Ernest Barwick

Deceased

Updated: 2021-07-03

Tasmania

Bio

Bill Barwick was the first Tasmanian athlete to represent Australia at an Olympic Games. He was a champion middle-distance runner who held every Tasmanian distance record from 800 Yards to 15 Miles in 1933.

Barwick was struck by an Achilles tendon injury after arriving in Los Angeles for the 1932 Olympic Games. With a few days rehabitation & training he finished a creditable 7th in his 1500m Heat.

After the Olympics Barwick continued competing as a specialist miler before retiring from track competition in 1935. He was awarded an MBE in 1985 for his contribution to the community as an athletic administrator.

Track ChampionshipsRoad ChampionshipsOff-Road Championships
1925-26 Tasmanian Mile
1925-26 Tasmanian 3 Miles
1926-27 Tasmanian Mile
1926-27 Tasmanian 3 Miles
1928-29 Tasmanian 880 Yards
1928-29 Tasmanian Mile
1928-29 Tasmanian 3 Miles
1929-30 Tasmanian 880 Yards
1929-30 Tasmanian Mile
1929-30 Tasmanian 3 Miles
1930-31 Tasmanian 880 Yards
1930-31 Tasmanian Mile
1930-31 Tasmanian 440 Yards Hurdles
1931-32 Tasmanian 880 Yards
1931-32 Tasmanian Mile
1932-33 Tasmanian 880 Yards
1932-33 Tasmanian Mile
1925-26 Tasmanian 2 Miles
1926-27 Tasmanian 2 Miles
1927-28 Tasmanian 2 Miles
1929-30 Tasmanian 15 Miles
1926-27 Tasmanian 6 Miles
1926-27 Tasmanian 10000m
1927-28 Tasmanian 10000m
1927-28 Tasmanian 5 Miles
1928-29 Tasmanian 10000m
1930-31 Tasmanian 10000m
1931-32 Tasmanian 5 Miles
1933 Australian Cross Country
1933-34 Tasmanian 10000m
1933-34 Tasmanian 5 Miles
1933-34 Tasmanian 6 Miles
1933-34 Tasmanian 10 Miles
International CompetitionOlympic GamesCommonwealth Games
 1932 Los Angeles
World RecordsAustralian RecordsState Records
Australian Mile - 4m 16.8s - 30 Jan 1932
Australian 5 Miles Cross Country - 26m 10s - 1 Jul 1933
Australian 10km Cross Country - 32m 52.4s - 22 Jul 1933
Australian 4 Miles Road - 19m 41.2s - 26 Aug 1933
Australian 2 Miles Road - 9m 13.8s - 2 Sep 1933
Australasian 2 Miles - 9m 18.6s - 23 Sep 1933
Tasmanian 2 Miles Road - 9m 32s - 6 Nov 1926
Victorian Mile - 4m 16.8s - 30 Jan 1932
Tasmanian 880 Yards - 1m 58.4s - 14 May 1932
Tasmanian 5 Miles Cross Country - 26m 10s - 1 Jul 1933
Tasmanian 6 Miles Cross Country - 32m 05s - 15 Jul 1933
Tasmanian 10km Cross Country - 32m 52.4s - 22 Jul 1933
Tasmanian 4 Miles Road - 19m 41.2s - 26 Aug 1933
Tasmanian 2 Miles Road - 9m 13.8s - 2 Sep 1933
Tasmanian 10 Miles Cross Country - 56m 41s - 9 Sep 1933
* Records set en-route to longer distance.
^ Overseas performances not recognised as records before 1969.
# Best on record for Non-Record Events.

Media

1935: Barwick To Retire
1933: Australia's Finest Distance Runner

Results

DateNamePositionResult    
29/01/1934 Australian Track & Field Championships Men's 3 Miles2Unknown    
27/01/1934 Australian Track & Field Championships Men's Mile24:20.2  
19/09/1933 Athletics Tasmania 2 Mile World Record Attempt19:18.6  
09/09/1933 Tasmanian Cross Country Championship Men's 10 Miles156:41    
02/09/1933 Athletics Tasmania Men's 2 Miles Road Handicap19:13.8  
26/08/1933 Athletics Tasmania Men's 4 Miles Road Handicap119:41.2  
05/08/1933 Australian Cross Country Championship Senior Men's 10km133:09.5  
22/07/1933 Tasmanian Cross Country Championship Men's 10000m132:52.4  
15/07/1933 Tasmanian Cross Country Championship Men's 6 Miles132:05    
01/07/1933 Tasmanian Cross Country Championship Men's 5 Miles126:10    
18/03/1933 Tasmanian Track & Field Championships Men's 880 Yards12:06    
18/03/1933 Tasmanian Track & Field Championships Men's Mile14:38.6  
03/08/1932 Games of the X Olympiad Men's 1500m Heat 274:03.5  
14/05/1932 Tasmanian Track & Field Championships Men's 880 Yards11:58.4  
30/01/1932 Australian National Games Men's Mile14:16.8  
27/01/1930 Australian Track & Field Championships Men's 3 Miles3Unknown    
25/01/1930 Australian Track & Field Championships Men's Mile4Unknown    
07/09/1929 Australian Cross Country Championship Senior Men's 10km233:25    
26/12/1927 Australasian Championships Men's Mile4Unknown    
06/11/1926 Athletics Tasmania Men's 2 Miles Road Championship19:32    
21/08/1926 Australasian Championships Men's 3 Miles3Unknown    

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