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Bay Sheffield nomination numbers

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1 Bay Sheffield nomination numbers on Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:46 am


Bay Sheffield nomination numbers have been released.
Massive numbers in the open, women and junior sprints.
169 Gift runners (88 open, 81 women)
109 under 18’s 120m runners (58 boys, 51 girls). SAAL and coaches doing something right.
172 runners in the 70m (92 open, 80 women)
OK numbers in middle distance.
43 open 550, 45 vets 550, 34 women 550, 47 junior 550, 39 open 800m
Absolute poor numbers in distance. What is going on with pro running distance races?
Only 20 runner in the open 1600m and only 23 in a womens/vets combined 1600m. 11 in the selected 1600m is also low.

2 Re: Bay Sheffield nomination numbers on Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:54 am


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Park Run is where it's at.

3 Re: Bay Sheffield nomination numbers on Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:21 pm


Yep park run numbers are flowing strong here in SA, not to mention the Trail running SA events. I snuck in a trail event at Kuitpo Forest back in september and they had close to 1000 entrants running over a 10km distance or 21km distance.

There are multiple reasons why there are not many distance runners running pros here in SA, and i think it's pretty well accepted not many coaches are actually focusing training their athletes for the pro circuit. Besides Micky Buckler, I can't think of a pro running distance group. Flinders AC runners focus a little more on the inter club races at the moment and Adelaide Harriers follow the SARRC, trail running SA, and park run races.

Until we have more Michael Bucklers and Mark Hipworths of the world, we won't see distance runners chasing $100 at smaller meets, as they simply don't value it. But hey, maybe that'll all change in the next couple of years?

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