Round 5 was a washout
All last week the forecast had been iffy, Saturday was the golfball hailstones ... Sunday morning I woke up and it was belting down rain and the BoM said 'more to come'. So we made the call to cancel round 5.
As it was, the rain stopped at around midday, and by 1pm the track was dry. There wasn't much we could do at that point. The conditions for sprinting were perfect by then. We'd probably not have been able to run a full program anyway, we wouldn't have been able to set up the track properly until around 12:30, and start the flying 200's at around 1 or so, which would have meant that we'd not be racing 'til 2, and it started raining again at around 5, so maybe ... but it's too late now to change it. I do think the BoM should only get paid when they're within 10% of their predictions though!
Round 6 ... is 5 weeks away. The Vic Masters are next weekend, indoors (but I bet DISC leaked over the w'end!) and then Emily's racing at the Aussie titles on the following weekend. Come along on the Thursday evening and cheer her on as she races the 500m ITT. We're expecting her to be starting somewhere around 6-6:30pm on Thursday the 18th of March. As this is normally a 'spin' night, spin is cancelled for the 18th. Come and cheer on Emily and have chicken and chips with us afterwards at Nandos in Ivanhoe instead!