Our Home Grown Athletes are achieving great things across all Age Groups

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SOPHIE FERENCZI 

17 year old Sophie has been running with the squad since the beginning and has achieved outstanding results to National Level in Cross Country, Track, Triathlon, Aquathon and Surf Lifesaving.

Sophie was awarded The 2019 News Local Sports Star of the Year for her outstanding achievements across a number of Sports.  She enjoys Middle to Long Distance Races the best, Cross Country and 3000m track being her favourites.

 

Sophie's strength as an athlete is impressive to say the least. She has been at the top of her game throughout her High School years, with an unrivalled collection of State and National medals across several sports.

Recent achievements include Bronze in the 3000m at the 2022 NSW Junior Athletics Championships and Silver at the 2021 NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships. At the Australian Surf Titles she earned  2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals in events including the 2km Beach Run, 2 x 1km Beach Relay.

Sophie was also selected for the 2020 NSW Cross Country Merit List (National Team selection) Team)

She is also a brand ambassador for Impi Sportswear.

A great mentor to the younger runners in the squad, Sophie inspires with her humble persona and positive attitude at every session.

LACHLAN STANFIELD 

Lachlan began running at the age of 4 at little Athletics and has never stopped. Now 18 he is proving to be an outstanding Athlete over several distances, however he claims 5km races to be his favourite.

Lachlan was one of the original members of the Up And Running Squad and his attitude has earned him great respect from every runner in the group. He is a leader and great motivator at every training session, an athlete that all the younger runners aspire to.

Lachlan's long term collection of podium finishes and achievements is too expensive list. He has represented on track and in cross country to State and National level year after year. He has also proven to be a highly accomplished road racer with several podium finishes in Open divisions of major running events including the Sydney Harbour 5 and the Sydney Sun Run.

A member of the 2020 ANSW Cross Country Merit List, he continues to improv building a profile as one of NSW's top Junior runners. In less than 2 years he has taken his 5km Road PB from 18:59 down to 16:15, and has a 3000m Track PB of 8:52.83.

Outside of Athletics Lachlan has also represented NSW in his favourite team sports including AFL, Touch Football and Oz Tag. He is a member of the emerging umpires development squad in AFL.

We are expecting big things for Lachlan as he moves toward the longer distances of Open Age racing.

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MAX RUSSELL 

16 year old Max came to Up And Running as an all-round sportsman playing competitive AFL, rugby union and cricket. Qualification for the NSW All Schools  Cross-Country Championship in 2017 saw him develop a new interest and focus on Athletics.

Throughout the 2017/18 track season Max began to build a profile as one of NSW emerging talents with a Silver Medal at the NSW State Junior Track Championships in the 3000m and 5th place in a very competitive 1500m, smashing both PBs by some margin.

 

Throughout 2018 Max was an age group winner or on the podium in a number of fun runs, cross country and road races from 3-5km. He placed 4th at the NSW Cross Country Championships in Nowra qualifying for the NSW Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships.

2019 saw seen Max add the 2000m Steeplechase to his program and in just a few attempts at the event took the Silver Medal at the NSW Junior Track and Field Championships and placed 7th at the National Track and Field Championships. 

In 2020 he qualified for the NSW Cross Country Merit List (National Team selection), and placed 2nd in his age group in the NSW 3000m Championships.

Max kicked off 2021 with a Gold Medal in the 2000m Steeplechase, and Bronze in the 1500 and 3000m at the NSW Track and Field Championships, and a fourth place finish at the Australian Track and Field Championships at the 2000m Steeplechase.

At the 2021 NSW All Schools Championships Max took Gold in the 2000m Steeplechase and Silver in both the 1500 and 3000m events.

A member of the NSW Athletics Target Talent Program, Max enjoys the Up And Running training environment, leading the way in the older elite group of the squad. He says “Jordan and Woz are fully committed, supporting us in all our race events as well as our training – thanks guys!”

LAURA RODERICK

Not only is Laura one of our most respected athletes, she also works with Up And Running as an assistant coach and strength trainer to the younger girls in the squad.

Herself a fine young runner Laura has had several podium finishes in both Cross Country and Track racing to State Level.

In 2020 Laura took the Bronze Medal on debut at the NSW Cross Country Championships.

The 800 and 1500m specialist was the Silver Medal winner at the 2021 NSW All Schools Championships in these distances, and took the Bronze Medal in the 800m and placed 4th at the 2021 NSW Athletics Junior Track Championships.

Laura also achieved selection to the NSW Athletics Merit List in both Cross Country and Athletics.

In 2021 Laura qualified for the NSW Team in the 800 and 1500m events at the Australian Track and Field Championships.

Laura kicked off 2022 with an impressive debut in the Lisa Ondieki U20 3000m Championships in Melbourne finishing 4th and first NSW Athlete to cross the line.

This was followed by her World Junior qualifying run in the NSW 5000m Championships, surpassing the required mark of 16:40 by almost 24 seconds with a time of 16:16.01 taking the Gold Medal in the U20 Age Group. On top of this outstanding result she also achieved qualifying times for the World Junior Championships in the 1500 and 3000m. She went on to win the Women's U20 5000m event at the Australian Track and Field Championships securing her spot on the Australian Team for the Junior World Championships in Colombia.

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PIPER SIMPSON 

13 year old Piper is one of those special runners with natural talent and a big engine. In her first 6 months of serious running with the squad Piper to dominated races on track, road and cross country against much older competition earning herself a dual National Champion Crown over 800 and 1500 metres.

Her year by year record is highly impressive.

She took the GOLD Medal in the Under 12 division of the St George Cup Cross Country  to open the 2018 NSW Championship Series and the GOLD Medal at the NSW Road Championships in the Under 12 division placing 3rd overall.

At the 2018 NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships she took the Bronze Medal and qualified to represent NSW at the Australian Cross Country Championships where she finished 4th.

On the Track, Piper won the 2018 NSWPSSA Championships 800 metre event in a blistering time of 2:31. This  was followed by dual Gold Medals in the 800 (2:25.80) and 1500 (4:57.87) at the Australian PSSA Championships in Melbourne.

She has kicked of 2019 with Gold Medals in both the 800 and 1500m events at the NSW Little Athletics Championships, and went on to defend her National Titles in Darwin both in massive PB times.

In 2020 she placed 3rd in the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships earning herself a spot in the NSW Team for the National Championships. This was followed by a convincing Gold Medal in the NSW Long Course Cross Country Championships. At the NSW 3000m Track Championships Piper was the fastest 12 Year old with a blistering time of 10:16.

In 2021 at the NSW All Schools Championships she took the Gold medal in the 1500m event with a dominant win from the start and placed third in the 800m event. She took the GOLD Medal at the ANSW Short Course Cross Country Championships.

2022 has seen Piper move up to the 3000m event on track where she has dominated all opposition winning the State Junior title and then the U15 division at the Australian Track and Field Championships where she also achieved Silver in the 1500m.

She is seriously one to watch!!!

GRACE HENRY 

16 Year old Grace Henry is an outstanding athlete in every respect. 

A very talented swimmer and runner, Grace has successfully moved into the Sport of Triathlon becoming one of the best Junior Females on a National level.

In her early days at "Up And Running", Grace won the 2017 Sydney Eastern Region Cross Country Championships and went on to qualify for the NSW All Schools Championships at Eastern Creek. She also took out her Age Group with a victory in the NSW Athletics Road Championships at Homebush, and the GOLD Medal at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships.

 

In 2019 she placed 4th in the NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships qualifying for the NSW Team at the National Championships in Queensland where she finished in 10th place and 3rd NSW Athlete in the Junior Division.

2019 also saw Grace take the SILVER Medal at the NSWCCC Cross Country Championships qualifying for the NSW All Schools Championships.

Her triathlon credentials have continued to grow and in 2020 at the NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships  she burnt the field taking taking the Gold Medal by almost three minutes. Add to this a second place finish overall in the 2021 Husky Triathlon against a field of strong adult female athletes.

She is a member of the NSW Triathlon Emerging Talent Squad and is an Ambassador for Impi Sportswear.

Grace is certainly one to watch in the future. She loves the friendly support and encouragement of the Up And Running coaches and the fun she has with her friends in the squad.

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BRODY ELBOURNE

18 Year old Brody started running at Little A's at the age of 5.  Moving through the zone and regional carnivals at school he released he needed guidance and training to improve so in April of 2017 he decided to get serious about his middle distance running and Cross Country and joined the Up And Running Team.

He has continued to improve under the training guidance of Coach Jordan and achieved great success to State level across all middle distance events. 

 

In 2020, Brody became the Randwick Botany Little Athletics 800m and 1500m all time record holder. He also became the Randwick Botany Harriers U16 3000m Club Record Holder with an impressive time of 9:15.

He was selected for the 2020 NSW Cross Country Merit List (National Team selection), and was a member of the 2021 ANSW U18 800m and 1500m Gold Medal Relay Teams.

In 2022 Brody will represent Australia in the Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Brody says " Coach Jordan always makes the training varied and never boring.  We are always doing different things, there is always laughing but we know when we have to focus. Up And Running makes training fun. Since training with Up And Running I’ve made new friends and my race times have improved. My favourite session is the 80 metre up and down hills in Centennial Park."

NATASHA WARD

In just her first two years of racing, Natasha is already turning heads with her beautiful natural running form and turn of speed.

Proving to be a strong allrounder in middle distance events Natasha has had great success on the track over 800, 1500 and 3000m.

She took the Bronze Medal at the 2021 NSW Junior Championships easily achieving the National qualifying time.

Natasha also placed 5th at the 2020 NSW Cross Country Championships on debut earning herself selection for the NSW Cross Country Merit List.

Throughout 2021 Natasha has continued to build her profile on the track lining up in the Women's "A" Race at numerous track meets. She placed third at the NSW All Schools Championships in the 800m event.

In 2021 Natasha qualified for the NSW Team at the Australian Track and Field Championships in the 800m, and in 2022 added the 1500m to her National representation.

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HARRY SMITH

17 year old Harry is one to look out for.  Since joining Up And Running he has shed  several minutes off his 5000m track and road times  with a PB of 16:41.

An outstanding cyclist Harry also trains with the Moore Cycling Squad and is known for his ability to leave elite level adult riders behind on the steepest of hill climbs.

Add to this his ability in the pool and you have the makings of a great future triathlete and in his early introduction to the sport Harry has been selected to the NSW  Triathlon ROSTA Team.

He took out first place overall at the Husky Super Sprint Triathlon in 2020 on debut and just keeps getting stronger with every session.

Watch him, it's going to be good!!!

Ruby Fry 

A relative newcomer to the sport of Athletics Ruby has moved quickly through the ranks at Up And Running to quickly become one of our most successful young junior athletes.

With an all round sports background the dedicated surf sports athlete has had great success on the beach, the track and cross country courses to National Level.

In 2020 Ruby earned herself a spot on the NSW Cross Country Merit list with great results at both the NSW Short and Long Course Championships.

2021 has seen her represent NSW at the  Australian Track and Field Championships in the U14  3000m event. This was followed only days later with an outstanding 4th place in the 2km Beach Run at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in Queensland.

She was a member of the NSW Team for the 2022 Australian Track and Field Championships competing in the 3000m and 2000m Steeplechase events. She followed this again with a 5th place finish at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in the 2km Beach Run.

Watch out for Ruby, she's going places FAST!!!

 

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Anna Colquhoun

Somewhat shy and unassuming, 12 Year Old Anna knows how to get the job done and her reputation for great performances is widespread in both Cross Country and Track Championships.

In 2018 she sky rocketed to prominence by becoming the IPSHA and CIS Cross Country Champion and represented the CIS Team at the NSW All Schools Championships. Her success was repeated again in 2019 with a Silver Medal at the IPSHA Championships and a Bronze Medal at CIS.

On the track she has achieved countless medals  several distances from 200 to 1500 metres. She was a member of the 2022 NSW Team for the Australian Track and Field Championships in the 800m event.

Anna is also an accomplished Snow Sport Athlete. She has competed at National Level in Snowboard, Alpine  and Cross Country Skiing. She placed 10th in her Age Group in Cross Country Skiing at the Australian Championships and was a GOLD Medalist in the Team Relay. Anna also placed third in NSW in Biathlon a combination of Cross Country Skiing and Laser Shooting.

On top of all of these great sporting achievements Anna finds the time to develop an impressive profile in the Performing Arts in the areas of Dance, Drama, and Speech. She is one very talented young lady.

PIPER SWEENY

12 year old Piper is a little girl with a heart as big as a tiger.  A strong competitor she has incredible determination both in training and racing.

Already a highly accomplished State Level swimmer Piper came to running to increase her fitness in the pool, but with the onset of Covid-19 and pools being closed, her focused soon switched to the track. 

 

During this time Piper moved up from the "Development Squad" and into the "Elite Group" where she quickly improved alongside the older athletes.

 

In her debut Cross Country race at the NSW Short Course Championships Piper ran an incredible race to finish 3rd in a very talented field of runners earning herself a place in the NSW Cross Country Team for the National Championships.

On the track she has achieved excellent results in middle distance events achieving a National qualifying time in both the 1500 and 3000m events. 

 

She is certainly one to watch in the future.

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Evan Rowbotham 

11 year old Evan has had an amazing rise to prominence in middle distance events on track, cross country and on the sand.

With an impressive 3000m time of 9:57 and an 800m time of 2:09, Evan has proven to have all distances covered with his notable kick down the home straight.

His big Cross Country breakthrough came at the 2021 CIS Championships where he took the Gold Medal ahead of some impressive competition.

In 2022 Evan took the GOLD Medal in the 2000m Beach Run at the NSW Surf Lifesaving Championships for the Bronte Surf Club.

This was followed by an outstanding season for the Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club where he earned Gold and Silver Medals in the 400, 800 and 1500m events at both the Regional and State Level.

He qualified for the 400 and 800m at the Australian Junior Track and Field Championships representing the NSW Track Team.

Siena Novak 

11 Year old Siena can do just about anything both on and off the track. 

From sprints to distance, Siena races from 100 to 3000m with equal success at every discipline.

She has also competed to State level in jumps, hurdles, throws and multi-sport events.

2022 has seen her earn medals ar both little athletics and senior club level including Silver in the 800 and Bronze in the 400 at the NSW Little Athletics Championships.

Siena has also achieved great success in Cross Country and was a member of the NSW Team with selection to the 2020 NSW Merit List.

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Thomas Althudag

10 year old Thomas is a born leader. One of the most recognised Athletes of the entire Up And Running squad, Thomas is admired for his passion and love of running.

He has become the inspiration of our young Development Squad members acting as a mentor with the ability to coach them through their warm up drills and strides.

Thomas has had great success in Cross Country both for his Cranbrook School Team and for the Randwick Botany Athletic Club.

He took the Gold Medal at the 2021 IPSHA Cross Country Championships and went on to win Silver at the CIS Championships.

His love of running has also taken him to the podium of  fun runs across the country and is always chasing a race opportunity wherever he travels.

Thomas is also an outstanding representative Soccer player and leader of Sydney's Elite Soccer Academy.

Matlida Emanuel

14 year old Matilda has quickly moved up the junior Athletics ranks since  making running her focus sport.

The former elite Ballerina, Matilda has been able to utilise her core strength and agility to develop a free flowing and efficient running form.

In her first year of serious running, Matilda has rapidly risen to elite junior female status competing for NSW at the Australian All Schools Championships.

She represented IPSHA at the CIS Cross Country Championships where she placed 2nd just behind her training partner Piper Simpson.

 

She was a member of the ANSW Gold medal winning Cross Country Relay Team with her Up And Running team mates representing the Randwick Botany Harriers Club.

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Huon Groves

At only 14, this guy can do it all! 

From National Cross Country representative to National Surf Medallist, and Triathlete, Huon has achieved outstanding results across multiple sports

In 2022 Huon has shown massive improvements in his races across all disciplines. 

He has moved to the top of GPS Cross Country Rankings and has earned himself a spot on the NSW All Schools Team for the National Cross Country Championships.

A highlight of his 2022 season was an incredible 16:11 at the Gold Coast Airport 5km Road Race finishing 18th overall in a field of quality runners from around the country.

He's certainly one to look out for in the future.

Luc Jeffries 

Now at university, 19 Year old Luc has had an outstanding school boy career in Track and Cross Country competition.

The former Cross Country Captain of Sydney Grammar School, Luc is now a head coach of the school Athletic Team passing on his knowledge of racing in the GPS system.

The versatile Athlete has an outstanding track record in 400 to 5000m events.

In 2021 Luc capped his school cross career with a Silver Medal at the NSW CIS Championships in the Open 8km event.

Highly respected within the squad, Luc is an outstanding mentor and support for all younger athletes. 

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Eva Gawel 

Eva is the true example of our squad moto "we make running fun" as that is exactly what she does. She makes elite level running look easy with her relaxed style and ability to smile no matter how hard the race may be.

The PLC Student has had great success in both Cross Country and Track racing and was the 2021 NSW CIS Cross Country Champion.

The 2021/2022 Summer Track Season saw Eva achieve Gold, Bronze and Silver Medals in the 800, 1500 and 3000m at Regional and State level. 

She was selected to represent NSW at both the National Little Athletics and Open Junior Championships.

In April of 2022 she took the Silver Medal in the 1500m at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Melbourne.

Sophia Rout 

At just 12 Years of age Sophia has done more than most adults could dream.

The National Level swimmer is the second youngest person to climb to Everest Base Camp.

Sophia came to Up And Running to work on her strength and fitness for her Historic Climb. It was from here she discovered a love of running and has quickly become one of the newest prospects at Athletics and Cross Country Championships.

In 2019 she easily won the Catholic Schools District Championships and then took her status to a new level with a GOLD Medal at the McKillop Championships ahead of her Up And Running team mate Sienna Novak.

She kicked off 2020 with a great run at the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships in Dapto finishing in 6th Place in a huge personal best time. Sophia was selected for the NSW Cross Country Merit List for 2020.

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GEORGE VERCO

Another great all round sportsman 16 year old George can do it all. He plays representative Cricket, AFL and is a highly competitive surf athlete for the North Bondi Surf Club.

Taking up running to support his other sports George discovered his ability as a Cross Country athlete. In 2016 he placed 4th at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships and went on to represent NSW at the National Championships in Canberra.

In 2017 he continued to improve under the Up And Running program finishing 2nd at the CIS Cross Country Championships and  3rd at the NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships in Nowra.  He placed 6th at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships and represented NSW at the National Championships in Tasmania.

On the sand George has also shown some impressive talent running for North Bondi Surf Club in the 2km Beach Run Event finishing 4th at the Sydney Branch Championships and 6th at the State Championships.

In 2018 George  continued his success with a podium finish at the CIS Cross Country Championships and 8th place at the NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships and 4th place at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships qualifying for the NSW Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships.

Further success in 2020 saw George qualify for the NSW Cross Country Merit List (National Team selection).

Most recently George has turned his skills to Triathlon and is fast moving his way through the junior ranks. He is a tough young athlete who really knows how to compete and test himself on the hardest courses.

JACK JOHNSON 

Now 15, Jack has had great success in several sports for a number of years.

A keen Rugby Player and Swimmer, 2019 was the breakthrough year for Jack as a Track Athlete.

He represented NSW at the Australian Junior Track and Field Championships in the 800 and 1500m events in Melbourne.

In Cross Country he placed 4th at the CIS Championships qualifying for the NSW All Schools Champioships.

At the NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships in Nowra Jack had an outstanding run at the front of the field and scored himself the Bronze Medal with a stunning sprint finish.

With natural talent over several distances we know we'll be seeing plenty more from Jack in the future.

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AWD CHAMPIONS

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James Tirado - T25 AWD Champion

James Tirado is a name to watch for the future.

The all round AWD Endurance Athlete has countless outstanding performances, podium finishes, medals and records in Cross Country, Track and Field and Road Racing.

He represented NSW in the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships in Queensland. He won Gold at the Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships in the 800m event.

James has kicked off 2019 with even bigger success with PBs at all of his chosen distances. At the 2019 NSW Junior Track and Field Championships he took Gold in the 800 and 1500m events and Silver in the 400m. This was followed by a Silver Medal in the 1500m and Bronze in the 400 and 800m at the Australian Junior Track and Field Championships.

In his first representation on Australia at the Oceania Games James won the Bronze Medal in the U18s 400 metre event.

In recent times James has tried his hand at sprinting under the guidance of Roger Fabri and has again seen him represent his country over the shorter distances.

He is a very inspirational young Athlete.

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Aaran Keith - "The Race Runner"

12 Year Old Aaran Keith is an inspiration to whoever he meets.

The young para athlete in the Sport of Race Running is already a World Champion braking 3 world track records for his age group and classification.

Aaran loves mixing it with the Up And Running Team and is a standout performer at our ES Marks Track Sessions.

in 2019 Aaran represented Australia in Copenhagen in the World Race Running Championships taking Gold Medals in the 200 and 400 metre events.

He is a familiar face at local Fun Runs and is fast building a profile as a motivational speaker.

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ALLEGRA MCGIVERN

Allegra started her running and triathlon journey as an 11 year old with the Up And Running Team, and has gone on to represent to National Level in both sports.

Developing her bike skills under the training of Coach Warren she became member of the NSW Triathlon Emerging Talent Squad qualifying for the NSW All Schools Team for Nationals., and finishing first female across the line in the NSW Club Championships.

On the track she has had great success at the 3000m distance under the guidance of Coach Jordan and is an accomplished 2000m Steeplechaser breaking the Randwick Botany Harriers all time female record for that event. 

 

In 2021 she placed 5th at The Australian Track and Field Championships in the 2000m Steeplechase and was first NSW Athlete across the line.

At the 2021 NSW All Schools Championships Allegra took the Gold Medal in both the Steeplechase and the 5000m events dominating the field and breaking the NSW record in the 5000m by 13 seconds.

She has also represented NSW at the Australian Cross Country Championships and earned a place on the  NSW Cross Country Merit LIst.

Allegra has kicked off 2022 with State GOLD Medals in the U20 Women's 5000m, and the U18s 3000m and 3000m Steeplechase at the NSW Championships and went on to take the Silver Medal in the 2000m Steeplechase at the Australian Championships.

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KIRSTY BEATTIE 

Joining Up And Running in 2016 as a virtual beginner Kirsty soon began to show outstanding potential as as an all round athlete.

 

In 2017 she finished a very respectable 8th place at the NSW All Schools Track Championships in the 3000m in 10:55 and in 2018 placed 4th in the NSW Athletics Junior Championships in the 3000m qualifying for the NSW Team for the Australian Championship Event.

She achieved an outstanding 10th at the 2018 NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships and won the  GOLD Medal at the NSW SLS Championships in the 2km Beach Run. This was followed with a Bronze Medal at the Australian Aquathon Championships and a GOLD Medal at the Australian Open  Triathlon Championships.

She qualified for both the NSW Athletics and the NSW All Schools Teams at the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships finishing 13th.

On  the Track Kirsty took the GOLD Medal in the 2000m Steeple Chase and the 3000m at the NSW All Schools Championships, and in 2019 took GOLD at the NSW Athletics Junior Championships in the 2000m Steeple Chase.

 

She kicked off 2019 finishing 6th at the NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships qualifying for Nationals where she placed 11th and was the 3rd NSW Athlete in the Senior Division. This was followed by a podium finish at the IGSSA Cross Country Championships and qualifying for the NSW All Schools Championships.

ELEANOR MILLER 

One of the original members of Up And Running, Eleanor plays Touch Football, Representative Soccer, and Netball.

In 2017 she took out the IGGSA 4km Cross Country Championships winning by more than 200 metres in a time of 14:21,and followed this with  third place in the CIS Cross Country Championships.

In June 2017 she achieved her goal to represent NSW at the National Cross Country Championships by finishing 8th at the State Titles in Nowra.  At the NSW All Schools Track Championships she ran a huge PB to take the Bronze Medal in 4:47 for the 1500m event. 

She kicked off 2018 with several PBs and outstanding track performances. She took the Bronze Medal at the NSW All Schools Track Championships in the 1500m event. At the Metropolitan East Little Athletics Championships she won the 800m and 1500m events and went on to take the Gold and Silver Medal in those events at the Regional Championships. At the NSW Junior Track Championships she was 5th place in the 1500m race.

Her Cross Country success continued throughout 2018 with a Silver Medal at the IGSSA Championships, a Bronze Medal at the NSW Cross Country Championships and selection to the NSW All Schools Team for the Australian Cross Country Championships. She kicked off the 2019 Season with a Silver Medal in the 7km Open Novice Event at the St George Cup and a Silver Medal at the CIS Championships.

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Billy and Kade Zavetsanos

The Zavetsanos Brothers are two of the founding members of the Up And Running Squad.

First joining the program as keen Cross Country Runners in 2016 and competing to State Level they both developed an interest in the sport of Triathlon and began training with Coach Warren to develop their cycling skills.

They are both now formidable figures on the podium of many major Triathlon Events and are forging outstanding future careers in the Sport.

Billy is the NSW All Schools Triathlon Gold Medalist for 2019.

ALEX FIELD

Alex started her running and triathlon career in 2016 at Up And Running and earned spots on the podium at State and National Level in Track, Cross Country and Triathlon under the guidance of Coaches Jordan and Warren.

In 2018 she was  Up And Running "Female Runner of the Year", when she took 2nd place at the CIS and NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships earning her a spot in the NSW Team for the Australian Cross Country Championships where she placed 7th. She was also the 2017 Gold Medalist in the 2km Beach Run at the State and National Nippers Championships.

 

At the 2018 NSW All Schools Championships she came from behind with an impressive run leg to finish 2nd in the Junior division qualifying for the NSW Triathlon Team for the National Championships where she placed 7th overall and 2nd NSW. 

 

This was followed in 2019 with the GOLD Medal at the NSW All Schools Championships as well as winning the National Junior Triathlon Championships in Canberra. 

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OLIVER FREEMAN 

Oliver made outstanding progress through the Cross Country and Athletics ranks through his training with Up And Running.

After success at the  2017 CIS Cross Country Championships he qualified for the Australian Cross Country Championships in Tasmania representing NSW finishing in 15th place. 

This has continued into 2018 where he dominated GPS Schools Championships going on to take out 2nd place at the CIS Cross Country Championships.

At the NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships in Nowra he placed 6th earning a place in the NSW Team for the Australian Championships. This was followed by a Bronze Medal at the NSW All Schools Championships at Eastern Creek and selection to the NSW All Schools Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships.

He ran an amazing 50 minutes and 12 seconds in the 2018 City 2 Surf starting from the back of the pack and placed 3rd overall in the 10km Fathers Day Warrior Run in a time of 35:23.

In 2019 he won the Bronze Medal at the CIS Cross Country Championships qualifying for the NSW All Schools Carnival, and another Bronze Medal at the NSW Athletics Cross Country Championships.

On his first ever NSW All Schools Track Championships he won the Bronze Medal in both the 2000m Steeple Chase and the 3000m event.

In 2020 he placed 5th in the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships earning himself a place in the NSW Team for the National Championships.

PARIS TIER 

An allrounder on the sporting field Paris enjoyed a successful Athletic, Triathlon and Cross Country career with Up And Running and transferred he running fitness and ability to other sports such as Netball, Surf Lifesaving, Touch Football and new new focus AFL.

In 2017 she has represented NSW in 3000 metre track championships at the Australian Schools Athletics Championships. She was a finalist at the Combined Catholic Colleges Championships in the 800m and 1500m events and took Gold in the 3000m Race Walk.

 

She also took two silver medals at the 2017 NSW All Schools Track Championships in the 3000m Race Walk and in the 2000m Steeple Chase and represented NSW at the National Schools Track Championships.

In Cross Country she has had outstanding success at State level for a number of years and in 2017 and 2018 qualified for the NSW Athletics Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships.

Also enjoying the sport of Triathlon Paris has had several podium finishes at Regional Events. She was 3rd female outright at the Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon in Canberra easily winning her Age Group. She was 1st Female outright in the Noosa Triathlon Run/Swim/Run and finished 15th at the NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships and placed 7th at The Australian Open Championships.

She also represented NSW in the 2018 Australia Junior Athletics Championships in the 3000m, 3000m Race Walk and the 2000m Steeple Chase. At the 2019 NSW Junior Track and Field Championships Paris took Silver in the 2000m Steeple Chase.

Also an outstanding Surf Athlete both in the water and on the sand. She trained on the sand with her good friend Sophie Ferenczi under the guidance of Coach Jordan and in 2019 achieved a podium finish with a Bronze Medal in the 2 kilometre Beach Run at the NSW State Surf Titles.

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