Canberra Walks – 16 Aug 14

Athletics

ACT Walkers

16/8/2014 Lennox Gardens

 

20K 1 Robin Whyte 02:09:41 2 Derek Robinson 02:23:53 3 Bob Parker 02:33:25 4 Val Chesterton 02:57:02 5 Phil Essam 03:06:55.

10K 1 Pat Fisher 01:22:21.

5K 1 Zoe Hunt 26:02 2 Callum Burns 26:03 3 Gabby Hunt 26:08 4 Kate Black 31:29 5 Connor Frew 32:28 6 Dylan Eddowes 32:41 7 Barbara Eddowes 35:31 8 Rod Gilchrist 36:16 9 Michelle Burns 37.36 10 Jennifer Gilchrist 38:43.

3K 1 Spencer Burns 15:51 2 Mitchell Baker 16:49 3 Peter Baker 17:28 4 Colby Eddowes 19:40 5 Chelsea Rogic 20:17 6 Venesser Rogic 21:43 7 Carmen Carlon 35:16.

1.5K 1 Laura Burns 08:07 2 Sophie Rogic 09:20.

Canberra Walking – 26 Jul 14

Athletics

ACT Walkers

26/7/2014 Molonglo Reach

 

10K 1 Ally Durr 55:18 2 Robin Whyte 01:03:57 3 Derek Robinson 01:11:16 4 Monika Short 01:12:05 5 Pat Fisher 01:25:55 6 Val Chesterton 01:32:03 Zoe Hunt DNF.

5K 1 Callum Burns 26:09 2 Gabby Hunt 26:23 3 Mick Saunders 34:29 4 Greg Durr 35:01 5 Bob Parker 36:12 6 Rod Gilchrist 36:37 7 Robyn Saunders 39:04 8 David Mackenzie 39:22 9 Terry Munro 42:27.

3K 1 Spencer Burns 15:17 2 Mitchell Baker 16:58 3 Connor Frew 17:55.

2K1 Laura Burns 11:35 2 Helen Munro 19:33

Canberra Walking – 2 Aug 14

Athletics

ACT Walkers

2/8/2014 Stage 88

 

 

12K 1 Robin Whyte 01:17:33 2 Bryan Thomas 01:27:05 3 Bob Parker 01:27:45 4 Warren Butler 01:46:26 5 Val Chesterton 01:50:26 Monika Short DNF.

6K 1 Zoe Hunt 32:10 2 Kate Black 38:42 3 Mick Saunders 43:30 4 Rod Gilchrist 43:36 5 Robyn Saunders 46:45 6 Jennifer Gilchrist 53:27.

3K 1 Spencer Burns 15:27 2 Mitchell Baker 16:37 3 Helena Bialecki 19:04 4 Venesser Rogic 22:16 5 Rosemary Parker 24:00 6 Cilla Chapman 26:24 7 Bob Chapman 26:24.

1K 1 Laura Burns 05:36 2 Sophie Rogic 06:52.

ACT Walkers – Presidents Report 2013 / 2014

ACTW Presidents Report 2013-2014

ACT RACE & FITNESS WALKING CLUB INC

KNOWN AS ACT WALKERS

 

Presidents Report 2013-2014

 

Welcome to our 2014 Annual General Meeting and Presentations.

Our Club membership increased a little from last year which is pleasing considering that most other athletic clubs are struggling with decreasing membership. We had 78 members and it is interesting to note that this was made up of 32 race walkers and 36 fitness walkers. It is a pity we can’t get them all to turn up to walk on the same day!   The remainder are parents or officials.   We had 20 walkers under the age of 20 years which is a steady increase in that age group. However, with the exception of Brendon Reading there is a huge age gap between teenage and over 40’s.

The Winter Season saw an average of24members participating each week which was on a par with last year. This compares with 22 for the Summer Season. It is worth noting that 53 members walked at some time in the winter competitions and 47 in the summer competitions.

The Club appreciates the ongoing relationship with ACT Veterans Athletics Club (ACTVAC) in the sharing of the summer track walks on Thursday evenings. Our thanks to ACVAC for their continued support in this regard and for the loan of equipment for major events such as the Lake Burley Griffin Walking Carnival (LBG).

The number of entries this year for the 48th LBG remained stable. The Carnival remains the best attended race walking event in Australia and the club’s only fund raiser. One of the highlights of carnival this year was our new inflatable start/finish line!

There have been many discussions at our committee meetings regarding the future of the carnival. Given that expenses are increasing at an alarming rate, the manpower required and the fact that Government Regulations are getting out of hand to say the least, the new committee will need to consider alternate venues that can be more easily managed.

Our junior athletes performed well throughout the year and we had placegetters in all of the major competitions – Australian Road Walking Championships, Australian All Schools, Athletics ACT Championships, Australian Junior Championships and the Lake Burley Griffin Walking Carnival. Six of these juniors have already achieved qualifying times for the 2015 Australian Junior Championships, namely Gabby Hunt, Zoe Hunt, Ally Durr, Mitchell Baker, Spencer Burns and Callum Burns. Well done!

 

 

 

Our quiet achiever, Brendon Reading, suffered injuries which have not allowed him to compete in as many events as he would have liked.  He did however walk 2 “A” qualifying performances for the 2014 World Race Walking Cup but Athletics Australia, in their wisdom, chose to not send a full team and unfortunately Brendon missed out on selection.  He also achieved qualification for the 2013 World University Games.  Brendon won the NSW Teams 10K Championships and continues to represent the Sydney University Athletics Club at Athletics Australia events and the our Club at Racewalking Australia events. He is currently concentrating on making the Australian 50K Team for the 2015 World Championships and is in Canada training with the Canadian National Team Walkers. We all wish him every success.

Volunteers and officials are crucial to the smooth running of our events and grateful thanks are extended to our judges, officials and parents alike.

The Club remains in a sound financial position despite a major purchase of a new trailer and a new lap top during this financial year.

All of our committee meetings were held at the Burns Club in Kambah who do not charge us for a room, neither do they charge for the hire of the auditorium for the Lake Burley Griffin Walking Carnival presentations.

The following is a list of attendance at our meetings.

Val Chesterton, Robin Whyte, Alice Scott, Geoff Barker 9.

Rod Gilchrist 8. Phil Reading 7 Jane Bates, Mick Saunders 6. Phil Essam 1.

 

The meeting attendance is only a very small amount of time that the committee spends on the running of the club. Many, many hours have been put in by this committed group of individuals.

The Club is most grateful for the ongoing work of our Webmaster, Phil Essam. I know Phil would be extremely happy to add any relevant news or photographs you may have to the site.

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the support given to me by the committee over this last year. Their dedication to the smooth running of this club was second to none.

Congratulations to those who have participated during the year. Good luck with your future walking endeavours whether it be participating at club or national level or officiating. Again it is all about participation, fun, fitness and most of all, reaching your own personal goals.

Val Chesterton

President

ACT Race & Fitness Walking Club Inc.

19 July 2014

 

Canberra Walking – 19 Jul 14

Athletics

ACT Walkers

19/7/2014 Lake Tuggeranong

 

6.6K 1 Ian Rayson 32:44 2 Ally Durr 40:40 3 Gabby Hunt 40:40 4 Callum Burns 40:40 5 Robin Whyte 42:33 6 Derek Robinson 45:38 7 Greg Durr 46:47 8 Bryan Thomas 46:57 9 Mick Saunders 49:02 10 Bob Parker 49:34 11 Rod Gilchrist 52:49 12 Robyn Saunders 52:59 13 David Mackenzie 53:02 14 Warren Butler 57:26 15 Terry Munro 57:26 16 Val Chesterton 01:00:12 17 Pat Fisher 01:02:37.

2K 1 Spencer Burns 10:15 2 Laura Burns 11:08 3 Tom Hunt 11:49 4 Dylan Eddowes 12:15 5 Colby Eddowes 12:30 6 Helena Bialecki 12:46 7 Kate Black 12:53 8 Chelsea Rogic 13:18 9 Sophie Rogic 14:25 10 Venesser Rogic 15:49 11 Cilla Chapman 17:08.

2014 Australian Roadwalking Championship

Hi All

The 2014 Australian Roadwalking Championships are to be held in Albany, Western Australia on Sunday 24 August. This event will also incorporate the second Annual Racewalking Australia Carnival.  The individual championship awards are sponsored by Athletics Australia, while the Team Competition, handicap, and non championship event awards are provided by Racewalking Australia.

 

Any race walker is eligible to enter the championships and you are responsible for your own entry. On line entries will open on the Athletics Australia web site on Friday 11 July 2014 and close Friday 1 August 2014. Please note “age” is age as at 31 December 2014.

 

However if you wish to be considered for selection to represent Athletics ACT you must contact the ACT Walkers Race Secretary  robinwhyte42@bigpond.com  by FRIDAY  19 July 2014, with the following information: Full Name, DOB, Athletic Club, Nominated Event[s] and best time for nominated event[s].

 

The proposed program of events can also be found on the Athletics Australia web site.

 

Regards

Val

Canberra Winter Walks – 5 July 14

Athletics

ACT Walkers

5/7/2014 Jerrabomberra Wetlands

 

8K  (Place,Name,Time,Start) 1 Warren Butler 01:08:07 (02:15) 2 Zoe Hunt 44:35 (26:45) 3 Ally Durr 45:51 (25:30) 4 Callum Burns 45:24 (26:00) 5 Robin Whyte 52:25 (19:05) 6 Monika Short 59:38 (12:45) 7 Derek Robinson 57:38 (16:05) 8 Val Chesterton 01:14:55 (00:00) 9 Jennifer Gilchrist 01:06:37 (08:40) 10 Phil Essam 01:15:48 (00:00).

4K 1 Spencer Burns 22:34 (06:45) 2 Mitchell Baker 23:27 (06:40) 3 Rod Gilchrist 30:06 (01:05) 4 Gabby Hunt 23:02 (08:55) 5 Greg Durr 28:51 (03:10) 6 David Mackenzie 32:56 (00:00) 7 Cilla Chapman 35:43 (04:45) 8 Raine Thompson 37:29 (05:00).

2K 1 Thomas Hopkins 10:30 (09:05) 2 Karina Hopkins 12:50 (09:05) 3 Emily Hopkins 13:03 (09:05) 4 Bob Chapman 18:09 (05:40).  2K 1 Tom Hunt 05:59 (06:30) 2 Laura Burns 05:31 (07:00).