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 […]

Rolls Royce Rhonda Turns on the Turbos

It is perhaps the most astounding win in the 50-year history of the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club. Venerable club founder Keith Haymes could not remember, let alone apprehend, that anyone, anywhere, could win a 16 kilometre handicap race by an unprecedented 7.12 minutes! After placing second behind Dave Hunter in the 10km Youngs Sportspower Handicap […]

Waltzing Matilda Runs to Rhythm

Running mum Matilda Iglesias has her own slant on an old expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and finds that “a run a day keeps the cobwebs away.” Her dedication to a program of running at least one kilometre every day and two hour sessions that might build to 20 kilometres on […]

Back Marker Barnett Breaks Long Drought

Col Barnett, one of the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s most decorated runners, finally overcame a frustrating run of injuries to break a four year drought in the five kilometre Stephen Baird Handicap last Saturday. Barnett, 52, a club champion, veteran champion and aggregate winner on multiple occasions, had not won a race since the eight […]