Gunns Plains is the venue of the “Kevin Burn Memorial” Pathway Therapies/Brown Family 13.5km handicap to be raced over a circuit course taking in both sides of the Leven River and starting at Wings’ Wildlife Park.

The longer distance over a mostly flat course will be a change from recent races but also be a preview for the upcoming half-marathon and Feature Race, both similar events.

The race could see some different winning contenders, as a high cruising speed will be needed, rather than an ability to run hills as in several recent races.

One runner who fits the bill is Darryn Ling. He ran a great second in the tough Ironman Classic two weeks ago before turning on an excellent effort in the teams’ event last Sunday This week’s course will suit him admirably.

The flat course will assist frontmarkers and so another who is sure to be in contention is Chris Talbot who will prove very difficult to run down while Christine Wright has been getting closer to the placings each week and will be well suited here.

Newcomer to the Club, David Riderhoff, has impressed in his three runs to date and could win without surprising.

Others to watch include Emma Howard, Kim Steven, Greg Smith and Gerard Lowry.

Entries close at 6:00pm Friday at with the race starting at 09:30. New members are always welcome.

A nominated time event will be conducted at 9:00.


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