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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Fresh

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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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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Drizzle

NZSSAA Champs

The biggest athletics event in the country is almost all set to go this Friday as the final preparations for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships  are put in place. The event is being held at the Caledonian here in Dunedin from Friday 30th November till Sunday 2nd December and has over 1200 Athletes attending which makes it even bigger than the New Zealand Senior Champs.

I’m going to be covering it 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.

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (24.11.18)
Away – Buy

As For Today ….

Light rain all afternoon made conditions overcast, gloomy and the light flat. Sometimes flat light is nice and sometimes it’s not. Today I enjoyed it but could have done without  the drizzle.

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (24.11.18)
Just another wind – Buy

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I’m back ….

Sun & Rain

I’ve returned from a few weeks off covering the winter codes since February. Not that there really are winter and summer codes any more with so many sports crossing over into different seasons.

I was covering Athletics today and it seemed like at least two season rolled into one. Bright sunshine, overcast and heavy rain before changing back to bright sunshine again.

It made for interesting shooting conditions as light rain fell during bright sunshine.

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
The water – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
In the sand – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Taylor Thorne – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
On a wet track – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Liam Wilson – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Emily Hall battling the rain – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Maddy Spence – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Schuyler Orr – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Contesting the lead – Buy

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (10.11.18)
Rain drops – Buy