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Beep Test Competitions

At the Devonport Carnival

The Devonport Aths Club annual carnival was the first in Australia to hold a beep test competition for a cash prize. The Devonport Carnival first held a Beep Test competition in 2009, and held for several years up to at least 2016. The event is named after former Olympic marathon runner Dave Chettle (winners receive the Dave Chettle Perpetual Trophy).

In 2010 the winner was Tasmanian distance running champion Grant Page of Hobart. Page eliminated about 30 opponents by the 14th level. In 2011, the total prize money was $1000 in total. First prize = $400, 2nd = $250, 3rd = $150, 4th = $100, 5th = $50, 6th = $50.

After Devonport held a beep test competition for a cash prize, the idea attracted interest interstate. A beep test competition may also soon appear on the program for the Stawell Easter Carnival in Victoria. The Victorian Athletic League CEO Mark Howard is considering it for all Victorian carnivals, including Stawell and Bendigo.

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