Race fifteen of the PCCCT season, the Burnie Trophy House/Troy Atkins Accounting twenty five kilometre “Ironman Classic” at Forth, was run in excellent conditions with a competitive field.
Somerset runner, Stuart Wilson, was a very happy man to finally get a victory in this event after recording two seconds and a third in previous runnings. His success showed his liking for longer events and he is also a previous Club marathon winner.
Starting of a front mark, Wilson recorded his fourth win with the Club, the last coming in 2012, in a career of about three hundred races.
Interestingly, he doesn’t do long training runs, with ten kilometres about his longest recently. He even had last weekend off, visiting family in Queensland.
Hayden Bishop was a great second, following up on his fourth last year and other strong recent results. John Saltmarsh recorded his best result for some time by finishing third from second backmarker, Brian Lyons and the first woman, Natasha Mapley.
Lyons, with a time of 1:25:39 and Mapley, 1:46:57 were the fastest male and female respectively.
Other runners to catch the eye with top efforts included Amie Bramich, Dale Lancaster and Vicky Knapman.
Evan Brett and Andrew Winkel rounded out the ten
Earlier the nominated time winners were Tom Winkel, Lucy van Rooyen, and Kasia Taylor.