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David Hunter follows in wife’s footsteps to claim win

David Hunter’s tale of woe about his battle to be a cross country runner again almost rivalled that of his wife Naomi’s but all ended well last Saturday when he emulated Naomi’s maiden win from seven days before. Naomi had taken 12 months to recover from a ruptured Achilles tendon while David had his own …

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Walker Helps us Walk away with Telstra Shop Shield

Thanks in large to a blistering run by young gun Tom Walker, our club was finally able to wrest the Telstra Shop Shield from the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club, which had dominated the Lindsay Kent Memorial Handicap for the past five years. Tom’s scintillating 28.22 minutes for the eight kilometres was just on …

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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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Barnett Best in Battle with the Elements

After half-a-lifetime of competition with the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club, Col Barnett finally broke through for a win in the club’s showcase event, the eight kilometre Lindsay Kent Memorial Handicap, held near the Stawell Airport last Sunday. Ploughing through the mud and slush, with the race run in driving wind and rain, Col, 48, finally …

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