic job and he effort and commitment is greatly appreciated.
Finally, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or suggestions
about the club. I am looking forward to another good year.
- Team Bronze for Libby Hosking:
News from Athletics ACT: "Libby Hosking represented Australia at the 2014 World Walking Cup U20 in Taicang, China on the 4th of May. The team of which Libby was part managed to claim the bronze medal! This is the first time that an Australian junior team had medalled at this level. Libby walked 49:21 for the 10k, a 22 second PB."
- SCT May 2014 Email Update:
Just a quick update with a few things I'd like to mention.
It's May and that means it's time for our club AGM. Please come along to the AGM to show support for South Canberra and to have your say on the direction that we take for the coming year.
Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Location: Downstairs Meeting Room, Erindale Vikings Club, 6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa ACT 2903
I am pleased to notify you that both Gary Hosking and Geoff Monro have been nominated for life membership with our club. We will be voting on this at the upcoming AGM.
The ever popular Fadden Pines series is starting again and the first race is on this Sunday at 3pm. It is a weekly series which will be running through the Winter. Cost is $30 for the season or $3 per race. Location: Fadden Pines picnic area, Bugden Avenue, Gowrie.
Racewalking World Cup
Elizabeth Hosking is representing Australia in the Under 20 Womens 10km at the Race World Cup in China on This Saturday 3 May. Elizabeth has been an athlete at our club for several years and has been quite successful as a junior in racewalking. She has recently comeback from a few years off serious competition and for her to reach this level this quickly is a great achievement.
Kelsey-Lee Roberts is representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games This July in Glasgow, Scotland. It's a fantastic achievement to make the team given the depth Australia has in Womens Javelin in recent years. You can read more about Kelsey-Lee and her journey so far in these two articles from The Canberra Times, here and here.
It's so great to see athletes from Canberra and our club reach the elite level. Best of luck to the both of you!
If you have any questions about any of the things I've mentioned above please let me know.
- Kelsey-Lee Roberts named in Commonwealth Games Team!
Wednesday 9 April:
SCT's Kelsey-Lee Roberts (javelin) was today named in Australia's team for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. She joins a team of 45 athletes including five other ACT athletes - Martin Dent (marathon), Zoe Buckman (1500m), Melissa Breen (100m), Lauren Wells (400H) and Emily Brichacek (5000m). Well done Kelsey-Lee!
- SCT February Email Update:
The ACT Athletics Championships were held over the weekend Fri 7th - Sun 9th Feb and it was a great weekend for SCT and Athletics in general. It was particularly good to see several athletes competing in their first championships, as these athletes are the future of our club. You can find full results from the championships at the link below but I'd like to mention a few standout performances from SCT athletes over the weekend:
The strongest performances of the Friday night were in the 800m with South Canberra Athletes taking out the win in 4 different age group races! Really great to see and congratulations to you all.
Bridget Reilly, 1st, U20 Womens, 2:12.66
Emily French, 3rd, U18 Womens, 2:31.74
Rohan Hosking, 1st, U14 Men, 2:25.35
Keiran Reilly, 1st, U16 Men, 2:07.32
Adrian Plummer 1st, U18 Men, 1:58.59
Keiran Reilly, 2nd, U16 Mens, 43.33m
Elizabeth Hosking, 1st, U20 Womens 500m Race Walk, 26:26.11
Jordan Bardsley, 3rd U16 Womens 3000m Race Walk, 19:24.37
Emily French, 1st, U18 Womens, 5:22.55
Rohan Hosking, 2nd, U14 Mens, 5:03.52
Keiran Reilly, 2nd, U16 Mens, 4:30.84
Brandon Bardsley, 2nd U18 Mens, 4:15.76
Nathan McNab, U18 Mens, 23.15
Kelsey-Lee Roberts Commonwealth Games A Qualifier in the Womens Javelin!
A big congratulations to Kelsey-Lee Roberts who threw a massive PB of 63.92m in the Open Women's Javelin event to dominate the competition and qualify for the Commonwealth Games later this year! It's really exciting to see someone from South Canberra performing at a world class level and especially in Canberra!
There is an article about Kelsey-Lee which was in Sundays edition of the Canberra Times which you can access online here.
Ashleigh Lawrence, 2nd, U16 Womens, 9.29m
Keiran Reilly, 1st, U16 Mens, 12.20m
Nathan McNab, 3rd, U18 Mens, 11.53
Keiran Reilly, 3rd, U16 Mens, 55.05
Adrian Plummer, 1st U18 Mens, 50.49
Hugh McKenzie, U18 Mens, 53.5
A special mention goes out to Tim D'Abrera one of the AWD athletes who competed at the weekend. Tim competed in 8 events over the weekend which is a massive effort! Congratulations Tim!
As promised, here is the link to the full results for the championships.
If you competed, coached or volunteered over the weekend and would like to provide feedback about the event or any issue you encountered over the weekend, please email me and Ryan or myself will forward it on on your behalf.
- Record Broken at SCT's Annual Turkey Run!
A 'recent' record number of runners (63 in total) completed SCT's Annual Christmas Turkey Run at Fadden Pines on Sunday 22 December. There were also a few additional potential runners being pushed in strollers. A lovely morning at this free event was enjoyed by all. SCT provided cold drinks afterwards and generous Runners Shop vouchers were presented to the first three people who estimated most closely their finish time prior to this 'no watch' run/walk. The Runners Shop also provided running socks which were presented as random draw prizes.
Turkey Run results (Distance 3.554km):
1st place was Rad Leovic who was 1.73sec off his estimated time.
2nd place went to Jeremy Markwick who was 2.90sec off.
3rd place went to Phillip Holgin who was 3.90sec off.
The frozen turkey prize from Alf's Butchery was awarded to Shirley Fegan who was closest to a random time selected prior to the event. Contratulations Shirley! See you all next year. During the presentations Ryan reminded people about the Fadden Pines Schools' Cross Country which will be starting in May. Check back for further details closer to the commencement date.
- SCT December Email Update:
Just a quick email about the Turkey Run and a little bit of general information for December.
Tuggeranong Turkey Run
Every year SCT Athletics organises a 4km Turkey run at Fadden Pines. This year's event is on this Sunday the 22nd starting at 9am. Participants must guess their finish time for the course before they race and run without a watch, the person closest to their guessed time is the winner. This is the only type of race that you can walk leisurely with your friends and still win. We have some great prizes from the Runners Shop including vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as barrell draw prizes.
Just to recap the information:
Event: 4km (approx) Turkey Run.
Location: Fadden Pines Carpark, Bugden Avenue, Fadden.
Start time: 9am (please arrive at least 15 minutes early for registration).
It would be great to see as many as you as possible down on Sunday morning to support the club at the Turkey Run.
If you have any questions please either respond to this email or call me on 0402 096 664.
The Runners Shop Sale
Every year the runners shop has a big sale in January, this year the sale has started early and is on now. There are some great savings on all leading brands of shoes and apparel. Please get down to The Runners Shop and support the local business that supports our club.
Address: 76 Dundas Court, Phillip.
Contact: 6285 3508
Last week the YMCA Runners Club had its annual Christmas Relays and we had a team in the relay. I'm told that it was a great event and our team went well. Thanks to everyone who ran or helped organise the team and timing!
I wish you all the best over Christmas and the holidays and I look forward to seeing you either this weekend at the Turkey Run or in the new year.
- Sad News:
Alan Bishop was a long standing member of South Canberra Tuggeranong over decades. He was on the committee in different positions through the years and was a coach to many, many people in Canberra.
We mentioned in a previous email that he passed away after being very ill. For those of us who knew Alan, there is a memorial service for him on this Sunday (8 December) at 11am. The location details are as follows:
Paint Box Fine Art Studio
32 Lonsdale Street
There will be an opportunity for anyone to say a few words during the memorial.
- Top Award for Kelsey-Lee Roberts:
SCT's Kelsey-Lee Roberts has won the Garry Knoke Memorial Award for Track & Field at the Annual AIS Awards presentation held last week. Congratulations Kelsey-Lee!
- Vale — Dot Mills OAM
The club has just received the following very sad news from Athletics ACT about the passing of Dot Mills:
Dot Mills OAM, Life Member of ACT Athletics and long-serving member of the Athletics Australia family passed away on Monday after a battle with cancer. Dot's cheery smile and wonderful words of advice were always welcome when she was in the officials room. She was the "motherly lady". Dot packed much into her life and her love of the sport is evidenced by the positions she held as a volunteer and the recognition she received as a result.
According to The Canberra Times her funeral will be held tomorrow, 3 October 2013, at the White Lady Chapel, 101 Nettlefold Street, Belconnen, ACT, commencing at 4pm.
Dot will be sadly missed by all in the sport of athletics.
Following is a list of Dot's activities in the sport of Athletics.
Dot Mills joined Athletics through the local club South Canberra Tuggeranong (SCT) in 1965. At that time there was no separate Athletics ACT Association and all local officials registered with Athletics New South Wales.
1965 to 1970 inc - Dot was a member of the Walks Selection Committee.
1965 to 1972 inc - Dot was the Secretary of the ACT Branch of the NSW Country Athletics Association.
1965 to 1974 inc - Dot was a member of the ACT Branch's Social Committee.
1965 to 1989 inc - Dot was a Committee Member of South Canberra Tuggeranong.
1965 to 2008 inc - Dot has officiated at all ACT Championships both summer and winter competitions.
1966 to 1975 inc - Dot acted as Manageress of ACT teams competing in NSW Country and State Championships.
1968 to 1985 inc - Dot was the registrar of South Canberra Tuggeranong club.
1968 to 1990 inc - Dot held positions as Assistant Secretary and Vice President of Athletics ACT.
1969 to 1972 inc - Dot was the Records Officer of Athletics ACT.
1972 to 2007 inc - Dot has officiated at all Athletics Australia Championships and NSW Championships and NSW Cross Country Championships.
1974 - NSW & ACT sent a women's athletics team to New Zealand Commonwealth Games and Dot was the Manageress for the team.
1976 & 1978 - Dot was appointed as Manageress for the Fiji International Games.
1977 - Dot was appointed as an Assistant Manager of Officials at the Pacific Conference Games.
1980 to 2009 inc - Dot was the Awards Officer for Athletics ACT.
1980 to 2009 inc - Dot was the Education Officer for Athletics ACT. Dot's home was used as a venue for officials to undertake their Athletic Australia grading examinations.
1982 - Dot was appointed as an official to conduct the Commonwealth Games being hosted in Brisbane. Her role was as a track umpire and marshal. Many of the uniforms supplied for the event were incorrectly sized and Dot spent many hours altering the uniforms for her fellow officials.
1985 - Dot was appointed as a timekeeper at the World Cup in Canberra.
1990 to 1992 inc - Dot was appointed as a timekeeper at the Australian Federal Police Championships.
1997 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the World Masters Games in Canberra.
2000 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the Olympic & Paralympics Games in Sydney.
2001 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the World Veterans Games in Brisbane and the Assistant Manager at the Sydney Youth Olympics in Sydney.
2005 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the Sydney Youth Olympics in Sydney.
2005 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the World INAS Games (athletes with a disability) in Canberra.
2007 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the Sydney Youth Olympics in Sydney.
2008 - Dot was appointed as the Assistant Manager of Officials at the Pacific School Games in Canberra.
1975 - Merit Award NSW Athletics
1980 - Merit Award South Canberra Tuggeranong
1982 - Merit Award Athletics ACT
1985 - Life Member South Canberra Tuggeranong
1995 - Life Member Athletics ACT
2000 - Australian Sports Medal
2001 - Chief Minister's Award for Sport and Recreation
- SCT September Email Update:
Just a quick general update.
National XC Championships
Launceston held the national cross country championships for 2013 and there were some great runs by club members. Congratulations to everyone who competed from SCT and the ACT. Some excellent performances include:
Brandon Bardsley and Adrian Plummer in the U16 Boys 4km, who came 22nd and 38th respectively. Full results can be found here: http://www.nswathletics.info/liveresults/2013/aa_cc/
Upcoming Track Season Meets
There will be 6 regular interclub meets held at the AIS track beginning on October 5th and ending on November 15 before the AIS is closed for resurfacing. ACT Athletics has been told that the track will be ready to use again in January. During the time the track is closed, ACT Athletics has organised a bus to take athletes to competitions in Albury on Nov 30 and Sydney on Dec 14. If you would like a place on the bus I recommend getting in touch with ACT Athletics soon, as it is likely that spots will fill up quickly.
On Sun 27 October the Level 1 ASC Community Coaching Training Program/ Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Program, will be held at the AIS. The course has replaced the Level 1 Athletics Coaching Course, but I understand that it is fundamentally very similar. It runs all day from 8:45-5pm. Food and drink are provided. Previously South Canberra Tuggeranong has sponsored people who are interested in becoming coaches, so if you would like to become a coach please let me know!
Sprints and Jumps Training
Coach: Chris McNab
Email: mcnabfour [AT] bigpond [DOT] com
Location: Banks Oval
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00pm
If you are interested in attending a session please contact Chris.
- SCT AGM and Annual Awards Night:
Your Annual General Meeting and Awards Night was held on Tuesday 28 May at the Erindale club of the TVRUASC. Annual reports were presented, followed by the election of the committee for 2013/2014.
Your new committee is:
President: Ryan Young
Administrator/Membership Manager: Peter Hosking
Financial Manager: Mike Sexton
Vikings Representative: Jane McGlew
Website Manager: Ewen Thompson
Public Officer: Mike Sexton
General Committee: Jim White, Trish D'Abrera, Geoff Monro, Gary Hosking, Kelly Candy.
Annual Awards were presented as follows:
WINTER CROSS-COUNTRY POINTSCORE 2012
1) Charlie Modrak
2) Geoff Monro
3) Jim White
1) John Winsbury
2) Timothy D'Arbera
3) Peter Hosking
1) Hannah Flannery
2) Jessamy Hosking
3) Betsy Anderson-Smith
1) Ashleigh Resch
2) Bridget Reilly
1) Gwyllym Young
TRACK & FIELD POINTSCORE 2012/13
1) Timothy D'Abrera
2) Stephen Sanday
3) Alex Buchanan
1) Jonathan Tammen
2) Cameron Nicholls
3) Harry Bates
1) Lachlan Baynham
2) Nathan McNab
1) Brandon Bardsley
2) Adrian Plummer
3) Hugh McKenzie
1) Leah Wheelhouse
2) Kelsey-Lee Roberts
3) Hannah Flannery
1) Natalie Tanks
1) Ashleigh Resch
1) Jordan Bardsley
In General Business, Gary Hosking suggested the idea of a perpetual trophy/award to be presented at Fadden Pines to one of the children in honour of Greg Gilbert. It was agreed that this was a good idea and the new committee would decide on how the recipient would be selected.
Kelsey-Lee Roberts suggested the idea of an SCT Facebook Page (so members could interact, find out about 'breaking' news items and other matters of interest). It was agreed that this was a great idea and Kelsey-Lee would investigate and get this under way. Stay tuned for the SCT Facebook page!
The lucky door raffle prizes were drawn. Jim White won the Martin Dent signed Australian Olympic singlet (and certificate) while Geoff Monro and Peter Hosking won Runners Shop gift vouchers.
- Winsbury finishes third in North Face 50k:
SCT's John Winsbury has placed 3rd in The North Face 50k trail ultra-marathon, held today (18th May) at Katoomba. John finished in a time of 4 hours, 35 minutes and 17 seconds — about 20 minutes behind race winner Vlad Shatrov (Ironman and 2:27 marathoner).
- Fadden Pines starts on Sunday:
SCT's Schools' Cross Country Program commences on Sunday, 5 May at Fadden Pines, Bugden Avenue, Gowrie. The first race commences at 3PM. The cost is $30 for the season (14 weeks) for the first child, $20 for the second, $10 for the third and free after that. Or you may pay weekly - $3, $2, $1 respectively. More info at www.sctathletics.com/fadpines.html. Results will be published as soon as they are sorted and checked against current records.
2013 results will be found on the sctathletics.com/fadp2013.html page.
- Funeral arrangements for Greg Gilbert:
"We invite all family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances of Greg Gilbert to attend his funeral on Tuesday 30th April 2013, at 11:00am.
The venue is St Thomas the Apostle Church, 39 Boddington Crescent, Kambah ACT 2902. A Google Maps link is availble by clicking here.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could pass this information to anyone you think would like to attend.
- Sad News:
We learned today of the passing of SCT life member and former president Greg Gilbert. From the Athletics ACT Website:
"VALE: Greg Gilbert
Athletics ACT is saddened to hear the news that Life Member Greg Gilbert passed away on April 16. Greg made a huge contribution to the sport locally and nationally as an official and holder of various positions for Athletics ACT. For many years he was the backbone of ACT athletics track and field preparation and equipment maintenance. Greg officiated at many Athletics Australia events, most recently at the Australian Athletics Championships.
Our condolences to Greg's family. Funeral arrangements will be provided here as they come to hand."
- The SCT Annual General Meeting and Awards Night:
Will be held on Tuesday, 28 May, at the Erindale Vikings Club, commencing at 8pm in the downstairs area. The committee is pleased to announce that amongst the lucky-door prizes will be a signed London Olympics team singlet from marathoner Marty Dent! Be there for a chance to win this and other prizes. The meeting is expected to go for an hour or so and your new committee for 2013/14 will be elected. Have your say!
- The Annual Vikings Sports Awards and Dinner:
SCT had a full table of 12 attendees on the night, with Hannah Flannery and Bridget Reilly nominated for awards (Hannah for 'Outstanding Achievment for a Senior Athlete' and Bridget for 'Outstanding Achievment for a Junior Athlete'). Susan Powell from the Vikings Cycling Club won the senior award for her silver medal winning performance at the London Paralympics. Jane reported that a good night was had by all and the food was excellent. New Vikings Sports Scholarships were awarded to Bridget Reilly and Jonathan Tammen. Kelsey-Lee Roberts and Angeline Blackburn are on continuing scholarships.
- The AACT AGM & Awards Night - Friday May 3:
"Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Athletics ACT will be held on Friday May 3, 2013 at the Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda St, Woden beginning at 6.00pm.
AACT will be looking to fill various committees at the AGM, including the track and field competition, selection, officials and technical committees for the 2013/2014 season.
This will be followed by the Annual Awards Presentation at 7.30pm. Members, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, family and supporters are welcome to attend. Please put this date in your diary and more information will be available soon."
- Tickets for the Vikings Annual Awards Night:
The annual Vikings Sports Awards are being held on Friday 15 February at 7:00 pm at the Auditorium which is part of the Erindale Club. South Canberra has nominated athletes in two of the categories and we wish them luck. We also have two new recipients of Vikings Sports Scholarships.
As you are all aware, the Vikings is our major sponsor and they have generously supported many of athletes since their inception (we are a founding affiliated club). The Sports Awards night is one way that we can show our appreciation, and we would like to have as many people as possible attend. The night is very good and moves along at a good rate. The food is excellent and there is an open bar. SCTAC provides a subsidy to members so that the cost is $20 for an adult and $10 for someone under 18.
Unfortunately we need to supply numbers by COB Friday 8th February. So if you are free on Friday 15 (next week) and want an inexpensive night out and support your fellow club members, contact Mike Sexton by phone - 0438583112 (M) 62499791 (W) 62916749 (H) or via email.
- Bronze for Bridget at AYOF!
SCT's Bridget Reilly has won a bronze medal in the 1500 metres at the 6th Australian Youth Olympic Festival. The AYOF was held in Sydney over the period of 16 to 20 January under the auspices of the Australian Olympic Committee. Many athletes who have competed in past AYOF games have gone on to represent Australia in the Olympic Games — "At the 2012 London Olympic Games over a quarter of the Australian Olympic Team had come through the AYOF, with a total of 106 athletes. Between them they won a total of 19 medals - 3 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze." [from the AYOF website]
Bridget, 16, was one of sixty athletes selected for the Australian team. When talking to ACT Athletics prior to the festival, Bridget said "My brother and I have been doing Little Athletics since I was nine. My mum and dad are both heavily involved in the sport as well. When you look around at athletes who get to the Olympics, people like [ACT's] Lauren Boden or Melissa Breen, you see the whole family is always involved in the sport."
In the 1500m final held on Saturday morning, Bridget finished just behind China's Shuangshuang Xu and New Zealand's Arianna Lord. Times for the three medalists were 4:38.20, 4:38.79 and 4:41.75. Well done Bridget!
- Social Members:
We've had our first social members join the club since the category of membership was created at our last AGM, and we look forward to more people joining the club via this method. Keep in mind social members (and regular club members too) that the YMCA Summer Series will commence at the end of January (Tuesday evening races at 6.15pm).
An online membership form for Social Members is available here - membership is free for financial members of the Tuggies Club. All you'll need to provide are contact details and your TVRUASC membership number.
- The Annual TVRUASC Sports Awards Night:
Will be held on Friday 15 February at the Erindale Club. If you're interested in attending, SCT will be organising a table. Please contact Jane or Mike.
- Record numbers at SCT's annual Turkey Run:
SCT's Annual 'Turkey Run' was held on Saturday 22 December 2012 at Fadden Pines. This is a run where entrants estimate their finishing time and run without a watch. Places are awarded to the closest correct 'guesses'. A slightly different course is used each year. The course for 2012 was designed by Jim White and the SCT measuring wheel revealed a distance of 3.988 kilometres (12 metres short of 4k). This year we had 44 runners complete the course on a warm sunny morning.
If numbers continue to increase we'll have to implement computer generated results as Mike's mental arithmetic was put to the test! Places were very close with the first three between 3.57 and 3.63 seconds away from their estimated times! Jim suggested that SCT organises a second similar run for mid-2013. Stay tuned!
The winner was Simon Hosking ($200 Gift Voucher - Runners Shop). Time Difference 3.57 seconds.
Second was Peter Thomson ($150 Gift Voucher - Runners Shop). Time difference 3.60 seconds.
Third was Jane Livingstone ($100 Gift Voucher - Runners Shop). Time difference 3.63 seconds.
Olivia Zeller's name was drawn from six people who were close to a mystery percentage time. She was presented with a frozen turkey from Alf's Butchery - perfect for Christmas dinner!
|Place||Name||Guess||Actual||Diff||Km rate||Turkey Pl|
- The Tuggie Turkey Run!
Coming up this Saturday, 22 December is the annual 'Tuggie Turkey Run' -- an event not to be missed! It's a race of approximately 4k (exact distance to be announced on the day) where the major prizes go to runners who can estimate their finish time to the closest second. No watches (or Garmins etc) to be worn during the run! The course is 2 laps of a course similar to what is shown in the map below.
Prizes are Runners Shop vouchers. First is $200, second $150 and third $100. There will also be a frozen turkey awarded as a mystery prize for a secret time. The race is being held on tracks and bike paths at the Fadden Pines picnic area, Bugden Ave, Fadden. Start time is 9am. Entry is free! See you there!
- Email News Update:
Following is the email newsletter that was sent to all members. If you're not on the list and would like to receive updates, contact Peter Hosking or Ryan Young.
" Social Members
We've had our first social members join the club since the category of membership was created at our last AGM, and we look forward to more people joining the club via this method. Keep in mind social members (and regular club members too) that the YMCA Spring Series has commenced. The second race is a 5k at Barrenjoey Drive on Tuesday 13 November beginning at 6:15pm.
The ACT Athletics run interclub meets held at the AIS began again on the 13th of October and we've had good numbers of athletes competing each week. Some of the stand out performances so far have been:
Cameron Nicholls breaking 50 secs for the 400m; running 49.49 on Oct 19th.
Good runs by juniors, including a 2:06 800m by Brandon Bardsley to just edge out Adrian Plummer (2:09) on the 27th.
The herculean efforts of Alex Buchanan & Leah Wheelhouse, who I suspect may be training for the Decathlon/ Heptathlon by competing in 6 or 7 events each week!
There have been many other SCT athletes out at the track each week and it's been great to see so many members competing, coaching or volunteering. Full results for all interclub meets held so far this year are available at http://www.athleticsact.org.au/2012-2013-results. The next interclub meet will be held on Thursday the 22nd of November, from 6pm. It will be hosted by the ACT Veterans Athletic Club.
It's back again! One of the most anticipated events of the year, the annual SCT Turkey Run will be held on the 22nd of December.
Starting at 9am the run (which changes course each year), will be approximately 4km. Competitors run without a watch and guess their time before the race starts. The fastest runner does not neccesarily win, it is the runner that is closest to the time they guessed who wins.
Sponsored by The Runners Shop Canberra there will be vouchers and barrel draw prizes, including an actual turkey.
Application forms for the 2013 Vikings Sports Scholarships are now available. The scholarships are worth $500 per year if attending an ACT secondary college, ie going into year 11 or year 12 in 2013, and up to $1000 per year if attending an ACT TAFE or an ACT university in 2013. The forms are to be returned to Vikings by the 3rd December.
Jane McGlew will be at the AIS track (in the photo finish area) to give out the forms on Thursday evenings from 5pm, at the AWD championships on the 10th and 11th, at the ACT High School championships on the 13th or the Little Athletics Multi event on the 18th. If these dates aren't suitable please send your address to Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 62917137. "
- Fadden Pines News:
The final event for the 2012 Fadden Pines Schools' Cross Country season will be held this coming Sunday, 5 August. All races will be handicap starts (organised by expert handicapper Jim White). Everyone will receive individual times so you can still record PB times in this event. There will also be free 'Pizza and Coke' (or Lemonade) for runners and supporters after the races.
In other Fadden Pines News, Under-8 runner Sasha Grove has broken the age record for the 1250m distance by 9 seconds, running a brilliant 5:18. The record was formerly held by Lauren Robards and has stood since 2009.
- The Runners Shop 5 and 10k Fun Runs:
The Runners Shop are once again holding the annual 'The Runners Shop Fun Run' on Saturday the 21st of July. It is run in association with the YMCA Canberra Runners Club, and features sponsorship and great prizes from leading running brand New Balance.
There is a 2km race for kids which begins at 12:00pm, a 5km race at 12:15pm and the main event, the 10km, starting at 1pm. The course starts and finishes near the Boathouse on Menindee Drive in Barton, and follows along the shores of the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin towards the airport. The course is an out and back one which is mostly flat, and very fast, this race has the reputation of being one of the fastest fun run courses in Canberra!
The beauty of The Runners Shop Fun Run is that anybody can, and will come to try and win, or simply to have fun. There is something on offer here for everyone from joggers completing their first 5km race, through to elite runners wanting to smash their previous personal best. This is a race which has been won in the past by the likes of 2012 London Olympic Marathoner Martin Dent, 1500m star Philo Saunders and in 2011 was won by The Runners Shop's owner Nick Walshe. Who will step up and take the title of the Runners Shop 10km in 2012? The 10k event also hosts the 'SCT Runners Shop Trophy' which will be presented to the fastest SCT members, male and female. Entry fee for the race is only $6 per person for adults and $4 for junior athletes, it is free for YMCA Runners Club members. No need to pre-register, payment taken on the day. There will be some great barrel draw prizes from New Balance, and also the ever popular Runners Shop vouchers! With the fast course, prizes, and cheap entry fees this is a race not to be missed. See you on the 21st of July, at: Menindee Drive Barton.
SCT will also be providing a free BBQ for members and prospective members. Our new social membership will be availble on the day for $10, or free if you are a member of the TVRUASC.
- AACT Emerging Athlete Scholarship Program:
Athletics ACT has introduced the Emerging Athletes Scholarship (EAS) program to provide financial support to those young athletes from the ACT and the region who demonstrate the potential and commitment to achieve success at the national and international level in their area of athletics. It is open to both eligible able bodied and AWD athletes.
The Scholarship is targeting those emerging athletes at a level below those supported by the ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) and therefore those athletes who are currently receiving financial support under the ACTAS Individual Scholarship Program or AIS Visiting Athlete Agreements are not eligible for this program. The AACT Scholarship Program has a limited number of scholarships available each calendar year. For 2012 it is anticipated that up to 5 individual scholarships will be offered.
An amount up to $500 will be provided to each successful applicant for 2012/13. Click Here for the selection criteria and application guidelines. Applications must be received by email to email@example.com by August 5.
- The SCT AGM and Awards Night:
Was held at the Erindale club of the TVRUASC on Tuesday 15th of May. A small but enthusiastic number of members were in attendance. Reports were presented followed by the election of office bearers. President Geoff Monro had decided to stand down after serving the club admirably in that role for the past six years.
Ryan Young was elected President. Congratulations Ryan! Other committee positions were filled as follows:
Secretary/Administrator: Peter Hosking, Treasurer: Mike Sexton, Vikings Representative: Jane McGlew, Website: Ewen Thompson, General committee members: Geoff Monro, Cathy Tanks, Jim White, Stu Doyle, Garry Hosking, Trish D'Abrera.
Summer and Winter season awards and perpetual trophies were then presented. After this, a unanimous vote from those present was in favour of a change to the club constitution to allow for 'social memberships'. Full details of this will be available soon. It is envisaged that the cost of a social membership will be in the $10 to $20 range, and for adults will include a membership of the TVRUASC (or if you are already a member of the TVRUASC, SCT social membership will be offered at a discounted rate). Social members will be able to compete for free at Fadden Pines, run for the SCT winter pointscore competition at YCRC events, take part in club relays during the winter season and run as SCT teams in fun-run team categories.
- SCT Photo Competition:
The Committee has decided to have a photo competition with monthly prizes! For more information, go to the Photo Competition page.
- Jessamy Hosking wins the 2012 Australian Mountain Running Championships:
SCT's Jessamy Hosking has taken out the 2012 Australian Mountain Running Championships held on Mt Wellington in Hobart, Tasmania on Sunday 29 April. Jessamy led home two of her ACT teammates, Melissa Clarke and Vanessa Haverd. The race, an 'up' event for this year, started at Fern Tree and finished on the summit of Mt Wellington. Conditions were tough, with freezing winds and snow adding to the difficulties of the uphill course. Jessamy's time for the 8k was 49:27, well clear of Melissa (53:01) and former Six Foot Track winner Vanessa (53:16). The 2012 World Mountain Running Championships will be held in the Italian village of Temu this September.
Stuart Doyle finished 9th in the Open Men's 12k in 62:05, which also won him the M45 category. The race was won by Tasmania's Jordan Harries in 56:45.
Just a week later, Jessamy won the Nail Can Hill Run in Albury. Her winning time for the 11.3k course was 45:50 and she finished 22nd overall. Her older brother Michael finished second in 38:17, less than ten seconds behind Lachlan Chisholm.
- Fadden Pines to start on 6 May:
The 2012 'Fadden Pines Schools' Cross Country' season will commence on Sunday 6 May at 3:00 PM and continue every Sunday afternoon until 5 August. Different length races are provided for all ages, including parents, volunteers and 'friends'. The Fadden Pines page for 2012 results is available here.
Introducing possible Social Memberships
As we are sure everyone is aware, the numbers of people competing and officiating at Athletics events in the ACT has been steadily declining for some time as have the numbers of people registered with the various athletics clubs. Athletics ACT is looking into potential remedies and commissioned a useful consultant´s report that can be read here. It is worth everyone having a read.
One issue that we have identified is that there are a number of people who are involved in SCT activities, especially the Fadden Pines event, but who are not members of the club. Currently, club members have to be registered with Athletics ACT and these people are at this stage not competing or officiating in Athletics ACT events. We would like to give people like this the chance of joining and becoming more involved in our club, and so we want to introduce a new class of Social Membership for people who want to be involved in the club but who are not current members of Athletics ACT.
We see Social Membership as a way of bringing more people into the club and athletics in the ACT, and hope that it will become an additional pathway into the athletics community. We expect that at least some social members will move onto becoming registered athletes or officials, and will encourage them to do so.
To make it as easy as possible for people to join the club, the membership fee for social members will be low, and we will be starting some more social activities to make membership a worthwhile investment for everyone. Social members will not be recognised as athletes or officials by Athletics ACT and so will not be able to compete as a SCT athlete at any official athletics event. We do not expect there to be any incentive for athletes currently registered with Athletics ACT to downgrade to social memberships, so this move should increase our membership base, not move members from one category to another.
In order to have this new class of membership, the SCT Constitution needs to be changed. This requires a majority of 75% of attending members at general meeting, and we will hold the vote at the AGM in May. We hope that as many people who can come will be there. The proposed changes purely involve adding 2 new clauses and changing one clause in the Constitution. The proposed changes are at the end of the email. If anyone wants to vote but cannot be there, please get in touch about proxy voting.
We can circulate a copy of the current Constitution to members who are interested. If you have any questions about this, please also get in touch.
- Medals for Doyle and Hosking on Mt Tennent:
SCT runners Stuart Doyle and Jessamy Hosking were medal-winners at the ACT Mountain Running Championships held on Mount Tennent on Saturday 24 March. Stuart placed 3rd in the Open Men's Championship while Jessamy was a convincing winner of the Open Women's Championship. Here is John Harding's race report:
"Former Australian champions Mark Bourne and Jessamy Hosking were in top form in the ACT Mountain Running Championships on the courses used on Mt Tennent for the Australian Championships in 2010. The 11 k men's course had 1030 metres of climb and Bourne clocked 55.47, a time which would have placed him a close second in 2010. Chris Helliwell was second in 1.10.15, slightly faster than his 7th placed performance in the 2010 national title. Stuart Doyle was off-colour and had a struggle to finish, nevertheless clocking 1.05.05 for 3rd.
The 8 km women's course had a climb of 800 metres. Pre-race favourite Melissa Clarke led out but fell ill after 1 km. Former national champion Jessamy Hosking took over and ran away from the rest of the field to clock 48.25, a time which would have earned her second in the 2010 national title behind Vanessa Haverd who is currently away in Tasmania on a work trip. Louise Sharp improved three minutes on her 2010 run to finish second in 51.31 and could well press for national selection in the Australian Championships in Tasmania on 29 April. Elizabeth Humphries, second in last year's national championship, made a pleasing comeback from injury to finish 3rd in 54.12. The non-championship 5.8 km run up the mountain was won by Aaron Munday in 45.37 from Nick Melhuish and Hugh Moore, with the fastest females Kelly Bennett in 59.08, followed by Erica Smith and Annie Irvin in 1.17.39."
- The ACT Open Track & Field Championships:
Were held on 23 to 25 March. Results for SCT athletes available here soon...
- The Australian Junior T & F Championships:
Nine SCT athletes were members of the ACT Team which contested the 2012 Australian Junior Track and Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park from the 14th to the 18th of March. SCT's medal winners were Harry Bates (Bronze), Ashleigh Resch (Bronze) and Bridget Reilly (Gold and Silver). Here are the results for SCT athletes:
Men's 400m Under-14 Preliminaries. Q5th Kieran Reilly 60.05.
Men's 400m Under-14 Final. 4th Kieran Reilly 59.85.
Men's 800m Under-14 Final. 7th Kieran Reilly 2:19.94.
Men's 400m Under-15 Preliminaries. Q5th Adrian Plummer 54.36.
Men's 400m Under-15 Final. 6th Adrian Plummer 55.34.
Men's 200m Under-16 Preliminaries. 14th Nathan McNab 24.68 (-0.4w).
Men's 200m Under-18 Preliminaries. 16th Cameron Nicholls 22.84 (-0.2w).
Men's 400m Under-18 Preliminaries. Q5th Cameron Nicholls 49.68.
Men's 400m Under-18 Final. 6th Cameron Nicholls 49.35.
Men's 5000m Race Walk Under-18. 3rd Harry Bates 24:27.40.
Men's Discus Under-14. 6th Kieran Reilly 33.02m.
Men's Discus Under-16. 4th Lachlan Baynham 55.28m.
Men's Shot Put Under-16. 10th Lachlan Baynham 12.86m.
Men's Triple Jump Under-15. 5th Adrian Plummer 11.80 (+0.0w).
Men's Long Jump Under-20. 13th Jonathan Tammen 6.57m (+2.2w).
Women's 3000m Race Walk Under-16. 3rd Ashleigh Resch 15:09.18.
Women's 800m Under-17 Preliminaries. Q5th Bridget Reilly 2:14.07.
Women's 800m Under-17 Final. 1st Bridget Reilly 2:08.66.
Women's 800m Under-17. 2nd Bridget Reilly 4:28.13.
- The SCT AGM and Annual Sports Awards:
This year's AGM and Annual Sports Awards will be held on 15 May, commencing at 8:30 PM, downstairs at the Erindale Club. A major item of business will be a vote on an ammendment to the club constitution to include a 'Social Member' category.
- The TVRUASC Annual Sports Awards:
SCT subsidised the cost to members and families who attended the Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Clubs 2011 Sports Awards. The presentation and dinner was held at The Auditorium, Erindale, on Saturday 25 February, 2012. SCT successfully nominated Cathy Tanks in the category of 'Outstanding Volunteer' for her work as a manager of various teams; uniforms co-ordinator and BBQ fund-raiser at the track. The award was won by a long-serving member of the Gymnastics Club. The winner of the HR Heher Shield was World Champion and Olympic BMX hopeful Caroline Buchanan.
- The SCT Annual Turkey Run a great success!
SCT's Annual 'Turkey Run' was held on Sunday 20 November 2011 at Fadden Pines. This is a run where entrants estimate their finishing time and run without a watch. Places are awarded to the closest correct 'guesses'. A slightly different course is used each year. For 2011 we used a 2-lap course which measured 3.59 kilometres.
Committee member Jim White was actually closest to his guess - 4.25 sec difference but committee members were ineligible for prizes. Don Roach was closest to the mystery time difference (2 min 41 sec).
The winner was Gwyllym Young ($200 Gift Voucher - Runner's Shop). Time Difference 4.40 seconds.
Second was Charlie Modrak ($150 Gift Voucher - Runner's Shop). Time difference 5.17 sec.
Third was Simon Hosking ($100 Gift Voucher - Runner's Shop). Time difference 9.13 sec.
Don Roach received $50 voucher from Runner's Shop being 13 seconds from the mystery time difference.
|Place||Name||Guess||Actual||Diff'ce||Km rate||Turkey Pl|
|19||Don Roach||17:25||19:53.50||2:29||5:32||Mystery Time|
|26||Ann Marie Crow||42:00||28:47.56||13:13||8:01||24|
- Email news from Ryan Young:
We have a couple of quick South Canberra Tuggeranong reminders now that the track season is up and running.
If you need SCT uniforms, please see Cathy Tanks or Mike Sexton.
Garry Hosking is running training sessions at the Woden Track on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. If anyone wants to join or use the track, please get in touch with Garry - firstname.lastname@example.org.
But most importantly, applications are open once again for the VIKINGS SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS. Jane McGlew (photofinish in the Commonwealth Room) has application forms and they need to be put in by December 5.
The awards are for students entering Years 11, 12 or CIT or University in 2012 and last for the duration of your studies. They are well worth applying for as they are worth $500/yr whilst at high school and $1000/yr whilst at university. The club currently has 5 members in receipt of scholarships (Angeline Blackburn, Nick Buckland, Kelsey-Lee Roberts, Hannah Flannery and Jonathon Tammen) and have had quite a number over the years.
Please see Jane on Thursday 10th November at the Secondary School Carnival or at a Thursday or Friday night competition.
If you have any other news that you want to go out to all the members, let me know.
- The 2011 Australian Cross Country Championships:
For 2011 the Australian Cross Country and Australian All-Schools Cross Country Championships were held at Stromlo Forest Park on 20 August. Following are the results for SCT and 'Fadden Pines' runners:
Boys 2000 Metre CC 10 Years
26 Rohan Hosking 10 ACT 8:06
Boys 3k CC 12 Years
22 Riley Budd 12 ACT 11:00
Girls 3k CC 12 Years
24 Rebecca Sargent 12 ACT 12:10
Boys 3k CC U14
49 Hugh Mckenzie 13 ACTSS 10:58
Girls 3k CC U14
33 Olivia Fogarty 13 ACTSS 11:46
Girls 4k CC U16
29 Leanne Pompeani 15 ACTSS 14:50
41 Rebekah Sawkins 14 ACTSS 15:05
42 Bridget Reilly 15 ACT 15:05
63 Caitlin Hosking 14 ACT 15:49
Girls 4k CC U18
24 Anna McCormack 16 ACTSS 14:41
Women 8k CC Open
28 Hannah Flannery 88 ACT 31:15
- Bits and Pieces:
The missing results from Fadden Pines have been added at last (a problem with my email forwarding while I was overseas). Coming soon:
Results from the Winter Season Pointscore, High Noon Meets.
- OAM for Dot Mills!
SCT's Dot Mills has been awarded an OAM by the Queen on 13 July. Here is the story from Athletics ACT:
"Dot Mills, Canberra's longest serving Athletics Official/Administrator, was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours List on Monday for her services to athletics.
With almost 44 years of service in the sport of athletics Dot is AACT's longest serving member, commencing back in the early 1970s when her daughter was a junior walker. Dot has served AACT in many areas however her prime role has been as a timekeeper. Dot is a Life Member of AACT and in 2002 was awarded the Australia Sports Medal. Dot has been an Athletics Australia Technical Official at major events for the past ten years and has also worked closely with Denis Wilson and Ian Colquhoun in organising exams for AA's technical officials. Dot has been a member of the AACT Awards Committee for 24 years."
- The YCRC 4 x 1 mile road relays:
This new event for the winter running calendar was held on Saturday 25 June using the 'Christmas Relays' 1 mile bike-path loop at Lennox Gardens. SCT managed to field 2 teams (overall attendance was low), an A-grade 'mixed' team and a B-grade team. Our A-grade team placed 3rd overall and first amongst mixed teams. Well done! Stuart Doyle also recorded the two fastest splits of the day with 5:08 and 5:12. Betsy Anderson-Smith had the second fastest female time with 5:43.
SCT 'A' Mixed: 1 Stuart Doyle 5:08, 2 Ryan Young 5:26, 3 Betsy Anderson-Smith 5:43, 4 Geoff Monro 5:53 (22:10).
SCT 'B-grade': 1 Geoff Monro 7:27, 2 Ewen Thompson 6:52, 3 Gwyllym Young 6:56, 4 Jim White 7:24 (28:39).
- SCT athletes at the ACT Cross Country Championships:
Here is the report from Athletics ACT:
"Fierce headwinds on Saturday morning made this year's ACT Cross Country Championships [18 June] slightly more gruelling than in recent years. Unlike a track race, where you can find yourself a willing wind block and endeavour to take turns to face the wind, Cross Country tends to split the field. In the open Men's race, Anthony Haber took the lead early to take the gold medal for the 12km event. Emily Brichacek made her return to Cross Country to win the open Women's 8km event, backing up after her impressive mile performance in Leonora last fortnight.
The Championships are the primary selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships to be held in Canberra at the Stromlo track in August. Congratulations to all athletes who participated in today's event."
Girls 14-15 4k Run CC U16 Girls: 2 Bridget Reilly 15:26, 6 Caitlin Hosking 17:10, 8 Ashleigh Resch 17:56.
Women 16-17 4k Run CC U18 Women: 8 Elizabeth Hosking 18:50.
Women 20-99 8k Run CC Open Women: 3 Hannah Flannery 30:52, 7 Betsy Anderson-Smith 34:08.
Boys 12-13 3k Run CC U14 Boys: 8 Adrian Plummer 11:16, 12 Kieran Reilly 14:02, 13 Timothy D'Abrera 14:41.
Men 20-99 12k Run CC Open Men: 9 Chris Williams 41:30, 12 Ryan Young 47:48.
- Latest SCT E-mail Newsletter:
Events over Winter:
There are a lot of different athletics events happening over winter, and good luck to everyone representing SCT.
The Fadden Pines Sunday afternoon cross-country series has kicked of and is going successfully. It is aimed at school children but anyone is welcome to join in. For more information see: http://www.sctathletics.com/fadpines.html.
The YCRC Winter Cross Country Series is continuing, with events every Saturday. (See: http://www.canberrarunner.com.au/index.php)
A highlight of the Winter Series is always the ACT Cross Country Championships on June 18. All club members are reminded that they need to register online before the event (this coming week!). See this page.
The High Noon series is also underway with events about every 3 weeks: http://www.athleticsact.org.au/competitions/2011highnoonmeets.
The Australian Cross Country Championships are also in Canberra this year, at Stromlo Forest Park on the weekend of August 20 - 22.
Many of you are aware that Athletics ACT regular does not have enough officials for Meets to run properly. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested to get involved as it is a great way to assist the athletics community and see great performances close up. Athletics ACT is holding a series of training events to coincide with the High Noon meets for people who are interested in being officials. These are FREE and take a few hours on a Sunday. For more information, contact email@example.com or see the Athletics ACT website.
Runners Shop Sale:
Finally, I am not sure if everyone is aware, but club members get a discount at the Runners Shop in Phillip. The Runners Shop has also opened its Yearly June sale early for club members. SCT receives a small proportion of Runners Shop sales to SCT members so remember to mention that your club is SCT!
- The SCT AGM and Awards Night:
The SCT Athletics Club AGM and awards night was held on Tuesday 24th of May at the Vikings Club in Erindale. Awards (trophies and certificates) were presented to the top three athletes in SCT's summer and winter pointscore competitions. If you haven't received your award, please contact Jane McGlew.
Your committee for the 2011/12 season was also elected:
President - Geoff Monro; Secretary/Administrator - Ryan Young; Treasurer - Mike Sexton; Vikings Representative & Awards - Jane McGlew; Website - Ewen Thompson; General Committee - Stuart Doyle, Cathy Tanks, Jim White, Trish D'Abrera. Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 8pm at the Vikings Club, Erindale. All Welcome!
- SOUTH CANBERRA-TUGGERANONG DOES WELL AT "ATHLETICS ACT" ANNUAL AWARDS:
A number of individuals and teams did very well at the Athletics ACT Annual Awards Presentation at the Hellenic Club on Friday, 27 May.
The night was very professionally run by Neil Boden (Board Member) and Alex Gosman (President); and SCT's own Hannah Flannery (also a Board Member) put together an excellent multi-media display showing nominees and winners. The food on the tables was well done and there was an open bar and soft-drinks on the table. The event didn't drag on like some presentation nights and there were some wonderful insights into the achievements of some of the people you see at athletic events but often don't get to talk to.
If you haven't been to an ACT Athletics presentation night before, it is highly recommended for next year. In fact we should endeavour to put together a couple of SCT tables to support our people next year.
SCT Members who featured on the night were:
U20 Female - Betsy Anderson-Smith. U14 Female - Caitlin Hosking. U18 Male - Harry Bates.
Open Female - Ann Staunton-Jugovic. U16 Female - Anna McCormack, Bridget Reilly, Elizabeth Hosking. U16 Male - Harry Bates.
Track & Field
U16 Female - Bridget Reilly.
Open Female - Kelsey Lee Roberts. U18 Female - Elizabeth Hosking, Natalie Tanks. U16 Female - Caitlin Hosking, Anna McCormack. U18 Male - Jonathon Tammen. U16 Male - Lachlan Baynham. U14 Male - Lachlan Baynham.
Dot Mills Award - Official of the Year:
Winner: Jane McGlew.
Brian Gleeson Trophy - Junior Coach of the Year:
Garry Hosking, Alan Bishop.
Mick Dowling Trophy - Outstanding Athlete with a Disability:
Nomination - Wade McMahon.
Senator Margaret Reid Trophy - Outstanding Junior Club Athlete:
Nomination: Harry Bates.
Female Under 20 (Summer) - SCT. Female Under 18 (Summer) - SCT.
Male Open (Winter) - SCT.
Laurel Wreath Numbers (2011/12 Season):
#16 - Wade McMahon, #22 - Kelsey-Lee Roberts, #23 - Harry Bates, #25 - Ann Staunton-Jugovic.
Congratulations to all athletes/coaches/officials who were nominated or won awards, you should be very proud of your achievements.
- 50 Fadden Pines Races for Grace:
Cross country racing for school-aged children (and adult helpers) was conducted at Fadden Pines again today (15 May). At the conclusion of the 2000m race a special presentation was made to Grace Unwin in recognition of her having completed 50 races since 2006 — an amazing achievement! Congratulations Grace!
Competition continues at Fadden Pines throughout the winter, always at 3 P.M. on Sundays. In other athletics news, members of SCT should have received an email of news items from Athletics ACT. If not, you can read it here.
- New SCT Age-group Records:
There have been a few new records set by SCT athletes. The records pages will be updated later this week.
- New Flags for SCT!
SCT's new flags and electronic timing clock have been on display at the Fadden Pines Schools' Cross Country races held on Sunday afternoons during the winter season. This equipment has been provided with 'bonus grants' generously provided by the Vikings Club.
- Athletics ACT AGM and Awards night:
It is the season for AGMs as Athletics ACT has their AGM and Awards night on May 27 at the Hellenic Club in Woden. Everyone who is a member of South Canberra is automatically a member of Athletics ACT and it would be great to see as many people there as possible.
More information, including a RSVP form can be found on this webpage.
- Fadden Pines has started!
SCT's schools' cross country season commenced on Sunday 1 May at Fadden Pines. More information (with a link to results) can be found on the fadpines.html web page. Competition will continue every Sunday afternoon until 7 August (the weekend prior to the City to Surf). Results were published in the The Canberra Times PB Sports Results section of the Tuesday's paper.
- The 2011 Australian Junior T & F Championships:
The 2011 Australian Junior T & F Championships were held at Sydney Olympic Park from 10 to 14 March. SCT athletes won four Australian titles: Middle distance double gold to Bridget Reilly in the U16 800 metres in a time of 2:13.06 and 1500 metres in a time of 4:39.19, bronze to Libby Hosking in the U17 5000m Walk in 25:38.24 and bronze to Harry Bates in the U17 5000m Walk in 23:22.61. Congratulations all! The complete results for SCT competitors are as follows:
Women 200 Metre Under 18 Preliminaries — 19th Natalie Tanks, ACT, 26.25, w:-1.1.
Women 400 Metre Under 18 Preliminaries — 13th Natalie Tanks, ACT, 59.46.
Women Long Jump Under 18 — 12th Natalie Tanks, ACT, 5.16m, w:-0.6.
Women 5000 Metre Race Walk Under 17 — 3rd Elizabeth Hosking, ACT, 25:38.24.
Women 800 Metre Under 16 Preliminaries — 6th Bridget Reilly, ACT, 2:19.45Q.
Women 800 Metre Under 16 Finals — 1st Bridget Reilly, ACT, 2:13.06.
Women 1500 Metre Under 16 — 1st Bridget Reilly, ACT, 4:39.19.
Women 3000 Metre Race Walk Under 15 — 6th Caitlin Hosking, ACT, 15:18.24.
Men 400 Metre Under 17 Preliminaries — 7th Cameron Nicholls, ACT, 50.74q.
Men 400 Metre Under 17 Finals — 5th Cameron Nicholls, ACT, 51.19.
Men 10000 Metre Race Walk Under 20 — 7th Harry Bates, ACT, 50:48.02.
Men High Jump Under 18 — 7th Jonathan Tammen, ACT, 1.88m.
Men 5000 Metre Race Walk Under 17 — 3rd Harry Bates, ACT, 23:22.61.
in the Italian village of Temu in September
Men Shot Put Under 15 — 7th Lachlan Baynham, ACT, 10.92m
Men Discus Throw Under 15 — 4th Lachlan Baynham, ACT, 46.31m
If you were a competitor at the championships and your results are missing, please contact the committee via the Contact SCT link on the right of this page.
- The 2011 Vikings Sports Awards:
The 27th Vikings HR Heher Sports Awards for the 2010 sporting year were held on Friday 18 February. The night was an outstanding success, showcasing the outstanding talent that exists in and around the Tuggeranong Valley. More than 250 affiliate club members and guests attended (including a table of members from SCT) with special guests Ms Amanda Bresnan and Mr Steve Doszpot.
Outstanding Junior Achievement: The winner of the junior category, the ActewAGL Shield, was SCT Athletics Club representative Bridget Reilly after winning gold in the 800m at the Australian Little Athletics Championships. Bridget had an exceptionally successful 2010. A gifted athlete, she has been successful in club, state and national competitions. Bridget broke club records for the 400m, 800m and 1500m at the ACT Little Athletics Championships. She won the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metre events and finished second in the 100m and high jump. Bridget was named captain of the ACT side that went to the Australian LA Championships where she won the 800m.
Outstanding Volunteer: Lisa Colquhoun was our successful nomination in this competitive category for her tireless work officiating for Athletics ACT. The award was won by Maree Wilson from the Canberra Physical Culture Club. In 2010 Lisa was awarded top honours at the Annual ACTSPORT Awards, winning the prestigious Official of the Year Trophy. Lisa was recognised for her dedication to her highly valuable role in Athletics for over 15 years and thanked for her ongoing support of officials training.
Vikings Sports Scholarships:
This scheme from the Vikings Club has provided in excess of $750,000 to over 500 young Tuggeranong Valley athletes in the past 24 years. The scheme provides financial assistance to elite sports men & women to assist them with the costs involved in competing in their chosen sport, whilst continuing their studies at either college or tertiary level.
SCT had two recipients this year — distance runner Hannah Flannery and high/triple jumper Jonathan Tammen. Continuation scholarships were awarded to Angie Blackburn, Nick Buckland and Kelsey-Lee Roberts.
- Polo Shirts now available!
SCT now has a large supply of polo shirts embroidered with the club logo. They are suitable for casual wear or competition on cooler days. Price is $30 and they're available from Mike or Jane at the track.
- The SCT Turkey Run:
SCT's annual 'Turkey Run' was held on Saturday 18 December 2010. A small field runners and walkers completed a two-lap course of 3.8k on the trails of Fadden Pines. The object of the event (besides having fun) was to estimate your finish time prior to the start and run/walk without a watch. Places were decided according to how close your actual time was to your estimated time. The winner was Norma Lindemann who was just six seconds away from her estimated time. Norma won a $100 gift voucher. Second was Gwyllym Young (12 secs and a $75 gift voucher) and third Paul Considine (14 secs and a $50 gift voucher).
- Vikings Sports Scholarships:
Applications are open once again and need to be put in by December 6. Jane McGlew (photofinish in the Commonwealth Room at Interclub) has application forms. The awards are for students entering Years 11, 12 or CIT or University in 2011. The club currently has 3 members in receipt of scholarships (Angeline Blackburn, Nick Buckland and Kelsey-Lee Roberts) and have had quite a number over the years. The scholarships are $500/yr whilst at high school and $1000/yr whilst at university. They are well worth applying for.
- Interclub has commenced!
Interclub competition for the 2010/2011 season has commenced. The calendar of events is available at the Athletics ACT website. All SCT members are invited to take part in the weekly competition. If not competing you might like to volunteer to do one of the many jobs that are neccessary to keep things running smoothly. "On-the-job" training (and sunscreen) provided!
- High Noon Results:
Following are the results for SCT athletes who competed in the AACT High Noon T&F Meet on Sunday 19 September:
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- High Noon Results:
Following are the results for SCT athletes who competed in the AACT High Noon T&F Meet on Sunday 1 August:
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- High Noon Results:
Following are the results for SCT athletes who competed in the AACT High Noon T&F Meet on Sunday 11 July:
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- The Australian Cross Country Championships:
The 2010 Australian Cross Country Championships and All-Schools Cross Country Championships were held Bald Hill in Queensland on 21 August. Following are the results for SCT members and ACT runners who competed at Fadden Pines:
Girls 3k 11 Years - 24 Rebecca Sargent 13:31.
Boys 3k 11 Years - 24 Riley Budd 11:38.
Girls 3k U14 - 38 Rebekah Sawkins 12:04, 40 Caitlin Hosking 12:10.
Men 3k 13-19 AWD - 12 Tim D'Abrera 14:12.
Girls 3k 12 Years - 4 Olivia Fogarty 11:31.
Boys 3k 12 Years - 27 Hugh McKenzie 11:26.
Girls 4k U16 - 38 Anna McCormack 15:48, 39 Bridget Reilly 15:48, 68 Leanne Pompeani 16:55.
- SCT at the ACT Cross Country Championships:
The 2010 Championships were held at Weston Park on 3 July. Following are the results for SCT members:
Women's U14 3000m - 3rd Caitlin Hosking 11:57 (1st Rebekah Sawkins 11:37).
Women's U16 4000m - 4th Anna McCormack 15:21, 5th Bridget Reilly 15:23, 9th Alexa Kniley 16:51, 10th Natalie Tanks 17:32 (1st Sarah Lonsdale 14:55).
Women's U20 6000m - 1st Betsy Anderson-Smith 24:52.
Men's U20 3000m - 1st Timothy D'Abrera 15:27.
Men's U16 4000m -5th Harry Bates 14:12 (1st Conor Sproule 13:45).
Men's Vet 8000m - 3rd Jim White 37:58, 4th Brian Wenn 38:55.
Men's Open 12,000m - 4th Nick Walshe 39:05 (1st Scott McTaggart 37:37).
- SCT's Winter Pointscore Competition:
Jim White still leads SCT's Winter Pointscore Competition after the CCC event at Stromlo Forest Park on 14 August. Jim is on 951 points, having completed 22 races. Geoff Monro is the second placed male. Anna McCormack is the leading female on 863 points (9 races) closely followed by Betsy Anderson-Smith.
- High Noon Results:
Following are the results for SCT athletes who competed in the AACT High Noon T&F Meet on Sunday 13 June:
|Event||First Name||Last Name||Sx||Result||Age||Wind|
- Polo Shirts and other news:
# Thanks to the work of Cathy Tanks and the committee, we'll soon have a supply of Polo Shirts in a light-weight material that will be suitable for competition or casual wear.
# We'll soon be displaying our new "Quill Banners" at cross country and track events.
# The next club committee meeting is on 20 July at the Erindale Club of the TVRUASC. All welcome.
# The Photos Page has been updated with photographs from 2010 events.
# School-aged runners (and older 'friends' of SCT) are welcome to compete in our low-key cross country events at Fadden Pines on Sunday afternoons during winter. The cost of entry is $3 and you can enter on the day. More information is available here. Results are published in the "PB" lift-out of Tuesday's Canberra Times.
- Track & Field and Race-Walking Officiating Training:
Athletics ACT will be conducting Track & Field and Race-walking officiating training courses on Sunday September 5 and/or Sunday September 19, 9.30am at the AIS Athletics Field to coincide with the final two Athletics ACT High Noon Meets.
Each session will run for 2 to 3 hours depending on the number of participants and will be followed by a practical officiating session (the High Noon meeting). All sessions will be conducted by IAAF accredited lecturers with a minimum of ten years experience each. A certificate of attendance and an officiating diary will be issued to all participants to enable the achievement of a Level "C" Athletics Australia qualification. The cost of each seminar is $20 cash (payable on the day), which will be refunded by SCT upon application. All nominations should be made to Ian Colquhoun by email at least one week before each seminar for planning purposes.
Qualified SCT officials that are selected to help at national meetings are able to apply for travel and accommodation assistance.
- Laurel Wreath recipients for 2010-11:
Athletics ACT has announced the recipients of "Laurel Wreath" numbers for the 2010-11 season. This exclusive club of 23 athletes were awarded these numbers in recognition of outstanding performances during 2009-10. It includes three SCT members: #7 is Jillian Hosking, #9 is Jessamy Hosking and #23 is Kelsey-Lee Roberts. Congratulations all!
- High Noon Results:
Following are the results for SCT athletes who competed in the AACT High Noon T&F Meet on Sunday 23 May:
|Event||First Name||Last Name||Sx||Result||Age||Wind|
|High Jump||Tim ||D'Abrera||M||1.35||U20||x|
- The SCT Awards Night and AGM:
Our annual Awards Night and Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 25th May in the Sports Bar at the Tuggeranong Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Club in Erindale. Your committee for the 2010/11 season was elected. Geoff Monro was elected President. We are very pleased to have a new Administrator/Secretary with Ryan Young being elected to a position which has been vacant since Gordon Nightingale's move from Canberra some years ago. Also on the committee are Mike Sexton (Finance and Membership), Jane McGlew (Vikings and Awards), Ewen Thompson (Website), Cathy Tanks (Uniforms), Jim White and Angeline Blackburn.
Awards were presented for the 2009 Winter Season and the 2009/2010 Summer (Track & Field) Season:
FEMALE: Open - 1 Alison Kirkby, 2 Hannah Flannery, 3 Jessamy Hosking. U14 - 1 Caitlin Hosking. U16 - 1 Alexa Kniley, 2 Elizabeth Hosking, 3 Anna McCormack. U18 - 1 Betsy Anderson-Smith.
MALE: Open - 1 Ryan Young, 2 Nick Walshe, 3 Ashley Colquhoun. U14 - 1 Rowan Dunkley, 2 Andrew Hosking, 3 Rohan Hosking. U16 - 1 Christo Dunkley, 2 Cameron Anderson-Smith, 3 Greg Hosking. U18 - 1 Timothy D'Abrera, 2 Robert Dunkley, 3 Peter Hosking. Vet - 1 Jim White, 2 Geoff Monro, 3 Ewen Thompson.
FEMALE: Open - 1 Angeline Blackburn, 2 Hannah Flannery, 3 Kristen Murray. U14 - 1 Caitlin Hosking, 2 Ebony White. U16 - 1 Bridget Reilly, 2 Anna McCormack, 3 Elizabeth Hosking. U18 - 1 Natalie Tanks, 2 Lili Mooney, 3 Alexa Kniley. U20 - 1 Kelsey-Lee Roberts, 2 Betsy Anderson-Smith. Vet - 1 Ann Jugovic.
MALE: Open - 1 Ashley Colquhoun, 2 Wade McMahon, 3 Nick Buckland. U16 - 1 Harry Bates, 2 Rohan Dunkley, 3 Jacob Mitchell. U18 - 1 Greg Hosking, 2 Jonathan Tammen, 3 Christo Dunkley. U20 - 1 Timothy D'Abrera, 2 Robbie Dunkley, 3 Peter Hosking. Vet - 1 Geoff Monro.
After the presentation of awards, lucky door prizes were drawn. Ian Colquhoun won the $100 gift voucher. Kelsey-Lee Roberts and Trish D'Abrera won $50 gift vouchers.
- Fadden Pines is off and running:
SCT's schools' cross country season commenced on Sunday 9 May at Fadden Pines. A good number of runners enjoyed perfect conditions on a sunny, calm afternoon. Two course records were broken — by Rebekah Sawkins (U13 2.5k) and Natalie Tanks (U16 2.5k). Results are available on the fadp2010.html page and have been sent to The Canberra Times for inclusion in the PB Sports Results section of Tuesday's paper.
- The 2010 Anzac Relays:
The traditional Anzac Relays were held on Saturday 24 April. SCT fielded three teams — A-grade women and men and B-grade men. Runners raced over a two-lap course covering a distance of 3.68 kilometres each. Team results aren't known at this stage. We had fun, but didn't win. Light rain and a fresh breeze failed to dampen our spirits!
Anzac Relays 4 x 3.68km
Senior Male 'A'
Senior Male 'B'
Senior Female 'A'
- Fadden Pines Schools' Cross Country for 2010:
SCT's schools' cross country program will commence on Sunday afternoon 9 May at 3pm and continue weekly until Sunday 1 August. The Fadden Pines webpage has been updated with the program of events for 2010.
- ACT 'Mini' Meet on 6 April:
There will be an AIS/Athletics ACT Mini Meet on Tuesday April 6. The meet will start at 7.00pm. Events on offer are the 60m, 100m, 800m, 1500m, 400m, Long Jump, Shot Put and Hammer Throw.
- High Noon Track & Field meetings for 2010:
Athletics ACT will again conduct its popular 'High Noon' T&F meets at the AIS during the winter months of 2010. The competition will run from 12 noon to 1.30pm at the AIS Athletics Field in Bruce. Dates are 23 May, 13 June, 11 July, 1 August, 15 August, 5 September and 19 September.
The cost for registered athletes is $5 and unregistered athletes $10. There will be a rotating program of events including at least 2 sprints, 1 middle-distance event 2 jumps and 2 throws every 3 weeks. Constants will be 60m, 100m, Shot Put and High Jump. Rotation will be between 1500m and 800m, Sprint and Long Hurdles, Discus and Javelin, Long and Triple Jump. Other events included rotationally are the 400m and 3000m. Walking events will be meshed into running events.
- The Australian Junior Track & Field Championships:
A number of SCT members represented the ACT at the 2010 Australian Junior T&F Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park from 11 to 14 March. Medals were won by Caitlin Hosking (gold), Jonathan Tammen (bronze), Elizabeth Hosking (gold), Anna McCormack (silver) and Kelsey-Lee Roberts (silver). Results:
Event 31 Girls 800 metre Under 17
Name Year Team Prelims
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Natalie Tanks *** 94 ACT/SCT 2:17.00Q
2 Jade Brandt 94 QLD 2:17.69Q
3 Claudia Conley 94 TAS 2:17.85Q
4 Hannah Wrigley 94 NSW 2:19.04
5 Connor Gist 94 VIC 2:20.20
6 Kayla De Bondt 94 VIC 2:21.04
7 Jacinta Mitchell 94 QLD 2:21.46
8 Helen Baade 94 QLD 2:25.27
1 Rachel Attenborough 94 NSW 2:16.16Q
2 Natalie Tanks *** 94 ACT/SCT 2:17.00Q
3 Clare Short 94 SA 2:16.89Q
4 Jade Brandt 94 QLD 2:17.69Q
5 Siobhan Deam 94 NSW 2:16.95Q
6 Erin Rayner 94 VIC 2:16.95q
6 Claudia Conley 94 TAS 2:17.85Q
8 Natalie Ambrose 94 VIC 2:18.69q
9 Abbey de la Motte 94 TAS 2:18.90
10 Hannah Wrigley 94 NSW 2:19.04
11 Felicity Stringer 94 TAS 2:19.85
12 Connor Gist 94 VIC 2:20.20
13 Kayla De Bondt 94 VIC 2:21.04
14 Clare O'Shea 94 VIC 2:21.45
15 Jacinta Mitchell 94 QLD 2:21.46
16 Helen Baade 94 QLD 2:25.27
17 Jordan Whitney 94 QLD 2:25.28
Event 36 Girls 400 metre Under 15
Name Year Team Prelims
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Renee Doggett 96 VIC 58.67Q
2 Amber Rowlandson 97 QLD 59.24Q
3 Bridget Reilly *** 96 ACT/SCT 60.40Q
4 Megan Keppel 96 VIC 60.54
5 Emily Fyffe 96 VIC 60.79
6 Maeve Hamilton 96 VIC 60.96
7 Erin Blundell 96 NSW 61.43
8 Jordyn Mulherin 96 QLD 64.77
1 Maddison McGarry 96 ACT 58.21Q
2 Renee Doggett 96 VIC 58.67Q
3 Amber Rowlandson 97 QLD 59.24Q
4 Teagan Kusterman 96 SA 59.37Q
5 Courtney Schultz 96 VIC 59.57Q
6 Bridget Reilly *** 96 ACTSCT 60.40Q
7 Jessie Harper 96 QLD 59.58q
8 Carolena Kostas 96 NSW 59.79q
9 Naomi Fitzpatrick 96 QLD 59.92
10 Breanna Dixon 96 WA 60.01
11 Hannah Joye 96 QLD 60.40
12 Megan Keppel 96 VIC 60.54
13 Emily Fyffe 96 VIC 60.79
14 Maeve Hamilton 96 VIC 60.96
15 Erin Blundell 96 NSW 61.43
16 Jordyn Mulherin 96 QLD 64.77
Event 50 Boys 2000 metre Steeplechase Under 16
National: N 5:55.06 5/12/2002 James Matthews, NSW
Name Year Team Finals
1 Jacob Birtwhistle 95 TAS 6:16.19
2 Reilly Shaw 95 ACT 6:24.15
3 Zak Patterson 95 VIC 6:24.55
4 Lachlan Calvert 95 ACT 6:27.12
5 Mark Richards 95 VIC 6:27.84
6 Stewart McSweyn 95 VIC 6:28.45
7 Shane Wilson 95 VIC 6:33.90
8 Mitchell Thompson 95 VIC 6:35.75
9 Nicholas Beer 95 VIC 6:55.41
10 Harry Bates *** 95 ACT/SCT 7:02.66
10 Osgar Murphy 95 VIC 7:02.66
12 Ben Covington 95 TAS 7:15.06
Event 71 Girls 400 metre Under 17
Name Year Team Prelims
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Eliza Bowers 94 QLD 57.72Q
2 Nicola Keane 94 NSW 58.00Q
3 Jacarna Bain-Fenton 94 NSW 58.45Q
4 Tia O'Carroll 94 NSW 58.58q
5 Natalie Tanks *** 94 ACT/SCT 59.61
6 Felicity Stringer 94 TAS 61.48
7 Clare O'Shea 94 VIC 61.83
8 Jasmine Sinclair 94 QLD 62.87
9 Amanda Fletcher 94 ACT 63.07
1 Alexandra Bulic 94 VIC 56.65Q
2 Eliza Bowers 94 QLD 57.72Q
3 Karlie Chambers 94 NSW 57.40Q
4 Nicola Keane 94 NSW 58.00Q
5 Jacarna Bain-Fenton 94 NSW 58.45Q
6 Savannah Walker 94 NSW 58.64Q
7 Tia O'Carroll 94 NSW 58.58q
8 Adelaide Robertson 94 VIC 59.05q
9 Taylor McCann 94 QLD 59.41
10 Natalie Tanks *** 94 ACT/SCT 59.61
11 Tara Vance 94 NSW 60.00
12 Catriona Bisset 94 ACT 60.20
13 Claudia Conley 94 TAS 60.22
14 Emma Kelly 94 WA 60.44
15 Felicity Stringer 94 TAS 61.48
16 Clare O'Shea 94 VIC 61.83
17 Jasmine Sinclair 94 QLD 62.87
18 Amanda Fletcher 94 ACT 63.07
Event 91 Girls 800 metre Under 15
Name Year Team Prelims
Heat 1 Preliminaries
1 Renee Doggett 96 VIC 2:17.47Q
2 Maddison McGarry 96 ACT 2:17.60Q
3 Jessica Sleigh 96 NSW 2:17.65Q
4 Claudia Verstraten 96 VIC 2:17.70q
5 Bridget Reilly *** 96 ACT/SCT 2:18.16q
6 Katie Mott 96 NSW 2:22.28
7 Emily Rohr 96 NSW 2:22.81
8 Sadie Plumb 96 VIC 2:23.21
9 Nicole Clark 96 WA 2:24.14
1 Renee Doggett 96 VIC 2:17.47Q
2 Carolena Kostas 96 NSW 2:20.03Q
3 Maddison McGarry 96 ACT 2:17.60Q
4 Caitlin Brown 96 NSW 2:21.18Q
5 Jessica Sleigh 96 NSW 2:17.65Q
6 Natalie Rule 96 VIC 2:21.50Q
7 Claudia Verstraten 96 VIC 2:17.70q
8 Bridget Reilly *** 96 ACT/SCT 2:18.16q
9 Katie Mott 96 NSW 2:22.28
10 Morgan Kitchener 96 NSW 2:22.54
11 Emily Rohr 96 NSW 2:22.81
12 Sadie Plumb 96 VIC 2:23.21
13 Emilee Salleo 96 WA 2:23.29
14 Naomi Fitzpatrick 96 QLD 2:23.61
15 Gabriella Beaumont 96 VIC 2:23.69
16 Nicole Clark 96 WA 2:24.14
17 Nicola Torley 96 ACT 2:27.96
18 Erin Blundell 96 NSW 2:33.08
Event 92 Girls 800 metre Under 16
National: N 2:02.49 20/03/1999 Georgie Clarke, VIC
Name Year Team Prelims
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Anna McCormack *** 95 ACT/SCT 2:16.48Q
2 Courtney Chamberlain 95 NSW 2:16.65Q
3 Kate Spencer 95 NSW 2:16.68Q
4 Emily Perrin 95 QLD 2:16.75q
5 Olivia Leonard 95 NSW 2:16.96q
6 Rochelle Kennedy 95 VIC 2:20.62
7 Caitlin Delaney 95 NSW 2:21.24
8 Nicole Barber 95 WA 2:24.43
9 Rebecca Favell 95 QLD 2:24.87
1 Anna Laman 95 NSW 2:16.48Q
1 Anna McCormack *** 95 ACT/SCT 2:16.48Q
3 Mia Ross 95 VIC 2:16.63Q
4 Courtney Chamberlain 95 NSW 2:16.65Q
5 Kate Spencer 95 NSW 2:16.68Q
6 Natasha Fountas 95 NSW 2:17.64Q
7 Emily Perrin 95 QLD 2:16.75q
8 Olivia Leonard 95 NSW 2:16.96q
9 Kyana Collard 95 WA 2:18.55
10 Tamara Tisdall 95 QLD 2:20.39
11 Rochelle Kennedy 95 VIC 2:20.62
12 Caitlin Delaney 95 NSW 2:21.24
13 Olivia Lavalle 95 NSW 2:21.40
14 Nicole Barber 95 WA 2:24.43
15 Grace Kalac 95 VIC 2:24.83
16 Rebecca Favell 95 QLD 2:24.87
17 Courtney Barnard 95 WA 2:29.01
Event 102 Boys 200 metre Under 16
National: N 21.48 7/12/1988 Paul Greene, NSW
Name Year Team Prelims
Heat 2 Preliminaries Wind: -0.3
1 Joshua Jay 95 NSW 22.62Q
2 James Lanthois 95 SA 23.33Q
3 James Ogbue 95 WA 23.45Q
4 Oscar Pople 95 NSW 23.71
4 William Shipperley 95 QLD 23.71
6 Nicholas Vecchi 95 ACT 23.79
7 Cameron Nicholls *** 95 ACT/SCT 24.09
-- Rhys Tucker 95 WA DQ IAAF 162.7
1 Matthew Scott 95 QLD 22.56Q -0.2
2 Joshua Jay 95 NSW 22.62Q -0.3
3 Jahnayah Freeman 95 NSW 22.79Q -0.2
4 James Lanthois 95 SA 23.33Q -0.3
5 Luke Chamberlain 95 WA 23.31Q -0.2
6 James Ogbue 95 WA 23.45Q -0.3
7 Sam Thomas 95 SA 23.40q -0.2
8 Alex Young 95 VIC 23.53q -0.2
9 Anthony Collum 95 NSW 23.71 -0.2
9 Oscar Pople 95 NSW 23.71 -0.3
9 William Shipperley 95 QLD 23.71 -0.3
12 Nicholas Vecchi 95 ACT 23.79 -0.3
13 Cambell King 95 WA 23.88 -0.2
14 James Heap 95 ACT 23.89 -0.2
15 Cameron Nicholls *** 95 ACT/SCT 24.09 -0.3
-- Rhys Tucker 95 WA DQ -0.3 IAAF 162.7
Event 114 Girls 1500 metre Race Walk Under 14
Name Year Team Finals
1 Caitlin Hosking *** 97 ACT/SCT 6:59.92
2 Tayla-Paige Billington 97 NSW 7:02.13
3 Jasmine Irshad 97 VIC 7:03.65
4 Katya Martin 97 QLD 7:13.88
5 Kenza Benzenati 97 QLD 7:19.01
6 Jemima Montag 98 VIC 7:21.25
7 Emma Norris 97 WA 7:29.15
8 Piper Douglas 97 SA 7:33.50
9 Alina Tape 97 NSW 7:45.79
10 Jessie Eastwood 97 VIC 7:48.21
11 Emma Grand 97 NSW 7:53.02
12 Taryn McCaffery 97 NSW 7:55.49
13 Caitlin Plummer 97 NSW 7:56.69
14 Tahlia Hunt 98 TAS 7:57.95
15 Jade Sanders 97 VIC 7:59.34
16 Bryony Beasley 97 NSW 8:17.97
17 Adriana Shina 97 NSW 8:21.81
-- Raqeema Evans 97 WA DQ IAAF 230
-- Jemma Brown 97 WA DQ IAAF 230
Event 152 Boys High Jump Under 17
Name Year Team Finals
1 Jackson Williams 94 QLD 1.96m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.93 1.96 1.99
P P O O XO O XO XXX
2 William Fry 94 SA 1.96m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.93 1.96 1.99
P P O O XO O XXO XXX
3 Jonathan Tammen *** 94 ACT/SCT 1.93m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.93 1.96
P O O O O O XXX
4 Riley Scelly 94 NSW 1.89m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.93
O O XO XO XXO XXX
4 David Brock 94 VIC 1.89m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.93
P O XO XO XXO XXX
6 Nicky Logan 94 NSW 1.85m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89
O O XO O XXX
7 Ashley Spratt 94 WA 1.85m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89
P O O XO XXX
8 Samuel Thompson 94 NSW 1.85m
1.65 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.89
O O O XXO XXX
Event 176 Girls 1500 metre Under 16
National: N 4:12.51 6/12/1999 Georgie Clarke, VIC
Name Year Team Finals
1 Anna Laman 95 NSW 4:32.81
2 Sophie Linn 95 SA 4:33.27
3 Kate Spencer 95 NSW 4:33.28
4 Anna McCormack *** 95 ACT/SCT 4:35.56
5 Susannah Stockwell 95 WA 4:39.80
6 Lucy Young 95 QLD 4:41.76
7 Caitlin Delaney 95 NSW 4:44.40
8 Michaela Quinn 95 NSW 4:46.50
9 Amity Delaney 95 NSW 4:48.92
10 Rochelle Kennedy 95 VIC 4:50.59
11 Emily Perrin 95 QLD 4:51.33
12 Olivia Lucas 95 QLD 4:53.57
13 Isobel Batt Doyle 95 SA 5:00.66
14 Emma McKinney 95 NSW 5:05.35
Event 187 Girls 800 metre Under 17
Name Year Team Finals
1 Erin Rayner 94 VIC 2:09.47
2 Jade Brandt 94 QLD 2:13.56
3 Rachel Attenboroug 94 NSW 2:14.29
4 Clare Short 94 SA 2:15.04
5 Claudia Conley 94 TAS 2:15.39
6 Natalie Ambrose 94 VIC 2:16.64
7 Natalie Tanks *** 94 ACT/SCT 2:20.39
8 Siobhan Deam 94 NSW 2:21.06
Event 199 Girls 400 metre Under 15
Name Year Team Finals
1 Renee Doggett 96 VIC 57.53
2 Maddison McGarry 96 ACT 58.18
3 Jessie Harper 96 QLD 58.69
4 Teagan Kusterman 96 SA 59.25
5 Courtney Schultz 96 VIC 59.44
6 Amber Rowlandson 97 QLD 59.81
7 Carolena Kostas 96 NSW 60.43
8 Bridget Reilly *** 96 ACT/SCT 60.93
Event 202 Boys 400 metre Under 16
National: N 48.12 7/12/1988 Paul Greene, NSW
Name Year Team Finals
1 James Lanthois 95 SA 51.59
2 Alex Young 95 VIC 51.82
3 Harrison Roubin 95 VIC 51.84
4 Dean Adair 95 SA 52.57
5 Cameron Nicholls *** 95 ACT/SCT 52.79
6 Jordan McAllister 95 QLD 52.89
7 Benjamin Seymour 95 QLD 53.74
8 Jesse Way 95 WA 54.73
9 Beau Tape 95 NSW 58.56
Event 215 Boys 3000 metre Race Walk Under 16
National: N 12:09.30 2/02/1995 Troy Sundstrom, NSW
Name Year Team Finals
1 Jesse Osborne 95 QLD 13:30.70
2 Elliot Hodgson 95 QLD 14:03.76
3 Ryan Antidormi 95 VIC 14:22.33
4 Kurtis Birch-Ward 95 NSW 14:31.22
5 Jay Felton 95 NSW 15:02.96
- Harry Bates *** 95 ACT/SCT DQ IAAF 230.1
Event 220 Girls 3000 metre Race Walk Under 16
National: N 12:43.00 8/11/1997 Michelle French, NSW
Name Year Team Finals
1 Elizabeth Hosking *** 95 ACT/SCT 14:21.55
2 Jmara Hockley Samon 95 VIC 14:23.92
3 Amy Bettiol 95 NSW 14:30.18
4 Amelia Finnegan 95 VIC 14:41.20
5 Breanna Brown 95 WA 15:22.82
6 Hannah Denney 95 NSW 15:29.02
7 Bianca Attard 95 VIC 15:40.61
8 Ebony Whiley 95 VIC 16:12.12
9 Amanda Heard 95 VIC 16:13.59
10 Jessica Callaway 95 VIC 16:22.28
11 Emily Warden 95 NSW 16:23.45
12 Isabella Shina 95 NSW 16:48.29
-- Shay Southern 95 NSW DQ IAAF 230.1
Event 257 Girls 800 metre Under 15
Name Year Team Finals
1 Natalie Rule 96 VIC 2:13.17
2 Maddison McGarry 96 ACT 2:15.60
3 Renee Doggett 96 VIC 2:15.70
4 Jessica Sleigh 96 NSW 2:16.29
5 Claudia Verstraten 96 VIC 2:18.18
6 Caitlin Brown 96 NSW 2:19.41
7 Bridget Reilly *** 96 ACT/SCT 2:21.49
8 Carolena Kostas 96 NSW 2:23.19
Event 258 Girls 800 metre Under 16
National: N 2:02.49 20/03/1999 Georgie Clarke, VIC
Name Year Team Finals
1 Anna Laman 95 NSW 2:13.59
2 Anna McCormack *** 95 ACT/SCT 2:14.58
3 Natasha Fountas 95 NSW 2:15.66
4 Mia Ross 95 VIC 2:16.20
5 Olivia Leonard 95 NSW 2:16.24
6 Courtney Chamberlain 95 NSW 2:16.63
7 Emily Perrin 95 QLD 2:17.22
8 Kate Spencer 95 NSW 2:21.40
Event 281 Girls Javelin Throw Under 20
National: N 57.37m 3/02/2007 Laura Cornford, NSW
Name Year Team Finals
1 Monique Cilione 94 VIC 45.73m
40.46m 45.73m 43.45m 44.46m 43.71m 43.64m
2 Kelsey-Lee Roberts *** 91 ACT/SCT 44.32m
43.87m 44.32m 39.02m 36.08m 42.43m 41.89m
3 Kaitlyn Ashmore 91 VIC 42.11m
42.11m 40.84m 41.08m 38.85m 38.52m FOUL
4 Breanna Large 91 VIC 41.36m
39.49m 40.88m 37.54m 39.19m 40.58m 41.36m
5 Jessica Head 91 QLD 41.25m
FOUL 41.02m 41.05m 41.25m FOUL FOUL
6 Sonya Kelly 92 NSW 40.20m
40.20m 35.40m FOUL 40.07m 40.08m 39.94m
7 Jacqui Mall 94 VIC 40.16m
40.05m 33.84m 37.53m 40.16m 38.79m 39.32m
8 Jemma Boyd 91 QLD 40.14m
40.14m 38.16m 37.65m 35.73m FOUL 37.40m
9 Samantha Fenwick 92 WA 38.35m
38.35m 37.74m 38.05m
10 Alison Severino 92 NSW 37.76m
37.75m 37.76m 36.88m
11 Ashleigh Knight 91 NSW 36.83m
36.83m 32.85m 33.53m
12 Claire Walsh 92 NSW 32.85m
32.85m 29.46m 29.58m
- Roberts wins Junior Sport Award!
Kelsey-Lee Roberts has won the prestigious ActewAGL Shield for outstanding junior achievement in sport at the TVRUASC Sports Awards night held on Friday 19 February.
Kelsey-Lee enjoyed a great year of Javelin throwing. A list of her achievements will be published here soon, along with a photograph from the awards night. She also received a $1000 scholarship from the club to help her with studies and the continuation of her sporting career. Continuation scholarships were received by Angeline Blackburn and Nick Buckland.
- Jessamy Hosking continues in VEADF scheme:
Mountain runner Jessamy Hosking is now a 'GOLD' member of SCT's VEADF scheme for promising elite athletes. Jessamy's ambitions include representing Australia once again in the World Mountain Running Championships and in the Commonwealth Games (with the likely inclusion of mountain running as a sport in future games).
- Bonus Grant from the Vikings Club:
Jane McGlew has been successful in applying for a $900 bonus grant from the Vikings Club. The money will be used to purchase new promotional 'feather-style' banners and a new 'hanging' banner for use at Fadden Pines, Interclub and other club activities.
- Travel and accommodation cheques processed:
SCT has written travel assistance cheques for athletes that attended the All-Schools T&F Championships held in Hobart. They will be received by Anna McCormack, Natalie Tanks, Elizabeth Hosking and Greg Hosking.
- Nominations for the Australian Junior Championships:
Any athletes wishing to attend the Australian Junior T&F Championships to be held in Sydney this March need to complete and return a nomination form. All athletes wanting to attend/be considered for selection/have made qualifiers - need to return the completed form to Cathy Tanks (Team Manager) by 13th February, the first day of ACT Championships. Cathy will be at the track on both days. We need to know who is actually committed to going and intending to compete in Sydney. While many will be selected, we can not assume that all will be attending. Generally, if we don't receive a nomination form or contact from athletes we may not have the opportunity to chase individuals as there are far too many, and we will take it that people are not interested in going.
The form also serves as the point of contact so that we can reach further selected athletes at the last minute after the second day of championships. Our team entries must reach Athletics Australia by 22nd February. As you may all realise with the second day of ACT champs on the 20th and our final team list needing to be in by 22nd does not leave us much time! This is why the nomination form is out now and is important that it is returned. Athletes must only put down what events they intend to do in Sydney (upon final confirmation from the selectors.) as this is what they will be entered into and charged for by Athletics Australia.
- Hosking stars at Australia Cup Meeting:
SCT's Jillian Hosking was one of the stars at the Australia Cup Meeting held at Bruce on Saturday 30 January. Competing in the Women's Invitation 5000m Race Walk, Jillian placed 2nd, splitting AIS athletes Claire Tallent and Kellie Wapshott. Jillian led the race in the early stages and finished 13 seconds behind Tallent.
Results: 1 Claire Tallent (AIS) 22:22.58. 2 Jillian Hosking (ACT) 22:35.15. 3 Kellie Wapshott (AIS) 22:54.91. 4 Cheryl Webb (NSWIS) 23:04.26. 5 Beki Lee (JSL) 23:36.56. 6 Nicole Fagan (NSW) 23:49.70. 7 Beth Alexander (VIC) 24:36.84.
- Results from ACT Interclub:
The following results from the ACT Interclub 2009/2010 season can be viewed if you have Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer:
Saturday 17 October, Friday 23 October, Friday 30 October, Friday 13 November, Saturday 21 November, Saturday 28 November, Friday 18 December, Thursday 7 January, 2010, Thursday 14 January, 2010, Friday 22 January, 2010, Saturday 20 February, 2010, Friday 26 February, 2010 and Saturday 6 March, 2010.
In the meeting on 30 October, Angeline Blackburn won the 200m in 25.97. In the women's 800m, Anna McCormack placed third in 2:18.59, with Bridget Reilly running 2:24.02 and Betsy Anderson-Smith 2:28.07. Betsy backed up in the 3000m, winning in 10:54.16.
Natalie Tanks placed 2nd in the 2000m Steeplechase in 8:00.54 and also won the 200m Hurdles in 33.67. Elizabeth Hosking won the 3000m walk in 15:27.42. In the field, Kelsey White triple-jumped 8.83m, while Kelsey-Lee Roberts won the discus with 32.24m.
Ashley Colquhoun ran 18:35.02 in the 5000m. Greg Hosking won the 2000m Steeplechase in 6:28.85, ahead of Christo Dunkley (6:45.45). Harry Bates triple-jumped 9.92m.
- The 2009 Parliamentary Relays:
The relays were held on Tuesday afternoon 8 December on a 1 mile course around Lennox Gardens. Following are the results for SCT's 'A' team. We placed 2nd (I think) out of the 10-person A-grade teams, but 1st of teams running females in the first two legs (traditional rules!). Our fastest runners were Jess Hosking (5:17), and Greg Hosking (4:43).
2009 Parliament House Relays (10 x 1.61km)
SCT 'A' Grade
- SCT at the Australian All-Schools Championships:
A number of SCT athletes were selected in the ACT team which contested the 2009 Australian All-Schools Championships held at the Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (4-7 December). There were 30 athletes in the team, with 8 from SCT:
Natalie Tanks, Elizabeth Hosking, Greg Hosking, Anna McCormack, Bridget Reilly, Kelsey White, Harry Bates and Rowan Dunkley.
Here are the ACT results, with SCT athletes in bold:
Girls 400 Metres Under 17
Section 1: 1, Louise Maybury, QLD, 56.03. 7, Isabelle Scott, ACT, 60.17.
Girls 800 Metres Under 17 Preliminaries
Heat 1: 1, Isabelle Scott, ACT, 2:13.74Q. Heat 2: 1, Odelle Wolfenden, QLD, 2:13.68Q. 2, Sophie Greig, ACT, 2:14.53Q.
Girls 800 Metres Under 17 Finals
Section 1: 1, Sophie Greig, ACT, 2:10.73. 2, Jess Rowe, SA, 2:11.26. 3, Isabelle Scott, ACT, 2:11.93.
Girls 1500 Metres Under 17
Section 1: 1, Nikki Hiscock, QLD, 4:39.12. 2, Lauren Parsons, NSW, 4:39.98. 3, Sophie Greig, ACT, 4:40.29.
Girls 400 Metres Hurdles Under 17 Preliminaries
Heat 1: 1, Chloe Jamieson, NSW, 62.56Q. 6, Keira Doherty, ACT, 71.30. Heat 2: 1, Ellie Macdonald, VIC, 64.01Q. 4, Natalie Tanks, ACT, 70.69.
Girls 800 Metres Under 16 Preliminaries
Heat 2: 1, Jenny Blundell, NSW, 2:17.46Q. 8, Natalie Tanks, ACT, 2:25.99.
Girls 2000 Metres Steeplechase Under 16
Section 1: 1, Leila Johnson, SA, 7:00.27. 12, Natalie Tanks, ACT, 8:02.13.
Girls 4x200 Metres Relay Under 16
Section 1: 6, ACT 'A' (Anna McCormack 95, Natalie Tanks 94, Erika Vredenbregt 96, Stephanie Pollard 95), 1:47.42.
Girls 100 Metres Under 15 Finals
Section 1: (w: -2.1) 1, Maddie Pirie, NSW, 12.32. 2, Stephanie Pollard, ACT, 12.41.
Girls 200 Metres Under 15 Finals
Section 1: (w: -2.6) 1, Maddie Pirie, NSW, 25.58. 2, Stephanie Pollard, ACT, 25.61.
Girls 800 Metres Under 15 Finals
Section 1: 1, Courtney Chamberlin, NSW, 2:14.25. 2, Anna McCormack, ACT, 2:14.61.
Girls 1500 Metres Under 15
Section 1: 1, Samantha Prime, VIC, 4:34.86. 2, Anna McCormack, ACT, 4:38.81.
Girls 200 Metres Hurdles Under 15 Finals
Section 1: (w: -0.3) 1, Melissa-Maree Farrington, NSW, 28.53. 6, Erika Vredenbregt, ACT, 30.99.
Girls 2000 Metres Steeplechase Under 15
Section 1: 1, Lucy Young, QLD, 7:04.57. 7, Nicola Torley, ACT, 7:30.09.
Girls 3000 Metres Race Walk Under 15
Section 1: 1, Elizabeth Hosking, ACT, 14:25.61.
Girls 100 Metres Under 14 Preliminaries
Heat 2: (w: 0.6) 1, Casey Atkins, QLD, 12.70Q. 8, Erika Vredenbregt, ACT, 13.27.
Girls 400 Metres Under 14 Semi-Finals
Heat 2: 1, Hannah Joye, QLD, 59.86Q. 7, Bridget Reilly, ACT, 61.86.
Girls 800 Metres Under 14 Preliminaries
Heat 3: 1, Natalie Rule, VIC, 2:16.43Q. 4, Bridget Reilly, ACT, 2:19.86.
Girls 1500 Metres Under 14
Section 1: 1, Hayley Arden, NSW, 4:35.82. 9, Nicola Torley, ACT, 4:52.10.
Girls 80 Metres Hurdles Under 14 Preliminaries
Heat 3: (w: 1.4) 1, Iman Balla, VIC, 12.95Q. 5, Erika Vredenbregt, ACT, 13.01q.
Girls 4x100 Metres Relay Under 14
Section 1: 7, ACT 'A' (Kelsey White 96, Nicola Torley 96, Bridget Reilly 96, Erika Vredenbregt 96), DQ.
Girls High Jump Under 14
Section 1: 1, Eleanor Patterson, VIC, 1.70m. 1, Erika Vredenbregt, ACT, 1.70m.
Girls Long Jump Under 14
Section 1: 1, Sarah Ferrier, VIC, 5.39m, w:0.9. 10, Erika Vredenbregt, ACT, 4.94m, w:0.1.
Girls Triple Jump Under 14
Section 1: 1, Sarah Ferrier, VIC, 11.59m, w:1.9. 4, Erika Vredenbregt, ACT, 11.20m, w:-0.4.
Girls 1500 Metres Race Walk Under 14
Section 1: 1, Rachel Barker, QLD, 6:59.77. 33, Kelsey White, ACT, 8:44.40.
Boys 100 Metres Under 17 Preliminaries
Heat 2: (w: 1.6) 1, Nicholas Hough, NSW, 10.93Q. 7, Corey Wilson, ACT, 11.67.
Boys 200 Metres Under 17 Preliminaries
Heat 2: (w: -1.9) 1, William McNamarra, NSW, 22.95Q. 6, Corey Wilson, ACT, 24.58.
Boys 1500 Metres Under 17
Section 1: 1, Milaan Lottering, QLD, 4:03.33. 2, Liam Dwyer, NSW, 4:03.47. 13, Gregory Hosking, ACT, 4:22.99.
Boys 400 Metres Hurdles Under 17 Preliminaries
Heat 2: 1, Steven Solomon, NSW, 54.68Q. 4, Angus Gould, ACT, 58.76.
Boys 2000 Metres Steeplechase Under 17
Section 1: 1, Grant Gwynne, QLD, 5:57.93. 6, Gregory Hosking, ACT, 6:30.33.
Boys High Jump Under 17
Section 1: 1, Chris Morrow, NSW, 1.99m. 9, Jesse Field, ACT, 1.80m.
Boys Triple Jump Under 17
Section 1: 1, Tetteh Anang, QLD, 14.45m, w:0.9. 9, Daniel Luton, ACT, 12.67m, w:1.4.
Boys 4x100 Metres Relay Under 16
Section 1: 6, ACT 'A' (Luke Twynham 95, Nicholas Vecchi 95, James Heap 95, Cameron Nicholls 95), 46.37.
Boys 4x200 Metres Relay Under 16
Section 1: 7, ACT 'A' (James Heap 95, Nicholas Vecchi 95, Vincent Vu 96, Angus Gould 94), 1:36.39.
Boys Long Jump Under 16
Section 1: 1, Matthew Haynes, VIC, 6.87m, w:0.7. 11, Angus Gould, ACT, 6.02m, w:-0.4.
Boys Triple Jump Under 16
Section 1: 1, Christopher Hill, QLD, 14.16m, w:0.3. 6, Angus Gould, ACT, 12.53m, w:0.8.
Boys 100 Metres Under 15 Preliminaries
Heat 1: (w: 2.7) 5, Luke Twynham, ACT, 11.86q. 9, James Heap, ACT, 12.15. Heat 2: (w: -1.3) 9, Nicholas Vecchi, ACT, 12.18. 10, Cameron Nicholls, ACT, 12.35.
Boys 100 Metres Under 15 Finals
Section 1: (w: -1.8) 1, Joshua Jay, NSW, 11.19. 6, Luke Twynham, ACT, 11.79.
Boys 200 Metres Under 15 Preliminaries
Heat 1: (w: -0.4) 1, Jahnayah Freeman, NSW, 23.60Q. 5, Cameron Nicholls, ACT, 24.76. 6, Brendan Hay, TAS, 25.70. Heat 2: (w: 0.8) 1, Joshua Jay, NSW, 22.73Q. 3, Luke Twynham, ACT, 23.89.
Boys 400 Metres Under 15 Preliminaries
Heat 2: 1, Alex Young, VIC, 50.96Q. 5, Cameron Nicholls, ACT, 52.67q. 6, Brendan Hay, TAS, 54.36.
Boys 400 Metres Under 15 Finals
Section 1: 1, Malcolm Neiwand, VIC, 50.85. 7, Cameron Nicholls, ACT, 52.56.
Boys 800 Metres Under 15 Preliminaries
Heat 3: 1, Alexander Harlow, QLD, 2:03.08Q. 4, Lachlan Calvert, ACT, 2:05.56.
Boys 2000 Metres Steeplechase Under 15
Section 1: 1, Jacob Birtwhistle, TAS, 6:23.42. 8, Lachlan Calvert, ACT, 6:41.74.
Boys Long Jump Under 15
Section 1: 1, Blake Mammarella, QLD, 6.19m, w:2.7. 8, Luke Twynham, ACT, 5.50m, w:0.9.
Boys Shot Put Under 15
Section 1: 1, Latham Takau, QLD, 18.17m. 8, Clancy Baxter, ACT, 14.22m.
Boys Discus Throw Under 15
Section 1: 1, Latham Takau, QLD, 61.42m. 6, Clancy Baxter, ACT, 48.86m.
Boys 3000 Metres Race Walk Under 15
Section 1: 1, Jesse Osborne, QLD, 13:32.92. --, Harry Bates, ACT, DQ.
Boys 100 Metres Under 14 Preliminaries
Heat 1: (w: 0.8) 1, Ewerton Almeida, QLD, 12.00Q. 3, Riley Kingston, ACT, 12.12. Heat 3: (w: -0.3) 1, Jesse Morgan, QLD, 12.02Q. 6, Vincent Vu, ACT, 12.53.
Boys 200 Metres Under 14 Preliminaries
Heat 1: (w: -2.3) 1, Joel Hagan, QLD, 24.54Q. 5, Christian
Fobister, ACT, 25.38q. Heat 2: (w: 1.1) 1, Sachith Wickramasuriya, QLD, 23.98Q. 6, William Green, ACT, 26.04. Heat 3: (w: 0.7) 1, Jonathon Legas, NSW, 24.34Q. 2, Riley Kingston, ACT, 24.38Q.
Boys 200 Metres Under 14 Semi-Finals
Heat 1: (w: 1.7) 1, Sachith Wickramasuriya, QLD, 24.16Q. 6, Christian Fobister, ACT, 25.04. Heat 2: (w: 2.5) 1, Jesse Morgan, QLD, 23.79Q. 5, Riley Kingston, ACT, 24.29q.
Boys 200 Metres Under 14 Finals
Section 1: (w: 0.7) 1, Broady Walsh, NSW, 23.82. 8, Riley Kingston, ACT, 24.75.
Boys 400 Metres Under 14 Preliminaries
Heat 1: 1, Lewis Simon, QLD, 53.60Q. 5, Dean Paragalli, ACT, 55.64. Heat 2: 1, Joshua Robinson, QLD, 53.38Q. 2, Christian Fobister, ACT, 55.12Q.
Boys 400 Metres Under 14 Finals
Section 1: 1, Joshua Robinson, QLD, 52.36. 6, Christian Fobister, ACT, 56.03.
Boys 4x100 Metres Relay Under 14
Section 1: 3, ACT 'A' (Vincent Vu 96, Christian Fobister 96, William Green 96, Riley Kingston 96), 47.50.
Boys High Jump Under 14
Section 1: 1, Henry Smith, VIC, 1.76m. 11, Rowan Dunkley, ACT, 1.60m.
Boys Long Jump Under 14
Section 1: 1, Raui Poaru, NSW, 5.97m, w:0.5. 6, Vincent Vu, ACT, 5.60m, w:2.1. 8, William Green, ACT, 5.30m, w:0.1.
Boys Triple Jump Under 14
Section 1: 1, Lewis Simon, QLD, 12.43m, w:1.4. 10, Vincent Vu, ACT, 11.42m, w:3.6.
Boys 1500 Metres Race Walk Under 14
Section 1: 1, Benjamin Tesch, QLD, 6:52.97. 12, Jacob Mitchell, ACT, 9:40.
- Hosking shines in Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships:
Keswick, England - 18 & 20 September 2009
by John Harding
SCT's Jessamy Hosking has been the best Australian performer at the Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships at Keswick in England, finishing 9th in both the uphill and up/down 8km events. The women's team finished 4th in both races, after Hubertien Wichers, Kate Siebold-Crosbie and June Petrie finished 17th, 20th and 21st respectively in the uphill, and Siebold-Crosbie and Wichers were 17th and 20th in the up/down.
In the men's 12 km uphill, NCG's Scott McTaggart had a very good run to finish 13th in 55.34. John Winsbury was 19th in 56.42 and Stephen Brown 30th in 1.00.52. In the up/down 12 kms. Winsbury finished 17th in a quick 51.12 and Brown 24th in a strong 53:03. Australia did not have a full men's team after withdrawals and non-acceptances.
Men's 12kms uphill, 18 September
1 K Wilson Chemweno KEN 50:42, 2 Jonathan Wyatt NZL 51:21, 3 Kris Swanson CAN 52:49, 13 Scott McTaggart AUS 55:34, 19 John Winsbury AUS 56:42, 30 Stephen Brown AUS 60:52.
Women's 8kms uphill, 18 September
1 Anna Frost NZL 48:06, 2 Katie Ingram ENG 48:43, 3 Rebecca Robinson ENG 49:12, 9 Jessamy Hosking AUS 52:38, 17 Hubertien Wichers AUS 55:42, 20 Kate Seibold-Crosbie AUS 56:59, 21 June Petrie AUS 57:14.
1 ENG 2,3,5 - 10 pts, 2 SCO 7,8,11 - 26 pts, 3 NZL 1,12,14 - 27 pts, 4 AUS 9,17,20 - 46 pts.
Men's 12kms up/down, 20 September
1 K Wilson Chemweno KEN 47:55, 2 Adam Grice ENG 48:12, 3 Billy Burns ENG 49:00, 17 John Winsbury AUS 51:12, 24 Stephen Brown AUS 53:03.
Women's 8kms up/down, 20 September
1 Katie Ingram ENG 40:12, 2 Sarah Turnstall ENG 41:00, 3 Pamela Bundotich KEN 41:54, 9 Jessamy Hosking AUS 43:42, 17 Kate Seibold-Crosbie AUS 46:09, 20 Hubertien Wichers AUS 48:00.
1 England 1,2,4 - 7 pts, 2 New Zealand 7,12,13 - 32 pts, 3 Scotland 5,14,15 - 34 pts, 4 Australia 9,17,20 - 46 pts.
- Walshe 2nd in New Caledonia Marathon:
SCT's Nick Walshe has come away with the silver medal in the New Caledonia International Marathon held in Noumea on 23 August. Not only that, but the man better known for his starring roles in the Runners Shop TV ads has run a fantastic new PB time of 2:32:05. Nick was one of a number of invited Australian runners who filled the major placings. First male in the race was Japanese runner Tsutomu Saeki who finished just 7 seconds ahead in 2:31:58. The first female was another Japanese runner, Yuri Kambara, in a time of 2:58:48.
Male - 1 Tsutomu Saeki 2:31:58, 2 Nick Walshe (AUS) 2:32:05, 3 Anthony Farrugia (AUS) 2:32:26, 4 Richard Gardiner (AUS) 2:34:39, 5 Thomas Prono 2:41:04, 6 Antoine Planes 2:45:43.
Female - 1 Yuri Kambara 2:58:48, 2 Erika Ellis 3:00:59, 3 Erin Hargrave (AUS) 3:02:00, 4 Johanna Parsons (AUS) 3:05:59, 5 Vérity Tolhurst (AUS) 3:11:04, 6 Yoko Yamazawa 3:13:24.
- Latest High Noon T&F Results:
From the High Noon meeting held at the AIS track on Sunday 13 September:
Female: 100m U16, Natalie Tanks - 13.62 (+2.8 wind). 100m U16, Bridget Reilly - 14.17 (+2.8 wind). 100m U14, Kelsey White - 15.67 (+2.8 wind). 800m U16, Anna McCormack - 2:21.79. 800m U20, Betsy Anderson-Smith - 2:27.43. 800m U16, Alexa Kniley - 2:34.00. 800m U16, Elizabeth Hosking - 2:36.76. 800m U16, Lili Mooney - 2:38.73. 800m U14, Caitlin Hosking - 2:45.30. 2000m Steeplechase U16, Natalie Tanks 8:00.60 (h); Elizabeth Hosking 8:22.60 (h). 80m Hurdles U14, Kelsey White - 17.99 (+4.1 wind). Long Jump - Natalie Tanks (U16) 4.48m (+2.6 wind). Bridget Reilly (U14) 4.20m (+3.4 wind). Kelsey White (U14) 3.92m (+3.3 wind).
Male: 60m U20, Adam Cunningham - 8.64 (+5.1 wind). 100m U20, Adam Cunningham - 13.57 (+2.0 wind). 200m U20, Adam Cunningham - 28.20 (+3.2 wind).
- Hosking first Australian in World Mountain Running Championships:
Jessamy Hosking has placed 33rd in the Senior Women's race of the 25th World Mountain Running Championships held at Campodolcino, Valchiavenna in Italy on 6 September 2009. Jessamy was a member of the Australian Team which included Kathryn Ewels, Hubertien Wichers and Kate Seibold-Crosbie. Jessamy recorded a time of 48:30 for the 8.6k 2-lap course. Each lap climbed and descended 275m (this was an up/down year for the championships) and the starting elevation was 1750m above sea level. The winner of the Senior Women's race was Italian Elisa Desco in a time of 43:39. The Italians won the team event with Valentina Belotti finishing second and Maria grazia Roberti third.
The Senior Men competed over 3 laps of the course (12.9k), and the race winner was Geoffrey Kusuro from Uganda in 54:51. The first runner from Australia was North Canberra Gunghalin's Scott McTaggart, finishing in 1:03:56 for 75th place. Former SCT member John Winsbury finished 77th in 1:03:57. In the Senior Men's race there were 142 starters and seven of the top ten places were taken by African runners.
- The 2009 Australian Cross Country Championships:
This year the championships were held on the tough Willandra course near Nowra. A number of SCT runners were competing as members of the ACT Athletics and Schools' Teams. Here are the abbreviated results (and results for 'Fadden Pines' runners):
Girls 10 Years 2k - 1 Laura Powell (VIC) 7:15, 19 Rebecca Sargent (ACT) 8:36.
Girls 11 years 3k - 1 Samantha King (NSW) 10:46, 10 Olivia Fogarty (ACT) 11:42, 26 Georgia Fogarty (ACT) 12:55.
Girls 12 Years 3k - 1 Rachel Waters (VIC) 10:54, 12 Rebekah Sawkins (ACT) 11:24.
Boys U14 3k - 1 Morgan McDonald (NSW) 9:45, 45 Riley McGown (ACT) 10:49, 65 Rowan Dunkley (ACT/SCT) 11:41.
Girls U14 3k - 1 Hayley Arden (NSW) 10:10, 40 Leanne Pompeani (ACT) 11:46, 44 Bridget Reilly (ACT/SCT) 11:52, 46 Caitlin Hosking (ACT/SCT) 11:58.
Girls U16 4k - 1 Samantha Prime (VIC) 14:52, 9 Anna McCormack (ACT/SCT) 15:34, 59 Natalie Tanks (ACT/SCT) 17:46, 65 Elizabeth Hosking (ACT/SCT) 18:23, Alexa Kniley (ACT/SCT) DNF, Lili Mooney (ACT/SCT) DNF.
Boys U18 6k - 1 Ethan Heywood (WA) 18:23, 79 Gregory Hosking (ACT/SCT) 22:23, 80 Christo Dunkley (ACT/SCT) 22:23, 92 Robbie Dunkley (ACT/SCT 24:19.
Girls U20 6k - 1 Grace Thek (VIC) 21:46, 12 Betsy Anderson-Smith (ACT/SCT) 24:15.
Women Open 8k - 1 Clare Geraghty (QLD) 30:15, 7 Jessamy Hosking (ACT/SCT) 31:25, 24 Jillian Hosking (ACT/SCT) 35:12.
Mixed 13-19 AWD 3k - 1 Mitchell Pink (NSW) 11:41, 6 Tim D'Abrera (ACT/SCT) 14:40.
- The Sydney Tower Run-Up:
This unique event was held on Friday 21 August. Competitors race in 'waves' to the top Sydney Tower, a 250m 'vertical' race up the stairwell of the tower from Pitt Street to the observation deck. The winners were Thomas Dold in 7:04 and Vanessa Haverd in 8:41. SCT's Jessamy Hosking placed 9th in the Female Elite section in 10:09, while Jim White was 12th in the Male 45+ section in 12:19.
- Latest High Noon T&F Results:
From the High Noon meeting held at the AIS track on Sunday 23 August:
Female: 100m U14, Kelsey White - 15.62 (+0.6 wind). 1500m U16, Erinn Walters - 7:31.67. 200m Hurdles U14, Kelsey White - 41.19 (+1.2 wind). Triple Jump U14, Kelsey White - 8.10m (+0.3 wind). High Jump U14, Kelsey White - 1.40m.
Male: 100m U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 14.66 (+0.6 wind). 400m U16, Harry Bates - 1:06.11. 1500m U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 7:40.03. 400m Hurdles U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 1:21.69. 1500m Walk U16, Harry Bates - 7:22.61. High Jump U20, Timothy D'Abrera 1.30m.
- Winter Season Results:
The 18th and final individual event in SCT's Winter Pointscore Competition was held at Mt Majura Saturday 22 August. In a late rush, Alexa Kniley has overtaken Caitlin Hosking to be the overall (and female) winner for 2009 with an excellent score of 1,170 points from 12 races. Libby Hosking placed third. Ryan Young has also come from behind to pip Jim White as the male winner on 1,022 points, however Jim managed to hold off Geoff Monro and win the Veteran competition.
- High Noon T&F Results:
A small number of SCT athletes competed in the High Noon meeting held at the AIS track on Sunday 2 August:
Female: 100m U14, Bridget Reilly - 14.21 (+1.9 wind). 200m U16, Natalie Tanks - 28.16 (+1.2 wind), Erinn Walters - 43.39 (+1.2 wind). 800m U16, Natalie Tanks - 2:25.63, Erinn Walters - 3:40.30. 3000m Walk U14, Kelsey White - 24:02.0. Long Jump U14, Bridget Reilly - 3.47m (+0.9 wind). Javelin U20, Kelsey-Lee Roberts - 40.85m.
Male: 60m U20, Adam Cunningham - 8.94 (+1.1 wind). 100m U20, Adam Cunningham - 13.94 (+1.8 wind), Timothy D'Abrera - 15.96 (+1.9 wind). 200m U20, Adam Cunningham - 30.02 (+1.2 wind). 800m U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 3:21.89, Adam Cunningham - 3:40.32. 3000m U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 15:40.80. 100m Hurdles U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 20.16 (+0.6 wind). 3000m Walk U16, Harry Bates - 15:01.79. High Jump U20, Timothy D'Abrera - 1.25m.
- Kirkby and Walshe take out Runners Shop Trophy:
Alison Kirkby and Nick Walshe are the 2009 winners of SCT's prestigious Runners Shop Trophy. The trophy was presented to the club by Brian Wenn, and is awarded to the fastest SCT male and female runners in the 10 kilometre race at the annual Runners Shop fun runs. Nick placed second outright in the race, behind Philo Saunders, and recorded a great time in windy conditions of 33:10. Alison was the 12th female in 47:06 in a race won by new masters runner Jackie Fairweather (37:35). The photo shows SCT President Geoff Monro presenting the trophy to Alison and Nick.
- Summer Pointscore Updated:
The results of SCT's summer pointscore competition for the 2008/09 season are available on this page. Natalie Tanks scored the most points for SCT at Interclub last season and was 6th out of all athletes competing at ACT Interclub. Elizabeth Hosking was second for SCT and Lili Mooney third. Our highest male pointscorer at Interclub was Christo Dunkley.
Perpetual SCT trophies for all age-groups will once again be up for grabs for the 2009/10 Interclub season. Don't forget that you can score individual points for relays, and events that aren't your specialty (whether it be the hammer throw or the steeplechase), so come along and have a go!
- Fadden Pines over for another year:
SCT's Schools' Cross Country season finished on Sunday 2 August with the popular 'Grand Final' handicap races and presentation of awards. Chief handicapper Jim White managed to produce some close finishes, although there were some 'burglars' who escaped detection and managed to win easily. Watch out next year! The full results are available on the Fadden Pines 2009 page. The winners of the three handicap races were Ethan Robards, Vivien Clarke and Riley McGown.
After the races, our perpetual school team shields were presented to the winning teams by club president Geoff Monro. These results will be available soon on the Fadden Pines page after points are double-checked. Everyone celebrated a successful season with free pizzas and drinks. See you all (and your friends) again next May!
- SCT runners in the Bush Capital Marathon events:
SCT runners descended on mass to Campbell High School for the "Bush Capital Bush Marathon" events on Saturday 25 July. There were plenty of events on offer, from a 2k run for children to a 60k run for ultra nuts. Following is race director John Harding's report on the day's proceedings:
"Goulburn medical student Alex Matthews clocked 2hrs 46 mins 19 secs to win today's Bush Capital marathon, slashing 15 minutes off the course record. The hills in Mt Ainslie, Mt Majura and Goorooyarroo reserves did not trouble Matthews, who was third in the Australian Trail Running Championship in March. Wagga Wagga veteran was runner up in 3:24:41 and ANU student Andrew Williams was third in 3:39:56. Kate Hodson of Ngunnawal in the ACT made an outstanding comeback from injury to finish first female in 3:22:04, with Canberra veterans Kelley Flood second in 3:42:00 and Elle Knight third in 3:54:15. American attorney Win Apel achieved his goal of completing a marathon on all seven continents when he completed the course in 6:22:45.
The 60 km ultramarathon was won in the fast time of 4:36:46 by Kingston's Peter Johnson who was moving up in distance after finishing second in the marathon in 2008. South Coast runner Damian Smith was second in 4:56:42, just ahead of fast finishing David Baldwin who ran 4:57:26. Triple world rogaining champion Julie Quinn of Macquarie was fastest female in 5:18:03, with Natalie Jennings of Sydney second in 5:54:07 and Marie Heitz of Tasmania third in 5:56:59.
World long distance mountain running representative Colleen Middleton from Albury had a brilliant run in the 25 kms, clocking 1:45:48, with Yelena Pearson second in 1:54:27 and Sally Parker third in 1:54:35. Alex Miller of Gowrie in the ACT was first in 1:41:26, with former world veteran champion Trevor Jacobs second in 1:43:31 and Bill Bennett third in 1:47:20.
The most popular event of the day, the 16 kms with over 160 participants, proved to be a Tour de Force for local horticulturist Laurie Cullen of Ainslie who was scintillating in clocking 60:21, seven minutes ahead of runner up, CSIRO scientist Tony Swan, another plant expert, with local legal eagle Richard Faulks a high flying third in 68:37. Elizabeth Humphries of Lyneham was fastest female in 72:52, with Julia Reed second in 73:34 and Louise Gates third in 76:29.
World long distance mountain running medallist Angela Bateup of Yass organised the turnaround drink station for the 60 kms before blitzing the 10 kms in 38:43. Dual Six Foot Track champion Vanessa Haverd of Watson in the ACT was second in 41:17, with Sarah Londsdale third in 42:46. Darren McClellan of Terrigal in NSW was fastest male in 40:45, with Andy Lowes next in 48:12 and Yili Zhu third in 48:29.
Christo Dunkley, 15, of Isaacs in the ACT had a strong win the 5 kms in 18:53, with 13 year old Reuben Caley second in 19:31 and Greg Hosking third in 19:34. Anna McCormack, 13, of Pearce in the ACT showed her talent in the women's field, with the excellent time of 20:26. Betsy Anderson-Smith was second in 20:48 and Alexa Kniley third in 21:03. A good field of youngsters assembled for the 2 kms, with victory going to 10 year old Andrew Hosking of Hughes in the ACT in the quick time for the hilly course of 9:32, with Haydn Waugh of Woonoona in Sydney second in 9:39 and Rohan Hosking, 8, third in 9:40. The girls race was won by Lauren Robards, 8, of Spence in the ACT in 9:55, with Zoe Cuthbert, 8, of Watson second in 11:30 and Samantha Eardley, 13, of Woonoona third in 11:45.
The Australian Mountain Running Association wishes to thank Campbell High School , Canberra Nature Park , and all of the helpers on the day for a very successful event in beautiful mid-winter sunshine."
Full results coming soon ...
- High Noon T&F Results:
Here are the results for SCT athletes from the High Noon Meeting held on 19 July:
Female: 100m - Natalie Tanks, U16, 13.52 (+2.0 wind); Bridget Reilly, U14, 13.96 (+1.7 wind). 400m - Erinn Walters, U16, 1:47.00. 1500m - Bridget Reilly, U14, 5:16.17. 400 Hurdles - Natalie Tanks, U16, 1:11.25.
Male: 100m - Timothy D'Abrera, U20, 14.67 (+1.7 wind). 400m - Harry Bates, U16, 1:05.08; Timothy D'Abrera, U20, 1:30.00. 1500m - Timothy D'Abrera, U20, 6:56.36. 1500m Walk - Harry Bates, U16, 7:07.14. High Jump - Timothy D'Abrera, U20, 1.25m.
- Photo page updated:
There are new photos of SCT members in recent events on the RECENT PHOTOS page. These have been selected from the collection on the ACT Athletics website and will be updated here regularly.
- The 2009 ACT Cross Country Championships:
The annual Athletics ACT Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday 4 July at Weston Park. SCT runners were out in force and performed brilliantly. Anna McCormack and Betsy Anderson-Smith are ACT Champions for their respective age-groups!
Here are the full results for SCT athletes:
Girls U14 3k: 4th Caitlin Hosking 12:39 (1st Rebekah Sawkins, WC, 11:33).
Boys U14 3k: 5th Rowan Dunkley 12:09, 6th Timothy D'Abrera 14:43 (1st Conor Sproule 10:54).
Girls U16 4k: 1st Anna McCormack 15:07, 2nd Alexa Kniley 15:32, 4th Natalie Tanks 16:31, 7th Elizabeth Hosking 17:10, 8th Lili Mooney 18:58.
Boys U16 4k: 5th Harry Bates 15:34, 6th Cameron Anderson-Smith 16:42 (1st Anthoney Jarrett, WH, 13:41).
Mens U18 6k: 6th Christo Dunkley 21:56 (1st Alexander Tridgell, WH, 20:33).
Womens U20 6k: 1st Betsy Anderson-Smith 24:01.
Mens M60 Veteran 8k: 5th Jim White 35:28.
Mens Open 12k: 17th Ashley Colquhoun 47:00, 18th Geoff Monro 47:04 (1st Alan Craigie, WC, 37:55).
- The ACT Athletics Annual Awards:
The Athletics ACT Annual Awards Ceremony was held at the Ainslie Football & Social Club on Friday 26 June. Awards for the 2008/09 summer and winter seasons were presented. SCT nominations and all award winners are listed below:
Cross Country and Road Running (Females):
U14 - 1 - Rebekah Sawkins (WC). SCT nomination - Elizabeth Hosking.
U16 - 1 - Sophie Greig (NCG).
U18 - 1 - Andrea Comer (SCT).
U20 - 1 - Emily Brichacek (WC). SCT nomination - Emilia Skopal.
Open - 1 - Jackie Fairweather (WH). SCT nominations - Jessamy Hosking, Kathy Southgate.
Cross Country and Road Running (Males):
U14 - 1 - Lachlan Calvert (NCG).
U16 - 1 - Declan Wilson (WC). SCT nomination - Christo Dunkley.
U18 - 1 - Peter Hosking (SCT).
U20 - 1 - Brett Robinson (WH).
Open - 1 - Martin Dent (WC).
Track & Field (Females):
U14 - 1 - Erika Vredenbregt (NCG). SCT nomination - Anna McCormack.
U16 - 1 - Sophie Greig (NCG). SCT nomination - Natalie Tanks.
U18 - 1 - Kelsey Lee-Roberts (SCT).
U20 - 1 - Melissa Breen (WH). SCT nomination - Kelsey Lee-Roberts.
Open - 1 - Lauren Boden (NCG). SCT nominations - Angie Blackburn, Jillian Hosking.
Track & Field (Males):
U14 - 1 - Christian Fobister (NCG). SCT nomination - Harry Bates.
U16 - 1 - Liam Dwyer (SCT).
U18 - 1 - Brett Robinson (WH).
U20 - 1 - Michael Reading (NCG). SCT nomination - Nick Buckland.
Open - 1 - Brendan Cole (QBN).
Cross Country and Road Running Age Group club champions:
Female Open - WC, Vet - WH. Male Open - WC, Vet - WC. Club - WC.
Interclub Age Group Club Champions:
Female U14, U18, Open - NCG. U16, U 20 - SCT. Male U14, U16, U18, U20, Open - NCG. Individual Interclub point score: 1 - Erika Vredenbregt (NCG) 1518 points.
Canberra Medal: Lauren Boden, John Woods. Senator Margaret Reid Trophy Outstanding Junior Club Athlete: Emily Brichacek (WC). Encouragement Award for an Athlete with a Disability: William O'Neill. Official of the Year: Dianne Calvert. Brian Gleeson Trophy junior coach of the Year: 1 - Alan Bishop (SCT) / John Hunt. SCT nomination - Kathy Southgate. Coach of athletes with a Disability: 1 - Iryna Dvoskina. Daryl Cross Trophy Coach of the Year: 1 - Matt Beckenham. Joan Cross Trophy Outstanding Senior Woman Sprinter: 1 - Melissa Breen. Mick Dowling Trophy Outstanding Athlete with a Disability: 1 - Christine Wolf. SCT nomination - Wade McMahon. Global Award Athlete of the Year: 1 - Martin Dent.
The following SCT athletes were awarded Laurel Wreath Numbers for the 2009/2010 season:
#9 - Wade McMahon, #11 - Angie Blackburn, #19 - Jessamy Hosking, #23- Jillian Hosking.
- The New South Wales Cross Country Championships:
A number of SCT members travelled to Cambewarra on Saturday 20 June to compete in the NSW Cross Country Championships, which were held on the hilly Willandra course. Here are the full results:
3km Female - 13 Caitlin Hosking (W12) 11:52, 14 Bridget Reilly (W13) 11:52. (1st Hayley Arden (W13) 10:15).
4km Male - 37 Timothy D'Abrera (M18) 13:52.
4km Female - 5 Anna McCormack (W14) 16:16, 8 Alexa Kniley (W15) 16:23, 23 Elizabeth Hosking (W14) 17:29, 24 Natalie Tanks (W15) 17:29. (1st Anna Laman (W14) 15:10).
6km Male - 8 Liam Dwyer (M16) 20:56 (1st Zachary Rea (M16) 19:44).
- High Noon Results:
Here are the results for SCT athletes from the second High Noon Meet for 2009, held on 21 June:
Open 800m - Angeline Blackburn, 2:12.73. U20 100m - Timothy D'Abrera, 15.53. U20 HJ - Timothy D'Abrera, 1.25m. Open Javelin - Wade McMahon, 28.49m.
- Great runs from Hosking and Flannery in Mountain Championships:
SCT runners Jessamy Hosking and Hannah Flannery competed with distinction in the 2009 Australian Mountain Running Championships, held on 7 June at Ferntree Gully near Melbourne. Jessamy won the silver medal, with Hannah placing 8th. Here is a brief report from John Harding:
Mark Bourne had a scintillating run to light up the bleak weather at Ferntree Gully and win the 12.3 km Australian Mountain Running title in a sizzling 50:30. Matt Johnson (VIC) was 2nd in 51:30, Stephen Brown (NSW) 3rd in 52:13, and David Hosking (ACT) gave a brilliant example of superb pacing to come through the field for 4th in 57:23.
In the open women's 8.2 kms, former world senior and junior orienteering champion Hanny Allston (VIC) was too fast on the downhill for defending champion Jessamy Hosking (ACT), winning in 37:02, with Hosking runner up in 38:38. Kate Siebold-Crosbie (VIC) was 3rd in 39:03 and Angela Bateup (ACT) 4th in 39:16. Other ACT performances were Hannah Flannery (8th in 42:56), Narelle Patrick (9th in 45:43, 2nd W45) and Kathy Southgate (10th in 45:54, 1st W50).
The junior men's 8.2kms saw Jordan Nelson (VIC) win in 35:46, with Stephen McShane (VIC) 2nd in 36:14 and Oscar Phillips (TAS) 3rd in 36:43.
Athletics Victoria have produced a video of the Championships.
- Jillian Hosking is our latest VEADF athlete:
Race-walker Jillian Hosking is now a VEADF athlete after her application was approved by the SCT committee at their June monthly meeting.
Jillian recently competed at the Australian Open 20km Road Walking Championships held on the 7th of March 2009 in Melbourne at Faulkner Park. She placed 6th in 1:37:36, just over 5 minutes behind AIS athlete Claire Tallent. Jillian's time was under the "B" qualifier for World Championships being held later this year. She has been selected to represent Australia at the World University Games from 1-12 July.
Jillian placed 3rd in the 2009 LBG Race Walking Carnival Women's 10 mile race in the excellent time of 1:18:19, and won the 5km Women's race in a time of 22:30. She will also be competing in the Australian summer track Grand Prix circuit for 2009-2010 and hopes to achieve personal best times on the track of sub-13 minutes for the 3k walk and sub-22 minutes for the 5k walk.
Her racing plans also include the RWA 10km winter championships in August where she hopes to walk under 45:30. Her goal for the World University Games is to place in the top 20 and break 1hr 35mins for 20 kilometres. Her long-term goals are to try and achieve selection for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and 2012 Olympic Games in London.
- The LBG Walking Carnival:
The annual Lake Burley Griffin Walking Carnival was held on Sunday 7 June. Results for SCT athletes are as follows:
Open 20 miles - 10th (4th Master) Colin Heywood 3:07:21. Open Women's 10 miles - 3rd Jillian Hosking, 1:18:19. Boy's U10 1k - 10th Rohan Hosking, 7:25. Girl's U12 2k - 1st Caitlin Hosking, 10:25. Boy's U16 3k - 7th Harry Bates, 15:07. Girl's U16 3k - 1st - Elizabeth Hosking, 14:31. Women's Open 5k - 1st Jillian Hosking, 22:30, 10th (1st Master) Ann Jugovic 27:07.
- High Noon Results:
Here are the results for SCT athletes from the first High Noon Meet for 2009, held on 31 May:
100m - Natalie Tanks, 13.80 (-3.0 wind). 1500m Walk - Kelsey White, 9:44.41. 400 Hurdles - Natalie Tanks, 1:09.52. 1500m - Tim D'Abrera, 6:40.63. High Jump - Tim D'Abrera, 1.30m.
- High Noon meetings have commenced:
The ACT Athletics 2009 Winter Track & Field (High Noon) Meets commenced on Sunday 31 May and will be held every three weeks. All athletes 11 years and older are invited to compete at these meets which are being held at the AIS Athletics Field from 12pm to 1:30pm.
Competition dates are: 31 May, 21 June, 12 July, 2 August, 23 August, 13 September, TBA October.
Cost: Gate Fee $5.00 + nil for registered athletes or $5.00 for unregistered athletes. An unregistered athlete is one who is not currently registered with either an Athletics ACT club, ACTLAA or ACTMA and will be required to take out a One-Day Registration for insurance coverage.
Events: There will be a rotating program of events in the 90 minute time-slot similar to the Summer Track & Field season. There will be at least 2 sprints, 1 middle-distance event, 2 jumps and 2 throws every 3 weeks. Constants will be 60m, 100m, Shot Put and High Jump. Rotation will be between 1500m and 800m, Sprint and Long Hurdles, Discus and Javelin, Long and Triple Jump. Other events included rotationally are the 400m and 3000m. Walking events will be meshed into running events.
Special Note to Parents and Volunteers
The ACT Little Athletics Association (ACTLAA) has sanctioned these meets and all 2008/09 registered Little Athletes are able to participate and are covered by their Little Athletics insurance. ACTLAA request that parents of registered Little Athletes who are participating in these meets assist with officiating on the day.
Similarly, it enables the ACT Masters Association an excellent opportunity to skill-up their officials.
- The retirement of SCT Life Member Dot Mills:
Dot Mills announced her retirement from the sport of athletics at the close of the 2008/09 Interclub season. For those who don't know, Dot has been a "fixture" of the sport, serving it with a selflessness and smiling face for the past 42 years. She has worked in the "back-room" at Interclub, and long before that, holding a watch in all weathers down at the finish line. Earlier this year SCT presented Dot with a club tracksuit in recognition of her years of service. In the 1970s she used to run the SCT Schools Cross Country "canteen" on frosty winter mornings down at Lotus Bay.
At a presentation in recognition of her service, Ian Colquhoun paid tribute and recalled a story of Dot sewing a flag for the Swedish team at the
INAS-FID Championships 3 years ago when the ceremonial flag for Sweden went missing, demonstrating Dot's commitment to the sport. In
recent years, Dot's reliable hand-held times were always available whenever there was a glitch with the photo finish. Dot will be sadly missed by all athletes and officials, but we wish her well in retirement.
- The SCT AGM and Awards Night:
The Club AGM and Awards night was held on Tuesday, 19th May at the Erindale Vikings Club. After presentation of reports your new committee was elected as follows:
President - Geoff Monro, Administrator (secretary) - vacant, Treasurer - Mike Sexton, Registrar - vacant, Vikings Liaison - Jane McGlew, Website editor - Ewen Thompson. General committee - Susan Schraenkler, Jim White, Robbie Dunkley, Christo Dunkley, Rowan Dunkley, Cathy Tanks.
If any member is available to fill the vacant committee positions, please contact Geoff or Mike.
The winter season awards were presented, with the summer season awards held over until ACT Athletics finalises the pointscore for last season. The prestigious President's Trophy was presented to Jane McGlew. Nick Walshe from the Runners Shop presented "Lucky Door" prizes to Cathy Tanks ($100), Jane McGlew ($50) and Jim White ($50).
- New uniforms for female club members:
The club's supply of female uniforms needs to be replenished and the committee has decided to use a different supplier. We are looking at purchasing new crop tops, female singlets and short sleeved polo shirts (for females and males). If you have any ideas for the design of the new uniforms, please contact Cathy Tanks or Mike Sexton.
- Fadden Pines Schools Cross Country:
The 2009 Schools Cross Country season at Fadden Pines commenced on Sunday 3 May and racing will continue through to Sunday 2 August. The first race over 1250m starts at 3.00pm and is followed by the 2000m and 2500m races. Results for 2009 are on this page.
- The new Athletics Season has commenced:
The 2009 - 2010 Athletics Season started on April 1. All club registrations now must be done "on-line". This is a simple process — just go to http://www.athleticsact.org.au/ and click on the yellow square on the right-hand side of the home page. It is probably the simplest registration process around. The fees are described at the very start. You have to be registered to score points for yourself and SCT in the Winter Competition which starts with the Anzac Relays on Saturday.
- The 2009 Anzac Relays:
The traditional Anzac Relays were the first team event of the 2009 Winter Season. SCT fielded four teams - two male and two female. Runners raced over a two-lap course covering a distance of 3.68 kilometres each. Our A-grade female team placed 1st and our A-grade male team placed 3rd.
SCT members are reminded that they need to register with ACT Athletics to score points during the winter season. See above.
The 2009 Anzac Relays
Senior Male 'A' 4 x 3.68km
|4||Stuart Doyle||12:52||53:22 (3rd)|
Senior Female 'A' 3 x 3.68km
|3||Alexa Kniley||14:20||42:48 (1st)|
Senior Female 'B' 3 x 3.68km
Senior Male 'B' 3 x 3.68km
- Such is the adventure that life is...
[Stuart Doyle's report from the 2009 ACT Mountain Running Championships]
What: ACT Mountain Running Champs — Stu's Report
When: Sat 22nd March
Where: Mount Majura, 3 lap course, 13.3km, alt gain 930m, alt loss 930m
Firstly, thanks John Harding and all your helpers for your efforts out there on Saturday. Disrupted training due to niggly injury and the related general sookiness meant that my training had been a bit lacking in last 10 weeks and so was a bit nervous going into this race about how I might run. In an effort to cure my injuries and lift my spirits, I decided to do a 13.5k mountain race last week, which was a strange way to warm up for Saturday I guess, but in hind sight I think it was a good idea as it seemed to blow a few 'cobwebs' out.
Majura Course Outline:
For those who've never seen it, the Majura course is mainly on fire trails, with some single track in the pine forests.
You start on a 200m long slight uphill stretch before hitting the steepest climb of the course (the wall), a rocky slippery scramble up the east face of the lower slopes. There's a false summit, a short reprieve from the ascent and then another steep section before getting to the gate junction half way up, where the course turns right and heads up a series of four steepish mini-hills to the summit. This is where the 'fun' starts, as you turn and head back down, with the steeper sections of fire trail really testing downhill running ability. After getting back down to the junction gate, the trail becomes extremely rocky and slippery while maintaining a good downhill slope, this section takes a lot of concentration and I've found it to be quite exhausting if you don't relax and get in the right running position because you then tend to 'fight' the slope, and it always wins!
There's one more tricky and very rocky downhill pinch to the bottom of the course, before you start hitting the single track up through the pines. You climb back up for a while before going down another not-so-steep descent (many mountain bikers would know this descent as the small downhill fire trail after going over the saddle heading up the fire trail from McKenzie street carpark up into Majura Pines). Just when you think the climbing is over, you head back up another steep little single track gully and then there's an exhilarating windy single track section that takes you down to the bottom fire trail, where you have about 60m of flat running before starting the first big climb again. And then you repeat all of the above three times before finally finishing on a nice fast downhill down the 200m straight that you started on.
So off we went. I know with this course it can rip you up if you go out too hard, so I tried to run the wall as conservatively as possible, little quick steps, trying not to loose traction (and thus momentum). Laurie Cullen and Veronica Wallington were on my tail, and shortly, just Laurie. He was keeping with me but I could hear his breathing getting heavier and as soon as we got off the really steep stuff, I just felt really strong and seemed to really get away, so by the junction gate I'd put some distance on him. Gramps was at the gate telling me to work up a sweat, but considering it was 30 degrees I didn't feel like this was going to be much of a problem today!
I had a good go on the first lap and let it rip down the mountain. Second lap I remember being a bit more cautious, as my shoes were slipping a bit (as in, my feet inside them) and I rolled my ankle on one of the thousands of loose rocks that I usually miraculously seem to miss, and this sort of dented my confidence and ruined my downhill running for the rest of the race unfortunately. On the third lap, I really slowed down and was much more cautious on the downhill, but interestingly, (and this backs up a lot of what has been said in last week about downhill running technique),interestingly, I felt the most comfortable, relaxed and least tired at the bottom of the first lap. I say interesting, because this was by far my fastest downhill lap. It was only when I started being more cautious that the downhill running started feeling much more tiring, was slower and I rolled that ankle (no damage).
As the race went on, I realised I was building up a pretty huge lead, it was hot, I was getting tired, realised I might have 'over-cooked' the first lap a bit earlier on, so I think my last lap of the mountain was by far slower and remember consciously slowing down to preserve feet on last run down the mountain. Anyway, it was funny, because going up into the pines on that last lap, I suddenly felt pretty weak and exhausted and remember thinking "I wonder if it's possible to completely crash and burn in a running race?" (like it is in cycling) and then thinking to myself that this could be my one and only chance to ever win the ACT Champs, so this thought gave me some energy from somewhere — I managed to dig myself out of this little hole, run the last little uphill pinch strongly and then had the luxury of cruising down the fun twisty section and on to the finish.
So, although being first ACT resident for the last few years, in terms of the championship result, I'd finished runner-up in 2006 (David Sneider — Switzerland), 2007 (Neil Labinsky — Queensland), and 2008 (Stephen Brown — NSW). So despite maybe this being my weakest run in four years, I finally cracked it and got my name on that beautiful wooden trophy that Chris Cook made all those years ago. Even though I feel a bit like a burglar in the night, it is satisfying to get my name alongside people like Chris Cook, Dave Osmund, Anthony Scott, Paul Crake and Stephen Brown (just to name some). Angela Bateup (womens champion) and I were agreeing after the race that although we'd both had better runs in the past, somehow we felt maybe it was just our turn today.
Usually my downhill running gets better as the race goes on (as confidence builds), but I think the shoe problem was pissing me off a bit on Saturday. For courses like this, I usually tighten my laces to the point of strangling my feet to death, but for some reason forgot to do this on Saturday... doh! I know I didn't get near as fast or as efficient as the Australian champs on the same course in 2007, when I ran about 61:50. I reckon a good part of that time difference (67:41 on Saturday vrs 61:50 in 2007) was due to the downhill speed (although I was in better overall form that day as well). On Saturday I was trying to run a similar time to my 2007 ACT champs time (66.09?). I think I was heading for this sort of time before I backed right off in the last lap, so I'm happy enough with the run.
Now contemplating the amount of work I need to do between now and June to be competitive at the Australian Champs at Ferntree Gully in Victoria. You can't always get what you want, when you want it. Often you get what you want, when you're not really that obsessed about it anymore... Such is the riddle of life. And despite the undeniable satisfaction in gaining it, it's often the striving to achieve that turns out to be the most important thing.
And so we move on... Such is the adventure that life is.
- Club Training:
The club is intending to hold club training nights at the Woden Track (opposite Canberra Hospital) on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Contact Susan Schraenkler for further details.
- Javelin Records for Roberts:
Kelsey-Lee Roberts has broken two long-standing club javelin records. In December 2008 at the Pacific School Games, Kelsey-Lee broke Amanda Butler's U18 SCT record of 44.54m which had stood since 1988 with a throw of 45.54m. With this throw, she won the gold medal in the 17 years javelin. This year she improved her PB to 46.10m which improves Butler's distance and is a new SCT U20 club record. Well done Kelsey-Lee!
- The Tuggeranong Sports Awards Night:
The presentation of the Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Clubs 2008 Sports Awards were held at The Auditorium (Erindale) on Friday 20 February.
The SCT table was one back from the stage which gave a great view of the evening's proceedings. We had one successful nomination in the category of Senior Individual Achievement for the HR Heher Shield, Wade McMahon. The highlight of Wade's athletics season was placing 4th in the javelin at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Sprinter Nick Buckland was successful in securing a Vikings Sports Scholarship.
- Hosking 4th in Empire State Building Run-Up:
SCT's Jessamy Hosking has placed 4th female in the 32nd Empire State Building Run-Up. Competitors race up the 86 floors of New York's Empire State Building using a narrow stairwell. The February 3 race was newsworthy due to the accident suffered by Suzy Walsham in the short sprint through the lobby to a door leading to the stairs.
Suzy, a 4-time Australian 1500m champion was interviewed on breakfast television shows after the race. Despite a banged-up knee and bruised face, Walsham chased her rivals up the stairs and emerged victorious on the snowy observation deck in a time of 13 minutes, 27 seconds, her third straight win in the event. Jessamy was not far behind in 14:00. The male winner was Germany's Thomas Dold in 10:07, with NCG's Scott McTaggart placing fourth in 11:15. A short video of the race shows Jessamy at the start.
- Australian Record to Tim D'Abrera!
SCT athlete Timothy D'Abrera has had his performance in the high jump (AWD - Hearing Disability) at the February 16 Interclub meeting confirmed as an Australian Record. Tim jumped 1.30 metres to break the record for U18 athletes. Well done Tim!
Tim can be seen competing at ACT Interclub on Saturday afternoons. If you wish to register as a member of SCT, you can do so online. Click on 'New Registration' and select 'South Canberra-Tuggeranong Athletic Club' as your club. Club uniforms are available for purchase at the track on Interclub days.
- Interclub results from 1 November:
There were some great results from SCT athletes at the fourth Interclub meeting for the season on Saturday:
Natalie Tanks (U16) - 100m in 14.06, 1500m in 5:03.78, Long Jump in 4.80m and 2k steeple in 8:32.40; Andrea Comer (U18) - 100m in 14.38 and 400m in 63.65; Elizabeth Hosking (U14) - 400m in 65.91, 1500m walk in 7:00.66; Andrea Garvey (U18) - 1500m in 6:22.07; Heather White (U20) - 100 hurdles in 21.81, Long Jump in 3.71m; Caitlin Hosking (U14) - 1500m walk in 7:47.18; Fiona White (U18) - Long Jump in 4.42m, Shot Put in 8.80m; Adam Cunningham (U18) - 60m in 8.97, 400m in 69.17; Geoff Monro (Master) - 400m in 64.42, and 2k steeple in 7:42.87; Liam Dwyer (U16) - 1500m in 4:03.00; Christo Dunkley (U16) - 1500m in 4:28.70 and 2k steeple in 6:52.07; Rowan Dunkley (U14) - High Jump in 1.45m;
Links to the results of Interclub competition can be found on this page.
- Club bus trip to Fitzroy Falls:
The SCT bus trip to Fitzroy Falls for the Fire Trail 5k and 10k bush runs on Saturday 27 September was thoroughly enjoyed by a small number of members. A total of seven people were on the bus, including Mike Sexton as our capable "coach captain". The bus departed from the Tuggies club at about 5.30am and arrived at Fitzroy Falls with an hour to spare before race start. We actually got to see the start of the marathon. It was a beautiful country fun run, with perfect organisation, and scenery to die for. The club is hoping to put on the same trip next year, so get in early and reserve your seat on the bus! Following are the SCT and 'friends' results for the 10k race which had 95 finishers:
1 Stephen Brown 33:58, 2 Emily Brichacek 36:53 (rec), 22 Jim White 47:30, 28 John Kennedy 49:04, 32 Paul Archer 49:34, 42 Ian Graves 52:10, 45 Ewen Thompson 54:03.
- The SCT Winter Pointscore Competition:
The results for SCT's 2008 Winter Pointscore competition are available on this page. The winter season concluded on Saturday 30 August with the Yarralumla Relays. Final results are now available.
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