Running Writing ©
No. 1    March 1997
homenext issue

Running Writing is a magazine featuring stories about runners and athletes from Canberra, Australia. South Canberra Tuggeranong Athletic Club member Amanda Ozolins is profiled in this month's issue. The story was published in the March '97 edition of SCTAC's paper magazine - Tuggie Athlete.

This month's
feature story:
Amanda Ozolins
by Jim Tucker

 Female athletes usually retire when they reach the age of about sixteen. Amanda Ozolins, despite living a hectic life of study, diverse sporting and social activities, as well as part time work is one of the exceptions.

Amanda began athletics with the Kambah Little A's about ten years ago. She contests the shorter cross country races in winter and mostly middle distance events in the track season. Amanda has a 1500 PB of 5.01 and an 800 PB of 2.22. Her continual improvement should soon enable to achieve her short term goals of a sub 5 minute and sub 2.20.

In 1995 Amanda ran the first and third relay legs to enable Lake Tuggeranong College to win the ACT team championship. As a result she was selected to represent the ACT in the Australian schools cross country championships in Hobart.

Amanda is about to commence her second year of study for a Batchelor of Science in Resource and Environment Management at the ANU. Late last year Amanda, along with Caitlin Harrison, represented the ANU in track races at the Intervarsity Games in Canberra.

Despite a loathing for swimming, Amanda competes regularly in triathlons, and particularly enjoys duathlons (running and cycling - NO swimming). She is the secretary of the ANU Tri club and finished highly in the placings in last years Tour de Femme cycle race.

In 1995 Amanda ran the first and third legs to enable Lake Tuggeranong College to win the ACT Schools Cross Country teams championship. Amanda is keen to continue her sporting endeavours. As well as enjoying the benefits of good health and fitness, she also gains pleasure from the social opportunities that are derived from sport.

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amanda ozolins training
Training on the cycle path
behind Bruce Stadium

amanda ozolins - 400m race
Racing 400 metres
at Interclub

****Don't miss the SCT Annual General Meeting and Awards Night. The date is Monday April 14 and the time is 7.45pm. The venue is the "Town Centre Sports Club", Athlon Drive, Greenway.****

  The Old Way

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