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Welcome to the Gippsland Athletics Club Website

Gippsland Athletics club was founded in 1955. Our aim is to promote, encourage and improve athletic competition in the Gippsland Region. We offer a relaxed and friendly environment for individuals and families and encourage participation from all ages and abilities. Athletes compete in age groups from U14 up to Masters. Regular track and field competition is held from October to March on Tuesday evenings starting at 6.00pm at the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough.

 

Club AGM and presentation nights

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Presentation Night

All Gippsland Athletics Club members, and other regular competitors from the season, are invited to attend the Gippsland Athletics Club presentation night Pentathlon trophies and medals will also be awarded on this night on:
Saturday 22nd March 2014
Turfside Restaurant
Waterloo Road, Moe
Time: 6:30pm

Club AGM

The Gippsland Athletics Club's AGM will be held on Monday 31st March 2014 at 7:30 in the meeting room within the Newborough Leisure Centre (walk past it going out to the Aths track).

We need your help. A couple of current committee members have asked not to renew their positions, so we need new help - without this, the club cannot function. Please speak to one of the current committee if you'd like to discuss this, or let us know via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 22:06
 

Athletics Track Upgrade

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Newborough Athletics Track upgrade postponed until March 2014

 

Latrobe City has finally confirmed that they have made the sensible decision to postponed their planned upgrade of the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough until March 2014. Work on the track is anticipated to take place from March 17 2014 for about 6 weeks.

Resultantly, the 2013/14 season for the Gippsland Athletics Club will begin, as usual, on the first Tuesday following the School holidays (Oct 8) and run unaffected through to the Gippsland Pentathlon championship in early March 2014.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:59
 

Australian Record!!

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Huge congratulations to Gippsland Athletic Club member Terry O’Neill who has set a new Australian 55plus age group Record for a 6hr walk.

The 6hr walk an annual Championship event held at Coburg Athletic track, attracts athletes from all around Australia was held on February 23rd, with a 6 00am start it meant rising at 4 00am to prepare for the event.

Terry walked 53.78 km to pass the previous record by 120 meteres.

He said it was in the back of his mind leading into the event,  but knew everything had to go well, after a good start and still feeling strong after 3hrs he set himself to chase the record, despite going through a difficult hour from 3hr 30 to 4hr 30 he was able to pick up the pace again and finish strongly. He said he was receiving great encouragement from fellow athletes on the track as they realized he was on target to achieve the record.

He was chasing the record 2 years ago but just fell short, he said he did not want to just miss out again, he did not find out until 30min after the event, at the presentation that he had broken the record.

Terry now holds the Australian 50plus and 55plus age group record for the 6hr event.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 21:39
 
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