Registration for the 2016-17 Season
SEPTEMBER 01, 2016
Annual membership to UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club covers the period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.
The 1 October to 30 September timeframe covers both the Summer and Winter season.
The 1 April to 30 September timeframe covers Winter season only (RunNSW category).
Further information see:
Members of Athletics New South Wales are entitled to a host of benefits depending on their level of membership.
Benefits include eligibility to compete in ANSW events, coverage for Personal Accident Insurance, Annual Calendar, Registration/Competition bib, eAthlete information service and access to the ANSW Athlete's Advantage Membership Program.
New members registration click here
Existing members registration click here
For athletes who want to transfer clubs: ANSW Club Transfer Form
The 2016/17 Summer Calendar has been released
SEPTEMBER 01, 2016
Click here to download your event Calendar SUMMER 2016/17 COMPETITION CALENDAR
SEPTEMBER 01 2016
The NSW Summer Series is an exciting new initiative to commence in late September 2016. The Series includes championships level track and field meets, grass roots track and field meets, and a number of out of stadia events. Many of the events are to be delivered by Athletics NSW member clubs and supported by Athletics NSW. The vision for the Summer Series is to:
Provide meaningful competition for athletes across all event groups;
Make access to ANSW Summer Series events easier for Little Athletics members as well as for people who might want to try athletics for the first time;
Ensure that there is a strong inter Club competition program;
Build capabilities within our Member Clubs; and
Provide alternative event opportunities with an increased emphasis on participant enjoyment.
Within the Summer Series there are a number of opportunities for athletes with a variety of motivations. Athletes searching for high quality track and field meets have the ability to compete at State Championships, Treloar Shield, All-comers and other meets with AA permit status (AA permit status enables athletes to qualify for national and International competitions). There are also a number of grass root level track and field competitions. These more relaxed/casual competitions may be more appealing to athletes in the area and first time participants. In addition there are a number of alternate competition offerings with more of an emphasis on fun which may hold more appeal to the general community. These alternative events include Beachletics, Bowral Mile, Grass Games and Hangover Handicap Cross Country.
To view and download the full Summer Series calendar click here (updated 15.08.16). Please note that this calendar is not a final document as additional competitions may be added.
Treloar Shield & All-comers
The Treloar Shield will be included in the Summer Series. The format and competition offering has however changed for 2016. Key changes include:
5 full rounds of Treloar Shield instead of 8
In addition to the 5 rounds of the Treloar Shield, Treloar Shield scoring events are included in some All-comer track and field meets
Each Treloar Shield scoring event will be offered 3 times in total throughout the Summer Series
All track events will be open seeded races
Athlete performances to be grouped in age categories for point scoring purposes
Competition Event Grid
The competition event grid outlines what events are to be offered in each of the competitions with AA permit status (excluding All Schools, State Relays & Club Champs). Click here to view. Please note that events highlighted yellow are Treloar Shield point scoring events.
Fur further information regarding the Summer Series please view the FAQs here.
If you or your club is interested in hosting an event as part of the Summer Series please contact the ANSW Competition Manager Brent Hayward at or 02 9746 1122.
To assist clubs, ANSW has created a guide on how to coordinate a successful track and field meet. The guide is intended as a reference with clubs retaining creative control of a process that best suits the organisers. Click here to view the Competition Guide.
Australian Cross Country Championships Mt Strombo, ACT Saturday 20th August
SEPTEMBER 04 2016
UTS Norths were represented by 8 athletes in the Australian Cross Country Championships. They were as follows:
Under 18 6km
Charlie Doherty 19:18 6th ** Gold in team event
Elliott Metcalf 21:40 63rd
Under 20 8km
Ed Goddard 25:39 6th ** Gold in team event
Under 23 10km
Ruairidh MacDonald 33:30 16th
Under 14 3km
Hannah Cerezo 10:52 5th ** Gold in team event
Under 17 4km
Sarah McDermott 14:35 9th ** Bronze in team event
Sarah Reece 15:11 37th
Under 20 6km
Izzy Thornton-Bott 22:40 11th ** Silver in team event
Whilst our members did not score any individual medals in this tough National Championships event, it is great to report that they won 5 team medals ie they were in the top 4 for NSW and therefore won medals where NSW were in the top 3 against other states. Young Hannah Cerezo, only 13, was the one who went closest to an individual medal with an excellent 5th place in her event and was only 7 seconds behind the 3rd placegetter. Hannah also scored a gold in the team event.
Ed Goddard ran a very good race for a 6th place in the tough u20 event and gold in the team event. See photos below. Ed gave the following comments after the race:
“On Saturday, I competed in the 8km, U20 event at the Australian Cross Country Championships in chilly conditions at Mt. Stromlo, ACT.
I finished in 6th place, in a tactical race where the pace varied throughout. With 1.5km to go, the front three accelerated down a steep hill. I tried to chase from 4th position but had nothing left for a final surge and was overtaken coming into the finish. It was great experience and I improved my overall placing on last year.”
The U20 NSW Team placed First, ahead of Queensland and Victoria.
Charlie Doherty also ran a very creditable 6th place in the u18 event and a gold in the team event for NSW. Ruairidh MacDonald ran an excellent race in the tough u23 event for 16th place in the good time of 33:30.
Izzy Thornton-Bott ran a fabulous race in the u20 event for 11th place out of 46 runners and won a silver in the team event. She gave the following comments after the race:
“Placing 3rd at the State All Schools XC was certainly a major highlight of my season. The race itself was tough but I had kept enough in the tank to really smash out the final one and a half k's.
This achievement was only beaten by the events of the National XC weekend in Canberra, where I placed 11th in the individual 6km and ran a time just outside of my PB (this PB had been set on flat ground). Receiving the silver team medal was also an overwhelming moment for me, as was winning the gold in the Schools XC Relays along with my teammates, whom have become some of my closest friends. Nationals was especially hard as I knew I was up against the best of the best, but I knew as long as I did my best I didn't care about my position. Meaning when we achieved what we did and I ran how I had, I was both shocked and overjoyed.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's supported me, especially my teammates, my family, the South Coast team and my coach John. “
Izzy Thornton-Bott number 555 (third from left) striding out on her way to an excellent 9th place in the u17’s
Ed Goddard (331), 4th from the left on his way in the u20 8k event
The Grass Games
SEPTEMBER 01 2016
Hosted by the UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics Club, the Grass Games is a meet where athletes will be competing in non-traditional events on a grass track at Rotary Field in Chatswood. The emphasis of this meet is participation and enjoyment, aiming to give athletes a competitive environment whilst removing the pressure of Olympic distances.
This event is not a permit meet and performances will not count as qualifiers for any future meet. However, the best performance in each event in the male and female divisions will be recorded as Grass Games meet records. Timing will be done via timing gates. All track events will be completed on the circular track.
Saturday 17th September 2016
Rotary Athletics Field, Chatswood. Click here to view the location map.
All events are open male and female events.
Track events: 60m, 150m, 300m, 600m, 2 Mile
$50 prizes to eligible athletes with Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes (T1DM) in the 2-mile race to encourage their safe participation in athletics and to share their experiences. There is a $50 prize to each leading (T1DM) male, female runner in U18 and Open categories.
T1DM Prizes for 2 mile race
The Club is providing $50 prizes to eligible athletes with Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes (T1DM) in the Grass Games 2-mile race to encourage their safe participation in athletics and to share their experiences.
There is a $50 prize to each leading (T1DM) male, female runner in U18 and Open categories.
Field Events: Aggregate Long Jump, Backward Overhead Shot Put, Scisssor's only High Jump
60m heats into finals. Progression to the final will be determined by heat numbers.
150m, 300m, 600m and 2 Mile will be timed finals.
60m,150m,300m will be run in lanes.
600m and 2mile will be run pack start on a curve.
Click here to view the competition timetable.
Click here to enter online.
Online entry is $10 for ANSW members and $15 for non members. Online entry closes midnight Thursday 15th September 2016. On the day entry is available, but not guaranteed and will be at a cost of $20 for members and $25 for non members. On the day entry will only be available if there is space in that respective event. This must be completed at least one (1) hour prior to the athlete’s first event.
On the Day
ANSW registered athletes are to wear their 2016/17 ANSW bib number, but club uniform does not need to be worn. Non ANSW registered athletes will be given temporary bibs on the day at athlete check in.
All athletes in TRACK events must report to athlete check in to advise of their intention to compete at least sixty (60) minutes before the scheduled starting time of the event. Failure to check in may result in the athlete being scratched from the event.
Athletes entered in FIELD events only, are not required to report to athlete check in. Instead field event athletes must report directly to the field event site at least twenty (20) minutes before the scheduled start time.
Click here to view the competition rules.
The Athletes Foot Chatswood Eliminator 8x400m (Entries capped at 14 at the discretion of event director)
Starting off with a full field of 14, athletes set off for a 400m rep. When crossing the finish line, the last runner/s (depending on the lap) will be eliminated.
Each 400m will be run on a 2min cycle. Time will start when the gun is fired, and the gun will be fired every 2 mins till the race is finished.
Athlete elimination order is as follows:
14th and 13th Rep 1
12th and 11th Rep 2
10th and 9th Rep 3
8th Rep 4
7th Rep 5
6th Rep 6
5th Rep 7
Final 4 Rep 8
Any athlete false starting will be instantly disqualified. If any athlete is subsequently disqualified, the race will continue till 3 athletes are left, and that will be the final rep.
The prize is one pair of shoes to the value of $200 for the Men's Eliminator and the Women's Eliminator.
Backward overhead shot put throw
Athletes throw Weight for age
Athletes will get 3 attempts each. Top 8 get additional 3 throws in reverse order 8th to 1st
Furthest throw wins over the 4 rounds
Athletes begin with Shot Put in both hands while stand on the stop board, back facing the landing area.
The athlete then proceeds to launch the shot put backwards. The athlete is allowed to leave the stop board they are standing on and can “fall” into the landing zone during the throw. This WILL NOT result in a foul.
The throw will be measure from the closest edge of the stop board to the landing area and from the area where the Shot Put first impacted the ground.
Normal Shot put sector areas will be in play and any shot put landing outside this area will result in a foul.
Scissors only High Jump
Completed as a regular high jump competition but only the scissors technique will be allowed to be used by the athletes in this competition.
Aggregate Long Jump
This Long Jump Competition will be performed over 4 rounds, with the total distance over the 4 rounds from each athlete added together to give a total distance. This is how the final results will be compiled.
Each round will be a little different, as each round will have a specific starting point. The 4 starting points are as follows:
Round 1: Standing long jump
Athletes will start from the point where the run up meets the sand pit and perform a 2 legged jump into the pit. No more than 50% of the athlete’s foot will be allowed to hang over the edge of the runway. The jump will be measured from the edge of the runway to the next closest from where the athlete lands.
Round 2: 5m run up
Athletes will all start from the same run up point which will be measured and marked with tape across the runway prior to the commencement of the competition. This distance will be measured from the edge of the pit backwards up the runway.
As this competition does not have a specific board to jump off, each athletes jump will be measured from where they take off. There will be an official stationed near whose sole purpose is to find the exact take off point from each athlete so the jump can be measure. The athletes jump will be measure from the point where they take off, to the point where they land in the pit as per normal long jump rules. The official stationed on take-off duty will have final say on the take off point from the athlete. A sand area will be used to assist the jumps official to the exact spot where the athlete has jumped from
Round 3: 10m run up
Round 4: 20m run up
The competition will end after all athletes have completed their 4 rounds. Once all rounds have been completed, the officials will add together each athlete’s attempts to find the final result.
A foul will only be given when an athlete takes off from the sand in any of the rounds. All attempts must be taken from the runway.
Athletics NSW Summer Series
This event is part of the Athletics NSW Summer Series. For more information about the series including the event calendar click here.
UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics Club Dominate Rio 2016 Paralympics
SEPTEMBER 16 2016
UTS Norths and Australian Paralympic Athlete Scott Reardon has won GOLD at the Rio Paralympics in the Men’s 100m T42 classification single above the knee amputation or a disability that is comparable. Scott won GOLD in a Paralympic Record of 12.26 which equalled his earlier time from the heats. Scott’s victory was narrow, defeating joint SILVER medallists Daniel Wagner of Demark and Richard Whitehead of Great Britain by only a margin of 0.06 of a second.
Scott’s GOLD medal adds to his SILVER in the same event from London 2012 Paralympics.
48 Hours earlier former UTS Norths athlete and world sensation Evan O’Hanlon won a gallant SILVER in the Men’s 100m T38 classification intended for people with cerebral palsy. It includes people who have coordination impairments such as hypertonia, ataxia and athetosis. Evan, the World Record Holder in this event with a time of 10.79 and the first Paralympic athlete to ever break 11 second, had been racing the clock to recover from a lengthy injury which kept him out of last year’s World Championships in Doha.
Evan’s, SILVER in a time of 10.98 was a season best’s behind GOLD medalist, Jianwen Hu from China creating a new World Record of 10.74. Local hero Edson Pinheiro took the BRONZE in 11.26.
Evan’s SILVER is added to his collection of 5 GOLD medals from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics.
Congratulations gentlemen, UTS Norths and Australia are very proud of your achievements.
UTS SPORT Bay Run Challenge 16 October
SEPTEMBER 22 2016
Register a mixed relay team or as an individual at www.activateuts.com.au/sport/bayrun Free Entry, Places are limited. Awesome prizes and club grants to be won