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THREE local trainers will be vying for the
coveted South Australian greyhound of the
year award when the winner is announced
at an awards night later this month.
Two Wells trainer Kim Johnstone, with
greyhound Wild Soul, and Lewiston trainers
Robert Isaacson and Robyn Mackellar, with
Galilee Spirit and Cairnlea Layla, respectively,
are among five finalists hoping to take home the
silverware on January 31.
Johnstone, who's mother Kathleen is one
of the other finalists with greyhound Ghengis
Khan, was thrilled for Wild Soul to gain a spot
in the finals.
"I'm just extremely proud of him, he's a really
lovely dog," she said.
"It's great for him to get a bit of recognition;
he's been consistent all year."
Johnstone has been involved with racing since
she was young; her father's greyhound Superstar
took out the award in 1983, before she won it
in 2000 with Webster Bale.
"It would be absolutely fantastic for (Wild
Soul to win), because I'm so proud of him and
if he did happen to win it, it would be an abso-
lute thrill," she said.
Isaacson has also been a winning trainer of SA
greyhound of the year previously.
Having only taken up training in 2002, he
won the award in 2007 with Scull Murphy and
again in 2010 with Satanic Cash.
While he admits Galilee Spirit isn't quite of
the same calibre as his previous winners, he said
it would be a well-earned win for his runner.
"Obviously, you'd like to win it for the dog's
sake because he's a real trier," he said.
"To win an award like this is always great, it's
something that everyone strives to do and if I
can win it for a third year it would be terrific."
Isaacson recognised that it is a fairly even
spread for this year's prize, with all greyhounds
in with a chance.
"You've got to have a bit of luck; you can
have reasonable dogs, but if they're not quick
enough, and consistent winners, you can't do
much about it, you can only do your best," he
"I think it will be close, but just to have an-
other one in there is good."
One of the most high-profile dogs in the
running is Mackellar's Cairnlea Layla, which is
owned by a syndicate managed by Port Adelaide
Football Club coach Ken Hinkley.
She took on the greyhound in February af-
ter receiving a call from the Power icon and has
since been pleasantly surprised with the results.
"Ken Hinkley just rang up and said 'Look,
I've got a bitch in Melbourne, would you be
interested in training her?'," Mackellar said.
"I thought it was someone playing a prank
because I'm a Port supporter, but I was abso-
lutely speechless after.
"It put me in the spotlight a little bit, but I
just let the dog do the talking and she did.
"I thought just her consistency through
March until August was phenomenal."
EXHAUSTED, covered in mud
from head to toe, still recover-
ing a week-and-a-half later, but
definitely worth it.
That is the way Nuriootpa foot-
baller, and Bunyip footy writer,
Arlon Hall described completing one
of the toughest fitness challenges on
the planet, Tough Mudder.
Hall was part of a 23-person
team, titled 'The Mudsluggers',
that competed in the gruelling chal-
lenge at Langhorne Creek in mid-
'Tough Mudder' involves teams,
or single participants, fighting their
way through 17km worth of tough
obstacles in a test of mental and
"I did True Grit (a similar chal-
lenge) last year...and, I mean, it's
always a good time of the year," Hall
said of his decision to partake in the
"You finish footy and it gives you
an incentive to keep fit and continue
on that fitness from the footy sea-
"If you've got that goal, it helps
you build up strength in different
The 26-year-old's team consist-
ed of mates from the Barossa and
Adelaide areas, and also included
players from the Nuriootpa, Angas-
ton and Central District football
They all made it through the chal-
lenge, minus a few sore knees and
rolled ankles, despite facing some
pretty challenging obstacles.
"The last obstacle is an electric
shock," Hall said.
"You kind of ran through this area
with wires hanging down, which is
basically like a full-on electric fence.
"Some people tried to weave
through it but I thought 'stuff it,
I'll just try and run through it' and
I got hit three times and it actually
knocked me over."
In doing the challenge the team
raised money for non-profit organi-
sation RAW Impact, which is the
organisation Hall travelled to Cam-
bodia with in July.
RAW helps build homes, schools
and develop sustainable agriculture
projects, among many others, in the
region, but are currently devising a
police training program to help com-
bat one of the country's more serious
problems -- child sex trafficking.
"Some of the police are pretty cor-
rupt over there, or just ill-equipped,"
"RAW bring in specialists, train
these police officers up, equip them,
so if they see any trafficking going
on they can defend themselves and
put an end to it.
"But they can't get any funding for
it, so we're using Tough Mudder to
raise money for that project."
While all the donations are yet to
be tallied, Hall estimates the team
has so far raised over $6000 towards
Asked whether he would be par-
ticipating in Tough Mudder again
next year, Hall replied, "Definitely."
"We want to get as many numbers
as possible and make a pretty big im-
pact," he said.
"It has varied fitness levels; even
in our group, there was some super
fit people and maybe some not as
fit people, but if you work as a team
(you can do it).
"It's just a way for people that can't
get over to Cambodia and do that,
they can show their support in that
Hall's one Tough Mudder
RAW Impact founder and CEO Troy Roberts (left) with Arlon Hall after completing Tough Mudder in December.
Trainers battle it out
Lewiston trainer Robert Isaacson with Galilee Spirit.
PHOTOS: Alec Urquhart
Two Wells trainer Kim Johnstone
with Wild Soul.
Lewiston trainer Robyn Mackellar
with Cairnlea Layla.
BAROSSA: Saturday (27/12) Stableford results:
A Grade - M. O'Brien 40, T. Cowgill 37, A. Purdie
37, D. McDonnell 36, I. Baldwin 36. B grade - P.
Twelftree 40, G. Laucke 38, T. Chiverton 37, R.
Harbord 37, C. Othams 36, D. Venning 35. C
grade - I. Cartwright 37, G. Maxted 37, R. Rohde
36, C. Laucke 36, R. Wood 35, G. McDonald 35.
Ladies - B. Baird 42, P. Chiverton 38.
Tuesday's (30/12) Stableford results: T. Ross 41, C.
Farley 37, H. Sandow 37.
Thursday's (1/1) Stableford results: A grade - C.
Linden 39, R. Zeuner 39, D. Trinne 38, P. Twelftree
38, G. Burgess 38, D. McDonnell 37, J. Harris 37, S.
Siegele 37, J. Kurtz 36. Ladies - P. May 31.
Saturday (3/1) Stroke results: A grade -- T. Turnbull
69, S. Kurtz 72, S. Eygenraam 74, I. Baldwin 74. B
Grade - J. Biggins 66, P. Pavlovich 73, S. Miller 69,
F. Wheeler 70, R. Thiele 72. C Grade -- P. Fairbairn
74, G. Young 74, R. Wood 74, C. Linden 74. Ladies
-- C. Farley 71, P. Johnson 72.
GAWLER: Midweek (26/12) results: C. Decelis
(c/b) 41 points, I. George (c/b) 41, R. Taverner 41,
G. Keylock 38, S. Winder 38.
Thursday's (18/12) results: H. Smits (c/b) 42
points, A. Je ery 42, C. Bartholomew 41, E.
Richardson 41, B Marsh 39, T. Davies 39, T.
Pipicella 39, P. Robinson 39, M. Cogan 38, N. Orr
38, P. Trenorden 37, L. Taylor 37, J. Jacka 37.
Saturday (27/12) Stableford results: A grade- S.
Voigt (c/b) 38 points, J. Pogas (c/b) 38, B. Marsh
(c/b) 38. B grade - S Purdie 44, R. Hall 39, T.
Dowling (c/b) 38. C grade - P. Trenorden 43, S.
Winder (c/b) 40, J. Reaney (c/b) 40.
Sunday's (28/12) results: A. Makuch 38 points, R.
Midweek (2/1) results: K. McLean 44, A. Whittaker
42, G. Long 42, P. He ernan 41, C. Bartholomew
40, B. Pipe 40, B. Marsh 40, T. Davies 40, P.
Robinson 39, G. Frew 39, D. Steel 39.
Saturday's (3/1) results: T. Bow nett 64, K. Murdey
nett 65, K. Morse nett 66, R. Roy nett 67, A. Long
nett 67, T. Traeger nett 69, S. Purdie nett 69, T.
Hancock nett 71.
Sunday's (4/1) results: T. Holt 41, M. Baker 40, C.
KAPUNDA: Thursday's (28/12) results: Mario 46,
L. Grafton 42, W. Strangward 42.
MOUNT PLEASANT: Saturday results: A.
Kneebone 40, S. Sullivan 40, R. Hargrave 39, S.
Tregenza 38, P. Turvey 38, P. Bouche 37, T. Mitchell
37, S. McNeil 36, P. Flatman 36.
TANUNDA PINES: Saturday (24/12) results: A
grade - P. Stacey 40 points, S. Maddaford 40. B
grade - C. Fechner 39, S. Escritt 38. C grade - T.
Waters 41, F. Contestabile 40. Ladies - J. Je ries
37, J. MacPhail 35.
MALLALA: Sunday's results: Event one -- 25
target double barrel c/d -- AA--S. Drewing 25/25.
A -- B. Duncan 25/25. B -- R. Zupanic 24/25. C
-- P. Hender 25/25. Event two - 25 target point
score - AA -- R. Damin 71/75. A -- G. Hopgood
75/75. 2nd -- A. Beyer 72/75. B -- R. Zupanic
70/75. C -- A. Dalle-Molle 71/75. 2nd -- P. Hender
70/75. Event three -- 50 target continental club
championship -- Overall & AA -- A. Beyer 58/58.
2nd -- G. Hopgood 49/50. AA -- S. Drewing 57/58.
2nd -- B. Johnson 49/50. B -- R. Zupanic 46/50. C
-- P. Hender 47/50. 2nd -- J. Ward 50/60.
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