Official (AA chief track umpire) 1:52:39  4.69 km (24:00 / km) slept:6.9 weight:67kg shoes: New Balance MX624ABv4 (black)
Australian Schools Nitro Final, Barlow Park, Cairns. 6.15am-1.30pm. Switch of roles from start team to first time as chief umpire for Athletics Australia. Only had to do 4 versions of the umpire roster, including one 2 days before and the final one last night. Seemed to go OK as I had contingencies for medley relays in 2-2-4-8 and 8-4-2-2 formats. We ended up do both across the age groups. The event almost didn't happen as 170mm of rain dropped on us in the last 24 hours from ex-TC Owen. We arrived at the track with all 8 lanes under water. It drained pretty quickly once the tech crew got to work but the LJ (sand too hard) and HJ (mats saturated) could not be salvaged. A long way to come for some athletes with no event to compete in, except for a consolation invitation 60m race. 28°C.