Sandy Lane Awaits

Thank you to everyone who registered to join us for the 2017 edition of this the Willaura Farm to Pub this Saturday 25 February.

Proudly Supporting beyondblue

All proceeds from the Willaura Farm to Pub support the work of beyondblue, an organisation giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations.

Late Entries

Late entries for all categories will be accepted on race day at the Willaura Hotel until 1 hour before each event. Late entrants may only participate as fun runners – times will not be captured & results not official.

General Information

We would like to remind you of some important details for the big day. See the bottom of this post for important run, ride and walk information.
In addition to the five Farm to Pub events, there will also be plenty of fun at the Pub during the day. We’ve planned a day for everyone, not just participants but also their friends and families and all supporters of the Willaura Farm to Pub. It promises to be a great family day and for the runners, riders and walkers, the forecast looks absolutely ideal.

Come for the Course, Stay for the Entertainment

At the Pub
  • Free jumping castle for the kids
  • Live Music
  • BBQ by Moyston-Willaura Football/Netball Club
  • Counter Meals at the Pub (please book ahead on (03) 5354 1213)
  • Showers for you to freshen up after competing (so you can relax in comfort whilst you buy a raffle ticket, enjoy a cold beverage and a parma).
Around Town
  • Willaura Pool is open from 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
  • Camping available at Willaura Recreation Reserve (contact through Facebook)


To further support beyondblue, raffle tickets will be on sale. We are grateful to all our sponsors, and particularly the AFL for their generous donation of our 1st prize. Grab your tickets for your chance to win this fantastic package.

  • 1st Prize Table for 10 at an official AFL function at a Home and Away game (includes admission to match)
  • 2nd Prize Assortment of local wines, books and sportswear
  • 3rd Prize Assortment of local wines, books and sportswear

Runners, Riders & Walkers

Please be at the Pub (map) at least an hour before your event time to give you plenty of time to register and collect your bib and be ready to catch the bus to your starting line. The bus will leave on time, with or without you!

We remind you that the bus cannot carry bikes. Riders will need to make own arrangements to deliver bikes to start line.

Click to view courses for each event >>

Carefully note the registration closing times, bus departures and start times for each event:
16.4km RUN/RIDE
Bib collection closes: 3.45pm
Bus departs Willaura Pub for start line: 4.00pm SHARP
Start time: 4.30pm (run), 4.45pm (ride)
8.2km RUN/RIDE
Bib collection closes: 4.15pm
Bus departs Willaura Pub for start line: 4.30pm SHARP
Start time: 5.00pm (run), 5.15pm (ride)
5km WALK
No bib collection
Bus departs Willaura Pub for start line: 5.00pm SHARP
Start time: 5.15pm
Ready or not, I’m waiting for you…
Sandy Lane.

Early Closing of Online Entries – 9am!

Online entries will close at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Note the change of time! The closing time was previously advertised as 9.00 p.m but we need to allow some extra time to prepare the handicaps. Don’t miss out. Register now!


Late entries for all categories will be accepted on race day at the Willaura Hotel until 1 hour before each event. Late entrants may only participate as fun runners – times will not be captured & results not official.

2017 Entries Soon Closing

(Picture credit – Peter Pickering)

Don’t forget to call today and book in your counter meal at the Willaura Hotel after the race! Phone (03) 53541213

Whether you fancy yourself to break the course record or to simply earn a coveted place on the list of Willaura Farm to Pub finishers, we invite all runners, riders and walkers to join us on Saturday 25 February 2017 to enjoy one of the most unique races in the world, where you’ll experience the best of country Victorian hospitality all while supporting a brilliant cause.

With a week remaining until the close of online registrations, entries have been flooding in. This is great news for us and for our main partner, beyondblue. All proceeds from the Willaura Farm to Pub support their work to equip everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health.

beyondblue are giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxietydepression and suicide part of everyday conversations. And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, beyondblue are breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.

Support beyondblue and have a great day out. We’ve got events for the whole family, which also include live music, a jumping castle, and great food and drink waiting for you at the Pub.

Willaura Farm to Pub run, ride and walk events:

  • 16.4km run – 4.30 pm (Taits Rd)
  • 8.2km run – 5.00 pm (Sandhills Rd)
  • 16.4km ride – 4.45 pm (Taits Rd)
  • 8.2km ride – 5.15 pm (Sandhills Rd)
  • 5km walk – 5.15 pm (Cnr Sandhills Rd & Yarram Gap Rd)
Click to open map

Located in Western Victoria, Willaura is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne and 2 hours from Geelong. It’s just 30 minutes from Ararat and 1hr 20 mins to Ballarat or Warrnambool.


Online entries close 9am*, Thursday 23 February (*Note change of time. Previously 9pm.)

Note that late entries for all categories will be accepted on race day at the Willaura Hotel until 1 hour before each event. Late entrants may only participate as fun runners – times will not be captured & results not official.

We can also announce that six-time winner of the Brewis Medal, David Staehr (pictured, top) has now confirmed his place on the start line for the premier event, the 16.4km run. David is the undisputed champion of the Willaura Farm to Pub, holding the race record on each of the three variations of the Willaura Farm to Pub long courses (“Joyce”, “Taits” and “Millear”). This year’s track is Taits – which includes the ever-challenging Sandy Lane – with the record standing at 58:37 (2014).

David has been the fastest finisher every year since 2011 but is yet to claim line honours. Will the handicapper look more kindly upon him in 2017?

2017 Registration Now Open

Registration fee – $15 (15 years and under – $5) with proceeds supporting beyondblue.

Click to Register >>

Online registration closes 9pm, Thursday 23 February.

Late Entries:

Late entries for all categories will be accepted on race day at the Willaura Hotel until 1 hour before each event. Late entrants may only participate as fun runners – times will not be captured & results not official.


  • 16.4km run – 4.30 pm (Taits Rd)
  • 8.2km run – 5.00 pm (Sandhills Rd)
  • 16.4km ride – 4.45 pm (Taits Rd)
  • 8.2km ride – 5.15 pm (Sandhills Rd)
  • 5km walk – 5.15 pm (Cnr Sandhills Rd & Yarram Gap Rd)


A bus is available to transport participants to each start line from the Willaura Hotel. If required, simply choose this option when registering. Note that the bus cannot carry bikes. Riders will need to make own arrangements to deliver bikes to start line.

  • 16.4km RUN/RIDE
    Bib collection closes: 3.45pm
    Bus departs Willaura Pub for start line: 4.00pm SHARP
    Start time: 4.30pm (run), 4.45pm (ride)
  • 8.2km RUN/RIDE
    Bib collection closes: 4.15pm
    Bus departs Willaura Pub for start line: 4.30pm SHARP
    Start time: 5.00pm (run), 5.15pm (ride)
  • 5km WALK
    No bib collection closes
    Bus departs Willaura Pub for start line5.00pm SHARP
    Start time: 5.15pm

2017 Willaura Farm to Pub

The 2017 Willaura Farm to Pub is making a return to it’s legendary roots with the 16.4 km course again setting off from Tait’s Shed and sending runners down the fabled Sandy Lane.

Date: Saturday, 25th February 2017

More information including available race formats and registration details will be available shortly.

Keep tabs on Farm to Pub on Facebook  or @farmtopub on Twitter for up to date details. Also, click here to be added to the email distribution list.

All enquirires:

2016 Farm to Pub

Will be held on Saturday the 27th of February.

Online entries –

Key details;

16km Farm to Pub
*** Same course as 2015!!! ***
Bus departs Pub @ 4.00pm (so 3.45 arrival)
First runners to begin at 4.30pm, riders at 4.45pm.

– Riders own responsibility to get their bikes to the start line.

To get to the start line:
– Drive 6.3kms out on Delacombe Way – Turn left on Malim Rd, drive for 4.8kms – Bendigo Bank marque will be situated here

8.5km Farm to Pub (Run & Ride)
With the new course, makes life easier so no need to catch a bus, with the start at pub, with the course being a loop to get back there.
5.00pm start for the runners, 5.15pm for the riders.

5km Farm to Pub (Walk & Ride)
Bus leaves the pub at 5pm, starting time of 5.15pm (it is on sealed road for the entire 5km section)

Entries close – 9pm, Thursday 25th of February.

Entry fee is $15, with ith being $5 for 15 & under.

Note –  Entries for all categories will be allowed on race day, however only as fun runners (time not captured & results not official)

NB: Fear not Sandy Lane fans, you haven’t seen the last of her.  Instead the intention is to return to the old course every five years on the anniversaries, with the next return to the old girl planned in 2018 (15th running of the event). With the ability to rotate to different courses in the years in between.

Keep tabs on “Sandy Lane” on facebook or @farmtopub on Twitter for up to date details.
Also email to be added to the email distribution list.

’12 F2P – Letters to the Editor

Our regular Farm to Pub scribe, “The Protagonist”, is at it again in 2012….

Letters to the Editor
The hot button issue for letter writers this week has been our article of last week ‘Sandy Lane ownership in dispute’. To recap the article looked at competing claims to ownership of Sandy Lane. John Walsh was thought by some to ‘own’ Sandy Lane, both David Staehr & Stewart Talbot had supporters and in uncharacteristic fruity language Gerald McCarthy described Sandy Lane as his ‘b…ch’*.
*McCarthy later clarified that he had said Sandy Lane was part of his batch, he though of it as an extension of his family.
I wish to address the inaccuracies of the article re ‘Sandy Lane ownership in dispute’. I expected nothing less than that pinko drivel from your fish’n’chip paper rag (I don’t know why I am trying to buy you out!). I am the owner of Sandy Lane, it was left to me by Papa, in perpetuity, along with 3.5% royalty from all ‘farm2pub’ revenue. It was left to me and me alone and for me to pass onto my children at my discretion, if they are good little girls and boy.
G. Rinehart, Perth
What she said.
A. Bolt, Herald-Sun building, Southbank
To think that Tony said we don’t need the tent Embassy anymore. Your article re ‘Sandy Lane ownership in dispute’ shows just how far we still have to go. The traditional owners of Sandy Lane continue to be the WillauGurindji people. The elders have passed the story on from thousands of years ago, that up on the Brambuk Ridge escapement at Gariwerd the big serpent was seen to rise out of Mt William swamp and travel to Lake Buninjon for breeding season and in doing so Sandy Lane was created.
Aunty Joy Fivepossumpelts, Birrong Marr
When are you people going to check your facts. Once again I have to set the record straight for journalists who can’t do their job properly.For the record I never claimed to own Sandy Lane. I didn’t meet Sandy Lane, I didn’t greet Sandy Lane and I didn’t Tweet Sandy Lane (ha ha … bowled Shane!). This issue has caused unnecessary hardship between Elizabeth and myself. And I swear on my birch muesli I never showed Sandy Lane my flipper.
S. Warne, Brighton
It pains me to have this matter in the public domain again, so many painful memory for me. I was left 25% of Sandy Lane by Langley George as a measure of his gratitude. When I spend all time treating his bunions and emptying chamber pot Langley George say to me that one day some of Sandy Lane  be mine. Now that woman take from me and I not have money for lawyer to fight anymore. Love you long time.
R. Porteous, Toorak
Who does Gerald McCarthy think he is with his sense of entitlement re Sandy Lane? When it is 28 degress or warmer Sandy Lane is everyone’s!
C. Hosking, Brunswick
I don’t wish to add to the mindless speculation but I once again state I am the owner of Sandy Lane. I have been the owner of Sandy Lane for over 18 months now and I will continue to be the owner of Sandy Lane; doing my best with it in the interests of working families moving forward. I don’t know why this issue keeps being raised. Rob Oakeshott supports me as the owner of Sandy Lane and so does Tony Windsor. Andrew Willkie is equivocal about my ownership but hasn’t proposed an alternative owner. Penny & Albo certainly continue to support my ownership claims to Sandy Lane. If anyone wants to try and take Sandy Lane from me I say ‘bring it on’.
Julia, Canberra
I’ve got no comments to make on the matter of ownership of Sandy Lane. I’m not the owner of Sandy Lane and I accept that. I am a very happy little vegemite not being the owner of Sandy Lane. Therese and Jasper are content not having Sandy Lane in our lives. I have a very busy and fulfilling role and have never given regaining ownership of Sandy Lane another thought since relinquishing it. That’s all peeps, I have to lickety split.
Kevin, Brissy via Canberra via sorting out the Middle East via saving the Gorillas in Borneo via lifting numeracy and literacy rates in Cambodia via putting my finger in the dyke of the Euro Debt crisis via delivering keynote speech at the UNESCO conference in Madrid via …
Ah … mmm … yes … let me say this. I am offering myself to the people as the alternative owner of Sandy Lane. The other side don’t know how to manage Sandy Lane; they have no legitimacy as the owners of Sandy Lane. I state that times run in the ‘farm2pub’ on Sandy Lane will always be quicker under my ownership. And I refute the scare campaign that I would make the wearing of budgie smugglers a requirement for runners on Sandy Lane.
Tony, Canberra

2012 Farm to Pub Report

Whilst numbers were slightly down on the past two years, a still very healthy turnout of nearly 160 people braved the hot conditions to take part in the 9th Annual Farm to Pub at Willaura.

Mercifully there was some cloud cover to provide some respite from the hot conditions, and the southerly breeze in the face of runners was only gentle and not too much of an impediment like the full-blown fan in 2009.

16.4km Farm to Pub

If you’re ever getting married or selling a house, do it on Farm to Pub day (in the morning so you can still compete!) as it never rains on Farm to Pub day!!  The mudlarks out there wait in vain for a rain affected Sandy Lane, as in 2012 the old girl again was at her hot, dry and dusty best.  It was going to be a tough day at the office.

Shannon Wolf had the honour of being first to leave the farm for the pub at 5pm.  She quickly settled into a groove and held the lead as she paused at the 4km mark for a drink.  She looked to be in control and not letting Sandy Lane getting the better of her as she powered over the remants of where the famous sand dunes once stood, and as she reached the 8.2km mark, she was still in the lead.  Still travelling strong, already half way home- could she hang on for an all the way victory?

Behind her things were yet to sort themselves out, with the front-markers still holding off the backmarkers.  Most had kept their original starting positions, but there was a few who were making ground.  Moyston export and now Bendigo resident Jim Marshall was out to better brother Bruce’s from 2011, no easy task given he was faced with much harder conditions than the gentle defences Sandy Lane put up last year.  The handicapper lined the Marshall brothers up and down, and didn’t like Jim’s chances.  He backed in Bruce’s time to win by some margin.  Starting in 13th, by half-way he’d already worked his way to 4th and was within just under 8 minutes of the leader.

Wolf was still clinging to the lead as she turned for home at the 11.4km drinks station.  Her lead over Marshall was down to 2 minutes by now, but her form was still strong and she was fighting to hang on.  Less than one minute further back was Sarah Heard, who was competing in her 4th Farm to Pub, and was in her strongest position yet, within 3 minutes of the leader with just 5km to go.

However spurred on by the chase of his brother’s time, Jim Marshall powered away in the final 5km to reach the Pub first and add his name to the illustrious Farm to Pub honour roll, with the added bonus of beating Bruce’s time by nearly 2 minutes.  Over to you in 2013 Bruce…mouth-watering battle awaits between them next year.

Horsham export Joseph van Dyk, the number 1 member of the powerful van Dyk Farm to Pub stable (several runners  entered on the day), flew like the wind in the final 5km to claim 2nd, after having been 13th at halfway and 6th on the turn.  Whilst Julian Harvey closed hard late as well to round out the podium finishers, just passing Sarah Heard late in the race.

Amy & Lynden Brewis (perennial local top performers) finished in 5th & 6th, whilst Sarah Wals in her 5th attempt finally cracked the top ten finishing in 7th.  Tim Frampton (24th – 8th) and Scott Carey (17th – 9th) were other back markers to swamp the tiring front markers on Yarram Gap Rd.  Great Western’s (and Winning Post regular contributor!) Keith Lofthouse rounded out the top 10.

Back in the pack David Staehr went too hard too early, and whilst his quickest time of 58:55 was super slick, it was slower than last year.

Wayne Aitken claimed the Gerald McCarthy Trophy (King/Queen of Sandy Lane – lowest average time over past three years) from previous King Tim Frampton, a great reward for consistency.

A future King was found, with Josh Boreland, not yet 12 years old, completing the course in an astonishing 97:25. Well done Josh, super impressive!!

Unlucky runner was Kieran Ryan, who as a late entrant was ineligible for line honours.  He flew over the course, amazingly outperforming his estimated time by nearly 30 minutes!

Full results >>

8.2km Half Farm to Pub

56yo local man Mark Bryant flew off the front mark to claim the 8.2km Half Farm to Pub.  The frontmarkers dominated the race, with Therese Hucker holding off Pat Millear in the battle for 2nd.Whilst Jim Marshall’s wife Suzie Joyce nearly made it a historic double, finishing in 4th.  Backmarker Tim Brady was a surprise omission from the Top 10, until it was later found out that once he caught partner Angela Booth, the gentleman stayed with his girl to the finish line.  The other big battle saw great NOBSPC rivals Brendan Wills and Brendan Sheehan battled it out down Main St, with Wills prevailing by 3 seconds. Sonya Colbert from Nhill reaped the rewards from what must have been strong training to run the quickest time, which was 4 minutes better than her time last year.

16.4km Farm to Pub Ride

The Heard family continued their first class record in this category, with Cooper Heard reaching the Pub first, holding off Mandy Heard by less than one minute.  Strathmore’s Olivia Turville rounded out the top 3. Fraser Heard for the second year in a row had the fastest time.  Word has it that from the Heard property at Brenley that plans are already underway for the sire of Cooper & Fraser, Anthony, to make it 3 in a row for the family next year.  Should this be the case officials will name the race in the families honour!!!

The Other Side

  • Not for the first time a runner was caught “Short” on the course.Who?  I’ve already given a hint!!
  • A well respected lawyer apparently regrets his choice of Maccas for lunch on race day….and has asked that toilets be installed at the half-way start to save him running for the trees up the road before his run
  • There was drama around the finishing time of Therese Hucker.Long into the night Hucker was casting doubt on her finishing time and the integrity of the “bearded man” finishing judge.  After a comprehensive investigation the “bearded man” was cleared (he did an exemplary job) and it was found Hucker was wearing the wrong number…school girl error Therese!!
  • Not for the first time, John Wals has already “un-retired” and likely to be back next year….told you so….


Through the entry fees, raffles, auction and donations, the Farm to Pub raised over $6000 for Beyond Blue this year (exact amount confirmed in coming weeks once all donations etc are finalised), taking the total to over $33k in the past six years!

One of the winners of the ‘Mens Health – 6 month subscription’ didn’t actually get their voucher with the magazine and their name wasn’t written down on the raffle prize winners list, if this was you please contact and Phil will send it out.


  • Phil & Caz Joyce. The heart and soul of the event.  I say it every year, but you wouldn’t believe the time & effort they put in on and before the day.
    • Phil adds – I’d like to especially thank Caz as my Executive Assistant for all her hard work in securing the sponsors for the raffle and showbags as well as organising everything to do with the show bags and the raffle, she was previously my Personal Assistant but has been promoted due to her great work.
  • All our generous sponsors who donated goods free of charge for the raffle of for the showbags.
  • Christian’s Bus Company and Tim Frampton. This service is invaluable and we’d be lost without this continuing substantial support.
  • Our regular support bus driver Mark Rankin, who fills in for Tim allowing him to run! Then follows up with handing out showbags.
  • Maureen Brady for organising the portaloo for the Farm and the drinks station helpers; Favourite Uncle James Brady, Kate Pitcher, Kiara Pitcher, Greg, Sally & Bec Hinchliffe.
  • Denis Hitchens and 13th Beach Marketing for again producing the high quality banner
  • Dominic McCarthy for acting as official starter, and his role model, Simon Joyce acting as ½ distance starter
  • Simon “Bearded Man” Harwood for acting as finishing judge, ably supported by photographers Tessa Maguire and Simone.
  • The Protagonist for again amusing us with his annual writing piece (The Protagonist would like to thank Nick Joyce for his help)
  • Our long-time (since 2007) first-aid officer in Doug Ware
  • The Willaura Pub for their first class hospitality and support
  • The Willaura Lions Club for putting on the BBQ
  • The local & farm papers for helping promote the event
  • Those who travelled far and wide and made sacrifices to compete/help out
  • Chris Cotter for organising the race bibs
  • Alex Heard & friends for helping guide runners across the 5-ways crossing
  • Mark Hand, Janifer Dooley, Peter Eales, Eileen Brady, Debbie Williams, Nick Joyce & the Boreland family for all their help at the finish line – handing out showbags and drinks for the volunteers
  • Chris Hosking & Michael Steer for helping get the Gatorade & Cool Ridge to the pub
  • Ron Williams for his courier service in getting the sponsors prizes, showbag items, donations and other infrastructure needed for the day to the event.
  • Ararat Rural City Council for providing the road signs to slow the traffic on the course and the bollards/flags for the finish line area.
  • Des Joyce for picking up the signs from the council and returning them
  • McKinnis’ for helping pack the showbags
  • Heritage Meats in Geelong West for providing everything for a charity BBQ conducted (ran by Phil & Caz) on Pakington St in Geelong West on the 4th of Feb which more than covered the insurance for the event.
  • Blanket thank-you to those I’ve no doubt missed!
  • Thanks to those who took pics on the day. If you could either email to the gmail account, or mail on a CD to Damien Joyce, Level 5, 111 Cecil St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Next year (Saturday 16th of Feb 2013) will be the 10th running of the event.  It’s a big milestone, so we want it to be a big celebration.  So keep the date free, bring your friends, bring your family, spread the word through Sandy Lane on Facebook and let’s make it the greatest Farm to Pub yet!!

’11 F2P – FarmtoPubWikiLeaks

With thanks to the Protagonist!…

Those of you that follow the news & current affairs would be well familiar with WikiLeaks, whereby various classified documents such as diplomatic cables have been leaked and placed online.

And it would be no surprise to any of our readers that Farm to Pub was mentioned in dispatches. Here is just one example:


Monday Feb 22, 2010
Classification: Top Secret / Urgent

From: British High Commissioner to Australia, Melbourne.
To: Department of Foreign Affairs, Downing St, London.

I was out driving on the Saturday just gone, sight seeing in the renowned Western District of Victoria. I was taking in the scenery when I happened upon an ‘event’, the nature of which I am still struggling to comprehend.

In the township of Willaura there was a gathering of people of assorted ages (and body shapes), milling about and doing what I would otherwise describe as loitering with intent. Shortly they climbed aboard a bus and departed the scene. Intrigued by this I took chase. The travelled 8.2km out of town, travelled up an unsealed god forsaken track and then the bus stopped and a portion of people alighted from the bus.

The bus then proceeds for another 8.2km and came to a stop at a farm house. The remainder of the occupants hopped of the bus and joined a throng of others already in attendance. There were numerous vehicles and other transport such as bikes.

In the main they were dressed for physical activity; there was much stretching and limbering up. There was bottled water, energy drinks, lollies, glucose gels and other items of sustenance. There was an air of anticipation and a not so quiet hum of intent and action.

Thereafter the assembled mob made their way back into town, setting of at intervals. At the conclusion there was intake of refreshments and various congratulations and commiserations issued re the individual performances. There was also much earnest discussion; people were heard to mutter things such as ‘this has to stop’, ‘never again’ and ‘there has to be change’.

Proceedings continued on well into the night.  Obviously there was a physical workout aspect to the event., alog with a gathering of like midned people – but for what purpose? I truly am at a loss to say what it was I had encountered. The whole event was part Chariots of Fire, part On the Buses and part Carry on up the Khyber.

I don’t want to be an alarmist but I may have stumbled across something significant here with Geo-Political ramifications. Perhaps the dawn of a breakaway secessionist republican movement or the early rumblings of an uprising by the awkward and unusual combination of the rural proletariat linking with the sustenance farmers /agrarian socialists. I am not sure of the origins of it – whether it is a purely locally driven dynamic. But we can’t be too careful; maybe the Chinese are behind it and funding it? Or perhaps it’s being pushed by Chazez and the Venezuelan oil dollars? For now at least I believe it is a situation that requires monitoring.

’10 F2P – Classifieds


Some sports apparel; shorts / top / and those things you wear on your feet (runners / sports shoes?)preferably tailored (bespoke even), black & European (Lacoste perhaps ?) receipts will be required, see NickBush@Farm2Pub


at 2009 Farm2Pub; several litres of sweat, slightly soiled, somewhere between the 70m mark and the finishing line. see DamienJoyce@Farm2Pub


at 2009 Farm2Pub; an agreeable handicap, some ticker & a full tank of oxygen.They are all very nice and I’m sure someone must be missing them, happy to see them back with rightful owner. see DamienMcAloon@Farm2Pub    


A finishing burst and some more horsepower from Yarram Gap Rd onwards.Just the final piece needed to complete the set.Can pay in chickpeas or barley. see FraserHeard@Farm2Pub


at 2009 Farm2Pub; the intimidatory respect of my peers re my conquering of Sandy Lane. Don’t understand how/where exactly it was misplaced, had been a prized possession for several years. see GeraldMcCarthy@Farm2Pub   


Wandering in a dazed state in Willaura at conclusion of 2009 Farm2Pub. Seemingly well bred animal, nice chocolate coat, but looking very bedraggled when found, limping, possibly been hit by a car. Answers to ‘Handy‘. see Farm2Pub organisers


more compromising photos of the handicapper. see KristanBrewis@Farm2Pub

Are you tired ? rundown ? irritable ? feeling a general malaise?

Perhaps your suffering from PMT … Parma Meal Tension.
Relax because relief is at hand.
For those once a year Chicken Parma aficionados know that a Parma is only a few more kilometres away, waiting for you at the Willaura Hotel.
* for anyone afflicted with PPMT … Post Parma Meal Tension … please seek advice from Mick Carney

Are you (and others!) frustrated with your stamina and performance?
Do you want to get to the finish line with a burst rather that walking limply in?

Well perhaps you need XXX

i) X – get a sugar hit with some lollies at the comfort stations along the course.

ii) X – keep hydrated by partaking of some refreshing water when the opportunities present.

iii) X – keep thinking those positive thoughts. Like hitting your head against a wall it will feel better when you stop.