Over 50 pairs of ‘Old’ running shoes donated for Bendigo’s Rough Sleepers

By |2022-08-11T11:04:42+10:00August 11th, 2022|Newsworthy|

What if local athletes donated their good quality shoes to MinisTree Bendigo? Then we would have a range of sizes from men and women to give to the rough sleeping community. The request was sent out to the Bendigo Bats and Gazelles (a women’s running group) on the last day of May 2022 and within two weeks MinisTree Bendigo had received 50 pairs of shoes ranging from adult size 6-13! Thank you to everyone who donated! The timing couldn’t be more perfect. As we went into a very cold and wet winter, good shoes are essential.

Marathon champ Virginia McCormick debuts for Bendigo Bats at Sandown XCR

By |2023-08-30T13:08:05+10:00July 12th, 2022|Newsworthy, Road|

MARATHON champion Viriginia McCormick, nee Moloney, marked her first race in Bendigo Bats colours by being ninth fastest woman in the Sandown Road Relays on Saturday. McCormick teamed with Alice Wilkinson and Vanessa Bull to be number one in women’s division four as clubs marked the halfway mark of 10-leg cross-country series run by Athletics Victoria. The 16th placegetter in the marathon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, McCormick is now a Mum and on the comeback to competitive athletics. 11 teams from the Bendigo Region participated on the day.

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