Race twenty of the season, the “Kevin Burn Memorial” Brown Family/Pathway Therapies 13.5km handicap was run at Gunns Plains on Sunday.

Perfect running conditions – intermittent light drizzle and no wind – greeted competitors many of whom relished the mostly flat, and very scenic, course.

Run as a circuit taking in both sides of the Leven River, the race started and commenced at Wings Wildlife Park.

The race was a triumph for one of the pre-race favourites, Ulverstone runner, Nick Young who was thrilled to finally taste success in his favourite Club event.

Young ran a close second over this course in 2019 and set himself to go one better this year.

This was his fourth Club win, the others being over shorter distances – two at 5km and one at 7km.

However, he gave up running for a while earlier in the year when he found he was struggling with a medical issue. Some different medication and a change of diet saw him right back to his best and victory on Sunday.

In second and third were two runners who have had numerous placings this year without breaking through – Andrew Lucas and Steve Tammens – and both must surely win soon.

Next to finish were Chris Talbot and David Murton while Jean-Christophe Bonneville and Alison Riddderhof put in promising performances.

The nominated time winners were Malcolm Nutting, Florence and Clementine Dutton and Libby Crispin.


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