If you are not feeling well, especially if you have cold/flu systems, on Friday evening please don’t come to the run.
The meeting place is at Don Cricket Ground, Don.
We will have a coffee van as well as Pizzirani’s Bambino Food Van in attendance
Please ensure you are at the start line for your posted handicap time. Race start is at 6:00pm.
Welcome to all new members.
Please be aware we are sharing paths with the public and need to give other users due consideration.
The course: The race starts on the cycle/walk track and starts with 855m out and 855m back over the Don River Bridge and along the Waverley Road track.
Continue past the start/finish and follow the track up to the pool carpark. Take the path across the top of the carpark, continue until you enter the bush and take the first path on the left. Stay on this sawdust path until it meets up again with the cycle/walk path at Don College. Follow this around to the right and continue back up to the pool carpark and then back to the start.
Care needed: the sawdust path does have some uneven patches.
Stay after the run for some coffee and great Italian food.
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.
Following the successful start of the 2021 season, the PCCCT moves onto Don for the Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km Handicap.
This year the race is being held on Friday evening which will allow members time to recover for Run Devonport on Sunday.
Starting at the Don Cricket Ground at 6pm, the 7km race is run mostly on sealed tracks. Runners will also have to navigate sections of sawdust in a loop through the bush near the pool.
Favourite to break the tape would be Darlene Jacques, after continuing her fine form of last year through to race one, finishing 3rd. Darlene has worked hard training with the Everyday Lions group, and has posted many personal bests over the last year. She also recorded a win last year, but her improvement has been so impressive that she could collect herself another victory.
Greg Malley ran a strong race last week and wouldn’t surprise with a victory. Other runners who are a strong chance over this distance are Dale Lancaster, Josh Febey, and Adrian Mann.
Geoff Cassidy also ran an excellent time last week, finishing within a minute of the winner. With a slightly longer race, he also could be right up there with a chance of winning.
Runners are reminded that entries are online only and will close at 6pm Wednesday.
The 2021 PCCCT’s season has begun, with the running of the Burnie SportPower five kilometre Handicap at Wivenhoe.
With an eager turnout of sixty runners, members were very excited to get away for the first race of the season. With a limited form guide to pick the winner off, it was anyone’s race to win.
Runners enjoyed cool and sunny conditions on the out and back course to Fernglade.
Line Honours went to Narelle Jacobs, in her sixth race with the club. After running on and off over the last four years at parkrun and social group runs, she began training with the Everyday Lions group over the last 8 months. She credited her improvement to the interval training that she has been doing since joining that group.
Only twelve seconds behind her was Greg Malley, with fellow training stablemate Darlene Jacques rounding out the top three.
Other strong results were recorded by Dale Lancaster, Brendan Burr, and Josh Febey. These runners will surely pick up a win in 2021.
Fastest time for the men was recorded by Jason Felhberg, with Lyn Saint-John the fastest woman.
Earlier the nominated time winners were Mitchel Elphinstone, Eva Murell, Brian Paine, and Lucy van Rooyen.
Runners are reminded that this weeks Cradle Coast Sports and Events 7km handicap at Don will be held at 6pm Friday. Entries are required by 6pm Wednesday on the website.
This course consists of a simple out and back starting in the Wivenhoe Showgrounds.
The race starts in front of the grandstand the western side of the Showgrounds. The course then exists the NW gate and immediately crosses Pearl St. The course continues along the left side of Main Rd until River Rd where it heads south for ~30m 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 crosses Fern Glade Rd taking the left side of the path fork, over the small hill and continues to the turnaround at the entrance to Fern Glade Reserve. On the return, runners will go over the small hill and take the left fork in the path before crossing over Fern Glade Rd. The course then backtracks to Wivenhoe and the finish chute in the Showgrounds.
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.
There are four 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.
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.
After a shortened season in 2020 due to COVID-19, the PCCCT will commence a full-length season this Sunday. Our first event of the season is the Burnie SportsPower 5km Handicap. Starting at the Wivenhoe Showgrounds, the out-and-back course heads out to the Fernglade Reserve.
All handicaps have been reset to the start of 2020, allowing the nine winners in last year’s season a chance at a trophy and sash.
The biggest chance out of that group looks to be Jason Scott, who has continued to improve since his win last year. Nick Young and Darlene Jacques are also strong chances, whilst Josh Febey cannot be discounted.
Ellen Burgess and Adrian Mann were unlucky not to break the tape last year and wouldn’t surprise with a victory.
The race will begin at 9:30am with entries closing at 6pm Friday. As entries are online only, runners will need to ensure that they are registered and entered into the race by this time.
The minimum age to run handicapped races is fifteen but nominated time races over a shorter distance are held 30 minutes prior to most races. Runners need to be registered before arriving, however they can enter the race on the day.
New members are most welcome and will be supplied with a race number on the day. Previous members are asked to return their timing chips, as they will not be used for the foreseeable future.