Skip to main content

Entries for March 2016

Attention Athletes & Trainers, Those athletes entered but wishing not to compete in the Open and Women’s Stawell Gifts must scratch officially before 7pm on Good Friday. Those that fail to do so will be fined the $100 late scratching fee. Athletes do not have to accept...

Read More

Bendigo 2016 It was another hot weekend of pro running at the Bendigo Gift, held at the Tom Flood Sports Centre in conjunction with the Bendigo International Madison. From Saturday evening onwards, the races alternated with the cycling events, but the first morning was dedicated to running, and saw...

Read More

Victorian Athletic League Chief Stewards Report Ararat 14/3/2016 Weather: Hot Track: Grass Straight: 120m Circle: 400m Change Rooms/Toilets: Female Rooms, Toilets Male Rooms, Toilets Commentator: Terry McGarity  Starters: Stawell Athletic Club Wind Gauge: Sue Dunbar Assistant stew...

Read More

Victorian Athletic League Chief Steward’s Report Bendigo 12 and 13/3/2016 Weather: Warm Track: Grass Track allowance: 400m - 0.5 seconds and 70m – 0.1 seconds Straight: 120m Circular: 368m Change Rooms/Toilets: Female Rooms, Toilets Male Rooms, Toilets Commentator: Tom Savage ...

Read More

Victorian Athletic League Chief Steward’s Report Euroa 5/3/2016 Weather: Hot Track: Grass Straight: 120m Circular: 400m Change Rooms/Toilets: Female Rooms, Toilets Male Rooms, Toilets Commentator: Terry McGarity Starters: Bill Sutton, Terry O'Donnell, Wally Meecham Wind Gauge: Sue...

Read More

Sweltering temperatures made for trying conditions at the 2016 Euroa Gift. The extreme heat triggered a large number of scratchings, and as a result the fields were much smaller than usual, with heats of only four or five in events such as the 300 commonplace. Thankfully for the athletes in the 70...

Read More

Whilst Aussie basketball star Dante Exum has missed the entire NBA season with a knee injury, another Exum has stepped up and taken the spotlight. Tierra Exum, the 20 year old twin sister of the Utah Jazz star, exploded onto the professional running scene on New Year’s Day, by winning the Ope...

Read More

2016 Geelong Gift It was a perfect day for the 2016 Geelong Gift. A swirling breeze was blowing, but the small track situated right on the bay looked picturesque in the sun. The 70m Open heats kicked off the morning, with ‘The King of Keilor’ Craig Foley taking out the first heat. The...

Read More

Victorian Athletic League Chief Stewards Report Geelong 28/2/2016 Weather  Warm Track      Grass Staright   100mts Circlular  253mts Change Rooms/Toilets Female Rooms    Toilets Male Rooms,     Toilets Commentator,   Ollie Wurm, Step...

Read More

Stonnington Gift 2016 By AJ Macdonald It was a night for the younger athletes of the VAL in the Stonnington Gift, held at Toorak Park. Despite its short program, with only eight events on the agenda, Stonnington remains one of the most prestigious carnivals on the VAL calendar, offering $40,000 in...

Read More