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This is an announcement for the 62nd SAA Cross Country C’ships, 19 Jan Sat.

Please take note that the flag off time for Men U20, Open and Masters has been moved to 9:10am.

It is NOT 9:25am anymore.

Please spread the word. Thanks.

Date: 19th January 2013 (Saturday)

Venue: Bedok Reservoir

Details: http://www.singaporeathletics.org.sg/62nd-saa-cross-country-championships-2013

Our of our affiliate Swift Athletes Association has an upcoming cross country coming up, this 16 February 2013.

The registration details can be found at http://swiftaa.org.sg.

saa cross country
Photo from last year’s cross country, same venue, renewed challenge. Are you up for it!

The 62nd edition of Singapore Athletic Association’s will be held this Saturday the 19th of January.

Bedok Reservoir will once again be the venue as it did last year, and some 460 participants are expected to pound the gravel Bedok trail terrain.

Last year saw the emergence of our local distance runners coming of age, such as Soh Rui Yong who won the men’s Open event. The 21-year-old finished third position in 2011 and proceed to claim the title in his category the year after. He’s returning again this year and is poised for another win.

The cross country which is held a week before the IVP Games, the participation in the open categories are missing many of its tertiary athletes as institutions are instead gearing and preparing to field their athletes in the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic Games.

The men’s Open team title is most likely a 3-team tussle between National University of Singapore, Police Sports Association and Macritchie Runner 25.

The Swift Athletes Association team although seems like an outside contender for the team title, it has a number of favorites in its field to cause an upset.

For the women Open category, it will a battle between the Track versus Trail queens.

Junior athlete Ranjitha D/O Raja who has been dominating the middle distance events these recent years will be leading up front with long distance specialist Clara Wong Wan Qi of NUS. The undergrad recently represented Singapore at the ASEAN University Games in the 5,000m and 10,000m events.

Not forgetting was last year’s POL-ITE 3,000m champion Mok Ying Rong who is also in the field. She posted the fastest 5,000m women timing last year and is considered as another top threat for the title.

Come Saturday it will indeed be an exciting race, so we hope to see you there!


Video recap

These are footages from last year’s SAA Cross Country Championships held on 21st January at Bedok Reservoir.

Timeline marker

    00:09 minute – Pre-race footages
    04:09 minute – RACE for Girls U15 & U18
    09:30 minute – RACE for Women U20, Open & Master
    13:14 minute – RACE for Boys U15 & U18
    19:02 minute – RACE for Men U20, Open & Master
    25:13 minute – PRIZE for Girls U15
    26:15 minute – PRIZE for Girls U18
    28:25 minute – PRIZE for Women U20
    29:43 minute – PRIZE for Women Open
    31:53 minute – PRIZE for Women Master
    32:23 minute – PRIZE for Boys U15
    34:12 minute – PRIZE for Boys U18
    35:58 minute – PRIZE for Men U20
    37:57 minute – PRIZE for Men Open
    39:25 minute – PRIZE for Men Master

Some stats

  • 2013 number of participants: 460
      U15 43 female / 71 male
      U18 96 female / 98 male
      Junior 34 female / 44 male
      Open 19 female / 40 male
      Masters 1 female / 14 male
  • 2012 number of participants: 585
  • Youngest boy/girl competitor: 13-years-old
  • Oldest women competitor: 52-years-old
  • Oldest men competitor: 81-years-old

Last year’s 2012 Winners

    Men Open 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. 16:11 Soh Rui Yong Raffles Institution
    2. 16:48 Karithic Harish Ragupathy Swift
    3. 16:53 Jason lawrence Macritchie Runner 25

    Men U15 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. 19:10 Tan Chong Qi Raffles Institution
    2. 19:32 Chester Lee Catholic High School
    3. 19:36 Keith Yong Sheng Wei Singapore Sports School

    Men U18 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. 17:44 Heng Yu Jie Catholic High School
    2. 17:50 LEROI LEE Nan Nan Hua High School
    3. 17:55 Lim Jia De Catholic High School

    Men U20 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. 17:32 Yong Ren Wei Bryan Raffles Institution
    2. 17:39 Hui Jia Sheng Jared Catholic Junior College
    3. 17:50 Sean Lim Yi Fang ACS( Independent)

    Men Masters 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. 20:22 Donald Ng Macritchie Runner 25
    2. 20:26 Michael Craig Macritchie Runner 25
    3. 20:30 Harold Or Macritchie Runner 25

    Women Open 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. 16:22 Renuka Satianathan Macritchie Runner 25
    2. 17:10 Lim Sing Yi Alexis Swift
    3. 17:22 Mok Ying Rong Swift

    Women U15 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. 18:43 Valarie Lai River Valley High School
    2. 19:03 Wang Jia Yu River Valley High School
    3. 19:05 Nah Yi Xin Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

    Women U18 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. 18:01 Nena Fritz Macritchie Runner 25
    2. 18:07 Su Zann River Valley High School
    3. 18:24 Winona Howe Seng Kang Secondary school

    Women U20 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. 17:18 Belle Tan Xin Yi Anglo-Chinese Junior College
    2. 17:42 Neo Hoon Suan Hwa Chong Instituition
    3. 18:12 Lim Yu Han Hwa Chong Instituition

    Women Masters 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. 19:18 JJ Shepherd Macritchie Runner 25
    2. 21:36 Christina Tay Singapore Master Association
    3. 22:08 Claire House Macritchie Runner 25


2011 Winners

    Men Open 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. Jason Lawrence MR 25 Team 1 15:58.29
    2. Feroz Md Swift Team A 16:55.67
    3. Soh Rui Yong Mindef Team 1 17:01.07

    Men U15 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. Mohamed Imran Jashiruden RI Team 1 18:29.94
    2. Shehib Bin Abdul wahab Marican RI Team 1 18:30.82
    3. Leong Shou Xiang HCI (High) 19:11.74

    Men U18 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. Karthic Harish Ragupathy SJI Team A 17:17.30
    2. Lim Jing Hong Aldrich Macritchie Runners 25 17:38.74
    3. Yong Ren Wei Bryan Victoria Team 1 (VS1) 18:02.86

    Men U20 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. Wilbert Ho RI Team 1 17:05.47
    2. Zachary Devaraj ACSI Team A 17:17.14
    3. Benjamin Amaldas RI Team 1 17:23.01

    Men Masters 2010 Top 3 (5KM)
    1. James Copinger Symes Macritchie Runners 25 17:49.57
    2. Michael Craig Macritchie Runners 25 18:34.89
    3. Arnaud Deherrypon Macritchie Runners 25 19:48.09

    Women Open 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. Jenny Lundgren Athlon 15:45.42
    2. Lin Yvonne Swift Team A 17:20.15
    3. Tan Hui Min, Melissa NUS Team 1 17:44.14

    Women U15 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. Lok Xin Ying Cedar Team 4 19:25.44
    2. John Marianne CGS Team 1 19:33.24
    3. Tang Rachel RV Team B 19:55.22

    Women U18 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. Zann Su RV Team A 18:29.98
    2. Nicole Lum SSP 2 18:47.14
    3. Lim Yan Han Janielle SNG 1 19:09.85

    Women U20 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. Mok Ying Rong RI Team 1 17:03.11
    2. Zahrah Wan RI Team 1 18:05.36
    3. Wong Wan Qi Clara VJC 1 18:32.22

    Women Masters 2010 Top 3 (4.3KM)
    1. Evelyn Meier Unattached 17:35.73
    2. Sara Lee Unattached 20:23.59
    3. Christina Tay Singapore Masters Athletics 22:26.13

Posted by Sha
Filed under Announcements, Carding

carding-allowance

Proposed NEW SAA Carding

SAA Senior Carding Standards Athlete Coach
L1: Top 8 at 2012 Olympic Games / 2011 World Championships $2000 $2000
L2: Top 6 at 2010 Asian Games / Top 3 at 2010 Commonwealth Games $1500 $1200
L3-G: 2011 Sea Games Gold Medal  $1000 $500
L3-S: 2011 Sea Games Silver Medal  $700 $400
L3-B: 2011 Sea Games Bronze Medal $500 $300
L3-P: Within 2% of 2011 Sea Games Bronze Medal  (P is “provisional”)   $250 $150
L4: 3-5% off 2011 Sea Games Bronze medal.   (To recommended for SSC Carding only)   $0 $0
L4P-Junior: Equal or exceed the 6th placing of the 2012 Asian Junior Championship $80 $80
L4P-JuniorP: 1-5% off 2012 Asian Juniors 6Th placing mark.   (To recommended for SSC Carding only) $0 $0
L4P-Youth: Equal or exceed the 3rd placing of the 2012 SEA Youth Championship $50 $50
L4P-YouthP: L4P-JuniorP: 1-5% off 2012 Sea Youth 3rd placing mark.  (To recommended for SSC Carding only) $0 $0
L4P-SeniorP: Met the SSC carding criteria (L1-L4) in the past 2 years, but not in the current 12 months and is in training for 2013 Sea Games. (To recommended for SSC Carding only) $0 $0
SAA Senior Relay Carding    
Meet any of the above SAA Senior Carding status Double Double
SAA Junior Relay Carding    
Meet L4P-Junior Carding status $300 $300
SAA Youth Relay Carding    
Meet L4P-Youth Status $300 $300

Selection criteria for nomination for SSC carding:

    Must have met the benchmark (THD) within the last 12 months from the commencement date of the carding, to be considered for SSC carding nomination for L1-L3 carding.

    For Seniors only at L4 : Must have met the carding criteria within 12 – 24 months to be considered for SSC carding nomination

    Carding of relays: Only the Athletes who actually ran the required time will be recommended for carding. The number will not be restricted to four.

SSC’s carding is from April till March, with a 6 monthly review to upgrade or drop from SSC carding

Selection for SAA carding nomination:

Terms and Conditions

It is expected that Athletes seeking SAA Carding for 2013/14/15 are preparing for the:

Carding criteria will be based on the targeted Major Meet of any particular year.

    Meeting the qualifying mark set by IAAF for Seniors’ Competitions will entitle Athletes to be Carded L2 automatically

    Meeting the qualifying mark set by IAAF for Juniors’ Competitions will entitle Athletes to be carded L3S automatically

    Meeting the qualifying mark set by IAAF for Youth Competitions will entitle Athletes to be carded L3P automatically

    Meeting the qualifying mark set by SNOC for AYG/YOG will entitle athletes to be carded L4P-Jrs automatically

    Athletes/coaches must execute the “SAA’s Athlete/Coach Agreement” before being eligible for the funding*.

    Payment shall be done quarterly upon submission of training, competition & attendance reports.

    Carding payment will start from the month the Athlete meets the criteria during any particular Quarter.

    All carded Athletes are subjected to quarterly review by the SAA’s Training & Selection Committee. If an Athlete’s performance “dips” after 2 quarterly reviews, without valid reason/s, SAA’s Training & Selection Committee may recommend stopping of funding.

* SAA’s Athlete/Coach Agreement

This Agreement will require Athlete/Coach to submit and agree to the following:

1. 2013/14 TRAINING & COMPETITION PLANS & GOALS (TARGETS ETC)

2. ATHLETES AGREEMENT

3. COACHES CODE OF ETHICS

4. PARENTS CONSENT FORM

5. QUARTERLY SUBMISSION OF PROGRESS REPORTS from 1st Jan 2013 onwards (VIA – ONLINE/FAX/EMAIL/BY HAND) AS FOLLOWS: –

    TRAINING /TESTING REPORT

    INJURY REPORT (if any)

    COMPETITION & TRAINING RESULTS

    DECLARATION OF WHERE ABOUTS (BOTH FOR TRAINING & COMPETITION AND DURING PERSONAL VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS

SAA Carding explanation

Senior Carding 2013/14

    SAA Senior Carding Criteria for 2013/14 /15 will be based on SEA Games 2011 results. Any athlete who meets the required marks based on his/her results achieved from July 1 2012 onwards will be considered for carding and receive the carding allowance from Jan 1 2013 – June 31 2013.

    SAA Senior Carding 2013/14 will be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis starting on June 30 2012. If any Athlete meets the carding requirement again from their Jan 1 2013 – June 30 2013 results, then their carding status will be continued for the next 6 months starting from July 1 2013 – Dec 31 2013. The next review will be on Dec 31 2013. If any Athlete’s carding status drops within the carding category, both the Athlete and Coach will be paid accordingly. If an Athlete drops out of the carding status, both their carding allowances will cease until the Athlete meets the carding requirement again. Carding will then be reinstated and SAA will back pay for the allowance for that Quarter. (January Quarter, April Quarter, July Quarter, October Quarter)

Junior Carding 2014

    Carding for Junior Athletes preparing for the Asian Junior 2014 Championships will be based on the 2012 Asian Junior results qualifying mark. In order to qualify for junior category carding, Athletes preparing for the Asian Junior Championships, must be age-eligible to compete in the 2014 Asian Junior Championship. Otherwise they will not be carded under Junior Carding even though they meet the mark.

    SAA Junior Carding Criteria for 2013/14 will be based on the 2012 Asian Junior results. Any athlete who meets the required marks based on his/her results achieved from July 1 2012 onwards will be considered for carding and receive the carding allowance once he/she meets the carding criteria and will also continue to be carded from Jan 1 2013 – June 31 2013. Athletes’ results from 1 Jan 2013 – 30 June 2013 will be considered for carding and they will receive the carding allowance from 1 July 2013 – 31 Dec 2013.

    SAA Junior Carding 2013/14 will be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis starting in June 30 2013. If any Athlete meets the new carding requirement again from their Jan 1 2013 – June 30 2013 results, then their carding status will be continued for the next 6 months starting from July 1 2013 – Dec 31 2013. The next review will be on June 30 2014 or after the 2014 Asian Juniors Championship. If any Athlete’s carding status drops within the carding category, both the Athlete and Coach will be paid accordingly. If the Athlete drops out of the carding status, both their carding allowance will cease until the Athlete meets the carding requirement again. Carding will then be reinstated and SAA will back pay the allowance for that Quarter. (January Quarter, April Quarter, July Quarter, October Quarter)

Youth Carding 2013

    Carding for Youth Athletes preparing for the SEA Youth Championship 2013/14 will be based, first, on the 2012 SEA Youth Championship results. Carding for Youth Athletes preparing for the 2013 SEA Youth Championship will be from May 2012 onwards. In order to qualify for Youth category carding, Athletes preparing for the SEA Youth Championship, must be age-eligible to compete in the particular SEA Youth Championship. Otherwise they will not be carded under Youth Carding even though they meet the mark.

    Any Athlete who meets the required marks based on their results achieved from May 1 2012 onwards, will be carded immediately till Dec 31 2012. Results obtained from May 2012 – Dec 2012 will be used to card Athletes from Jan 1 2013 – June 30 2013. A new set of carding criteria will take effect after the SEA Youth 2013 Championships.

    SAA Youth Carding 2013/14 will be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis starting on Dec 31 2012. If any Athlete meets the new carding requirement again from their Jan 1 2013 – April 30 2013 results, then their carding status will be continued for the next 6 months starting from May 1 2013 – Dec 31 2013. Thereafter, every 6 months there will be a review until June 30 2013 with a new set of criteria set after the completion of SEA Youth 2013. If any Athlete’s carding status drops within the carding category, both the Athlete and Coach will be paid accordingly and if they drop out of the carding status, both their carding allowance will cease until they meet the carding requirement again. Carding will then be reinstated and SAA will back pay the allowance for that Quarter. (January Quarter, April Quarter, July Quarter, October Quarter)

Limit on carding allowance

    There is no limit as to the number of events for which any coach or athlete can receive carding allowance. As long as the Athlete meets the requirement, both the Athlete and Coach will be paid. However, an Athlete/Coach will only be eligible for carding in his/her highest category, if he/she qualifies for carding for more than 2 categories in the same event.

Carding Review

    SAA’s carding system will be under review yearly or as when necessary. SAA reserves the right to review and amend the qualifying criteria for carding in any Category at any time. Athletes will be transferred from Youth to Junior or from Junior to Senior as they cross the age limit. This transfer will affect their carding status. They will have to meet the respective carding criteria for their new age category.
16th Jan 2013
Posted by Sha

Our Tug of War association recently had a clinic for the guys from Police Special Operations Command (SOC). Below are photos from the event. Click on the image thumbnail to enlarge the photo.

Gallery

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Other Tug of War news

16th Jan 2013

Update on the IOC course:

    Four coaches applied for the course and all of them went through individual interview sessions led by Mr Kunalan.

    SAA recommended a coach to SNOC for the course.

    SNOC then reverted that they reviewed the submissions from the various NSAs.

    As SAA had previously the opportunity to send a coach for the Programme in 2011 (Ms. Asmah Hanim), SNOC would like to extend the opportunity to another NSA in 2013.

    As such, our nomination is not selected for this year’s program.

Related Links:
SAA page on International Coaching Course 2013

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Updates


Info


Singapore athletes who have met the qualifying mark

Qualifying window starts June 2012 – June 2013.

Name Event Qualified based on AAC ’11 6th pos. mark
Gary, Yeo Foo Ee Men 100m SEA Games qualifier – Asean University Games, 10.44s (1.1m/s) 10.38s
Calvin, Kang Li Loong Men 100m % off – Thai Open, 10.52s (0.9m/s) 10.38s
Md. Amirudin Men 200m % off – Thai Open, 21.54s (1.0m/s) 21.16s
Edwin, Mingxun Chong Men Pole Vault SEA Games qualifier – National C’ship, 4.70m 5.20m
4x100m Relay
Calvin Kang, Md. Elfi, Lee Cheng Wei & Md. Amirudin
Md. Amir, Lee Cheng Wei, Gary Yeo, Md. Elfi
Men 4x100m SEA Games qualifier – HK Inter City, 40.05s
SEA Games qualifier – M’sia Open, 40.30s
40.24s
4x400m Relay
– Ng Chin Hui, Teo Yan, Timothee Yap & Tan Zong Yang
Men 4x400m SEA Games qualifier – Asian Junior 3:16.79min 3:09.28min

Selection criteria

    a. By AAA invitation which is limited to a quota per country. SAA will use the following criteria:

      i. 6th Placing of Asian Championship 2011

      ii. All SEA Games 2013 Qualifiers

      iii. Best ranked athletes using % off 6th placing of last Asian Championship

    b. If only 2 Athletes per country are allowed per event and more than 2 Athletes meet the qualifying mark, a final run/jump/throw-off trial will be held before the EBN date.

      i. The trial date will be announced once SAA receives the EBN.

      ii. For the relays the best 8 on-form Athletes will be nominated. A final run-off will be conducted before the EBN date to select the final 5/6 relay runners.

    c. Window: from June 2012 – June 2013 or up till the EBN date.

    d. Only events run with legal wind speed will be used for nomination. An exception will be made if the qualifying mark was set under illegal wind speed. Performances under similar wind speed will be accepted for nomination and final selection.

    e. SAA reserves the right to drop any Athlete who has qualified if he/she is deemed unfit to perform at a competitive level at the Championships.


Related Links

Posted by Sha

The talk was held at YOG Gallery last Saturday where the speaker was C. Kunalan, who shed insights into the science behind the Physiology of Training.

Photos courtesy of Roger Tan.

Click on the image thumbnail to enlarge photos in full size.

Posted by Sha

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Essentials


Updates


Info

Date:

  • 26th January Saturday – Pole Vault events only
  • 27th January Sunday – T&F events
  • 3rd February Sunday – T&F events

Time: All event starts at 1PM

Venue: ITE Simei (T&F) & Bukit Gombak Stadium (Pole Vault Only)

Download Registration Form Files:

Age eligibility / Categories :

    Minimum age – 13 (i.e. those born in 2000 & earlier)
    Under 15: 13 years to 14 years old as of 31 December 2013
    Youth: 15 years to 17 years old as of 31 December 2013
    Junior: 18 years to 19 years old as of 31 December 2013
    Open: 13 years old and above unless otherwise stated

Payment

Send in your registration form to events@singaporeathletics.org.sg.

Entry Fees:

    S$10.00 per event
    S$20.00 per event (Late entries, pending available lane allocation and slot)
    S$5.00 per set for replacement number bibs

Payment:

  • Send in your cheque. Cheque should be made payable to: “SINGAPORE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION”.
  • Our address to send in your cheque is 3 Champions Way, Singapore Sports School (Blk 1), #01-10, Singapore 737912.
  • There will be no refund of entry fees for any withdrawal / no-show after the closing date.
  • There will be no refund if event is cancelled due to bad/ wet weather on event day itself.

Closing date:

    Registration is closed as of Sunday, 20th Jan 2013.

For inquiries, please call 6386-2721, or email events@singaporeathletics.org.sg.


Registration Method – Electronic Registration

This event uses electronic registration to ease the registration process. After the first registration, you will be able to use the saved database of your athletes’ particulars for future registration of SAA events.

  1. Download Team Manager Lite software at http://www.hy-tekltd.com/downloads.html
  2. Then download and extract the Series 1 events file (EV1 format). Load it with the newly installed Team Manager Lite software.
  3. From there, register your participant(s).
  4. Then export the file and send it to events@singaporeathletics.org.sg
  5. Detailed manual instruction of event registration, refer to the Team Manager Lite Manual document.
  6. For inquiries, please call 63862721.

Related Links:
2012 SAA Track and Field Series 2
2011 SAA Track and Field Series 2

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