News from the committee meeting May 13th

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At the committee meeting last night (May 13th) some decisions were made that we would like to share with you.

First, there was strong support from members for the 5 km Fish Frenzy race on July 14 to be a massed start, sealed handicap event. This race doubles as the Club 5 km championship. The committee decided to make this race a sealed handicap for this year.

Second, Hayden Bishop had offered to set up a system to enable us to take on-line entries and registrations. He kindly attended and demonstrated how it would work. The committee agreed to trial the system for the Ironman Classic, run on July 7. Stay tuned for more information.

Finally, it was decided to allow nominated time runners who are 12, 13 or 14 years old, to run in Club 5 km and 6 km events as non-competitive entrants. They would be timed by hand timers (not chip) and of course not be eligible for prize money. The handicapper would place them on a mark which would mean they wouldn’t finish near the front of the race. Thus they couldn’t affect results nor break the tape. We expect only two or three of our nominated time members will be involved in this way.

Drinks during the Mountain Classic

Like other running organisations we are keen to reduce our impact on the environment. Consequently we are going to try to limit the use of disposable plastic cups in our events.

Could runners in the Mountain Classic on Sunday please provide their own drinks in drink bottles, labelled with your name and race number (see example). There will be a box at the start in which to place them. Please have them in the box by 10:00am.

They will be taken to the drink station for you and then to Ridgley for you to collect.

Also there will be a soup lunch provided after the event. A big thank you to our soup makers.

drink bottle

Ballot regarding a sealed handicap

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.

Races Requiring Pre-entries

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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.

Mountain Classic 2019 Entry form

Marathon 2019 Entry form

Forth Ironman 2019 Entry form

Half Marathon 2019 Entry form

Feature Race 2019 Entry form

PCCCT Membership Form 2019

Notes from our handicapper for 2019

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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.

Regards,

Pat McMahon

Results of AGM

The AGM was held December 4th. Here is the President’s report presented at the meeting:

2018 President Report

The following committee was elected:

Patron: John McGuire

President: Barry Ling

Vice-Presidents: Mark Saint John and Malcolm Nutting

Treasurer: Gerard Leary

Secretary/Publicity Officer: Rod Viney

Handicapper: Pat McMahon

Committee: Darlene Jacques, Kelly Baxter, Ellen Elphinstone were elected for two years (with Russell Horton, Dale Atkinson and Dallas van Rooyen continuing for a second year)

Auditor: Rendell Ridge.