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Reborn Tim Surges to Win

Life changed dramatically for Horsham factory worker Tim Harris when, bent on “finding a new purpose in life,” he decided to take up running in August last year. He ended his Saturday afternoon ritual of “barbecues and beers”, joined the Horsham Running Club, dropped 20 kilograms in weight, and his transformation...
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Barnett Best in Battle with the Elements

After half-a-lifetime of competition with the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club, Col Barnett finally broke through for a win in the club’s showcase event, the eight kilometre Lindsay Kent Memorial Handicap, held near the Stawell Airport last Sunday. Ploughing through the mud and slush, with the race run in driving wind and...
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Jetsetter Flies to Unexpected Win

In a remarkable warm-up for the opening event of the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club season, club president Gary Howden trained in China, Vietnam, Thailand and finally in Horsham before winning the five kilometer Dooen Engineering Handicap, held in the Ironbarks Forest last Saturday. Seeming refreshed and invigorated after his extended business...
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