ACT News

COVID-19 Update

On 6 August 2020, the ACT Chief Minister announced that the ACT will progress to Step 3.1 in its COVID-19 recovery, as of 9.00am on Monday 10 August 2020.

From this date, community sporting events will be permitted to have up to 100 spectators, excluding participants and staff, in each indoor space and each outdoor space, provided that the overarching one person per 4 square metre rule can be maintained.

Spectators must be seated where possible, with physical distancing (1.5m) observed where spectators are not from the same household. An inability to support/meet this physical distancing requirement and the 4 square metre rule will impact on the venue’s spectator capacity.

It will be critical that one person per 4 square metre of usable space through the venue continues to apply.

Training and competition can continue. Advice regarding limiting the sharing of equipment, avoidance of social gatherings and the promotion of hygiene/cleaning practices continues. Participants are encouraged to “get in, train/compete, get out”.

Under Step 3.1 the need for community sports to take and keep attendance records associated with training and events is not essential, however, it is recommended.

Participants and spectators should be encouraged to download the COVID Safe App.

These changes should be reflected in each coach’s/training group’s Return to Play COVID Safety Plan.

For further information, please go to the ACT Government Department of Sport and Recreation website HERE.

Home Athletics

Athletics ACT, Little Athletics ACT and ACT Masters Athletics recently launched Home Athletics, a new initiative to help people of all ages in the ACT and surrounding region to stay active, engaged and connected with each other during the COVID-19 restrictions.

You can find Home Athletics on Facebook.

The content of Home Athletics is user driven, so please get involved by submitting any stories, tips or clips of your home training, healthy cooking, learning and working etc. and sharing with others from around the world.

Stay Home, Stay Active and Stay Safe!

Athletics ACT Uniform Policy

Athletics ACT has a compulsory uniform policy. Athletes are required to wear Club uniform to all Athletics ACT sanctioned meets.

Information about purchasing Club uniform can be found on our uniform page.

He’s Done It Again….

Adam Farlow only knows one way, and that’s to race hard!

At the ACT Combined Event Championships on 12 January 2019, Adam competed in the Allcomers 60m Sprint. He crossed the line in 7.21 seconds, equalling the Australian Record in the M35 category of Masters Athletics. The record was previously set in 2012 by Robert Vidler (VIC).

Adam, one of our Club Vice Captains, leads by example and is testimony that age really is no barrier!

CONGRATULATIONS Adam on achieving another Australian Record!!

Club Captain Achieving his Dreams

Age is no barrier to Woden Club Captain, Adam Farlow. Just a few days after his 35th birthday, Adam sprinted into the record books during the 200m Athletics Australia race at the 2018 ACT Combined Events Championships.

His time of 21.93 shaved three one hundredths of a second off the previous 200m record of 21.96 set in January 2017, making Adam the new Australian 200m record holder in the Masters Men’s 35-39 age category!

A great achievement and one Adam was very proud of but he did not stop there. Adam’s next goal was to shave a tenth or two of a second off his new Australian Record.

It didn’t take long……

Just two weeks later at the 2018 ACT Track & Field Championships, Adam ran 21.80 in the final of the Open Men’s 200m. Not only did Adam improve on his current Australian Record, he also became the ACT Men’s Open 200m Champion!

This was on the back of the previous day’s effort running 10.90 to become the ACT Men’s Open 100m Champion as well!

Adam’s belief is that regardless of age, people can achieve their dreams if they simply just try…….

Well said Adam! You are a great inspiration to athletes of all ages – CONGRATULATIONS!

Adam and Track Referee Andrew Pryor with the 200m Australian Record paperwork.