Track & Field
Track & Field (‘athletics’ or also called ‘interclub’) is one of the opportunities available to Tasmanian runners throughout summer. Here we provide a brief overview to help get you started, but please see the websites below for more information. Note that TRR is a recreational running club, not a track and field club so TRR membership does not cover you for Track & Field events. Athletics Tasmania is the state-wide governing body for athletics in Tasmania, with three branches: South, North and North West.
What is Track & Field?
Track & Field events are held most Saturdays at locations in Hobart, Launceston and Penguin during October-March. Each week is a different program of events including throws, jumps and track running.
Who can join?
Anyone! You can participate for one Saturday without being registered with a Club, but then you need to choose one. The first day of the season is a “Come & Try” day, where new people are encouraged to turn up and have a go. All abilities are welcome.
Which club should I join?
You need to join a club to be able to compete. Originally people joined clubs based on location – but it doesn’t really matter. Once registered you are encouraged to wear club colours, and will be issued a bib number which you need to wear each week.
- Tasmanian Masters Athletics
- Northern Suburbs Athletic Club
- Old Virgilians Association
- Sandy Bay Harrier Club
- Eastern Suburbs Athletic Club
- University of Tasmania Athletics Club (do not need to be University student/staff)
- Newstead Athletics
- North Launceston Athletic Club
- North West Athletic Club
Apart from allowing you to compete, once you are a member of a club you also have access to various coaches who can provide coaching on running or any of the other athletic events (throws and jumps etc.
Can anyone train on the track?
Yes but you need to pay a track fee to the local council: