Athletics enthusiasts from across Bendigo are invited to our Andy Buchanan Commonwealth Games Marathon Watch Party on Saturday, 30 June from 5pm onwards.

About this event


From 5:00pm: FREE BBQ

From 6:00pm: Marathon Race Start! (9:00am UK Time)

From 8:11pm – 8:15pm: Andy’s expected race finish time.

8:30pm / 8:45pm: Event concludes.


  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have COVID-19.
  • This will be a family-friendly event, all ages are welcome.
  • We have ample plastic chairs, but if you’re looking for a more comfy seat please bring a beanbag or cushion!
  • Please feel free to B.Y.O your own alcoholic beverages, but we ask that you consume responsibly. Anyone causing issues will be asked to leave.
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Andy Buchanan - Hamburg Marathon 2022

About Andy Buchanan

Andy Buchanan is heading from Bendigo to Birmingham as he makes his 2022 Commonwealth Games debut in the men’s marathon. 

A dual Australian 10km cross-country champion, Buchanan ran his first marathon in Hamburg in April 2022. The Bendigo Bats / Bendigo University athlete finished in 15th place in 2:12:23, the equal 25th-fastest time in Australian history.

Training under Rio 2016 Olympian Scott Westcott, Buchanan’s time would have secured a bronze medal at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, the event which saw Buchanan’s coach Westcott finish in fourth place.

With years of road and cross-country experience under his belt, including a 5th-place finish at the 2021 Zatopek:10, Buchanan will look to make strides on his fastest marathon 5km split of 15.15 in Birmingham.

Outside of his running career, Buchanan is a specialist athletics coach at Bendigo South East Secondary College’s Athlete Development Program and Run2PB Run Coaching.