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Coast Runners Shop Race Night
Tuesday 5th January 2021
(Electronic timing in use)

Mingara Athletics Club

Heat 1: Ernie Leseberg 7.27, Liam Coles 7.38, Dave Smith 8.64, Shaz McAbs 9.05, Paul Carr 9.20, Zac Barton 9.49
Heat 2: Jai Callaghan 8.22, Bailey Simpson 8.74, Keira Callaghan 9.19, Tahlia Goy 9.29, Jazmyn Graham 9.52, Molly Radic 9.75, Emma Blume 9.89.
Heat 3: John Wall 8.71, Shaz McAbs 8.94, Ruby Clegg 10.13, Kenzi Graham 10.35, Zahli Callaghan 10.38, Olivia Clegg 10.86, Robyn Rex 13.41.
Heat 4: Ernie Leseberg 7.17, Liam Coles 7.30, Jai Callaghan 8.34, Dave Smith 8.60, Paul Carr 8.91, Shaz McAbs 9.08, Keira Callaghan 9.30.
Heat 5: John Wall 8.57, Bailey Simpson 8.92, Shaz McAbs 8.98, Emma Blume 9.87, Ruby Clegg 10.07, Zahli Callaghan 10.47, Olivia Clegg 10.77.

Heat 1: Ashley Pernecker 2.32.48, Stuart Hayward 3.02.02, Sally Hunt 3.02.90, Riley Ashe 3.12.12, Sam Eddy 3.12.84, Stuart Eddy 3.13.13, Charles Berry 3.17.36, Coen Godfrey 3.20.40, Claire Godfrey 3.31.16, Millie Godfrey 3.34.64, Scott Godfrey 3.34.76.
Heat 2: Kane Kennett 2.28.27, Jai Callaghan 2.33.12, Keira Callaghan 2.36.23, Nicky Kelly 2.36.63, Mike Randall 2.41.39, Tara Warren 3.07.34, Chantal Mare 3.11.57, Zahli Callaghan 3.16.21, Olivia Clegg 3.32.41, Marg Beardslee 3.36.34.

Anthony Morgan 8.47.71, Stuart Eddy 9.35.39, Scott Godfrey 9.48.59, Paul Arthur 10.19.10, Jack Davis 11.16.62, Mike Randall 11.48.16, Coen Godfrey 11.55.84, Mark Byfield 11.57.75, Tara Warren 12.32.06, Sally Hunt 13.17.10, Melissa Robertson 13.20.91, Richard Clegg 13.40.74, Marg Beardslee 14.05.35, Sam Eddy 14.36.69, Marg Aurisch 15.46.00, Olivia Clegg 18.56.10, Greg Rowe (walking) 21.50.62.

Heat 1: Keira Callaghan 30.58, Jazmyn Graham 31.77, Tahlia Goy 31.81, Molly Radic 34.48, Zahli Callaghan 38.09
Heat 2: Shaz McAbs 32.55, Ruby Clegg 36.37, Kenzi Graham 39.34, Olivia Clegg 42.67, Claire Godfrey 43.61, Marg Beardslee 44.34.
Heat 3: Ernie Leseberg 22.82, Liam Coles 24.17, Jai Callaghan 27.51, Kane Kennett 28.48, Bailey Simpson 28.98, Paul Carr 29.23, Nicky Kelly 30.37, Stuart Hayward 31.86.

Tuesday night was the first race night of the year and thankfully the sun was out for us. The program was 800m, 60m, 3000m and 200m. We had 44 people competing which was a decent turnout for this time of year when a lot of people are away on holidays.
We had 2 heats of the 800m with the first heat won convincingly by Ashley Pernecker who is a national 400m and 800m runner who is just coming back from injury. Sally Hunt and Stuart Hayward had a battle for second and third with Stuart finishing just a half a second in front of Sally. Heat 2 was won by race night newcomer Kane Kennett in a very quick 2.28.27. Jai Callaghan came in second and there was a good race for third and fourth between Keira Callaghan (Jai’s little sister) and Nicky Kelly, with Keira finishing just 0.4 of a second in front.
The 60m heats are always great to watch as we have so many talented sprinters on the coast. They are usually the most popular as well with us running 5 heats tonight. Masters sprinter Ernie Leseberg dominated as always but was eagerly chased by Liam Coles. In the ladies, Masters sprinter Richelle Ingram (aka Shaz McAbs) raced several heats along with the younger girls Keira Callaghan, Tahlia Goy, Jazmyn Graham, Molly Radic and Emma Blume who are all doing 9 seconds for 60m.
The 3000m event always draws a large field at race night and tonight we had 17 runners line up. The race was taken out by Anthony Morgan who made it look very easy finishing in 8.47.71. Stuart Eddy and Scott Godfrey chased him the whole way both finishing in under 10 minutes (9.35.39 & 9.48.59). Previous City to Surf winner Paul Arthur was not far behind them finishing in 10.19.10. First female home was Tara Warren in a very nice 12.32.06 followed by Sally Hunt and ultra-trail runner Melissa Robertson. Greg Rowe race walked the 3000m finishing in 21.50.62.
We had 3 heats of the 200m, which being the last event, always draws a few tired runners wanting that final punishment of a long sprint. Most of the ladies who lined up for the 60m also backed up for the 200m. Heat 1 for the ladies was taken out by Keira Callaghan in 30.58. Ernie Leseberg ran a nice 22.82 in front of Liam Coles’s 24.17. Other Masters athletes Paul Carr (M60) and Stuart Hayward (M70) ran great times of 29.23 and 31.86 showing us that age is just a number!
A big thank you goes out to Greg Ashe, Mingara Athletics Club president, for running the electronic timing system for us, and also to all of our officials who are volunteers and who often officiate in between competing. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to hold these events.

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November Race Night

Tues 3rd Nov 2020

Mingara Athletics Club


Highlights of the night -

  • Margaret Aurisch smashes the womens 70+ 3000m State record in 15.51.56 (was 24+ minutes)
  • Bev Durston gets an 8 second PB for 1500m with 6.57.91
  • Tom March runs our fastest 800m time at a race night for 2020 in 1.55.24


Heat 1:

Tom March 1.55.24, Sam Liddell 2.02.39, Joshua Ireland 2.15.54, Jack Vane-Tempest 2.28.25, Jessie Blackwell 2.28.62, Nick Papalexion 2.31.52

Heat 2:

Kiara Garcia 2.32.80, Nicky Kelly 2.37.95, Chris Quick 2.51.38, Charlotte Bottell 3.04.07, Stuart Hayward 3.08.21, Sam Larter 3.11.33.


Heat 1: Ernie Leseberg 7.35, Luka 7.36, Liam Coles 7.52, Luke Hayter 7.92, Chris Rae 8.29

Heat 2: Amber Xavier 8.12, Ava Simos 8.17, Brooke Xavier 8.43, Charlotte Bottell 10.25, Bev Durston 11.31

Heat 3: Ernie Leseberg 7.28, Brett Reid 8.25, David Smith 8.70, John Wall 8.85, Paul Carr 8.91


Peter Wickham 9.42.80, Harry McClusky 10.15.69, Tom March 10.16.55, JP Mare 10.42.36, Marianne Papalexion 10.55.06, Chris Quick 10.57.17, Stella Norris 11.14.03, Gordon Spence 11.19.45, Sam Larter 11.19.49, Riley Spence 11.22.60, Greg Scott 11.29.55, James Huggins 11.45.26, Gary Field 11.51.32, Murray 11.54.46, Nick Papalexion 12.17.93, Katy McCaig 12.18.98, Melissa Robertson 12.39.15, Lauren Carr 12.55.99, Sally Hunt 13.21.12, Elizabeth Maughan 13.33.13, Marg Beardslee 14.32.66, Marg Aurisch 15.51.16, Vincenzo Cimino 20.08.94


Bev Durston 6.57.91, Nicky Kelly 6.58.03


Heat 1: Luca 22.64, Ernie Leseberg 23.21, Liam Coles 23.88, Tom March 24.18, Luke Hayter 25.68, Sam Liddell 2617

Heat 2: Ava Simon 27.02, Melissa Blume 27.06, Brett Reid 27.42, Nick Papalexion 29.29, Paul Carr 29.61, Nicky Kelly 30.59, Charlotte Bottell 35.34.

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Central Coast 10000m championships Oct 6th 2020

Mingara Athletics Club and Terrigal Trotters

A fantastic night of racing.  Great weather!

Thanks to all the lap scorers, timers and helpers and especially Eric Van der Ham who had a burst water main at his home delaying his arrival and hence our late start! Worth the wait as we have lap information on most runners.

Apology to Joseph McGrath winner of the One Hour and New CCoast Record Holder for omitting his presentation and Photo... ! and Happy 70th Birthday Marg Aurisch 🙂



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Mingara Athletics Club

Corona Virus Update

Like the rest of the Community the Club has been seriously impacted by the Corona Virus. Following the close down earlier this year the Club has worked with Mingara Recreation Club in returning to a number of our pre-virus athletic events. This includes the re-opening of the track for training, please check the following webpage for details regarding times, Covid Safe requirements etc.

The Clubs monthly track-night held on the first Tuesday of each month re-commenced in July. Check the Club’s Facebook page for details regarding each month’s events and the Covid Safe requirements. In addition, the Club is running a Masters’ only Monthly Track Meet. These Meets are scheduled for the third Wednesday of the month, again check the Club’s Facebook page for full details.

For events conducted by Athletics NSW, it will be constantly changing so check the following webpage for the latest scheduled events.

Always remember, the onus is on all of us to adhere to the Corona Safe requirements. If we don’t then we will lose the approval’s we have been provided.


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