Bingley's sights on personal best

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ANDREW Bingley has a pretty specific goal in mind for this year's Launceston Ten.

It will be the 25-year-old's third entry in the 10-kilometre race and he is looking to set a personal best.

"My first year was about 46 minutes, and then the previous year wasn't as quick," Bingley, of West Launceston, said.

"(This year) I'm hoping to get a bit quicker, in the low 40s - 43 minutes."

To help his cause along, Bingley will be amping up his training regime.

"I usually go for a run at lunch, but I only get about six kilometres in. So (I'll) probably do a few runs at lunch and then a few longer runs in the evening."

Bingley said he looked to the June 15 event for an "overall encouragement of fitness.

"It's a good day. It's a nice way to gauge fitness against other people," he said.

In the lead-up to the Launceston Ten, The Examiner is running an online training program with personal trainer Kate Pedley.

Each Monday, The Examiner uploads that week's training schedule to, as well as profiling a Launceston Ten entrant.

For more information or to register for the event, visit

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