The PCCCT – Running Club next event is the Physiotas “City of Devonport” 10-kilometre handicap which starts at Devonport’s Bluff Beach and uses the foreshore path and tracks in the Don Reserve.
This event will also incorporate the Molly Malone’s 10km Women’s Club Championship and the UTAS Athletics Club 10km Men’s Club Championship. The race will be a mass start, seeing all competitors commence at the same time. The first three males and females across the line will be the placegetters in the Championships. Handicaps will be applied after the race to determine the winner of the handicap race.
Thomas Murton will be the clear favourite to take out the championship for the men but if he falters there are others who will come into contention. These include Andrew Winkel, Hayden Bishop, Tom Young and Josh Febey.
The women’s championship should see a tight contest between Rhian Miles, Lyn Saint-John, Ellen Burgess Isabelle Sharman and Felicity Lovatt with any capable of taking it out on the day.
In the “City of Devonport” handicap there are many potential winners as many runners have shown consistent form without breaking through. David Murton will have a great chance as he has been improving each week and ran a great race to finish fourth in last week’s “Mountain Classic”.
His main danger is definitely Jason Scott who followed a one second defeat two weeks ago with fifth last week.
Others with good chances include Dominic Troughton, Andrew Lucas and Kelly Baxter.
Runners are reminded that entries are online only and close at 6pm Friday. The race will start at 9:30am Sunday. New members are always welcome and encouraged to check our website. www.pccct.org
Nominated time events will be held at 9:00.