THE in-form Andrew Sait achieved a breakthrough victory in Sunday's eighth race in the Bendigo Athletics Club's cross-country season at Woodvale.
A runner-up and third placegetter in his previous two starts, Sait broke his personal best time as he charged to victory in the 6.5km event at Woodvale Recreation Reserve.
Sait passed Nick Edwards in the last kilometre and was five seconds clear of his nearest rival at the finish line.
The consistent Aaron Norton was third.
Justine Graham overcame a foot injury to run 18:46 and win a closely-fought 3km battle with Kylie Stevenson as Sally Noden was third.
Honours in the children's 1km race went to Caleb Marron from Jack Gaskin, who is surging closer to a victory each week.
Third across the line was Dylan Marron, a third placegetter in three of his past four starts and on track to win this season's most consistent award.
Bendigo Athletics Club's takes a break from club racing this weekend.
Next club race is on July 14 at the Mandurang Cricket Ground.
Results from Sunday's racing at the Woodvale Recreation Reserve:
6.5km: Andrew Sait 25:23, Nick Edwards 28:08, Aaron Norton 27:41, Peter Le Busque 29:15, Dale Lowe 29:43, Kevin Shanahan 30:31, Phil Noden 24:55, Kerry Ellis 36:24, Kane Ellis 31:41, Terry Crome 30:43, Luke Matthews 25:43, Ingrid Douglass 27:48, Gab Sait 35:33, Tony Sait 30:34, Josh Sait 22:54, Amanda Heard 29:52, Joey McMahon 34:52, Carol Stewart 42:00, Ryan Shelton 35:41, Chook Stewart 33:39, Richard Schultz 39:41, Adam Parker 29:30, Rhonda Schultz 44:46.
3km: Justine Graham 18:46, Kylie Stevenson 18:56, Sally Noden 23:55, Cherie Gaskin took a wrong turn.
1km: Caleb Marron 5:21, Jack Gaskin 4:51, Dylan Marron 6:13, Olivia Gaskin 5:04, Kai Norton 4:45, Milly Rose Goodall-Hoffman 7:05, Edward Boase 4:37, Quinn Guthrie 6:10, Maeve Goodall-Hoffmann 8:12, Abel Boase 8:15.
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