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Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011

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1 Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri May 13, 2011 9:23 am

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Sad day for pro running in SA with the loss of its biggest rural prizemoney meet and its 2nd biggest Gift.

I've been reliably informed that the Mt Gambier Gift carnival will not be on the SAAL calendar in 2011/2012.

I've been told a letter went to the SAAL this week from the Mt Gambier organising committee advising the League Board that the Mt Gambier committee could no longer conduct the meeting.



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2 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri May 13, 2011 2:37 pm

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Youngy, do we know the reasons why?

Lack of runners? Sponsors?

3 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri May 13, 2011 3:15 pm

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It has nothing to do with a lack of runners. Nor is it much to do with a lack of sponsors.

My understanding is that the people involved have run out of enthusiasm to conduct the Mt Gambier meeting. It has pretty much been a year to year proposition as there are only a few people involved in running it. I guess those few people have decided to put their endeavours into other things.


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4 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri May 13, 2011 6:19 pm

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Too early to be declaring it is finished. Still in discussion with organisers. Stay tuned.

5 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:17 pm

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Just to let everyone know – so that you can plan your season, all of Whyalla (SAT 19 NOV), Mt Gambier (SAT 3 DEC) and Loxton (SAT 25 FEB) are continuing in season 2011 / 2012 – so we hope you can make your plans early and travel to as many country meets as possible.

6 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:33 pm

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Great to hear

7 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:48 pm

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Just been informed about this.

Good news, although the potential double-header with Terang unfortunately can't happen unless one of them moves its date. Terang is scheduled for the week before with Peninsula scheduled for the same weekend as Mt Gambier.


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8 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:29 pm

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Great to hear the Mt is going again for SA runners. But don't expect too many Vics there. Peninsula was a good meet last year and a lot closer to Melbourne. What's the $$ at the Mt??

9 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:04 pm

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Any news on Mt Gambier prize money?

10 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:47 pm

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Just seen the vaal draft for next season and the vaal in terms of meetings seem to be going from strength to strength where SA is battling to hold the ones they have.
SA need to do something and do something earlier than later.
The way I see it is that theres hardly any pro influence NORTH of Adelaide.SA need to have a coach in the northern area, its an expanding base out there in the Gawler ,Barossa area ,surely a winery would come on board as sponsor for a meeting.
I know the Copper coast has been tried but the Athletics sa have a fun run up there now so why not try the pro meeting again.Maybe the DUNES consordium may be interested in sponsoring but this time make the meeting early Jan to make use of holidaymakers.
Final area I would try is Victor Harbor ,same week as schoolies ,Huge crowd would watch a free show.Incorporate a SCHOOLIES GIFT at the meeting ,this could be a handicap event ,if you have run ammos or pros you will be handicapped accordingly if no form you have the novice mark.Imagine the different schools cheering on their athlete
We need to think outside the square and grow before we get smaller and shrink up
Whats everyone else think , does anyone wonder why we hardly run a promeet past Gepps Cross

11 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:51 am

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Meets dont work in the north. We had the Playford Gift for a while. Before that we had one at Salisbury. Its hard to get meets going in the northern suburbs. No squads out there doesnt help.



12 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:34 pm

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when is the saal calendar coming out???

13 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:31 am

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Prize money???

14 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:03 pm

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Major sponsor pulled out so dont expect same prizemoney as last year. Around a $5000 Gift???

15 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:36 pm

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Cant be too little. Or no one will go

16 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:25 pm

one less

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Mt Gambier prizemoney will be down ,but should be NO PENALTY for the Bay.
Also heard, one of the meetings that Youngy has enjoyed plenty of success with in the past will not be there this season.

17 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:34 pm

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Reynella??
Club no longer exists.

18 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:27 am

Penalty

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It was 'no penalty' at Mt. Gambier last year, but when lifts are given for the Bay across the board to everyone but the winner of Mt. G, it's not really 'no penalty' is it?

19 Re: Mt Gambier Gift is Back On in 2011 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:59 pm

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Speaking to someone from Mt Gambier yesterday and he said the 2011 Mt Gambier Gift is looking very good with several new people involved in the running of the event.

He said until the Mt Gambier council realised the small organising committee had pulled the pin, it had taken the event for granted. The council - in his words "flipped" when they found out about it's fate. After some consultation with the SAAL, the council stepped up its support for the meet and the involvement on the committee of various parties including some experienced event managers, has rejuvenated the meet and secured its future.

He said they are planning a calcutta at the football club on the Friday night before the meet.


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