One of the most popular events of the season takes place this week with the running of the Spreyton Cider Company handicap, this year extended to six kilometres. The race starts at the cidery and takes competitors on an out and back course through apple and cherry orchards.
Following the recent rain, there are sure to be plenty of puddles and slippery sections to test the footing of runners. However, most Club members love the chance to get off sealed surfaces and will enjoy the mud.
Two weeks ago in the five kilometre race at Burnie, Anna Murton was a close second (behind her father, David). She could well make amends on Sunday and chalk up another victory for the family.
Murton has had several other good results without breaking through, and will prove very hard to beat.
Michelle D’Monte showed a welcome return to form in a tough race last week with a close second and will be seeking to go one better.
Others to keep an eye on include Russell Horton, who has performed well in this event in previous years, Chris Talbot and Tony Stewart.
Members are reminded that entries close this Sunday for the half marathon conducted on August 4th, and can be made at the Cidery race or on-line before Monday.
New runners are always welcome.
Entries close at 9:30 with the race starting at 10:00.
A nominated time event will be held at 9:15