Wonderfully Warm & Hot


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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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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Mixed Grill


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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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)
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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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Bright and Clear

The wind has died down (a fraction) and the morning is bright and clear at the Caledonian today although judging by the various wind gauges around the track it’s still going to be a battle heading into the wind on the home straight, and that’s exactly what the hurdlers are going to have to contend with. The morning programme here at the NZSSAA Championships starts with hurdles on the track and shot put and long jump on the field before heading into the Senior Boys High Jump and Senior Girls Long Jump at 11:00am.

NZSSAA Championships 2018 (01.12.18)
Sitiveni Lose of St Pauls Collegiate – Buy

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Hard Work Into The Wind

It looked hard work heading into the strong wind at the Caledonian this afternoon. While I’m sure having the wind at their back was nice for the runners on the back-straight, it didn’t look much fun running into it after the turn at the 200m mark and heading for home.

NZSSAA Championships 2018 (30.11.18)
Jared Neighbours of Papanui High School – Buy

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Marks, Set & Go

Thunderbirds Are Go …

The weather conditions look a bit touch and go with rain forecast for this afternoon and there’s a strong headwind for the track athletes to battle at the Caledonian which will make the track athletes work on day 1 of the NZSSAA Championships herein Dunedin.

If you’re wanting to do some background reading about who to watch or follow then the team at College Sport Media have done a great job in previewing the event in their article Big guns and underdogs to light up NZ Secondary Schools Athletics Championships. I’ll also be providing them with images from throughout the event that you can keep an eye on.

I’m going to be covering and publishing images on my blog but also they’ll be available to purchase through my website. If you want to bookmark the gallery for quick access you can find it here: New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.

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