Race 6 of the 2021 PCCCT season was run in perfect conditions on Sunday. Starting at the pony club at Fern Glade, Burnie, the 6km course, while short in distance, provided plenty of hills for members to enjoy.
Because it was ANZAC Day, the race commenced at 1:00pm and was followed by a Club provided barbecue. Both the afternoon start time and the promise of food were popular, and a good field attended.
This course usually has some muddy, slippery sections but with the recent weather, the off-road sections were very dry.
The race was a triumph for first year runner, Ulverstone’s Sam Mawer. Although he has enjoyed running since his teen years growing up at Rosebery, he has only joined the Club this year.
Mawer started competing with the Club while recovering from a football injury to his hand. In fact, had he not had the injury, he would have been playing football for Penguin at the time he was running. He hopes to continue with both running and football when his hand has recovered.
In second place was last year’s winner of this event – young gun Will van Rooyen while the very consistent Adrian Mann was third.
Fastest male was Tom Murton who burnt up the course in 19:30 while Lyn Saint-John (24:53) was the fastest female.
Earlier, nominated time winners were Natalie and Robyn Luttrell and Hannah Elphinstone.