Race 9 – “Remembering Ron Chequer” Wynyard 9km Report

Members headed to Wynyard for Sunday’s race, a nine-kilometre handicap taking in tracks beside the Inglis River.

The event was tagged the “Remembering Ron Chequer” Run and a good field attended to commemorate their fellow-runner and friend who died suddenly earlier this year. Members of Ron’s family were able to attend and stay on for the barbecue after the race.

Dale Lancaster led the field away but just after the half-way turn, she was overtaken by Narelle Jacobs, who then led until the last kilometre when passed by the eventual winner, Josh Febey.

This was Febey’s third win with the Club, the last coming in his home town of Cooee two years ago. With the COVID-19 situation, like many others, he has found himself training more than ever, leading to improved form.

First year runner, Adrian Mann, had his highest finish to date to be runner-up while Ellen Burgess ran right up to her great performance last week for third.

Winner of race 1, Alex Reimer, showed he has held his form being next to finish just in front of Patrick McMahon, Owen Thomas and Jacobs who held on well.

Backmarkers Thomas Murton and Hayden Bishop put in great efforts to finish in the ten, with pre-race favourite, Paul Birch splitting the two in ninth.

Fastest male and female were Murton (32:16) and Amie Bramich (41:49) respectively.

Earlier, nominated time winners were Asher Wilson, Sophie Reimer, Mitchell Elphinstone and Brian Paine.

Following the race, President Barry Ling presented PCCCT Life Memberships to Rod Viney and Malcolm Nutting while Greg Smith, Mike Webster, Peter Elphinstone and Michael Bates were given Service Awards.

Race 9 – “Remembering Ron Chequer” Wynyard 9km Results

Well done to the 50 participants in our ninth and final race of the season!


Congratulations to Josh Febey, who won from Adrian Mann and Ellen Burgess.


Adrian Mann won the $30 voucher supplied by AJL for first runner in his/her first year to finish.


Winners of the random draw were drawn after the event (and were won by Phillip Crombie and Jason Scott).

Fastest Male was Thomas Murton (32:16) and Fastest Female was Amie Bramich (41:49).

Nominated time winners were Asher Wilson, Sophie Reimer, Mitchell Elphinstone and Brian Paine.


Thank you everyone for a successful season, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Race 9 – “Remembering Ron Chequer” Wynyard 9km Race Briefing and Handicaps

If you are not feeling well, especially if you have cold/flu systems, on Sunday morning please don’t come to the run.

The meeting place is at Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard.

There is limited parking in the Gardens carpark, so please leave this for other patrons and people with mobility problems or small children. There is parking at the wharf and in nearby streets.

Please ensure you are at the start line for your posted handicap time. Race start is at 9:30am.

Welcome to new members Paul Homan and Lukas Pilkington, and new nominated time members.

Please be aware we are sharing paths with the public and need to give other users due consideration.

The course: The race starts near the soundshell and heads north-west on the path beside the river.

After ~1.5km you will come to Table Cape Road where it crosses the river. Cross the road to the left-hand side and then cross the bridge. Immediately over the bridge, turn left and follow the path for ~2.5km until you reach the Bass Highway.

Here, again cross over the river and run back to Table Cape Road along the southern side of the river. Recross the road and then retrace your steps back to the finish.

Please be careful crossing the road on each of the two occasions that we do.

Care needed: the path along the sides of the river is windy and narrow in parts. There are also rock/root trip hazards and some stairs. Please be careful. You want to get back safely to your awaiting sausage or veggie burger.

Please stay after the run to remember Ron and celebrate a successful season.

Please keep COVIDSafe distance between you and other runners, especially if you are following someone else. Please read our COVIDSafe plan if you haven’t done so. Thank you very much to our wonderful season sponsors which are all listed on our website.

Race 9 – “Remembering Ron Chequer” Wynyard 9km Handicap Preview

Course map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3216126451

The shortened 2020 season comes to a close this Sunday when members have the chance to run on a new scenic course at Wynyard.

The nine-kilometre out-and-back route starts at Gutteridge Gardens and will use tracks on both sides of the Inglis River, so no road running will be needed.

The race will be two kilometres longer than the last few runs and this will suit some runners who will prefer the extra distance.

One runner who has been slowly improving and fits the bill is Devonport runner Paul Birch.

A Club veteran, having had more than six hundred starts, Birch ran his best race for the season last week, with a strong run into fourth. Everything points to him having a second-to-none chance of taking out a well-deserved victory on Sunday.

Ellen Burgess also had her best result of the season last week with an excellent second. She is another who is happier, the longer the race and could easily break the tape.

Josh Febey was close to a win for most of last year and has shown up recently as well, so is another strong chance

Others to watch include Adrian Mann, Sven Mason and Mollie Powell.

This race will be run to honour the memory of Club stalwart Ron Chequer, who died suddenly earlier this year. Members are asked to stay after the race to enjoy a Club supplied barbecue and remember Ron.

New runners are welcome and must register for membership and enter by 9pm Friday.

The race will start at 9:30am while nominated time events will be held at 9:00.

Race 8 – Coles Beach, Devonport 7km Report

Warm sunny conditions greeted the fifty-four starters in race 8 of the season, a seven-kilometre handicap starting at Coles Beach.

This event with a variety of surfaces and some small inclines, took competitors along the Don River, through the Don Reserve to the Aquatic Centre and return.

It provided some surprising results as many of the pre-race favourites were out-shone by other runners recording their best efforts for the year.

Devonport runner, Richard Lawson, was inspired by a small lift in his handicap to race to his first victory in four years with the Club. Despite a second and couple of thirds, previously, he had never broken the tape and was thrilled to do so on Sunday.

He didn’t do much training this year until the season started so has been improving during its course, culminating in this victory. He was also spurred on by his grandchildren who were positioned at the halfway mark to give him encouragement.

Ellen Burgess was just seven seconds back in second place, closely followed by Adrian Mann, Paul Birch, who showed a welcome return to form, and Manny Singh.

Fastest of the men was Hayden Bishop with Kendall Buckley returning the best time among the women.

Other promising performances were recorded by Josh Febey and Steven Tammens, while Narelle Jacobs, Shaun Batten and Selina Crispin continued their good form to round out “the ten”.

Earlier, nominated time winners Amanda Reimer, Brian Paine, Sarah Lakeland and Mia Fehlberg.

Race 8 – Coles Beach, Devonport 7km Results

Well done to the 54 participants in our eighth race of the season!


Congratulations to Richard Lawson, who won from Ellen Burgess and Adrian Mann.


Manny Singh won the $30 voucher supplied by AJL for first runner in his/her first year to finish (not having won the voucher previously).


Winners of the random draw were drawn after the event (and were Brooke Fehlberg and Allan Bakes)

Fastest Male was Hayden Bishop (25:45) and Fastest Female was Kendall Buckley (31:29).


See you next week at Wynyard for Race 9, our final race of the season!

Race 8 – Coles Beach, Devonport 7km Handicaps and Race Briefing

If you are not feeling well, especially if you have cold/flu systems, on Sunday morning please don’t come to the run.

The meeting place is at Coles Beach, Devonport.

Please ensure you are at the start line for your posted handicap time. Race start is at 9:30am.

Welcome to new runners and new nominated time members.

The course: The race start will be on the grassed area near the BBQ to the west of the Coles Beach carpark. Head west and follow the shoreline to the Don River where the path turns left and follows up the river. It takes you under the train bridge and up to the sealed cycle/walk path at the bottom of the Don College oval.

Turn right taking the path until you cross the Don River Railway crossing then immediately turn right off the sealed path onto the sawdust track. Do NOT continue on the sealed path.

NOTE: a fresh, deep layer of sawdust has recently been spread on the first part of the track. It is a bit uneven so care is needed (though any landing would be very soft).

Stay on the sawdust track; don’t take any tracks off to the right or left. It will bring you to a left turn when almost to the pool. Keep on the track until you again reach the cycle/walk path.

Turn right and head up to the Aquatic Centre car park. Run on the path above the carpark, across the road entrance to the carpark (care needed!) and continue down the hill to the first switchback which will be the turn.

Then repeat your steps back to the finish.

We should be right with the Don River Railway train. The first run doesn’t leave until 10:00pm. However, please don’t take any risks if you and it do happen to get to the crossing together. It is very short and will cross quickly.

Please keep COVIDSafe distance between you and other runners, especially if you are following someone else. Please read our COVIDSafe plan if you haven’t done so. Thank you very much to our wonderful season sponsors which are all listed on our website.

Race 8 – Coles Beach, Devonport 7km Handicap Preview

Course map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3218820217

Race eight of the PCCCT season will see competitors take on a seven-kilometre out-and-back course from Coles Beach, Devonport.

The interesting track will provide a variety of surfaces – grass, gravel, asphalt and sawdust – which some members will relish. It will be reasonably flat, apart from a couple of small hills in the region of the Aquatic Centre

With only two chances left for a win this season, competition will be keen.

In her first year with the Club, Catherine Bell has impressed with her improvement over the season and she was running strongly into fourth last week at Burnie. With a little more improvement this week, she looks the one to beat.

Another first year runner, Narelle Jacobs, was second over a similar course last week making a big improvement from her previous race She won’t have to run much better to take this out

Hayden Bishop is a backmarker who has been showing excellent form and this slightly tougher course will suit him perfectly, while Jason Scott is another possibility from a backish mark.

Others with undeniable chances include Shaun Batten, Paul Pilkington, Brooke Fehlberg and Selina Crispin.

New runners are welcome and must register for membership and enter by 9pm Friday on the Club website.

The race will start at 9:30am while nominated time events will be held at 9:00.

Race 7 – West Beach, Burnie 7km Handicap Report

Race seven of the PCCCT season presented runners with a fast, flat out-and-back seven-kilometre course from West Beach to Cooee Point. Setting off into a strong headwind, competitors then enjoyed a corresponding tailwind on the return trip.

Numbers were again very pleasing despite the testing conditions.

Frontmarker, Dale Lancaster, led the field away, was in front for a long time and looking like she may be able to hold on for the victory.

In the end, she finished a creditable third being overtaken in the last kilometre, firstly by second placegetter Narelle Jacobs and then eventual winner, Ulverstone runner, Nick Young.

It was a well-deserved win by Young who has been knocking on the door all season while doing some solid training. In his tenth year with the Club, this was his third win with his last success coming five years ago.

Jacobs, in her first season with the PCCCT, ran her best race to date and will be looking to win one of the two remaining events.

Catherine Bell and Graham Higgins ran up to their recent good placings to again finish close-up, while Josh Febey looked in great form finishing strongly into sixth.

Fastest of the men was Jono Price (25:08) with the fastest woman being Amie Bramich (30:19).

Earlier, nominated time winners were Ashley and Mia Fehlberg, Sophie Reimer, Maya Bramich and Hannah Elphinstone.

Race 7 – West Beach, Burnie 7km Handicap Results

Well done to the 53 participants in our seventh race of the season!


Congratulations to Nick Young, who won from Narelle Jacobs and Dale Lancaster.


Narelle Jacobs won the $30 voucher supplied by AJL for first runner in his/her first year to finish (not having won the voucher previously).


Winners of the random draw were drawn after the event (and were Michael Purton and Sven Mason).

Fastest Male was Jono Price (25:08) and Fastest Female was Amie Bramich (30:19).


Nominated time winners were Ashley and Mia Fehlberg, Sophie Reimer, Maya Bramich and Hannah Elphinstone.


See you next week at Coles Beach for Race 8!