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A good field of eighty-two lined up for race seven of the Professional Cross Country Club of Tasmania’s season.
The Renaessance five kilometre handicap was run in the bush near the Coastal Motocross Club’s track behind Penguin and was the first of a series of trail runs to be held by the club.
Following recent rain, the track was slippery with numerous puddles and the runners used to trail running certainly showed out.
The race was won in excellent fashion by Dallas van Rooyen. Starting from a middle mark, van Rooyen showed sure-footedness and composure to race through the field, hitting the front with about a kilometre to run and holding off Troy Reader and Aaron Robertson who finished second and third.
Van Rooyen has been training hard for the club marathon and that toughness showed through in this shorter race.
Jonathon Cahill, having his first race for the year ran strongly to finish sixth and Hayden Bishop put in a very promising effort to make eighth place.
Fastest male was Ewen Troughton, who was also fifth over the line, with sixteen year old Emma Saint-John the fastest female.
Nominated time winners were Thomas Ward, Ashley Fehlberg, Trinity Luttrell, Kelsey Anderson and Catherine Greenhill.
The 2017 registration form is available by clicking on the link below. Please download and print it. Then you can bring it filled in to your first race. This will save you time on the day.
This year’s programme is now available under the Programme TAB above.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.These links below download our Constitution (drafted in 1968 and with amendments of 1998, 2009 and 2013) and our Code of Conduct which every member is invited to sign off and agree to at the start of every season as part of the registration process. It's important that you're familiar with the Code as it outlines the expectations the club and other club members have of you. The documents are also available in the Information section of this site.
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