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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Wangaratta 3200m: The painful drawn-out death of the distant events or just a sign of the times.

Wangaratta 3200m: The painful drawn-out death of the distant events or just a sign of the times.

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DizzyRunner has noticed that the prizemoney for the 3200m has been slashed from $2500 last year, to just $1000 this year.

A sign of tough financial times for small business in Wangarrata, within the larger context of global economic uncertainty, attributable to a slowdown in growth for China and fiscal instability in the US.

Or just a reflection of the short attention span of today's populace, with their videogames and their smartphones creating a generation of people requiring instant gratification in the form of 12.5sec track events.

Is there some sort of novelty feature we can introduce to these longer events to make them more appealing? Dress ups, races within races, head to head betting. Can anyone say "beer two-mile"?


Dizzyrunner,whilst your post is quite funny, you will also find the prizemoney for the wangaratta gift has also reduced significantly over the years, a sign of the times and how hard the country region has felt the brunt of 10 years of drought prior to the last couple of times. The grandstand in years gone by was allocated seating for those that booked in advance

Phil Noden

Dizzyrunner, thanks for the pick up on the prizemoney. The book is incorrect, $2,500 prizemoney still stands with
$1,400 for 1st, $400 2nd, $250 3rd, $150 4th, $100 5th and 6th-10th $50 each. If you think you can run in the top ten you have atleast covered fuel for the day.I think you might be at the pointy end of the field as i have noticed you are looking fit Dizzyrunner.
Also the limit has been increased to 600m to help accomadate as many runners as possible.All the best.

Phil Noden


As a sprinter here in SA, preparing for a race is always a bit tricky with a longer distance race in progress albeit only for a few minutes, but I'd have to say they are some of the best races to watch. Seeing if a back marker can catch the front marker, the struggle for position out of the last turn onto the straight, very inspirational, gotta hand it to them, they sure work hard.

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