ONE of the young guns in the Bendigo Bats squad, Archie Reid returns to cross-country racing in Saturday’s sixth round of Athletics Victoria’s XCR series. Reid, 21, has not raced since leg two of XCR22 on May 28 at St Anne’s Winery in Big Hill.
Archie Reid joins elite group as Michelsen Trust Fund recipient at Bendigo Sports Star of the Year Awards
MOAMA-based distance running star Archie Reid joined an elite group when he was awarded the Cyril Michelsen Trust Fund at Bendigo’s Sports Star of the Year awards for 2020 and ’21.
SOUTH Bendigo Athletics Club’s Archie Reid is ready to tackle two major athletics showdowns in the space of five days. The distance running star from Moama will contest next Tuesday’s running of the Victorian 5000m championship at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne’s Albert Park precinct. Five days later and Reid will line up on Batman Avenue to contest the half-marathon (21.1km) at the Nike-backed Melbourne Marathon festival.
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.
The recent 5km Frenzy run in Bendigo was an important step toward Archie Reid’s long-time goal of selection for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Reid, 19, was one of the youngest competitors in the elite men’s field for the inaugural running of the Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club and City of Greater Bendigo-backed event at the Flora Hill track.