This Sunday runners head to the Berry Patch at Turners Beach for the Rod and Judith Priestley seven-kilometre handicap. In contrast to last week’s race, which incorporated the tough slog up Brickport Road, this course is out-and-back and completely flat. It does, however, have a section of trail running which many members enjoy.

This is the last shorter race for the season with the final two races being over 10km and 17.5km so those who prefer this sort of distance have their last chance for a win.

Of course, there can only be three more winners this year, and there are many runners who have been performing consistently well and keen to win one of the three.

One of the best chances looks to be Rhian Miles, an athlete in her first year with the Club and who has only had a handful of starts. However, she has impressed with her improvement and ran a strong seventh last week. A similar effort will make her very hard to beat.

Jason Scott was another who showed up last week and is very close to a win and it could come here.

Steven Tammens has been gradually getting closer and a victory would not surprise.

Others who have been close to a win without breaking through include Josh Febey, Paul Pilkington, Gerard Lowry, Lyn Saint-John and Nigel Lacey and any of these could break through.

New runners are welcome and must register for membership and enter by 6pm Friday on the Club website

The race will start at 9:30am while nominated time events will be held at 9:00.

Entries for the Club’s premier event, the Devonport/Burnie Toyota and Wild Ride Cycles Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race to be held on September 12 close this Sunday at 11:59pm.


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