Rockdale Community Fun Run & Walk
Posted Sunday 25 May 2008 by Michael Gentle

This event could not be conducted successfully without the organisational skills of
Kim Delaney
Chris Mullen
Stephanie & David Beck
Kylie Mulholland
and the transport help from
Gary Young
, the course set up help from Kim, Chris,
John Irvine
Gary Young
Leigh & Ian Nipperess
John Momi
and every other volunteer that helped us with "on course" marshall jobs and / or in the finish area. So all give yourselves a "pat on the back" as we lost no competitors.

The course was clearly flagged, tree roots marked, some sandy sections and sealed pathways. So our racers, joggers and walkers had a varied surface on beachfront parklands.

This year we had more support from various sections of St. George Hospital, physiotherapist, nurses, cardiac care and for the first time patients from the stroke rehabilitation centre. A few of them were determined to make their way around the 1km walk, but with great determination, grit and courage, some said, "no we are going to go the whole 5km", they may have been last to finish, but received a great reception.

The Knights of St. George Heart Association were in attendance with
Dr David Horton
Dr Matthew Horton
and families, who competed in the walk. Most of their patients or those who have heart bypass surgery become members of the "Zipper Club" . We had a 9 year old Zipper Club runner with
Mathew Simpson

We also had two visually impaired athletes compete,
David Munro
, and
Nathan Johnston
who is helped by a "pilot" and in this case it was
Ally Nash
. The youngest finisher was a 6 week old baby who Mum carried the distance. The run was initiated 7 years ago by
Cr Shaoquett Moselman
and he was on hand to start the race. Also in the run were
Cr Lisa De Leau
Cr Liz Barlow
and families. They presented the trophies to section winners. The RCC organisational skills were provided by 
Michelle Callinan
. RCC funds this community event to support citizens in a healthy activity and to support local charities.

St John Ambulance were in attendance for your safety and the local Scout group provided the sausage sandwich BBQ after the run. Groups from Lafarge Plasterboard, Qantas Runners, Brighton Athletic Club, and Step into Life Sans Souci competed.

We also received sponsorship from
The Athletes Foot Hurstville
- thank you
Jo & Brian Moro

Albie Thomas
President, St George District Athletics Club

Sydney Half Marathon
Posted Tuesday 20 May 2008 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to our club volunteers who turned up by 6:30am to be on duty for the big race on a cold morning. Your efforts have earned the club a donation from the organisers.

Di Hayter
Paul Arthur
(from the Central Coast),
David Edwards
Kylie & Connor Mulholland
Stephanie & David Beck
Bridey, Thomas & Riley Delaney
Peter Nash
Maureen Cadogan
John Irvine
Sean & Tim Hogan
Paul Windridge
Liese Icke
Patricia Donnelly
Gary Young
Isaq Ali
David Burns
Alan Staples
Nola & Albie Thomas

A job well done by all.

Albie Thomas
President, St George District Athletics Club

Australian Mountain Running Championships
Posted Thursday 15 May 2008 by Michael Gentle

The Australian Mountain Running Championships were held at Mt Tennent (ACT) on Saturday 10 May.

Veronica Wallington
won the Junior Girl's 5km event (31:34), while new member
Dominic Perry
placed 4th in the Junior Men's 8km event (45:15).

Veronica has now been selected to represent Australia in the World Mountain Running Championships.

Congratulations and best wishes from everyone at St George District Athletic Club.

NSW Road Championships
Posted Saturday 3 May 2008 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to all the St George athletes who represented the club at the NSW Road Championships at Homebush, especially our medallists:

  • Frank Scorzelli
    - 1st, 60-64 yrs 10km
  • Lyn Delaney
    - 2nd, 40-44 yrs 10km
  • Bridey Delaney
    - 2nd, U20 5km
  • Nathan Breen
    - 3rd, U12 2500m
Our teams achieved the following results:

  • U16 Men (D Siepen, C Mulholland, V Donnadieu, R Delaney) 2nd
  • 45+ Men (C Mullen, K Delaney, F Scorzelli, J Charles) 2nd
  • 35+ Men (L Delaney, J Vella, P Fitzpatrick, D Hayter) 4th
Novice Day 2008
Posted Saturday 26 Apr 2008 by Michael Gentle

It was a superb effort by all of our volunteers as every person that helped in some way, contributed to the successful organisation of this important event on our calendar.

  • David Beck
    as Event Manager had details of the total area setting and volunteer lists organised.
  • Our "Bob the Builder" crew of
    Kim Delaney
    Chris Mullen
    with lots of helpers had the area completely set out well in advance of the race starting times.
  • The registration set up made entering a breeze - so simple, watch others adapt it.
  • We thank
    Jim Gallagher
    and his family for attending and being BBQ managers. It is only 7 weeks since Jim had major heart surgery.
  • Our course markers did a super job and no one got lost or caught in the muddy sections.
  • Cr
    Georgina Soukoulis
    made a special effort to attend as it is Greek New Year when families get together.
  • We thank
    Brian Moro
    Athletes Foot Hurstville
    for attending and giving $1,000 value in vouchers as prizes.
Take a bow everyone, you were superb.

Albie Thomas
President, St George District Athletic Club

Anzac Day - Birthday of Basil Dickinson
Posted Friday 25 Apr 2008 by Michael Gentle

Our 1936 Berlin Olympian,
Basil Dickinson
, will be 93 on April 25. Basil continues to hold a club record that was set 73 years ago in 1935.

He has just passed his medical and driving test with credits.

Happy Birthday from all of us at SGDAC.