Registration for the 2016-17 Season
AUGUST 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
AUGUST 01, 2016
Click here to download your event Calendar SUMMER 2016/17 COMPETITION CALENDAR
AUGUST 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 email@example.com 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.
NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships West Dapto Sat 30 July
AUGUST 07 2016
Out of 13 entries, UTS Norths athletes were successful in winning 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the State Short Course Cross Country Championships.
Sarah McDermott – Gold in the u18 in 8:39 (2.5k) – improved on her silver medal in the State Cross Country Champs;
Ed Goddard – Silver in the u20 in 15:13 (5k) – continued his great form this winter;
Elliot Metcalf – Bronze in the U20 in 16:11 (5k) – great run Elliot;
Brad Sharpe – Bronze in the 55+ Masters (5k) – Brad’s first individual Masters medal in a state cross country event
Well done also to other UTS Norths competitors:
Mitch Westhuizen (u16) 2.5k 6th 8:12 – well done to Mitch from Knox School who recently joined UTS Norths and was having his first run for the club. He was only 9 seconds behind the winner. Mitch currently holds the NSW All Schools Junior title for Triathlon;
Fraser Garland-Barnes (u20) 5k 21st 16:48
Ruairidh MacDonald (Open) 7.5k 7th 23:59
Leo Peterson (Open) 7.5k 28th 25:31
Sam McAllister (Open) 7.5k 40th 26:27
Doug Barrett (Masters 55+) 5k 24:30
Gabby Mastroianni (u18) 2.5k 19th 11:07
Antonia Howard (u20) 5k 5th 18:45
Nancy Lloyd (Masters 55+) 6th 31:48.
Congratulations also to Matt Cox who ran a fantastic race to win the Blacktown Running Festival Marathon in 2:21:44 last Sunday.
For more details and a Q & A on Sarah McDermott, Ed Goddard and Mitch Westhuizen
Q & A on Sarah McDermott, Ed Goddard and Mitch Westhuizen
AUGUST 07 2016
Q & A with Ed Goddard Silver medal in the u20 NSW Short Course XC Championships
How happy were you with your performance on Saturday?
I was very happy with my race on Saturday, obviously I would have loved to have won the race but I executed the race as I was aiming to run, and had a good hit-out before. I knew the pace would be fast with such a strong field and the way the other guys run. I lead a lot in the early part of the race changing leads with Jye and Josh through the first kilometre , and then conserving some in the middle I was able to have another turn leading in the last 1.5k when Jye and I moved off, before Jye surged with 700m to go.
Are you hoping to gain selection in the Australian XC C’ships? Are you running in the City to Surf? Any other events that you are aiming for?
Yeah Cross Country Nationals at Mt Stromlo in Canberra is my next big goal, which I’ve been training for all winter. It’s two weeks away now so I’m starting to lessen the mileage and make sure that i’m in the best shape possible. If I run well there I’ll be able to medal so I’m hoping for a good race. After that It’s uni games in Perth where I’ll run the long distance double, and i’ll start to transition back to the track.
What ambitions do you have for the summer track season?
My main ambition is to run big PB’s in all my events. Last season was quite mixed being sick for both nationals and State 5k, so I know i’ll be able to drop my times a lot. I also hope to get into a few of the Grand Prix races such as Briggs in Hobart for the 5000m and also Zatopek for the U20 3000m which I’ll be able to have a good crack at. World Uni Games is also a big goal this season so i’ll be looking to see how close to 14 and 8 minutes I’ll be able to get in the 5000m and 3000m.
World Cross Country is also this season, although the team is looking to be very strong I’m hoping to run a good race as my first senior cross country.
Q & A with Sarah McDermott Gold medal in the U18 NSW Short Course XC Championships
How happy were you with your performance on Saturday?
I was happy with my race on Saturday as I had been away in Poland watching my sister, Annabel run at the world Junior championships. My training had been disrupted for 3 weeks so I was happy with how I went.
Are you hoping to gain selection in the Australian XC C’ships? If so, when do you find out if you are selected?
I hope to get selected to compete at the Australian cross country championships in Canberra - I think I find out in the next week or so.
Any comments about Jimbo as a coach?
I really enjoy training with Jimbo as every session is different, I look forward to training as I never know what to expect and the people in the squad are very nice. It’s really cool having Jenny Blundell and Milly Clarke who are going to the Olympics in our squad - I see how hard they train and it motivates the whole squad to keep improving and training hard.
What ambitions do you have for the summer track season and/or NSW All Schools in October?
I am very excited for the athletics season ahead. The NSW all schools in October is my first challenge and I would love to gain selection for the nationals in December. Last year I ran mainly 800m but would like to run some 400m and 1500m just to mix things up a bit.
Q & A with Mitch Westhuizen 6th in U16 at NSW Short Course XC Championships
Tell us about yourself and were you happy with your first run for UTS Norths in the Short Course?
I'm a keen triathlete so on top of running I also enjoy swimming and cycling. 2016 has been a good year for me so far. I hold the current NSW All Schools Junior title for Triathlon and was very happy to place 2nd in my u14 age group at the NSW All Schools Cross Country held last month at Eastern Creek.
Plans this season and any goals?
I prefer 4km+ races so the 2.5km Athletics NSW Short Course was a bit too short for me but I still really enjoyed the race and the beautiful setting of the course and competing against some of the top u15's in the State. I look forward to representing UTS Norths at more Athletics NSW events (like the 3000m) in the upcoming season and also getting to meet some fellow Norths runners.
Any comments about your coach?
Nick Bromley is my running coach and he's fantastic. Not only is he an excellent and passionate coach but he's really good fun and we have many laughs both on and off the track.
UTS NOrths Winter Pointscore
AUGUST 14 2016
The Winter Season 2016 is almost over, with only two events left in the season, some of the Club Age Point Scores are very close. Elise Gallen 13.25 points is just ahead of Kate Hobbs 13 points for the Winter Open Womens Champion.
In the Mens Matt Cox 36.25 points is in striking distance of Ruairidh MacDonald 46.25 points with the half marathon and full marathon to go. The point score for all age groups are listed on the attached file, with leaders in age groups in red. Athletes must participate in two events to be eligible for Winter Age Champions.
If there are any queries please do not hesitate to contact Frazer Dowling on firstname.lastname@example.org
City 2 Surf
AUGUST 16 2016
Congratulations to all the UTS Norths athletes who competed in the City2Surf over the weekend.
A special congratulations to our fastest male Matt Cox who had a podium finish coming in 3rd with a time of 43 minutes and 20 seconds and to Annabel McDermott just back from the World Juniors, the fastest female finishing 6th in 50 minutes and 29 seconds
World Juniors Wrap Up
AUGUST 18 2016
The Olympics are well under way, with good performances by the Australian Olympians on the international stage. The UTS Norths athletes also performed exceptionally on the international stage at the World Juniors in Poland in July. the summary of performances in alphabetic order are:
Olivia Cason – 4*400m: 7th Heat 3.37.83, official split 55.6
Alec Diamond – Decathlon: 18th 7111 points; PB’s were achieved in the 110m Hurdles, Discus & 1500m
Sam Geddes – 100m & 4*100m: 7th Heat 11.98 +2.7 (100m), 7th Final 45.15 (4*100m)
Annabel McDermott – 5000m: 14th 16.08.44
Bella O’Grady – 100m Hurdles & 4*100m, 4th Heat 13.53 +1.7 (Hurdles) PB, 7th Final 45.15 (4*100m)
Congratulations, all of us at UTS Norths are proud of you.