The PCCCT will race at a brand-new venue this weekend as The Life Vantage (Susan Moodie) five-kilometre handicap will be held at the Tasmanian Arboretum at Eugenana.

The course may be short, but promises to be challenging as runners complete two laps of 2.5km each incorporating unsealed tracks around the lake and a short, sharp hill climb.

The event will be conducted on the long-weekend Monday, rather than the usual Sunday, to avoid a clash with the Launceston Running Festival.

As usual, there are many chances but one runner who will relish this kind of course is Howard Crispin. He ran really well over a similar course last week to finish strongly into third position, just 20 seconds behind the winner. This followed a string of promising runs in previous events in which he has been displaying steady improvement.

The hardest competitor for Crispin to beat is likely to be Sam Lovatt who finished just in front of him last week. Lovatt is another who has been rarely out of “the ten” in his first season with the PCCCT. A win would be well deserved.

Other strong chances include Aaron Robertson, Felicity Lovatt, Jackie Reid and Adrian Mann.

The race starts at 9:30am with entries (on-line only) closing at the normal time of 6pm Friday. New runners are always welcome and will find all information required at

There will be a nominated time event at 9am.


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