Big Guns Fire at the Rifle Range

It was a race in two at the Wellsford Rifle Range for the Bendigo Athletic Club’s seventh event of the season on Sunday.  Wily veterans John Bailey and Paul Bennett started from the same handicap and spent the race dueling each other before Bennett finally prevailed, crossing the line 3 seconds ahead of Bailey.  Paul started the season slowly but has worked his way into form and must now be rated one of the best chances for the BAC’s season-long Aggregate Award.

Isabella Leads the Way

In the Children’s 1k Race at the Wellsford Rifle Range on Sunday Isabella Ellis bounced back from a knee injury two weeks ago to lead from start to finish collecting her first victory of the season.  Emma Gilligan finished second and ran fastest time, holding off Ava Bibby in third.

Despite showing her dad, Kane, how it was done he could only manage third in the Senior race leaving Isabella with bragging rights in the Ellis household for the week.

Bailey to Give it His Best Shot

The East Bendigo Rifle Range is the venue this Sunday for the seventh race of the Bendigo Athletic Club cross-country season, the Schultz and Stewart Landscaping 6500 metres Handicap.  The hot favourite for the race is Kangaroo Flat runner John Bailey.


Bailey is in excellent form having finished second in Race 6 and then leading his team to victory in last week’s Club relays.  John is unlikely to have it all his own way however with plenty of others, led by Ingrid Douglass and Mark Perdon, looking to upstage him and grab the win and the accompanying $250.



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