Somerset: The Somerset Pharmacy 10km at Somerset

The penultimate race of the 2018 season is a tough one – the Somerset Pharmacy ten kilometre handicap at Somerset.

The out-and-back course starts by the Cam River and follows the Murchison Highway to Back Cam Road and then continues on that hilly route until the half way mark.

However, with a season of running behind them, competitors should find a long, hilly race no problem and many will be looking for the win with only two chances left this year.

Table Cape runner, David Murton, looks to have a second-to-none chance. After a strong start to the year, his form dropped off a bit but in recent weeks he has shown he is back to his best, culminating in a great seventh in the Feature Race two weeks ago.

Andrew Bates has not been able to compete in many races due to football commitments but his strong effort for fifth last week has him on track for a win here. He is another who looked close to a win earlier in the year.

Natasha Mapley looks the best of the women runners if she can produce an effort like she did in the Feature Race although Ellen Elphinstone will also be very hard to beat.

Other runners to keep an eye on are Arnold Elphinstone, Matthew Greenhill, Marcus Cook and Thomas Wilson.

Entries close at 9:30 with the race beginning at 10:00.

There will be a nominated time event at 9:05.

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