The next race of the 2021 season is a tough one – the Somerset Pharmacy ten-kilometre handicap at Somerset.

The out-and-back course starts by the Cam River and follows the Murchison Highway to Back Cam Road and then continues on that hilly route until the half way mark.

However, with almost a full season of running behind them most members are very fit and the race will hold no terrors.

This looks like a good opportunity for the “Railton Rocket”, Gerard Lowry, to make a return to the winners’ list. Lowry had a couple of years off running with illness and injury but this season has been exhibiting some of his old form.

He trains over very similar terrain and will relish the hills.

If Anne Thomas can repeat her great run of last week, she will prove very hard for Lowry to rein in. In just her second year with the Club, Thomas has improved greatly and is very close to a victory

Steve Tammens is another runner gradually moving up the placings each week, and will fancy his chances here, while others who would not surprise include Troy Reader, Aaron Robertson, Kelly Baxter and Josh Febey.

Entries must be made online at  and close 6:00pm Friday with the race beginning at 9:30. New runners are always welcome.

There will be a nominated time event at 9:00.


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