Melissa Fletcher won the Stawell Amateur Athletics Club race on Saturday 1st of May, her first club run. The Fletcher family joined at the start of the season with Melissa’s son, Louis and daughter, Sophie running in the sub-juniors. “I wasn’t expecting that I would be able to run that far. I ran the entire way as I thought if I stopped to walk, I would struggle to start running again”. Melissa finished 3 minutes ahead of Claire Davies and 5 minutes in front of third place Belinda Amess. “I was very thankful for the generous handicap for my first run. It’s such a great club that you feel so welcomed into. It felt special to be able to run in a club which Keith Haymes started in 1966, and it’s lovely to see Keith at the club runs”.
A large field contested the sub-junior race with Nash Santuccione posting the fastest time 4:37. Hunter Davies claimed the win, Flynn Davies second and Colten Kenny third.
A group of members have joined ‘The May 50K’ challenge fundraising money for the fight against MS. The club will be hosting a morning tea and raffle after the race on the 15th May with funds raised being donated to the #Kiss goodbye to MS. Members and fun runners are to meet next week at Rupanyup Recreation Reserve at 9:30am for registration.