Following on from last week’s King/Queen of the mountains, the hills continue this Sunday with the running of the Bates Plumbing ten kilometre handicap at Stowport. However, at least there is some reprieve from the constant climbing as the event is run over a circuit course on beautiful country roads.
The winner of this event should come from among those who finished close to the winner last week. For those who did that, backing up should not be a problem as their fitness is at a high level.
Among that group, the favourite should be Debbie Riley who ran a great second after looking the winner at various stages. Riley didn’t slow over the last tough few kilometres and the course this Sunday should suit her down to the ground.
Ann Horton was not far behind Riley at the finish last week and the shorter distance should suit her better. She looks to be the main danger.
Among other with strong chances are Graeme Barr and Ricky Brown. Barr is starting to show some top form and finished in the ten last week, while Brown is starting to recover from a bad run with injury and is getting back to his best
There will be a morning tea after the race and members are asked to contribute.
Entries will close at 9:30 sharp and runners are reminded to wear timing chips and chest numbers. New runners are always welcome and will be issued with a number and chip.
A nominated time event will be held at 9:05.