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STAWELL GIFT WEEKEND HAS ARRIVED

The Easter break is here and that means the Stawell Gift.  For the 138th edition, attention turns to Australia’s greatest footrace in the north-west Victorian town of Stawell. “From Good Friday right through to Easter Monday visitors to Central Park can experience top level professional running as well as a host

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“Hippo” helps middle distance running traditions thrive

By David Griffin (with help from Tim Mason, pic by Neil Jameson) Whilst much of the focus is on the sprinters at the Stawell Gift, middle distance running remains a critical part of the three-day event. Veteran Mark Hipworth is a ‘rusted on’ middle distance coach with this year’s Stawell

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Coach Tom Morehouse on one’s to watch this weekend

Two highly rated athletes for the Stawell Gift Men’s Open are teammates Dhruv Rodrigues Chico and Aaron Leferink who both train under Tom Morehouse at Sandringham Athletics Club.  Dhruv won the Hastings Gift and the 70m at Bendigo and Aaron took out the Rye Gift this season. Asked what the

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Rob McIntosh – steady hands and an eagle eye

As the Stawell Athletic Club puts the finishing touches on the biggest event of its year, we look at another key club committee member responsible for the smooth running of the iconic Stawell Gift. Executive Committee Member Rob McIntosh has served with the Stawell Athletic Club for 19 years, having

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Jason Bailey and teammates among favourites for 2019

AWESOME FOURSOME: Todd Ireland’s athletes take on Stawell Ringwood Athletics coach Todd Ireland could potentially have 4 of his athletes line up in the final of this year’s Stawell Gift 120m Men’s Open. Jason Bailey is one of the favourites, along with last year’s runner up Hamish Adams, and teammates

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