THE talent pool of the Bendigo Bats squad was on show in Saturday’s running of Ekiden Relays in the fourth round of Athletics Victoria’s cross-country series. Teams of six, five, four or three athletes ran varying distances in the relay legs at St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong. Despite being without number one runner Andy Buchanan and young gun Archie Reid, Bendigo Bats still finished more than 90 seconds clear of Glenhuntly to win men’s premier division. The Bendigo region also won the Women's Division 4, Men's Div 4, Junior Boys U/18 categories.
ATHLETICS Bendigo’s Regions cross-country stars shone in Saturday’s third round of XCR22 at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin. The Bendigo Bats led the charge in several of the men’s, women’s and junior divisions.
BENDIGO Bats gun runner Andy Buchanan charged to victory in the open 8km as round two in Athletics Victoria's cross-country series was run on Saturday at St Anne's Winery in Big Hill. Hundreds of [...]
Bendigo Bats made a brilliant start to Athletics Victoria's cross-country series in Saturday's team relays at Jells Park in Wheelers Hill. The "Bats" team marked a long-awaited and hard-fought return to Men's Premier division by scoring an eight second win from Western Athletics. Athletes in open class ran 6km, juniors ran a 3km distance. A dozen teams represented Bendigo across various age groups and distances. Bendigo's tally was five wins, three times runner-up, one third placing, two sixth placings, a ninth, and 12th.
BENDIGO athlete Andy Buchanan marked his first marathon by racing to 15th place in two hours 12.23 minutes in Sunday's running of the Hamburg classic. The 31-year-old ran the equal 25th fastest time by an Australian athlete for the 42.2km distance. "I am really happy with 2:12 for my debut, but I know I can improve this by having experienced a marathon race," Buchanan said. "It's an event like no other, so you really learn a lot from each one you do."