Following the successful first race of the 2022 season, the PCCCT – Running Club moves onto Don for the Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km Handicap where runners can enjoy the tracks in the Don Reserve.
As occurred last year, the race is being held on Friday evening to avoid a clash with Run Devonport on Sunday.
Starting at the Don Cricket Ground at 6pm, the race is conducted mostly on sealed tracks, but runners will also have to navigate sections of sawdust in a loop through the bush near the pool.
Following his great third last week, Jason Scott will start favourite. He is very fit, having trained hard over the last few months preparing for the Gone Nuts trail race.
Mark Saint-John wasn’t able to run in race one, but if he fronts here, he will be very hard to beat. He finished second in the last event of 2021 – the Wynyard to Burnie Feature Race – and while this is shorter, the hills and trails will suit him.
Brett Riley ran a great sixth last week from a front mark and he will prove very hard to run down, especially as he trains in the Reserve and so knows the tracks very well.
Rhian Miles showed great promise last year and ran well at Burnie and could easily take out her maiden victory.
Runners are reminded that entries are online only and will close at 6pm Wednesday.
The nominated time events will be held at 5:30pm.