Victorian Athletic League
Northcote Athletic Club at Waverley 7/12/2014
Weather cool, damp & overcast Track Grass
Commentator Mitchell Brown
Starters SAC; Maurice Campbell, Rob McIntosh
Wind Gauge automatic
Finishing equipment Sue Dunbar, Nila Blennerhassett
Stewards Brian Marantelli, Wally Meechan
Handicappers Graeme Goldsworthy, Darryl Nettleton, Kim McDonough
(1) Several runners requested permission to wear Skins, permission was granted.
(2) James Collier and Daniel Lawlor were queried regarding their performances in the 800m final. Both athletes won their respective heats in good style but failed to take advantage of the opportunity to “sit” on the likely winner Fraser Heard in the first lap. They were advised that more endeavour needed to be shown in the early stages of an event final.
(3) Stewards and handicappers had a discussion with several sprint athletes before the heats of the Northcote Gift. The aim of the discussion was assure these sprinters, and all those that compete in similar group 3 events, that their chances of success in feature races would not be affected by wins in these minor events.
(4) Kevin Brittain was asked to attend the above discussion but was not on track at that time. When called later, after competing in his gift heat, Kevin had already left the track.