ATHLETICS Bendigo capped a superb XCR22 season when it outran Geelong to win the men’s premier division showdown at The Tan Relays on Saturday, September 17 Athletes raced a lap on the iconic 3.87km circuit in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens in South Yarra. The Bendigo region secured five division wins for the season, including: Premier Mens Division, Mens Division 4, Womens Division 4, Mens Division 7 and Mens Under 18. We now turn our attention to the track season!
The unbeaten streak by Bendigo Bats in women’s Division four of Athletics Victoria’s cross-country series has reached six after Saturday’s racing at Bundoora Park. The Bendigo Bats men's team also reigned supreme in men’s premier, and division four, once again.
AS THE second half of Athletics Victoria’s XCR22 season kicks off at Bundoora Park this Saturday, Bendigo Bats lead the premiership race in five divisions. A huge day of racing at Bundoora includes selection trials for the Australian Cross Country Championships and Victorian All Schools XC titles. Open and over-age men’s and women’s races will be 10km on the testing slopes. Juniors will race 3km, 4km, 6km, or 8km to decide the schools championships.
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.