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Geelong Timetable Farce

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1 Geelong Timetable Farce on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:25 am

DizzyRunner


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Which genius put the two longest events on the schedule , the 550m and 1600m open, 40mins apart?

Why is it that sprinters doing the two shortest events at a meet are accounted for, but distance athletes doing the two longest events on a schedule (the 400/1600m or 550m/1600m) must always do both within an hour, as has been the case on about 4 occasions this year?

That's one way to convince the longer athletes to stay away or only run once.

2 Re: Geelong Timetable Farce on Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:09 pm

Downesy


DizzyRunner wrote:Which genius put the two longest events on the schedule , the 550m and 1600m open, 40mins apart?

Why is it that sprinters doing the two shortest events at a meet are accounted for, but distance athletes doing the two longest events on a schedule (the 400/1600m or 550m/1600m) must always do both within an hour, as has been the case on about 4 occasions this year?

That's one way to convince the longer athletes to stay away or only run once.

I have no doubts of your observation(s) Dizzy, however, if this is a 4th or 5th case observation from yourself, wouldn't it be more beneficial to approach the source of the said issue, either directly, or through the VRTA? Being a "dizzy runner" myself, I would also benefit from as much rest between events as possible, however, in defence of the sprinters, they may have heats, semis, and finals to contest in a day. (Possibly 6 races).

As a VRTA representative, I would be more than happy to discuss with you, any issues you may have, and pass them on to the appropriate people, in the appropriate matter.

Downesy.

3 Re: Geelong Timetable Farce on Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:26 am

whistleblower


Dizzy stop ya complaining. Ya jogged around the 400 at Trinity before jogging around the mile 20 mins later. Why should we at Geelong provide you with another jogging opportunity. Be happy with your 4.00.7 mile win at Bendigo last year and stop complaining to the handicapper every 5 minutes. Jogging around in 4.30 now is embarrassing.

4 Re: Geelong Timetable Farce on Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:47 am

ProTrackRunner


With the amount of events, age groups and runners to account for these things are bound to happen. Just get on with it i say.

A classic example was Avondale Heights where sprinters, myself included who ran the 120m, both 70m sprints and the 300m had little more than 5 minutes to back up from the 120m final, 70 don furness heats and then the 300m heats all be it in 45 degree weather.

Pro running is all about having the ability to back up and adapt, training should reflect this.

See you all at Geelong which i'm sure will be a fantastic event.

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