December 17, 2021
The West Coast mining town only has a population of 700, but that’s set to swell with soaring entries being recorded.
Highlights for the carnival include equal prizemoney for the now separated men’s and women’s gifts, along with increased prizemoney and events for woodchopping.
For the very first time, the men’s and women’s gifts will be separate races. Historically held as a combined events, Rosebery Athletic Club President Duncan Murfet said that demand drove the need for separate races.
“Because of the outstanding support from the running sprinters this season, we’ve got an equal number of men and women entered in the gift. So we’ve split them to have 3 heats of each, with equal prizemoney.
“In fact the athletics numbers are through the roof across the program, compared to previous years.
"The wheelrace and running mile is still open, so gender prize money is effectively the same across many of our major events” Murfet added.
In the Heene Chopping Arena, participants and spectators will be treated to a bumper day of chopping action. It includes standing chop, underhand chop and jack and jill sawing. Then on the main arena at 1pm will be the Tasmanian 400mm Underhand Tasmanian Championship.
“A boosted number of entries in the woodchopping has helped to drive demand for more events and elevate the prizemoney.
“It’ll be exciting to see if Kody Steers can continue his strong run of wins, after taking out his 8th consecutive Tasmanian 400m Underhand Championship last year,” Murfet said.
The punchy program runs from 11am-3pm, with feature events including;
A link to vision highlights and photo’s will be supplied at the conclusion of the carnival.
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