Central Coast Run Jump Throw (CCRJT), Mingara Athletics Club (MAC) and Central Coast Cross Country (CCXC) are joining together on 2 April to hold a fund raising combined track and field and cross country event at the Central Coast Regional Athletics Centre on Wyong Road Tumbi Umbi (also known as the Mingara Track).
This will be the final event of the 2015/16 CCRJT season and the first event of the CCXC 2016 season.
The emphasis will be on fun and enjoyment. CCRJT has added some fun twists to the track and field events. The 200 metres will be up and back, the 400 will run the wrong way and the 800 metres will be 400 metres clockwise then 400 metres the other way. The shot put will a double handed Trevor Chappell, two hand underarm. The long jump will be a standing jump.
There will also be a tug-o-war, sack races and egg'n'spoon races.
The meet is also an opportunity for a hit out for masters athletes heading for National in Adelaide. We will be running normal 100m, 400, 800, shot put and long/triple jumps. Hand timing will be used and results will not be recorded.
The CCRJT 2km cross country event will be combined with the CCXC cross country 2km event.
Gates open at 11am and the first event starts at 12pm. The meet will close with the cross country at 2:30pm.\
Click here to view the event schedule.
There will be a $2 gate entry and fund raising raffles and BBQ.
Fundraiser for Peter Williams
The Mingara Recreation Club has kindly waived the track hire fee for the day. The regular CCRJT entry fee will be voluntary and will be be donated to the Peter Williams fund. Peter is the Vice President of the Mingara Athletics Club (MAC) who recently suffered a stroke which has left him paralysed down one side.
Peter is an icon in the Central Coast Athletics community. In addition to his contribution to the administration of MAC, he is an accredited ANSW official and a keen competitor, as is his wife Margaret. In his youth Peter was a State level athlete and he has replicated it at the Masters level, winning the State 400 metres title in the 55-59 age group a few years ago.
The following link contains more information about Peter and the Go Fund Me campaign that his daughter, Natalie, has set up. There is also a photo of Peter (showing his not so good 400 hurdle style).