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Good articles in local papers about Mates500 Relay

check out the full articles here Media Clip – Kojonup News Media Clip – Donnybrook Bridgetown Mail pdf

Sunday Times article 2 March 2014

Media Clip – The Sunday Times 2 March 2014

Merredin Mercury article – 21 February 2014

mates-run-to-raise funds article – Merredin Mercury

Countryman Article 6 February 2014

Media Clip – Countryman 6 Feb (2)
Media Clip – Countryman 6 Feb

Day 6 – Wagin to Kojonup (142 kms)

Where in the world is Moodiarrup?
Anyone who knows Heath East, will have witnessed many times the great resolve shown this morning when he was out on the road 2 hours prior to the other runners walking 12 kms to give his Mates a head start for Day 6.
Accompanied by his wife, one car with 2 support […]

Tambellup | Katanning | Lake Grace and Kulin

Day 4 – Dumbleyung to Kulin (151 km) | Day 5 Kulin to Wagin (158)

Injury: an atheletes worst nightmare (Michael Jordan circa 1988).
309 kilometres in 2 days saw the resting of Relay Mate, Heath East on day 5 to prevent further injury.
Cold mornings, rain and warm days have seen our Mates endure tough conditions during this leg of the relay but every morning (along with the ‘Pit Crew’) they […]

Day 3 – Cranbrook to Dumbleyung (132 kms)

Despite the 40 degree heat, the Mates battled through the day to finish the 132 kilometres from Cranbrook to Dumbleyung in a touch under 12 hours.
A BIG thank you to Katanning locals Jimbob, Johnno and Sully and to the over 100 strong crowd who came out in support of our evening event.
Mr Vince Garreffa the ‘Prince of […]


Saturday, 10 March 2012
As first light broke through the karri trees, six mates and a dedicated crew began the epic adventure of running 1,000 kilometres in a bid to highlight men’s health and wellbeing throughout regional Western Australia.
Covering a massive 122 kms on Day 1,  Tim Lyster, Heath East, Anthony Stubberfield, Mat Johnston, Wayne Barnden and Paul Omodei took on natures finest from […]

Long road ahead for charity runners

The countdown to the Mates 500 Relay 2012 has begun.
In just three days, six Manjimup runners will attempt to cover 1000km around the South West to raise money for the Regional Men’s Health Initiative and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Tim Lyster, Paul Omodei, Heath East, Wayne Barnden, Mat Johnston and Anthony Stubberfield hope to […]