Memorials draw many athletes to Bendigo track as Handicaps announced

By |2022-01-06T16:09:54+11:00January 6th, 2022|Field, Special Events, Track|

MORE than 70 athletes will compete at Memorials Night run by Athletics Bendigo region this Saturday night at the Flora Hill track. Major events on the program are the Sally Conroy Memorial 200m, sponsored by G.M. and G.L. Hilson Builders, and the Richard Kitt Memorial 1500m, backed by Parker Electrical. A big night of track action at the Bendigo Regional Athletics Complex in Retreat Road starts at 7pm and will include the Little Athletics 200m and 800m, sponsored by InterSport Bicknells.

Bendigo region athletes launch successful assault on 2021 Melbourne Marathon Festival

By |2021-12-13T16:18:09+11:00December 13th, 2021|Road, Special Events|

Bendigo region athletes have launched a successful assault on the 2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon with overall top twelve placings in the Nike Marathon, Nike Half Marathon and Sri Lankan Airlines 10km events. Brady Threlfall finished 8th in the Marathon with Nathan Stoate close behind in 12th position. In the Half Marathon, Archie Reid finished 8th with Brian McGinley coming home strongly to finish in 10th position. In the women’s 10km, recent recruit Nikki Lesberg was the sixth female across the line. These are all fantastic efforts with each of these races won by Australian Olympic representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Games. Meanwhile, evergreen Jill Wilkie has broken through the 3 hour barrier for the first time and clocked what we believe is a new over 55 year old Australian Record with a time of 2 hours 56 minutes 9 seconds (yet to be verified). Across the board, there were Personal Bests from so many Bendigo athletes, plenty of cheer and encouragement for one another and. The Melbourne Marathon Festival is typically held in October, but was cancelled in 2020 and then post-poned to December for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fears of a roasting hot day were unfounded with perfect running conditions reported by many of our atheltes.

Bendigo Harriers move Dragon Mile classic to athletics track for 2021

By |2021-03-24T22:27:06+11:00March 24th, 2021|Newsworthy, Special Events|

ATHLETES face a change of venue when the Bendigo Bank Dragon Mile marks a return on Easter Sunday. Despite no Easter Parade, the Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club will run the event for schools at Athletics Bendigo headquarters in Retreat Road, Flora Hill on April 4. Reduced sponsorship has led to no open-age races, but the Harriers were keen to have the Dragon Mile in some form. Intersport Bicknell’s has also kicked in as a major backer of the Easter tradition. Registrations are now open. The Dragon Mile was first run in 1987. 

Hawks fly to greater glory at 2021 Vic Country Championships

By |2021-01-29T11:44:54+11:00January 29th, 2021|Newsworthy, Special Events, Track|

EAGLEHAWK’S dominance of Athletics Victoria Country Championships rolled on at the weekend’s action in Ballarat. The Hawks marked a fourth consecutive campaign as number one team. Eaglehawk scored 1189 ½ points across three days and two nights of competition at Llanberris Reserve to hold the Margaret Saunders Country Cup, overall; Ex-Athletes Cup, women’s team; and David Kitt Memorial Trophy, men’s team, for another year.

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