Joseph Millar comes through tough times for Gold Coast reward
Drinking from the last chance saloon at the Australian Championships in Gold Coast, Joseph Millar seized his opportunity to convince selectors to pick him for the 200m in February.
And now the 25-year-old sprinter returns to Carrara Stadium desperate to turn in another scintillating performance at the eagerly awaited Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge
Tom Walsh walked his talk at the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge in West Auckland, setting new All comer, Resident and National Records with a stunning throw of 22.67m. The last time anyone in the world threw further than that was 28 years ago!
Eliza McCartney was a bit disappointed in clearing 4.75m, but that was just 0.05 short of the 4.80m she cleared to win an Olympic medal – she had three good attempts at 4.85m which would have been a personal best. Pretty good for not such a good day!
Details from the Sir Graeme Douglas International
We’re really excited by the number of entries coming in for the Rotorua Marathon events on 5 May. The new Half Marathon course has been a big drawcard with the course now heading into some great trails in the Whakarewarewa forest.
Check out the new course
If you're thinking about running the full Rotorua Marathon, don’t forget the special for Athletics NZ members. If you are a member of an affiliated Athletics NZ club, you can get $15 off the entry fee.
One of the advantages of belonging to an Athletics NZ affiliated club, and automatically becoming a member of Athletics NZ, is that you and your family can access the Athletics NZ Member Benefits programme. The programme can save you money on travel, accommodation, rental cars, insurance, sports gear, sports medical products and more, just by being a member of your local athletics club. We feature some of our Member Benefits Partners below.
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To show their commitment to athletics, Sports Distributors are offering all Athletics New Zealand clubs and members 15% OFF selected athletics
gear! Simply insert the promo code: ATHNZ15 when you are checking out.
Get the good pricing here
If you’re looking for places to stay for your next event, work trip or holiday, why not try Choice Hotels! Our member benefits partner Choice Hotel Group offer Athletics NZ members, family and friends 15% discount on accommodation. Tick SC15 and quote Client ID 00288970 when booking online or by phone.
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