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Winter Fun Runs have started

The University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club have commenced the 2017 Winter Cross Country Series on Lake Ginninderra each fortnight.

Every Cross Country event isn't measured by the amount of Personal Bests someone gets, it is also gauged by how it can be just as much fun for everyone doing it.

The Tigers' Fun Run course starts and finishes at the idyllic Waterfall on Lake Ginninderra. The route loops itself in a figure eight around John Knight Memorial Park and the UC Bushland near Ressies with good views of the Roos of UC.

There are many undulating sections with grass, bike path, the odd muddy dirt trail and some small water jumps to enjoy along the 1.5km, 2km, 3km, 4km and 5km distance of your choosing. For the older runners doing 3 to 5km the course repeats itself to double up the challenges in the second half of each route.

Winter Cross Country is as close as you can get to Playing at running.

The course with its different elements allows imagination and creativity to take place, and there is no particular rules and no significant physical exertion for fun and self-amusement necessary.

The next Cross Country fun run is on the 29th April 2017 starting at 8:45am at Lake Ginninderra and the first Run_ACT Winter Junior Series is on the 7th May 2017 at Stromlo Forest Park. For more information visit the University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club for all the details.

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

Cross Country Tigers off to Melbourne

On the 29th of August 2015 Ginninderra's best Cross Country runners will take on the rest of Australia at the School Sport Australia National Cross Country Championships in Melbourne.

The Tigers feature plenty of experience and some new blood at this year's event. James Lemon will be hoping to go one better in Melbourne and claim his first gold medal at Nationals having finished second last year.

Hannah Cadden, Andrew McFarlane, Layla Rowntree and Rebecca Jarvis also return to give it their all at the Moonee Valley Racecourse venue. They all performed exceptionally well in 2014 with some really strong performances.

Joining the Tiger Cohort for their first Nationals are Jacob Davill, Meg Freeman and Jordan King. All very deserving of their place at the pinnacle competition for cross country athletes in Australia.

Experience the course for yourself by watching the video and perhaps you can give a tip or two to your favourite Tiger!!


Ginninderra wish every athlete the very best and hope the ACT have a great championships with lots of fun, great memories and a few PBs!

Details on the Course Map and Program follow:


School Sport Athletics 2015

Ginninderra wishes all its athletes the very best for the School Sport Athletics Season over the Autumn to Spring period. Athletes can enjoy Cross Country and Track & Field competitions for 12 Years and Under (12Yr&U) as well as 13 Years and Over (13Y&O) competitions.

School Carnivals will be held at Charnwood Oval in preparation and Schools are most welcome to utilise Ginninderra's fantastic community facilities and equipment. Students are welcome to get in touch with the Tigers' Coaches in preparation for their carnivals.

If running or walking lots is more your thing, you can join Ginninderra's Cross Country and RunACT squad.

Keep in touch with the Club by posting your school and fun run performances on MyResults. Let the Tigers online result system keep track of all of your performances no matter where you perform them.

Dates to Remember in 2015

  • 19th May: Nth Gungahlin 12Yr&U Cross Country, 13Y&O Nth Cross Country, Stromlo Forest Park
  • 22nd May: Belconnen Cross Country, Stromlo Forest Park
  • 1st June: ACT Combined 12Yr&U, 13Y&O Cross Country, Stromlo Forest Park
  • 18th August: 12Yr&U North Gungahlin Track & Field, AIS Athletics Track
  • 20th August: 12Yr&U Belconnen Track & Field, AIS Athletics Track
  • 28th - 31st August: 12Yr&U School Sport Australia Cross Country, Melbourne
  • 15th September: 12Yr&U ACT PSSA Track & Field, Woden Park
  • 15th October: ASC Athletics, Venue TBA
  • 20th October: 13Y&O Northside Athletics, AIS Athletics Track
  • 5th November: 13Y&O SSSA Track & Field, AIS Athletics Track
  • 3rd - 7th December: 12Yr&U Australian All Schools, AIS Athletics Track
  • 5th - 7th December: 13Y&O Australian All Schools, Venue TBA

James Lemon claims silver medal at Nationals

Young Tiger distance sensation James Lemon has claimed a silver medal in his very first National Championships. Competing in the 2014 Australian Cross Country Championships in Albany, Western Australia, James has come home hard to win a well deserving second place in the 10 years 2km race. Fellow Tiger and all round runner Andrew McFarlane has finished 17th in the same race. Giving Ginninderra two top twenty places in the 10 years boys which is a fantastic result for both athletes.

Not to be outdone our girls have also run magnificently all doing their very best and competing with up to 70 others in each of their respective finals.

18th Hannah Cadden (11) 3km 11:51
30th Rebecca Guest (11) 3km 12:39
2nd James Lemon (10) 2km 6:59
17th Andrew McFarlane (10) 2km 7:28
26th Imogen McDonald (12) 3km 12:08
42nd Lauren Robards (13) 3km 11:43
58th Rebecca Jarvis (16) 4km 16:57

Full results: Australian Cross Country Championships www.nswathletics.info

Congratulations go to all the Tigers and the whole of the ACT team who have done very well.

Tigers set to pounce at the 2014 Australian Cross Country Championships

The 2014 Australian Cross Country Championships will be held in Albany Western Australia on the 23rd of August 2014. Well over 1000 athletes will converge on Albany which is situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, some 418 km SE of Perth.

Ginninderra has a very strong contingent of representatives in the ACT team:

  • Rebecca Jarvis 15s
  • Lauren Robards 13s
  • James Lemon 10s
  • Andrew McFarlane 10s
  • Hannah Cadden 11s
  • Rebecca Guest 11s
  • Imogen McDonald 12s

Many of these Tigers train under the watchful eye of Ginninderra Master Distance Coach Brian Daly. Among the Tigers in the strong ACT team, Brian also has the following athletes vying for best performances:

  • Gabs Newham
  • Gracie Read
  • Clarey Roberts
  • Layls Rowntree

Following Nationals, Brian and his mob will re-commence training on Monday 1 September, and anyone who wants to join in for some middle distance training and/or to get generally fit for the coming season is welcome. Most sessions are held at Charnwood Oval but a few other locations get the once over from this highly successful group of runners.

Go get 'em Tigers!!

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