Buchanan runs brilliant marathon debut in Hamburg

By |2022-04-26T17:07:43+10:00April 26th, 2022|Newsworthy, Road|

BENDIGO athlete Andy Buchanan marked his first marathon by racing to 15th place in two hours 12.23 minutes in Sunday's running of the Hamburg classic. The 31-year-old ran the equal 25th fastest time by an Australian athlete for the 42.2km distance. "I am really happy with 2:12 for my debut, but I know I can improve this by having experienced a marathon race," Buchanan said. "It's an event like no other, so you really learn a lot from each one you do."

Buchanan eyes marathon at Commonwealth Games

By |2022-06-07T16:33:10+10:00October 5th, 2021|Bendigo Bats, Newsworthy|

A start in the marathon at next year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games or world athletics titles in the USA is the goal for Bendigo athletics champion Andy Buchanan. The Australian 10km cross-country champion in 2017 and '18, Buchanan's pursuit for Games or world champs selection will heat up in the Melbourne Marathon on December 12. This article was first published in the Bendigo Advertiser.

Bendigo Bats make a flying start to Athletics Victoria’s XCR ‘21 season

By |2022-06-07T16:31:30+10:00May 4th, 2021|Bendigo Bats, Cross Country, Newsworthy|

The Bendigo Bats athletics team have made a flying start to Athletics Victoria’s XCR ’21 series in Saturday’s cross-country action at Jells Park. A group of 36 represented Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Athletics Bendigo. Bendigo was victorious in the men’s open division two and also raced to second place in the overall standings with what is considered the region's strongest men's open relay team for a long time.

Marathon on Andy Buchanan’s mind

By |2022-06-07T16:29:54+10:00February 12th, 2021|Bendigo Bats, Newsworthy|

A start in the Gold Coast Marathon is on the mind of Bendigo distance running star Andy Buchanan. Less than a fortnight after a stellar fifth placing in the Zatopek 10,000m at Box Hill, Buchanan said a marathon debut is being considered by him and coach Scott Westcott.

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