Athletics Stawell Gift

STAWELL GIFT

The race covers a distance of 120 metre, on a track that is slightly uphill. Competitors are handicapped according to their previous form, with each runner ‘marked’ by a distance between 0 metres to 10 metres. Given the heats take place on Saturday and Sunday, and the final race is on Easter Monday, the winner has been touted as the one who can ‘rise to the occasion’ and improve their previous form.

Many great runners have competed over the years. There was Scottish Hall of Famer, George McNeill, who won the event in 1981. More recently, Australian Olympian Josh Ross dominated in the early 2000s, winning the title on two occasions (2003 & 2005).


PREVIOUS STAWELL GIFT WINNERS


YEAR WINNER FROM TIME
2015 MURRAY GOODWIN GOLD COAST, QLD 12.1
2014 LUKE VERSACE BAYSIDE, VIC 12.33
2013 ANDREW ROBINSON LAUNCESTON, TAS 12.01
2012 MATTHEW WILTSHIRE BALLARAT, VIC 12.22
2011 MITCHELL WILLIAMS CURRUMBIN, QLD 12.18
2010 TOM BURBIDGE CANBERRA, ACT 12.01
2009 AARON STUBBS LISMORE, NSW 11.87
2008 SAM JAMIESON WILLIAMSTOWN, VIC 12.09
2007 NATHAN ALLEN TOOWOOMBA, QLD 12.35
2006 ADRIAN MOTT ESSENDON, VIC 11.98
2005 JOSHUA ROSS GILLIESTON, NSW 12.36