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Entries for January 2014

Albury Wodonga Gift 26th January 2014 The third of the “born again” Albury Wodonga gift carnivals was held on Sunday under brilliant sunshine and a well grassed track for the athletes. The raised, roped lanes, spectator’s tents on the boundary and idyllic surroundings were...

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Wangaratta Gift 25th January 2014 As has been expected for nearly 100 years the Wangaratta gift carnival commenced with an afternoon of very hot weather and finished with a warm pleasant evening under lights. The track which suffered a heavy downpour the day before was still in first class ...

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The Gillette Dash for Cash Final at the MCG is on Monday January 27.  The final will be run during the innings break of the game between the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers.  The race is scheduled for 3:06pm. After a video review, Simon Fitzpatrick was found to be equal 3rd in the...

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St Albans Gift 18th January 2014 The week leading up to the St Albans carnival saw record high temperatures but by Saturday evening, as the athletics began, the weather was the coolest for the week. Athletics under lights is always a highlight and the atmosphere created by the venue is seco...

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Media Release Ballarat Athletic Club Doubles 120 Metres Women’s Gift Prize Money. The Ballarat Athletic Club has announced that it will be doubling the prize money for the 2014 Mars Women's 120 Metres Ballarat Gift. President, Shane Woodrow said “In recent years the growth i...

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Here it is! The 3rd and final round line up for the Gillette Australia Dash for Cash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Next Tuesday night! Get there to see a sensational race and stick around to watch the Melbourne Stars take on the Hobart Hurricanes! Go Stars! Tuesday January 21 at 7pm Andrew ...

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Rye wrap

15 Jan

Rye Gift Saturday 11th January 2014 The Rye carnival was an early start with the first event at 11am and a late finish with the Open 400 metres the last event closing the proceedings after 6 pm. The track was well grassed and the traditional “circle” circle track lived up to its...

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Daylesford Gift at Cricket Willow 4th January 2014 Once again the Cricket Willow carnival maintained its position as the premier family day on the Victorian Athletic League calendar with a day of entertainment for everyone. Besides a ten event program for the VAL registered athletes there w...

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Maryborough Highland Gathering 1st January 2014 Overcast skies and occasional rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm from the spectators for the 153rd Maryborough Highland Gathering. With scenes that resembled any gathering in that period, the only changes being the sound system and start...

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Ararat wrap

02 Jan

Ararat Highland Sports Society 30th December 2013 The Ararat Highland committee once again produced a surface that is second to none on the Victorian Athletic League calendar. The track was fast but a solid head wind made quick times difficult on the day. The raised rope lanes are always a...

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