TONIGHT'S running of the 5km Frenzy has drawn more than 80 athletes to Bendigo's regional athletics complex in Flora Hill. It's the fourth edition of the 5km Frenzy in which Bendigo Harriers teams up with Athletics Bendigo and various sponsors to put on a big night of track racing.
Athletics Bendigo Region clubs excelled at last weekend’s 79th running of the Victorian Country Track and Field Championships in Ballarat. Just as it had done the previous six editions, Eaglehawk reigned supreme in the race for the Margaret Saunders Country Cup as number one club on the Australia Day holiday weekend. The Hawks scored 1423 ½ points to hold the Cup after three days of hot competition at Llanberris Reserve in Golden Point.
A FIELD which would rival any to contest the national cross-country titles lined up for Saturday’s racing at St Anne’s Winery in Ravenswood. Athletes from near and far lined up to contest leg three in the On-backed XCR series run by Athletics Victoria. Racing was 8km, 4km or 3km distances on the picturesque course at the foot of Big Hill. Athletics Bendigo Region’s teams dominated across several categories.
Bendigo athlete Andy Buchanan smashed his personal best time in Sunday's running of the Hamburg Marathon and now holds the equal 9th fastest Marathon time by an Australian ever. Buchanan clocked an incredible time of 2 hours 10.20 minutes.
McKindlay, Boyd and Berg win gold at Athletics Victoria’s 2022-23 Track and Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium
GOLD and a residential record to Eaglehawk's Angus McKindlay in the Open Mens 400m Hurdles capped Bendigo Region's run at Athletics Victoria's latest state field and track championships, which also included a gold medal for Shot put star Emma Berg and Harrison Boyd in the Under-20 3000m. Jayden Padgham took the silver behind Boyd whilst Tullie Rowe opened the weekend with a sublime run to silver in the Open Women's 1500m.