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Stokesy's Analysis for the Bay Sheff 120m Over 35

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Stokesy's Analysis for the Bay Sheff 120m Over 35

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LEGEND


?? = I do not know - can anyone help with info ?

* = good on you for turning up, but = all the Vics except Boyes and Christopher Brown

** = good for the semis = Boyes and Christopher Brown and more

*** = good for the final = Tim Johnson, David Miller, Sue Turner, Cameron White
*** = good for the final = Team Townley's Alex Jeffries

**** = good for podium = Ali Saliu, Ross Hill-Brown, David Palmer, Shane Grimwade
**** = good for podium = Team Townley's Lyn Peake

***** = good for win = Team Townley's David Wilczek
****** = favourite = Team Townley's Brett Stokes


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LISTING


*** Tim Johnson 0.00 m

Young Tim was run out in the semis last year off the same mark.

Good chance for the semis this year and a definite maybe for the final.


* Brendan Ramsey 1.50 m ??


* Brett Blanco 2.00 m ??


* Shane Ezard 2.00 m ??


* Mark Hignett 2.00 m ??


* Cameron Yorke 3.25 m ??


** Aaron Harrison 4.00 m ??

Aaron did not make the final off the stricter mark of 3.25m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

A chance for the semis this year.


**** David Palmer 4.00 m

Young David Palmer ran 2nd in last year's final off the same mark.

Sponsored the race and came third off the same mark in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday, behind Wilczek and Stokesy.

A definite for the final, probably a podium.


* Glenn Ross 4.00 m ??

Last year Glenn scratched with a mark of 4m.


** Ross Nitschke 6.25 m

Young Ross Nitschke ran 6th in last year's final off the same mark.

Ross did not make the final off the same mark in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

Good chance for the semis this year and a maybe for the final.


** Amin Chehade 6.50 m

Amin ran off 6.5m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday
and came sixth in the final with a bit of a tail wind.

Amin is strong with a headwind and the Bay has headwinds every time.

Good chance for the semis this year and a maybe for the final.


**** Ali Saliu 8.00 m

Last year Ali scratched with a mark of 11m.

A big extra three metres required from The Legend this year.

Ali ran off 8m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday
and came 4th in the final.

Good chance for the semis this year and a maybe for the final.


**** Shane Grimwade 8.50 m

Young Shane is fast enough to make finals in lots of open events with the SAAL.

But can the Over35er hold his own against the over55ers like Stokesy and the Hyphenator?

Lucky for Shane (and the rest of us) that Brian Hart is a starter not a runner this time at the Bay - and what a great win by Brian last April at the Bay you beauty.

Welcome to the contest, young Shane.

A probable for the final, possibly a podium.


*** David Miller 8.50 m

David came 5th in the final off the same mark in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

Good chance for the semis this year and a definite maybe for the final.


* Andrew Wright 8.50 m

Andrew did not make the final off the same mark in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.
A chance for the semis this year.


***** David Wilczek 8.75 m

Six months ago, Team Townley super star David Wilczek (aka The TT Horse) set a new Team Townley record for a lap of the legendary Snake Pit at Largs.

The TT Horse won the 200m Over35s at Flinders a few weeks ago and he was photo finish close second (off 8.5m) behind Team Townley stable mate Stokesy in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

So Team Townley super star David Wilczek (aka The TT Horse) has 250millimetres less to run than last Sunday at Brighton, while Stokesy is off the same 21m mark as at Brighton ...

I say that David is a definite for the final, 99.8% probably a podium, almost equal favourite on the form, plus he is a really nice person, really nice.

Whereas I am not so nice and I want to win.

I started out thinking this was going to be an objective piece, but it is quickly turning into a one man pre match brawl and bawl session, psyching myself into beating the Vics out of the final and then beating the fine SA mob in the final to win in my childhood stomping ground at the Bay, the sacred site of thousands of years of annual corroborees and more recently 124 annual carnivals with running races, and for me lots of fairy floss from the lady who made the fairy floss fresh from pure white sugar (after you ordered and paid) using a little machine in the little booth that used to be near the rotunda just 50 years ago. Now I am getting even further off topic, so I may as well mention my little wooden canoe that I built and launched not far from Colley Reserve in the Patawalonga in 1967 - I still have the canoe as well as lots of fillings in my teeth and acne scars.
Now where were we?


* Darren Naismith 10.00 m ??

Last year Darren scratched with a mark of 11m.


** Mathew Boyes 11.00 m ??

The Victorian runner and now VAL boss Mathew Boyes easily took out last year's race, off 12.5m - so an extra 1.5m to run this year, same as Stokesy.

Needs to have improved a bit, because Stokesy and The Hyphenator are in top form this year.

If any of the Vics break into the final, it could be Boyes (or maybe Brown maybe).

But for this Vic, I predict - run out in the semis.


* Shane Buckingham 11.75 m ??


** Christopher Brown 12.00 m

Christopher Brown did not make the semis last year off 8.5m.

With a big lift from last year, could be a chance for the semis this year.


** Greg Franks 12.00 m

Team Townley's desert dwelling mystic has been gathering his spirit power.

Who knows what Greg will achieve if he makes it out of the desert in time.

A good chance for the semis.


* Brian Wright 12.00 m ??


* Brendan Golden 12.25 m ??

A little lift from 11.75m last year when Brendan failed to get past the heats.


** Robert Samarcq 13.00 m

Team Townley's Bob Samarcq is not expected to be a contender, due to interrupted preparation.

A slim chance for the semis.


** Michael Cassidy 13.25 m

Team Townley's Michael "Killer" Cassidy was run out in the semis last year off the same mark
and has had interrupted preparation for this year's Bay Sheffield.

But Michael is still a chance for the semis, maybe even the final.


* Darren Arthur 13.50 m ??


** Mark Donovan 13.50 m

Mark Donovan ran 5th in last year's final off 12.5m

Mark did not make the final off 13m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

A chance for the semis this year and a "maybe but probably not" for the final.


** John Turner 14.75 m

John Turner was run out in the heats last year off 15.5m.

John won nine weeks ago at Port Adelaide off 15.5m but did not make the final off 14.75m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

A good chance for the semis this year and a "maybe but probably not" for the final.


*** Cameron White 14.75 m

Cameron won the big money 400m Over45 event at Flagstaff last season, so he has the new shorts and the new haircut ready for this big event.

Sorry Cameron, this one is mine. Mine. Mine. ... (short break for our author Stokesy to recover composure)

The commentator's delight when he is waving the white flag or wearing the white colours, Cameron was White in the White when he made the 120m Over45 final off 14m three weeks ago at the PreBay - but he did not run in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday.

A good chance for the semis this year and a a definite maybe for the final.


* Glenn Cooper 15.00 m ??


* Graeme Armstrong 15.50 m ??


* Richard Norris 15.50 m ??


** Grant Oates 15.50 m

Grant is a chance for the semis this year and a "maybe but probably not" for the final.


** Wayne Edwards 16.00 m

Wayne is a chance for the semis this year and a "maybe but probably not" for the final.


*** Alex Jefferies 16.00 m

Team Townley's Scottish tiger Alex Jefferies wants to do well and so he shall.

Last year Alex scratched with a mark of 13.5m.

A big two and a half metres less distance required from Alex this year.

No wonder he is smiling.

Alex ran off 15m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday and might have made the final if he had not tripped himself one metre from the finish.

Alex is a good chance for the semis this year and a definite maybe for the final.


* Eugene DeVizio 17.00 m

Recent form says Eugene is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.


**** Ross Hill-Brown 19.50 m

Ross The Hyphenator Hill-Brown and I go back a long way.

Last season was my breakthrough season, with my first ever SAAL sash and a few more as well.

This is Ross's breakthrough season, with his first SAAL sash at Henley in November
Henley
120m Over 35's FINAL
1st Ross Hill-Brown (19.50)
2nd David Palmer (4.00)
3rd David Wilczek (8.50)
and
then another win at the PreBay early in December
PreBay
120m O/45’s FINAL
1 Ross Hill-Brown (19.50)
2 Brett Stokes (21.00)
3 Ali Saliu (8.00)
4 Cameron White (14.00)
5 Lyn Peake (28.00)
6 Alex Jefferies (14.50)

I reckon Ross got a great start at the PreBay while I know I did a lousy start, with Ross ahead of me after only a couple of my steps.
I caught up a bit (maybe 350mm) and lost the race in a close finish where I did a lousy dip.
That bad start cost me a sash and about one hundred dollars.

So I can do better, much better than that day at the Bay.

The Hyphenator did not run in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday, where I won ahead of David Wilczek and David Palmer:
Brighton
120m Over 35’s FINAL
1 Brett Stokes (21.00)
2 David Wilczek (8.50)
3 David Palmer (4.00)
4 Ali Saliu (8.00)
5 David Miller (8.50)
6 Amin Chehade (6.50)

So I say that Ross is a definite for the final, 60% probably a podium, third favourite on the form


* Craig Lancaster 19.50 m ??

Craig Lancaster was run out in the heats last year off 19.5m.


* Mark Barnett 21.00 m

Mark Barnett was run out in the heats last year off 20m.


****** Brett Stokes 21.00 m

I want to win.

I want to win for Team Townley.

I want to win for South Australia.

The form says that I am a contender.

Last year I ran off 22.5m and I came 4th in the final behind two Vics and David Palmer.

It was a big learning experience as well as a huge thrill.

I reckon I can be several metres faster this year, so a hit of just 1.5m is okay by me.

Give me a tail wind and I will win by a long way.

So I say that Stokesy is a definite for the final, 99% probably a podium, top favourite on the form.


* Jackie Chehade 23.00 m

Last year Jackie scratched with a mark of 23m.

Recent form says Jackie is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.


* Sonya Pollard 23.00 m

Sonya Pollard was run out in the heats last year off 21m.

A slim chance for the semis this year maybe ??



* Gary Ferber 24.50 m

Recent form says Gary is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.


* Gary Mahon 25.00 m ??


*** Sue Turner 25.00 m

Sue has been a sash winner this SAAL season, along with husband John, and it is wonderful to see the Turners and Chehades exemplifying the SAAL spirit of family fun in the fresh air.

Sue is good for the semis, and a definite maybe for the final.


* Darcy Cheney 26.00 m

The gentleman of the SAAL, Darcy Cheney.

After you, says Darcy. Okay.

Recent form says Darcy is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.


* Craig Trewartha 29.00 m

Once we thought of the tall moustache man Craig as The Porn Star (thanks to Terry McAuliffe for that one)

Now he is known as the legendary father of the legendary Ali Trewartha the legend.

But can daddy Craig still run?

Recent form says Craig is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.


* Douglas Armstrong 31.00 m ??


**** Lyn Peake 31.00 m

Team Townley's pocket rocket international record holder and multi medal winner here there and elsewhere, Lyn Peake has a fiercely competitive spirit and very bright clothing.

Last year Lyn ran with a mark of 25m and did not make it past the heats.

A big six metres less distance required from Lyn this year.

At the PreBay early in December, Lyn ran 5th in the final off 28m.

Lyn ran off 29m in the Beach Huts Middleton 120m Over35 at Brighton last Sunday and did not make the final.

So recent form says Lyn is very likely to make the final and may be on the podium.


* Kathryn Blute 32.00 m

Recent form says Team Townley's Kathryn Blute is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.


* Debbie Roberts 33.00 m

Recent form says Debbie is unlikely to make the semis, but you never know.




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LAST YEAR


Bay Sheff = one year ago

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Heat: 1
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Ross Hill-Brown Green 19.50m 13.979
2 Michael Cassidy Yellow 13.25m 14.099
3 Sue Turner Pink 24.75m 13.981
4 Brendan Golden Blue 11.75m 14.372
5 John Hilditch White 7.00m 14.547
6 Sonya Pollard Black 21.00m 15.001
- Glenn Ross Red 4.00m Scr

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Heat: 2
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 David Palmer Red 4.00m 13.583
2 Katrina Buckingham Black 20.50m 13.737
3 Debbie Roberts Brown 33.00m 13.932
4 Paul Brattoli Green 16.00m 14.006
5 Robert Samarcq Yellow 13.00m 14.146
6 Anthony Booth White 8.50m 14.603
- Ali Saliu Blue 11.00m Scr
- Gary Mahon Pink 24.00m Scr

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Heat: 3
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Mark Donovan Yellow 12.50m 13.664
2 David Wilczek Blue 8.50m 13.878
3 Gary Ferber Pink 24.00m 14.057
4 John Turner Green 15.50m 14.696
- Damien McTernan Red 3.50m Scr
- Darren Naismith White 5.00m Scr
- Lesley Tompson Black 20.00m Scr
- Karen Paparella Brown 28.50m Scr

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Heat: 4
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Mathew Boyes Yellow 12.50m 13.672
2 Dan Semmler White 6.00m 13.726
3 Richard McMahon Green 14.75m 14.143
4 Heidi McTernan Black 20.00m 14.200
5 Craig Trewartha Brown 27.75m 15.003
- Kane Harrison Red 3.50m Scr
- Jason Shepherd Blue 8.50m Scr
- Jackie Chehade Pink 23.00m Scr

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Heat: 5
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Brett Stokes Pink 22.50m 13.969
2 Ross Nitschke White 6.25m 14.091
3 Mark Barnett Black 20.00m 14.741
4 Christopher Brown Blue 8.50m 14.764
5 Kathryn Blute Brown 27.00m 15.150
- Matthew Callard Red 2.00m Scr
- Shane Moss Yellow 12.25m Scr
- Alex Jefferies Green 13.50m Scr

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Heat: 6
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Steve Butler Green 13.50m 13.944
2 Tim Johnson Red 0.00m 13.995
3 Craig Lancaster Black 19.50m 14.144
4 Darcy Cheney Pink 22.50m 14.841
5 Lyn Peake Brown 25.00m 14.883
- Daniel Flesfadar White 4.50m Scr
- Amin Chehade Blue 6.50m Scr
- Brian Wright Yellow 12.00m Scr


Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Semi Final: 1
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Mathew Boyes Blue 12.50m 13.505
2 Dan Semmler White 6.00m 13.508
3 Mark Donovan Yellow 12.50m 13.685
4 Ross Hill-Brown Green 19.50m 13.737
5 Katrina Buckingham Black 20.50m 13.738
6 Tim Johnson Red 0.00m 13.810

Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Semi Final: 2
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 David Palmer Red 4.00m 13.751
2 Brett Stokes Black 22.50m 13.833
3 Ross Nitschke White 6.25m 13.851
4 Steve Butler Green 13.50m 13.875
5 David Wilczek Blue 8.50m 13.981
6 Michael Cassidy Yellow 13.25m 13.982


Event 84 - 120m Over 35 - Final:
Position Name Colour Mark Time
1 Mathew Boyes Yellow 12.50m 13.452
2 David Palmer Red 4.00m 13.592
3 Dan Semmler White 6.00m 13.634
4 Brett Stokes Black 22.50m 13.685
5 Mark Donovan Green 12.50m 13.767
6 Ross Nitschke Blue 6.25m 13.792



Last edited by Stokesy on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:41 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : layout, spelling, The TT Horse)

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Wow! Stokesy I've seen it all now. That is the best write up for a codger's race I've ever read. As a consequence of your incredible devotion to putting it all out there, with your regular contributions about what's happening in the Over 35's & Over 45's; you have generated unprecedented interest in the codgers' events. I'm now filming them - and that's a huge paradigm shift for me!

I reckon this will be the most eagerly awaited and most watched Over 35's 120m race in Bay Sheff history.

This site is attracting in excess of 500 hits per day and it's the likes of Smoke 'n Mirrorz and Stokesy with their fantastic contributions that is making it impossible to go a day without logging on.

Btw, Great speech at Brighton, Stokesy, the Protrack promo was much appreciated.

Never thought I'd see the day I'm looking forward to the Over 35's. Will be compulsory viewing.

Go Stokesy!


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Great write up Stokesy! Love your work.

BUT!

There is only one "Horse"

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Glenn Ross (WA runner) off 4m will run 13.2
Yorke off 3.25m could do the same If he hasn't run everything from the 70m to the marathon first

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Stokesy good review but I think u were a little biased. Didn't get near it today mate.

6 disappointment on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:22 pm

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Hey, CJ, thanks, it was a bitter disappointment for me ... public optimism (or bias if you will) has its risks ...

What happened?

Ross Hill-Brown did not show up for the heats, nor did Matt Boyes.

Shane Grimwade scratched.

Greg Franks was late signing in.

The Turners (John and Sue) ran in the same heat and both made the semis.

I won my heat easily in 13.5 when the sun was shining and the wind was only 20km/hr.

I spent an hour or more working really hard on my right leg, particularly the calf muscle. It came good and it seemed fine in the semi.

I like warmth and a tail wind ... and as long as the head wind is less then 25km/hr I do okay.

My semi was won in 14.0 in cold and very windy conditions. Mid race I felt like I stopped moving forward (wind gust) and had to start again. I was a close 4th, needing to be third or better to make the final. Very disappointing for me.

So I missed the final.

As did the Turners and David Wilczek.

So the only SA runners in the final were David Palmer and Lyn Peake - both rated as likely finalists in my preview which was indeed very biased to SA runners and to my mates in Team Townley - my ignorance of the other runners is regrettable but real.

Lyn ran 4th, the top placed South Aussie.

Well done Lyn, who I know was disappointed, being such a competitive person - but Lyn is okay, she will bounce back from disappointment and keep on getting better and better results in the SAAL.

I predict a sash for Lyn early in 2012.

Shane Ezard who ran third from 2 metres, claims to be part South Aussie, with South Aussie in laws.
I think Shane said that, to try to make me feel better after I lost out in the semis.
Tim Johnson said to me "it's only a running race".
When I told Shane Ezard that, Shane said something like "not to people like us" ... a cool dude, I reckon. And I have seen Tim Johnson give it everything, so I reckon he is a people like us, and it is not just a running race to Tim until after the race.

Maybe lots of South Aussies will win races tomorrow.

I am happy to be having a go.

I try to be entertaining and I like to have fun and I try to win.

What else can I say?

Maybe next year, maybe next race, maybe one day ...

Best wishes to everyone



Last edited by Stokesy on Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typos)

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It's all good mate your great to watch. Keep it up.

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Hope this wont get me into trouble, but I feel too many interstate runners are given a handicap that keeps them coming to the Bay, where as if we head interstate our marks are crucified. Without seeing the actual results of today I could be wrong but from what I saw many interstate runners smashed us.
I don't think many inter-staters have competed in SA much this year if any? Bet if I headed to Stawell my over 35s 120m mark would go from 8m back to 3 or 4m like it did last time I went.
I just feel the same application put on SA runners going to Vic dont apply when Vic's come to SA.
With all due respect to the handicappers.
For Tim, he just enjoys his running regardless and while I'm sure he would love to be on top of the podium every now and then like the rest of us, he doesn't take it too seriously, we all want to perform to our best but its not then end of the world if we don't make a final.
I had to pull out of either the Over 35's or the restricted, me heats were only 15min apart, with semi's and finals back to back, together with a massively failed attempt in the 70m open was always going to be too much.

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Heard from a reliable source whilst I was down at the Bay that the TTG meeting wouldnt have gone ahead had it not been for O35 er.
Not sure if its right but well done if correct.
JUST A SUGGESTION...........If the meetings your baby why not make the over 35 200m the main event and have Stokesy play his guitar and sing the National antham before the race.Im sure the place would be packed for the performance.
Obviously you have got off your backside to see the meeting goes ahead so surely you have the final call.
Go the old blokes ....and OVER35er

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No to blow wind up my own sail but yeah I didnt want the Tea Tree Gully meet to go, being the club I have been at since I started, so I took it on to keep it going at least for another year. I'd prefer to have the 200 Over 45's race changed to an over 35's race. And on stokesy singing the national anthem I think we'd look for a past Idol winner first or maybe someone from the new young talent time?? No offence Brett I'm sure you'd do a lovely job.

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