The "big guns" of Flack Advisory-backed Bendigo Region Athletics distance running are in the A-grade field for tonight's 5KM Frenzy at the Bendigo Athletics Track. Here organiser of 5K Frenzy, Brett Gilligan, shares his preview of the event, which is well supported by athletes from Bendigo and across regional Victoria.
A record which had stood for almost 21 years was broken by Bendigo Harriers athlete Jamie Cook in this week’s 10,000m classic under lights of the Flack Advisory-backed Tuesday Night Series run at Flora Hill. Cook’s time of 30:48.66 beat the mark of 30:57.28 set by Shane Nankervis from Ballarat YCW on January 23, 2000 when the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex hosted the Victoria Country Championships. Other athletes in the supporting races also snagged personal bests on a blustery evening.