Half Marathon Hcps 2019 (The runner not visible between pages is Jono Price 1:03:00)
A good field of fifty two will start this Sunday in the AJL Lifestyle/AJLYamaha half marathon.
The 21.1 kilometre race will be run in the reverse direction from recent years, starting at the Turners Beach football ground and taking competitors to West Ulverstone and back using the cycle/walk tracks in the area.
The terrain is mostly flat but the classic distance is a good test of stamina as that flatness usually means faster running rates so care is needed not to go too hard, too early.
There are many Club members who have been in great form and picking a winner is difficult.
Among the frontmarkers, Dale Lancaster could be the best chance. She will be the first runner away and could very well be the first runner to finish as well. Others starting early with great chances include Chris Talbot and Kelly Baxter with Mary-Lou Troughton an outside possibility.
Best of the middlemarkers look to be Michelle D’Monte and Andrew Hay. D’Monte looks a particularly strong chance with seconds in the last two races.
Backmarkers likely to be to the fore include Simon Gates, Hayden Bishop and Brad Taylor while the very backmarker, Brian Lyons, who will give seventy-one minutes start to Lancaster, would be a deserving winner.
Entries have closed for the event, which starts at the earlier time of 9:30.
The nominated time event will be the normal time of 9:15.