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Welcome to Newstead Athletics Inc.
Newstead Athletics Inc. previously known as the Newstead Harrier Club (and still often referred to as this), is based in Launceston, and is northern Tasmania's longest running athletics club, having been established in 1933. It is also the second oldest in the state with Hobart's Sandy Bay club starting up 6 years earlier.
The club conducts its own cross country programme between March and September in and around the Launceston area, catering for all ages. There are three race distances to choose from each week and most are conducted on a handicap basis to give all the opportunity to win. Several sponsored feature races are held, offering prize money. Numerous trophies, medallions and lucky draw prizes can also be won throughout the season.The club also conducts its own cross country championships and a thriving schools series and members also support Athletics Tasmania cross country and road titles. Cross country events are held on Saturday afternoons from 1pm.
From October to March the club participates in the local track and field competition at the St Leonards track. Competition is held on Wednesday evenings until Christmas from 6pm, and either Friday eveing or Saturday afternoon during January and February. Competition is conducted in grades according to performances except for championships which are conducted in age groups from Under 14 to Open.
Coaching is available in all events and potential athletes of all ages, regardless of experience and ability, are welcome to come along to training or competition.
Newstead Athletics Inc
PO Box 1594
Phone: 0438 047000
Next Run - Westbury
Tasmanian Running Festival - aka Launceston 10 events
Team Registration information
2018 Cross Country SCHOLARSHIPS now open
Position Vacant - 2018 Cross Country Season
Course Marking official
Raining? The event unlikely to be cancelled
Our runs will usually GO AHEAD and will NOT BE CANCELLED unless the weather is extreme and is a threat to life (Fork Lightning, flash flooding). In the very unusual event that we need to cancel we will advise via this web site, a Facebook notification will be posted and emails will be sent out. P.....