Berwick 23rd March 2019
Weather: rain early, warm afternoon
Track: Grass 394m
Commentator: Ollie Wurm
Starters: Matthew Webster, Rob McIntosh
Wind Gauge: Automatic
Photo Finish: Graeme Walker, Leah Macdonald
Results: Nila Blennerhassett
Stewards: Wally Meechan, Chris Brown, Brian Marantelli
Handicappers: Graeme Goldsworthy, Colin Lane, Darryl Nettleton
Starting positions on circle track
Athletes that are placed on the same handicap in a circle event.
The athlete closest to the line (on the same handicap ) is allowed no more than half a body width, from the line, unless the wider athletes permit.
Under no circumstances can the colour/number order be altered from the program.
Any athlete this is penalised for a false start must be placed to the outside of the new handicap.
Breaking in a heat or a semi final (and not progressing) is an automatic NAP, at best
Jody Richards was queried after her heat of the Women’s 120m. Stewards advised Jody that she must run to her full ability to the finish.
Suz Sinclair was queried after her heat of the 300m Masters. Stewards were of the belief that Suz did not run hard to the finish line. Her run in the final showed more effort.
Julian Fawcett was permitted to scratch from the semi final of the Open Gift.
Cooper Smith, having his first start with the VAL, was advised of the correct protocol for racing under VAL rules.
Tim Potter failed to appear for his semi final of the Open Gift
Rachel Jackson failed to appear for her semi final of the Women’s gift.
Isabella Antonino was extremely late for her semi final of the Women’s Gift.
70m Open: Ali Assaad (brk), Tom Templeton (brk),Peter Biggs
120m Women's: Nicole Maher (brk), Isabella Antonino, Rachel Jackson
120m Open: Rupert Lugo, Luke Houlihan, Tim Potter, Stuart Rooke, Julian Fawcett, Kristerfer Kardakovski
300m Open: Nick Howard
300m Masters: Martin Barrow (brk), Peter O’Farrell
550m Open Tom Hecimovic, Jack Doderico, Jake Stevens