The PCCCT – Running Club Greg and Dianne Woodhouse Marathon is the longest-running handicap marathon in Australia, and the 2022 edition of the race will be held this Sunday.
Alongside, it will see the second running of a relay marathon with teams of four runners sharing the hard work. This year the event has been named the Terry Watson Memorial Teams Handicap in honour of the late Terry Watson who was a Club member and promoted and sponsored the first teams marathon held last year.
Both races utilise the pathway between Ulverstone and Turners Beach, starting at River Park in Ulverstone, and heading out to the end of the esplanade at Turners Beach, before returning. The Marathon competitors will complete two laps of this course, with Teams Marathon competitors each completing a 10.55km point to point leg.
A small but quality field will assemble for the main event, the Marathon, with the first runner away at 7am.
It is always difficult to predict the winner of this event because of the distance and it is even harder this year as there are three runners having their first races with the Club.
On exposed form, Amy Courto should start favourite. She is proven over distances even longer than a marathon and is in good form. Troy Reader may be her main danger while Lib Smith always enjoys this event and will be very competitive.
There are eighteen entered in the relay and a close exciting race is anticipated. The first team will get underway at 8am.
Entries for both events have now closed. There will be no nominated time event this week.
Handicaps will be posted Friday at 6pm, along with the race brief.