Eastern Suburbs Athletic Club

Registration for the 2019 Cross Country season is now available. All registrations expire on 30 September 2019, and 2019-2020 Track & Field registrations will be available well before that. Remember to use your email to log in, don’t create a new registration if you are a returning athlete

Cross Country

2019 Athletics South Winter Program

Cross Country (Out of Stadium) Competition with Eastern Suburbs is summed up as a Fun Run every Saturday morning, followed by a cup of coffee with friends.

Eastern Suburbs members participate in the Athletics South Out of Stadium season, which runs from April to September at various locations around the greater Hobart area. They also represent the Club in Tasmanian Cross Country and Road Running Championships (including Marathon/Half Marathon) conducted by Athletics Tasmania across the year.

Cross country has the appeal that the whole family can compete on the same course at the same time, without having to sit around and wait for different age groups. All Saturday morning runs start at 10am, with a nominal weekly entry fee.

Members can be any age from 9 upwards and we are proud to have a number of families who have 2 and even 3 generations competing regularly each Saturday morning.

Take the next step up from just doing the regular Tasmanian Fun Run Calendar, and experience the fun and personal development with encouragement from like minded people on a weekly basis.

Ober the long involvement of Eastern Suburbs in Cross Country, we have been proud to have a large number of athletes representing Tasmania at all distances from Schools and under age Cross Country, to the Australian Marathon/Half marathon Championships, as well as at Masters (Over 30) level at Australian and International level.

But just as importantly, we are immensely proud of our long history of people who proudly wear the red and white in local competitions and fun runs accompanied by a huge smile, regardless of where they finish in the event, and with their personal goals in mind.


2 hours ago

Eastern Suburbs

Competition got underway yesterday in the Schools Sport Australia Primary Schools Challenge in Darwin, and we have seen some excellent results already.

In the 12 yrs Multi event, Olivia JONES ran 13.61 (296 pts) in the 100m, while in the 11 yrs Multi, Isaac DIXON ran 13.49 (305 pts).

Isaac also ran in the 200m, running 27.77 for 4th in his heat, narrowly missing the final.

In the 1500m events, Luke PALMER took 4th place in the 12 yrs, in 4.35.59, while Hugh McCALLUM finished 11th in the 11 yrs in 5.01.37.

In the field, the multi event athletes went to the Long Jump, with Olivia jumping 4.76 (287 pts) while Isaac jumped 4.48 (262 pts).

So as they head into day 2, Olivia currently sits 2nd, while Isaac sits in 5th.

Competition today gets underway at 4pm (Darwin time, so 4.30 Hobart time) with Olivia in the Long Jump, followed at 4.42 by Isaac in the 100m heats.

Isaac then has 3 minutes to change his shoes, for his Multi Shot Put at 4.45. Olivia then has her 100m heat at 5pm, followed by her Multi Shot Put at 6.30.

Next up is the 800m heats with Hugh going at 6.50 and Luke at 7.10, followed by the Multi 800m, with Isaac at 7.40 and Olivia at 7.55.

Then the day is rounded out with Hugh, Isaac and Olivia all listed for teams in the 4 x 100m relays.

Remember the live feed this evening, watching these athletes who are the future of the sport, has got to be more interesting than watching Richmond and Geelong, just ask Roger Hosie 🙂
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15 hours ago

Eastern Suburbs

Following tonight's Eastern Suburbs Annual General Meeting, we would like to announce the 2019-20 Committee;

President; Andrew EDWARDS
Vice President; Mat BROOKS
Secretary; Jarrod GIBSON
Treasurer; Nic BURNS
Assistant Sec/Treas; Sharon JOHNS
Committee; Michael DRIESSEN, Jane HICKIE, Oliver HIPPEL, Katie JONES and Ian TEMBLETT.

Thank you to those who have retired from the Committee tonight, Jim PATTERSON, Rod BELBIN and Maree McCULLEY.
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Track And Field

Eastern Suburbs Athletic Club has been a major Club within the Tasmanian athletics scene for more than 60 years, having been formed in 1955.

Have you ever dreamed of representing Australia at an Olympic or Commonwealth Games. Or do you just like to challenge yourself by taking part in regular competition with a great bunch of friends.

Over the years, many ESAC members have experienced both of the above, as well as every other emotion and achievement in between.

We offer a friendly welcoming environment into the sport of athletics, regardless of your ambition, ability, motivation or goal.

Competition in Track and Field is conducted by Athletics South at the Domain Athletic Centre from October until March, as well as the opportunity to compete at Tasmanian Championship level at various age groups.

We also offer opportunities in officiating, an area in which you can also reach levels such as Olympic Games officiating, just as easily as you can be trained to hold a tape or rake a pit, key roles in athletics competition at any level, from interclub to international.

Come along and try the sport before you make a commitment, or if you are ready for the next step into competition, clink on the “Join” button above. There is no regular commitment, if you are there on competition day, you will have our full support, and if you don’t feel like it, come along anyway and we will put a smile on your face and encourage you to compete.

We welcome members aged from 9 to 90, and if you are younger, contact us and we will put you in contact with the Little Athletics Centres we associate with, and they will help you out until you turn 9.


Eastern Suburbs Athletic Club

Eastern Suburbs Athletic Club has been in existence for more than 50 years, during which time it has grown to be one of the most successful clubs in Tasmania, having won all three Athletics South Premierships for the last three years. We cater for all levels of athletes, in all events. We have qualified coaches in all areas, throws, sprints, jumps and distance, who cater to all levels of ability.

Eastern Suburbs also cater for the social side of athletics with regular newsletters and social activities, throughout both summer and winter competitions. We also undertake extensive fun fund raising activities, which allow us to support financially athletes who are chosen to travel to the mainland for competitions.

So whether you are interested in athletics to meet new people and have fun, or if you consider yourself an Olympic prospect, please contact us. We have athletes ranging in age from 10 up to well over 50.

One of the highlights of our season is the Round The River Run which is held in April each year.