The Stawell Amateur Athletics Club travelled to Rupanyup Saturday 8th May for the eight kilometre Tyler’s Hardware race. Adrian, Kelvin and Vicki Tyler have a long association with the club and all participated in the field of 26 runners. Jess Cass had the fastest time for the females 36:53 while Nathan Baker had the fastest time for the males 34:20.
Melissa Fletcher led all runners to an impressive win on the flat Jack’s track in Rupanyup in a time of 49:58. Melissa said “As I was starting off Jess Cass said goodluck, enjoy the course as it’s very pretty. It can be easy to get caught up in the run sometimes and forget that you’re surrounded by beautiful scenery”. Stacey Harrison finished in second place three minutes adrift while Cliff Harrison was two seconds behind for third place.
Milla Harrison ran a strong race to claim her maiden win in the sub-juniors followed by Amber Baker in second place. Louis Fletcher posted a personal best and the fastest time for the sub-juniors resulting in a third place.
The ‘Glitter Angels’ were well represented adding to their 50K in May totals. A morning tea and raffle will commence after the Stephen Baird Handicap next Saturday 15th of May with money raised helping the fight against MS. Members and fun runners are to meet at the clubrooms at 9:30am for a 10am start at Centre Road and Bonnie Dundee track cross roads.
The SAAC are ordering MND 7 beanies to help fundraise money for research to fight against motor neuron disease. Visit the club Facebook page or order in person at any run in May.
Any members that haven’t yet ordered the new club singlet are encouraged to place an order this week.