2014 ANQ Track & Field Championships
Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October
NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED
PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING ALL ASPECTS OF ATHLETICS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND
Once again the Mount Isa Athletics Club is sending a sizeable and strong team to Townsville to attend the ANQ Championships this weekend. The event will see around 500 NQ athletes inundate the synthetic track at the Townsville Sports Reserve to see who is the best in North Queensland. The ANQ clubs stretch as far south as Rockhampton, north to Douglas and west to our very own Mount Isa.
The 36 Mount Isa athletes will be competing in over 240 individual events in an effort to return some precious metals (gold, silver & bronze) back to the west.
Mount Isa is fast gaining a reputation as a Multi-event club, this time introducing three new teenage girls to the Heptathlon event in Jade Scott, Teaghan Goodger and Courtney Boshoff. The two stalwart Decathletes Ken Dickson and David Scott will be contesting the Masters event with the ever growing number now totalling eight. Coach Awesome (David Scott) is true to the Masters Decathlon motto of “The only excuse is surgery” as the rotator cuff injury he sustained only weeks ago may require surgery in the future. When questioned on whether he would still compete in the Decathlon he replied “I can’t let the boys down so yes. I can nurse it in the runs and do all the throws left handed. Pole Vault will be an issue though so I may have to foul myself out on that one. Last thing I want is to get the ‘SOFTathlete’ tag that we throw around in the Decath”
Run 'n' Ride will have a stall set up at this year’s ANQ Championships on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October. Go and see Bevan and the team for some great deals. They will have:
- Half price Shoes
- Half price BSC Compression
- Half price Clothing
- A range of nutrition products
ANQ will also be offering to swap any medals won at the championships with a voucher to the Run 'n' Ride stall: $10 first, $8 second and $6 third.
Please be aware that the Run 'n' Ride stall will be taking CASH ONLY.
A small but determined band of athletes were back at Sunset Oval last Saturday for the Mount Isa Athletic Clubs Retro Day. Athletes were given the opportunity to try their hand at events that are no longer or not regularly conducted at the Mount Isa Club days.
The day kicked off early with the clubs young pole vaulters trying their hand at one of athletics more exciting events. Mount Isa is one of only a handful of clubs which offer athletes a chance to try Pole Vault. 14 year old Lachlan McCoy finished the event with the top height of 2.30m giving him the 14 year boy’s record. Patrick Baker also had a successful day equalling Andrew Butlers Club Record of 1.60m for the 13 year boys.
From the Pole Vault it was straight to the track for the 70m sprints. 10 year old Denzil Perkins and 11 year old Michelle Bracs were put together in the same race in an effort to bring the best out of them and that’s certainly what happened. Denzil took .9s off the record for his age group and Michelle took a full second off her time from earlier in the year. Both athletes finished in a dead heat running the 70m in 9.5s.
Athletics North Queensland in conjunction with Athletics Australia will be holding a Level 1 Community Coaching Course in Mackay on the 8th of November. The course will be held in the Slade Point region (venue to be advised). The coaching course is part of the Athletics for the Outback program being run in North Queensland which is aimed at increasing participation of Indigenous Australians in Athletics. This course will be free to attend but as there is a limit to the number of participants, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders will have first preference. To register for this course click here. Once you have filled out the online registration you will be contacted with more information closer to the date.
For more information on the course, click here or contact the ANQ office on (07) 4721 4998. Registrations close midnight on the 4th of November.
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Registrations are now open for the Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program being held in Townsville on the 19th and 20th of October 2014. Athletics part A will be held on Sunday the 19th and Part B will be held on Monday the 20th.
The GAQAP provides teachers, school sport volunteers, tertiary and senior secondary school students throughout Queensland with FREE training that can ultimately lead to recognised accreditation in coaching.
The courses are FREE to attend on the day. Some courses require completion of assessment tasks for the awarding of formal accreditation. Fees for accreditation may apply for non-school sport volunteers. Registration is limited to one sport only as each course is approximately 6 hours in length.
Registrations close: Friday 3 October 2014
Contact Steve Paulsen on 07 3338 9265 for more information.
The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games, which includes Athletics Track & Field, Cross Country and a 10km Road Walk Race, will be held from 1 to 9 November 2014 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
More than 12,000 participants from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to converge on one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events.