Summer Down Under
Monday 18 – Wednesday 27 January 2016
Incorporating the 26th year of the iconic Oz Day 10K.
The Summer Down Under Wheelchair Road Racing Series is the highest profile wheelchair sporting event in Australia. The Series has grown from a road single race to two international competitions, road and track events, and attracts the finest wheelchair athletes from across the globe.
Click here to view the Official Photography from this years Series (Events, Functions and Racing) – Serena Corporate Photography
The 2016 GIO Summer Down Under Series featured the following:
Canberra International Track Meet – 2 evenings of racing at the Australian Institute of Sport Track on Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 January from 5:30pm. Click here for complete Canberra Track results in pdf format
Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Twilight racing at Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre on Sunday 24 January from 5.00pm. Click here for complete Sydney Track results in pdf format
Oz Day 10K – Road racing through Sydney’s The Rocks on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January from 9.00am. The race was broadcast LIVE on SkyNews. Congratulations to Kurt Fearnley OAM (AUS) and Manuela Schar (SUI) on their 2016 wins in GIO Oz Day 10K. Overall Race Results – click here / Category Race results – click here. To watch all the thrills and spills of the race all over again click on the player below.
Wheelchair Sports NSW would like to thank GIO for their ongoing major sponsorship as the Summer Down Under Series.
Wheelchair Sports NSW would also like to thank the following support sponsors of the Series.
Results from the 2015 Series can be found here:
Canberra International Track Meet – Results can be found here
Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Results can be found here
Oz Day 10K – Click here for the 2015 GIO Oz Day 10K race results
For the 2015 Oz Day 10K some of the athletes wore heart rate monitors and their chairs had cameras and GPS equipment strapped on. We were trying to capture live telemetry information for race watchers, athletes and coaches. Click here to see what the CREO media team have managed to capture and create, this footage was captured with thanks to Sho Watanabe (Japan) who placed 2nd in the Open Men’s Division
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The Oz Day 10K Hall of Fame can be found here