The organisers of the Sir Peter Snell International Track Meeting at Cooks Gardens on the 21st March, 2018 advise that the meeting has been postponed until 2019.

After undertaking a risk assessment on the event due to a number of factors it was considered that the midweek event would be better staged on a weekend and therefore it has been decided to postpone the event until 2019 and celebrate 121 years of Mile races at Cooks Gardens.

The events postponed are the Snell Mile Challenge, The Mile Down Under Gala Dinner and the Sir Peter Snell International Track Meeting scheduled between the 18th to 21st March. Taking into account the number of athletes not available this year, next year will give more time to assemble better fields.

It is unfortunate that we will not see the current Olympic 1500m champion, Matthew Centrowitz at Cooks Gardens this year but the organisers will continue to work with his management company to retain him for next years event.

All those who have purchase tickets will receive a full refund.

The guest speaker for the Mile Down Under Gala Dinner, (scheduled for Tuesday 20th March) the former 5000m record holder David Moorcroft (UK) will still be in Whanganui and will address a function of invited guests at the Cooks Gardens Function Centre on that date at 5.30pm.

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Athletics New Zealand