The next event for the PCCCT is the Winkler Electrical Contracting/ Troy Atkins Accounting “Ironman Classic” at Forth.

A long-standing event on the calendar, at twenty-five kilometres it is not as long as the marathon, but is considered by many as the toughest run of the year due to the extremely hilly terrain covered.

Starting at Forth it takes in a circuit in the Forth Valley comprising Wilmot and Paloona Roads to Melrose and return via Forthside Road.

The event best suits fit middle or backmarkers who have proven records over these longer distances and there are several who have entered who have great chances.

Ben Brockman looks to have a second-to-none chance. He is having a much more consistent season and is performing well over shorter distances which don’t suit him as well. He certainly has the training in his legs

Kim Steven needs it long and hilly to bring out his best and he will get that here, while Troy reader has been showing up in the longer races in recent weeks and won’t need to improve much to take this out.

Other top chances include Shaun Batten, Ellen Burgess and Josh Febey.

If there was to be a surprise result it could be provided by John Saltmarsh who loves this event and placed two years ago.

Entries have closed already and the first runner will start at 9:00.

A nominated time event will be held at 9:15.


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