Old Chook Beats Young Gun In Nursery Race

Race Seven of the Bendigo Athletic Club cross country season, the Purtill’s Nursery 8000 metre handicap was won by wily old veteran Chook Stewart in an excellent over 60’s time of 33.11 minutes. The Chook looked more like the ‘Road Runner’ on the weekend, as he was being hunted down by the ‘Coyote’ Jesse Noden, but the ‘Chook’ had too many tricks up his sleeve around Crusoe Reservoir, winning by 10 seconds.

Jolly Jess Too Goode For Ben & Chook!

Jessica O’Hara has raced to a convincing win in the Bendigo Athletic Club’s Phil Noden 6500 metres held in Miller’s Flat Road, Whipstick, just north of Bendigo on Sunday.

Jessica ran a time of 27.08 minutes, to win by 40 seconds from regular placegetter Ben Goode with the age matured Chook Stewart in third place.

New club runner Cody Williamson recorded the fastest time of 21.23 for the 6.5Km course ahead of Timon Dooley 22.00 minutes and Kyall Britten 22.14 minutes.

Parker Pips Chook By A Feather At Woodlands

Adam Parker has won the most recent race of the Bendigo Athletic Club season by the narrowest of margins, in the VM & HM Drechsler 8000 metre Sealed Handicap held in Melbourne at the back of Tullamarine Airport at Woodlands Historical Park on Sunday morning.

Through persistent rain, Parker pipped Chook Stewart by just one second, to claim the $250 local prizemoney & sash, with Jessica O’Hara in third place.

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