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Australian Half Marathon Championships

posted Aug 13, 2014, 2:40 AM by AACT Admin

Australian Half Marathon Championships
Nominations are now open for the ACT team to compete at the 2014 Australian Half Marathon Championships. The race is held in conjunction with the Blackmores Half marathon on Sunday 21st September.
 
Any athlete wishing to compete as a member of the Athletics ACT team must nominate and declare their availability to the Selectors by 5 pm 22 August 2014. Nominations must be emailed to the Athletics ACT Cross Country and Road Running Selection Committee listed in section 8 of the selection policy (attached), the Athletics ACT Office (executive.officer.act@athletics.org.au) or the Athletics ACT Development Officer (development@actlaa.org.au).

High Noon Photos

posted Aug 13, 2014, 2:27 AM by AACT Admin

Photos from the lastest High Noon meet (10th August) have been uploaded to our website.

Thanks again goes out to David Pease for the fantastic photos.

ACT Combined Events Championships

posted Aug 13, 2014, 2:20 AM by AACT Admin

Athletics ACT announces the return of ACT Combined Events Championships & All Comer's Competition 25-26 October 2014.

Start off your multi-event season in Canberra or enter a number of various individual events on offer over the weekend.

The draft schedule of events will be available end of August via the Competition page.  

Supporters: Bunnings; Kings Track & Field; Officeworks.
Inquiries: dcalvert@grapevine.net.au

HIGH NOON MEET No 7 - 31 AUGUST 2014

posted Aug 9, 2014, 4:02 AM by AACT Results   [ updated Aug 9, 2014, 4:04 AM ]

High Noon Meet No 7 - 31 August 2014

posted Jul 22, 2014, 5:53 PM by AACT Results   [ updated Jul 29, 2014, 4:49 PM ]

High Noon meet No 7 is on 31 August 2014 at the AIS track.  The program starts with Hammer and Pole Vault at 11:45am.

When undertaking On-Line entry for the meet, please take care to select the correct Club/Team.  Recently, a number of on-line entries have reflected the Club/Team as Bega when the athlete actually belongs to another Club/Team.

1. Online Entries

Online entry offers a discount of $3.00 (ie it will cost $6.00 only) but this is only available to athletes who are registered with Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics, ACT Veterans Club or another State through to (or beyond) 30 September 2014. On-line entries will close at 9pm on the Thursday before the competition (29 August 2014). (2013/14 registered Little Athletes are registered until 30th September 2014). 

Click here to make an On-Line entry

CHECK IN - Athletes who have used the On-Line entry system must check-in for their events at least 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time.  Check In sheets will be available in the Commonwealth Room.  Athletes who have undertaken On-Line entry may add additional events on the day at no extra cost.  However, such entries must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.


2. On the Day Registration 

Registered Athletes: $9.00 for entry on the day.  

Unregistered Athletes: $12.00 ($9.00 Entry Fee & $3.00 One Day Rego)

An unregistered athlete is someone who is not currently registered with AACT, another State/Territory body affiliated with Athletics Australia, ACTLAA or ACTVAC and they will be required to take out a one-day registration for insurance coverage).

CHECK IN - On-day entry will close 30 minutes prior to the event being entered. Entry forms will be available from the AACT web page or in the Commonwealth Room on the day. The 30 minute Check In/Entry timeframe is strictly enforced

New Photos Uploaded

posted Aug 3, 2014, 9:04 PM by AACT Admin

Photos from the 29th June and 20th July High Noon meets have been upoaded to our website.

Thanks goes out to David Pease who was kind enough to allow us use the photos.

Click Here to view AACT photo galleries.

Hurdles Clinic

posted Jul 31, 2014, 6:43 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 6:48 PM ]

 


 

Hurdles Clinic

On Sunday 10 August there is a special Hurdles Clinic between 10:30 – 11:30 for all coaches and athletes U12 and up. Come down to the AIS TRACK and get to spend some extra time on your hurdles with Tristan Thomas!

Currently coached by Craig Hilliard, Tristan Thomas is a 4 time National Champion of the 400 metres hurdles. Tristan is the second best Australian of all time in this event. In 2012 Tristan was selected to compete in the 202 Summer Olympics in London in the 400 metres hurdles. He has also competed in three World Championships (2009, 2011, 2013). He won bronze in 2009 in the 4 x 400 metres relay.

Registrations: $10/athlete


If you are interested please direct those to Alex van der Meer Simo, Athletics ACT & Little Athletics ACT development officer via email development@actlaa.org.au P: 02 62471276 M: 0416770494 F: 02 62471297




High Noon Meet No 6 - 10 August 2014

posted Jul 22, 2014, 5:53 PM by AACT Results   [ updated Jul 29, 2014, 4:49 PM ]

The next High Noon meet is on 10 August 2014 at the AIS track.  The program starts with Hammer and Pole Vault at 11:45am.

When undertaking On-Line entry for the meet, please take care to select the correct Club/Team.  Recently, a number of on-line entries have reflected the Club/Team as Bega when the athlete actually belongs to another Club/Team.

1. Online Entries

This season AACT is introducing the option of online entry prior to each meet.  Online entry will offer a discount of $3.00 (ie it will cost $6.00 only) but is only available to athletes who are registered with Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics, ACT Veterans Club or another State through to (or beyond) 30 September 2014. On-line entries will close at 9pm on the Thursday before the competition (7 August 2014). (2013/14 registered Little Athletes are registered until 30th September 2014). 

Click here to make an On-Line entry

CHECK IN - Athletes who have used the On-Line entry system must check-in for their events at least 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time.  Check In sheets will be available in the Commonwealth Room.  Athletes who have undertaken On-Line entry may add additional events on the day at no extra cost.  However, such entries must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.


2. On the Day Registration 

Registered Athletes: $9.00 for entry on the day.  

Unregistered Athletes: $12.00 ($9.00 Entry Fee & $3.00 One Day Rego)

An unregistered athlete is someone who is not currently registered with AACT, another State/Territory body affiliated with Athletics Australia, ACTLAA or ACTVAC and they will be required to take out a one-day registration for insurance coverage).

CHECK IN - On-day entry will close 30 minutes prior to the event being entered. Entry forms will be available from the AACT web page or in the Commonwealth Room on the day. The 30 minute Check In/Entry timeframe is strictly enforced



President’s Report – June/July 2014

posted Jul 14, 2014, 11:09 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 11:21 PM ]

A warm welcome is extended to all Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Administrators in Canberra and the surrounding NSW regional areas…


Focus – Commonwealth Games – I’m sure many of you have become ‘night owls’ in the past month or so watching high profile sporting events such as Wimbledon, the Tour de France and the World Cup on TV in other time zones around the world!!  Well it doesn’t stop there because next Wednesday (23 July) will see the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and in the 10 days following we will all be focused on the performances of our six local athletes – Melissa Breen (100m & 4x100m Relay), Lauren Wells (400m Hurdles & 4x400m Relay), Kelsey-Lee Roberts (Javelin), Jessica Penney (Long Jump), Emily Brichacek (5000m), Richard Nicholson (1500m Wheelchair) and Martin Dent (Marathon).


1. Leadership

(i) Board Meeting – the first meeting of the recently elected Board of Management was held on 2 July and I was particularly pleased to welcome four new members in Emma Zalcman, Richard Nicholson, Tony Reilly (LAACT Chairman) and Brett Kingston (President ACTVAC) to their first meeting – and welcome back Andrea Mackay, Chris Butler and Phil Alchin for another year.  The election of Tony and Brett is particularly significant in developing much closer ties across the three levels of our sport, Little Athletics, Seniors and Masters.

 

(ii) Transition Workshop – a historic event took place on 14 June when nearly 50 members from AACT and LAACT, including Club/Centre Presidents and both Boards, attended a facilitated workshop to discuss ways to improve the pathway for athletes transitioning from Little Athletics to Seniors.  I am pleased to report that a joint ‘Transition Task Force’ comprising Emma Zalcman and Kirsten Verberg (AACT), and Ingrid Takken and Brian Duval (LAACT), will work closely with both Boards in developing an action plan to implement two or three of the agreed priority activities.

 

2. Participation

NCG and SCT Schools Cross Country – a reminder that two clubs, NCG and SCT, conduct weekly schools cross country events during the winter months.  NCG conduct their events on a Saturday morning at Lake Ginninderra and more information can be obtained by contacting the President, Dianne Calvert, at dcalvert@grapevine.net.au.  SCT hold their events on Sunday afternoons at Fadden Pines and details can be obtained from the President, Ryan Young, at ryan.e.young@gmail.com.

 

3. Development

Development/Participation Officer (DPO) – our Development/Participation Office, Alex van der Meer Simo, is currently focused on the following priorities:

  • transition arrangements from little athletics to senior athletics to increase participation/retention numbers;
  • increasing participation in Athletics in secondary schools by conducting Personal Development sessions for Teachers and the revival of the ACT Schools Knock Out;
  • increasing participation in Athletics at the ANU and UC and in other sports, especially the footy codes;
  • Coach development; and
  • establishment of an ACT Talent Target Program (ACTTTP) to encourage and develop our best young athletes.

If you would like more information on any of these items please contact Alex at

development@actlaa.org.au.

 

4. Competitions

(i) ACT Cross Country Championships – this Saturday – the combined AACT/ACTVAC championships will be held at Stromlo Forest Park this Saturday, 19 July.  Details about the event, including the timetable and online registration arrangements, are available on the AACT website at http://www.athleticsact.org.au/aact-news/actcrosscountrychampionships-2014

If you are not competing, your involvement as a volunteer official would be appreciated.  If you can help out for any period between 9:00 and 12:30, please contact Gerard Ryan at

gerard.ryan@merici.act.edu.au

AACT athletes competing on Saturday have the opportunity to be selected for the 2014 Australian Championships being held in Albany (WA) on Saturday 23 August.  The 2014 Australian Road Race Walking Championships are also being held in Albany, on Sunday 24 August.

 

(ii) Winter ‘High Noon’ Track & Field meets – our popular winter meets are continuing with four (4) further meets scheduled on 20 July, 10 and 31 August, and 21 September.  The program for this Sunday’s meet is available on the AACT website at

http://www.athleticsact.org.au/aact-news/highnoonno5-20thjuly2014

 

(iii) Canberra Track Classic and World Cross Country Trials – Feb 2015 – the local athletics community received great news from Athletics Australia last week with the announcement that Canberra has been allocated a national ‘Track Classic’ event on 7 February next year, the first major grand prix event in the capital since 2006 in the lead-up to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.  In what will be a massive weekend AACT has been asked to host the World Cross Country Selection Trials at Stromlo on the following morning (8 Feb).

 

5. Promotion and Partnerships

New Woden Synthetic Athletics Track – although the laying of the new track at Woden has been delayed until November (due to the cold weather) discussions are well underway with Capital Football and ACT Sport & Recreation regarding the management of bookings for the new facility.  While the two sports, Athletics and Football (Soccer), will generally have a summer and winter focus respectively there will be some seasonal overlap and I’m confident that the current cordial communications with Heather Reid, CEO Capital Football, will continue as both communities look forward to sharing this exciting new facility.

 

 

In conclusion let me extend an invitation to all AACT members to provide feedback and comments on any of the material in this report, or any other matter affecting our sport.

 

 

Neil Boden

President

Athletics ACT

15 July 2014

Team Athletics 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 10:00 PM by AACT Admin

Last High Noon we had our first round of Team Athletics.

The competitors braved the Canberra conditions and posted some fantastic results.

Attached is the Ladder and results per IAAF table.



AACT High Noon Meet No 6 - 10 August 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:39 PM by AACT Results   [ updated Jul 19, 2014, 5:21 PM ]

The sixth High Noon meet will be held on 10th August 2014 at the AIS Athletics Field.  The first events are the Pole Vault and Hammer and these commences at 11:45am.

New Entry Procedure

1. Online Entries

This season AACT is introducing the option of online entry prior to each meet.  Online entry will offer a discount of $3.00 (ie it will cost $6.00 only) but is only available to athletes who are registered with Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics, ACT Veterans Club or another State through to (or beyond) 30 September 2014. On-line entries will close at 9pm on the Thursday before the competition (12 June 2014). (2013/14 registered Little Athletes are registered until 30th September 2014). 

Click here to make an On-Line entry

CHECK IN - Athletes who have used the On-Line entry system must check-in for their events at least 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time.  Check In sheets will be available in the Commonwealth Room.  Athletes who have undertaken On-Line entry may add additional events on the day at no extra cost.  However, such entries must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.


2. On the Day Registration 

Registered Athletes: $9.00 for entry on the day.  

Unregistered Athletes: $12.00 ($9.00 Entry Fee & $3.00 One Day Rego)

An unregistered athlete is someone who is not currently registered with AACT, another State/Territory body affiliated with Athletics Australia, ACTLAA or ACTVAC and they will be required to take out a one-day registration for insurance coverage).

CHECK IN - On-day entry will close 30 minutes prior to the event being entered. Entry forms will be available from the AACT web page or in the Commonwealth Room on the day. The 30 minute Check In/Entry timeframe is strictly enforced


Information Sheet for new athletes to Athletics ACT meets at the AIS

Please find attached an information sheet for athletes new to Athletics ACT meets at the AIS.

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