A speedy Ipswich Year 12 student has been honoured with prestigious recognition. Get to know the track runner who demonstrates the Olympic Spirit in more ways than one.
Future Olympians will take to Adelaide next month for the Australian All Schools Track and Field championships and we have unveiled the Queensland stars to watch. SEE THE LIST
A young gun with super springs in her blood is on her way to the World Junior Championships with the U20 Australian Athletics Team. See what’s motivating her to reach new heights.
Bumper A to Z guide featuring 150 of Queensland’s best athletes heading into the 2022 national track & field championships starting on Saturday.
Apart from 21 gold medals, the Ipswich and District Athletic Club contingent returned from North Queensland with 16 silver and seven bronze medals. Check out the remarkable feats.
Having a record number of athletes is perfect timing with 16 promising competitors heading to Townsville for this weekend’s North Queensland Championships. See the leading contenders.
Long-time Ipswich athletics coach, administrator and latest QAL Life Member Vic Pascoe captured in a photo that says it all
Ipswich has some tremendously devoted people worthy of a pat on the back for the work they do backing their sports while facing multiple challenges. Here’s some of our best.
Some exciting Ipswich teenagers are working hard and dreaming of competing at an Olympic Games in their home country. They now have extra motivation to succeed.
His sensational time of 14 minutes and two seconds bettered the previous standard set by current Olympic marathon runner Liam Adams.
Regional athletes and club members recognised at annual awards. Check out the incredible list of achievers and why city needs a tartan track.
Ipswich’s amazing endurance athlete ‘gutted’ to have missed out last year. Dawson keeps working hard in hope of representing Australia.
National under-20 champion reflects on latest achievement, a new racing singlet and bid to make world cross country team.
Unstoppable Ipswich athlete focused on more national glory after winning two Australian under-20 titles. Thomas leads club’s medal success at latest championships.
Australia’s best teenage heptathlete encourages younger athletes after surge of sensational success.
Coaches, parents praised for helping competitors achieve 47 personal bests at Queensland championships. Check out the remarkable tally.
He has run almost 13,000km in two years as he builds a base to one day challenge the best in the world. He is teenage Ipswich runner Jude Thomas whose appetite for running knows no bounds.
Ipswich teenager’s ‘strength’ helps her keep smashing personal bests in Little Athletics and senior competition.
New secretary also making a difference helping out inclusive club. Check out photos of kids having fun at centre championships
Ipswich runner adds remarkable 3km achievement to his 1500m feat. Now he’s after an 800m milestone.
Ipswich runner waiting for state under-20 record to be verified after amazing QE2 track performance.
Mum’s valuable support and encouragement helps exciting athlete forge her own path in three sports. See her latest Qld reward.
Ipswich athlete’s stunning state title success with an additional reward.
Can you guess the illustrious 11 touted as future Olympians? Check out the youthful talents earmarked for success.
Impressive team performance showcases strength of regional athletes, especially working together
Promising regional athletes unite to display talents at state relay championships. See why they are going so well.
Region’s elite performer on path to Kenya making most of hot weather. See how exceptional athlete preparing.
COVID shutdown helps athletes refocus and achieve incredible number of personal best efforts. Read about the success
Having taken on the notoriously tough Limestone Park circuit, the Ipswich club runner was still ‘paying for it’.
Focused training program helps teenager chase his international dream.
Everything moved to online learning, creating another change in direction.
The hope is a detailed set of standards released by Athletics Australia will help fast-track decisions.
Top coach, former heptathlete shares inspiring thoughts.
Judy sets a positive example, often competing with her daughters in park runs.
The highly motivated competitor doesn’t mind the current online teaching program.
The Australian athletic allrounder has added motivation to continue her blossoming progress.
An Ipswich father goes from parent at home to coach on the track ― and couldn’t be prouder of his talented daughters.
Dedicated club coaches eager to find ways to assist kids unable to train in groups.
All-rounder Charlize Goody rises on recipe of dedication.
While disappointed, Vic Pascoe knows it had to be done.
The Ipswich club’s “Iron Girl” will lead an outstanding group to the national titles.
Multi-talented duo Charlize Goody and Erin Wright led the way as Ipswich club competitors achieved 36 personal bests.
THE Ipswich and District Athletic Club will be represented by what could be a record turnout this weekend.
High-achieving Ipswich athlete Jude Thomas displayed his trademark speed and endurance in difficult conditions during his latest success.
Madison shakes off setback and sets sights on green and gold appearance.
Supportive culture inspires extraordinary feats.
Everyone at the Ipswich and District Athletic Club can be inspired heading into 2020.
Nitro challenge: blue and white flash’s last act of service.
Two of the region’s most accomplished runners displayed plenty of spirit at the latest Queensland Championships.
CLAY Dawson’s incredible 100km Australian title triumph capped a wonderful weekend for Ipswich athletes.
AN ever-improving group of Ipswich club athletes set 16 personal bests and shared in 14 medals at the recent Secondary School State Championships.
AFTER spending six hours in hospital and enduring a nasty cut on her knee, Madison Wells could easily have given up her state titles quest.
ONE of the regular questions asked around the sports fields of Ipswich is “how is the city’s junior talent tracking?”
HE keeps running and running and running. Winning and winning and winning.
That commitment to major competitions continues with the Ipswich club sending a contingent of experienced and rising sprinters to Saturday’s Somerset Gift.
Ipswich Little Athletics Centre manager Melissa Smith didn’t expect any adverse implications to come from the OneAthletics Proposal.
Four Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitors combined to share in a fine medal haul at the latest North Queensland Championships.
Marvellous handicapping and tight finishes ensured Ipswich’s annual Winter Carnival was another huge success.
A gun field of sprinters, including national champions and top Stawell Gift performers, will battle for honours at Sunday’s 38th Ipswich Winter Carnival.
Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitors used their home course knowledge to advantage, teaming up for some outstanding Park2Park results.
Fresh off an Australian Athletics Championships gold medal, an Ipswich resident has made his international debut and added another gold to his collection.
FRESH from two outstanding performances at the Oceania championships, Jude Thomas celebrated with another 22km run.
RAPIDLY improving Ipswich athlete Jude Thomas is favourite to take out the under-18 3000 metres at the Oceania Area Championships
Promising Ipswich athlete earns Australian selection for Oceania Area Championships.
Winning two gold, two silver and three bronze medals was just part of the Ipswich and District Athletic Club’s latest national success.
Ipswich club competitors had to deal with injury and illness as well as tough opposition at the latest national championships.
Ipswich’s powerhouse team of track and field competitors joined forces to win 29 medals at last weekend’s Queensland championships.
The Ipswich club will be able to replace old equipment with the money they received.
That’s because Wheeler has savoured the four decades he has been with the city’s highly successful athletics club.
Ipswich would benefit in the same way Western Sydney did through the 2000 Olympic Games.
Three of those Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitors set personal bests at the recent Queensland 3000m championships at QSAC in Brisbane.
He’s preparing for a shot at Australian team selection for next year’s world cross country championships in Europe.
He rates year Ipswich year 11 student Jude Thomas another exciting athlete to watch.
ASKED why Ipswich’s Little Athletics Centre is one of the best in Queensland, official Melissa Smith is happy to share a story of success.
AS kids continue to enjoy its program, centre officials are keen to make everyone welcome.
TWO promising competitors from the Ipswich Little Athletics Centre have received a major boost in their sporting endeavours.
Ipswich runner Jude Thomas is celebrating a hat-trick of achievements at the Australian Cross Country Championships over the weekend.
After winning another state cross country title, Tamara Carvolth just wanted to go for a run.
Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitor Montanna McAvoy has broken the 10 minute barrier to comfortably qualify for a final at the World Under 20 titles.
FINLAND-bound Montanna McAvoy hasn’t let the cooler conditions hamper her training for next month’s World under-20 championships.
Ipswich track and field official Des Johnston retires from international duty having witnessed high drama, experienced Aussie fervour and achieved many goals.
Ipswich Grammar School student Elliott Housden has overcome a nasty setback to display his determination and underline his athletic ability.
AUSTRALIAN Junior Games qualifier Alex Davies was as shocked as anyone after missing his first state gold medal by just 0.02 a second.
HIGH achiever Kyra Domrow is the first to admit having to wear a blindfold provides an extra challenge.
INSPIRATIONAL Kyra Domrow was among the Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitors who benefited from a recent hit-out before the Queensland Junior titles.
Two Ipswich athletes have produced remarkable individual efforts to take silver in their respective heptathlon events.
Pascoe is proud of all his athletes, supporting them through the highs and lows of their challenging but rewarding sport.
At 64 and still fighting fit, Reeves said the NANCI story had its genesis with up and coming athlete Peter Bracken.
FIFTEEN years after retiring as a teacher, Arthur Rowe is still giving valuable lessons in pursuing sporting dreams.
Toea Wisil headlines what Vic Pascoe believes is the strongest ever field for the 120m Ladies Gift on Sunday.
Eligible organisations can apply for up to $500,000.
Montanna McAvoy, 16, finished fifth representing Australia in the 3km event in Nassau, the capital city of the Atlantic Ocean archipelago.
ATHLETE Claire Keefer has added a world championships silver medal to her growing collection.
GIVEN her dedication to sport, high achiever Montanna McAvoy hopes to be in tip-top shape for her first Australian athletics team.
CLAY Dawson’s gasp of disbelief captured his achievement perfectly.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club duo Montanna McAvoy and Rochelle Vidler have strengthened their Commonwealth Youth Games claims.
Feeling revitalised aged 33, Deb Acason is hoping to achieve another memorable milestone.
Ipswich’s 33 athletes competed in 56 events, returning with a swag of medals and personal best efforts from the four-day competition.
COMMONWEALTH Youth Games prospect Montanna McAvoy is thriving in her Ipswich environment.
VERSATILE teenager Kelly McNamara heads to the Queensland track and field championships this week buoyed by another fine achievement.
GIVEN the incredible contribution Vic Pascoe makes to regional athletics, he appreciates all the help he receives.
COMPETITORS from the Ipswich Little Athletics Centre shared in six new track and 11 field records at the recent regional relay titles.
AS one rising Ipswich athlete returns with a national medal, another group is preparing for their latest campaign.
THIS weekend’s Australian All School championships in Canberra have added importance for one of the region’s leading athletes.
Ipswich coach Di Sheppard demands commitment as she helps her athletes strive for the top.
SOME of the Ipswich region’s leading athletics juniors have been recognised.
AS Australia’s top ranked under-18 hammer thrower, Rochelle Vidler is already making an impact.
ENCOURAGED by a three-medal haul and personal best efforts, Ipswich athlete Darrin Norwood is already looking towards the next world titles.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club competitor Michael Berlin had modest expectations at his first world masters competition.
A HUGE personal best of 8.16m was enough for Ipswich and District Athletics Club competitor Claire Keefer to win bronze in the F41 shotput at the Paralympics.
COUSINS Nicholas Grant and Larissa Chambers completed a memorable double for their home club by winning the major races at the latest Ipswich Winter Carnival.
WITHCOTT athlete Claire Keefer has received a boost ahead of making her Paralympic Games debut in Rio de Janeiro next month.
The Ipswich and District Athletic Club has a dedicated group of sprinters in the $3000 Lightning Gift for men and women, and the $3000 Ipswich Ladies Gift.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club competitor Montanna McAvoy has continued her terrific cross country form.
SENIOR Ipswich and District Athletics Club runner Elizabeth Melrose has two main goals at next weekend’s annual winter carnival.
ATHLETE Claire Keefer had to wait four years longer than hoped but will now get the chance to compete at the Paralympics.
A NUMBER of Ipswich and District Athletics Club competitors have excelled at recent events, setting records and matching international opponents.
HAD he not overbalanced on his last throw, Ipswich athlete Darrin Norwood may have won the gold medal in Suva.
WITH such strong sporting genes in her family, Tyla Stolberg had every chance of becoming a multi-talented teenager too.
IPSWICH achiever Darrin Norwood has won his 70 national athletics medals following an alcohol-free or junk food ban leading up to major competitions.
AT just 14 years of age, Anthony Buhse is setting a new standard at the Ipswich Little Athletics club.
The two main foot races being conducted on Saturday afternoon at the Ipswich Turf Club.
TWO former Stawell Gift runners are among the quality challengers contesting Saturday’s annual handicap foot racing at the Ipswich Turf Club.
RIO Paralympics qualifier Claire Keefer is waiting for official confirmation she’ll be on the plane to Brazil with the Australian team later this year.
RISING Ipswich athlete Casey Bell is thriving on competing against older girls at state and national level.
AN Ipswich-generated “hurricane” whipped up a storm in Perth as the region’s top athletes impressed at the Australian Junior Track and Field championships.
WHEN you’re as focused on success as Darrin Norwood, there’s little time to put your feet up.
WHEN you’re a state and national level achiever in three different sports, the question has to be asked what you like best.
RECORD-breaking performances, personal bests and a massive medal rush.
LOCKYER District Athletics Club members have been receiving some variety in their preparations for major state and national events coming up.
REMARKABLE performances by Zac Caterson, Casey Bell, Erin Wright and Tori Langton highlighted why the Ipswich and District Athletic Club is still one of the best in the country.
SEEING dedicated athletes like Larissa Chambers and Miriam Peni excelling at international level provides immense satisfaction for regional coaches like Vic Pascoe.
TRAINING partners Claire Keefer and Rochelle Vidler are quiet achievers in every sense.
THE life of one of Ipswich’s most respected athletics officials will be celebrated at tomorrow afternoon’s funeral at West Ipswich.
VIC Pascoe is so committed to his athletes, he often pays his own way to watch and encourage them at international meets.
WHETHER the tradition-rich Ipswich Winter Carnival continues in a twilight format will be reviewed at the next Ipswich and District Athletic Club meeting.
THREE major community sporting activities were awarded $4000 in support from Ipswich City Council this week.
AS the Ipswich region’s major lead-in to a new athletics season, the annual winter carnival is rich in history.
THE Ipswich Little Athletics Centre maintained its award-winning reputation at the latest Queensland conference on the Gold Coast.
THE man dubbed Ipswich’s “Mr Athletics” will be remembered as much for the way he helped people as his track achievements.
THE man dubbed Ipswich’s “Mr Athletics” will be remembered as much for the way he helped people as his track achievements.
BEFORE discovering a life of opportunity in Ipswich, Miriam Peni didn’t know she could run so fast.
IPSWICH Girls’ Grammar School student Miriam Peni led a record-breaking group of regional athletes at the Oceania championships in Cairns.
WINNERS announced at the recent Ipswich Little Athletics Centre trophy presentation and awards function for 2014/15.
THE golden double of exciting youngster Rochelle Vidler spearheaded the Ipswich and District Athletic Club’s success at the Australian Junior Championships.
THE Ipswich and District Athletic Club will be well represented at the Australian Junior Championships starting tomorrow.
REGIONAL athletes shared in medal glory and improved their state and national rankings at the Queensland Junior Championships over the weekend.
LARISSA Chambers and Rochelle Vidler are in the spotlight as an Ipswich and District Athletic Club contingent prepares for another major competition.
WHEN asked where he gets his endless energy from, Bailey Pashley laughs and answers: “I don’t know”.
THOSE involved with the Ipswich and District Athletic Club have for years prided themselves on improvement and achievement.
THREE rising throwers from the Ipswich and District Athletic Club were among the star performers representing Queensland at recent national titles.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club runner Glen Yarham to use Townsville Running Festival as a test for qualifiers for the World University Games.
IPSWICH’S exciting athletics trio Cassie Purdon, Filoi Aokuso and Larissa Chambers had mixed success at the recent World Junior Championships in America.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club high jumper Cassie Purdon returns home this week rated top five in the world.
THREE Ipswich-coached athletes have shown their dedication and ability by qualifying for the World Junior Championships in America next month.
A HOMETOWN send-off is being planned to recognise and encourage three of the region’s leading athletes contesting the Junior World Championships.
ASHLEE Stieler contested the Australian championships hoping for a top-five finish.
THE first thought Ipswich and District Athletic Club president Bailey Pashley had was how many clubs in Australia could match our region’s latest achievement.
THREE of the Ipswich region’s most promising athletes are anxiously waiting to see if they are named in the Australian team for the Junior World Championships.
DEDICATED Ipswich coach Vic Pascoe shares every high and low with the competitors he encourages at the Ipswich and District Athletic Club.
MULTIPLE medal winner Darrin Norwood said his attention to detail was the main reason for his best performance in national masters competition.
TENACIOUS Ipswich athlete Darrin Norwood concedes it’s been tough giving up alcohol and junk food since New Year’s Day.
A TALENT-rich team of Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitors open their latest state campaigns in Brisbane on Friday night.
WORLD Junior Championships prospect Cassie Purdon is doing everything right.
RISING Ipswich teenager Carley Stieler defied the heat and a pressure-cooker jump-off to win her first national title in Townsville.
AS a retired teacher, Peter Lawler OAM knows how to share information. However, he offered a lot more during his first visit to Ipswich over the weekend.
HIGHLY-respected national coach Peter Lawler OAM is planning a weekend of practical and strength and conditioning sessions in Ipswich.
IPSWICH athletics coach Ted Ruben says a lot about his widespread passion for the sport when he rates Lynten Johnson and Peter Norman his two role models.
IPSWICH and District Athletics Club competitors collected an impressive haul at the recent Secondary School State Championships at QEII.
ONE of Mick Moore’s goals is to help a regional competitor qualify for the Commonwealth Games or Olympics.
IPSWICH athletics coach Brad Robinson enjoys getting out on the water and freshwater fishing at every opportunity.
IT’S fitting that dedicated Ipswich coach Bailey Pashley has the same initials as the city’s major athletics facility.
A KISS of support, a blue shirt to treasure and a boost for the Commonwealth Games trials: Ipswich’s latest Lightning Gift winner received it all.
IPSWICH Little Athletics officials are preparing for their new season launch next month.
IPSWICH athletes have mixed with and beaten a host of international competitors at the Down Under Track and Field Championships.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club hurdler Josh Stockill returns home on Monday with two international medals.
OLYMPIC gold medallist Glynis Nunn-Cearns provided plenty of motivation for the region’s leading club athletes.
TRAVELLING 55 minutes each way, four times a week is proof enough Josh Stockill is a dedicated athlete.
THE annual Ipswich Mile Gift and support foot races at Bundamba were another huge success.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club officials are considering adding a women’s gift event to the successful three-race program that’s run the past eight years.
A STRONG contingent of Ipswich and District Athletic Club runners have nominated for Saturday’s three foot races at the Ipswich Turf Club.
IPSWICH’S most promising runner Larissa Chambers has never taken a backward step.
GEOFF Jones will be remembered as a fantastic coach and a man who led by his actions.
AFTER a disappointing first two days of competition, Ipswich’s marathon man Darrin Norwood pondered retiring from national masters events.
JUNIOR World Cup prospect Cassie Purdon carried her personal best, medal-winning form into open ranks at the Queensland championships.
IPSWICH and District Athletics Club competitors defied recent wet weather issues to win six medals and set six personal bests at the recent Australian Junior Track and Field Championships in Perth.
EMILY Beston is off to Perth on Wednesday to represent the Ipswich and District Athletics Club and Queensland at the Australian Junior Championships.
IT IS exciting times ahead for Ipswich and District Athletics Club as a record number of competitors prepared for the Australian Junior Championships in Perth.
OF all the regional sports with fine junior nurseries, athletics must rate up with the best.
IPSWICH and District Athletic Club competitors had to contend with elite opponents at the Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships in Hobart.
a video created by the University of Miami (OH) Striders running club, as they prepared for NIRCA Nationals.
BEING named in Ipswich’s Aussie rules team of the decade in 2010 was a fitting reward for Darrin Norwood.
NEARLY 59 and having regained winning form, Ipswich athlete Peter “PJ” Reeves wants to compete at the next World Masters Games in Australia.
AFTER a short break, solid new year training and success at a recent meeting, a powerful Ipswich and District Athletics Club contingent is ready to impress.
HAVING run 4000km over the past 12 months, Ipswich athlete Matt Casos is tackling the world famous New York City Marathon to achieve more than a personal goal.
IPSWICH athlete Glen Yarham claimed the Australian under-20 cross country title in Canberra on Saturday.
THE Ipswich region’s major athletics carnival is just days away, providing excellent competition to launch a new season.
ATHLETICS coach Vic Pascoe wins the Ipswich Citizen of the Year award at the Ipswich Region Community Church in Flinders View last Friday.
92-YEAR-OLD Ipswich athletics pioneer Bill Paterson still looks fit enough to jog around the oval named after him
YOUNG sprinter Larissa Chambers is on a mission to become the national 100m under-13 Little Athletics champion.
REGIONAL athletics clubs are crossing their fingers that Brisbane’s bid to host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships is successful.