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The penultimate race of the 2019 season is a tough one – the Somerset Pharmacy ten kilometre handicap at Somerset.
The out-and-back course starts by the Cam River and follows the Murchison Highway to Back Cam Road and then continues on that hilly route until the half way mark.
However, with a season of running behind them, competitors should find a long, hilly race no problem and many will be looking for the win with only two chances left this year.
Andrew Hay looks to have a second-to-none chance. He has had a very consistent year, normally never far from the winner and recording many top ten finishes, including fifths last week and three weeks ago. He has been able to train much more consistently this year and it has paid off.
Jason Scott has shown gradual improvement in the latter half of the season leading to a strong third last week. He could easily take this out.
If Natasha Mapley produces a great effort like she did in the Feature Race, she will go close to winning. She followed that up with a good run into the ten last week. However the best pointer to her chances is her third in the half marathon a few weeks ago.
Other runners to keep an eye on are Simon Gates, Josh Febey, Lorraine Shepheard and Thomas Murton.
Entries close at 9:30 with the race beginning at 10:00.
There will be a nominated time event at 9:15.
Several races require pre-entry a week (Feature Race two weeks) ahead. Club Membership is also required to enter these events
You can download the forms here.
If posting entries, send with cheque or postal order to PO Box 561, Burnie 7320.
The start of the season (March 24th) is rapidly approaching. Here is the registration form. Please save time at the first race, by downloading it and bringing it filled in.
Pat McMahon is our handicapper for 2019. He has asked that these notes be provided to runners to give an indication of how he will undertake the difficult task of handicapping our races this year.
Handicapping PCCCT 2019 Season
I thank the Club for the opportunity to perform duty as Handicapper for the 2019 Season. All systems aren’t infallible. I am not a computer savvy person but I have certain guidelines to enable all persons to be able to compete on an equitable basis.
My Guidelines when handicapping competitors :
All persons are entitled to a win providing consistent performance to their ability.
Consistent running to ability can only be measured by performance over a number of races.
Consistent Performance cannot be measured by poor form, injury or sickness.
New competitors will be given a mark in accordance with information given or obtained and after performances that mark may be readjusted.
New competitors should be competing for a win at least halfway through a season.
A competitor will not be penalised for consistent running to their ability.
A Handicapper competing in Club Races will not have an improvement on his handicap unless it is sanctioned by the Committee.
Ability is commensurate to age and gender.
It is an aim to have the majority of a race to finish in a three minute time frame. (Excluding poor form, sickness or injury)
Winners will only be penalised to be able to be competitive at the top end of the field, if in form.
We are not competing for sheep stations so all persons should be able to compete on an even basis, enjoy the moment, the company and atmosphere.
It is good to be alive and be able to front up . We are a long time dead.
We are fortunate to have a Club that is able and willing to provide an array of running races and social events for an affordable amount .
All the best for the upcoming season.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.These links below download our Constitution (drafted in 1968 and with amendments of 1998, 2009, 2013 and 2017) 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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