Race 4 Wynyard, Findex 8.5km Handicaps, Race Brief, and Map

This course starts at Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard.  The race starts near the soundshell and heads north-west on the path until this ends at Jenner St.  The race then briefly follows Jenner St before following the track along the river.  At ~1.5 km into the run the track end and runners will cross the road entry into the Cape Bridge Picnic Ground and follow Table Cape Rd on the right-hand side footpath, over the bridge.  Immediately after the bridge, runners will cross the road and join the northern side of the river track.  The river track continues for~2.5 km until it reaches the Bass Highway.  The course then takes the footbridge across the Inglis river and then drops down onto the southern side of the river track for the ~2.5 km return to Table Cape Rd.  Runners then cross Table Cape Rd and return to the Start/Finish along the same route as initially taken.

1. There are two crossings Table Cape Rd and there are short sections where the course follows Jenner St and the Esplanade.  Runners are strongly reminded that they do not have right of way and that they are expected to take due care at all crossings.

2. There are sections of exposed tree roots, stairs and variable lighting.  It is suggested that runners avoid using sunglasses out on course.

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

4. 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.

A message from your Handicappers…

Handicapping runners is a daunting task, endeavouring to be fair and just to all competitors.

A Handicapper is appointed at our Annual General Meeting. It is a voluntary position and it requires a considerable amount of time dedicated to the task each and every week.

It should be noted that there are notes on the PCCCT Website (found here) in reference to Handicapping. That article stipulates that each and every handicap is at the Handicapper’s discretion which means no other person will have a say in handicaps.

A Base Handicap is allotted to each runner over a 5 km distance. That handicap is just a guide to set handicaps for a particular race which enables adjustments to be made taking in all scenarios as outlined on the Website. In essence your handicap may vary from week to week .

If a runner is competing at his/her best and doesn’t take the opportunity of winning when it arises you may miss out in obtaining that accolade as other competitors may have a better opportunity going forward . (No holding back or you might miss the boat)

A note of interest. We endeavour to get 30 runners within 3 minutes of the finish time each week. 

Your Handicappers,

Pat McMahon

Greg Smith

Race 3 Port Sorell, The Trend Shed 7km Handicap Results

Well done to the 61 starters in The Trend Shed 7km Handicap at Port Sorell this morning.

Congratulations to Anthony McCullagh, who won from Ben Brockman and Jason Scott.

Fastest Male was Evan Brett (24:15) and Fastest Female was first time runner to the club, Isabelle Sharman (29:08)

Nominated Time winners were Lachie Riley, Brian Paine, and Howard Crispin.

Race 3 Port Sorell, The Trend Shed 7km Handicaps, Race Brief, and Map

This course consists of a mix of road and off road track starting at the end of Port St, Port Sorell. The starting location has changed in 2022, with runners starting and finishing at the end of Port Street on the road near the boat ramp. Runners will head west along the esplanade before crossing the Panatana Rivulet via the footbridge. After crossing the rivulet, the course takes an anticlockwise loop following the trails, crossing Panatana Dr and continuing until the trail meets Milldan Rd. Here runners will head north along Milldan Rd briefly before turning right into Jefkins Dr, following this road for approx. 800 m before a turnaround and returning to Milldan Rd. The course then follows Milldan Rd north until the end of this road which leads directly onto trail. Runners will follow this trail until the footbridge to complete the loop before re-crossing the bridge and returning the start area to the finish chute.

Please do not park along the esplanade or near the start/finish chute. There is a car park at the park, as well as on street parking up Port Street.

  1. There are two road crossings at Panatana Dr and Milldan Rd. Runners are strongly reminded that they do not have right of way and that they are expected to take due care at all crossings.
  2. The off-road sections of the race are relatively easy, but there are sections of exposed tree roots and variable lighting. It is suggested that runners avoid using sunglasses out on course.
  3. When warming up and moving towards the start area, people are reminded that runners may be starting their race. Please take care to avoid interfering with runners already on course.

Race 2 Don, Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km Handicap Results

Well done to the 50 starters in this evening’s Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km handicap at Don.

Congratulations to Cameron Bissett who won from Ben Young and Andrew Winkel.
Fastest male was Andrew Winkel (25:42) with Lyn Saint-John fastest female (29:14).
Nominated time winners were Florence Dutton, Malcolm Nutting and Lachie Riley.

Race 1 Wivenhoe, Burnie SportsPower 5km Handicap Results

Well done to the 52 starters in today’s Burnie Sportspower 5km handicap at Wivenhoe.

Congratulations to Ken Troughton who won from Ben Young and Jason Scott.

Equal fastest males were Ben Young and Ross Smith (18:06) with Lyn Saint-John (19:27) fastest female.

Nominated time winners were Ticky Prescott, Chad Burr and Brian Paine.

Race 1 Wivenhoe, Burnie SportsPower 5km Handicaps, Map, and Race Brief

Our races start at 9:30, unless otherwise advised.

The race starts on corner of Pearl and Ready St and follows Pearl St to Main Rd.  The course continues along the left side of Main Rd until River Rd where it heads south for ~200m before crossing River Rd and heading north to the Bass Highway.  Runners cross the Emu River and then turn left following Massy-Greene Dr before turning left onto the path following Fern Glade Rd.  When the path reaches the small carpark the course does a small loop to turnaround and return to the Showgrounds.  The finish chute will be inside the showgrounds in front of the main grandstand.

Safety Notes:

1. As this course is an out and back following the same path in both directions, all runners are requested to keep to the left side of the path wherever practical.  This is especially necessary on the path along Fern Glade Rd where runners will be passing each other in both directions.

2. There are two road crossings on this course in each direction.  The major crossings will be marshalled, but runners are reminded that they do not have right of way and to take due care at all crossings.

3. Along Main Rd just off Pearl St building works have encroached on the l footpath.  Runners need to take care through this short section where we will need to run on the road.

4. When warming up and moving towards the start area, people are reminded that runners may be starting their race.  Please take care to avoid interfering with runners already on course.

Map URL:

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4887138988

Race 26 Devonport/Burnie Toyota/Wild Ride Cycles Wynyard to Burnie FEATURE RACE 17.6km Results

Congratulations to the 49 members who ran today in the Devonport and Burnie Toyota/Wild Ride Cycles Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race.Special congratulations to Greg Malley who won from Mark Saint-John and Kathy Franks.Fastest times were Tom Murton (56:30) and Lyn Saint-John (71:59).Other trophies from the race were:First female: Kathy FranksFirst Novice: Rhian MilesFirst over 50 years of age: Mark Saint-John Youngest Finisher: Lukas PilkingtonSeason trophy winners will be posted during the week.

Race 25 Railton, House of Anvers 10km Handicaps, Map, and Race Brief

Race Notes
• Meet at Goliath Park in Giblin Street
• Head down Giblin Street and turn right into Ennis Ave. Stay on RHS of road
• This turns left into Dowbiggin St
• Proceed south on Dowbiggin St and across the mainroad at the marshal
• Continue further on Dowbiggin St and turn right at the marshal onto the old Trainline which will take you through to Sunnyside Road
• Veer right on Sunnyside road and continue back to the main road.
• Stay on RHS of road until crossed over by a marshal.
• Proceed left around the corner of New Bed Road. Cross safely onto the RHS of NewBed Road.
• Take a big breath because here comes the hill!
• Proceed up ….and up…and up NewBed Road. At the top it will bring you along the top of the hill and turn right to bring you back down to a T junction.
• Turn right and stay on RHS of road to proceed back to Ennis Ave. Fingers and witches hats will guide you along the path to the finish in Goliath Park where we started.

Notes
Although Railton is usually quiet on Sunday mornings, keep to the right hand side of all roads and be aware of any traffic.
3 Marshals are required for this event. Anyone prepared to help in this regard, please see Gerard Lowry.
This race is a deferred penalty race; handicaps are done for the feature race.
*Special note, it is possible on this race to take home the chocolates without winning. 😊

Devonport/Burnie Toyota/Wild Ride Cycles Wynyard to Burnie FEATURE RACE 17.6km Handicap Information, Race Brief, Map and Handicaps

The Club will be providing sandwiches but we ask members to support the luncheon.

Could those with family names beginning A to M please bring a plate of savoury to share and those with family names beginning N to Z please bring a plate of sweet to share. Thank you!

Emma Turner will be able to bring your dishes from Wynyard to the function if you want to drive straight through to the start.

Handicaps for the 2021 Feature Race: