Athletics Bendigo Region has capped a brilliant cross-country season by being premier in four divisions of the XCR series by Athletics Victoria. There is still one round to go, but after last Sunday's success at the Burnley Half Marathon, 'the Bats' cannot be moved from the top rung in Men's Premier, Divisions Four and Seven, and Women's Division Four.
A fifth placing in the teams category of the half-marathon at Burnley on Father's Day was enough for the Bats to be champions in men's premier division.
It's the first time Bendigo has reigned supreme in the top grade of XCR.
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.
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.