The heavy overnight rainfalls did not prevent our athletes coming out in force for their weekly athletics competition on Saturday morning.

The morning commenced with athletes and family members participating in walking a lap of the Masons Lane Reserve running track, collecting gold coin donations for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.  The Centre raised $273.15.

Competition soon got underway.  Although a heavy track from the overnight rain, many athletes recorded PB’s, as they continue to improve ‘week in-week out’.  This week’s Darley Bakehouse PB awards went to Jazelle Pio, David Elefterescu, Zeke Horne and Lenny Closter – each achieving 4PB’s for the meet.

With only 3 weeks left of competition, athletes will be busy competing in 3 major meets in coming weeks.  Next weekend the Bacchus Marsh Centre will have 17 athletes representing the Centre at the State Track & Field Championships to be held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.  The following Saturday, 19th March the Centre will be holding their inaugural Bacchus Marsh Community Bank 100m Gift prior to competition.  An athlete from each age group will be invited to participate in the handicapped 100m Gift.  There will be a Girls and Boys race.    On Saturday 26th March, the summer season will come to a conclusion, with the Centre Championship Day being held.

Next week’s Centre meet will be held on Friday evening commencing at 5pm, due to the State Championships.