Up And Running has continued to produce outstanding results in Cross Country with several NSW Representatives at the Australian Cross Country Championships including:
Lachlan Stanfield (2018 and 2019), Oliver Freeman (2017, 2018 and 2019), Grace Henry (2019), Piper Simpson (2018 and 2019), Sophie Ferenczi (2016, 2017 and 2019), James Tirado (2018 and 2019), George Verco (2016, 2017 and 2018), Angus Royal (2019), Max Russell (2018), Paris Tier (2017 and 2018), Kirsty Beatie (2018), Allegra McGivern (2018), Eleanor Miller (2017 and 2018), Alex Field (2017 and 2018), Sophie Ferenczi (2016, 2017 and 2019), and Bailey Habler (2016).
Lachlan Stanfield is Poster Boy for one of Sydney's biggest events.
Our Lachie Stanfield is the new face of the Sydney Harbour 5 and 10km event held in December around the streets of our beautiful city.
In 2019 at age 15 Lachie stunned the crowd with an impressive 16 minutes and 15 seconds in the 5km race to take 3rd placed overall male against a very solid elite adult field.
Congratulations Gracie and Allegra
We are very excited and proud to announce the selection of Grace and Allegra into the NSW Triathlon Emerging Talent Squad. This gives the girls the opportunity to train and compete with the best Junior Triathletes in the State.
The girls have an outstanding list of achievements between them in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics to State and National level over the past two years.
Also selected for the NSW ROSTA Squad were Dan Louw and Harry Smith, who are both moving quickly through the Triathlon representative ranks.
Keep your eye out for them, it's going to be good!
SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY SUCCESS
2021 sees the continuation of Up And Running's incredible results in School Cross Country with countless medals and podium finishes across the Catholic Schools, CIS and PSSA Championships. In total 34 runners from the squad have qualified for the NSW All Schools Championships for ages 8 to 18.
NSW Target Talent Program
We are very proud of our four Junior Athletes who were selected for the NSW Athletics Target Talent Program.
Laura Roderick was selected for her outstanding results in 800 and 1500m.
Max Russell and Allegra McGivern for thier State and National performances in 2000m Steeplechase and 3000m.
James Tirado for his National representation in 400 and 800m AWD.
This makes Up And Running the most capped squad in the 2021 program.
24 Up And Running Athletes on the ANSW Cross Country List of Merit
We are very proud to announce that a total of 24 Athletes from our Squad have been placed on the NSW Athletics Cross Country Merit list.
This replaces selection to National Representation due to cancellation of the Australian Championships due to Covid -19 as was based on the results from the NSW Short Course and Long Course Championships.
Congratulations to everybody for you hard work and dedication to your sport including a long list of other Up And Running Legends who almost got there too.
Our National Level selected Athletes are:
Lachalan, Ollie, Brody U17 Men's
Laura U18 Womens
Sophie and Natasha U17 Womens
Max R U16 Mens
Allegra U16 Womens
George U15 Mens
Ruby and Matilda C U14 Womens
Piper Si U13 Womens and GOLD Medal (Long Course)
Matilda E U13 Womens
Piers and Josh U12 Mens
Max D U11 Mens
Anna and Eva U12 Womens
Piper Sw U11 Womens Bronze Medal (Short Course)
Tara, Sophia and Sienna U11 Women
and part time Up And Running and THE RUN SQUAD Athletes
Paris U18 Womens
Amelia U20 Womens
OUR JUNIOR TRIATHLETES GOING GREAT GUNS
We are proud of our new crop of Junior Triathletes moving up through the ranks in the three disciplined sport.
Five members of the Up And Running Team have been selected for the NSW Triathlon ROSTA Team, a junior pathway to professional level in the sport. They are Grace Henry, Harry Smith, Allegra McGivern, Dan Louw and Bella Walley.
Another new comer to Triathlon George Verco made his debut by taking third place in the BRATS/NSW youth non-drafting Duathlon. He is set for bigger things to come.
In Cairns, online coached athlete Ava McIntyre took the Bronze Medal in the North Queensland Regional earning herself a spot on the team for the State Championships.
CONGRATS to our NSW Representatives
Well done to our 9 Athletes who qualified for the NSW Team at the National Track and Field Championships. We are proud of these homegrown young athletes who have trained with us from the beginning of their careers in the sport.
Piper Simpson - 800, 1500, and 3000m
James Tirado - AWD 200, 400 and 800m
Laura Roderick - 800 and 1500m
Allegra McGivern - 3000m and 2000m Steeplechase
Lachlan Stanfield - 3000m
Natasha Ward - 800m
Max Russell - 5000m, 3000m, and 2000m Steeple
Aaran Keith - AWD100m Frame Running
Ruby Fry - 3000m
NSW Junior Track and Field Championships
A big weekend for our runners at the NSW Junior Track Championships with loads of PBs and Medals of every colour for our squad.
We were very proud of the results of all of our runners with State Medals going to Max (Gold 2000m Steeplechase, Bronze 1500 and 3000m), Allegra (Gold 2000m Steeplechase, Silver 3000m), James (Gold 400m AWD, and Silver 800m AWD), Laura (Bronze 800m), Natasha (Bronze 800m), and Sophie (Silver 3000m).
There were also some great results in finals for Piper, Ruby, Lachlan, Luc, Oliver, and Brody across all middle distance events.
Up And Running Juniors in the Randwick Botany Harriers Hergenham Shield
The Hergenham Shield pays tribute to a former Randwick Botany Harriers Athlete who lost his life in WWII in 1940.
A number of Junior runners joined the fast lap of the Centennial Park White Fence against some of the best Athletes in the Club.
Max Russell placed 3rd overall with a fast time of 11:57. Natasha Ward was 2nd fastest female with 12:57.
The Female Top Spot went to Laura Roderick in a very impressive time of 12:38.
Piper takes the GOLD in the NSW Cross Country Long Course Championships
There was no holding back for Piper Simpson at the NSW Cross Country Long Course Championships. After being out sprinted in July's Short Course Championships to take the Bronze Medal, Piper's race plan was to lead from the start and let the others do the chasing. By the halfway point she had opened a convincing gap on the field and maintained her strong lead to the end.
Our entire squad had an outstanding day at the Championships with 3 Teams earning Gold and 3 earning Silver Medals for their Randwick Botany Club. We are anticipating more than 20 Athletes earning selection to the NSW Athletics List of Merit.
Great Results at the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships
We had a great day at the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships in Dapto with more than 20 of our Athletes representing the Randwick Botany Harriers Athletics Club.
We had outstanding results and PBs across all Age Groups from U10s to U17s.
Piper Simpson and Piper Sweeney both earned themselves Bronze Medals in their events and a spot in the NSW Team for the Australian Championships in Adelaide.
Also making the NSW Team were Sophie Ferenczi, Laura Roderick, Natasha Ward, Tara Williams and Oliver Freeman.
SRI CHINMOY CROSS COUNTRY - Centennial Park October 18, 2020
Fresh from the NSW Cross Country Championships the Up And Running Juniors took on difficult trails of Centennial Park in the Sri Chinmoy Cross Country 4, 7km and 14km Race.
In the long course 14km event Ollie Freeman and Laura Roderick paced themselves to an equal 5th place finish in 58:41 with Laura being the first palced female.
The 7km race saw Lachlan Stanfield show no respect to his elders by smashing the field by more than 3 minutes in a time of 24:17.
In the fast and furious 4km race, Up And Running took 9 of the Top 10 places. First place went to Max Russell breaking the Junior Course Record in a time of 13:36, that's a cracking 3:24/km on a trail course. NSW Cross Country representative Natasha Ward was 2nd overall in 14:31. George Verco also on the NSW CC Team is back in great shape cruising around the course in 14:42 with a podium finish. In 4th NSW Junior Triathlon Champion Gracie Henry looked comfortable with 15:15. Little Piers Galvin shocked us all cruising to take 5th place in 15:22 . 10 year old Thomas Althundag was super fast with 16:21 in 7th. Lily Cooney was delighted with her 1st place U12 Female Age Group win (16:58). Zara Trantalis and Nancy Newton dead heated for 9th and 10th spot with 17:02. There were a couple of family battles on the track with Portia Palmerlee (17:54) holding out her sister Scarlett (21:03), but the challenge of the day was between little Tara Williams (18:56) who put her mum Bec Gee Williams (20:53) to the sword opening up a big gap in the early stages of the race.
Our RUN BACK to NORMALITY - JULY 4 2020
After months of lock downs and restrictions due to Covid-19 we were so pleased to be able to get back to "normal" training with the reopening of Community Sport on July 1.
To celebrate we joined our Senior Squad "THE RUN SQUAD" in our own mini running festival on a flat fast course along Botany Bay.
The Up And Running Juniors dominated the 5 and 10km Events with Laura taking out the Women's 10km race and Allegra finishing 2nd. In the 5km Race Natasha was first female with Piper, Ruby, Matilda and Grace right on her heels. Max, Brody and Lauchlan took all three places on the podium in the men's race.
More March Medals 2020
More great results in March with James travelling to Queensland for the QLD Track and Field Championships where he won GOLD in both the 400 and 800m Para events.
At the NSW Surf Titles Sophie won a Bronze Medal in the U17 2km Beach Run and a Silver in the 2x1km Beach Relay.
Paris also earned herself a Silver Medal in the U19 Women's 2x1km Beach Relay.
Piper had an amazing Centennial Parkrun result running a 48 second PB to smash the 20 minute barrier with an official time of 19:27.
NSW ALL SCHOOLS TRIATHLON 2020
We had 13 Juniors compete in the NSW All Schools Triathlon with some very impressive results across all age groups.
Grace was a stand out competitor of the day with a 2 minute 47 second win in the Junior Female Event dominating the race after a very strong transition from swim to bike.
In the boys Junior Event new comer to the sport Campbell was a amazing first out of the water and on to the bike. He was able to hold a top 5 position into the run and finished in 4th place just outside the medals earning himself a spot in the NSW Team for the National Championships in Queensland.
Also in the Junior Boys, George looked great on the bike for his first triathlon race and had a strong run to see himself well placed.
Other great performances included Allegra's 15th place with a solid race throughout, Kirsty finished in 8th spot, and Emma, Zara, Helena, Maisie and Issy were all in the mix with some quality running and riding.
2020 NSW Junior SLS Championships
It was a solid medal haul for some of our athletes at the State Nippers Championships.
Piper took her track form to the sand winning a Bronze Medal in the 1km Beach Run.
Evan was impressive in his first Nippers Carnival taking Triple Bronze in his Beach sprint events.
Huon also took on the 1km Beach Run getting himself a Silver and his brother Campbell got a silver medal in the surf swim relay.
Jack teamed up with his Coogee Minnows team mates to take a dominant win in the Beach Sprint Relay.
Well done to all the other Up And Running Juniors many just outside podium finishes and making outstanding representation for their Surf Clubs.
2020 NSW Junior State Champs.
We saw some outstanding running with great PBs, Medals, and National Qualification at the Stae Junior Championships at SOPAC.
James was outstanding with GOLD Medals in the 800 and 1500m and a Siver in the 400.
Sophie ran a great PB time to win Gold in the Under 17 Women;s 3000m and Max earned a Bronze in the 2000m Steeple Chase.
Our Junior Coach Laura ran a National Qualifying time in the 17 Years Girls 1500m event.
Other great runs and PBs came from Brody and Allegra in the Steeple Chase, and Laura with a huge PB in her 1500m event.
A highlight was 11 year old Ruby on debut qualifying for Nationals with a 20 plus second PB in the under 13's Women's 3000m race.
2019 Up And Running Awards
We finished off 2019 with a joint Awards Presentation with our Senior Squad "The Run Squad". Here we presented our 8 2019 National Representatives with a special award for the positions on the NSW Team at Track and Cross Country as well as James Tirado who represented Australia at the Oceania Games.
Piper Simpson and Lachlan Stanfield were awarded our Female and Male Runner of the Year Award for their outstanding achievement at National Level on both Track and Cross Country, and Laura Roderick was announced our Squad Person of the Year.
visits Up And Running
It was great to have Australian 5000m Superstar Morgan McDonald join us for a training session on his old track at McKay Oval.
Morgan, a Commonwealth Games and World Championships Representative is a former training partner of Coach Jordan.
Morgan shared great stories about his days as an elite Junior Cross Country and Track Athlete as well as giving us an insight to his training and race routine.
GOLD MEDALS x 4 for our Girls
Another great result with two more GOLD Medals for Piper at the NSW Primary All Schools Track Championships in the 800 and 1500m events.
At the Catholic Girls Schools Association Biathlon Championships Grace, Paris and Sophie took the GOLD Medals in all three age divisions.
MAROUBRA AND BALMAIN FUN RUNS 2019
We had massive success at two of our favourite Fun Runs in recent weeks with wins and podium finishes across all age groups.
At the Maroubra Fun Run Lachlan took out the overall win in the 8km event in one of the fastest times in the history of the event. Oliver took 2nd in his 16 to 19 age group in the 8km, and Ellie was 2nd place in the 16 to 19 female category.
In the 4km event 11 year old Piper was 2nd overall, Ruby took out the under 15 age group and Brody, Max, Alessio, Ali, Ebrel and Thomas all had podium finishes.
At the Balmain Fun Run, Lachie had another amazing race finishing 2nd overall in the 5km event. Piper was 3rd female overall, easily winning the Junior age race.
Other notable podium finishes came from Jackson, Sophia and Thomas with the highlight of the day being the amazing effort of our little Para Athlete Aaran crossing the line in a massive PB time.
OUR GIRLS ON FIRE AT COOLANGATTA GOLD
The Girls had a great weekend on the Gold Coast in October at the Coolangatta Gold Surf Titles in Queensland.
Sophie was outstanding in the run leg of the Under 19 Team event, with her team finishing with a Bronze Medal. She backed this up with an individual Gold Medal in the Youth Ironman Competition the following day.
Paris ran in her sister Briana's Open Women's Team. Her efforts on the gruelling soft sand course helped the team to earn a Silver Medal in a very high level field of athletes.
Triple National GOLD for Piper
It was an amazing campaign for Piper at the Australian Junior Track and Field Championships in Darwin.
Piper arrived in Darwin ready to defend her title of National 800 and 1500m Champion after her big wins in Melbourne in 2018.
In 35 degree heat Piper set the track on fire with massive PBs in both events to take out the duel crown again over the best girls in the country.
She then added a third GOLD Medal by running a brilliant 300m last leg in the National Sprint relay in a time of 45 seconds.
NSW CCC Track and Field Championships at SOPAC
Great results for our Athletes at the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Track and Field Championships at SOPAC.
Sophie took GOLD in both the 800 and 1500m races with big wins in both events and Lachlan took SILVER in his 1500m race. Grace also had a good run just missing the podium in 4th place in her 1500m race.
Our sprint star Evan also had a big day on the track taking the SILVER medal in the 200m and ran a solid PB in the final of the 100m.
THE AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
We are so proud of our seven NSW Representatives at the Australian Cross Country Championships. Lachlan, Ollie, Sophie, Grace, Julian, Angus and Piper all did their State proud winning a number of Team medals and contributing to New South Wales taking the overall Championship Team Trophy.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival - Family Fun Run
Amazing running by our Juniors at the Blackmores Family Fun Run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge today.
Lachlan 2nd Place overall and Piper first Female. For the boys Brody was 5th, Cooper 6th (2nd U11), Max R 7th, Matt 19th, Piers 20th, Jackson 23rd, Max P 24th, Thomas 25th, Jared 27th, Jack 33rd and Jett 59th.
The girls were equally impressive with Allegra 2nd female, Zara 3rd, Matilda 5th, Lily 15th and Sienna 16th.
Coach Woz ran with the group but struggled to keep up even though he was easily able to win his Age Category.
We are proud of you all.
City 2 Surf 2019
We were well represented at the City 2 Surf with some great times for all of our runners across all ages.
The tough 14km course was even harder this year with a blistering Westerly wind to blow us all the way to Bondi.
There were great runs by Laura and Issy both placing high in the Under 16 Age Group, as did Oliver who ran a solid 61:23.
10 year olds Nancy and Harry also ran well crossing the line in 67 minutes. Also seen out on the road were Ebrel, Riley and Zara who ran an impressive 63:07 placing 2nd Female in the Under 12 Age Group.
The young guns Huon and Harry finished equal third in the Under 12 Male Category in 58:03 with Jack not far behind with 1:00.13 in 6th place. Impressive times for runners of this young age.
Next stop the Blackmores Family Fun Run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 5 and 10km - 28th July 2019
It was a great day out for the Up And Running Boys at the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 5 and 10km Race.
Lachlan ran an amazing 16:15 in the 5km event finishing 3rd overall and smashing his previous PB. Max was 6th in his age group with a solid run of 19:41 with Jackson not far behind 21:37 and 10th in his age group. Oliver stepped up to the 10km distance running 40:25 more than two minutes faster than his 2018 best.
Coach Warren also had some great success with two of his adult female athletes in the 5km race. Audrey Hall crossed the finish line in 18:41 and was second female across the line. Amy Lam was 4th female in 19:23.
NSW ALL SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
It was a big day out for Up And Running at the 2019 State Cross Country Championships with 42 Athletes across all Age Groups.
Our runners achieved some amazing PBs with several Top 10 finishes and medals to Piper (silver) and Grace (bronze) who both qualified for the NSW Team for the Australian Cross Country Championships along with Lachlan, Angus, Sophie, Julian and Oliver.
John Novak - Australia's Best Sports Mind Coach joins Up And Running
We are thrilled to be getting the support of John Novak, Australia's most respected Sports Mind Coach.
John has been working with our Elite Squad helping them to build a positive mindset leading into big races.
He is known as the mentor to some of Australia's leading Athletes including Olympic Swim Champion James Magnussen, Olympic Diver Melissa Wu, Rugby League Coach Des Hasler and NRL Star Marty Taupau.
Check him out at www.johnnovaksport.com
July 13, 2019 - Gold for the Boys at the NSW Street Relays
Ollie and Brody were outstanding along with their Randwick Botany Harriers Team Mates Rory and Benjamin at the NSW Street Relay Championships taking the GOLD Medal in a dominant performance leading the race from the outset. The relay saw the boys running four 2km legs across the hilly road course. Ollie ran a solid 6:22 and is looking in great shape for NSW All Schools Cross Country with Brody also back in form with an impressive 6:45.
Also running as an individual athlete, Julian was the fastest Under 14 year old on the day running crossing the line in 6:52.
James gets a Bronze Medal for Australia at the Oceania Games
Our very inspirational Para Athlete James Tirado scored the Bronze Medal for Australia against an inernational field at the Oceania Games in Townsville Queensland.
This comes on top of an outstanding start to 2019 with several medals over multiple distances at the Australian Junior Track and Field Championships.
We are very proud of James' development under the Up And Running Program.
NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships, Nowra - 22 June 2019
We had a big team of more than 30 Junior Athletes across all age groups head down to Nowra for the State Cross Country Championships to represent Randwick Botany Harriers.
We had some great results and several PBs. Both Ollie and Jack achieved individual Bronze Medals, with Ollie and Lachie earning instant selection to the NSW Team for Nationals. Sebastian, Piers, Jack and Thomas won Silver Team medals for the U12 boys, and Lachlan and Ollie took Gold for the U16s.
In the female Team event Grace, Ruby, Piper, and Zara won Silver Medals in the U14 category , with Paris, Laura, Pip and Ellie taking Silver in the U18s.
HEADING TO STATE - CIS, CCC and Eastern Region Cross Country Championships
We had a huge representative across all three major qualifying events for the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships.
At the Private Schools CIS Championships we had 32 Athletes competing across all Age Groups 8 to 17 years. We achieved 15 Top Ten finishes, 4 individual medals, several Team Medals and 12 runners qualifying for State.
The NSW Catholic Schools Championships saw 11 of our squad on the startline in both Primary and High School events. We added to our medal tally with 3 Gold and 2 Silver with a number of Team Medals. 9 of these Athletes also qualified for the State Championships.
Our Public School Juniors were also dominant at the Eastern Region Championships with 7 more Athletes qualifying for State, and a Gold , 2 Silver and a Bronze Medal in the bank.
In total we are proud of our 28 Athletes who have qualified for the NSW All Schools Championships in July and even more proud of the fact that they are all home grown at Up And Running.
Coach Warren wins prestigious Athletics NSW Award
On Saturday May 11th at the Athletics NSW Awards Night Coach Warren was awarded the inaugural "Recreational Running Coach of the Year Award".
This award is chosen by the Board Members of Athletics NSW and is awarded to the most outstanding coach at Club and Squad Level who is involved in the coaching of runners of all ages and ability.
As well as his work with Up And Running, Warren has a large adult squad with more than 130 runners from beginner recreational level to elite track, road and ultra marathon champions.
He has been involved in Athletics, Triathlon and Distance Running for more than 40 years and he says this award is the highlight of his lifetime of running.
May 25, 2019 - NSW Cross Country Relays
We had a huge representation for the Randwick Botany Harriers at the State Cross Country Relays with Up And Running Juniors making up nine of ther Club's teams.
Our Under 12 and Under 14 Girls took Silver Medals in their races and the Under 16 Boys took the Bronze Medal. Our Under 14 Boys and Under 18 Girls both finished seconds outside the meadls in 4th place against the strong field of Clubs from across NSW.
Piper ran the fastest split of all female Under 12 Athletes and has confirmed herself as a favourite for the National Cross Country Championships this year. Lachlan was also very impressive running the second fastest Under 16 Boys split with 10:08 on the tough 3km course after backing up from a podium finish at the GPS Championships that morning.
AND WE'RE RACING!!! 4th and 5th on May 2019
Lots of racing happening right now with a HUGE group of Up And Running Athletes heading out to SOPAC for the 5km and 2km Road Championships. We had several Top 10 finishes and some amazing PBs. Special mention must go to the inspirational run of our little Para Athlete Aaran who ran an amazing 2 minute PB in his 2km race.
On the Sunshine Coast Kirsty and Grace represented NSW at the Australian All Schools Triathlon Championships. Kirsty finished 11th in the Senior Race and was 3rd NSW girl across the line. Grace finished in 10th place in the Junior event and was also 3rd NSW Athlete to finish. Grace also won a Team Silver Medal in the Relay Event.
We are so excited and proud of all of the outstanding achievements at Up And Running and can't wait to get into the big Cross Country races in the coming months.
April 13- 2019 Here comes Cross Country
We kicked of the 2019 Club Cross Country Season with the St George Cup at Ramsgate running for our favourite Club Randwick Botany Harriers.
Up And Running had several runners across all distances and age groups with some outstanding results.
Little Thomas and Anna both had great races to kick off their Cross Country campaign with Top 10 finishes in the 2km race. Zavier, Ali, Evan and Huon were all strong in the 3km event.
In the 4km FUN RUN Laura took the Silver Medal in a very strong field of girls. Michael ran brilliantly to finish 10th in the 4km race, a great result from a runner with 400m pedigree. Also in the 4km race we saw strong runs from Max, Brody and Gabby all building on their strength leading into the big races.
Stepping up to the 7km distance for the Open Female Novice Event Eleanor ran well at the front of the field for the entire race and was able to take out the Silver Medal in this much respected Cross Country event.
ONE TO WATCH
Angus Royal is really got people talking with his amazing results in Centennial Parkrun Events.
The 10 year old has been smashing his 5km PB times every time he runs and in the past 6 months has taken almost 4 minutes off his Parkrun time to hold the current Under 10 Age Record of 18:20.
Check out his Parkrun Record right.
Other Up And Running Centennial Parkrun Age Record Holders
U10 Women - Piper Simpson 20:15
11-14 Mens - Oliver Freeman 17:12
11-14 Women - Eleanor Miller 19:01
15 - 17 Women - Kirsty Beatie 19:15
2019 Australian Junior Track and Field Championships
We had six of our outstanding Junior Athletes compete for NSW at the National Track and Filed Championships at SOPAC on the first week of April.
16 year old James Tirado was amazing in the U20 Para Events taking the Silver in the 1500 metres and Bronze in both the 400 and 800 metres. In the 400 metres he ran a massive PB just 2 seconds outside a Paralympic qualifying time.
In less than 10 months Evan Vukovic has gone from relative beginner to National Finalist in the 100, 200 and 400m events under the Up And Running Sprint Program. He has a BIG future.
Lachlan Stanfield ran a massive 9 second PB in his 3000 metre race sneding out a message that he is ready for the Cross Country season.
Our three 2000m Steeple Chase representatives Kirsty Beatie, Paris Teir and Max Russell all ran well for their State in their first year in this event.
Saturday April 6 - IPSHA Cross Country
Cross Country season is here and the first big event was the IPSHA Championships at the Kings School in Parramatta.
Up And Running had 24 Junior Athletes representing a number of Private Schools across Sydney hoping to secure a spot in the NSW CIS Championships.
We are proud to say that 19 of our dedicated Juniors qualified with several podium finishes.
Notable Top 10 performances came from Lola (Claremont College) 1st, Anna (Ascham) 2nd, Tilly (Kambala) 2nd, Cooper (Barker) 3rd, Jack (Scotts) 4th, Huon (Calremont) 4th, Thomas (Kincoppal) 4th, Ruby (St Catherines) 7th, Thomas (Claremont) 7th, Alexander (Scotts) 7th, Nancy (SCEGGS) 9th, Tara (Ascham) 9th.
Sunday March 31, 2019 -
Great results forSophie and Brody.
Well done to Sophie who won the Silver Medal in the 2km Beach Run at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in Burleigh on the Gold Coast. Straight after she took out the Bronze Medal in the Open Surf Swim proving that running gets you fit to swim.
Back in Sydney Brody was 2nd placed Male overall in the Run West Fun Run at Blacktown finishing the 4km Course in a smashing time of 14:28.
NSW LITTLE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - SOPAC 16-17 March 2019
It was a big weekend in very difficult weather conditions for the more than 20 Up And Running Athletes that competed at the NSW Little Athletics Championships at SOPAC.
Piper was again dominant in her 800 and 1500m races taking the GOLD Medal well ahead of the field. She also had a solid run in the 400m event finishing 5th.
Also taking GOLD was Sophie with an outstanding comeback run in the 3000m Race. She was also just outside the medals over the 800 and 1500m distances.
Eleanor mxied it with the best in the State in the 16 years 1500m race to take the BRONZE Medal.
Other great performances just outside the podium with some good PB times came from Lachlan, Paris, Brody, Anna, Sienna, Jack, Lola and Evan.
NSW All Schools Triathlon 28 February 2019
It was a great day for our Triathletes at the NSW All Schools Championships at the Sydnet Regatta Centre.
In the Junior division, Alex was was outstanding on the bike leg going to the front in the early stages and finished with her usual strong run leg to take the GOLD Medal. In her first race at this level Gracie was 4th out of the water with a strong swim and held her position throughout the bike and run winning the Catholic Schools Gold Medal and finishing 4th overall. Allegra too had an impressive race for her her first State Triathlon finishing 10th. Also in the Junior Race Emma, Lily and Benson all raced well for their first time at this level.
In the Intermediate Race Paris finished in 12th place and took the Catholic Schools Bronze Medal. Maisie and Issy had a little battle between themselves and were both strong across all legs.
In the Senior Race Kirsty showed determination to finish in 6th place earning herself a spot in the NSW Team for the National Championships in May.
NSW STATE JUNIOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SOPAC FEBRUARY 2019
An amazing weekend for some of our Athletes who competed at the State Junior Track and Field Championships at Homebush.
Para Athlete James took Gold in the 1500m and 800m U20's Para events and Silver in the 400m. Kirsty took Gold in the 2000m Steeple Chase with Max and Paris taking Silver. Alex had a very dominant win in the 1500m race also taking the Gold Medal, and our sprint star Evan took Silver in the 400m and finished 5th in the 200m and 6th in the 100m finals. Another outstanding run came from Lachlan in the 3000m with a huge PB and National qualifying time. We are so proud of you all!
HUSKY TRIATHLON 23 Feb 2019
Great work by two of our young triathletes at the Husky Triathlon on the South Coast of NSW.
Gracie finished finished 2nd in the U15 1km swim event and was 6th female overall in a field of almost 100. She backed this up with a solid 3rd placed podium finish in the Sprint Triathlon.
Allegra has made great progress in recent months and is showing some great skill on the bike. She finished just behind Gracie in 5th place in the triathlon event.
The girls are in great form in the lead up to the NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships.
February 2 and 3 2019 - Regional Little A's
We had an awesome weekend for the Regional Athletics Championships with more than 50 Athletes competing across all distances and a huge Medal haul of 21.
Piper - GOLD in both the 800 and 1500m
Alex - GOLD and Regional Medal 3000m and Silver 1500m
Lachlan - GOLD 3000m and Silver 1500m
Evan - Gold in both 100 and 200m
Sophie - GOLD 3000m and Bronze 1500 and 800m
Paris - GOLD 3000m and Bronze 1500m
Lola - GOLD 400m and Silver 800m
Brody - Silver 800 and Bronze 1500m
Jack - Silver High Jump and Bronze 400m
Eleanor - Silver 800m
Zara - Silver 3000m
We can't wait to see them all on the track and field at the State Championships.
WE'RE MAKING NEWS!!!
Check out these two great articles on some of our Athletes in the Southern and Wentworth Courier Newspapers.
January School Holidays 2019
The Up And Running Squad as kicked off the New Year with some amazing training and achievements, none better than that of little Sophia who became one of the youngest ever people to reach Everest Basecamp at just 7 years of age.
Max was carving it up on the trails of Noosa National Park whilst Kirsty and Gracie were getting some bike training in with Coach Woz. Also seen training with Coach Woz was young Thomas completing 5 laps of the Clovelly Run/Swim Course.
We have plenty happening throughout the holidays with our Beach Training Camps each Tuesday, Run/Swim Sessions and Wanda Sandhills on Australia Day morning. Our regular training sessions also continue as normal throughout the month.
WOW WHAT A WEEKEND!!! December 8 - 9
Christmas came early for some of our awesome Athletes we great results across all distances and age groups.
In Cairns at the Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships our inspirational visually impaired Athlete James won the GOLD Medal in the Para 800m event. Kirsty and Paris battled it out in brutal wind and rain in the 2000m Steeple Chase with Kirsty finishing in 5th place and the first NSW girl across the line. Paris racing up in Age Group was positioned in 3rd place for in the early stages of the race but faded to 12th place after a fight with the elements in the tough conditions.
Back in Sydney at the Eastern Zone Little Athletics Championships on our Home Track of ES Marks we had some outstanding results and so many highlights. Our super sprinter Evan took Silver in the 100, 200 and 400 metre events in PB times for each race. Piper broke the 2009 Record for the U11s 1500 metre by more than 6 seconds in a time of 5:06 and backed this up with massive wins in her 400 and 800m races as well. Eleanor took GOLD with very dominant wins in her 1500 and 800 metre races also breaking the Zone record in the 1500 event. Lachlan won his 1500 and 3000 metre races against some tough competition. Brody was first in his 800 metre race. Zara T also came from behind to win her 1500 and 3000 metre races. Lola also ran huge PBs to win the U9 800 and 400 metre races and placed 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100 qualifying for all four events at Regionals. Anna too qualified for Regionals in the U10s 100, 200, 400 and 800 metre events running PBs at every distance. AMAZING RESULTS TEAM!!!
The Australian PSSA Track and Field Championships
We are very proud of these two amazing young Athletes who represented NSW at the Australian PSSA Championships at Albert Park in Melbourne in the 800 and 1500m races.
Jack placed 12th in the 1500m Final in a very solid field of young runners. He then backed this up with a 6th place in his 800 heat just missing qualification for the final by less than a second.
Piper was a standout Athlete of the event winning GOLD Medals in both her 800 and 1500 metre races in Personal Best times dominating the field with stunning runs .
In the 1500 metre race she raced to the front from the start of the second lap to win by almost the entire straight just missing the Pacific Games record in 4:57.58 and a personal best of 11 seconds. In the 800 metre race she again led from the early stages to win by more than 6 seconds in a blistering time of 2:25.80.
November is a BIG Month at Up And Running
Several of our young athletes have had significant achievement throughout the busy month of November.
Some of the highlights include our girls winning GOLD at the NSW Track Relay Championships in the 18 Years Division, with the boys taking a SILVER medal in the 16s.
Lachlan won Sportsman of the Year at his school and Grace was Junior Sportswoman of the Year at her school.
Tess won 5 Medals at the Waverley Shield Surf Championships in her Sand Racing events. Charlotte was elected Junior School Captain at Kincoppal Rose Bay. Lola won a Silver Medal at on the track and Tara won medals on the Beach and the Track.
The Balmain Fun Run
One of the favourite races on the Up And Running Calendar is the Balmain Fun Run and this year we featured in all distances across several Age Groups.
Our Boys were awesome with 13 year old Oliver taking 2nd place in the Under 16s 10km run and 10 year old Jared not far behind in 4th. 13 year old Lachlan was 6th overall winning the 12 to15 Age Category with Brody in 3rd, Max 4th and Jackson 10th. in the 2km race Josh and Thomas finished 2nd and 3rd in the 8 to 9 years category.
Not to be outdone our girls too were all over the podium. 15 year old Paris was 3rd Female overall across the line in the 5km race with 10 year old Piper right on her heals in 4th winning the Under 12 Age Category. In the 2km race Sophia won the 6 to 7 Age Category and Talitha was 7th in the 10 to 12 Years.
MAROUBRA FUN RUN
We cleaned up at our favourite local Fun Run with all of our Athletes who ran finishing on the podium.
Lachlan finished 4th overall winning the Under 15 Age Category.
Piper was first female overall smashing the Under 12 Race Record with Zara only seconds behind in 2nd place.
Also on the podium was Matt who finished 2nd in the Under 12 Male Age Division with our latest little Champion 7 year old Thomas in 3rd.
Next stop Balmain Fun Run!
NSW PSSA Athletics Championships
Some outstanding results were achieved by our Athletes at the State Primary Schools Athletics Championships.
10 year old Piper continues to achieve exceptional goals this time winning her 800 metre race by 30 metres in an incredible time of 2:31. She is the fastest qualifier for the National Championships at the end of the month. She backed this incredible run up with a Club Championship Record 1500 metre run in 5:08.
Jack also qualified for Nationals in the 800 metre event earning himself a Bronze Medal, and Bianca grabbed a Silver in the 4x100m Relay with her St Catherines School team mates.
Our sprinters Evan and Tess both qualified for the Finals in Personal Best times. Tess ran brilliantly in her 100m final just missing out on a medal and Evan qualified in the final of both the 100 and 200 metres in his first time racing at State level.
October School Holiday Camps
Our Spring School Holiday Camps were again a huge success with more than 50 young runners of all levels turning out for a day in the sun at the beautiful Coogee Beach.
We ran stairs, hills, and the beautiful coastal trail. We practised speed and agility on our famous obstacle course, we practised our sand running and Nippers techniques and swam in the ocean. Oh and we ate plenty of food too!
Our next Camps will be in the Christmas School Holidays at Coogee and Clovelly Beaches and will include Run/Swim/Run sessions for those keen on competing in Triathlon and Surf Club Events.
Keep your eye on this website for further details.
Track And Field Championships Medals Haul - September 2018
September is the BIG month of school Track and Field Championships with the highlight being the NSW All Schools at SOPAC.
The young Athletes of Up And Running accumilated a massive haul of Medals of every colour, over all distances at all State representative school carnivals with Paris, Alex and Kirsty qualifying for the NSW Team at the Australian Championships in December.
The list below highlights the Medals achieved at State level across the major Championship Events:
NSW CCC Championships: Paris (Bronze 1500m), Lachlan (Silver 1500m), Grace (Bronze 1500m).
NSW McKillop Championships: Evan (Silver 100m and 200m)
NSW CIS Championships: Eleanor (Gold 800m), Alex (Silver 800m and 1500m), Zara (Gold 800m), Kirsty (Gold 1500m), Daniel (Bronze 4 x 100m Relay), Bianca (Silver 4 x 100m Relay), Sophie (Bronze 200m and 800m).
NSW All Schools Championships: Paris (Gold 2000m Steeple Chase), Kirsty (Gold 2000m Steeple Chase and Gold 3000m), Oliver (Bronze 2000m Steeple Chase and 3000m), Alex (Silver 3000m), Benson (Bronze 400m and 800m), James (Silver AWD 800m).
BLACKMORES FAMILY FUN RUN - 16th of September 2018
One of our favourite events of the racing calendar is the Blackmores Family Fun Run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This year we took a big Team of 21 Runners to do the race with amazing success and podium finishes.
We were greeted with freezing and windy conditions that were going to make racing tough across the Bridge high above the water.
Lachie was first across the line in the 3.5km dash finishing 2nd place overall in a time just over 11 minutes. Alex was 4th and second Female with Brody and Max just behind in 6th and 7th. Willow and Zara also had Top 10 finishes in 8th and 10th. Little Piper was also very close finishing 12th overall and first in the 0-11 Age Group. Other Age Group Top 10 performances came from Charlotte (3rd), Jesse (3rd), Matt (5th), Ali (6th), Piers (9th), Romy (9th), and Bronte (10th).
Even Coach Jordan got out there and did some pacing for us in a race that he as a Junior had several Top 10 finishes.
We also had Kirsty line up in the 10km Bridge Run on what was her 16th birthday. She finished 16th female overall and 2 in the 16-19 Age Group in a very fast time of 39:23, an outstanding result for her first 10km race! Oliver and Benson also took on the 10km race both running well just outside the 40 minute mark
Up And Running Presentation Day
To celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Up And Running we got together for our 2018 Awards Presentation.
there were more than 30 Awards presented for the outstanding efforts and achievements of our squad members in Track, Cross Country, Triathlon and Fun Run Events.
Major Awards included:
Most Consistent Athlete - Oliver Byrne
Most Improved Athlete - Grace Henry and Max Russell
Rookie of the Year - Piper Simpson
Male Runner of the Year - Lachlan Stanfield
Female Runner of the Year - Alexandra Field
Inspirational Squad Member of the Year - Eleanor Miller
All Round Athlete of the Year - Kirsty Beatie
All winning Athletes recieved framed photographs as well as prizes and vouchers from our sponsors Running Science Rozelle, On_Running, 2XU Paddington and The Running Room Clovelly.
The Indigenous Marathon Project - Father's Day Warrior Run
On home soil in the beautiful Centennial Park our boys and girls dominated the Father's Day Warrior Run in all three events.
In the 5km Race Lachlan continued his great form from National Cross Country and was the first across the line overall closely followed Brodyin 3rd and Eleanor who finished 4th overall and first Female. Kirsty also had an amazing run to be 2nd female across the line just ahead of little Gracie who was 4th and Zara 5th female to finish. Matt was first Junior Male to cross the the line with Alex right on his heals in a sprint finish. Bronte, Romi and Bianca also ran well over the 5km course.
In the 10km Event 13 year old Oliver was 3rd overall and 1st Junior leading the race most of the way finishing in just over 35 minutes. 10 year old Jayden showed that his track training had paid off finishing 2nd placed Junior in 44 minutes. And finally in the 2km Family Run Max blitzed the field finishing in just over 6 minutes about 20 seconds ahead of Piper who was the first female to complete the course.
BRODY TAKES OUT RUN NSW 4KM at SOPAC
Congratulations to Brody on his outright win of the Run NSW 4km Race at Sydney Olympic Park in a very quick time of 15:16.
Brody has trained consistently with the squad this year and is buliding a great profile of Podium finishes in a number of Fun Run Events.
The Australian Cross Country Championships
Up And Running were proud to have 10 Athletes represent NSW at the Australian Cross Country Championships on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
The course was considered the most difficult in Australian Cross Country history with an endless track of mountainous hills.
We had some great results from our Team including Piper (4th), Alex (7th) and Kirsty (13th). Lachie also ran out of his skin being the second placed NSW runner in the 14 Years Age Group.
We also achieved several Team and Relay Medals in every colour.
Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 and 5km - July 29 2018
Some of our boys mixed it with the big boys at the Sydney Harbour 10 and 5km around the harbour foreshore.
In the 5km event Lachlan ran an amzing 17:33 to finish in 7th palce overall and 2nd in the U15 Age Group. Not far behind was Max with 18:40 finishing 15th overall and Jackson with a massive PB of 21:14.
In the 10km Race Oliver continued to develop into a great young distance runner with a PB of 42:22 finishing 4th in the U15 Age Group
NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships - July 27 2018
We headed out to the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek with 28 Athletes across all age group and came home with 4 medals, 11 top 10 finishes and 9 runners qualifying for the NSW Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships in Queensland.
July 17, 2018 - NSW Cross Country Team Announced
We are very proud to announce that 8 of our Athletes have been selected to represent the NSW Athletics Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships in Queensland.
Max and George (U14s Men), Lachlan and Oliver (U16s Men), Eleanor and Paris (U16 Women), Kirsty (U18 Women) and James (U20 Para).
With the NSW All Schools Championships coming up we are hoping that a number of other State Representatives will also qualify for the NSW Schools Team giving us huge representation at National level.
Watch this space in the coming weeks!
July School Holidays 2018
We had a great time at our Coogee Beach Holiday Camps and our session in the Wanda Sandhills.
With State and Nationals Cross Country coming up it's training as usual throughout the holidays for Up And Running, no time to waste - Train Hard Race Easy!!!
2018 NSW Cross Country Championships and Short Course Championships
Our Team were amazing at the NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships feature races in Nowra and Dapto with several Podium finishes and Team Medals. Eleanor and Max were both instant qualifiers to the NSW Team for the National Championships in Queensland, with Lachie, Paris, Oliver, Kirsty, and Alex all waiting for Team announcements in August to secure their spots.
Nine year old Piper is State Champion in the U12 Age Group, an outstanding achievement considering she can run in this category for two more years. Julian also had a podium finish with a Silver Medal in the U12 division so we can look to the future with great anticipation for these two little stars.