Gunns Plains is the venue of the Kevin Burn Memorial/Brown Family 13.5km handicap to be raced over a circuit course taking in both sides of the Leven River starting at Wings’ Wildlife Park.

With the Feature Race just two weeks away, members will be looking for a good strong hit out over this longer distance.

Club races run the last three weeks have all been won by women members and one of the best chances this week is also a woman who has shown the distance will suit her perfectly.

Although she was only eleventh in last week’s six kilometre event, Kelly Baxter was an excellent second in the recent half marathon showing she is extremely fit and ready to win. She will certainly look a likely victor at some stage of the run.

Terry Watson has impressed in recent races and could be the main danger following his second two weeks ago at Railton.

Others who look strong chances include Russell Horton, Andrew Hay, and the winner of this event last year, Amie Bramich. Although rehandicapped, Bramich has continued to improve and has looked a likely winner for some time.

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

Entries for the Feature Race also close this Sunday and can be made at the race or on the PCCCT website.

A nominated time event will be conducted at 9:15.


Anonymous · August 21, 2019 at 6:12 PM

Why are the feature race enteries closeing this week

Rod V · August 22, 2019 at 8:39 PM

They close two weeks before the race as they need to be finalised one week before. They are handed to the President before the race the week before the FR and then are made public after the race.

So they close the week before that so the handicapper has a week to do all the research and calculations necessary.

Anonymous · August 23, 2019 at 9:07 PM

No other handicapper needed two weeks to do the handicaps does not make any sense

Rod Viney · August 25, 2019 at 2:33 PM

What you have said is incorrect. The handicapper has ONE week to do the handicaps. This is how it has always been. Check the old Handbooks.Entries have always closed two weeks in advance because people handed the entry in at the race. Sometimes one or two days grace was given if they were posted or other arrangements made but the official entry date was two weeks before the race.

In fact he doesn’t have quite a week. He will get all the entries tomorrow and will need to have them done by Saturday at the latest so they can be printed and delivered to the President on Sunday.

Rod V · August 26, 2019 at 7:08 PM

If you would identify yourself I’d be happy to have a chat with you. Cheers, Rod.

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