The PCCCT will use a new course this Sunday for Race 21 – the Jacques Parcel Contracting 5.3km handicap.

The race will start and finish at the Dial Park sporting complex at Penguin. While the first and final parts of the race will be on sealed roads, there will be a tricky section of trail in the middle part, using mountain bike trails on the Dial Range. This section will provide muddy, difficult footing as well as being quite undulating making it both interesting and challenging.

With the season rapidly coming to a climax, many runners who have been close without winning in recent weeks will be keen to take out the victory.

One who will be perfectly suited by the course is Paul Pilkington.

Pilkington is a relative newcomer to the Club, has been impressive all year and in recent weeks has been looking a likely winner at various stages of races. He may break through on Sunday.

Josh Febey has been finishing strongly from a backmark each week and finished second just two weeks ago. The tough sections of this course will aid backmarkers in catching slower runners and he might finally be able to take the win.

Rhian Miles in her first year with the Club is performing very well and will be a chance while, others to consider are Nigel Baptist, Shaun Batten and the youngster, Emily Aichberger.

Entries close at 6pm Friday with the race starting at 9:30am.

There will be a nominated time event at 9pm. Runners are reminded that entries for the half-marathon and teams half-marathon close at 11:59pm on Sunday.


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