Summer returns after a brief hiatus!
YRA Littles were presented with their certificates and medals from our combined event on Dec 12.
We were treated with the Zatopek:10 held at Box Hill, well and truly making up for the absence of live athletics from last year. Featuring another (and official) World Record run from Jaryd Clifford, the evening did not disappoint!
Words below from Athletics Australia
The Australian Summer of Athletics is now underway, with the first event of the season, the ever-prestigious Zatopek:10 taking place in Box Hill overnight.
Rose Davies (Scott Westcott) etched her name into the history books as the 2020 Australian Women’s 10,000m national champion, with a remarkable 31:39.97 – which included a 65-second last lap.
And seven years after winning his first Zatopek:10 Rio Olympian Brett Robinson (Nic Bideau) was crowned the Australian Men’s 10,000m national champion for 2020 after taking out the title in a time of 28:00.25.
DAVIES AND ROBINSON TAKE OUT PRESTIGIOUS ZATOPEK:10 TITLES
And, in typical fashion, Jaryd Clifford had an inspiring message for athletics fans post race.
“Paralympic athletes should be rock stars like our Olympic counterparts, I’ve always looked up to people like Ryan Gregson and I’ve always looked up to people like Michael Roeger,” he said.
“I think that’s how everyone in athletics should do it – have heroes that are Olympians and have heroes that are Paralympians.”
“We are one team.”
CLIFFORD BREAKS WORLD RECORD
Bendigo Country Championships
Congratulations to everybody who competed at the Bendigo Country Championships last weekend.
Upcoming Little Aths Program
8am start for older age group Javelin (Sat Dec 30).