Dan the Man Ryan takes out Race 1

Dan Ryan has made a great start to the Bendigo athletic club cross country season with a convincing win in the 5km sealed handicap event at Wellsford rifle range. Dan’s handicap time smashed the nearest competitor by a huge 1:09 margin. Dan’s actual race time of 18:29 is nearly a minute and half quicker compared to his best time of 19:55 in the previous season showing the results of a hard summer of training.

The Club Mourns the Passing of Betty Martin

BAC members are mourning the loss of Betty Martin, wife of one of the pillars of the BAC, Ron Martin.

Ron, Life-Member, past President, tireless worker and supporter of the Club, had cared for Betty for many years while she courageously fought a number of serious illnesses.  Betty's health had prevented her from attending many Club activities in recent years, but whenever she was able to she was always a popular presence.

Honour Board Updated

Once the season was over local signwriter Ken Bruechert swung into action to update the Club's Hounour Board and record the names from Season 2016 for posterity.  One of our VCCL friends, Leeanne Callaghan, dropped into the Clubrooms and caught Ken hard at work.  Thanks for sharing the photos with us Leeanne!

Apparently Ken was heard to complain that Peter Hayes wouldn't give him a moments peace until the new Life Members' name was written up in gold lettering.  Wonder why that was?


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