Penguin: Greg and Darlene Jacques Parcel Delivery 5km

The PCCCT goes “off the beaten track” this Sunday with the first of a series of four trail runs.

The event is the Jacques Parcel Contracting five kilometre handicap which will start and finish at the Penguin Motocross complex at Dial Road and be run in the bush in the vicinity.

With the recent rain, the track is certain to contain many puddles and slippery muddy patches. Many members love this sort of terrain as a change from running on sealed surfaces.

Picking a winner here is not easy, however one winner who has been in great form, and is proven in such conditions, is Aaron Robertson.

Robertson won the first race of 2017 but has continued improving and now looks ready to break the tape again. He was a good eighth at Devonport two weeks ago and that result followed several other excellent runs.

His main danger could be Andrew Bates, a young runner on the up. Bates put in an eye-catching run at Wynyard last week to finish fourth.

Other runners in form who will be chances are Ann Horton, Ron Chequer, Simon Gates and Rebecca O’Garey.

Members are reminded that entries close this Sunday for the following week’s Burnie to Ridgley King of the Mountains.

Both timing chips and chest numbers must be worn every race. Entries close at 9:30 ready for a 10:00 start. New runners are always welcome.

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

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