"Throw away your 10-function chronometer, heart-rate monitor with the computer printout, training log, high-tech underwear, pace charts, and laboratory-rat-tested-air-injected-gel-lined-mo-tion-control-top-of-the-line footwear. Run with your own imagination." - Lorraine Moller
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The big news is that the course for the 2017 Dorne has been
changed. The changes affect the 2km and
4km laps and details can be found here.
Wellington Harriers currently hold the Dorne title and it is
no secret that they want to keep it. And
I imagine that the club’s strategists have been looking at how they can pull
off another win to follow-up the surprise Shaw Baton victory.
The Dorne is a team
race which means clubs need to be able to get their first six runners well up
in the placings. A club with a big
number of starters has a better chance of pushing back a potential team counter
from an opposition club.
Getting a winning team home is a bit easier compared to how
it used to be when 10 counted for a team. As the sport has shrunk so have race distances
and counting team numbers. In fact the
only things that have increased over the years are the numbers of children
participating, women and masters. And of course staff numbers at Athletic New
Now I have no idea who will front for the Dorne but at the
back of my mind I keeping wondering where triathlete Cam Goldsmid is.
Cam won the individual Dorne title for
Scottish in 2014, got sidelined by a mountain bike injury, but now appears to be
back in action. Earlier this year he won an off road half marathon in Taranaki running in WHAC colours but since then I
have heard nothing.