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Baird Goes Back to Back in Blake Battle

Almost to the day after breaking a five year drought in winning the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s Chris Blake Handicap last year, injured veteran Stephen Baird scored back to back wins in the same race at Great Western racecourse last Saturday. Baird, once a regular winner on the region’s track and cross country circuit, was …

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Howden’s Post Back to Back Wins at Stawell

Inspired by husband Gary’s post-holiday win just three days after stepping off a plane from Los Angeles, wife Sharon Howden emulated his feat by winning the David O Jones Mitre 10 Handicap at Stawell exactly one week later. Sharon finished eighth, more than three minutes behind Gary in the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s eight kilometre …

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Goat too Good on Hills: Tracey Comes up Trumps

Simon Gallagher is a runner with natural ability; a self-confessed “mountain goat” who doesn’t need to train to win. Justine Tracey is no natural; no stylist when she runs. Effort tells on her face with every stride she takes, but she does train, challenging her body each week to climb 4.5 kilometres up Mount Arapiles, …

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Baird Limps Back to end Drought

  Veteran athlete Stephen Baird, once a regular winner on the region’s track and cross country circuits but almost crippled by injury 18 months ago, ended a five year drought when he won the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s three kilometre Chris Blake Handicap at Stawell last Saturday. Baird tore his hamstring from the bone, “heard …

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Howden Hops Abroad All Male Gravy Train

Horsham’s Gary Howden continued the unexpected dominance of male athletes over female in this Stawell Amateur Athletic Club season with a narrow win in the 10 kilometre Run for Ray Scott at Stawell last Saturday. The club’s keen contingent of female runners have won more than half of the 40-odd races programmed by the club …

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