Great Australian Run
Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2008 by Michael Gentle

The inaugural running of the Great Australian Run was held in Melbourne in good conditions today. The 15km event was won by world marathon record holder
Haile Gebrselassie
in 42:40.

St George runner
Ben St Lawrence
finished in twelfth position with a time of 45:40.
Chris Mullen
Jim Owens
Tony O'Connor
(62:47) and
Isaq Ali
(63:51) also made the trek south.

New Club Records
Posted Saturday 29 Nov 2008 by Michael Gentle

Three SGDAC Women's Club records have recently been broken.

Alix Kennedy
set new club records for discus throw (42.39m) breaking the Under 18, Under 20 and Senior records.

Christie Douglas
set new club records for triple jump (11.53m) breaking the Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 records.

Bridey Delaney
set new club records for 1500m (4:17.66) breaking her existing Under 20 and Senior records.

Congratulations to Alix, Christie and Bridey on these great achievements.

Happy 50th Anniversary
Posted Friday 28 Nov 2008 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to
Nola & Albie Thomas
who are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

Messages of congratulations have been received from Governor-General of Australia, Governor of NSW, Prime Minister of Australia, Premier of NSW, Attorney-General of Australia & Federal Member of Barton, NSW Member for Rockdale, and Mayor of Hurstville to name just a few. Best wishes from everyone at St George District Athletic Club on your wonderful achievement.

Nola & Albie Thomas   Nola & Albie Thomas

Track Report
Posted Friday 28 Nov 2008 by Michael Gentle

The Allcomers meet held on the SOPAC warm up track did not attract large numbers due to stormy weather and anticipated parking problems at Homebush. SGDAC had only two athletes compete, but they sure displayed the Red & White colours with glory.

Both competitors lined up in the Women's Open 1500m in good conditions after the wind dropped just before the event started.
Bridey Delaney
won the race with another PB and breaking the SGDAC Club Record.
Belinda Martin
ran strongly throughout the race to finish in third place with the third and fourth placed competitors hot on her tail.

Chiba Ekiden
Posted Monday 24 Nov 2008 by Michael Gentle

Ben St Lawrence
Tim Rowe
competed in the Australian team at the 2008 International Ekiden held at Chiba, Japan yesterday.

Ben completed his 5km leg in 13:42, whilst Tim finished his 10km leg in 30:03. The Australian team finished in 5th place overall.

Track Report
Posted Monday 24 Nov 2008 by Michael Gentle

Round 6 of the Club Premiership was held on November 22 at SOPAC warm up track with strong howling winds prevailing. Despite the conditions, there were several seasons best performances on the day.

Most notable results were from
Christie Douglas
(1st, U17 Women's Triple Jump - 11.53m in a negative 1.1 headwind),
Annaliese McCauley
(2nd place in section 3, Women's 100m - 13.85 sec), and
Laura Flynn
(2nd, U17 Women's Pole Vault 2.00m event). Congratulations also to
Carolena Kostas
Lucy Stewart
Cassie Dege
Kim Delaney
James Owens
who finished just outside the winning circle in tough conditions.