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4 days ago

Eastern Suburbs

Information about tomorrow's Tasmanian Cross Country Championships, and also any U/20 and Open athletes who may wish to nominate for the Tasmanian team for the Australian Championships.

Make sure you are there in plenty of time, and don't forget, if you don't have a Club singlet, see Jarrod who will have some there.The 2019 Tasmanian Cross Country entry list is now available on the AT website, via:
tasathletics.org.au/Portals/51/Competition/2019/Tas%20Cross%20Country/2019%20tasmanian%20cross%20...

For Open and U20 athletes wishing to nominate for the 2019 Australian Cross Country Championships, the Selection Criteria and Nomination Form can be found here:
tasathletics.org.au/News/ArtMID/6601/ArticleID/2061975/2019-Tasmanian-Open-Age-and-Masters-Cross-...

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2 weeks ago

Eastern Suburbs

Looks like it may be a good day for the long tights and sleeves tomorrow morning at Kempton.

Don't forget we are still looking for someone able to tow the trailer up and back, as we are the duty club for this round.

Please let us know if you are able to assist.Tomorrow’s Interclub will be held in the historic town of Kempton, with a choice of 4km or 10km on offer. There is nothing like a brisk winter’s morning to get you going for the weekend (particularly if you have just returned from the Gold Coast). Gloves, beanies and Tassie Tuxedos recommended.
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2 weeks ago

Eastern Suburbs

Don't forget entry is open for the Tasmanian Cross Country Championships to be held at Pontville on Saturday 20 July.2019 Tasmanian Open, Age and Masters Cross Country Championships

Get your entries in! ⏰

This year the Championships will be run on Saturday 20 July at the Pontville Recreation Grounds.
Entries close on Wednesday 17 July at 10pm.

Enter via www.tasathletics.org.au/News/ArtMID/6601/ArticleID/2061975/2019-Tasmanian-Open-Age-and-Masters-Cr...

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4 weeks ago

Eastern Suburbs

Congratulations to Jane Hickie Jane Hickie on taking the Gold Medal in the Under 20 Oceania 100m Hurdles Championship. Jane is seen here after the presentation with Eastern Suburbs President Jarrod Gibson Jarrod Gibson who was the announcer for the presentation and Sydney Olympic Silver medallist Tatiana Gregoriava who was the medal presenter.

Jane's performance was a new Oceania Championships Record.
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4 weeks ago

Eastern Suburbs

Eastern Suburbs would like to acknowledge the passing, and the huge life lived by our former member Alan Rider.

Our thought s go out to his family on his sad passing 😥😥Alan Rider, despite attempting a huge range of events, never won an individual medal in an Tasmanian championship. Yet he personified the runner tag perhaps more fully than most who did.
There were not many who appreciated the great achievements more than “Easy” but he was on the participation bandwagon long before the majority cottoned on
As a runner, recorded history will perhaps best recall Alan as a participant in the 1987 edition of the Westfields Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon. It was at the height of the nation’s fascination with this extraordinary feat of endurance.
Alan made it to the Victorian border, having completed 531km, before calling it a day.
In athletics it was probably one of the few tasks he ever set for himself that he did not complete – not that his effort should lack recognition for the feat it was in its own right.
When Athletics Tasmania ventured into the expanding market of staging public marathons in 1983 in conjunction with Cadbury and the Hobart Fiesta, Alan was there.
So too when the Sea to Summit half marathon was launched in November 1988 – leading of course to Easy’s indelible connection with its successor the Point to Pinnacle from 1995.
Earlier there had commenced long involvements in the competitive Tasmanian running scene with Eastern Suburbs, Athletics South and AT and from the beginning in recreational mode with Hobart Hash House Harriers from 1968 – eventually clocking up more the 1300 hash runs.
Off the paddocks, roads and tracks Alan made his mark in myriad ways.
He was a thinker and an innovator. Read any of his reports to both AS and AT and there’s a vision for what is now mandatory action or activity – years head of the adoption by others.
As the Cadbury Marathon evolved so too did Alan’s passion for new ideas - the addition of the half marathon and the introduction of finisher medallions both early developments under his watch
Alan served as State Selector and as a member of AT’s Promotions, Development and Sponsorship and Winter Competition Committees. He was elected secretary of AT for an intentionally brief period in 1990 doing much of the work to pave the way for the Association’s first office-based employees soon after.
He took on team management roles and was a well-researched and more-than-occasionally colourful radio and newspaper commentator.
When his professional career took him to Events Tasmania – the whole State was a winner but Alan still found time to provide sound advice to his own sport about harnessing the available new opportunities.
Alan loved a yarn and accordingly became a clever and always witty raconteur.
Since his retirement Alan struggled with too many bouts of ill-health, eventually losing the battle last week on 19 June.
The thoughts and thanks of the Tasmanian Athletics Family are with and extended to Sue, Jennifer and Steven.
A memorial service to celebrate Alan’s diverse life will be held at the Funeral Centre, 25 McIntyre Street, Mornington on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 1:00 pm.
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2 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

Those who attended the Eastern Suburbs Awards Night on Friday night were lucky enough to see the unveiling of the new Athlete Of The Year trophies, which have particular significance with their tributes to the history of the Club.

Over the last few years, we have unfortunately seen the passing of too many of our Life Members, however we were very privileged to receive, from the families of our Life Members, the original silver life membership badges awarded to George Norris and John Caulfield which now take pride of place on these trophies. The Female AOY trophy also features the Eastern Suburbs Women's Athletic Club Life membership badge awarded to Lorraine Grierson, while the Male trophy also features the last of the traditional LM badges awarded to Jarrod Gibson. (Since then we have retrospectively awarded a new Life Membership badge to all existing Life Members, as well as our most recent recipient Peter Turnock.

These two trophies, which were awarded on Friday night to Jane Hickie and Matthew Hosie, feature the names of all winners back the amalgamation of the ES Harriers (Mens) and the ESWAAC (Women) in 1981, and has space for at least another 60 recipients in the future.

We thank the families of our past Life Members for these kind donations and our proud to pass this part of our Club's history and heritage onto our present and future members.
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2 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

Congratulations to the Eastern Suburbs athletes nominated for Athletics Tasmania Athlete of the Year Awards.
Dannielle McConnell (Open Womens/Throws)
Kiara Calvert (Sprints/Hurdles)
Jane Hickie (U/20, Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps/Combined Events)
Isabella Hippel (U/16)
Matthew Hosie (Jumps/Combined Events)
Alexander McKillop (Junior Para)
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3 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

Congratulations to Isaac, Isabella, Rachel, Jane, Mat, Olivia, Michael and Alexander on their Athletics South Awards presented on Friday evening.

Congratulations also to our other nominees, Olivia, Leah and Nathan (U/14), Keeley (U/16), Georgia (U/20, and Kiara & Simon (Open).

The Womens Premiership was also presented to Eastern Suburbs.

We look forward to celebrating these achievements, and more, at the Eastern Suburbs Awards Night, this Friday evening, starting at 7pm.

See you there.The Athletics South Track and Field Presentation Night was held on Friday 3 May, with awards going to the following:

U/14 Men - Isaac Dixon (ES)
U/14 Women - Emily Best (NS)
U/16 Men - Alexander Kwa (SB)
U/16 Women - Isabella Hippel (ES) and Natalia Leszczynski (OVA)
U/18 Men - Jagga Pybus (SB)
U/18 Women - Rachel Hosie (ES)
U/20 Men - Ryan Cooper (OVA)
U/20 Women - Jane Hickie (ES)
Open Men - Matt Hosie (ES)
Open Women - Olivia Young (ES)
O/35 Men - Michael Driessen (ES)
O/35 Women - Cathy McKeown (UTAS)
Patron’s Award - Izzy King (SB) and Frank Jiao (OVA)
Doreen Frawley Award - Zoe Laurenson (UTAS)
Graeme Briggs Award - Alexander McKillop (ES)
Officials Award - Denise Morey
Athletics South Medal - Hamish Peacock (UTAS)
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3 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

As the Athletics South 2018-19 Awards night draws close, we wish all our nominees across all age groups all the best. You can all be proud to be nominated for these very prestigious awards 🙂

And have a great evening celebrating the past season.
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3 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

Wishing all the best to all our Eastern Suburbs members competing all over Australia this weekend.

We have the return of the Cross Country season with the 3rd round at Austins Ferry, while we also wish all the best to our members competing in the Australian Masters Athletics Championships in Melbourne, the Australian Little Athletics Championships at the Domain, and the Arafura Games in Darwin.

Also a special mention and thank you to all those volunteering and officiating at any of those events.
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3 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

She may be wearing slightly different colours to the red and white we love her in, but great to see Samantha Jane Lind starring for University of San Francisco this weekend 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Eastern Suburbs

Congratulations to Jane Hickie who is one of 5 Tasmanian athletes named today to represent Australia at the 2019 Oceania Athletics Association Championships. Also named is our winter member Isaac Heyne. Jarrod Gibson has also been appointed as an announcer for the Championships to be held in Townsville in June.U18 & U20 Team to represent Australia at the 2019 Oceania Area Championships.

Congratulations to these athletes & their personal coaches!

athletics.com.au/High-Performance/Able-Bodied/Team-Information/Oceania-Area-Championships

*The senior team will be announced in the coming days.
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