Rebecca Hurley might have to rethink her mantra that she is “not really a runner” after winning her second Stawell Amateur Athletic Club race just three starts after her maiden success in her rookie season. Twelfth and thirteenth in the Concongella Vineyards run the week before, Hurley and Naomi Hunter staged...Read more
Grey-bearded veteran Terry Jenkins, who broke a sixteen-year drought by winning a Stawell Amateur Athletic Club race on June 3, received a time penalty, but still beat the handicapper by scoring back-to-back wins at Horsham last Saturday. In the five kilometre race on June 3, Jenkins gave his old training mate,...Read more
Waltzing Matilda Iglesias is a girl who seems constantly on the move. She was at Werribee last week for the Mansion Fun Run; is in Melbourne next week for the Wings for Life World Run; she’ll Run the Gap at Halls Gap on May 22, the Run Forrest trail run through...Read more
Her speed is down, her stamina tested, her training trimmed and her back aching, but none of this stopped the relentless Meggy Boan from hobbling to a gutsy win in the Telstra Shop Handicap at Horsham last Saturday. Since joining the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club in 2012, no runner has won...Read more
If Gary Saunders was a racehorse rather than a runner he might have been the subject of a stewards’ inquiry by now. What sort of jungle juice is he on? How could a 72-year-old, the equivalent of a 10-year-old in racehorse years, win for the third time in 13 races by...Read more
Hunter Swoops for Easy KillToo late getting home from work to enjoy a round of golf last Saturday enabled Stawell landscaper Dave Hunter to venture west for the eight kilometre Horsham Little Athletics Handicap and return with the spoils of victory. The Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s most improved runner has moved from...
Ryan at Top for Alaska PeaksEndurance athlete Kieran Ryan ran his usual 25 to 30 kilometres up and down the hills, trails and mountains of Halls Gap last Saturday, then travelled to Horsham later in the day and switched on the after burners to soar to a stunning win in...
A single mum, inspired by a sponsor's pre-race speech about a tragic loss and invigorated by a radical change to her diet, raced to a third win this season and her fifth in only her second year with the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club last Saturday. Defying all that the club handicapper...Read more
Working mum Sandra Casey joined the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club this year never expecting to actually win a race. She's played quality tennis and rides a bike but only joined the running club at the urgings of fellow member Bridie Scollary and because her two boys Jacob and Logan, once they...Read more
Rhonda Clark is one of those self-deprecating cross country runners who never thinks she has the ability to win but is as surprised as anyone when she does. The Concongella “plodder” thought she would run the slowest time when she faced the starter in the Gary Howden-sponsored Telstra Shop Handicap at...Read more