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Saturday, 8 March 2014
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The results of our last competition, held on Saturday, 8 March 2014, are
on line. You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved as well as the current Centre records (12kB pdf).
U7Gs relaxing between events
Septathlon and State
The weather generally fine with some cloud cover. Temperatures were in the low to mid 20s and most events were completed by 10:30am. Overall, an enjoyable morning of competition was had by those who participated.
presentation on 15 March!
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 15 March 2014 commencing at 7:30am with an
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optional middle distance
1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk. At 8:00am we will have our Septathlon Presentation and a presentation to our State Athletes. Following these presentations, there will be a warm-up at 8:30am and our regular competition will start at 8:35am.
Field and equipment set‑up will be by the U12-U13 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U12-U13 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail in the coming week.] The 5‑event program will be Program P5 which you can download now. This will be our last summer competition day, although our Cross Country competition will commence on Sunday, 4 May. Details will be updated on the Cross Country page shortly.
Sat 15 March - Septathlon presntn
Fri 21 March - State Track & Field
Sat 22 March - State Track & Field
Sun 23 March - State Track & Field
On 15 March, parents of U12-U13 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. The U12-U13 parents will also be asked to provide two parents to staff the canteen for the morning and two parents to operate the barbecue. A reminder e-mail will be sent out to U12-U13 parents in the coming week.
Summer season draws to an end
Next Saturday, 15 March, will be our last competition for the summer season, although 25 of our athletes will be competing at the State Track & Field Championships at SOPAC on the following weekend. There are some things that should be considered in the closing stages of our season.
Claims for Star Awards may be made no later than the beginning of competition on 15 March and achievement record books should be handed in for assessment before competition starts. Unforunately, performances achieved during competition next week cannot be counted towards Star Awards.
Our winter cross country competition commences on Sunday, 4 May and detsils will be available on the Cross Country page shortly. You must be registered with the Centre to compete in cross country and on-line registration is now available for athletes not currently registered with an athletics club or centre.
Six Centre electronic track records were broken during our competition on 22 February and 8 March. On 22 February, Madison Mitchell broke the U7G 70 metre record by 0.3 seconds by running the distance in 13.54 seconds.
Also on 22 February, Mallory Bassett sliced 0.03 seconds off the U14G 80m hurdles record to set a new benchmark of 13.65 seconds. On 8 March, U10B Andrew Hill set a new record in the 400 metres event with a new time of 1-08.13 m-ss.ss. U10B Cameron Kemmis reset his own 60 metres hurdles record in a magnificent time of 11.20 seconds. U10G Lara Stevens broke the 60 metres hurdles recors in a time of 11.34 seconds. Finally, U8B Timothy Forster broke the 100m record in a time of 16.84 seconds and the 60m hurdles record in a time of 11.51 seconds.
Fantastic performances! Congratulations, athletes! You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of 8 March and you can also download the current list of Personal Bests for the season. Also listed are both manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...
Six more Gold Stars were achieved at competition on 8 March. These were awarded to
U7B Joshua Strefner,
U7G Abigail Johnstone,
U11B Jonathan Friend,
U12B Nathan Bell,
U12G Brooke Niccol, and
U13G Eleanor Lidbetter.
These athletes are pictured to the right. There was a variety of other Stars awarded as well.
Remember that next week, 15 March, will be the last time you will be able to claim a Star Award. There's been a bit of confusion about the Star Awards system and the details on the Star Awards page have been amended to clarify the applicable criteria. You can download the criteria for the 2013/2014 season for Boys (76kB pdf) and Girls (76kB pdf). More...
Region 5 Championships
Congratulations to those 86 Hornsby athletes who represented the Centre in the Region 5 Championships at Narrabeen on 15-16 February. You can download the complete Region 5 results and you can also download the list of Hornsby athletes who have qualified to compete at the State Track & Field Championships at SOPAC on 21-23 March. Congratulations athletes and good luck! More...
State Multi Event
Congratulations to the 10 Hornsby athletes who represented the Centre at the State Multi Event at Flinders (Lake Illawarra) over the weekend of 1-2 March. A summary of Hornsby's results, along with a photo of the group, is now on the Achievements page. The complete results for this event is on the LANSW website.
Rules of Competition - September 2013
The latest LANSW Rules of Competition [September 2013 edition] is now available for download from the LANSW Rules page of our website. More...
About registration numbers and age patches
New program format
Athletes - please ensure you display your current season registration number patch - please don't compete with last year's number! Parents (mothers, probably) - please ensure that age and rego patches are sewn on with a white border no less than the width of the red line. Check our Uniform
page for more information.
From this season, the Centre will be using a fixed, 4-week rotating program. To ensure that athletes compete in all events in their age group, there are no event choices. The four programs, including two wet-weather schedules, can now be downloaded and athletes and parents are encouraged to review and comment on them via e-mail to email@example.com.
Are you fit to compete?
Age Managers for the coming season
We had a couple of incidents at competition recently with athletes fainting or developing muscle cramps because they hadn't had breakfast or warmed up properly. Parents, please ensure that your athletes have a good breakfast before coming to the oval and make sure they warm up properly before starting competition events, to avoid these problems. Check our Health & Fitness
page for more information.
Expressions of interest are invited from parents to be appointed as Age Managers for the coming summer athletics season.
Achievement Record Books
If you are interested in this level of involvement and commitment with the Centre, you should contact Karen Williamson (Age Manager Coordinator) on 0412-998-926 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. More...
Disregard the headings on the achievement book pages and stick your result tickets on each page (from the start of the book) in date order of your events for each Saturday, progressively on each page.
Codes of Behaviour
The Australian Sports Commission has developed Codes of Behaviour for use in sporting programs for children. Little Athletics is a community activity, which utilises athletics to help foster the development of Australia's children, and as such, totally endorses these Codes for all its participants. More...
LANSW smoke-free policy
Little Athletics NSW understands the harmful effects of smoking on health, fitness and performance in sport and that passive smoking is also hazardous to health. It is acknowledged that non-smokers should be protected from the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke and as a result Little Athletics NSW has adopted the following policy. More...