2017/2018 Summer Programme


ACT Race & Fitness Walking Club Inc

2017 -2018 Summer Race Program

During the summer months, events catering for both race and fitness walkers, will be conducted on a Thursday evening, generally starting at 6.30 pm.


For the first half of the season all events will be at the Woden Athletic Track, while in the second half some are likely to be held at the AIS Athletics Track.


The Thursday evening walks are for ACT Walkers, ACT Veterans Athletic Club and Athletics ACT members and are judged. Walks held at Athletics ACT Summer Series competitions are not judged.


The Club is fortunate to have a number of qualified non competing walk judges who are willing to judge on a regular basis, however competing members may be rostered. PLEASE CHECK THE ROSTER and should you be unable to undertake your duty please arrange a swap and advise the Race Secretary.


Competing members rostered will be given four (4) points in both the handicap and fastest time pointscore competitions on a maximum of two occasions.




LONG DISTANCE – combined womens & mens handicap pointscore; separate womens & mens fastest times pointscore. SHORT DISTANCE – combined girls & boys handicap and fastest time pointscore. Race walkers and fitness walkers are eligible.


POINTS are awarded as follows: 1st = 7, 2nd = 5, 3rd = 4, 4th = 3, all other finishers get 2 points. Non finishers get 1 (except in fastest time pointscore). 4 points are awarded in both competitions to competing members on walk judge duties on a maximum of two occassions.


POINTSCORE AWARDS to be presented are generally dependant on the number of competitors in each category; 8 or more 1st, 2nd, 3rd; 5 to 7 1st, 2nd; less than 5 first only. However, the Race Secretary may use his discretion. The best ten (10) event results only will be used to determine the winners in each category.



There will be a Handicap Pointscore competition only held in conjunction with a short once a month series of Sunday Road Walks (6 events). Points from 30 down will be allocated based on closeness to time expected by handicapper regardless of distance contested. Best 4 scores to count.

The CLUB PERPETUAL AWARDS are presented at the summer presentations to the following; Female Race Walkers of the Year, Male Race Walker of the Year, Fitness Walker Award, and Most Improved Race Walker Award.


To be considered for these awards a person must have competed in club competitions on at least ten (10) occasions during the combined 2017 winter season & 2017/2018 summer season, though Committee may use its discretion. Members are encouraged to submit nominations to the Race Secretary for consideration.


AGE for ACT Walkers Club Championships & Racewalking Australia events (except those combined with Athletics Australia events) is age on the day; for Athletics Australia & Athletics ACT Championships age is as at 31 December in the year of competition.


For membership or further information: www.actwalkers.com.au  or Robin Whyte, Race Secretary: Mobile 0414279639. Email: robinwhyte42@bigpond.com




Sunday September 24  O’Connor Ridge 9.00am NO 4k / 8k ACT MASTERS ATHLETICS   (ACTMA) Run/Walk   Handicap.
Thursday October 12 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   1 1000m/3000m Mark Worrall (C) Jane Bates
Sunday October  15 Molonglo Reach 8.30am Sun PS No1 2.5k / 5k / 10k 2nd Sunday in Month.  NOTE VENUE.  
Thursday October 19  WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   2 1500m Val Chesterton(C) Peter Baker  David Mackenzie
Saturday  October 28 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD(combined meet with AACT) 4.15pm YES   3 1500m/3000m/5000m ACT Walkers – U16/U18/U20/Senior 5000m Race Walk & Open Fitness Walk Championships; U14 3000m Race Walk Chps. Lisa Colquhoun(C) Edna Dundas   Tim Burns
Sunday October 29      Ainslie Woodlands 9.00am NO 3.5k / 7k ACTMA Run/Walk   Handicap.
Thursday November 2 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES 4 800m/2000m(Handicap Start) 2000m Handicap Start  (ACTMA Perry Series). Jane Bates(C) Phillipa Hargrave Jeff Hunt  Starter Sam Manning
Thursday November 9 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.15pm NO Open Events 1200m/3000m/5000m/10000m.

Incorporating: AACT U20/Senior 10000m Race Walk Championships.

ACTW U20 / Senior 10000m Race Walk Championships; Open Fitness Walk Championships.

 ACTMAC 10000m Race Walk Championships.

Tim Burns(C) Mark Worrall Phil Essam* Posting Board Phillipa Hargrave Lap Scorers Sam Manning Sarah Frew Jaki Fraser
Sunday November 12 Lennox Gardens 8.30am Sun PS No2 2.5k / 5k / 10k 2nd Sunday in Month. NOTE VENUE.  
Thursday November 16 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES 5 800m/2000m Doug Fitzgerald(C) Ann Staunton-Jugovic Phillipa Hargrave
Thursday November 23 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   6 1000m/3000m/5000m 3000m Handicap Start  (ACTMA Perry Series)   5000m <30 min. Edna Dundas(C) Jane Bates Jeff Hunt Starter Sarah Frew
Saturday  November 25 Weston Park 1.00pm   ? x 1k Relay Xmas Relay, Winter Presentations & Lunch (Club to provide soft drink, sweets), all to bring a plate to share.
Sunday November 26 Weston Park 8.30am NO 3k / 6k ACTMA Run/Walk Handicap.  
Thursday November 30 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   7 1500m (Handicap Start) 1500m Handicap Start  (ACTMA Perry Series). Jeff Hunt(C) Edna Dundas Mark Worrall Starter Sarah Frew
Sunday December 3 Melbourne NO 50k & Invitation Events. Australian Road Walking Championship.
Thursday December 7 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES    8 1000m/3000m Rod Gilchrist(C) Helena Bialecki Robin Whyte
December Fri-Sun 8-10 Adelaide   NO 3000/5000/10000m Australian All Schools Championships.
Thursday December 14 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.00pm 6.30pm NO  NO 2000m Turkey Handicap 8 x 100m Relay   Tim Burns(C) Phillipa Hargrave

Jane Bates

Sunday December 17 Lennox Gardens 8.30am Sun PS No3 2.5k / 5k / 10k 3rd Sunday in Month.  
Saturday January 13  Sunday January 14  AIS Belconnen 1.40pm    8.00am    9.25am


NO 1500m                          Australian Womens 10000m

Australian Mens 10000m        3000m / 5000m

See Athletics ACT website for entry details etc.
Thursday January 18 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   9 800m / 2000m Tim Burns(C) Matt Griggs Phillipa Hargrave
Sunday January 21 Tuesday January 23

Friday January 26 DUNEDIN NZ

NO 10k Race Walk (Road) 5000m Race Walk (Track) 3000m Race Walk (Track) Oceania Masters Athletic Championships.
Sunday January 21 Lennox Gardens 8.30am Sun PS No4 2.5k / 5k / 10k 3rd Sunday in Month.  
Sunday January 28 AIS Belconnen 9.00am    Check-In by 8.30am NO AACT Race Walk Championships – U14/U16 3000m; U18/U20/Senior 5000m.                                   Chief Posting Board Judges Runners
Sunday January 28  Campbell Park Loop 8.30am NO 3k / 6k ACTMA Run/Walk  Handicap.  TBC
Thursday February 1 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES 10 1000m/3000m/5000m 3000m Handicap Start  (ACTMA Perry Series)   5000m <30 min. DavidMackenzie(C) Jane Bates Jeff Hunt Starter  Sam Manning
Saturday February 3  Sunday February 4

Wed February 7 DUNEDIN NZ

  NO 3000m Race Walk     10k Road Walk

5k Road Walk

New Zealand Masters Games  
Thursday February 8 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   11 800m / 2000m Rod Gilchrist(C) Matt Griggs Helena Bialecki
Sunday February 11 Adelaide SA   NO U18 5k / U20 10k / Open 20k Oceania & Australian 20k Championships.  
Thursday February 15 AIS BELCONNEN 6.30pm YES 12 700m / 1500m ACTMA 1500m Race Walk Championships. ACT Walkers U12/U14 1500m Race Walk Championships; U10 700m Race Walk Chps. Jeff Hunt(C) Phillipa Hargrave Tim Burns
Sunday February 18 Lennox Gardens 8.30am Sun PS No5 2.5k / 5k / 10k 3rd Sunday in Month.  
Thursday February 22 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   13 1000/3000m/5000m<30 mins. Phil Essam(C) Val Chesterton Robin Whyte
Sunday February 25 Central Curtin 8.30am NO 3 / 6.3k ACTMA Run/Walk  Handicap.  TBC
Thursday March 1 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.20pm YES   14 800m / 2000m Ann Staunton-Jugovic(C) Peter Baker Doug Fitzgerald
Thursday March 8 AIS BELCONNEN 6.40pm YES   15 1500m (Handicap Start) 1500m Handicap Start  (ACTMA Perry Series). Tim Burns(C) Phillipa Hargrave Edna Dundas Starter  Sam Manning
Sunday March 11 Lennox Gardens 8.30am Sun PS No6 2.5k / 5k / 10k 2nd Sunday in Month.  
Wednesday March 14 Thursday March 15

Friday March 16  Friday March 16  Sydney

  NO 5000m B/G U17/U18 3000m B/G U14

3000m  B/G U15/U16            10000m M/W U20

Australian Junior Athletics Championships.  
Thursday  March 15 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES    16 1000m / 5000m ACTMA 5000M Race Walk Championships; ACTW  U10/U12 1000m Race Walk Championships. Mark Worrall(C) David Mackenzie Jane Bates
Thursday March 22 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD 6.30pm YES   17 800m / 2000m 2000m Handicap Start    (ACTMA Perry Series). Edna Dundas(C) Jeff Hunt Phillipa Hargrave Starter  Sarah Frew
Sunday March 25 Woden Park Athletics Field No 9YO 700m

10YO & 11YO 1100m

12YO to 17YO 1500m

Sunday March 25 Stromlo Forest Park 9.00am NO 4k / 8k ACTMA Run/Walk Handicap.  TBC  
Thursday April 5 WODEN PARK ATHLETICS FIELD  (TBC) 6.30pm YES    18 1000m / 3000m ACT Walkers – U16/U18/U20/Senior 3000m Race Walk & Open Fitness Walk Championships. Tim Burns(C) Mark Worrall Phillipa Hargrave
Saturday April 7 – Sunday April 8 Albert Hall Parkes   NO Canberra Two Day Walk Choice 5k to Marathon – walk one day or two.  
Saturday April 21 – Sunday April 22 Coburg Melbourne  10.00am NO 24 Hour Run / Walk Incorporating Racewalking Australia 100k Walk Championship.  
Saturday April 28  – Sunday April 29 Gold Coast QLD NO 1500m U13 Australian Little Athletics Championships
Sunday April 29 Majura 9.00am NO 5k / 10K ACTMA Run/Walk Handicap.  TBC
Friday April 27   Saturday April 28 Sunday April 29 Perth WA   NO 5000m Race Walk 1500m Race Walk     10k Road Race Walk Australian Masters Athletics Championships.