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Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016 by Colin Wilson
Hi Guys

Looking for runners for the Rockdale City Fun Run. We at St George organise the Rockdale City Fun Run for the Rockdale Council at Peter Depena Reserve on 22 May 2016. All proceeds goes to the Knights of St George Heart Association. These guys do a great job supporting the heart(or for those into technical terms cardiothoracic) surgery unit at St George Hospital which one day no matter how young you are, you may need their services. Even if do not live near St George Hospital you never know when you may need their services. I can tell you every one knows someone(particulary if you are my age) who have used their services.

However this event does not make money for these guys unless we have runners, lots of runners. So get your running shoes on and get down and go fast or slow or any speed you want, to Peter Depena Reserve on Sunday 22 May 2016. By the way we have great prizes for the guys who are fastest. Pre register before the day to save time and money by visiting rockdalefunrun.com.au

Colin Wilson
Edited 2016-05-11 by Colin Wilson
NSW Novice Championship Results
Posted Saturday 16 Apr 2016 by Michael Gentle
Congratulations to 2016 NSW Novice Cross Country Championship winners Anna Fitzgerald & Kyle Macdonald, plus all the runners & supporters from all clubs. We even had competitors from Estonia and Brazil!
We had a great afternoon of racing at Scarborough Park, with highlights including:
- Nathan Breen placing 4th in the Novice,
-Imogen Stewart (1st), Alexia Kalamvokis (2nd), Eloise Carey (7th) & Sienna Wright (11th) winning the U/12s Teams,
-Daniel Balassone winning the 4k,
-Lauren Carey 1st U/14 girl in the 4k
-Chadi Elashkar placing 7th in the 10k All-Comers (and 3rd M35+)
-Mark Simpson placing 2nd in the 2k All-Comers
-Charlotte Jones and Lili Brandt placing 2nd and 4th in the 2k All-Comers
-Fintan Diviney 2nd M45+ in the 10k
-Peter Fitzpatrick 3rd M65+ in the 4k

Thank you to all the St George club members who represented the club throughout the day as volunteers.
From set-up & set-down crews, course marshals, announcing, race entry, finish line recording, first aid, photography, raffle ticket sales, drink station, and barbeque & refreshments we had all jobs covered.

Thank you to David Beck for his planning & management of the event; and a very special thank you to Lisa McCauley for her nursing assistance in the emergency situations that we faced on the day.

Preliminary results for Fun Run races: Results for the NSW Novice Championship events are now available from the Athletics NSW website here.

Kim Delaney,
President
Edited 2016-04-21 by Dave Kistle
104th NSW Novice Championships 2016
Posted Thursday 14 Apr 2016 by Dave Kistle
Dear runners
This weekend is the 104th running of the NSW Noivce Championships and the 76th time we have hosted it.
You can maintain this tradition by assisting, participating, or both.
To assist, contact Treasurer David Beck or Distance Secretary Greg Breen. If you are suddenly spare on the day, see one of the committee in our distinctive red shirts. Jobs include course set up, registrations, marshalling, running a drink station, and recording the names of finishers. Pack up is also appreciated.

The main events are the Men's Novice (10k) and the Women's Novice (7k). Runners who have received an Open Age medal at State or Nationals in distances from 3000m up are ineligible. Therefore there may be some highly credentialled runners flying along in the fun runs. The fun runs are open to all and are pay on the day only; feel free to invite someone along.

Please wear your red and whites and ANSW bibs (not Little As) as the officials are most particular about this and we would like to received as many points as possible.

We advise that parking may be more competitive with extra runners as well as the Saturday markets, so think about side streets and keep our neighbours happier by ensuring they can leave their driveways.

The program of events for the day is as follows:
12:30pm Allcomers 4km Fun Run
OPEN to all runners (not just members) Prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall
1:00pm Allcomers 2km Fun Run OPEN to all runners (not just members) Prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall
1:20pm Allcomers Under 12 2km Fun Run OPEN to all runners (not just members) aged 11 years and under Prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1:40pm Allcomers 10km Fun Run OPEN to all runners (not just members) Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
2:40pm Open Female 7km Novice Championship of NSW ONLY runners registered with Athletics NSW Eligibility rules- see www.nswathletics.org.au State Championship medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd individual and teams (calculated from first four runners in each club)
3:20pm Open Male 10km Novice Championship of NSW ONLY runners registered with Athletics NSW Eligibility rules- see www.nswathletics.org.au State Championship medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd individual and teams (calculated from first four runners in each club)
Albie Thomas Day 2016
Posted Friday 8 Apr 2016 by Dave Kistle
Runners
This weekend is Albie Thomas Day.
Albie was a four-time world record holder, triple Olympian, and dual Commonwealth/Empire Games medallist.
He was also a National and State title holder in a multitude of events, and also had some intriguing links to the Melbourne Olympics.
He was a huge part of our club, with his various roles including being the president (15 years) and a highly successful coach. He also gave back to the community in many ways including volunteer gardening for a local school for children with special needs.
Albie's family continue to run with the club and invite you to their special day.

We have some unique distances to match some special races that Albie ran. There will be special prizes, (many donated by one of his former athletes who is currently doing great things) and more.

Regards
Dave Kistle, General Secretary
Edited 2016-04-08 by Dave Kistle