Burnie: The Sea Lyons Swim School 6km

The final race of the 2018 season is the Sea Lyons Swim School six kilometre handicap at Burnie.

A new out-and-back course will be used, starting at the rear of West Park and travelling east to the yacht club. This will take in the new path, recently completed along Marine Terrace.

Racing will be keen as members without a win this year will want to take advantage of a season of solid training.

The clear favourite must be Arnold Elphinstone who has been showing great form with several close up finishes culminating in a second last week to his wife, Ellen. This shorter course will suit him even better and he will definitely be the one to beat.

Frontmarkers should be to the fore over this distance and the top chances could be Roselyn Hendriks and Allan Bakes. Hendriks was  a great fifth last week and Bakes was sixth the week before.

Strongest of the middlemarkers look to be Nick Young, Terry Watson, John Badcock and Kelly Baxter.

If backmarkers are favoured by conditions, then any of Simon Gates, Thomas Wilson or Mark Saint-John could break the tape.

Entries close at 9:30 with the race beginning at 10:00. There will be a nominated time event at 9:05.

Following the event, end-of-year festivities will occur at The Point, West Park. There will be a club provided barbecue and trophies will be presented to the season’s consistency winners and club champions.

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