Unleash the Inner Champion


East Wimmera Health Service


Sunday, 27th August 2017








When you first meet Alicia Myers (pictured), you wonder how such a gentle, quietly spoken 14 year old could have tapped into her inner champion so early.  Alicia strives to excel in all her endeavours  and extends her performance in sport by running the FEATS 4 FEET run, which she will do again this year. 

A normal week for Alicia includes netball, AFL football and athletics with a run in the bush behind her Stuart Mill home to top it off. 

Alicia has just returned from a 3 week trip to Canada where she competed in athletics.  Selected on her performance at the 2016 State Championships, Alicia competed in triple jump, long jump, hurdles and attained personal bests in each event with a second placing in the triple jump with a jump of 10.26metres.

No stranger to the feats of a champion, Alicia is encouraging others to compete in the FEATS 4 FEET run.  For her, individual sports provide an extension to team sports and a chance to truly gauge her improving performance.

Olympic and World Champion Marathon runner, Steve “Mona Moneghetti, who will be attending the run on Sunday 27th August, will also be welcomed at the Meet and Greet Pasta Night the night before.  Keen to have the opportunity to talk with Steve Moneghetti, Alicia will accompany her mother, Tracey, (a St Arnaud Campus staff member) and brothers, Nick and Tom to the Meet and Greet Pasta Night.   

Tickets for children who are accompanied by an adult are only $15, which includes the Pasta meal, and is therefore a great opportunity to meet someone to inspire your kids to achieve.  Tickets are available at the Botanical Hotel, the St Arnauld Reception and Sue Hynes 0432 230 169. 

3 weeks to Go !!
3 repetitions of 18min jog and 1min walk

For those following our Training regime this week, with 3 weeks to go, training consists of 3 repetitions of an 18 minute jog and a 1 minute walk. You should be feeling stronger and more confident now.  If you haven’t tackled jogging up a hill before now, this week might be the time to do one.  The FEATS 4 FEET course does have one hill and although it is minor it won’t hurt to put in some training in hill jogging.  Running continuously without a break up a hill will be a good test for your fitness levels.  KEEP STRIVING!!