There’s just one week to go until the 1500m Classic gets under way at the University of Queensland Athletics Centre and time is fast running out to sign up for one of the most highly-anticipated meets on the middle distance calendar.
Next Thursday, November 4 some of the best middle distance runners in the country will converge on the University of Queensland track, where 1500m events for primary school competitors right through to the elite level will be run and won.
In 2009 over 150 athletes took part in the
meet and numbers are again expected to rise in 2010, with up to 10
races to be scheduled on the night.
With a $650 cash prize pool on the line for competitors in the men’s and women’s elite races and vouchers or product prizes up for grabs in all other events, the racing is set to be hard and fast on the track next Thursday night.
Local hope Nicholas Toohey is one of several elite-level contenders who looks set to feature in the action as he gears up for the 2010/11 Australian Athletics Tour. At the national championships in Perth in April this year Toohey, a former IAAF world youth and world junior championships representative, placed fifth over 1500m behind national event record-holder Ryan Gregson, Jeff Riseley and Commonwealth Games representatives Jeremy Roff and Mitch Kealey and will be one to watch for on the start lists next Thursday night.
To register for the 1500m Classic, visit UQ Sport or download the nomination form below.