Race 5 – Burnie Romaine Park Reserve 6km Handicaps and Race Briefing

This course consists of four laps (1 large and 3 small) around the Romaine park area.  This should provide great viewing options for spectators allowing them to follow the race as it unfolds.

The race starts on the eastern side of the Romaine Creek dam opposite the carpark off Amanda Crescent.  For lap 1, runners then cross the dam wall and run around the dam in an anticlockwise direction following the main track for 600m.  At this point runners reach a T intersection and the lap turns right up the hill, following the main track for another 500m before reaching the turn around point and returning via the dirt track that branches off the main track.  The lap continues to follow the dirt track heading north down the park fence line for 1000 m, past the dam to another turn around point which re-joins the main track and heads back towards the start area.  Lap 2 begins once runners reach the dam wall.  Lap 2 continues along the same track as lap 1 until the T intersection.  At this point runners continue straight and follow the main track for 600m back to the start area.  Laps 3 and 4 are repeats of lap 2.  After completing lap 4 runners will cross the dam wall a final time and the finish chute is on the left of the track near the children’s playground and carpark.

Notes:

  1. Parking is limited in the Romaine carpark.  Therefore, all competitors that are able, are requested to park in Blackwood Parade or Kingsley Avenue.  This is to ensure access to the park area for other users and club members who are travelling with people who have mobility issues and/or small children.
  2. When warming up and moving towards the start area, people are reminded that runners may be starting their race.  As the main track narrows near the dam wall, please avoid interfering with runners already on course.  If possible, please approach the start area by walking in an anticlockwise direction around the dam.
  3. Given the rain forecast for this weekend, parts of the course are likely to be damp and muddy underfoot.  However, there will not be any heavy mud sections.  Please choose your footwear accordingly.

Race 4 – Spreyton 5km Handicap Results

Well done to the 58 participants in our fourth race of the season!

Congratulations to Darlene Jacques, who won from Shaun Batten and Kendall Buckley.

Jackie Reid won the $30 voucher supplied by AJL for first runner in his/her first year to finish (not having won the voucher previously).

Random prize draws were supplied by Spreyton Cider, and were handed out on the day.

Fastest Male was Hayden Bishop (18:02) and Fastest Female was Kendall Buckley (21:39).

Nominated time winners were Libby Crispin, Ashley Fehlberg and Natalie Luttrell.

See you next week at Romaine for Race 5!

Race 4 – Spreyton 5km Handicaps and Race Briefing

Your Committee has decided that we will have a short presentation time following our races. You are invited to stay for this but please remember your distancing from others.
Our COVIDSafe Plan has been updated to reflect this.

Please ensure you are at the start line for your posted handicap time. Race start is at 9:30am.

Welcome to new runners: Matthew Lardner, Sabrina Shields, Narelle Jacobs and Geoffrey Reid and new nominated time members today.

The meeting place is at the Spreyton Cider Co cidery on Melrose Road. However, the start will be in the big paddock across Sheffield Road where we have started in recent years. Please be careful crossing Sheffield Road.

IMPORTANT: do NOT do your warm-up on Sheffield Road. Use the paddock or the area around the cidery.

The course: Run straight up the paddock to Jowetts Lane and turn left. Follow the road (stay on the left) until a finger directs you left into an orchard where you immediately turn right and run along the top of the orchard.

Follow the witch’s hats which will take you along the top of the apple orchards until you come to an enclosed cherry orchard. Continue straight through and exit onto Pilgrims Road. Turn left and continue down to Sheffield Road.

Turn right and run along the footpath about 50 m until the turn. Return retracing your steps.

It will be well marked with witch’s hats and fingers.

The Spreyton Cider Co will be providing the voucher for the winner plus numerous random draw prizes. The random draw prizes will need to be collected after the race so please stay for the draw.

Please keep COVIDSafe distance between you and other runners, especially if you are following someone else. Please read our COVIDSafe plan if you haven’t done so. Thank you very much to our wonderful season sponsors which are all listed on our website.

Race 3 – Fern Glade 6km Handicap Results

Well done to the 47 participants in our third race of the season!

Congratulations to Will van Rooyen, who won from Darlene Jacques and Shaun Batten.

Paul Pilkington won the $30 voucher supplied by AJL for first runner in his/her first year to finish (not having won the voucher previously).

The winners of our random prize draw are Rodney Viney and Susan Moodie. Collect your prizes at next week’s run!

Fastest Male was Jono Price (22:02) and Fastest Female was Amie Bramich (26:41)

See you next week at Spreyton Cider for Race 4!

Race 1 – Devonport 5km Handicap Results

Line Position

Fastest to Slowest

Well done to the 57 participants in our first race of the season!

Congratulations to Alex Reimer who has won our first race of the season, from Jason Scott and Shaun Batten.

Will van Rooyen was our first runner in their first year to finish (4th), taking out a $30 voucher supplied by AJL.

The winners of our random prize draw are David Murton and Nick Young. Collect your prizes at next weeks run!

Fastest Male was Hayden Bishop (17:38) and Fastest Female was Amie Bramich (20:52).

See you next week in Ulverstone for Race 2!

Race 1 – Devonport 5km Handicaps and Race Briefing

Handicaps

Please ensure you are at the start line for your posted handicap time. Race start is at 9:30am.

A very warm welcome to all those having their first run with the Club today: Amy Lamprecht, Andreas Petersen, Paul Pilkiigton, Emily Rataj, Catherine Bell, Will van Rooyen, Adrian Mann, Kristie Wilson, Anne Thomas and Troy Donald.

We will be using the main cycle/walk track. It is certain that there will be members of the public also on the track. Please give due consideration to others and stay at least 1.5m away. The path is quite wide and, in most places, has wide grass verges.

The course: We will start just over William Street near Coles Beach Road. Follow the main sealed path all the way to the railway crossing at Don College. Cross over and stay on the sealed path heading towards the pool. The turn is about 40 metres from there. Turn and come back the same way. See the map.

Please be very careful crossing the road near the Coles Beach carpark. We will have a marshal there.

We don’t expect there to be trains crossing but if there is, don’t take any risks.

Please keep COVIDSafe distance between you and other runners, especially if you are following someone else.

Please read our COVIDSafe plan if you haven’t done so.

Thank you very much to our wonderful season sponsors which are all listed on our website.

Twelve Questions with…… Nick Young.

1 Your favourite 2 club races

My 2 favourite club races are Gunns Plains 13.5 km and Stanley 8km. I love the openness of the courses and that you can see the runners ahead of you.

2 Which club races have you won?
I have won two club races, 7km at Heybridge in 2013 and 5km at Cooee in 2015. I haven’t won in over 100 starts since!

3 Running tips
Listen to your body, don’t overtrain and take a break occasionally. Do your long runs slowly and running hills will get you fit. It’s meant to be fun, so enjoy it.

4 Longest distance you have run
I guess that my longest run is 14 080 km as I recently finished Run Down Under, a virtual run around Australia. My longest individual runs have been marathons. I have done five.

5 Do you have a training partner/group?
I sometimes run with the Sole Mates group in Burnie, but I’ll run with pretty much anyone around my pace and ability. Sven and Karina Mason and I have run together a lot over the last 7 or 8 years.

6 Your favourite local places to run
I run the Ulverstone pathway a lot, but I do like to run on grass and train on the East Ulverstone football ground a bit.

7 Do you have a post ISO running goal?
Post ISO I would like to get to 200 club runs without breaking down! I will keep running as long as I am able to, and would like to do a bit more coaching as well.

8 Other interests/sports
I don’t currently compete in any other sports but like cycling and swimming.

9 Most memorable running experience
My most memorable running experience would have to be finishing my first Point to Pinnacle in a blizzard. I was totally underprepared for the conditions and it was below freezing, with howling wind and sleet for the last 3 km. I was shivering so much I couldn’t get my bag open to get dry clothes out. Luckily someone helped me and lent me a warm jacket otherwise I would have been in real trouble. And yes, I went back and ran it again!

10 When did you start running and what inspired you to start?
I started running in 2010. I hadn’t run competitively since school, where I only ran middle distance. I had been cycling and swimming to get fit after a back injury, and thought I would try jogging to mix it up a bit. I soon realised that I just loved running and like all newbies I was over enthusiastic and read everything about running, entered every event on the calendar, talked constantly about running and ran whenever I got the chance.

11 What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
I can’t stand the colour purple.

12 If you could holiday anywhere, where would you go and what would you do?
I recently bought a camper van and Jan and I postponed a trip to the mainland touring when the pandemic struck. A camper van touring holiday is still what I’d like to do.

Twelve questions with………Cobie Walker.

1. Your 2 favourite club races?

My two favourites would have to be the Mountain Classic from Burnie to Ridgley and the Paine 10km Memorial. I enjoy hills more than flat running.

2. Which club race/races have you won?
The Stanley 8 km, Spinks/CRC 12 km at Somerset and also the Paine 10 km at Burnie.

3. Your running tips?
I’m certainly no expert but recovery is just as important as training.

4. Do you have a preference of running road or trails?
The last few years i have really enjoyed trail running.

5. The longest distance you have run.
The Gone Nuts 101

6. Your favourite spot locally you like to run?
The Dial Range and also the Rocky Cape National Park

7. Other interests/sports.
Just running

8. What is your most memorable running experience?
Finishing the Gone Nuts 101 with family and friends supporting me.

9. When did you start running and what inspired you to start?
I started in 2012. My Dad got me started after he also got back into running. I was struggling with some health issues and am really grateful for him getting me started and for what running has done for me.

10. Has isolation affected your motivation to run.
No not really, My motivation was already low after struggling with some niggles after the Gone Nuts 50 km this year.

11. What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
I used to be a pack a day smoker.

12. If you could holiday anywhere, where would you go and what would you do?
Antarctica, I think it would be great to experience how people live, work and survive there.
(Kelly and Rod)

Twelve questions with………Anna Murton.

1. Your 2 favourite club races.

My two favourite races are Stanley 8km and the half marathon.

2. Which club race/races have you won?
I have won the half marathon and the Molly Malones 6km at Devonport.

3. Your running tips
Thomas always tells me to lift my knees.

4. Do you prefer running road or trail?
I prefer road running.

5. Do you have a training partner/group?
My training partners are my father David and Andrew.

6. Your favourite spot locally you like to run
I enjoying running the river track in Wynyard and along the Wynyard foreshore.

7. Do you have any running goals when things get back to normality?
When things get back to normal I’d like to have another go at the 25km Gone Nuts course.

8. What is the longest distance you have run?
The longest distance I have run is the PCCCT club marathon.

9. Other interests/sports
Other sports I enjoy are horse riding and triathlons. Other interests away from sport are my pet dog, cats, rabbits and chooks.

10. When did you start running with the club?
I started running with the PCCCT in 2012 a week after my brother Thomas began and the same time as my father David.

11. What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
When I was little I really wanted to be a jump rope for heart demonstration girl.

12. If you could go on holiday anywhere, where would you go and what would you do?
I’d like to check out Antarctica. I think It would be lovely to check out the wildlife.

(Kelly and Rod)

12 questions with………Greg Smith.

1. How long have you been running with the club?

Started running with the club in 1992, so this year would be the 29th year if we get to start at all.

2. You have seen a few course changes over the years. What are some of your favourite?
My favourite course by far is the 25km Ironman course in the Forth Valley.I also liked the Marathon course we had in the early 2000s which started at the Ulverstone Football Ground, headed to Forth and comprised 3 x 10km loops before heading back to the football ground to finish. This course produced my quickest Marathon time of 2hrs 41 mins.

3. How did you get into running and what has it given you?
I got into running after doing duathlons and some triathlons in my mid to late 20s and soon realised I was hopeless at swimming, Okay on the bike and above average on the run so it was a pretty easy decision in the end. Running has given me a passion that I will always treasure and a chance to meet so many wonderful people.

4. You train with the Meercroft group, how have you stayed motivated without them during COVID-19?
The Meercroft Crew are an amazing group of runners and friends and we still keep in touch through social media. There is always great banter happening and Hayden Bishop, Natasha Mapley and myself have a morning crew where we have a rotating roster of 2 due to the COVID-19 restrictions. I’m the slow runner of the 3 of us.

5. What pleases you the most with running?
I get so much enjoyment out of younger runners who show determination and dedication.I’m a bit biased but the Morning Crew of Hayden (Son-In-Law) and Natasha Mapley (Tash) are two fine examples. Hayden has improved so much in the last two years and has a bright future and Tash is so focused and determined. She has that never-say-die attitude that will take her a long way in her running career.

6. Your favourite spot locally you like to run?
My favourite run is the Devonport/Miandetta Loop which is roughly 14km with a bit of everything.
My number 1 run is definitely the Ironman course in the Forth Valley.

7. Some of the reasons that you like being a part of the PCCCT Club?
This is an easy question to answer. The club has been a huge part of my life and I have met many great runners and have gained many special friendships along the way. I have the utmost respect for people like Barry Ling who has been the heart and soul of the club since its formation. There is also the great Devonport/Burnie rivalry which always draws healthy contests no matter the race and then there is the handicapping. No one loves the handicapper (Hi Pat).

8. What is your most memorable running experience?
My most memorable running experience was finishing in front of the great Dave Chettle (my role model) in the Shearwater Fun Run many many years ago. it still brings a smile to my face thinking about it now. Running the Host City Marathon in Sydney as the test event for the Sydney Olympics 2000 was an unbelievable experience with 5 800 marathoners and to win 3 Ironmans, 2 Marathons and 2 Half Marathons with the Club is so special to me.

9. Running tips?
Enjoy the journey, Don’t take it too seriously and control what you can control and improvement will come. My first coach said to me if you’re hurting in a race, so is everyone else as well but if you want to win you have to hurt twice as much.

10. Who are some of your role models in running?
I have 2 role models in running and they are Dave Chettle and Viv Woodward (my first running coach). Both were great Devonport athletes and special people as well. I feel very fortunate to have been under Woody’s guidance and catch up with Chet usually along the walking track for a tip or two.

11. What is something about you most people wouldn’t Know?
I come from a large family of 11 children and life was a struggle for Mum as a single parent to raise us the best she could and keep food on the table, but she did and for that l am truly grateful.

12. If you could holiday anywhere, would you go and what would you do?
I love Australia and it has never interested me to go anywhere overseas.We live in the best place in the world anyway.
(Kelly and Rod)