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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 Wellington T&F Meeting Grand Prix 2 Newtown Park Sat 17 Nov


There was a big bunch of competitors in some of the field events, notably the shot put and hammer. Such is the star pulling power of Peter Jack. 

We also saw the new electronic distance measuring device in action which should hopefully speed up the measuring process and improve accuracy of the results in the throws events.

The middle distance races over 800m and 3000m were also popular especially with the high school age runners who will be aiming to do well at the forthcoming National Secondary Schools T&F Champs in December. In the 3000m. 

I also understand that master’s athlete Brian Hayes may have broken the centre record for his age group but I am not sure how official this result is.

The meeting overall was pretty relaxed and seemed to go well despite the windy conditions. The smooth running of the individual events is primarily due to the work of the officials both at the coalface and behind the scenes. 

3000m Walk

Shot Put


High Jump




Long Jump