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You can do it too

Starting on 16th October 2017, the Monday Masters gets underway for everyone from 25 years and above at Charnwood Athletics Field. The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will provide two concurrent 45 minute sessions, the first starting at 5:15pm.

Session 1 – The Warm Up (5:15pm to 6:00pm)
The focus of the Warm Up is to enjoy an athletics inspired Boot Camp training session with a qualified Athletics Coach. The activities will be based largely on Track and Field, providing great enjoyment as well as overlap to the fundamental movement skills associated with running, jumping, throwing and walking. The Warm Up will not have any stop watches or event specific training involved – it is ideal for the novice who’s looking to socialise and get fit.

Session 2 – Masters Athletics (6:05pm to 6:45pm)
The Masters Track and Field session after warm up is optional. Members looking to do both sessions are most welcome. The second session will include Masters only running, jumping, throwing and walking events. The program varies week to week to keep the 45 minutes fresh and interesting. Qualified Coaches will be available to provide advice and support for anyone looking to get back into the sport on a grass track. Athletes will be seeded according to time or distance. No pressure to keep up with a Ferrari at Masters.

The Cool Down (6:45pm to 7:00pm)
After the last session, why not hang back for a cold drink and a chat, get to know the rest of the Club and meet some like minded people.

Participation at either session is only for registered Masters Athletes over the age of 25 years. UC Ginninderra Athletics Club also runs an Open Age competition on a Saturday morning at Charnwood Athletics Field from 10:00am and members can also choose to participate in the Athletics ACT Summer Series at the AIS or Woden Park.

Come along to our first Monday Masters session and give it a try, you can do it too.

2017-18 Registration is now open

2017-18 Masters Membership is now open. Our new season commences on Saturday 14th October and our Masters Athletes only training sessions start on Monday 16th October from 5:30pm with Thursday Throwers starting on 19th October also 5:30pm.

Our membership options for 25 years and over are:

After joining UC Ginninderra Masters Athletics remember to join our Masters only membership group on Facebook.

Monday Masters for 2017-18 Season

With the Track and Field summer season almost upon us, the UC Ginninderra Masters Athletics is interested in hearing from anyone interested in participating in a new Monday Masters program for 2017-18.

The Club will continue to hold events on a Saturday morning at Charnwood Athletics Field starting from 10:00am.

The Committee recognises though that many of potential members are also parents and therefore we are interested in hearing expressions of interest in a one hour Monday afternoon program starting in October and running through to March.

Please complete the form below and tell us when you would like to participate in a grassroots Masters Athletics program.

Kam take out the inaugural Cross Country Series

In early April 2017 the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club adopted a Winter Cross Country program designed specifically for older athletes. On the 24th of June Stephanie Kam was named the inaugural Masters Winner of the 5km event.

Stephanie who enjoys doing fun runs as well as running after her two sons (who are also Junior Tigers) managed to hold off fellow Masters Athletes Sadjad Soltanzadeh, Luke Allard, Steve Dodt and Fiona Jarvis  for the title.

2017 Winter Cross Country Program


2017 Winter Training for Masters

Over the winter don’t go into hibernation with your Track and Field. The UC Ginninderra Masters Athletics starts its popular winter training for Jumps, Throws and Runs again in May 2017.

Ginninderra’s Coaches will assist members with pre-competition preparation, technique and practice at the monthly Time and Distance Trials at the AIS on Saturday mornings from 10:00am at the AIS.

  • 13 May 2017
  • 10 June 2017
  • 8 July 2017
  • 5 August 2017
  • 2 September 2017
  • 16 September 2017

Participation is free for all members of the Club with entry tickets to the AIS provided upon entry courtesy of UC Sport.

Athletics ACT will be holding their Winter Series “High Noon” competition on the following dates.

2017 High Noon Series Dates

  • 7 May 2017
  • 21 May 2017
  • 17 June 2017
  • 1 July 2017
  • 23 July 2017
  • 6 August 2017
  • 20 August 2017
  • 3 September 2017
  • 24 September 2017

2017 Winter Cross Country

Over winter there are lots of choices when it comes to running off the track. Check out the dates for this seasons key events.

UC Ginninderra 2017 Winter Cross Country Program Dates

  • 1st April
  • 15th April
  • 29th April
  • 13th May
  • 27th May
  • 10th June
  • 24th June – Presentation Day

2017 ACT Schools Competition Dates

  • 23rd May : Tuggeranong 12U Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 24th May: ASC Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 25th May: North/Gungahlin 12U and North Region 13&O Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 30th May: Belconnen 12U Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 31st May: South Weston 12U Cross Country (Stromlo)
  • 14th June: ACT 12U and 13&O Combined Cross Country (Stromlo)
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2017 Run_ACT Winter Series

  • Junior Series
    • May 7 – Menindee Drive near the Boathouse Restaurant,
    • May 14 – Lake Ginninderra,
    • May 21 – Fadden Pines &
    • June 4 – Stromlo
  • Senior Series
    • July 1 – Stromlo -Age/gender handicap,
    • July 22 – Stromlo –  5/10k,
    • August 5 – Dunrossil Drive 4.2k
  • More details