Goode Wins Over ... Everyone!

Schoolteacher Ben Goode taught the rest of the field a lesson when winning the Rising Sun Hotel 6.5km event at No. 7 Reservoir on Sunday.  Ben’s emphatic winning margin of 48 seconds meant his victory was never really in doubt.  He hit the front with 1km to run and powered home, leaving Paul Bennett to watch him disappear into the distance. 


Jack's Back For His Second Win

Jack Parker became this year’s first Junior runner to win a second race for the season with a strong performance at No. 7 Reservoir on Sunday.  Running further and faster than ever before Jack covered the 1.2km distance in 5:47, just holding off the brother and sister duo Tanner and Jazlin Fear who filled second and third places.


Kerry Kruises to Victory

After filling second, third and fourth places in last week’s 8km event Woodvale Michael Preece, Glenn Roulston and Ben Goode thought the only question was which of them would win the Purtill’s Nursery 6.5km race at Huntly on Sunday.  However there was one small thing they didn’t allow for.

That small thing was determined first-year runner Kerry Ellis.  Kerry, whose times have improved by more than 30 seconds per kilometre this season, led the race from start to finish and never looked seriously threatened, cruising to the finish 18 seconds clear of Glenn Roulston.

Ava's A Winner!

The Central Test Junior 1k event returned the 15th different winner from 15 races.  Ava Stewart raced to a convincing win in her fastest time of the season, crossing the line 13 seconds ahead of the next runner.  The incredibly consistent Harper-Lee Basten, who has finished first or second in six of her last seven starts, claimed second place again, holding off the fast finishing Connor Findlay by 5 seconds.  Jazlin Fear improved her season’s best by 9 seconds, running fastest time for the event of 3:47.

Kevin Kicks On!

With 500 metres to go in Sunday’s Bendigo Athletic Club Viatek 8k handicap it was a race in three with backmarker Michael Preece closing in on Kevin Shanahan and Glenn Roulston.  Kevin showed the benefit of more than 30 years of training and competition, managing to find the something extra needed to hang on for a 7 second victory in a good time of 34:06 over the challenging Woodvale course.  This was Kevin’s best performance for the season so far.


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