Burnie: The Paine Family Memorial (50th Anniversary) 10km

A tough task lies in wait for members his week as the PCCCT heads to Burnie for the Paine Family ten kilometre handicap.

Starting at the Burnie Council depot at Three Mile Line, runners complete a circuit course taking in the many hills of Mooreville and West Mooreville Roads.

Although challenging it is very popular and this year in particular will be well attended as the Club celebrates with the Paine Family as they sponsor this event for the fiftieth time – a remarkable achievement.

With the season now half completed, those runners who have been thereabouts but not able to break through for a win will be keen for a victory soon. Certainly most will now be at peak fitness.

Following her great second last week, Judy Ray will be a top chance. She has gradually been sneaking up in the placings and the tough course will pose no threats.

Ewen Troughton finished very strongly at Fernglade into fourth and the extra distance will suit him better. He will need to beat his brother, Isaac, who missed last week but has been in great form.

David Murton, a frontmarker who loves longer distances, will prove hard to catch and will lead faster runners a “merry dance”.

Others with strong chances are Josh Febey, Mary-Lou Troughton and Michelle D’Monte.

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

The nominated time “Feature Race” will be held at 9:15 with extra prizes provided by the Paine Family.

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