Race six of the season was the longest of the season to date. A scenic out-and-back course at Turners Beach and mostly flat, the seven-kilometres were relished by the runners and some good times were recorded. The excellent weather conditions helped and a large field attended.
After a string of excellent runs, Burnie runner Kendall Buckley was finally able to savour breaking the tape. In her three previous runs this year, she had finished third twice and second last week so was certainly due for a win.
This is her first year with the Club and her second year of running, commencing last year with parkrun. Having taken it up to regain fitness after having her family of three children, she has found how much she loves it. In particular, since being involved with the PCCCT she has stepped up her training with noticeable results.
Another runner in his first season with the Club, Graham Higgins, was a strong second after starting off the same handicap as Buckley, while one of the backmarkers, Hayden Bishop, was an excellent third.
One of the pre-race favourites, Nick Young, was fourth just in front of last runner to start, Bryan Tuit, who charged home recording the fastest time for the men.
As well as the victory, Buckley took fastest woman honours.
Earlier, nominated time winners were Stevie Vassiadis, Libby Crispin and Brian Paine.