The running of the 63rd Burramine Gift is just around the corner and excitement is building as to who will take out top honours.FIONA BLICK March 4, 2014 3:51pm
Jarred Linder won in a tight contest last year and is a possibility to defend his crown.
Another young gun is Huon sprinter Lee Forrest, 18, who recently took out the prestigious Stonnington Gift in Melbourne.
Forrest also won the New Year’s Day Maryborough Gift and finished third in the Albury Gift.
Another event to watch out for at the popular Carnival is the Tom Hopkins Backmarkers Invitational.
Burramine Sports Club secretary Frances Connell said the Backmarkers is for “good runners who don’t get into the Burramine Gift final; it is a further chance for them to win a race”.
The Burramine Gift Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 15 at the JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga with profits supporting Yarrawonga Health, Friends in Common and local junior sportspeople.
Athletes from all over Australia and overseas will converge on Yarrawonga to compete, in the words of previous champions, in “the best setting in the world for an athletics carnival”.
As well as events for runners registered with the Victorian Athletic League, Burramine also caters for local athletes to ‘have a go – no matter your ability’ at the only athletics carnival in Moira Shire.
There are children’s events for those between 8 years and under 15 years on the day and the Schools’ Relay races open the program.
An Under 21 100m as well as the Footballers’ Relay gives locals the opportunity to run for money (with free entry) and to do better than their mates in other teams.
With delicious catering, bookmaking, highland dancing, carnival girls and great running the Burramine Gift promises to be a day packed full of entertainment.
Contact secretary Frances Connell for further details on 0438320748.
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