Sunday, 4 February 2018
The sun shone brightly on day two although the wind did seem to come up later in the day as forecast.
There were plenty of good performances, including personal bests and possibly a record or two. A truckload of medals were handed out to the new champions which is the reward for getting involved and competing.
As usual the officials did a grand job at keeping the meeting on track (no pun intended) and conducted in accordance with the rules. This includes Peter Baillie and Ed Hutchinson in charge of electronic timing and photo finishing and Karen Mcilroy who tirelessly looks after the entries and results.
Out in the field Mike Ritchie is on hand to make sure that everything goes smoothly with the equipment. Not to mention that he is a jumps supercoach.
Shaka Sola was on the microphone once again sharing the announcing duties with Charlie Nairne.
These two actually work quite well and I like what Shaka does to let the
spectator’s know who is who and to give a running commentary (always generous and often humourous) on
the efforts of the athletes.
|Shaka in Oct 2004|
I didn’t get much feedback on how the new track is shaping up but there does seem to be one or two issues that might need sorting. This includes possible water seepage and the uneven surface of the javelin runway at the edge of the track curb.
Highlights and observations of the day:
Deborah Lynch’s runaway win in the women’s 3000m
Sean Pay doing everything
Despite his small stature Kaleb Sola can throw things a long way
Will Tim Robinson eventually be able to challenge his brother Cam in the Javelin
Billy Crayford jumping to 2.05m
Louis Northcott has an identical twin brother called Ted!
Amazed by the stuff that Alan Stevens knows.
MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO COME
Posted by rowang at 20:54