Race 3 Port Sorell, Glow Cosmetics 7km Handicap Report

Race three of the PCCCT season was held on Sunday morning, with beautiful sunny weather greeting fifty-three runners at Port Sorell for the Glow Cosmetics 7km Handicap.

Only being the second time this course has been used, it was unfamiliar for many members. This provided runners with an extra challenge of pacing themselves through the changing surfaces underfoot. Much of the course is on sandy single trail, which was well received by competitors.

After two second places in the previous two races, Greg Malley finally broke the tape for his first win of the season with a handy margin of 29 seconds back to the next runner. Malley re-joined the club last year after four years away and has been working hard over the summer to improve his pace. Running a consistent distance every week has proved crucial to his improvement.

Storming home into second place was Sam Lovatt, recording the third fastest time of the race.

Rounding out the top three was fifteen-year-old Dominic Troughton. Dominic has stepped up to the handicap races this year after running the nominated time events in years past and looks a strong chance of a win this year with his constant improvement.

Thomas Murton recorded the fastest time for the males, whilst Brooke Fehlberg narrowly recorded the fastest for the females, only being one second faster than new member Felicity Lovatt.

The nominated time winners were Libby Crispin and Lachie Riley.

Members are reminded that there will be no race next weekend due to Easter.

Full results at www.pccct.org.

Race 2 Don, Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km Handicap Report

Darlene Jacques recorded her second victory with the club this Friday

Race two of the PCCCT 2021 season was run on Friday evening, with excellent running conditions greeting forty-five runners at Don for the Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km Handicap.

With Run Devonport being held on Sunday, the run provided an excellent opportunity for runners to flush the legs out in anticipation for the event on Sunday.

Raymond Spinks led the field away, followed closely by Nicole Sharp and Ken Williams.

It did not take long for the race winner, Darlene Jacques, to chase them and the other front-markers down. She then led for most of the race recording an emphatic win by over a minute. Only four years ago, she made her debut with the PCCCT on the same course. Jacques credited her success to the hard work she has been putting in over the last year, training with the Everyday Lions group as well as working with Joel Deegan on her training and diet.

Running into second place for the second week in a row, Greg Malley recorded another strong run. He is sure to record a victory in the coming weeks.

The top three was rounded out by Tony Abel, with the fastest male Hayden Bishop finishing fourth.

Daile Bennett-Moyle ran a strong fifth and recorded the fastest female time. Other strong results were recorded by Sam Lovatt, Brendan Burr, and Gerard Lowry.

The nominated time winners were Lachie Riley and Hannah Elphinstone.

Full results at www.pccct.org

Race 2 Don, Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km Handicap Results

Well done to the 45 participants in Race 2 of the 2021 season!

Congratulations to Darlene Jacques, who won from Greg Malley and Tony Abel.

Fastest Male was Hayden Bishop (24:36) and Fastest Female was Daile Bennett-Moyle (27:48)

Nominated time winners were Lachie Riley and Hannah Elphinstone.

Report and photos to come tomorrow morning!

Race 1 Wivenhoe, Burnie SportsPower 5km Handicap Report

The 2021 PCCCT’s  season has begun, with the running of the Burnie SportPower five kilometre Handicap at Wivenhoe.

With an eager turnout of sixty runners, members were very excited to get away for the first race of the season. With a limited form guide to pick the winner off, it was anyone’s race to win.

Runners enjoyed cool and sunny conditions on the out and back course to Fernglade.

Line Honours went to Narelle Jacobs, in her sixth race with the club. After running on and off over the last four years at parkrun and social group runs, she began training with the Everyday Lions group over the last 8 months. She credited her improvement to the interval training that she has been doing since joining that group.

Only twelve seconds behind her was Greg Malley, with fellow training stablemate Darlene Jacques rounding out the top three.

Other strong results were recorded by Dale Lancaster, Brendan Burr, and Josh Febey. These runners will surely pick up a win in 2021.

Fastest time for the men was recorded by Jason Felhberg, with Lyn Saint-John the fastest woman.

Earlier the nominated time winners were Mitchel Elphinstone, Eva Murell, Brian Paine, and Lucy van Rooyen.

Runners are reminded that this weeks Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km handicap at Don will be held at 6pm Friday. Entries are required by 6pm Wednesday on the website.

Full results at www.pccct.org

Race 1 – Wivenhoe, Burnie SportsPower 5km Handicap Results

Well done to the 60 participants in our first race of the 2021 season!

Congratulations to Narelle Jacobs, who won from Greg Malley and Darlene Jacques.

Fastest Male was Jason Fehlberg (18:49) and Fastest Female was Lyne Saint-John (21:04)

Nominated time winners were Mitchel Elphinstone, Eva Murell, Brian Paine, and Lucy van Rooyen.

Race report and photos to come later today! A reminder that this weeks race at Don is on Friday evening at 6pm, with entries closing at 6pm Wednesday night. Nominated time will be held from 5:30pm.