Hellyer College: Wilkinson’s Pharmacy 5km

The second in the popular trail run series takes place this Sunday with the running of the Wilkinson’s Pharmacy five kilometre handicap at Hellyer College. The course is entirely off sealed surfaces and provides a great contrast from running on asphalt roads.

There are a host of chances as the race suits those who prefer the shorter distances as well as those who favour trail runs. So picking the winner is a difficult task

Runners who will be well suited by the distance include Karina Mason, Ron Chequer, Ricky Brown, Ken Troughton and Alan Bakes. Of this group, Ricky Brown might be the one to break the tape. He has been showing steady improvement and hasn’t been far away in recent runs.

Among those who will enjoy the grass and gravel surfaces, Aaron Robertson, Shane Hanson, Cobie Walker and Troy Reader will be well-favoured. Shane Hanson would be the most favoured of this group. He has covered many kilometres in trail runs already this year so will be right at home here.

However, this looks to be a perfect race for Ann Horton who enjoys all distances and will handle the conditions well. She was second last week, which followed a terrific fourth in the King/Queen of the Mountains the previous week. There is certainly no concerns about her fitness.

Entries will close at 9:30. New runners are always welcome.

Members are reminded that entries for the following week’s Club marathon close this Sunday.

 A nominated time event will be held at 9:05.