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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

2014 Blast From The Past 1 - University Relays (late 80's or early 90's)

This photo has been plucked from Jonothan Wyatt's Facebook page with the following comment;

"A blast from the past. University relays out on the Kapiti coast of NZ with a much younger Jono scampering off. Thanks Gavin for posting, they don't make singlets like that any more"

The shot appears to have been taken just after the start of the main race where the course dips sharply down the bank. Jono is out in front closely followed by a swag of other first lap runners including Graham Tattersall (WHAC) with Bruce Blair (WHAC) just to his right. Scottish don't feature because for many years they chose not to turn up with the exception of Don's juniors. The reasons for this are not entirely clear but I believe it has something to do with Scottish giving up a race to reduce pressure on the winter programme only to have the University Relays take its place. I don't think Scottish were happy with that arrangement. Anyway a great photo even if it is out of focus and a bit fuzzy.