Gunns Plains is the venue of the “Kevin Burn Memorial” Pathway Therapies/Brown Family 13.5km handicap to be raced over a circuit course taking in both sides of the Leven River and starting at Wings’ Wildlife Park.

The longer distance over a mostly flat course will be a change from recent races but also be a preview for the upcoming half-marathon and Feature Race, both similar events.

The race could see some different winning contenders, as a high cruising speed will be needed, rather than an ability to run hills as in several recent races.

One runner who will relish the distance is Aaron Robertson. He has been “thereabouts” in recent weeks without really being to the fore but Sunday’s course will suit him admirably.

Others who are sure to be in contention are Troy Reader, who has been very consistent, and the improving Paul Pilkington. They were fourth and fifth respectively last week and are sure to go close to victory again.

Josh Febey must be a very strong chance. He has been finishing very strongly from a back mark and ran into second last week. A similar performance will see him break the tape here.

Entries close at 6:00pm Friday at with the race starting at 09:30.

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

Entries for the half-marathon and half-marathon teams’ race are also being taken now and will close on August 8.


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