PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING ALL ASPECTS OF ATHLETICS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND
Nomination for the Burdekin Sugar Rush are now open. Follow this link to Register! The Sugar Rush will be run on Sunday the 4th of May.
The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the signature running event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. The event not only showcases the spectacular features of the Burdekin Shire, but also celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.
Two Mount Isa Athletics Club athletes are heading off for representative duties this week. Brianna “Thor” Smith and Cieron Cuthbert-Botha will both be travelling to Sydney to compete in the Australian Junior Track & Field Championships.
Fifteen year old Cieron gained his qualifier for Nationals at last year’s North Queensland Championships as a 14yr old running times of 11.95s and 24.77s in the 100m and 200m respectively. Since qualifying Cieron and his mother, Danielle, have been a common sight at Sunset Oval training either early mornings or late afternoons most days of the week.
Congratulations to all the runners that took part in last weekend’s Athlete's Foot Dash for Cash. Nearly 300 runners competed in the annual Townsville Road Runners event. The race was taken out by two Kiwis with Sam Murphy taking out the men’s top spot with a time of 15.01 and Victoria Beck the first Female over the line at 16.45. Read more about the winners in the Townsville Bulletin article here. For a full list of result visit the Townsville Road Runners website or follow this link http://www.townsvilleroadrunners.com.au/results/2014-results.
North Queensland Games are fast approaching. Are you ready to compete on and off the track ?
Friday Night 4th April, will see the 1500m Open Races for Men and Women which will be held in conjunction with the Open Ceremony of the Games. Please note that this an open race. Athletes must run a qualifier time of 6 minutes or quicker to nominate to compete.
Athletics North Queensland will be hosting a 1 day carnival on Saturday 5th April, 2014.
Townsville Road Runners as part of the NQ Games will be holding a Half Marathon and 5km fun run. This is now open on line at www.nqsports.com.au
ANQ will be requiring officials to step up for this event as a number of our Key Officials will be unavailable due to their commitment at the Australian Nationals. Can you please advise the office if you are able to assist on Friday Night and Saturday.
For more information please contact the ANQ office.
There’s no stopping Brianna ‘THOR’ Smith. The Mount Isa Athletics Club’s well known Hammer Thrower and recipient of the Australia Day “Junior Sportsperson of the Year” award has just returned from yet another successful competition at the Queensland Junior State Championships in Brisbane where she placed 2nd in the Under 20 women’s Hammer event.
Despite having a much quieter lead up than last year and having to now throw the heavier 4kg hammer, her 44.75m throw seemed to come with relative ease and was only a half metre short of her best with that weight. Add to this the fact that athletes in the Southern part of the State are now peaking at the end of their summer season while athletes in North Queensland and the North West have to train (usually alone) throughout their off season.
Athletics North Queensland is now on Team App. Download on your smartphone today and stay up to date with the latest news and results for Track and Field and Road Running in North Queensland. Visit.
Visit www.athleticsnorthqueensland.teamapp.com to see our App and download it to your phones.
Emerald and District Athletics Association2014 Season Sign-on day will be Sunday March 16 between
2.00pm—3.30pm. This will be at the Club House on Marist College Oval. Athletes 5 yrs and over welcome
Sign up is $85.00 per Athlete. Birth Certificates are required for new registrations only. Season commences Sunday March 23
For more information, contact President Wayne Gakowski 4982 0746 Mob 0411 717477
The Mount Isa Athletics Club recognised one of their workers at the recent AGM by awarding David "Coach Awesome" Scott the Clubs second only Life Membership.
Scott was caught a little off guard as the Club Committee had been conspiring behind his back prior to the meeting to have things in place for presentation.