With the Commonwealth Games 300 days away, Athletics NZ is following the fortunes of five New Zealand athletes in the countdown to Glasgow in a series of regular blogs between now and next July.
Following the highs and lows in their journey to Scotland, we bring you the inside story each month of a quintet of Commonwealth hopefuls harbouring serious ambitions.
Among the bloggers helping us to understand a little more of the sacrifices and hard work required to perform at an elite level will be decathlete Scott McLaren
, shot putter Tom Walsh
, hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe
and sprinter Joseph Millar
This week we hear from 800m runner Angie Smit
about what has been happening since the Moscow world champs.