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Winter track and field series racing resumed Sunday in Palmerston North.
Athletics: Some good news with the region returning to Delta Alert Level 2 this week: it will be possible to advance to the final round of the Winter Track and Field Series.
The meeting will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. at the Manawat Community Athletic Track, Palmerston North.
The program will include track races of 60 meters, 200 meters and more than 800 meters and the option of distances of 1000 meters, 3000 meters or 5000 meters.
Field events are shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump and high jump.
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To enforce the Delta Alert Level 2 rules, a stadium limit of 100 people is enforced.
Everyone should log in, wear a mask whenever possible and respect the needs of social distance.
Fortunately, the first round of the series saw the numbers below the stadium, so no problem.
ild Feilding An update from Moa on how they will operate under Delta Level 2, where they are limited to 100 people per event: Weekend’s event venue is Beaconsfield Hall in Beaconsfield Valley Rd.
They will run two races, the first starting at 12 noon and the second at 2 p.m.
Race requires pre-registration, with a maximum of 100 beginners enforced on a first-come, first-served basis.
Although their web scorer results system will allow contract tracing, supporters are asked to complete a visitor’s book and all attendees are encouraged to scan the QR code around the race venue.
All public health measures will be implemented. Hand washing facilities will be provided, but competitors are asked to bring their towels to dry completely after washing with soap and water.
Once they finish their race, they should not get together and are told to leave the venue as soon as possible to help keep the numbers low. There are more detailed instructions. Feeding Moa website..
♦ Cowade has once again created difficulties for the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics Championships scheduled for December at Inglewood.
The championship was originally scheduled to take place from December 3 to December 5, but this is no longer possible due to changes in NCEA exam dates.
It has been decided to reschedule. The champions will now start on Thursday, December 16 and end on Saturday, December 18.
My concern is that there should still be uncertainty about being able to move forward on these meeting dates.
This will require the country to return to Alert Level 1.
If that were to happen, with Auckland remaining at a high level, some difficult decisions would have to be made. Not only will Auckland’s rivals be barred from competing, but the pool of available officials will be greatly reduced.
At this point I am rescheduling my accommodation for the championship.
The annual general meeting of the Palmerston North Athletic and Harrier Club will be held Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The opening night of the 2021-2022 season is Tuesday, October 5.