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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 season of the PCCCT finally gets underway this Sunday with a 5km handicap commencing at Devonport Bluff. The out-and-back course heads west towards the Don River but follows the walking/cycling track up to towards Don College.
It is hard trying to pick a winner as it is unknown how much training some runners have been doing and there have been no other races to give an indication of form.
However, the shorter distances usually suit frontmarkers so this gives runners such as Allan Bakes, Tim Dowling and Nicole Sharpe good chances.
Among the middle markers, Sven Mason will be looking to make an early strike while Nick Young will prove hard to beat also. Young was close to a win without breaking through the last two years.
Other competitors who would not surprise include Carolyn Brett, Michelle D’Monte and Paul Birch.
Among the backmarkers, the best chances could be Alex Reimer, Hayden Bishop and Andrew Winkel.
The race will begin at 9:30. Entries can only be made on-line on the Club website and close at 9:00pm Friday evening.
The minimum age to run in the handicapped races is fifteen, but shorter nominated time events open to all ages will be held at 9:00am. Twelve-, thirteen- and fourteen-year olds can do their nominated time run over 5km.
New runners are very welcome. The Club has had to make special arrangements to hold races. All potential runners are asked to read the further information, including COVIDSafe requirements, on the Club website at www.pccct.org.