Connor Diffey hopes his move from track to grass this week will not be a handicap

Date: 14th April 2022

Brisbane 200m track runner Connor Diffey is excited to get to Stawell and experience the atmosphere of the big race he has heard so much about.

 “I have not been to Stawell before, but I have been interested for many years even if it was just to watch on tv, so I am very excited to be coming this year. Stawell to me is a great place to race where a large community gets behind the athletes making for a great atmosphere,” Connor told us this week.

On a handicap of 4m, which many consider to be a good mark for someone of Connor’s calibre, he is ambivalent about his chances of doing well.  “I am pretty nervous as I am not known as a short distance sprinter but hopefully the handicapping makes it an even playing field.

“My 200m training may come in handy but as it is on grass and I don’t actually get into good running until about 100m into a race I’m unsure how I will go.”

Highlights on the track for Connor include his win with the Queensland 4x400m relay team this year, as well as being a national finalist several times.

The Matt Lynch trained athlete wants to continue to do track and field for a bit longer. “I think I still have some good years and good runs to come.”

On his picks for who might be in the final this year; “There are many good names and great friends running this year in Stawell. I would love to see Michael Romanin and Jack Boulton do well. They are both great people and good athletes.”

Photo courtesy of Casey Sims.


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