Come and try sessions offer level playing field for budding athletes

THE temporary closure of the Domain Athletic Centre has provided the opportunity for Eastern Shore residents to put their sporting abilities to test without the need to negotiate the late afternoon traffic.

Tasmanian Masters Athletics will be conducting two “Come and Try” track and field sessions at the Clarence High School athletic facility on Wednesday 16 and 23 March from 6-7pm.

Masters Athletics secretary Mike Walker said women and men older than 30 years of age were eligible to participate in masters athletics.

“Several recent additions to the masters ranks are in their late 70s and still demonstrate the aptitude and skills of their younger years,” he said.

“In fact, participation is strong right through the age groups with people ranging in age from 30 to 80-years.

“People who attend one of the Come and Try sessions will have, for example, the option to throw a javelin, put a shot, sprint 100 metres, jog three kilometres or leap in the long jump pit.”

Mr Walker said potential athletes were never too old to give athletics a go.

“Even if it is a matter of dusting off the old Dunlop Volleys, come along and have fun with like-minded, active people,” he said.

“There is no need to pre-register, just enter on the night prior to 6pm.”

For more information about the Tasmanian Masters Athletics Come and Try sessions contact Mike Walker on phone 6244 6229 or email mikewalker.tma@gmail.com

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