Action from the start of a sprint event at a previous Brunswick Heads athletics carnival.
Action from the start of a sprint event at a previous Brunswick Heads athletics carnival. Contributed

Hammer throw an added attraction

A NEW cage will see the hammer throw and heavy-weight throw added to the Brunswick Head Festival of Fish and Chips athletics carnival on Sunday week.

The carnival is open to under-8s all the way through to masters and is expected to attract about seven North Coast clubs.

The 100m, 200m and throwing events are usually the most popular at the annual event.

Brunswick-Byron Athletics Club president Jim Stammers said yesterday that he hoped for 50 to 100 competitors from clubs between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour.

"We were washed out last summer and had only about 40 the year before," Stammers said.

"I've sent out letters to all the Little Athletics clubs and hopefully we can get 100 athletes.

"A lot of people register on the day, but we're encouraging everyone to get in early."

A pointscore will run on age divisions with athletes nominating five events they want to count towards the pointscore.

The first event of the day will be the 3000 metres at 8am.



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