Registration for the 2018-19 Season
JULY 01, 2019
Annual membership to UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club covers the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.
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).
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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.
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For athletes who want to transfer clubs: ANSW Club Transfer Form
The 2018/19 Summer Calendar has been released
JULY 01, 2019
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Winter Northern Zone
JULY 01, 2019
Silver to Women's Masters Team at Street Relays
JULY 15 , 2019
Congratulations to the UTS North's women’s 60+ team who won silver in the NSW Street Relay Championships.
Competing in terrible gusty and cold conditions the team of Deb Drennan, Margaret Thomas, Jan Swinhoe and Dorothy Kass ran very well with Deb running the fastest split of 18:08 for the 4km leg. Margaret Thomas showed her improvement over the past 12 months by running over a minute faster than last year when the conditions were much better.
The men’s 50+ team also ran very well to just miss a medal. The team of Brad Sharpe, Antony Guest, Paul Trainor and Kim Loane came 4th with the versatile Paul Trainer running the fastest 4km leg in 15:23. Brad Sharpe showed his fitness and endurance by running again in the 40+ team. He ran 16:12 in the 50+ team and ran just 41 seconds slower in the 40+ team.
There were also some excellent individual runs by the open runners. Leo Peterson ran the 3rd fastest time on the day in the open men’s division with a superb 12:01 for the 4kms. Izzy Thornton-Bott also ran superbly with a 13:52 time which was the 3rd fastest of the day in the open women’s division.
Well done to other individual runners – Kieran Gorman, U18 - 12:36, Cameron Gorman U18 - 13:25 and Grace Kells U18- 15:59.
Week Wrap Up
JULY 16, 2019
The 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy. Notably our podium placers Alec Diamond and Bella O’Grady who won silver and bronze medals in the Decathlon and 4x400m relay respectively. Diamond walked away with an overall personal best of 7593 points and in the individual 400m semi-final, O’Grady ran 51:87 which is 0.07 off the World Championships Qualifier before finishing 7th in the individual final. O’Grady tore up the track as the anchor for the women’s 4x400m; taking team Australia from 5th at the handover to holding on for 3rd across the line. “absolutely surreal,” O’Grady said. “I’m so elated with this week; it’s all a bit of a dream.”
In chronological order, Mackenzie Little who has just graduated from Stanford University threw 55.87m and finished 8th in the Women’s Javelin, Mason Cohen and Jye Perrott both placed fourth in their 800m semi-finals and just missed out on progressing through. Not long after their semi-finals, Perrott and Cohen were back on the track with Sean Fitzsimmons and Zach Holdsworth for the Men’s 4x400m. The boys came 4th in their heat, and 10th overall with a time of 3:11.23.
There was some drama over the half marathon, where Ed Goddard who had initially placed 6th overall with a time of 1:06.20 was bumped up to 4th following the disqualification of 2nd and 4th place getters#. Goddard ran a significant amount from the front, a tall order in the sweltering conditions.
“The race started out on a pretty rough cobbled street and I found myself at the front before the first corner. I felt relaxed and knew the standard of the field with many guys who had run low 28s for 10 or under 63 for the half so I thought I may as well sit at the front and run my race and see if the heat (over 30 degrees at the finish) and humidity would assist in trimming down the field size. Put a few surges in a picked the pace up after the few laps leading for 55 mins before the Japanese guys took off, I got to the front only one more time and then our 18th K was 2:50, then they gunned for home.”
Congratulations go out to our Uniroo’s with all athletes and teams placing in the top ten, and 18 Australian athletes taking away 10 medals; 4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze has made this games Australia’s most successful campaign in the competitions 60-year history.
Also in Italy, Carley Thomas who is a few months off embarking on a husky scholarship to the University of Washington ran an 800m seasons best of 2:02.50 and placed 2nd in the 30th International Solidarity Sport Meet at Lignano Sabbiadoro Udine.
Locally speaking UTS Norths hosted the second edition of the Winter Northern Zone Competitions last Saturday had a successful turnout. U18 athlete Rebecca Moore broke the UTS Hammer throw Record with a throw of 44.82m. The next and final instalment of the Winter Northern Zone will be the 10th August at Rotary Athletics Field, Chatswood.
Up at Ourimbah, our master's athletes were at the forefront of UTS Norths representation with our 60+ women’s team Deborah Drennan, Margaret Thomas, Jan Swinhoe, and Dorothy Kass finishing with a silver in 1:26.27. In very windy conditions the men’s 40+ team Doug Barrett, Terrance Carter, Les Gilles, and Brad Sharpe came 7th in 1:23.55, and the 50+ men's team Brad Sharpe again, Antony Guest, Paul Trainor, and Kim Loane just missed out on medals with 4th in 1:04.44
Loane wrote “I love the camaraderie of the Street Relays. This year I only just made them having flown in from a two-week family holiday in Japan on the morning of the race. Holiday eating, drinking, and lack-of-sleep does not make for good preparation but was pleasantly surprised to only be about 20 seconds slower than last time as it could have been much worse. Our team result was just one place short of a podium finish but all the same, we all had a great run and I thoroughly enjoyed the event.”
Individual runners Kieran and Cameron Gorman ran 12:36 and 13:25 respectively in the U18s 4x4k, Leo Peterson stormed to be third across the line just missing the sub 12 minute barrier with 12:01 and club captain Izzy Thornton-Bott, also third across the line in the open women's race ran 13:52.
Grace Kells, a new face for Norths ran her debut Ourimbah 4k in 16:00, not bad for 15 years old and using the race to practice for triathlons.
Congratulations to UTS Coach Ben Liddy, who upon his return to racing ran 12:08 for his 4k leg. A thank you to UTS North’s committee members Peter and Ross Douglas, Peter Higgins and Doug Barrett who made the trip to help run the events, in some cases literally, others by managing and organising teams or working with ANSW.
Coming up, Emmanuel Fakiye is competing on Friday afternoon at the Pacific Games in the Triple Jump and Carley Thomas continues her European campaign with another 800m. Good luck. The next ANSW Winter competition is Short course at Rydalmere on the 3rd August, BSAC is hosting the séance edition of their winter track and field series on the 21st July, the next and final UTS Norths winter Northern Zone will be on the 10th August.
# two athletes violated IAAF Competition Rule 240.8(h), having received food and drink over the course outside of official zones.