Race seven of the PCCCT season presented runners with a fast, flat out-and-back seven-kilometre course from West Beach to Cooee Point. Setting off into a strong headwind, competitors then enjoyed a corresponding tailwind on the return trip.
Numbers were again very pleasing despite the testing conditions.
Frontmarker, Dale Lancaster, led the field away, was in front for a long time and looking like she may be able to hold on for the victory.
In the end, she finished a creditable third being overtaken in the last kilometre, firstly by second placegetter Narelle Jacobs and then eventual winner, Ulverstone runner, Nick Young.
It was a well-deserved win by Young who has been knocking on the door all season while doing some solid training. In his tenth year with the Club, this was his third win with his last success coming five years ago.
Jacobs, in her first season with the PCCCT, ran her best race to date and will be looking to win one of the two remaining events.
Catherine Bell and Graham Higgins ran up to their recent good placings to again finish close-up, while Josh Febey looked in great form finishing strongly into sixth.
Fastest of the men was Jono Price (25:08) with the fastest woman being Amie Bramich (30:19).
Earlier, nominated time winners were Ashley and Mia Fehlberg, Sophie Reimer, Maya Bramich and Hannah Elphinstone.