A good field lined up for the start of race twelve of the PCCCT’s season at the Romaine Park Reserve in Burnie on Sunday in cool and overcast conditions – perfect for fast times.

Held completely within the Reserve, the 6km race consisted of four laps providing spectators with great viewing.

It was run on gravel and dirt paths, with a few small hills to keep things interesting.

Gold Coast runner, Logan Foote, having his first race with the Club surprised even himself, taking out a narrow victory by 13 seconds.

Running around 30km per week, Foote trains by himself and has not competed in a similar race before so was unsure of how he would go. However, the competitiveness of the event brought out his best and he was delighted to win.

He generally competes in team multi-sport events involving paddling and mountain biking, while the running leg is over much longer and hillier courses.

However, while on a short visit to Tasmania he decided to enter Sunday’s event as he has family connections with the Club.

Sam Lovatt had his best run this year for a close second and must get a win soon, while Howard Crispin, Pat McMahon and Shaun Batten rounded out the top five placings.

Fastest times were taken out by Tom Murton for the men (20:21) and Lyn Saint-John for the women (24:52).

Earlier the nominated time winners were Brian Paine and Lucy van Rooyen.


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