Kane Chased by a Chook and a Chick?

Mandurang Cricket Ground is the venue this Sunday for the eleventh race of the Bendigo Athletic Club cross-country season, the Rising Sun Hotel 6500 metres Handicap.


Last week’s second-placegetter Kane Ellis is the hot favourite but Chook Stewart and Ingrid Douglass are expected to be breathing down his neck when the finish comes in sight.  Those three won’t have it all their own way either, with in-form runners Reza Azimi, Kevin Shanahan and Gab Sait also planning to spring a surprise.


Perdon Prevails at No. 7 Reservoir

On a day when there were many chances, it was Mark Perdon who showed the most grit and steely determination to take out race 10 of the Bendigo Athletic Club cross country season.  The 8km event kindly sponsored by Central Trophies promised to be a close finish and it certainly didn’t disappoint!  Perdon was one of the many pre race favourites but certainly didn’t have it all his own way.  Of the numerous challengers the strongest came from both Kane Ellis and Chook Stewart as both went about putting immense pressure on the rest of the field.  After being run down whilst leading for a long w

Matthew Storms from Last to First

Backmarker Matthew Noden showed the field how it was done in the Kid's 1 Kilometre event at No. 7 Reservoir in Kangaroo Flat on Sunday morning.  Giving the rest of the field starts of up to 1 minute and 20 seconds Matthew ran strongly, recording Fastest Time of 3:43 for the distance, crossing the line 2 seconds ahead of Isabella Ellis.

Youth versus Age

No. 7 Reservoir at Kangaroo Flat is the venue this Sunday for the tenth race of the Bendigo Athletic Club cross-country season, the Central Trophies and Gifts 8000 metres Handicap.  This race is wide open with at least half a dozen potential winners.


It comes down to a battle of age versus youth – the maturity and experience of veterans Kane Ellis, Kevin Shanahan, Chook Stewart and Mark Perdon against the youth and enthusiasm of Reza Azimi and Ingrid Douglass.  In a close finish Kane might just outlast Reza.


Brett beats Bridesmaid Bayo!

Local primary school teacher Brett Gilligan has powered home to take out Race 9 of the Bendigo Athletic Club’s cross country season.  The win was also a huge PB for Gilligan for the 6.5km distance in the event sponsored by Viatek held at Notley’s Reserve in the Whipstick forest.


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