This Sunday sees the running of the AJL Lifestyle/AJLYamaha half marathon.

The 21.1 kilometre event will commence at the Turners Beach football ground and take competitors to West Ulverstone and back using the cycle/walk tracks in the area.

The terrain is mostly flat but the classic distance is a good test of stamina as that flatness usually means faster running rates so care is needed not to go too hard, too early.

There are many Club members who have been in great form and picking a winner is difficult.

One runner who improves greatly over these longer distances and has been showing a win is imminent is John Saltmarsh. He was fourth in the Ironman over 25km in early July and the three runners who finished in front of him in that race are not running this week.

Kelly Baxter was a great sixth in that event and will be hard to beat on Sunday while others who will be well suited include Ben Brockman, Josh Febey and previous winner, Chris Talbot.

Following the success of the teams’ race at the marathon, the Club has decided to hold another as part of this event and there are 22 teams of two which have entered the Salty and Stevo teams’ half-marathon. Each team member will run 10.55km.

Entries have closed for these events, both of which start at 9:30.

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


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