PROTRACK

A forum devoted to track events from 60m to the 2 mile. Mainly pro but also news from local, national and international sprint & middle distance competitions.

Log in

I forgot my password



Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» VAL CALENDAR 2017/2018
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:03 pm by youngy

» 2018 BUNBURY GIFT
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:33 am by AussiePro

» Bridge of Allan Highland Games
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:08 pm by JH

» Stand Up Comedy debut
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:16 pm by youngy

» St Andrews (Scotland)
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:42 am by JH

» Mull Highland Games.
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:57 pm by JH

» Regular VAL runner picked in U/18 Vic Metro AFL team to play WA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:16 pm by Willo the Whisp

» Airth(Scotland)
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:09 am by JH

» Vale.. John Stoney John passed away last wednesday and his funeral will be held today in Albury
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:50 pm by Jack Stoney

August 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Calendar Calendar


You are not connected. Please login or register

PROTRACK » GENERAL » Daylesford 400m - a breakthrough win for Ratcliffe

Daylesford 400m - a breakthrough win for Ratcliffe

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Admin

avatar
Admin
Admin
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/sport/athletics/daylesford-gift-ratcliffe-shocked-at-win/2038633.aspx

Daylesford Gift: Ratcliffe shocked at win
MELANIE WHELAN
Ballarat Courier
04 Jan, 2011


TO BE STANDING atop the podium late in the day at Daylesford was a shock for Ballarat's Adam Ratcliffe.

Even most of his stablemates had returned home.

Ratcliffe claimed his break-through win in the $500 open 400m final - the last race on the program yesterday.

He made his return to the Victorian Athletic League circuit at Maryborough on Saturday after an 18-month running hiatus.

"I didn't think I still had it in me," Ratcliffe said.

"I had two good finals at Maryborough - the 200m and 70m - and it gave me the confidence to come up and win today."

Ratcliffe (32m) fought off a fast-finishing James Deane (28m) and edging out Brian Wright (57m) to capture victory in 48.96 seconds.

He pushed to the front in a tough final 100m, staying strong to the line.

Ratcliffe has made a string of finals before at Cricket Willow but this was his first win at the venue.

"It's tough out here," Ratcliffe said.

"There are no true straights."

More used to 800m, Ratcliffe has worked to get back to sprinting under coach Rod Mathews.

The results are starting to show in a well-rounded 400m run.

Ratcliffe will move back into a training period until the St Albans Gift carnival in four weeks' time.

He is building towards Stawell and plans to also be out in force at home in Ballarat this April.

http://protrack.easyforumlive.com

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum