Race 17 Burnie, Sea-Lyons Swim School 6km Handicap Report

A good field lined up for the start of race seventeen of the PCCCT’s season at the Romaine Park Reserve in Burnie on Sunday in cool and overcast conditions – perfect for fast times.

Held completely within the Reserve, the Sea-Lyons Swim School 6km race consisted of four laps providing spectators with great viewing.

It was run on gravel and dirt paths, with a few small hills to keep things interesting.

Sulphur Creek runner, Johanna Robertson, was thrilled to take the victory – her first with the Club – after commencing competitive running last year.

Robertson is another who has come to running from cycling, finding it easier to make the time for training with a young family. She only had a handful of starts with the Club last year but has started in most events this year and that consistency has led to great improvement. She ran a personal best for parkrun the day before and so went into Sunday’s race looking forward to a great run.

Her goal now is to complete the Club’s Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race which at 17.6 kilometres would be the longest distance she has run.

She had a narrow victory from Alison Ridderhof who was having her first run with the Club, with the consistent Steve Tammens next from Sabrina Shields and Jason Scott.

Other runners to catch the eye were husband and wife duo, Howard and Selina Crispin, and Adrian Mann.

Fastest male was David Ridderhof (23:15) while Sabrina Shields was fastest female (25:09).

Earlier the nominated time winners were Freya Crispin, Paige Aitken, Mitchell Elphinstone and Libby Crispin.

Race 17 Burnie, Sea-Lyons Swim School 6km Handicap Results

Well done to all runners in today’s Sea-Lyons Swim School 6km handicap at Romaine Reserve.

Congratulations to Johanna Robertson who won from Alison Ridderhof, Steve Tammens, Sabrina Shields and Jason Scott.

Fastest male was David Ridderhof (23:15) and fastest female was Sabrina Shields (25:09).

Nominated time winners were Freya Crispin, Paige Aitken, Mitchell Elphinstone and Libby Crispin.

Race 16 Burnie, Paine Family Memorial 10km Handicap Report

The Paine Family Memorial ten-kilometre handicap at Burnie is conducted over a tough, hilly circuit and on Sunday was run in perfect winter running conditions it being sunny and cool with no wind.

A large number of Paine family members, travelled from the south of the state to join the north-west contingent and they were treated to a great race.

Last year there was a one-second margin between first and second and while it wasn’t as close this year, the winner was unclear until the last kilometre.

At that stage, Devonport runner Rhian Miles, finally overtook the gallant frontmarker Ken Williams and was able to hold on to complete the victory from Sabrina Shields, the fast-finishing backmarker, Josh Febey, Gerard Lowry and David Murton.

This is Miles’ second season with the Club and she was thrilled to finally get her first victory after many placings this year. Miles began running about eighteen months ago when encouraged by her sister, Daile Bennett-Moyle, and she now loves it. Interestingly, Bennett-Moyle won this event last year so Miles was excited to emulate that victory.

This year Miles has completed one main running goal – finishing a half-marathon – and now is hoping to do a full marathon later this year.

Miles was fastest female (42:08) with Febey fastest male (39:31).

Sunday also saw the running of the nominated time “Feature Race”. The winner was Libby Crispin from Ellen Burgess, Emma Turner, Chad Burr and Emily Aichberger.

Race 16 Burnie, Paine Family Memorial 10km Handicap Results

Well done to all competitors today in the Paine Family Memorial 10km at Burnie.

Congratulations to Rhian Miles who won from Sabrina Shields, Josh Febey, Gerard Lowry and David Murton.

Fastest male and female were Josh Febey (39:31) and Rhian Miles (42:08).

The Nominated Time Feature Race was won by Libby Crispin from Ellen Burgess, Emma Turner, Chad Burr and Emily Aichberger.

Races 15 a, b and c Aviva Parfumerie 5km Handicap/SC Concrete Pumping 5km Women’s Championship/Cahill Family 5km Men’s Championship Report

Sunday’s race, the Aviva Parfumerie five-kilometre handicap was run on a flat out-and-back course starting at West Ulverstone’s Tobruk Park and led to some fast times being recorded. Most runners relished the change from the long, hilly races of the last few weeks and a good-sized field competed.

The event, which incorporated the Club’s five-kilometre championships, was conducted as a sealed handicap. This meant all runners commenced together and the handicaps were applied after the race.

The SC Concrete Pumping Women’s championship saw a victory to young-gun Darcy Miller who recorded the very slick time of 18:28. She had a comfortable margin to spare from a gallant Rhian Miles with another strong young runner in Sabrina Shields finishing third.

In the Cahill Family Men’s event, Hayden Bishop, added the five-kilometre championship to the ten-kilometre one that he won at Devonport earlier in the year, recording a very good 16:38. Bryan Tuit and Josh Febey took out the placings.

The sealed handicap was taken out by cyclist-turned-runner, Jordan Matthews who broke through for a well-deserved win after several placings. In his first season with the Club, Matthews has really taken to running and has exhibited great improvement. He still mixes running and cycling in training, finding the combination keeps him fresher and is less hard on his body. He also enjoys the fact that he can get a solid running workout done in about a third the time it would take cycling.

Steve Tammens and Rhian Miles filled the placings just in front of David Murton and Nick Young

Earlier the nominated time winners were Paige Aitken and Libby Crispin.

Races 15 a, b and c Aviva Parfumerie 5km Handicap/SC Concrete Pumping 5km Women’s Championship/Cahill Family 5km Men’s Championship Results

Well done to all runners in today’s events at West Ulverstone – the Aviva Parfumerie 5km handicap, the SC Concrete Pumping Women’s 5km Championship and the Cahill Family Men’s 5km Championship.

Congratulations to Jordan Matthews who took out the handicap event from Steve Tammens and Rhian Miles.

Congratulations too, to Darcy Miller who won the women’s championship from Rhian Miles and Sabrina Shields and to Hayden Bishop who won the men’s championship from Bryan Tuit and Josh Febey.

The nominated time winners were Paige Aitken and Libby Crispin.

Race 14 Somerset, Ray Spinks/Coastal Running Club 12km Handicap Report

The PCCCT headed to Somerset for race 14 of the season – the Raymond Spinks/Coastal Running Club 12km handicap. Due to the toughness of the course and the unpleasant weather, numbers were down on recent weeks but a very competitive field gathered to hear the starter’s orders. The hilly, circuit course is a challenging one, commencing with a steady four kilometre climb up the Murchison Highway.

Turners Beach runner, Felicity Lovatt, ran a terrific race to break through for her first victory with the Club after showing recently that a win was imminent. She displayed promise last year in her debutant season with the PCCCT, but has had to overcome a couple of nagging injuries to return to her best form.

Although she has always enjoyed running, Lovatt was nervous about running competitively until last year when she and her brother Sam decided to join the Club. Now she speaks highly of the friendship and support she has received from members.

Trail running is her great love and next week Lovatt is travelling to the East Coast to compete over 29 km at Freycinet.

She had a narrow victory over Jordan Matthews who, after starting just 15 seconds behind Lovatt, chased her all the way to finish just ten seconds in arrears.

Perennial placegetter, Jason Scott, chalked up another third while Andrew Lucas, Gerard Lowry and Adrian Mann were next to finish.

Andrew Winkel was the fastest male (46.12) while Lovatt was quickest of the women (55:56).

The nominated time winner was Malcolm Nutting.

Race 14 Somerset, Ray Spinks/Coastal Running Club 12km Handicap Results

Well done to the 29 starters in the Ray Spinks/Coastal Running Club 12km Handicap today at Somerset.

Congratulations to Felicity Lovatt who won from Jordan Matthews, Jason Scott, Andrew Lucas and Gerard Lowry.

Fastest male was Andrew Winkel in 46:12 and fastest female was Felicity Lovatt in 55:56.

Nominated time winner was Malcolm Nutting.

Race 13 Stanley, Dowling McCarthy Tyres/Hanson Family “Steve Hanson Memorial” Ace of the Green Hills 8km Handicap Report

Race thirteen of the PCCCT season, the Dowling McCarthy Tyres/Hanson Family “Steve Hanson Memorial”, was conducted over an eight-kilometre circuit course in Stanley.

The race, also known as “The Ace of the Green Hills”, was conducted in very tough weather conditions with runners subjected to strong winds, hail, rain as well as brief periods of sunshine.

Nevertheless, thirty members competed as the scenic course certainly compensated for the weather.

Devonport runner, Pat McMahon, was thrilled to take out his second win in ten years of competing with the Club. Interestingly, his first win, in 2016, was also this race. The Stanley event means much to McMahon as this was where he lived during his childhood.

McMahon was a top track runner in the past, with four wins at the prestigious Stawell carnival and is a member of its Hall of Fame. Now he his happy to just keep fit and active.

He had a narrow win from the very much in-form Steve Tammens who once again indicated a win is very close, Jordan Matthews, Jason Scott and Josh Febey. Race favourite, Gerard Lowry finished seventh while eight runners finished within fifty seconds of the winner meaning it was an exciting race.

The fastest man was Josh Febey (29:45) while Sabrina Shields (35:53) was fastest female.

Earlier the nominated time winners were Hannah Elphinstone, Susan Morris and Mitchell Elphinstone.

Race 13 Stanley, Dowling McCarthy Tyres/Hanson Family “Steve Hanson Memorial” Ace of the Green Hills 8km Handicap Results

Well done to the 31 starters who braved the elements and made their way over to Stanley for the Dowling McCarthy Tyres/Hanson Family “Steve Hanson Memorial” Ace of the Green Hills 8km Handicap.

Congratulations to Patrick McMahon, who won from Steve Tammens, Jordan Matthews, Jason Scott, and Joshua Febey.

Fastest Male was Joshua Febey in 29:45, and Fastest Female was Sabrina Shields in 35:53.

Nominated Time winners were Hannah Elphinstone, Susan Morris, and Mitchell Elphinstone.