The final race of the 2019 season is the Sea Lyons Swim School six kilometre handicap at Burnie.

The out-and-back course starts at the rear of West Park and travels east to the yacht club.

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

There are several runners who have been close to winning in recent weeks without breaking through and any of them could take out this final race.

Among the frontmarkers Dale Lancaster looks like a solid chance although she would prefer a longer distance while David Wright also has strong hopes after a return to form last week.

Strongest of the middlemarkers look to be Nick Young, Andrew Hay, Jason Scott and Josh Febey.

If backmarkers are favoured by conditions, then any of Thomas Murton, Keegan Powell, Natasha Mapley or Mark Saint-John could break the tape.

However, following his storming finish into fourth last week, Jono Price could be the hardest to beat. Although showing some form during the year, this was his best result and could indicate he his peaking just in time for a victory.

Entries close at 9:30 with the race beginning at 10:00. There will be a nominated time event at 9:15.

Following the event, season celebrations will occur at The Point, West Park. There will be a morning tea (members to bring a plate, please) and trophies will be presented to the season’s consistency winners and club champions.


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