Our Week 3 meet last Saturday was another brilliant morning on the track, fabulous running conditions and lots of PBs! A huge thanks to everyone who answered our call for track helpers - we were happily inundated with offers for help! Thanks also to all our set-up and pack-up helpers.
FIVE Club records were broken last Saturday - special mention to Ella H in Under 11 girls who broke two records in the morning - 1100m Walk and the 80 metre hurdles. Mitchell D (under 11 boys) also broke the 80m hurdles record and Cooper Jenner broke his own record on hurdles for 14 boys. Huge jumping from Chloe K in the 13 Girls on Triple with a jump of 10.08 to break the previous record by 13cm!
This week's program is now available.
Under 10 Girls and Boys, Senior Girls and 13/14 Girls are all on HIGH JUMP. These are all big groups and we will have shades up at the High Jump areas given the forecast hot weather. Parents from these groups - we'd love some set up help with mats and shades!
Under 9s are on 400m for the first time and Under 11 Boys will be on Triple for the first time. We've allowed extra time for the 11 Boys to practice technique before measured jumps.
Given the weather forecast we'd like to get all events started on time this week. Second session events should commence by 9.45am - particularly if you are on a field event please start by 9.45am to avoid holding up other groups later in the program. Late arrivals can meet groups at the event area.
This week's Duty Roster
Roster reminders have been sent to those families who are on roster this week. We have the following gaps on set-up and track helpers for the second session -
Set-up person - Senior throws (8.45am)
Track officials for Senior session in the following roles:
Straight track disc person
Straight track Starter
Round track recorder
Hurdles track recorder
If you can help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fabulous athletes have already broken 381 PBs this season! We're excited that we have 1 athlete already on 5 PBs who will get their Blue ribbon this week. There are also many other athletes very close to their first ribbon. This means potentially a busy week next week for our ribbon writers!
For new families, we reward Personal Bests with PB ribbons to emphasise improvement over the season. PB ribbon levels for Under 7-17 athletes are: Blue - 5 PBs, Red - 10 PBs, Green - 15 PBs and Gold - 20 PBs. For Under 6 athletes the levels are: Blue - 2 PBs, Red - 5 PBs, Green - 10 Pbs, Gold - 15 PBs.
Families would have received an email from Little Athletics ACT about the up-coming relay carnival which is on Saturday 12th December. This year due to COVID there will only be track relays at the carnival and there will be set sessions for age groups. We will be emailing families soon with specific details about the carnival.
With the relay carnival on December 12th we will have a Friday twilight meet on Friday 11th December.