Here is the link to read President Barry Ling’s report for 2017.
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This table covers every runner that started in 2017 (208).
Thanks to Eric Hughes for making this available.
This year’s AGM will be held, as usual, at Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club.
It will be on Tuesday 5th December at 7:00pm.
Below is the link to the nomination form for committee positions. All positions are declared vacant, except for three general committee positions where the incumbents have completed the first year of a two year term.
You may also use the links below to access the Agenda, the 2016 AGM minutes and a suggested constitutional change re membership.
Please considering standing/nominating for the committee.
Following the excitement of the Feature Race last weekend, club members return to Burnie this week for the West Park Grove/Big Six 6 kilometre handicap.
The race takes a circuit course from the Howe St Netball Centre and includes the steep hike up Brickport Road.
With only this and two more races this season, members who have not had a win this year will be keen to break the tape.
Following a top run for third two weeks ago, Kelly Baxter followed up with a great eighth in the Feature Race and looks to be the pick. After being close to winning several times early in the year, she took some time off to freshen up and it has worked a treat.
Evan Brett looks the main danger. He has finished fourth in his last two runs and the tough hill will suit him down to the ground.
Front markers Christine Wright and Mary-Lou Troughton will be hard to catch, while if there is a surprise winner it could be any of Peter Sartori, Lorraine Shepherd or Amie Bramich
Entries close at 9:30 with the race beginning at 10:30. Nominated time events will be held at 9:10.
The fiftieth running of the PCCCT Gowans Motor Group 17.6 kilometre Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race was run in good conditions on Sunday.
Penguin runner, Lyn Saint-John has triumphed winning her second Feature Race after victory in 2010. Since then she has had to overcome illness to finally regain her best form. She was able to hold off a quickly closing Bryan Tuit, who ran from the third back handicap, with pre-race favourite, Chris Purton in third.
Nearly ninety starters gathered to hear the starter’s orders before go-marker John Lucas got underway at 9:30.
With a few kilometres to run, Eric Hughes was in front but soon after he was overtaken by Rick Ferguson who had Kelly Baxter in tow.
Purton was looking ominous but Saint-John had him in her sights. Further back Evan Brett and Bryan Tuit were finishing strongly.
With a kilometre to go, Purton hit the lead but shortly after Saint-John was in front with Tuit the only danger but unable to reel her in.
A brilliant run by Brian Lyons gave him fastest time for the men while Saint-John was fastest woman.
Penguin runner, Chris Purton, has won his second race for the season, taking out the eleven kilometre Kevin Burn Memorial at Gunns Plains on Sunday.
Run over a scenic circuit course, the race is a favourite among club members.
Despite having had three rehandicaps due to his first win and subsequent placings, the tremendous effort that Purton has put into his training, plus trimming off some kilograms, has had its reward.
Purton also credits football umpiring on Saturdays and competitive co-markers with improving his performances.
He was chased hard all the way by Owen Thomas with Kelly Baxter hanging on well to finish third.
Evan Brett and Isaac Troughton impressed with strong runs from back marks, to finish fourth and fifth respectively while Christine Wright, Ann Horton and Mary-Lou Troughton all finished in the top ten.
Other runners turning in promising efforts for the big Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race this Sunday included Michael Purton and Hayden Bishop.
Fastest time was recorded by Jason Fehlberg for the men while Kim Reader was the fastest woman.
Nominated time winners were Robyn, Trinity and Natalie Luttrell and Brian Paine.
This Sunday the PCCCT heads to Gunns Plains for the Kevin Burn Memorial, Michael Wilson and Brown Family 11km handicap.
Runners will be pleased that this year the circuit course can be used again following the rebuilding of Marshalls Bridge. There is some undulation on the western side of the river but no real hills meaning that some good times should be recorded.
This is the last event before the Wynyard-Burnie Feature Race, Very keen racing is ensured as members will be fine-tuning for the following week with the knowledge that the winner will not be rehandicapped until after that big event.
A runner who will be well suited to the distance is Isaac Troughton. He has been showing good form lately and will love these conditions. He will be challenged by John Saltmarsh who is running consistently and showing promise.
Backmarkers Bryan Tuit and Brad Taylor will be hard to hold out. If a middle-marker is to win it could be any of Chris Purton, Ricky Cross or Lyn Saint-John, while the best of the front-markers looks to be David Wright.
Cradle Mountain runner, Mike Taylor, has broken through for another win in the Fish Frenzy five kilometre handicap at Burnie on Sunday.
A veteran of the club, with more than seven hundred starts, this was Taylor’s ninth win but one of his more satisfying, as has he has been struggling for form recently.
Starting from a front mark, the fast, flat course suited Taylor so that he wound up a comfortable winner from Owen Thomas and Andrew Plapp after taking the lead about 500 metres from the finish. A good field of 82 competed.
Promising runs were recorded by David Wright, Mary-Lou Troughton and Ricky Cross. Thomas Wilson was the best of the back markers with a strong-finishing sixth.
The race incorporated the club’s five kilometre championships, based on fastest times. For the men this was won by Brad Taylor from Bryan Tuit and Thomas Wilson while Daille Moyle took out the win for the women from Michelle D’Monte and Anna Murton.
Nominated time winners were Quinn Aitken, Bethany Boyd, Page Aitken, Keryn Aitken, and Maverick Baxter.
The fast and furious Fish Frenzy 5 kilometre handicap from West Beach is the next event for the PCCCT. This event will also incorporate the club’s 5 kilometre championships.
With the Feature Race just two weeks away, runners will be keen for a solid hit-out and the racing is certain to be close and exciting.
Shorter events tend to favour in-form front-markers and the one who could take this out is club president, Barry Ling.
Ling is one or the few runners who began with the club in its first year, 1968, who is still competing. He is the club record holder for most starts with almost 1150.
Although he is carrying a few niggly injuries these days, he has shown lately he is still very competitive.
Seventeen year old Will Cleaver, in his first year with the club, impressed with his effort last week and will be hard to hold out, while Mike Taylor, John Purton and Mary-Lou Troughton also look like strong chances.