QLD XC Championships Recap – Athletics North Queensland


27 Tempo youngsters from Townsville and Cairns traveled to Toogoolawah for the 2021 QLD State XC Champs

Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding the occasion the Tempo youngsters ran very sturdy gaining 3 particular person medals plus 4 workforce medals. It additionally seems to be like we may have fairly just a few named onto the State Crew

🥇1st U18 Ollie B
🥉third U20 Tayla
🥉third U12 Louise
🥉third U13 Grace Campbell

🥇U15 Boys: Tempo 1st
Kaiyan, Jonah and Ollie VR

🥈U16 Boys: Tempo 2nd
Angus, Lucas and Alistair.

🥈U17 Women: Tempo 2nd
Mia, Gracie and Leah.

🥈U20 Males: Tempo 2nd
Joel, Rohan and Steven

North Queensland Athlete Outcomes

Toby Rule, Mackay Athletics U15 Boys seventeenth
Oliver Rule, Mackay Athletics, IU17 Boys, twenty third
Justin Rule, Mackay Athletics, Masters 40-49, fifth
Grace Campbell, Cairns Athletics, U13 Women, third
Vertey Pickford, Tempo, U13 Women, ninth
Carmen Matthews, Tempo, U13 Women, fifteenth
Bridie Maher, Tempo, U15 Women, twenty sixth
Ginger Cox, Tempo, U16 Women, eleventh
Sofia Cullen, Tempo, U16 Women, thirteenth
Mia Russo, Tempo, U17 Women, eighth
Grace Van Rees, U17 Women, thirteenth
Leah Goode, Tempo, U17 Women, sixteenth
Taylor Gunton, Tempo, U20 Girls, third
Mason van Rees, Tempo, U10 Boys, seventh
Archie Reid, Tempo, U13 Boys, fifth
Kaiyan Blue, Tempo, U15 Boys, 4th
Jonah Matthews, Tempo, U15 Boys, 14th
Ollie Van Rees, Tempo, U15 Boys, 18th
Angus Richardson, Tempo, U16 Boys, eleventh
Lucas Lane, Tempo, U16 Boys, thirteenth
Alistair Hickey, Tempo, U16 Boys, twenty third
Morley Wagner, Tempo, U17 Boys, seventh
Nick Berther, Tempo, U17 Boys, twenty second
Ollie Boltz, Tempo, U18 Boys, 1st
Murray Colbridge, Tempo, U18 Boys, 4th
Joel Stevens, Tempo, U20 Males, 4th
Rohan Hickey, Tempo, U20, eleventh
Steven Li, Tempo, U20, twenty first

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Full QA Outcomes

Gracie Van Ress: U17G thirteenth and 2nd Crew

The current All Faculties Cross Nation Championships in Towoolagah was a superb expertise. The chance to race has been very laborious to search out lately with COVID-19 threatening to close down many of the occasions. Many households got here to the occasion and with reminders from the organisers the Covid security guidelines had been adopted all through the day. In the course of the day most individuals discovered in regards to the approaching 4pm lockdown, with many questioning if they might even get an opportunity to race. Queensland Athletics reacted rapidly and by transferring the time schedule forward, all the races had been accomplished and everybody had left the park earlier than 3.30. There are such a lot of athletes which can be grateful for all of the work that the organisers put into ensuring the day ran with none issues. Once we arrived again in Cairns we needed to go straight into lockdown, though it’s by no means enjoyable to need to quarantine, we perceive that it’s to make sure the protection of our group.

Louise Lane – U12G third

Lockdown has been actually laborious as I’ve missed all my district trials and heaps of stuff at college however I wouldn’t change a factor! Racing in Toogoolawah was one among my favorite sporting experiences and it was undoubtedly price it! I ended up coming third which is nice for my confidence and I had such a good time. I made new buddies with ladies I raced and we stayed a very nice air bnb that had horses and a fireplace. Most vital I purchased new impi operating garments that had been very nice. The perfect a part of lockdown me and my Tempo buddies are FaceTiming twice a day. We chat and play video games as a gaggle which has helped us all by way of this week. We’re all in the identical boat and lacking coaching collectively so this has been enjoyable.

Ollie Boltz U18B 1st

Regardless of wanting ahead to a break (and didn’t lock down work out effectively for that) I felt I ran an honest race. I’ve by no means received a medal on the Membership State XC Champs so to take out the win is fairly particular to me.The course was powerful and though the speak about Covid was a little bit off placing, I reminded myself that it was out of my management and all I needed to do was give attention to the race.It was nice seeing all of the Tempo youngsters on the course, all of them ran very well particularly contemplating most had raced College State XC Championships 2 weeks prior. 

Angus Richardson U16 tenth 2nd workforce

On the drive to Toogoolawah little did we all know of what was unfolding in SE QLD. My ideas had been on what the course can be like, and on my competitors, because it was solely my second Membership champs. A brand new course and new place.  It was a bit chilly once we arrived and I settled in to assist our fellow Tempo runners, as effectively as sus out the course.  It wasn’t lengthy till we heard the bulletins {that a} lockdown was looming.  The organisers rapidly tailored the schedule so we may all run. Races had been purchased ahead to get everybody residence earlier than the lockdown. Some runners discovered this disheartening, I used to be extra upset I wouldn’t get to go online. 

It was lastly my race, and lining up I felt the warmth and dry wind that had picked up. A tricky course and a protracted endless hill I had underestimated.  I used to be in an OK place after the primary lap however knew I needed to dig deep to rise up the hill once more and achieve just a few extra locations. Though covid struck once more, I am very grateful we had been in a position to run and thank the organisers and my membership for the expertise and alternative. 

Jill Boltz (Coach)

I’m actually happy with how the youngsters carried out not solely on the course however off it and from their tales it’s apparent that their operating is a lot greater than operating. The friendships and reminiscences they’re creating is what is going to hold them coming to coaching. I really feel QLD Athletics did a wonderful job dealing with the Covid hurdle they had been up towards.







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