Thompson Estate and Eastern Suburbs Athletics is Brisbane's oldest sporting club, founded in 1900.Run by volunteers, it caters for athletes and cross country runners of all abilities.
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.
Notable athletes who developed at Thompson Estate and Eastern Suburbs Athletics include Jai Taurima,Bronwyn Thompson, Denise Boyd and Gerrard Gosens.
Jai Desmond Taurima is an Australian retired athlete who competed in the long jump.
Bronwyn Thompson is a long jumper from Australia. She holds the Commonwealth and Australian record for the long jump and has been ranked as high as number two in the world. Her greatest achievements include winning gold in the long jump at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and placing fourth at the 2004 Olympic Games. However Bronwyn has suffered numerous injury setbacks during her career and retired at the end of the 2008/09 Australian domestic season
Denise Margaret Robertson-Boyd is an Australian former Olympic sprinter, who reached two Olympic finals in the 200 metres sprint. Boyd won the gold medal for 200 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.
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Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers (dogs). The course, typically 4–12 kilometres (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.
Francis Morgan Ayodélé "Daley" Thompson,, is a British former decathlete. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times.
Northern Virginia Community College is a public community college composed of six campuses and four centers in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.. NOVA is the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States and the largest educational institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The European Athletic Association is the governing body for athletics in Europe. It is one of the six Area Associations of the world's athletics governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). European Athletics has 51 members and is headquartered in Lausanne. Svein Arne Hansen is its current president.
The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), more commonly known by its former names ANZ Stadium or QE II, is a major multi-purpose sporting facility on the south side of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. From 1993 to 2003, QSAC was the home of the Brisbane Broncos, who play in National Rugby League.
Ashgrove is an inner suburb in the City of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD. Ashgrove is an upmarket, leafy residential suburb characterised by its hilly terrain and characteristic Ashgrovian houses built in the early 20th century. While many of the surrounding suburbs have seen an increase in the number of residential apartments built in the past decade, Ashgrove remains predominantly a suburb of detached single dwelling houses, with many old Queenslander homes in the area. It contains the localities of Dorrington and St Johns Wood.
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Umina Beach is a suburb within the Central Coast Council local government area on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. By road, it is 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of the Sydney CBD and 111 kilometres (69 mi) south of the Newcastle CBD.
Sport is a significant aspect of the Brisbane lifestyle. Activities range from the occasional international event, annual competitions, competitive leagues and individual recreational pursuits. Brisbane is the base for a number of teams in national competitions including the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Bullets and Brisbane Lions.
Greenslopes is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east of the CBD, and is mostly residential with some commercial and light industrial areas.
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Robert 'Bob' Williams (1886–1969) was a pioneer Australian rugby league footballer for the Eastern Suburbs club.
In late 2007, the Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League commissioned 130 experts to select the 100 best rugby league players in the game's 100-year history in Australia. From this list, a limited panel of experts picked a "Team of the Century" - a team of 17 players considered to be the best Australian players of all time. This team was announced in Sydney on 17 April 2008, see Australian Rugby League's Team of the Century.
Bulimba Reach is a reach of the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The European Champion Clubs Cup Cross Country is an annual cross country running competition between the European running clubs that are the reigning national champions for their country. It is often abbreviated to the name ECCC Cross Country. It is traditionally held on the first Sunday of February.
Richard Kidston Brown was a Blacksmith and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
John Innes Brown was a blacksmith and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.