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It has been suggested to the Committee that we consider running Race 16, Fish Frenzy 5km as a sealed handicap.
This event doubles as the Club 5km championship.
So, it would be a mass start and the first three men and women across the line would be the championship placegetters.
Following the race, the handicaps would be applied to the elapsed times to determine the handicap placegetters.
Your Committee determined at Monday night’s meeting that we would put the proposal to members. Consequently, at the next 4 races you will be asked to vote (on paper), yes or no, to indicate if you support the proposal. It will need strong support to be considered further.
Please feel free to discuss and share your views. Thank you, Rod.
Sunny, warm conditions greeted PCCCT members as they arrived at the Don Cricket Ground for the Cradle Coast Sports and Events seven kilometre handicap.
Despite the Ross running carnival also being on, a good field gathered to hear the Race Manager’s address.
The race appeared as if it would be an open one, with many chances.
Nat Luttrell led the field away from the 3:15 mark with John Purton in hot pursuit.
Well into the race, Barry Ling had taken over the lead and was going well but at the five kilometre mark he was overtaken by Burnie runner, Sven Mason, who was then not going to relinquish his lead despite being chased strongly by pre-race favourite John Badcock and a pack of backmarkers including Andrew Rolls and Aaron Robertson.
Mason eventually had a comfortable win from Rolls and Josh Febey who finished strongly.
Others to race into the top ten included Terry Watson and Amie Bramich. Terry Watson continued his good form, finishing fourth while one of last week’s winners, Sally Milbourne, surprised with her seventh.
Mason was pleased to record his third win with the Club and first since 2012. He got very fit over summer doing lots of “fast-packing”, which is bush-walking at pace. He had recorded two seconds this year so was relieved to break through.
Fastest male and female were Jason Fehlberg and Amie Bramich respectively.
Nominated time winners were Hannah Elphinstone, Lucy van Rooyen, Brian Paine and Maverick Baxter.
This Sunday members are able to enjoy the tracks in the Don Reserve as they compete in the Cradle Coast Sports and Event seven kilometre handicap.
The race starts at finishes at the Don Cricket Ground and heads out and back to the river before taking runners on a loop through the bush below the pool.
After three events this year, many runners have shown excellent form and the race will be very competitive.
However, the favourite to break the ribbon could very well be John Badcock, “the flying farmer”. A win would be very well deserved, as Badcock has worked hard to regain fitness after a bad fall from a bike during a race just over a year ago. His form this year has been excellent as he backed up from a close fourth two weeks ago with a great run over a shorter distance last week.
Marcus Cook ran a great race at Port Sorell and will be hard to beat. Others with strong chances include Hayden Bishop, Kelly Baxter and Terry Watson.
Young Gun Thomas Murton is back in great form and a win would not surprise, even starting from the tightest of handicaps.
Runners are reminded to wear both their timing chips and chest numbers and to register by 9:30 with a 10:00 start for the race.
The nominated time events will be held at 9:05.
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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