ECHUCA’S Laura Kadri and South Bendigo veteran Greg Hilson reigned supreme as two of the biggest track events on the Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Bendigo Region Athletics calendar were run on Saturday night. Kadri won an all-Eaglehawk showdown in the Hilson Builders-sponsored Sally Conroy Memorial 200m. As well as being a long-term sponsor of athletics, Hilson is also a long-time competitor who achieved his second victory in the FASG-backed Richard Kitt Memorial 1500m. A big night of action at the Bendigo Regional Athletics complex in Retreat Road included a round of pole vault competition for the Rare Air Club.
National U18 pole vaulting champion, James Woods, is training to reach new heights in 2021 and is working with Peter Barrett to inspire others to give Pole Vault a try with a 'come and try' clinic in January 2021.
South Bendigo Athletics Club young gun Archie Reid has blasted to 6th place in 65 minutes and 42 seconds in the 'Think Big! Launceston Half Marathon' on the weekend in Tasmania. This is an average pace of 3:07 minutes per kilometre.
South Bendigo young gun Logan Tickell broke a Flack Advisory Bendigo Region athletics record in the latest round of the Tuesday Night Track Series at Flora Hill. Tickell’s brilliant 3000m victory in a time of 9 minutes 41.20 seconds was the highlight of round two in the 2020-21 series raced at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex.
How exciting that Little Athletics will be returning to Bendigo on the last weekend in October with online registrations now open for new and returning athletes. Stay tuned as the Bendigo Little Athletics Committee is currently finalising the 2020/21 Competition Calendar. The cost for registration will be $110.00 per child for the season and there is a free trial offer available for new Little Athletes, too.