Congratulations to the 49 members who ran today in the Devonport and Burnie Toyota/Wild Ride Cycles Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race.Special congratulations to Greg Malley who won from Mark Saint-John and Kathy Franks.Fastest times were Tom Murton (56:30) and Lyn Saint-John (71:59).Other trophies from the race were:First female: Kathy FranksFirst Novice: Rhian MilesFirst over 50 years of age: Mark Saint-John Youngest Finisher: Lukas PilkingtonSeason trophy winners will be posted during the week.
• Meet at Goliath Park in Giblin Street
• Head down Giblin Street and turn right into Ennis Ave. Stay on RHS of road
• This turns left into Dowbiggin St
• Proceed south on Dowbiggin St and across the mainroad at the marshal
• Continue further on Dowbiggin St and turn right at the marshal onto the old Trainline which will take you through to Sunnyside Road
• Veer right on Sunnyside road and continue back to the main road.
• Stay on RHS of road until crossed over by a marshal.
• Proceed left around the corner of New Bed Road. Cross safely onto the RHS of NewBed Road.
• Take a big breath because here comes the hill!
• Proceed up ….and up…and up NewBed Road. At the top it will bring you along the top of the hill and turn right to bring you back down to a T junction.
• Turn right and stay on RHS of road to proceed back to Ennis Ave. Fingers and witches hats will guide you along the path to the finish in Goliath Park where we started.
Although Railton is usually quiet on Sunday mornings, keep to the right hand side of all roads and be aware of any traffic.
3 Marshals are required for this event. Anyone prepared to help in this regard, please see Gerard Lowry.
This race is a deferred penalty race; handicaps are done for the feature race.
*Special note, it is possible on this race to take home the chocolates without winning. 😊
Devonport/Burnie Toyota/Wild Ride Cycles Wynyard to Burnie FEATURE RACE 17.6km Handicap Information, Race Brief, Map and Handicaps
The Club will be providing sandwiches but we ask members to support the luncheon.
Could those with family names beginning A to M please bring a plate of savoury to share and those with family names beginning N to Z please bring a plate of sweet to share. Thank you!
Emma Turner will be able to bring your dishes from Wynyard to the function if you want to drive straight through to the start.
Handicaps for the 2021 Feature Race:
Congratulations to the 40 finishers in the Race 24 Turners Beach, Rod and Judith Priestley 7km Handicap today!
Special Congratulations to Nigel Baptist, who won from Steven Tammens and Aaron Robertson.
Thomas Murton was the fastest male (23:41) and Lyn Saint-John was the fastest female (29:12).
Nominated time winners were Montana Robertson, Brian Paine, Lachie Riley and Libby Crispin.
Please don’t forget to do your Tassie COVID-19 checkin.
The meeting place is at the Berry Patch at Turners Beach which will be available for coffees/ice-creams and/or brunch after the race.
The course: Starting at the Berry Patch, run towards the river, almost to the train bridge, where you cross the railway line (care needed!) and enter the bush, following the path back to the left around the marshy area.
Please note: there are some muddy puddles in this section so consider wearing old footwear if you want to plough through them rather than go around. Please take care.
When you arrive at Lukin Street, turn right and then right again, into the bush. DON’T run down the grassy lane.
Follow the arrows, witches’ hats and path out onto the end of the Esplanade. Run on the river/beach side of the Esplanade eventually turning left past where the old service station used to be. Continue to Lethborg Avenue and turn right. The turn is about 200 metres along. Return exactly the same way as you ran out, again staying on the beach/river side of the Esplanade (so we don’t have to worry about the streets).
It will be well marked with witches’ hats, arrows and fingers.
La Mar Café is closed for renos so that there will be no issue with traffic there. Just be careful with the traffic on the Esplanade.
Congratulations to the 43 runners that competed in The McLean, McKenzie and Topfer “Big Six” 6km Handicap today!
Special congratulations to Shaun Batten who took out the win, from Nigel Baptist, Gerard Lowry, Kathy Franks and Jason Scott.
Shaun Batten was also the fastest male (23:09), and Lyn Saint-John was the fastest female (25:11).
Nominated time winners were William Robertson, Libby Crispin, and Brian Paine.
A reminder that entries for the Feature Race are now open, and close Sunday August 29 at midnight.
Don’t forget to do your Tassie COVID checkin.
The race starts at the Howe Street Netball Centre.
Exit Howe street on to West Park Grove staying on the left. Enter the top gate of West Park and stay on the path to exit the gates at the bottom.
Take care going down the path as it may be slippery.
Stay on the footpath until Brickport Road. Please ensure at you run up Button Avenue and then back down onto the footpath. DO NOT run on the road.
Continue up Brickport Road on the left footpath or extreme left of the road until just before the roundabout at Futuna Avenue/Uplands Place where you will crossed to the right. After the roundabout, you will be crossed back to the left.
Please note: you must ONLY cross at the marked points.
Continue to West Park Grove and stay on the left to re-enter Howe Street and on to the finish.
You will be crossing several streets including the main entrance into the hospital. Please take care and always check carefully before crossing. You are responsible for your own safety.
Race 22 Turners Beach, The AJL Lifestyle/AJL Yamaha Half Marathon 21.1km and the Salty and Stevo Teams’ Half Marathon Handicap Results
Congratulations to the 28 individuals and 20 teams of two who braved the severe weather conditions to compete in the The AJL Lifestyle/AJL Yamaha Half Marathon 21.1km and the Salty and Stevo Teams’ Half Marathon.
John Saltmarsh won the The AJL Lifestyle/AJL Yamaha Half Marathon 21.1km, from Ben Brockman, Shaun Batten, Kathy Franks, and Daniel Yaxley.
Fastest Male was Hayden Bishop (1:20:48), and Fastest Female was Susan Moodie (1:43:44).
Plus 1 (Benny Parsons and Sabrina Shields) took out the Salty and Stevo Teams’ Half Marathon Handicap, from Having Fun (Tony Yaxley and Rhian Miles), Hendriks/Lardner (Roselyn Hendriks and Matthew Lardner), The Crispins (Howard and Selina Crispin), and Bec & Bronty (Rebecca de Groot and Bronty Halley).
Nominated time winners were Maya Bramich, Libby and Freya Crispin, and Brian Paine.
Race 22 Turners Beach, The AJL Lifestyle/AJL Yamaha Half Marathon 21.1km and the Salty and Stevo Teams’ Half Marathon Handicaps and Race Brief
This week there are two events being conducted concurrently over the same course – the AJL Heavy Equipment Half Marathon and the Stevo and Salty’s Half Marathon Teams’ Race.
The half marathon races will start at 9.30am. Competitors need to wear a race bib, which will be provided, to identify which race they are in and what team. It is a flat, out-and-back course. As sections of the race is on public roads runners are asked run with caution and obey any directions from race officials. Runners need to supply their own drinks in clearly marked bottles. There will be a tub for drinks at the start which will be taken to the race turn.
The races start at the Turners Beach Football Club, Henry Street, Turners Beach. The course starts with a clockwise lap of the oval heads out of the ground on Henry Street and runners then turn left onto Susan Street and left again onto Boyes Street. There will be a race official at the junction of Boyes Street and The Esplanade to turn the runners left and onto the right-hand side of The Esplanade. Runners continue on the right-hand side of the road to the coastal pathway through to Beach Road. The runners join the Fairway Park pathway near to Ulverstone Surf Club, continue along the pathway past Otto’s Grotto and take the top footpath at the wharf and onto the Ulverstone Bridge. The race heads right off the bridge footpath onto the coastal walkway next to the Leven River to Maud Street. At Maud Street runners turn right into Braddon Street and continue on the right-hand side to the turn just before the Ulverstone Tennis Courts where there will be a drink station. The teams’ second runner commences their run at the turn. Runners return on the same course to the finish at the Turners Beach Football Ground.
Post-race presentations will take place in the Turners Beach Club clubrooms. There will be free soup, tea and coffee available for runners, volunteers and supporters. There are toilet and shower facilities available.
Congratulations to the 44 runners who competed in today’s Jacques Parcel Contracting 5.3km at Penguin.
Special congratulations to Alex Reimer who won from Greg Malley and Dominic Troughton.
Fastest times were male Tom Murton (18:57) and female Lyn Saint-John (23:53).
Nominated time winners were Libby Crispin, Lucy van Rooyen and Freya Crispin.