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Monday, 20 October 2014

2014 Black Programme Newtown Park Sat 18 Oct

Despite strengthening work on the Newtown Park grandstand which has closed the timing room, Ed Hutchinson and Peter Ballie managed to ring up a portable system which has taken away the angst of manual timing. 
Given the time of year there was a reasonable turn out of athletes especially in the men’s grade which saw at last 3 heats taking up 9 lanes.  But without the crew who regularly come over from the Wairarapa each week numbers would be significantly dented. 

There were good performances in most events but especially by 14yo Michael Poa (St Pats Silverstream) who ran a tactical race 800m storming home in a fine 2.01.  

In the 3000m there was a rare appearance by Dougal Thorburn but it’s a pity that he had no competition to push him along.

John Hines wearing a vintage Scottish singlet

Jim Blair thought the caption for this should be the father, the son & the holy ghost. Who am I to argue

Aneurin Hunt does just about everything

Lucy England (Lower Hutt)

Max Press (St Pat's Silerstream) and Faiyeung Szeto (Scottish)

Tom England (Lower Hutt)

Micheal Poa (St Pat's Silverstream)

Ryan Scaife (St Pat's Silverstream)

James Reilly (WHAC)

Andrew Matsuoka-Webber helps Bruno McKight with his blocks

Bruno McKnight (WHAC) and Mark Macfarlane (Wgtn Masters) with a 38 year gap in age

Harry Burnard and Dougal Thorburn (Scottish)

Faiyeung Szeto (Scottish) and Max Karamanolis (WHAC)

Wingyeung Szeto and Michael Henriks (Scottish)

The "G" Boys