INGRID Douglass put in a strong performance to win Sunday's race at Huntly in the seventh leg of the Bendigo Athletics Club's cross-country season.
Athletes raced 8km on a course near the Bendigo Livestock Exchange.
A great run by Douglass was capped by being the overall winner and fastest female.
From a handicap mark of 13:40, Douglass started strongly and worked her way to pass her rivals.
Peter Le Busque did his best to keep up with Douglass but couldn't quite match her as he finished six seconds adrift in second place, but his best run this season.
Third place went to Andrew Sait after being runner-up the previous round.
Nick Edwards contested his first race this season after joining the Army earlier this year. Edwards showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the second half of the season when he has time off base.
Dale Lowe capped another strong run by being fifth.
Next Sunday the BAC is at Woodvale Recreation Reserve for a 6.5km run.
Times from Sunday's 8km race at Huntly:
Ingrid Douglass 13:40 handicap, 34:19.4 race time, 47:59.4 actual time; Peter Le Busque 12:00, 36:06, 48:06; Andrew Sait 15:50, 32:21.7, 48:11.7; Nick Edwards 12:00, 36:20.2, 48:20.2; Dale Lowe 12:00, 36:49.7, 48:49.7; Aaron Norton 14:00, 35:02.3, 49:02.3; Kevin Shanahan 11:30, 37:58.7, 49:28.7; Phil Noden 18:40, 30:51.8, 49:31.8; Kerry Ellis 4:50, 45:20.7, 50:10.7; Kane Ellis 10:40, 39:40.8, 50:20.8; Gab Sait 7:10, 43:19.8, 50:29.8; Tony Sait 13:20, 37:10.6, 50:30.6; Terry Crome 12:10, 38:31.6, 50:41.6; Rick Ermel 13:50, 36:59.6, 50:49.6; Josh Sait 22:50, 28:06.2, 50:56.2; Luke Matthews 18:40, 32:19.6, 50:50.6; Mark Perdon 12:00, 39:15.1, 51:15.1; Amanda Heard 14:40, 38:10.5, 52:50.5; Adam Parker 17:40, 36:35.7, 54:15.7; Carol Stewart 0:40, 53:48.1, 54:28.1.
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