Sizzling aths action: Camp hosts the Gift

Castlemaine Gift director Darryl Nettleton (right) with James Sorahan executive director of the MCA Victorian Division which is sponsoring this year's $5000 Castlemaine Gift 120 metre men's feature race. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb

Castlemaine’s Camp Reserve is looking fast ahead of hosting some sizzling athletics action this Sunday with the running of the annual Castlemaine Gift.
This year’s Gift has drawn a particularly strong field of entries from across Victoria and interstate with the Victorian Athletic League meet an increasingly important one ahead of the famed Stawell Easter Gift.
“The entries are really really good,” pleased race director Darryl Nettleton says.
This year’s running has additional significance also as it marks the 100th anniversary since Castlemaine’s Gift was first run on the Camp Reserve.
It’s also the first time that the meeting will be live-streamed, with boosted prize money up for grabs in some of the key features and the introduction of a new event – the Castlemaine Invitational over 120 metres – a handicapped contest for both women and men.
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Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.