Gary and his brother Roger have been a significant force in distance running at Stawell for many years.

Gary’s first win was in the 1986 Victree Backmarkers 1600m.

Two years later he won the Sportsworld 800m and in 1989 he came second in the Delgety 3200m. 1994 was a big year as he took out the Delgety and came second in the Stawell Handicap 1600m.

Further success came in 1997 when he won the Stawell Backmarkers and his fifth Stawell victory came in 2001 when he was successful in the 3200m again.