BENDIGO Region has drawn level with APS United at the top of the men's division two ladder in Athletics Victoria's XCR19 action after Sunday's running of the Burnley Half Marathon.
The Bendigo line-up was a point behind APS as they took to the line for the 21.1km showdown along the banks of the Yarra River.
A team score of 220 earned Bendigo second place in this race as Frankston was first, and APS United was third.
Points allocation for the top three in each leg of the 10-round series is 15, 13, 12.
Best for Bendigo on Sunday was Guy Walters in a time of 1:06.14 to be seventh across the line.
The rest of the Bendigo line-up was Andy Buchanan, 1:07.43,15th ; Nathan Stoate, 1:11.40, 39th; Stephen Van Rees, 1:13.40, 55th ; and Ben Stolz, 1:19.34, 104th .
A memorable day for Bendigo Region included victory in the men's division five event.
The team of Mike Bieleny, 1;22.31, 132nd ; Luke Millard, 1;22.31, 133rd ; Darren Hartland, 1:23.16, 142nd ; and Andrew Creer, 1:31.25, 216th beat Western Athletics and Mentone.
Jill Wilkie was third in the 50-54 years class and 32nd overall in a time of 1:27.20.
Juliet Heah achieved a time of 1:37.32 to be 55th in the open and 78th overall.
Bendigo Region's rising stars contested the 5km event.
Tim Creer clocked a time of 19:01.31 to be eighth in the under-14s class.
Phoebe Lonsdale raced to seventh place in the under-16s as she crossed the line in a time of 20:13.87.
Harrison Boyd's time of 17:32.72 earned 10th place in the under-16 boys event.
Based in Bendigo, Jamie Cook raced for Glenhuntly and was 24th in the open half marathon in 1:08.50.
Simon Hanns and Xavier Meade ran 1:14.07 and 1:14.17 for Collingwood to be 59th and 61st .
Peter Cowell clocked a time of 1:26.20 to be fastest of the Victorian Masters team in division four and 168th overall.
Victor Cook ran 1:31.27 to be 12th in the 55-59 years category.
The XCR19 series finale is on September 21 when the Tan Relays are run in Melbourne's Botanical Gardens.
Athletes will run a lap of iconic 3.8km Tan circuit which winds through the Gardens and along Kings Domain.
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