Trengove out to go one better

OLYMPIAN Jess Trengove will be hoping to go one better when she uses Northern Tasmania to prepare for northern Europe on Sunday.

Having finished runner-up in the 2012 Launceston Ten, the 26-year-old South Australian will be making her third assault on Australia's richest 10km road race before heading to Scotland to run the marathon at next month's Commonwealth Games.

``I love the community feel at the Launceston event and the support prior to, during and after the race from organisers, sponsors and the local crowd,'' Trengove said.

The sister of Melbourne Demons midfielder Jack Trengove ran two  hours, 31 minutes to place 39th in only her second marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and is hopeful of improving on that time on the streets of Glasgow on July 27.

``I would like to attack the race now that I have more marathon experience,'' she said. 

``I have been working very hard to prepare my best for the Commonwealth Games. Hopefully that gives me a place and a time that I can call a personal best.''

An expected 2000 entrants will gather in St John Street on Sunday for a race which incorporates the Oceania 10km championships and Tasmanian 10km road championships.

Last year, 1463 runners were led home by Ben St Lawrence and Lisa Weightman, with Jacob Birtwhistle and Kate Pedley the first Tasmanians.

Former winners Liam Adams and Nikki Chapple are also expected to return.

Entries for the 10km, 5km and 2km can be made online at www.launcestonten.com.au until tomorrow.

RUNNING FAST FACTS

WHAT: B&E Launceston Ten

WHEN: 10am Sunday

WHERE: Civic square and East Tamar Highway, Launceston

DETAILS: www.launcestonten.com.au

Jess Trengove

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