Chris Blake

Father and Son Stop the Clock at Stawell

Perhaps inspired by his son’s cracking attempt on the three kilometre record at Stawell’s state-of-the-art running track last Saturday, the Wimmera’s oldest competitive runner, Gary Saunders, broke through for his first win in almost forty starts this season in the Chris Blake Handicap. Running on invitation in the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club race, Philo Saunders, …

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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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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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David and Goliath Battle out Championship

2009 Club Champion Nathaniel Warren is hopeful that the successful game plan he carried into last Saturday’s three kilometres dash will secure him back to back championships for 2010. The race was held through the Ironbark forest near Stawell. The talented cross country runner surprised the flying David McAllister when he took charge at the …

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