Members headed to Wynyard for Sunday’s race, a nine-kilometre handicap taking in tracks beside the Inglis River.
The event was tagged the “Remembering Ron Chequer” Run and a good field attended to commemorate their fellow-runner and friend who died suddenly earlier this year. Members of Ron’s family were able to attend and stay on for the barbecue after the race.
Dale Lancaster led the field away but just after the half-way turn, she was overtaken by Narelle Jacobs, who then led until the last kilometre when passed by the eventual winner, Josh Febey.
This was Febey’s third win with the Club, the last coming in his home town of Cooee two years ago. With the COVID-19 situation, like many others, he has found himself training more than ever, leading to improved form.
First year runner, Adrian Mann, had his highest finish to date to be runner-up while Ellen Burgess ran right up to her great performance last week for third.
Winner of race 1, Alex Reimer, showed he has held his form being next to finish just in front of Patrick McMahon, Owen Thomas and Jacobs who held on well.
Backmarkers Thomas Murton and Hayden Bishop put in great efforts to finish in the ten, with pre-race favourite, Paul Birch splitting the two in ninth.
Fastest male and female were Murton (32:16) and Amie Bramich (41:49) respectively.
Earlier, nominated time winners were Asher Wilson, Sophie Reimer, Mitchell Elphinstone and Brian Paine.
Following the race, President Barry Ling presented PCCCT Life Memberships to Rod Viney and Malcolm Nutting while Greg Smith, Mike Webster, Peter Elphinstone and Michael Bates were given Service Awards.