Sun Run & Cole Classic | Congratulations


It's a wrap! You did it, well done! A big congratulations on completing The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic presented by Virgin Active.

Thousands of participants took to Sydney's Northern Beaches across the weekend to participate in the Sun Run and/or the Cole Classic, in what turned out to be a great weekend of fitness-fuelled fun.


Hunter Track Classic – Review

AnswAcross the track and the field, there were a string of quality performances at the 2015 Hunter Track Classic.

Victorian’s Eleanor Patterson and Jeff Riseley were two of the best.  Patterson cleared 1.91m in the high jump and came very close on her third attempt at 1.94m an IAAF world championships qualifier. On the track, dual Commonwealth Games finalist, Jeff Riseley, look so comfortable in taking the 1500m in a solid time of 3:39.77.


Australian Running Festival: earlybird entries close Friday, February 13


Earlybird entries will close this Friday, February 13 for the Australian Running Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Entrants can save up to $25 on their entry fee if they sign up before midnight.


Briggs Athletics Classic

Australian Athletics TourTeenage sprint sensation Jack Hale (Tas.) has made a sensational Australian Athletics Tour debut in Hobart this evening at the Briggs Athletics Classic, easily winning the men’s 100m in a time of 10.50 (wind +0.1) but it was the throwers that provided most of the meet highlights with numerous personal bests and a new Australian Under 20 record.


AA Live streaming of all major National Track Meets

AAFollowing positive feedback from many athletics aficionados last season, Athletics Australia has significantly increased its live streaming of athletics meets over the next three months. For those who can’t make the meets themselves, you will be able to watch the National Track Meets, National Junior and Senior Championships live on the AA website.


The Indigenous Marathon Project - More Than A Marathon

ImpWe are passionate about providing opportunities to our runners long after they cross the line of their marathon.

Our graduates become beacons of inspiration in their community, encouraging and empowering others to challenge themselves and embrace an active and healthy lifestyle.


1965: Rolling Thunder from Down Under

IaafThe times were changing in the 1960s. Most radically in 1968, described in one commemorative piece as “the year that changed history”.


Sun Run Competition!

Sun RunWIN the chance to run the 7km Sun Run with Lara Tamsett, 2x City to Surf winner, plus a years subscription to run 4 Your Life magazine!

Watch this short video for more information on how to enter

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New South Welshman David Criniti takes out Cadbury marathon

CadburyDAVID Criniti continued his love affair with the Cadbury Marathon as he took out his second win in only his third time competing yesterday.

The New South Welshman, who won the 42.195km race in 2009 and finished in second place in 2010, was the odds-on favourite prior to the race and didn’t disappoint any backers as he surged away from local hope Brian Lyons after the eight kilometre mark to take out the race in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 48 seconds.


Track and Field Stars Gather for the Hunter

AnswAn impressive list of some of the best Aussie Track & Field athletes have confirmed their entry for the 2015 Hunter Track Classic at Glendale on Sat Jan 31. (The entry cut-off has been extended until Sun 11th Jan, 2015)

Glasgow Commonwealth Games medallists, World Junior Champs medallists, National Champions & Record Holders will be among the starters at Hunter Sports Centre for the 6th edition of the annual event which now forms an important part of Athletics Australia's National Tour.


Beijing 2015

AAAthletics Australia has today published the Selection Policy for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN) on 22-30 August 2015.

With the aim of nominating the most competitive possible team to compete for Australia, the Selection Policy (download here) details the implications of the new IAAF entry process, which includes a single qualification standard and the delivery of desired field sizes.


ANSW Chairmans Message

AnswYesterday, I attended the launch of the 2015 Hunter Track Classic.  It reminded me that we are now well into the summer athletics season and looking into the New Year with State Championships, the Sydney and Hunter Track Classics and other pinnacle events of the track and field season. This weekend will feature the final round of the 2014 Treloar Shield at SOPAC.


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