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Stawell Gift winners Goodwin & Williams to compete at Ipswich

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Elite duo joins top field in Ipswich handicap races

By David Lems
Queensland Times
5th May 2016

Last year's One Mile Gift winner Daniel Parnell (green) is followed by Jack Warner (pink) and Patrick Hagan (blue). The annual foot racing is being held at the Ipswich Turf Club on Saturday afternoon

TWO former Stawell Gift runners are among the quality challengers contesting Saturday's annual handicap foot racing at the Ipswich Turf Club.

Murray Goodwin, the 2015 victor, and 2011 winner Mitchell are competing in the two main events at Bundamba.

After no junior race was run last year, this year's format returns to three events - the $5000 Open Mile Gift, $1000 300m Open Gift and $500 Junior Mile Gift.

The three races are held on the sand track inside the main Ipswich Turf Club grass circuit in between races at Saturday afternoon's turf program.

Goodwin, ambassador for the event last year, is tackling some proven performers in the One Mile Gift. He'll start off 185m, testing his endurance.

Backmarker Williams is a first-time runner in the 300m event.

With previous winners and experienced distance runners lining up this year, Ipswich and District Athletic Club president Vic Pascoe is excited about the annual foot racing, being staged for the 11th time.

"With 22 runners, that will probably be our biggest field we've ever had,'' Pascoe said.

Two highly rated sisters Lara and Lucinda Crouch have joined the crack field featuring last year's winner Daniel Parnell, Ipswich distance specialist Clay Dawson and regular entrant Andrew Dey.

After winning in 2013, Dey came fifth last year on the sand track, which provides an extra challenge to runners not familiar with the turf club surface.

Pascoe rated Ipswich club runner Jack Warner a big threat after seeing what he's been doing in training. Warner has finished second the past two years.

Another Ipswich athlete to watch is Glen Yarham, who returns after studying in the United States. He has run the event previously, getting a feel for the sand conditions.

Pascoe's top tip for the Mile Gift is Tamara Carvolth, who has represented Australia in world cross country events.

Apart from becoming a popular athletics event in Ipswich, Pascoe said the timing of Saturday's racing would help elite runners preparing for major cross country events in coming weeks.

The three foot races will be run between the gallop events being staged at the "Eddies Legs day'' at the Ipswich Turf Club.

The Open 300m race is scheduled for 1.25pm with the  Junior Gift at 2.45pm and the One Mile Gift at 3.25pm.

The annual foot racing event is supported by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Ipswich Turf Club, backed by  sponsors St Andrews Ipswich Private Hospital, the Queensland Athletic League and Savige Pest Control.


$5000 Ipswich Open Mile Gift (handicap in brackets): Jack Anstey (45m), Glen Yarham (60), Brendan Press (70), Jay Twist (80), Josh Nolan (90), Callum Davies (115), Daniel Parnell (140), Chevy Black (155), Clay Dawson (175), Murray Goodwin (185), Jack Warner (190), Aidan Hobbs (200), Andrew Dey (215), Caleb Sadler (220), Ryan Bidner (265), Montanna McAvoy (270), Tamara Carvolth (285), Larissa Chambers (300), Kevin Grace (300), Melissa Roberts (300), Lara and Lucinda Crouch (handicaps to be confirmed).

$1000 Open 300m Gift (handicap in brackets): Mitchell Williams (7m), Leslie Snuderl (22), Scott Tuohy (24), Alex Swainston (31), Chris Mobbs (33), Lorenz Ryan (38), Larissa Chambers (42), Steven Graham (43), Wayne Adams (48), Erica Hungerford (51), Harley Wilkinson (53), Elizabeth Melrose (62), Paul Adams (115).

$500 Junior Mile Gift (handicap in brackets): Jay Shipperley (130), Alex Davies (135), Ethan Mooney (170), Aysha Ozden (195), Kerryn Ryan (240), Tara Chaplin (260), Kane Moulder-Shard (295), Ebony Moulder-Shard (300), Imogen Brett (520), Ryleigh Sherlock (610), Rhani Hagan (700).



Olympic prospect shines on testing Ipswich sand track

By David Lems
Queensland Times
8th May 2016

HAVING Olympic triathlon goals has helped Forest Lake runner Caleb Sadler remain committed to training.

However, his knowlege of the Ipswich sand track also proved an advantage in his latest race record success.

Sadler, 17, won Saturday's $5000 Ipswich One Mile Gift on his first attempt, beating a classy field around the Bundamba sand circuit.

However, having competed three times in the Junior Gift and winning it in 2014 gave Sadler an inside edge, literally.

"It was hard racing and I got a bit nervous when I saw my handicap but it ended up all right,'' Sadler said.

His three minute, 57 second run off a 220m handicap was a race record for the event which was staged for the 11th time on Saturday.

He said his previous runs helped "because it's a different experience running on the sand''.

"Just knowing kind of what to expect is a lot easier than going in unprepared,'' he said.

Sadler has been training by himself in recent months, keen to test his skill in elite triathlon competition.

"I'm working towards world championships next year, for triathlon and duathlon and aquathon (events),'' he said.

"That's my short-term goals and hopefully the 2020 Olympics for triathlon.''

He'll use the $3000 prizemoney to help pay for flights to future international events in locations like Thailand later this year.

"It definitely all helps,'' the long distance runner said, completing school this year at Indooroopilly State High.

"I don't really need to buy a car or anything yet so it's all just for sport.''

The latest One Mile Gift winner said the track was better to run on this year.

"Last time I came it was wet,'' he said. "This time it was a nice sunny day and the track wasn't too loose. It was probably solid enough if you run in the right place.

"It was good.''

The Junior Gift was comfortably won by frontmarker Rhani Hagan, from Ryleigh Sherlock and Imogen Brett.

Saturday's annual foot racing at the Ipswich Turf Club proved popular with racegoers who watched attentively from a variety of vantage points.

The annual racing was supported by Ipswich athletics officials and the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, along with sponsors St Andrews Ipswich Private Hospital, the Queensland Athletic League and Savige Pest Control.

Key results
Ipswich One Mile Gift:1. Caleb Sadler (3.57), 2. Jack Warner (3.58), 3. Aidan Hobbs (4.01), 4. Tamara Carvolth (4.02), 5. Callum Davies (4.04).

Open 300m Gift: 1. Lorenz Ryan (32.57), 2. Mitchell Williams (32.77), 3. Steven Graham (32.91).

Junior Gift: 1.Rhani Hagan (3.32), 2. Ryleigh Sherlock (4.14), Imogen Brett (4.27).

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