Tuesday night victory for McCaig over 3000m distance

PACE: University's Wil McCaig was the winner of the latest round in the Athletics Bendigo Tuesday Night Series this week, raced over 3000m.

PACE: University's Wil McCaig was the winner of the latest round in the Athletics Bendigo Tuesday Night Series this week, raced over 3000m.

UNIVERSITY’S Wil McCaig raced to another fine victory in Tuesday night’s 3000m leg of the Adam Parker Electrical-backed series for athletes at the Flora Hill track.

High temperatures meant the scheduled Leigh Purtill 10km championship, a 25-lap contest, was postponed until next Tuesday.

McCaig had won several distance runs at LUBAC this track season and powered to the line in a time of 10 minutes 16.40.

Runner-up was University clubmate and Athletics Bendigo general manager Craig Green, 10:56.26; as Rossi Evans from Bendigo Harriers raced to third place.

McCaig will be one of many athletes to watch in this Saturday’s duel for the Ern Hammer Memorial 3km at LUBAC.

Result from Tuesday’s 3km race :

Wil McCaig 15, University 10:16.40; Craig Green 50, Uni. 10:56.26; Rossi Evans 53, Bendigo Harriers 10:58.29; Trevor Kelly 58, Eaglehawk 11:13.03; Peter Curtis 23, South Bendigo 11:42.66; Dean Vlaeminck 19, BH 12:08.98; Tony Vlaeminck 51, BH 12:11.81; Mick Hobson 46, BH 12:29.69; Ingrid Douglass 47, Uni. 12:59.04; Hunter Gill 69, BH 14:01.15.

Meanwhile, race two in the Flack Advisory Distance Series will be run at the Tom Flood Sports Centre on Thursday night.

Race two will be run over 1000m starting at 7.15pm.