Tag Archives: 2013

Records tumble at Ginninderra

Last season saw a number of long standing records get broken by a long string of well deserving Ginninderra Athletes.

It all started on the 2nd of November 2013 when Canberra's biggest athletics meet featuring over 500 athletes from across the ACT converge on Charnwood Oval for the Belconnen Carnival. It was however only Ginninderra athletes who managed to break records running as far back as 1990!

Those lucky Tigers who now hold Carnival Records include Jess Hynes, Mackenzie Francis, Matt Ikoro, Matilda James, Harry Baker, Chelsea Tobin, Imogen McDonald, Ethan Robards, Charlotte Rauraa, Ben Mitchell, Molly Sturgiss, Charlie Hiskins, Casey Baker, Lauren Robards, Mitch Baker, Imogen Alexander, David Sim, Tristan Vergano, Cameron Best, Tori Hopkins, Yanke Samura-Liddiard, Matt Walters, Joel Blackmore, Lucy Ferry, Laura Scollen-Smith, Adrienne Nunn, Jack Davidson, Jethro Heathwood, David Power and Megan Peters.

Then over the season every Tiger recorded PBs week-in-week-out and a number of all time records fell. Among the latest record breakers including those above are Maja Dodt, Nathalie Cerritelli, Dana Deklin, Santal Tacconi, Nick Ashmore, Andrew McFarlane, Lisa Hutchinson and Sascha Rauraa.

2013-14 was a big season and with the excitement of the Commonwealth Games there is surely to be a lot more personal bests and the odd club record that will get shaken this year. Join Ginninderra and make 2014 your year!

Updated Records

Australia’s most respected Paralympian takes Master Class

Continuing Ginninderra's tradition of hosting some of the best talent to represent our Country in sport, the Tigers are proud to welcome one of Australia's most respected Paralympians, Hamish MacDonald to Charnwood Oval.

Hamish was an elite seated shot putter and competed at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. At the 1992 Barcelona Games, he competed in the Men's 100m C5 and 200m C5-6 without winning any medals.

Following the Paralympics that year, Hamish was strongly encouraged to switch to throwing events. He had unsuccessfully tried throwing events in Little Athletics because of difficulties staying in the throwing circle due to poor balance. His functional classification allowed him to throw from a chair and he subsequently won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games in the Men's Shot Put F32-33 event, in a world record. He was awarded an Medal of the Order of Australia for this achievement.

I grew up with cerebral palsy and didn't have any other reality; I really take off my hat to the Paralympians who have had to overcome tremendous lifestyle change because of often horrendous injury. My role models are the people who have overcome grievous injuries to excel in sport, and through sport, to excel in life.

Hamish will hold a Master Class at Ginninderra Little Athletics Club on Saturday 15th February from 9:00am. Hamish will hang with our own Athletes with a Disability and upcoming Throwers as they do their first events that evening. A great opportunity to speak with a star of Australian Athletics by the rising stars of Ginninderra. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to hear and experience the tales of Hamish MacDonald.

Your biggest gift this holiday season

A message from our sponsors

Happy Festive season to all our friends!

Get off to a healthy start in 2014 with a Functional Strength and Conditioning or Pilates program. We are starting two programs in the new year so give us a call or come in and talk to you Physiotherapist for more information.

Obesity and related health issues is a growing epidemic. The average person gains up to 2kgs during the holiday season; hence it is essential to follow a structured exercise program during and after the holidays.

Your physiotherapist is qualified to prescribe a structured and custom exercise program, especially for people with special considerations (such as overweight individuals). In fact, exercise is the magic pill that could solve most weight related ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and back pain.

Holiday fitness for your family
Exercise is important even when weight is not so much a concern. Do you have a hard time getting your family to be regularly active? Our team has several suggestions to help you and your family incorporate physical activities into your daily lives:

  • Plan weekend family activities like athletics, orienteering, bike riding, gardening, swimming or dancing.
  • You don't need fancy gym equipment or exensive memberships to be active. Walking is excellent exercise. You can add improvised weights, using recycled bottles filled with sand or water. Ask us, your physiotherapist what kind of exercises are best for you and your family.
  • Have a bad-weather plan with indoor activities such as Twister, or even a game on Wii that involves lots of activity and movement.
  • Using rewards is great for motivating children (and adults). Just stay away from cake (that's a bad reward).
  • Be your child's "exercise buddy" for fun and great bonding time.

There are lots of options. Just make it regular, challenging and see it to the end; it is too easy to relax and watch the rest of the movie on TV.

Not sure where to start with your exercise plan? Call us today and make an appointment to get you started with a structured exercise program. We will help you make exercise a part of your life. Your body deserves it.

Exercise and wellness is the BIGGEST gift you can give yourself (and your family) this holiday season.

From our team to your family, have a safe and enjoyable holiday and a wonderful new year.

Roy Daniell
Belconnen Physiotherapy Clinic

Tigers topple team Multi Event competition

Ginninderra Little Athletics Club have prevailed in one of the closest finishes in recent history at last weekend's IGA Multi Event Carnival.

The Tigers buoyed by their largest contingent of athletes to an LAACT Carnival, with 85 registered competitors, defined expectations to topple the team Multi Event competition. Finishing a mere 4 points above the second placed Woden Little Athletics Club. In a mirror of the placings from this year's Relay Carnival, South Tuggeranong giants Calwell coming in third overall - a further 100 points back.

The win is Ginninderra's first time topping the Centre Points tally and follows last season's second placing, going down by just 30 points.

The 2013-14 Tigers have put the "T" in team again this season supporting their team mates and friends at another Carnival! The current crop of Tigers are delighting parents and the local community with their heroics. Prior to the past two seasons, Ginninderra hadn't placed overall at an LAACT Multi Event Carnival in its history.

Full results

  • Click here to download a copy of the boys preliminary results (pdf).
  • Click here to download a copy of the girls preliminary results (pdf).
  • Click here to download a copy of the preliminary centre points (pdf).

Ginninderra's Male Captain David Power has set his first ACT Record in smashing the 100m Hurdles mark. An amazing achievement given David's performance was done competing on the grass of Chapman Oval and not the synthetic surface at the AIS which is currently being resurfaced.

Some of the other individual highlights form the Carnival include:

  • Gold: Matt Walters, David Power, Molly Sturgiss, Chloe Smith
  • Silver: Matthew Ikoro, Andrew McFarlane, Jess Hynes, Imogen McDonald, Lucy Ferry
  • Bronze: Mitchell Foster, Rebecca Guest, Nathalie Cerritelli
  • Top ten: James Lemon, Dylan Best, Stephen Ikoro, Tristan Vergano, Cameron Best, David Sim, Michael O'Leary, Alex Mangan, Grace Love, Lisa Hutchinson, Megan Gouge, Taylah Johnston, Maja Dodt, Santal Tacconi, Ursula McDonald, Karla Dodt, Hope O'Leary, Laura Scollen-Smith, Megan Peters

Check out all the action from the Multi Event Carnival by checking out the Photo Album on Facebook!

Senior Tigers terrorise top end

Some of our favourite senior Tigers have been kicking their heals up in Townsville competing at the All Schools Championships.

Congratulations to everyone and a big well done to a number of you who ran personal bests including Dana Deklin (100m), Lara Sinclair (100mH) and Joseph Searle (100m). Dana's time of 12.56s, Jethro's 11.84s and Eloise's 13.11s in the 100m are all new club records. Really quick!

Eloise O'Brien broke the club U18G 200m Record, another fantastic effort. While Dana "sprint queen" Deklin and Jethro "VC" Heathwood have both narrowly missed breaking club records in their respective 200m races. Some of these records have stood since 1991!!!

Joseph partnered with three of the ACT's best in the Swedish Relay to finish third overall and claim a bronze medal, his first at this level.

Ginninderra's Queen of the Track, Rebecca Jarvis has set a season best in the 800m running 2:27.73.

Congratulations to Lara Sinclair in her 400mH, finishing 5th overall, just 0.7 from claiming a bronze medal!!

Kenyah Lawler also did outstanding running 31.66s in her 200mH race to make the top ten in the country.

Nikki Worner competing in her first Nationals in the Javelin finished a respectable 11th overall and the best of the ACT throwers too boot!!

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