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.
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.