The first term of Hooked on Health’s kids’ running training group, HOH Athletics, has been a great success. With 16 regulars training at Melwood Oval on Tuesday afternoons, there was always plenty of action. Ranging in age from 7 to 12, the kids all benefitted from the great coaching and motivation provided by Kids Athletics Coach Richard Sarkies.
The focus for term I was cross country training, as most schools held their cross countries at the end of last term, or will hold them early this term. The representative season starts with the local primary school sports association zone carnival on 11th May at Lionel Watts Reserve.
All HOH Athletics kids achieved outstanding results in the cross countries. The results were:
Will Barry: 4th, U/8, St Josephs, Nbeen
Jacob Wander, 12th, U/8, Wakehurst Public
Lizzy McMillen, 1st, U/8,Forestville Public
Eva Strachan, 21st, U/11,Forestville Public
Emma O’Reilly, 1st, U/10, Belrose Public
Genevieve O’Brien, 4th, U/9 OLGC
Harrison O’Brien, 5th, U/8, OLGC
Olivia Thomson, 4th, U/8, OLGC
Flynn Stapleton, 4th, U/10, Belrose Public
Jordan Casey, 4th, U/8, Wakehurst Public
Cameron Lesurf, 8th, U/8 and U9, Mimosa Public (3rd U8 home)
Abbey McMillen, 1st, U/11,Forestville Public
Will Keir, 1st, U/13, Killarney High
Wilson Sarkies, 3rd, U/8 and U9, Mimosa Public (1st U8 home)
Tom Irwin, 2nd, U/10, Mimosa Public
In term two we will initially be focusing on the cross country and longer distances, adding in the shorter distances as the term progresses towards the school Athletics Carnivals.
Friday Arvo Races As an extension to our Tuesday Athletics Training, and seeing how much kids love running races, we have ‘FRIDAY ARVO RACES’ at Lionel Watts Reserve Frencsh Forest, on, well, Friday of course! It’s open to ALL AGES and LEVELS, and the idea is for the kids to have a few races over various distances and try to improve their OWN times. Of course they’ll all be trying to beat each other as well. It will be a great way of getting ready for their Athletics Carnival.
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