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  Results of last competition
The results of our competition held on Saturday, 6 February 2016, are now on line. You can also download the list of Personal Bests as they stand at this point in the 2015/2016 Summer season. There was one Centre record broken, described below and you can download the Centre records as they currently stand. U6Gs running the 100m on 6 Feb 16
U6Gs running the 100m on 6 Feb 16
When using metal spikes for long or triple jump, you must use 4‑7mm spikes ONLY. These spikes are available for sale in our uniform shop each Saturday morning between 7:30am and 10:00am.
The forecast was for showers of rain during the morning so it was decided to run a wet weather program. There was drizzle during setup but the rain held off until we had finihed our competition. We had quite a POOR TURNOUT from the nominated setup groups and it was fortunate that we ran a wet-weather program, because we would not bave been able to setup for a full program with the few parents who turned up. Remember, our competition can't run without parents being involved. More...

  Next competition - Saturday, 20 February
Our next competition will take place on Saturday, 20 February 2016 commencing at 7:30am with an optional
Training update: Fred's next jumps training will be on Sunday, 28 Feb. Details - training page.
middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk. There will be a warm-up at 7:45am (for those not competing in the middle distance events) and competition in earnest will start at 8:00am. Field and equipment set‑up will be by the U7BG & U8G parents plus whoever is able to help. [U7BG & U8G parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail reminder later in the week.] The 6‑event program will be Program 3A, which you can download now. In the event of wet weather, we will be running Program W2, which you can download shortly.

  Equipment setup
On 20 February 2016, parents of U7BG & U8G athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. U7BG & U8G parents will also be asked
Sophia Paz
Sophia Paz
to provide two parents to staff the canteen in the morning from 10:30am to 11:30am and two parents to assist with operating the barbecue. An e‑mail reminder will be sent out to U7BG & U8G parents during the coming week. Your assistance with setup would be greatly appreciated!

  Centre Records
There was one Centre record broken during competition on 6 February. Sophia Paz broke the U6G 200m sprint electronic record by 0.18 seconds to reset the benchmark to 44.22 seconds. Congratulations, Sophia! That's Sophia, pictured to the right. You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as they stand on 6 February 2016. You can also download the list of Personal Bests at the end of competition on 6 February, including the manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...

  Star Awards
Now into the last qyuarter of the season, there were many more Stars awarded. There were 5 Yellow, 10 Green, 6 Red and 4 Blue. And to complete that, there were 5 Gold Stars awarded on 6 February! These were awarded to U6B Lennox Smith, U7G Sophie Durheim, U8G Jessica Grummett, U9G Madison Mitchell, and U10B Matt Ashcroft. That's Lennox, Sophie, Jessica, Madison and Matt, pictured to the right. Congratulations, athletes!
Gold on 6 February 2016
Details of the current star awards procedure are shown on the Star Awards page and you can download the adjusted criteria for the 2015/2016 season for Boys (76kB pdf) and Girls (76kB pdf). More...

  Septathlon results
Our annual Septathlon was held on Saturday, 30 January at Pennant Hills No. 2 Oval, and our Septathlon presentation will be held before competition on 27 February. There's quite a bit of work to do before then, such as rechecking all the results for accuracy and validity (now completed), calculating the winners in each age group and the overall Septathlon winners in the Junior (U7-U9), Intermediates (U10-U12) and Seniors (U13-U17) age groups (work in progess), and to have medals and trophies engraved. And to keep you in suspense, the final results won't be published on the website until after the presentation on 27 February.

  Region Update
You can download the latest Parent Roster (updated 8 Feb 16), the 2016 Region 5 Program showing the order of events with not-before times, and the list of athletes who will be competing at Region on 13/14 February at Narrabeen. Good luck to all our Region athletes! Remember, there will be no Centre competition next week, 13 February. More...

  Photo Gallery update - Zone photos
You can view a selection of images taken by U17B parent, Neil Thomson, during the NEM Zone Championships held at Narrabeen on 13/14 December 2015. You can also view photos taken at previous competitions in our Gallery page.

State Multi-Event Championships - Dubbo - 5/6 March 2016
The 2016 State Multi-Event Championships will be held over the weekend of 5/6 March 2016 at the new synthetic track at DCL Park (Barden Park) in Dubbo. Closing date for entries was Wednesday, 3 February, but late entries will be accepted. Details and entry form.
Great news! Telstra Kids grant!

We are delighted to announce our success in applying for a $1,200 grant from Telstra. Telstra Kids funds the little things that can make a big difference to kids' lives, helping kids to play and learn. Our Telstra Kids grant will be used to purchase additional high jump mats.

A huge thanks to Telstra for making this funding available for us. We are very excited to share in the million dollars the Telstra Foundation provides each year to help kids across Australia.
The Athlete's Foot The Athlete's Foot is located at Shop 1082, Westfield Hornsby and can be contacted on 9477-7752. Check The Athlete's Foot website for details. If you need any athletic footwear, go to The Athlete's Foot Hornsby while stocks last. Don't forget to tell the staff you are a member of Hornsby Little Athletics Centre!
Save time and register on-line at home!
Save time! Complete the LANSW On-line form and download and complete the Member Protection Declaration, the Parent Obligation and the Medical Questionnaire and bring them with you to the oval on Registration Day. There will be others doing the same, so please be patient! More...

Key officials training
We need parents to become Little Athletics event officials! Would you like to act as an Event Official at Centre or Championship carnivals in throws or jumps events? Don't wait any longer - it's simple to get started now! Simply log on to the LANSW website, select the Online Officials Assessment tab and register to get started. Note that this facility will be discontinued from 31 March 2015 - after that the practical component will take 15 days! More . . .

Are you fit to compete?
There have been incidents at competition 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.

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...

HDLAC Bushfire Survival Plan
If there is a danger of bushfires anywhere in the Lane Cove National Park, we will cancel our athletics competition prior to the Saturday morning competition day. It is likely that a decision to cancel would be made no later than the preceding Friday night and this would be notified to members by a notice on our website and by broadcast email. There would never be a situation where competition has commenced on a Saturday morning when there is any danger of bushfires. We would never be in the position of having to send members home from the oval. 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...
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