Van Rees makes most of invitation to win over 5000m

A NEWCOMER to the Tuesday Night Series, Stephen Van Rees won the latest 5000m duel in the Flack Advisory Bendigo Region track and field season.

Athletes raced 5000m or 3000m at the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill.

Racing on invitational basis, Van Rees achieved a time of 17:27 as he won the 5000m event ahead of University’s Mike Bieleny, 17:37, and Andrew Creer, 17.41.

Bendigo Harriers’ rising star Matilda Moore continued her fine season by being fastest female in 19:22.

Series sponsor Adam Parker won the 3000m run in 9:55 from University’s Craig Green, 10:26, who  plays a key off-track role as Athletics Bendigo Region’s general manager.

Distance for next Tuesdays run is 3000m.

Racing starts at 7pm at LUBAC in Retreat Road.