Ben Goode, Ingrid Better

After finishing in the first six in 8 out of her 9 starts this season the consistent Ingrid Douglass mastered the tough Mandurang course on Sunday to record her second win for the year.  After having won the third heat of this year’s Flack Advisory Grand Prix Series Ingrid’s season went from good to great when she took out the Vin Drechsler Memorial 5k Handicap.

 

Speaking of good, in the battle of the school-teachers Girton’s Ingrid inflicted a 9 second defeat on Catholic College’s Ben Goode who stormed home for second place.

 

Isabella Breaks Through!

Mandurang is the toughest course on the race calendar and when a field of 11 tackled the 1k course on Sunday it was last year’s Junior Aggregate Champion Isabella Ellis who came out on top.   Starting 5 seconds behind Isabella, Baxter Parker challenged her all the way but Isabella crossed the line 10 seconds clear to break through for her first win for the season.

 

Baxter hung on for second place, 3 seconds ahead of the fast finishing Jaymin Boulton.  Jaymin and Baxter are expected to fight out the next race, to be held at No. 7 Reservoir on Sunday July 10.

 

Rhonda Runs Rings Round the Rest!

Bendigo Athletic Club members assembled on Sunday morning at Keith Noden's property in the Whipstick Forest for the 6.5k event sponsored by his son Phil.  Metres after the start of the race Rhonda Schultz had taken the lead and didn't surrender it for the entire distance.  In an impressive display of bold front-running Rhonda hit the finish line 5 seconds clear of the second placegetter.

Oliver's Magic Win

In a fiercely contested 1k Junior race at Keith Noden's property in the Whipstick Forest 5 seconds was all that separated the three placegetters.  When the dust settled Oliver Stewart had run his fastest time (4:08) and claimed his first win with the Club.

Oliver had the difficult task of running down the determined Livinia Douglass while also keeping backmarker Emma Gilligan at bay.  Oliver passed Livinia with about 150 metres to run and pulled away to win by 4 seconds.

Relay Winners Are Grinners

The Central Test sponsored Barry Stevenson Memorial Relays were held at No. 7 Reservoir on Sunday.  Six teams of three competed with the winners being the husband and wife team of Rhonda and Richard Schultz and their 'adopted son' Simon Hunt.  This trio ran strongly from start to finish but only hit the front in the last few hundred metres of the 9k event.

Notable performances on the day were:

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