A good field lined up for the start of race seventeen of the PCCCT’s season at the Romaine Park Reserve in Burnie on Sunday in cool and overcast conditions – perfect for fast times.
Held completely within the Reserve, the Sea-Lyons Swim School 6km race consisted of four laps providing spectators with great viewing.
It was run on gravel and dirt paths, with a few small hills to keep things interesting.
Sulphur Creek runner, Johanna Robertson, was thrilled to take the victory – her first with the Club – after commencing competitive running last year.
Robertson is another who has come to running from cycling, finding it easier to make the time for training with a young family. She only had a handful of starts with the Club last year but has started in most events this year and that consistency has led to great improvement. She ran a personal best for parkrun the day before and so went into Sunday’s race looking forward to a great run.
Her goal now is to complete the Club’s Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race which at 17.6 kilometres would be the longest distance she has run.
She had a narrow victory from Alison Ridderhof who was having her first run with the Club, with the consistent Steve Tammens next from Sabrina Shields and Jason Scott.
Other runners to catch the eye were husband and wife duo, Howard and Selina Crispin, and Adrian Mann.
Fastest male was David Ridderhof (23:15) while Sabrina Shields was fastest female (25:09).
Earlier the nominated time winners were Freya Crispin, Paige Aitken, Mitchell Elphinstone and Libby Crispin.