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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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Athletic Club

Rhonda Blindsides Seppelt Field in Big Fog

The redoubtable Rhonda Clark performed a miracle far greater than a minor when she blitzed the biggest cross country field of the season to win the inaugural Seppelts Classic over eight kilometres in thick fog at Great Western racecourse on Sunday. Penalised 3.20 minutes for her three second win over the same distance at Ararat …

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Fit, injury free Freeland wins first 16km

Bob Freeland, a “class of 1966” foundation member of the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club sacrificed a week of “beer and biscuits” to win his first ever 16 kilometre Charlie Jones Handicap in the Stawell Ironbarks last Saturday. Freeland, 63, likes a beer but he is otherwise a dedicated adherent to a healthy diet and a …

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Irrepressible Boan Blasts Her Way to Another Win

The irrepressible Meggy Boan – a rare three time winner in her first season with our club last year – began her 2012 campaign with a stunning win in the five kilometre Dooen Engineering Handicap. When the waif-like Chinese expatriate made her cross country debut with the club in a 5km event last year she …

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