The Albie Thomas meet is an event dedicated to one of Australia's greatest distance runners. Albie Thomas broke world records, competed at three Olympic Games (Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964), was a dual Commonwealth Games (Cardiff 1958 and Perth 1962) medallist and later, coached and worked tirelessly for the St George Athletics Club. In 1960, Albie ran 3:58.8 to record the first sub-four minute mile on grass in NSW. Albie later lowered this record to 3:58.3.
This competition is permitted by Athletics Australia (AA). An AA permit allows athletes to qualify for international events and break state and/ or national records.
Athletes must be registered with an Athletics NSW affiliated club for the 2015/16 season. If you are not currently registered with a club you can register online here.
Registered Athletics NSW club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2015-16 registration numbers attached on the front and back.
6.30pm Thursday 17 December 2015
The Crest, Bankstown
Click here to enter online. Online entry closes midnight Wednesday 16th December 2015. If you are interested in entering the pro race click here.
Little Athletics Events: Free
Albie Thomas Mile: $15 online, $20 on the day
All other events: $10 online, $15 on the day
Athlete Check In:
All athletes in TRACK events must report to athlete check in to advise of their intention to compete at least sixty (60) minutes before the scheduled starting time of the event.
6:30- Little A’s 70m Girls
6:32- Little A’s 70m Boys
6:38- Little A’s 100m Girls
6:40- Little A’s 100m Boys
6:55- 3000 Community Mixed Race (open to members and non-members of Athletics NSW)
7:10- 300m Pro Race Heats
7:30- 300m Women
7:33- 300m Men
7:40-300m Pro Race Final
8:05-Albie Thomas Mile Women
8:15-1600m Pro Race
8:25-Albie Thomas Mile Men
Click here to view the final timetable.
Click here to view the entry lists.
Prize Money for the Albie Thomas Mile: 1st $500, 2nd $220, 3rd $125, 4th $75, 5th $50
Bonus: $500 for breaking Albie Thomas’ Mile Record 3:58.3 or the NSW Women’s Open Mile Record 4:29.28
For more information contact Youcef Abdi
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