December 23, 2021
AusCycling Tas and the Tasmanian Athletic League today unveiled the cycling and running marks for the carnivals at Hobart on December 27, Launceston on December 28 and 30, Devonport on December 29 and Burnie on December 31.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Luke Plapp will be a scratch marker to watch in the men's cycling races, along with Launceston's Josh Duffy.
Four women share the mark of honour with Georgia Baker, Kristina Clonan, Maeve Plouffe and Alex Manly.
A bumper 68 entries have been received for the men's gift in Burnie, with Tasmanian sprinting superstar the only man to receive the honourable mark of scratch. Oddly, some would consider it a good mark for him, after he ran from -1m a few seasons ago after winning the Latrobe Gift.
Olympic Decathlon medalist Ash Moloney and Jake Doran share the next mark of 0.5m.
Moloney gets a stiffer mark in Devonport however, where he will run from scratch in the 400m Gift, with Australian 4x400m representative Ian Halpin starting just in front off 4m.
Fellow Australian 4x400m relay representative Bec Bennett also gets 4m in the Devonport 400m Gift.
Mile running is well and truly healthy in Australia, with 38 entered in Devonport and a massive 53 in Burnie. Of course the man to watch in both will be Oceania Record Holder Stewart McSweyn who will not just run the full distance, but will have to navigate the field in trying to get to the front. Something he has done in winning both races in the past.
World junior 1000m record holder Claudia Hollingsworth makes her carnivals debut this year at the age of 16. The Craig Mottram trained phenomenon will run from scratch in the new women's 800m at Burnie, with 15 women set to start.
All handicaps are available to view online now here.
Timetables for all carnivals are also now available at www.tascarnivals.com.au.
December 31, 2021
The 135th Cool Ridge Burnie New Year’s Eve Carnival was headlined by local cyclists and runners off the back marks.read post →
December 30, 2021
Day two of the 2021 Launceston Carnival saw Madison’s and National Elimination Championships decided as riders sharpened their cogs ahead of a potential big pay day in Burnie tomorrow.read post →
December 28, 2021
After a 2020 hiatus, the Devonport Carnival was gifted stellar weather throughout the day of racing for a 2021 return.read post →
Runners, riders and choppers - take your marks and take part in the upcoming Tasmanian Carnivals series. Entries for the 2021/2022 season are now open.2021/22 entries now open