RACE six in the Bendigo Athletic Club’s cross-country season was won by Ben Goode.
Despite the pressure of being one of the favourites in Sunday’s duel at Huntly, Goode ran a great race to win the Purtill’s Nursery-sponsored 8km in a time of 30.06.
Goode beat John Bailey by more than 30 seconds as Adam Parker ran strongly to be third.
The in-form Goode had been second and third in two of the past three legs in the Bendigo Athletic Club season.
Number one in the open class at Huntly, Goode ran third fastest time for the day.
In the juniors 1km, Georgia White ran an excellent race to be first ahead of Harper-Lee Basten and Isabella Ellis.
Category results from Sunday’s event at Huntly - Fastest time: Jacob Nolan, Adam Parker, Ben Goode. Open: Ben Goode, Adam Parker, Dan Ryan. Female: Ingrid Douglas, Rhonda Schultz, Carol Stewart. Veterans: John Bailey, Ingrid Douglas, Tony Sait. Under-13: Jacob Nolan, Reza Azimi.