Railton: The Anvers Confectionery 10km

Railton is the venue for race 20 of the season as members compete in the Anvers Confectionery ten kilometre handicap.

The course is a circuit, starting at Goliath Park and is affectionately described as flat with one hill. However, that one hill, is a long and high one and presents a good challenge.

A runner who will love the course is Devonport athlete, Michelle D’Monte. The distance is perfect for her and she handles hills beautifully. She also is on sparkling form. She was runner-up three weeks ago over a similar course, and followed this with a very unlucky second at Spreyton. Last week she finished seventh in the half-marathon but this shorter race will suit her much better.

Kelly Baxter ran a great race for second in the half-marathon to go with other excellent recent efforts. She looks to be getting back to the form that she showed last year when she went close to winning without getting that well-deserved victory.

Terry Watson could be the best of the men. After missing much of the season due to injury he is now getting back to his best and will be looking to win soon. It could well be on Sunday.

Other good chances look to be Anna Murton, Amie Bramich, Andrew Hay and Ken Troughton (a previous winner of this event).

Entries will close at 9:30, with the race starting at 10:00.

A nominated time event will be conducted at 9:15.