Latest News

New EDAC Head Coach
Welcome to our new EDAC Head Coach Allan Sadul :)
NSW Club Championships
Good luck to EDAC members Naasson, Giri, Will, Ellena, Margaret and James - all the best for your runs, jumps, and throws !!
New coach !
EDAC has engaged a new athletics coach, who will commence in December 2017. More details to follow soon.
Thursday Social Run
Our Thursday social runs have resumed. For those interested, we meet at the Epping Track at 6.20 for a 6.30 departure. Hope to s…
West Metropolitan Cross Country
The winter season is well and truly underway. West Met #7 is on this weekend at Bella Vista. This course is tricky and an excell…
ANSW Summer Calendar 2015-2016
The summer calendar for the upcoming season has been released.
World Masters Athletics Championships
Best wishes to EDAC's Ellena Cubban who will be competing in Lyon, France.
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— Jul 9, 2017

Winter Cross Country

Racing can be an excellent way to maintain a focused effort with your training.

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JETS Coaching Clinic
Margaret Walker, a familiar face at Epping for the past few years, has just began coaching hurdles and high jump at the club. Her new found interest saw her visit a coaching clinic for young athlete talent...

On a Sunday just before Xmas, I was privileged to be asked to observe at the JETS Coaching Clinic at Barton Park, North Parramatta.  JETS, which stands for Junior Encouragement and Talent Squad, is run by Little Athletics and, in their own words, 'aims to recognise, reward and foster emerging talent in the sport'.  It caters for 11 to 17 year olds.

As a beginning coach, I anticipated this day with enthusiasm tinged with trepidation. What would be expected of me and what if I failed to deliver? If I disagreed with a coach was it politic to air my views after the session or should I preface every opinion with 'in Masters Athletics we do this?'

Happily, these fears failed to eventuate and the morning, organized in a cheerful manner by Darren Wensor, was positive and enjoyable. The oppressive heat of the previous afternoon had largely abated, the kids were great fun and I didn't even encounter a painful parent.

There were two sessions which I spent at my favourite disciplines, hurdles and high jump, coached by John Sharpe and Mandy Robertson. Imagine my delight when I observed athletes displaying not only serious talent but the very faults I aim to overcome myself!  Seven coaches took part, covering the three jumps, three throws, sprints and middles distance.

Guest athletes Nicholas Hough, 2010 Youth Olympics 110m Hurdles Gold Medalist, and Brandon Starc, 2010 Youth Olympics High Jump Silver Medalist (hurdles and high jump, what else?) shared with the young athletes their fabulous talent as well as memories of nerves, sleep deprivation overseas and The Last Meal before competition - all of which the kids hope to suffer themselves one day.  

Margaret Walker

Olympic MO-ment
Although obviously a little bias, my favourite moments were watching Mo Farah kick to win the 5,000 and 10,000m.

Last time I was actually there watching one of Mo’s races was at the UK national cross country champs (pictured) in 2010. He was still battling to be considered the best British distance runner, a title which  was not considered all that impressive at the time. Just two years later, and he’s picked up 2 Olympic and a world Championship gold medal. Maybe there’s hope for the rest of us.... 

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