For the first time we had relays on the Friday evening, which made for cooler conditions for the
1500’s. Unfortunately for us all the female events were run at the same time and the rules didn’t
allow us to double up and run in two age groups. In reality it was a blessing as we had a full
weekend ahead of us.
In true AE spirit, we had many who stepped in and up to help when injuries struck especially in
events they were not familiar with.
Many thanks to Naomi and Jane B for stepping into the 400, Rebecca into the Men’s 800 (Ken
suffered back spasm following 1500 and 400).
Sally helping us get a throws team out for the first time and for running on every day.
Kylie for signing up to run, twice, after an Achillies issue following the Auckland marathon. The
many for running with some ongoing and coming back from injury issues – Jane B, Rona,
Robyn, Cecilia, Campbell
It was great to see old members coming back to compete – Ian and Andrew dusting off the
running spikes/shoes to take part.
Excellent debut performances from Aggie, Mons and Jane W, now part of the legendary AE
Good solid runs from Keith, Matt & Jim, given that these were the first runs of their seasons.
Great to see Chamkaur back to his flying best, that last leg in the 800 will be talked about for
For the first time ever we fielded a Womens 4 x shot put team which produced 3 PB’s and AE
record throws for 50, 55 and 65 year age groups, the icing on the cake was the silver medal.
Sally threw left handed due to a shoulder injury which was a big effort for the team and well
Photo credit: Fred Etter