People of Pro Running – Martine Beer

People of Pro Running – Martine Beer By David Griffin  Martine Beer started running as a 10-year-old. Now 51 years of age, she has over 40 years of running in her legs, 24 of those years as a Pro.  She doesn’t know how many sashes she has won and really

Grace is hoping to make history for the POD Squad

Grace O’Dwyer and her three teammates at the POD squad are running so well this season, all of them could be in the mix for the Change Our Game Womens Gift final come Easter Monday. The 2015 Women’s Gift winner is hoping to use her form and experience to be

Past champions tip Endale to make Easter Monday final

The Powercor Stawell Gift has been on his mind ever since Endale Mekonnen received his 0.75m bonus for winning the Warrnambool Gift early in the season. And his dream of reaching the final at Stawell might just be about to be realised. “I’ve had four wins this season from 70m

20 Years of Fashions at Central Park with Joan

Since 2003, Ladies Day has played a prominent role at the Stawell Gift carnival, including the always glamorous outdoor fashion parade, held on Easter Saturday after the 120m women’s and men’s heats. For 20 years Joan MacPherson has been organising the popular fashion show which has attracted big crowds to

Jasper the surfer from Newcastle riding high in his first pro season

Landscaper, barman, guitarist and surfer Jasper Thomas feels the trek from Merewether in Newcastle, NSW, has been well worth it to join his first pro running season this year. Jasper has made such an impact this season he’s one of the favourites for this year’s Powercor Stawell Gift. “My first