Wonderfully Warm & Hot

Sunshine

Another weekend, another track meet.

The conditions where wonderfully warm and hot yesterday for the local track meet at the Caledonian. A total of 89 athletes turned out for their club and for the annual Ness Cup handicap race which is held over a distance of 1 mile. This year’s race was won by Ariki’s Aaron Anderson, 2  seconds clear of Rachael Turner of Winton with William Scharpf of Hill City University coming in third. 

If you’re after the results from yesterday’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.


Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (09.02.19)

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Hitting For Harry Part 2

More From The Spartan 10’s

The Tape, the boots and the beer.
The conditions couldn’t have been better yesterday at the Green Island Rugby Club for the Spartan 10’s. I was there for a few hours in the morning for the end of the first session and games in the second session, in particular the clash between Harry’s Hero’s and The Spartan’s. My apologies if I didn’t manage to capture your team during the time I was there.

Please visit https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/help-harry-to-walk-one-day to read about Harry’s story and donate to this great cause.

See the full gallery with options to purchase here.
All proceeds from image sales go towards the “Hitting for Harry’ fund.
More images will be added to this gallery on Sunday afternoon. 

Spartans 10’s (02.02.19)

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Hitting For Harry Part 1

Spartan 10’s

The Tape, the boots and the beer.
Plenty of tape was rolled out, the boots were dusted off and a few beers were shared after the final whistle at the Spartan 10’s this afternoon. Here is a quick gallery of people and faces from the tournament which was held to help get raise funds for youngster Harry Finch.

Please visit https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/help-harry-to-walk-one-day to read about Harry’s story and donate to this great cause.

See the full gallery with options to purchase here.
All proceeds from image sales go towards the “Hitting for Harry’ fund.
More images will be added to this gallery on Sunday afternoon. 

Spartans 10’s (02.02.19)

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Regular Programming

At The Track

It kinda felt like …..
…. we were back to regular programming today at the track in Dunedin as over 100 athletes turned out for the Otago interclub meeting. With the Classic Series being on around the country recently, a number of athletes have been away competing at other events but with those now complete,the numbers have returned.

The sun was out, it was warm,  there were plenty of athletes and very little wind which made it a pretty nice afternoon to be at the track. 

If you’re after the results from today’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (02.02.19)

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Pre-Season At The Grassroots

Club Rugby Premier 2 Final: West Taieri v Dunedin (03.08.18)

Pre-season Training

Late January is always the time of year when clubs start gearing up into action. As January turns into February many clubs have already started their preseason training and the clubs that haven’t, won’t be too far away from getting underway. By now, preseason fixtures are locked in and while most recruiting for all levels in the 2019 club season  has already been done, there are the usual invitations to anyone who is interested to come along and have a look.

With the pre-season getting underway, I had a scan across the club websites and Facebook pages to see what’s going on. Here’s an overview of what I have found is happening across the clubs in Otago.

If a club doesn’t appear here then I could find any information relating to pre-season. Some of this information might have changed since the time of writing. 

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Mixed Grill

Quiet

By the time 1:00pm rolled around.
I really didn’t think we would get any sport in today with how the morning was. Sure, I knew the weather forecast said it was meant to clear but up until around 11:00am the sky looked along way from clearing. However, by the time 1:00pm rolled around the rain had past and it turned out the met service were right after all. 

If today was  on a menu it would probably be called a mixed grill with rain this morning, fine spells in the afternoon for some athletics, a decent swell at the beach for those who were searching for some waves and fairly clear evening.

If you’re after the results from today’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.


Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (26.01.19)

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Athletics

Light Rain

Running between rain drops!
Light rain, holiday plans and other events around the country meant a modest number of athletes gathered at the wet Caledonian ground this afternoon. Rain always brings with it nice flat light which can be a welcome change from the glare that shooting in bright sunshine brings during summer. Despite the rain and modest number of athletes, there were still some decent performances to draw interest. 

Side Note: Southern United defeated Hamilton Wanders 3 – 1 this afternoon at Forsyth Barr Stadium


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Medals Day

One Last Effort

I have to admit, I quite enjoyed sending out an early blog post to people from here in Dunedin while I was at the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics Championships. I had intended to send out a post yesterday afternoon during a break in the finals programme and one again this morning but it wasn’t to be. I was busy finishing off all the images as another photographer wasn’t able to attend which meant I was covering all the track and field action as well as the medal presentations. If you’re wondering why there are so few field images from Sunday, that’s the reason why. I was doing both the medal presentations and the action coverage and I wasn’t able to stray to far from the finishline. Here’s a short section from the many, many images that came out of day 3.

NZSSAA Championships 2018 (02.12.18)
Getting the bell – Buy

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Early Risers

Need A Little Time To Wake Up

It’s finals day and after the welcome sunshine yesterday it’s overcast with drizzle however hopefully it burns off by the time the finals start this afternoon. After a long day yesterday, backing up first thing this morning was a little hard so it must be even harder for the athletes who are in multiple finals this afternoon.

NZSSAA Championships 2018 (02.12.18)
Waiting results – Buy

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Busy

All Go Go Go

I’ve been so busy today I haven’t even had time to check any results from the NZSSAA Champs. I know there where some records broken and some outstanding performances like in the Junior Boys High Jump which I missed and the Senior Girls Pole Vault which I was at but the results are a compete mystery to me. It’s finals day tomorrow which is bound to bring some exciting action with it, I just need to take the time to read the results now that I’ve finished all the photos from today.

NZSSAA Championships 2018 (01.12.18)
Kayla Goodwin of Sacred Heart Girls College – Buy

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