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.|
|DAY/DATE/VENUE||TIME||PS||DISTANCE(S)||COMMENT||WALK JUDGE ROSTER|
|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
|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.|