VICTORIA'S most prestigious marathon and sprint kayakers, together with home-grown stars chased glory in the weekend's Bendigo Cup on Lake Weeroona.
The two-day event was a test of endurance and speed.
Marathon racing was on Saturday and was followed by Sunday's sprints.
Bendigo Canoe Club president Andrew Morrall said the club was pleased with the quality of fields.
Distances for the marathons were 3.5km under-12s, then races over 8km, 12km, 18km and 24km.
“Melbourne paddler Casey Haynes showed why he has just returned from a place on the Australian Marathon Team by winning the 24km race," Morrsall said.
Haynes won the Robert Bearham Memorial Trophy and the handicap prize for the day.
“Other outstanding results from Bendigo paddlers included Victorian under-14 marathon champion Sean Jones taking out the under 12 race and also placing third against adults in the 8km.
National champion Rebecca Mann was first in the 18km race."
Bendigo clubmates Lucas Teasdale , Matthew Beale, Ben McLean, Scott Foster, Andrew Morrall, Owen Hayden starred.
Sprints were 200m and 400m in singles and doubles.
Harry Morrall, Imogen Douglass and Madeline Jones were in fine form.