The hardest race of the season (other than the marathon) was run as Race 18 of the PCCCT – Running Club’s season on Sunday.

The twenty-five-kilometre race – the Troy Atkins Accounting/Wynyard Fitness “Ironman Classic” – is run on a circuit course in the Forth Valley, starting and finishing in Forth.

There are two major hilly sections to test stamina and resolve and the race usually suits backmarkers.

This proved to be the case again this year, with Burnie runner, Jason Fehlberg, performing very strongly to take out both the victory and fastest time (1:36:51). This was his third victory since joining the Club in 2015.

Fehlberg once again proved how well he handles hills with his other victories coming at Railton and in the 16.5 Burnie to Ridgley race. However, despite that, his main aim at the moment is to work on his speed and improve his five-kilometre time.

He was very pleased to get the victory especially as he has not been able to compete very often this year due to being very busy building a family home.

Darryn Ling chased Fehlberg home while Emma Howard having her first star with the Club was a great third, just in front of Ben Brockman and Daniel Yaxley.

Fastest woman was Bec de Groot who recorded 1:58:28.

Other top performances were returned by Grant McCormack, Christine Wright and Andrew Lucas. Earlier the nominated time winners were Eva, Tom and Hannah Ridderhof


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