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1 Wind gauge on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:48 am

safrican

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At Port Adelaide (SAAL) the league continues to follow VAL suit by progressing runners into semi finals and finals by awarding winners and the next so many fastest.
All well and good but as everyone could see from yesterday that the wind was all over the place. The men's 70m for example. Heat 1 had a Gail blowing but by the time heats 4 & 5 came the wind had dropped off.
Unless we adopt wind readings and adjust accordingly i don't think we are actually progressing the fastest of the qualifiers through to the next stage.

2 Re: Wind gauge on Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:03 pm

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agree to an extent but in the end of the day, if you are progressing through to the semis based on being one of the fastest qualifiers, then your chances of finishing on the podium in the final are probably quite slim.

3 Re: Wind gauge on Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:10 pm

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Not entirely true.Liv Ryan last years Stawell Women's winner, Grace O'Dwyer also, and Jarrem Pearce in the Stawell Gift are just a few that relied on fastest times to win through to the final before their victories.

4 Re: Wind gauge on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:51 pm

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Bumble Bee Man wrote:agree to an extent but in the end of the day, if you are progressing through to the semis based on being one of the fastest qualifiers, then your chances of finishing on the podium in the final are probably quite slim.


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5 Re: Wind gauge on Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:55 pm

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safrican wrote:At Port Adelaide (SAAL) the league continues to follow VAL suit by progressing runners into semi finals and finals by awarding winners and the next so many fastest.
All well and good but as everyone could see from yesterday that the wind was all over the place. The men's 70m for example. Heat 1 had a Gail blowing but by the time heats 4 & 5 came the wind had dropped off.
Unless we adopt wind readings and adjust accordingly i don't think we are actually progressing the fastest of the qualifiers through to the next stage.


Yes there is no accurate way of progressing the fastest runners if times are used but actual times are better than false times.

Wind adjusted times are false times and should not be used for progression. Wind adjustments are far from accurate and wind impacts runners differently.

The best and fairest way to progress is on wins and placings and especially in seeded semi-finals.

If wins and placing are not divisible by the number of lanes available in the semi or final then only the remaining vacant lanes should be filled by fastest times…..progression on times should be kept to an absolute minimum.

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