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2014-15 AACT Combined Events Championships

posted Sep 10, 2014, 6:03 PM by AACT Results   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 10:29 PM ]

ACT Combined Events Championships & ACT All Comer’s Competition

25-26 October 2014 via AIS Track & Field Facility, Bruce

 

The 2014-15 Athletics ACT Combined Event Championships will be held over Saturday 25th October and Sunday 26th October 2014.  The Entry Fee is $21.00 per athlete.  Individual All-Comers events will also be available over the 2 days of competition.  The Entry fee for the Individual Events is $6.00 per event to a maximum of $15.00 per athlete.

Entry to the Combined Events Championships is by the On-Line Entry System.  Click here to access the Combined Events On-Line entry system.  Entries for the 2014-15 Combined Event Championships will close as at 5:00pm on Sunday 19th October 2014.  No late entries will be accepted after this date.

Entry to the Individual All-Comers events is by the On-Line Entry System.  Click here to access the Individual Events On-Line entry system.  On-Line entry for the Individual Events will close as at 9:00pm on Thursday 23rd October 2014.  Entries will be accepted on the day but must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the event  The Entry Fee for entry on the day is $9.00 per event to a maximum of $25.00 (over the 2 days).  An On-Day Entry Form will be available below soon.

The Combined Events will include Decathlons, Heptathlons and Pentathlons across the U14 to Open age groups, Veterans/Masters and for the Para Athletes (a Pentathlon).  An U15 Pentathlon will also be held.  The draft program is now available - click here to access the current draft program.


For more information contact:  

Dianne Calvert:  

e-mail.  dcalvert@grapevine.net.au  

m. 0413221988

 

For information on the Para-Athlete Pentathlon:

Chris Timpson

e-mail. chris.timpson@grapevine.com.au

ph. 65213414

Run with the Wind.

posted Sep 5, 2014, 7:10 PM by AACT Admin

Do you have any active plans for Sunday 26 October? Why not Run with the Wind?

Run with the Wind is a community fun run at the Woodlawn wind farm near Tarago, New South Wales. This year’s distances include the 10 kilometre course along the Giant hill and the 5 kilometre course. Both courses run amongst the wind turbines of Woodlawn wind farm. The wind farm comprises 23 wind turbines and has been operational since October 2011. The fun run is hosted by the owner and operator of the wind farm, Infigen Energy.

As part of the partnerships between Infigen Energy and Athletics ACT, Infigen energy is offering:

a. $400 - $300 - $200 sport equipment card for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Athletics ACT clubs with most participants.
b. $400 - $300 - $200 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd to the best performing Athletics ACT club (top three combined times).

 

Cash prizes for the first three overall individual male and female finishers in the 10 km run: $500, $250, $100.

So go on http://runwiththewind.com.au/ and register for this great community fun run. Do not forget to include your Athletics ACT club in your registration.

Run with the Wind!
Athletics ACT

Clinic with the stars!

posted Sep 5, 2014, 1:28 AM by AACT Admin

Clinic with the stars

Sunday 21 September (10:30 – 11:30) for all coaches and athletes U12 and up at the AIS TRACK with:

Lauren Wells: Lauren is the youngest woman to win the 400 metres hurdle event at the Australian national championships. Lauren was 4th at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and semi-finalist at the 2013 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Jessica Penney: Jessica is a former national champion and 2014 Commonwealth Games representative. Jessica finished fifth at the 2006 junior world championships. Her personal best of 6.54 metres was set in Canberra in February 2014.

Kelsey-Lee Roberts: Kelsey is a Bronze Medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games! Kelsey threw an impressive 62.95 meters to get bronze in her first major championship with the Australian team.

Registrations: $10/athlete.

Keen to join? Please RSVP by email to Alex van der Meer Simo at development@actlaa.org.au

IMPORTANT! New Online Registration System and Office Closure

posted Sep 1, 2014, 4:10 PM by AACT Admin

All Members,


Athletics ACT will be upgrading to a new IMG online registration system.

Due to this, our systems will be down for the week.

We ask that members please don't register/reregister till Monday 8th September.


The office will be closed from Wednesday 10th September and will reopen Monday 22nd September.

You will still be able to contact the office via email for any questions or queries.


We do apologise for the inconvenience.

Athletics ACT Australian Championships Results

posted Aug 30, 2014, 7:18 PM by AACT Admin

Athletics ACT were very successful at the recent 2014 Australian Cross Country and Race Walking Championships in Albany, Western Australia.

Amazing work by Callum and Spencer Burns. Callum won the silver medal in the 5,000 metre Race Walk U16 Boys in a time of 27:14. Spencer won the silver medal in the 3,000 metre Race Walk U14 Boys in a time of 15:19.

Congratulations also goes out to Keely Small who won the bronze medal in the Girls 13 years 3k in a time of 10:31.99 and Josh Torley who won the gold medal in the Goys 14-15 years 4k in a time of 12:27.79

Below are the results from all the athletes who represented Athletics ACT.

Men 12k Run CC Open
10. Hannes Bermann, ACT, 40:29.92
15. Brad White, ACT, 41:37.84

Men 8k Run CC Under 20 Results - Men
9. Reuben Caley, ACT, 26:22.38
26. Matt Berrington, ACT, 28:12.87

Women 6k Run CC Under 20 Results - Women
22. Sarah Legge-Wilkinson, ACT, 24:07.64

Girls 4k Run CC 14/15 Years (U16)
40. Courtney Hopkins, ACT, 15:44.41


Well done to all the Athletics ACT members who took part.

High Noon Meet No 8 - 21 September 2014

posted Aug 30, 2014, 4:41 PM by AACT Results

High Noon Meet No 8 - 21 September 2014

 

High Noon meet No 8, the last one of the 2014-15 Season, is on 21 September 2014 at the AIS track.  The program starts with hand-timed Walks and Hammer  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 (18 September 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


Live Results

Timpson inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame

posted Aug 29, 2014, 2:39 PM by AACT Media

Chris Timpson was inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame last night in a ceremony celebrating contribution to Canberra sport.

He's a remarkable coach who volunteers more than 20 hours each week training his group of 22 athletes at the AIS. Chris is known within the athletics community for his dedication to his ACT junior Talent Squad for athletes with a disability. 

Chris has volunteered in both athletics and gymnastics for almost 50 years and continues to produce class athletes.


Congratulations Chris and THANKYOU from Athletics ACT. 




ANNOUNCEMENT! Athletics ACT Team - Australian Half Marathon Championships

posted Aug 29, 2014, 1:18 AM by AACT Admin

We are pleased to announce the Athletics ACT team that will compete at the Australian Half Marathon Championships. The race is held in conjunction with the Blackmores Half marathon on Sunday 21st September.

The following athletes will show the rest of the nation that the ACT is also the capital of distance running.

Males: Ken Gibson, Brad Hetharia, Adam Leane, James Minto, Scott Imhoff & Korey Summers

Females: Sarah McRae, Fleur Flanery, Eleanor Sobey & Alexandra Grant.


 

2014/2015 Summer Competition Calendar

posted Aug 29, 2014, 1:13 AM by AACT Admin

Please see attached document for the Athletics ACT 2014/2015 Summer Competition Calendar.

New Location for Javelin Clinic!

posted Aug 28, 2014, 11:43 PM by AACT Admin

For all those athletes involved in the javelin clinic with Kelsey-Lee Roberts, we have moved the location.
 
The AIS are currently undertaking maintenance works on the track infield. Due to this the AIS are allowing us to use the grass football fields (no. 15 in the AIS campus map, see attached) for the clinic.

Can we please ask that everyone taking part in the clinic to be at the gate of the AIS track at 10:20 so we walk down to the football fields together.

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