Athletes on track for distance series heat

RACING in the Flack Advisory distance series for athletes returns to the Tom Flood Sports Centre in Bendigo on Thursday night.

It's been almost a month since a series heat was contested.

The break for the Oceania Masters championships was followed by last week's cancellation because of the extreme heat.

Round eight in the series will be a 1000m duel from 6.50pm at the Barnard Street track.

The points aggregate is wide open.

Ebony Whiley has scored 40 points and leads Kyle Hilson 39, Adam Parker 38, and Mandy Worthington 37.

Many athletes will be been to have a final hit-out before this weekend's country championships in Ballarat and the Victorian Athletics League carnival at Wangaratta.

Gold medallists at the Oceania Masters, Adam Parker, Charles Chambers and John Justice could be tough to beat.

Sprinter Jack Dooley will take on the likes of Adam Parker and the Hilsons, Greg and Kyle.

Aggregate standings - 40 Ebony Whiley; 39 Kyle Hilson; 38 Adam Parker; 37 Mandy Worthington; 32 John Justice; 31 Charles Chambers, Geoff Jordan; 29 Dee Hocking; 26 Greg Hilson; 25 Ingrid Douglass; 24 Jessica O'Hara; 20 Leigh Browell, George Flack; 18 Caleb Spruce; 17 Jack Dooley. 

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