Matilda Waltzes to a Win

Matilda Iglesias, fully fit again after a long, slow recovery from freakish injury, returned to the scene of her very first win with the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club in 2012 to triumph in the Concongella Vineyards Handicap last Saturday. A dedicated trail runner, the thirty-seven-year-old mum had built an impressive portfolio...
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Jess Cass too Classy to Catch

ESS CASS TOO CLASSY TO CATCH The club’s most improved athlete, Jess Cass, continued her steady ascent to win for the second time this season and narrowly deny Mark Whyte his first. Jess, who did not run in the inaugural Best’s Winery Cross Country Classic last year, reveled in the gentle undulations...
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Barnett and Walker in Classic Clash

The Stawell Amateur Athletic Club staged its very own Clash of the Titans when orienteering giant Andrew Barnett and schoolboy champion Tom Walker fought out the finish of the five kilometre One More Step for Ray at Stawell last Saturday. Under the handicap conditions of the race, which honours the memory...
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Club Veterans Enjoy Clean Sweep

It was a race for the ages (and ages) when three rising septuagenarians fought out the finish of the five kilometres David O Jones Mitre 10 Handicap at Stawell last Saturdaykilometres Jenkins, seventy in August, staved off the challenges of “youngsters” Stephen Baird, 66, and Keith Lofthouse, 68, to win his...
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Veteran Barnett Pips Budding Star

Col Barnett, a veteran campaigner and one of the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s most decorated runners, benefited from the “blind” handicaps of the Advance Bricks and Pavers race at Stawell last Saturday to snatch victory from rising teenage star, Tom Walker. A blind or “sealed” handicap is one where the entire...
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Blythman Blitzes Hot Field

Rob Blythman warmed up for his first tilt at the Great Ocean Road Marathon in May by dispatching one of the hottest fields the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club could boast in the season opener at Stawell last Saturday. Built like a sprinter but training for long distance, Blythman, from a favourable...
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