The PCCCT returns this Sunday to a course which hasn’t been used for a few years but which was always a popular one – an out-and-back from Heybridge using the footpath beside the Bass Highway, starting at the football ground on River Road.

The event is the Bates Plumbing seven-kilometre handicap, and following the long, hilly Ironman of last week, it will be especially appreciated. No doubt, many of those who competed in that twenty-five kilometre race will still be feeling the effects, so the main chances this week could be those who gave it a miss.

Club handicapper, Pat McMahon, (whose handicap is set by the committee) looks to be the runner to beat. He has been showing great form of late competing in the shorter events, culminating in a close second at West Ulverstone two weeks ago. The extra two kilometres will hold no fears for him.

There are many others, however, who must be strongly considered. Sam Lovatt has been in great form while Jackie Reid and Steve Tammens also finished close up at Ulverstone.

If there was to be a surprise result it could be provided by frontmarker, Dale Lancaster, who is showing continued improvement after missing the first part of the season due to injury.

Entries must be done on-line and close at 6pm on Friday with the race commencing at 9:30.

New members are always welcome and can join at

A nominated time event will be held at 9:00.


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