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15th July 2006: Wellington Cross Country Championships - 12,000m - Waikanae

1st Rees Buck 42:11 Scottish
2nd Glenn Hughes 42:15 Scottish
3rd Jason Cressingham 42:27 WHAC
4th Gareth Hyett 42:50 WHAC
5th Dougal Thorburn 43:16 Scottish

This was a tough race with several of Wellington's top runners all coming into some good form over the past couple of weeks. I stayed near the front of the race throughout as I wanted to really test where I was at with three weeks to go before the National Champs. Despite feeling pretty good during therace, Glenn Hughes managed to get away from me in the last 2km after he ran strongly up one of the longer hills on the lap. It took me about one km to catch him again and the finish ended with me having to sprint to hold out a fast finishing Hughes.

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Apologies for the lack of results through this period. Due to injuries and the starting of NZRun.com I have neglected the up-keep of this section. I hope to get it back up to date soon.


20th March 2005: World Cross Country Championships - 12,000m - St Galmier, France

1st Kenenisa Bekele 35:06 ETH
2nd Zersenay Tadesse 35:20 ERI
3rd Abdullah Ahmad Hassan 35:34 QAT

88th Rees Buck 39:30 NZL

I was pretty tired from the 4km race going into the 12km. The course was very demanding for a relatively flat course, and with 13 obstacles per lap over six laps I was expecting the long race to be very tough. I decided to run in my new x-c spikes (NB XC240C) which have a bit more support than the track spikes I used in the short race and would hopefully help reduce the risk of getting any injuries. I started off slowly and just tried to get into a rhythm before trying to move up in the field. At the end of the first lap I was almost at the back of the field, but felt good and just tried to maintain my pace. Gradually the field came back to me and as each lap passed I picked up places including a number of the top Australians, Americans and Canadians. There was a water station which I made use of on each lap, and it definitely helpd towards the end as it was very hot an dry while we were running.

1st Lap: 143 Rees Buck NZL 7:01
2nd Lap: 127 Rees Buck NZL 13:25
3rd Lap: 118 Rees Buck NZL 19:58
4th Lap: 102 Rees Buck NZL 26:30
5th Lap: 96 Rees Buck NZL 33:07
Finish: 88 Rees Buck NZL 39:30

In the last half of the last lap I didn't pick up many runners as the pace picked up again for a finishing sprint, but I was happy to also have a bit left and hold my place. At the end it was clear from the results that a number of top athletes had a tough day at the office with many world-class runners either dropping out, or finishing well below where expected. The link to the results below is to the IAAF website where you can also find information on all the athletes by clicking on their name.

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19th March 2005: World Cross Country Championships - 4,000m - St Galmier, France

1st Kenenisa Bekele 11:33 ETH
2nd Abraham Chebii 11:38 KEN
3rd Issac Kiprono Songok 11:39 KEN

59th Rees Buck 12:36 NZL
69th Adrian Blincoe 12:42 NZL
104th Ben Ruthe 13:06 NZL
127th Dale Summerville 13:40 NZL

The short race was the main focus for me at the World Champs again this year, so once again I was glad that it was on the first day so it would allow me to do both events without hurting my 4km performance. I, like Adrian Blincoe, decided to run the short race in my track racing spikes (NB LDS1000) I started off the race at a pace that I felt I could maintain the whole way, but quickly found that the small obstacles were very tough. There were a number of small knee-high dirt mounds and logs to jump over which interrupted your rhthym and tired the legs quickly. I was in approximately 45th place after 1km lost a couple of places towards the end of the 1st lap.

1st Lap: 54 Buck Rees NZL 6:30

In the second lap my legs were very tired from all of the jumps and the hot, dry weather also started to have an effect. I lost a couple of places between 2km and 3km but maintained my position in the last km with a solid finish picking up two places in the last straight. I was happy with my performance in relation to many of the top athletes who finished behind me, and also in relation to my past World X-C performances. I learned a lot about this course in the short race and knew to approach the long race a little more conservatively.

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17th February 2005: Melbourne GPII - 5,000m - Melbourne, Australia

1st Craig Mottram 13:28.05 VIS
2nd Samwel Mwera 13:29.14 TAN
3rd Patrick Nyangelo 13:36.40 TAN
4th David Ruschena 13:37.57 VIC
5th Rees Buck 13:49.47 NZL
6th Simon Field 13:50.39 VIC
7th Shane Nankervis 13:57.87 VIC
8th Clint Perrett 13:58.35 VIC
9th Lee Troop 13:59.11 VIS

Race review to come

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12th February 2005: Capital Classic - Mile - Wellington, New Zealand

1st Rees Buck 4:06.90 Scottish
2nd Stuart Kerr 4:07.39 Bays
3rd Gareth Hyett 4:13.62 Ariki

Race review to come

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5th February 2005: National Championships - 3,000m - Hastings, New Zealand

1st Rees Buck 8:06.91 Scottish
2nd Ben Ruthe 8:07.12 Bays
3rd Stuart Kerr 8:09.21 Bays
4th Paul Hamblyn 8:13.68 Bays
5th Thomas Mayo 8:14.82 Bays
6th Kim Hogarth 8:18.31 Central
7th Shafat Salad 8:21.84 Tauranga
8th Gareth Hyett 8:26.56 Ariki
9th Jason Stewart 8:27.89 Napier
10th Dino Bozzone 8:31.33 Bays

Race review to come

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29th January 2005: Club Meet - 1,500m - Wellington, New Zealand

1st Rees Buck 3:48.13 Scottish
2nd Gareth Hyett 3:51.60 Ariki
3rd Terefe Ejigu 3:54.20 Scottish
4th Neil Sampson 3:56.33 Valleys
5th Tim Prendergast 3:56.91 Scottish
6th Andrew Davidson 4:00.72 Otago
7th Quentin Rew 4:01.91 Ariki

Race review to come

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22nd January 2005: Bays Snap Meet - 5,000m - Auckland, New Zealand

1st Rees Buck 14:09.10 Scottish
2nd Ben Ruthe 14:09.54 Bays
3rd Stu Kerr 14:28.50 Bays
4th Paul Hamblyn 14:42.57 Bays
5th Kerry Rodgers 14:55.64 Lyndale

Race review to come

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14th December 2004: Kiwi Milers Club - 5,000m - Auckland, New Zealand

1st Rees Buck 14:08.22 Scottish
2nd Ben Ruthe 14:14.87 Bays
3rd Craig Kirkwood 14:24.12 Auckland Uni
4th Tom Mayo 14:24.57 Bays
5th Stu Kerr 14:55.64 Bays
6th Kim Hogarth 14:36.94 Palmerston North
7th Kerry Rodger 14:39.45 Lyndale
8th Leyton Tremain 14:48.59 New Brighton
9th Alistair Snowden 14:55.61 Hawera

Race review to come

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17th October 2004: Sir Barry Curtis Classic - 10,000m - Auckland, New Zealand

1st Dale Warrender 29:53 Bays
2nd Rees Buck 30:25 Scottish
3rd Tom Mayo 30:54 Bays
4th Robbie Johnston 31:01 Bays
5th Mark Bomba 31:06 Bays
6th Seaton Meredith 31:07 Lyndale
7th Kim Hogarth 31:09 Palmerston North
8th Stu Kerr 31:10 Bays
9th Mark McKeown Taraunga
10th Phil Costley 31:38 New Brighton

Race review to come

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7th August 2004: National X-C Champs - 12,000m - Hastings, New Zealand

1st Phil Costley 38:22 Canterbury
2nd Rees Buck 38:53 Wellington
3rd Ben Ruthe 39:06 Northland
4th Mark McKeown 39:35 Waikato
5th Matthew Holder 39:53 Hawkes Bay
6th Kim Hogarth 40:08 Manawatu/Wanganui
7th Jason Cressingham 40:17 Wellington
8th Adrian Bailey 40:27 Canterbury
9th Joe Piggin 40:51 Otago
10th Leyton Tremain 40:56 Canterbury

TEAM RESULTS

1st Wellington 50
2nd Auckland 82
3rd Waikato/Bay of Plenty 120

Race review to come

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31st July 2004: KBC Nacht GP II - 5,000m - Heusden, Belgium

3rd Rees Buck 13:52.46 NZL

Race review to come

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24th July 2004: Flanders Cup - 1,500m - Ninove, Belgium

7th Rees Buck 3:43.57 NZL

Race review to come

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21st July 2004: Flanders Cup - 1,500m - Gent, Belgium

1st Fumikazu Kobayashi 3:41.49 JAP
2nd Matthieu Vandiest 3:42.00 BEL
3rd Tom Briooks 3:42.08 USA
4th Rees Buck 3:42.88 NZL
5th Jun Tsuji 3:45.03 JAP
6th Christian Gussow 3:45.13 GER
7th Adam Abu Adam 3:45.62 QAT
8th Tarik Jallouli 3:45.94 BEL
9th Fahd Mellouk 3:46.34 GER
10th Paul Hamblyn 3:46.42 NZL

Race review to come

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15th July 2004: Folksom GP - 3,000m - Norrtelje, Sweden

1st Silas Sang 7.53.67 KEN
2nd Rees Buck 8:01.74 NZL
3rd Erik Sjöqvist 8.02.64 SWE
4th Flemming Bjerre 8.10.54 DEN
5th Gustav Svedbrant 8.11.27 SWE
6th Oscar Käck 8.12.72 SWE
7th Fredrik Uhrbom 8.12.92 SWE
8th Erik Emilsson 8.15.93 SWE
9th Niklas Österberg 8.19.22 SWE
10th Per Jacobsen 8.22.77 SWE

I was aiming to run under eight minutes for this race so I was hoping for even splits through the first few laps. The first lap was 63 seconds which was exactly what I wanted and the next four laps were all in 64 seconds. The first km went through in 2:39 and the second in 2:40. At 1500m I was 3:59 and felt comfortable. Towards the end I started to struggle and the pack I had been sitting behind started to break up. The second to last lap slowed considerably but with a strong head wind I chose to stay in behin until 400m to go. With one lap left I started to pick it up and tried to catch 2nd place who was three seconds in front of me. My last lap was 57 seconds which I was very happy with coinsidering the 67 second previous lap. I was a little disappointed to get so close to eight minutes and not go under, but I look forward to my next opportunity to run a 3000m and try again.

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8th July 2004: Folksom GP - 1,500m - Sollentuna, Sweden

1st Hudson De Souza 3:39.50 BRA
2nd Richard Geemi 3.40.66 KEN
3rd Lachlan Chisholm 3.41.21 AUS
4th Zbigniew Graczyk 3.42.61 POL
5th Darko Radomirovic 3.43.05 SWE
6th Rees Buck 3:43.19 NZL
7th John Lasalle 3.48.23 SWE
8th Thomas Johansson 3.49.02 SWE
9th Erik Emilsson 3.49.31 SWE
10th John Lindström 3.50.31 SWE

I felt tired and heavy warming up for this race, probably from the travelling the previous day and the hot sun. My race was in the afternoon and by the tilme we started the wind had picked up and made one bend of the track very tough to run around. The field for this race was very good and I was hoping to hang on for as long as I could and possibly run a PB. I ran through the first lap in 59 seconds and did not feel too comfortable. The second lap was 60 seconds and I didn`t feel great then either. In the third lap I started to drop off the front pack and worked hard to hold my pace. I ran strong for the first 300m of the last lap, but really struggled coming down the home straight. I was reasonably happy with my time considering the wind and how I had felt warming up. Hoping to feel better for my next rraces.

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4th July 2004: XVI Nocturna Nacional - 1,500m - Alcala De Henares, Spain

1st Rees Buck 3:44.67 NZL

Race review to come

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26th June 2004: EWE Athletics - 1,500m - Cuxhaven, Germany

1st Rees Buck 3:42.16 NZL
2nd Zbigniew Graczyk 3:42,37 POL
3rd Jonas Stiefl 3:43.52 GER
4th Christian Güssow 3:44.26 GER
5th Franek Haschek 3:44.44 GER
6th Christian Knoblich 3:44.71 GER
7th Paul Hamblyn 3:46.25 NZL
8th Daniel Abicht 3:46.71 GER
9th Matthias Norling 3:46.76 SWE
10th Patrick Schulz 3:47.84 GER

The weather had been bad for the two days leading up to this meet but on the day of the meet it cleared up and the sun came out. There was still a bit of wind on the back straight during our race but it was better than the wind at Leiden for my previous race. At the start of the race Paul Hamblyn (NZL) and myself settled in in 2nd and 4th behind the pacemaker. I had wanted to run splits of 59 seconds per lap and I went through the first 400m right on pace. The first lap felt tough but on the second lap I felt a lot more comfortable. At the end of the second lap I passed Paul and moved up to the pacemaker. At the start of the thrid lap a gap opened back to the next runner and at 900m when the pacemaker pulled out I was left on my own. I hit the 1200m split in 2:58 and despite struggling down the home I straight still managed 43 seconds for the final 300m. I was very happy to have run so fast in my first 1500m race of my European season and am now looking ahead to my racing in July in the hope that I can bring my personal best time down.

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12th June 2004: Gouden Spike - 3000m - Leiden, Holland

1st Dennis Licht 8:04.85 NED
2nd Rees Buck 8:07.43 NZL
3rd Hugo Van den Broek 8:08.03 NED
4th Paul Hamblyn 8:14.54 NZL
5th Patrick Stitzinger 8:25.20 NED
6th Edgard Creemers 8:26.45 NED
7th Erik Niemeijer 8:26.66 NED
8th Tom Wiggers 8:27.01 NED
9th Marco Gielen 8:30.73 NED
10th PJ Bosch 8:31.02 AUS

We drove up to Leiden on the day of the race and got there about two hours before the race. The warm up was good although the weather was cold, windy and wet as we jogged around the warm-up area. I felt as though I was over the illness I had suffered during the week and my body felt good on my strides on the track before the start. We had a pace maker arranged to take the pace at 64 pers ceconds per lap for the first half, which is 8:00 pace and we I was hoping for about 3:59 through half-way. The first 200m went out in 29 seconds with the pack a little off the leader. The first lap was 63 seconds, which although a touch quick, didn´t feel too bad. The second lap was ok with a 65 second lap and we came through the 1km mark on pace at 2:40. The next laps were both 66 seconds each and we completed the second km in 2:45. I was now 5 seconds off my desired pace and I had to contend with a strong headwind by myself. I picked up the pace a little but still never managed to get back up to pace. The 3rd km was 2:42 with the finishing time of 8:07.

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17th April 2004: Shaw Baton Relays - 6 x 2,100m - Pauatahanui, New Zealand 

Scottish mens team 1st place.
Rees Buck - Fastest Individual time of the day = 6:05


21st March 2004: World Cross Country Championships - 12,000m - Brussels, Belgium 

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20th March 2004: World Cross Country Championships - 4000m - Brussels, Belgium 

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28th February 2004: Australian Championships - 5000m - Sydney, Australia

1st Craig Mottram 13:31. AUS
2nd Peter Nowill 13:43.03 AUS
3rd Michael Power 13:43.09 AUS
4th Marwa Dickson 13:47.13 TAN
5th Patrick Nyangelo 13:47.20 TAN
6th Rogart John Stephen 13:47.50 TAN
7th David Ruschena 13:48.77 AUS
8th Michael Chettle 13:50.90 AUS
9th Blair Martin 13:51.97 NZL
10th Alistair Stevenson 13:59.96 AUS
11th Mark Tucker 14:03.70 AUS
12th Rees Buck 14:06.39 Scottish

I went into this race feeling confident about running a good time. I wanted to head out on 13:50 pace (66.5 seconds per lap) and see what happened. After a 69 second first 400m the pace sped up. The second and third laps were 64 and 65 with the first kilometre (2:45) and the second (2:46) just a touch faster than I was confident running. At this point I chose to drop off the front pack and run to my own race plan. I had hoped that the runners behind me would help me out but unfortunately they all dropped away very quickly. I ended up staying about 10-15 metres behind the front bunch for the next four laps whilst running alone. After 2.5 km's I stated to slow down and each lap got prgressively slower. I managed to catch a couple of tiring runners towards the end and finished in 12th position. Although I was aiming for a time of well under 14 minutes I was satisfied with a personal best and learning a lot about racing 5000m at the same time.

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17th February 2004: Porritt Classic KMC - 1500m - Hamilton, New Zealand

1st Lachlan Chisholm 3:43.45 Australia
2nd Rees Buck 3:43.85 Scottish
3rd Max Smith 3:44.27 Ariki
4th Jason Stewart 3:44.53 Napier
5th Gareth Hyett 3:44.64 Ariki
6th Tom Osborne 3:45.52 Bays
7th Ben Ruthe 3:46.77 Scottish
8th Stu Kerr 3:46.83 Bays
9th Paul Hamblyn 3:47.77 Bays

This was the best mens 1,500m field assembled in New Zealand in several years and it was exciting leading into the race as so many guys were capable of winning it. Lachlan Chisholm had come over from Australia to compete and was an obvious favourite after a win in the 800m at the North Sport Classic three days before. There was no pacemaker so from the gun Chisholm took the lead and ran through the first 400m in 59/60 seconds. There were a number of Kiwi guys lined up behind him including Paul Hamblyn, Tom Osborne and myself. After passing 800m in 1:59/2:00 the line up was the same but part way into the third lap Chisholm started to edge away from the pack and Paul Hamblyn dropped back into fourth. Chisholm held a comfortable buffer with 300m to go from Osborne and myself coming through in 3:01. The second bunch was another couple of metres back and was full of guys on pace for personal best times. In the last 200m I managed to move around Osborne and close the gap to Chisholm eventually finishing less than half a second in arrears. There were a number of guys close behind me with the results showing eight Kiwis under 3:48 and my performance being the fatsest by a Kiwi on New Zealand soil in four years.

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14th February 2004: New Zealand Championships - 3000m - Auckland, New Zealand

1st Rees Buck 8:11.0 Scottish
2nd Max Smith 8:11.37 Ariki
3rd Steve Rees-Jones 8:11.48 Hamilton City
4th Ben Ruthe 8:12.05 Scottish
5th Mark McKowen 8:15.20 Tauranga
6th Stuart Kerr 8:15.67 Bays
7th Alistair Snowden 8:22.16 Hawera
8th Jason Stewart 8:25.94 Napier
9th Clyde Rosanowski 8:27.95 Bays

The field for the National 3000m Championships this year was large. The original plan was to split the field into two but with some last minute scratchings the races were combined. With 30 guys on the start line and a nmber of top athletes all eyeing the title it was always going to be a hard fought race. On top of focussing on winning the race I was also aware of the guidelines set by the World Cross Country selectors for inclusion in the New Zealand team. My goal was to win, and also run a fast enough time to gain selection. I started off on my desired pace of 64 seconds per lap and quickly established a small gap on the rest of the field. The second lap came through 65 seconds and my gap was slightly larger although not big enough for me to be confident of getting away from the field. At this point I eased up and decided to race for the title and forget about the time. Things slowed a little as Alistair Snowden and Mark McKewen took turns at the front, before Max Smith moved to the front with 400m to go. Down the back straight Steve Rees-Jones from Hamilton moved into third and I was right on his shoulder. With about 220m to go I made my move to the front and managed to get a couple of metres jump on Max and Steve. I held this advantage all the way into the home straight for a narrow victory over Max. Max is the current national junior 3000m champion and I was happy to hold him out for the win as he was in very good form.

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7th February 2004: Bays Cougars Meet - 1500m - Auckland, New Zealand

1st Paul Hamblyn 3:46.34 Bays
2nd Max Smith 3:46.60 Ariki
3rd Rees Buck 3:47.97 Scottish
4th Ben Ruthe 3:48.02 Scottish
5th Stu Kerr 3:49.74 Bays
6th Nick Dalton 3:54.50 Auckland City
7th Tim Prendegast 3:56.64 Scottish
8th Simon Harvey 3:59.56 Counties
9th Clyde Rosanowski 4:02.28 Bays

This race was run during a small low key meeting arranged by the Bays Cougars club in Auckland. Unfortunately there was a little breeze during the race which may have slowed the times a little. Shane Rohde was set to pace the first two laps in 60's but for some reason the pack failed to follow him through the first 200m and a gap was formed. Shane ran through 400m on pace in 60 seconds with Smith, Hamblyn, Ruthe and myself through in 62 seconds. At this time I decided to pick things up and went to the front to run a 60 second lap and get us up to pace. 800m came up at 2:02, only 2 seconds down on what we had wanted, and Max Smith lead the third lap in another 60. We hit the 1200m mark in 3:02 with Max still leading followed by Hamblyn, Myself, Ruthe and Stuart Kerr. Down the back straight Max and Paul pulled away to battle down the home straight for the win leaving Ben and I to have a close one for third. My time was well off what I was running in Europe last year but I am very happy with it considering the 5km focus of my training and the conditions.

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10th January 2004: International Cricket Race Series - Mile - Christchurch, New Zealand

1st Mike Power 4:11.5 AUS
2nd Ben Ruthe 4:13.5 NZL
3rd Clint Perrett 1:15.8 AUS
4th Phil Costley 4:18.8 NZL
5th Rees Buck 4:20.6 NZL
6th PJ Bosche 4:22.2 AUS
7th Stuart Kerr 4:30.6 NZL

This race was the third of five to be run during the dinner break of the International cricket matches between Pakistan and New Zealand but was the second and last of my appearances. The days of training between Queenstown and Christchurch had felt very good and I was hopeful of a better perfomance over the mile. It was very hot in Christchurch but I still felt good warming up and preparing for the race. At the start I got into a good position close behind the pace maker before realising that I was the only one with him. I decided not to risk too much so early and dropped back to let the pack catch me up. By the end of the first lap I had dropped back to thrid and still felt comfortable. During the second lap I start to tire a little and dropped back to fourth. In the final two laps, with places pretty much sorted I worked hard to hold my form and speed. The final lap was very tough as the grass takes a lot of energy out of your legs and I was quite a distance from fourth place. Another solid race but certainly not the sort of performance I was hoping for. Once again I felt great on my cool down which I did with Michael Power, an 2000 Olympian in the 5000m from Australia. I swapped singlets with Mike after the race and was happy to have met and run with such an icon of Australian distance running.

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7th January 2004: International Cricket Race Series - 1,000m - Queenstown, New Zealand

1st Mike Power 2:30.9 AUS
2nd Max Smith 2:31.4 NZL
3rd Ben Ruthe 2:34.1 NZL
4th Clint Perrett 2:34.9 AUS
5th Rees Buck 2:39.2 NZL
6th PJ Bosche 2:40.8 AUS
7th Flynn Morris-Clarke 2:43.4 NZL

This race was held during the dinner break of the Pakistan vs New Zealand international cricket series. The track was a measured loop around the boundary of the cricket field and was marked out with cones in a circle with a finishing straight of about 60 metres. I did not feel good going into this race as I had just returned from two weeks in South Africa and had missed three weeks of speed work due to a calf injury. I did not plan my meals well beofre this race and was feeling ill during the warm-up. Doing my strides before the start I was getting a little more confident of a solid performance but as soon as the race started I knew that things were not going to go well. About 150m into the race my legs felt tired and I dropped back into 4th place. From here on I never felt comfortable and really struggled to stay in contact with the lead group. The last 300m my legs were very heavy and I was getting slower with every step. Surprisingly I felt great on the cool down and the following days. Obviously the race was a good blowout after some poor weeks of training.

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