After a shortened season in 2020 due to COVID-19, the PCCCT will commence a full-length season this Sunday. Our first event of the season is the Burnie SportsPower 5km Handicap. Starting at the Wivenhoe Showgrounds, the out-and-back course heads out to the Fernglade Reserve.
All handicaps have been reset to the start of 2020, allowing the nine winners in last year’s season a chance at a trophy and sash.
The biggest chance out of that group looks to be Jason Scott, who has continued to improve since his win last year. Nick Young and Darlene Jacques are also strong chances, whilst Josh Febey cannot be discounted.
Ellen Burgess and Adrian Mann were unlucky not to break the tape last year and wouldn’t surprise with a victory.
The race will begin at 9:30am with entries closing at 6pm Friday. As entries are online only, runners will need to ensure that they are registered and entered into the race by this time.
The minimum age to run handicapped races is fifteen but nominated time races over a shorter distance are held 30 minutes prior to most races. Runners need to be registered before arriving, however they can enter the race on the day.
New members are most welcome and will be supplied with a race number on the day. Previous members are asked to return their timing chips, as they will not be used for the foreseeable future.