Purton wins prestigious Paine race

paine2014_web01Sulphur Creek’s John Purton has comfortably won the Professional Cross Country Club of Tasmania’s Paine Family Memorial 10km handicap at Burnie on Sunday.

With a winning margin of nearly one and a half minutes, the veteran runner was never seriously threatened after taking the lead from go-marker John Lucas despite the challenging course.

Incredibly Purton’s last win was this very race in 2010 and before that was the club’s 1970 Feature Race over forty years ago.

Daughter Katrina Grandfield was second while Chris Talbot held out fast-finishing Scott Murphy and Rebecca O’Garey.

An extremely tough circuit course, the Paine sash is valued highly among the club’s members and the race usually favours the back and middle-markers who have invested some serious time into harder training programmes.

paine2014_web02Just over 70 runners listened to the starter’s instructions at Burnie Council’s Three Mile Line Works Depot before heading off around a testing, circular course that includes West Mooreville and Mooreville Road sections before returning up the energy-sapping Three Mile Line hill.

Devonport’s Paul Birch has come from nowhere with a solid effort for seventh as fastest and youngest runner of the day Thomas Murton just broke into the first ten places.

Aaron Robertson crossed just ahead of Troy Reader and Judy Ray while 2012 Feature Race winner Gerard Lowry was also among the first twenty to complete the course.

Lyn Saint-John collected fastest female honours.

Paine Family Memorial 10 km Top Ten 2014
(position, name, handicap, race time, actual time)
1. John Purton    0:03:45    1:04:22    1:00:37
2    Katrina Grandfield    0:10:15    1:05:46    0:55:31
3    Christopher Talbot    0:13:00    1:06:37    0:53:37
4    Scott Murphy    0:26:30    1:06:45    0:40:15
5    Rebecca O’Garey    0:21:05    1:06:53    0:45:48
6    Jono Price    0:28:35    1:07:17    0:38:42
7    Paul Birch    53    0:18:55    1:07:33    0:48:38
8    Dane Febey    0:20:00    1:07:38    0:47:38
9    Kim Steven    0:20:00    1:07:48    0:47:48
10    Thomas Murton    0:31:20    1:08:03    0:36:43

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