EAGLEHAWK and Bendigo Harriers made great starts to Athletics Victoria Shield League in Saturday’s track and field action at the Bendigo Regional Athletics Complex in Flora Hill.
Bendigo Harrier's athlete, Brady Threlfall, has won the Bendigo 'King of the Mountain' for an 11th time. The grueling race up One Tree Hill has played a big part in Brady Threlfall’s build-up to next month’s Nike-backed Melbourne Marathon. Hours after winning the Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club’s classic in Spring Gully, Threlfall spoke about the build-up toward another 42.2km showdown to be run on December 12.
A GROUP of 21 athletes beat their personal best marks or times from the previous track and field season at Saturday afternoon’s running of Athletics Bendigo’s ‘Come ‘n try day at the Flora Hill complex in Retreat Road. The meet drew 67 competitors as they prepared for the November 13 start to Athletics Victoria Shield League and Bendigo Little Athletics Centre’s season on the same day.
A start in the marathon at next year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games or world athletics titles in the USA is the goal for Bendigo athletics champion Andy Buchanan. The Australian 10km cross-country champion in 2017 and '18, Buchanan's pursuit for Games or world champs selection will heat up in the Melbourne Marathon on December 12. This article was first published in the Bendigo Advertiser.
ATHLETICS Bendigo's cross-country representatives will be chasing more individual and team glory in this Saturday's third round of Athletics Victoria's XCR '21 action at Cruden Farm. The Athletics Bendigo Region was in great form in the Jells Park relays and then at Larnder Park.