I'm keen to come back to Tassie and have a crack at winning against a good field as it's a deep field that's coming down.- Isaac Heyne
Having conquered the streets of Launceston, Isaac Heyne now has his eyes firmly set on some success in Burnie.
The 21-year-old from Adelaide earlier this year took out 10-kilometre title at the Launceston Running Festival, and this week said he was "very keen" to try his luck at the iconic race that is the Burnie 10 later this month.
He won the Launceston race in June in 29:03, a figure that was well inside his previous personal best of 29:39.
"The Launnie 10 was an awesome event, it had the best atmosphere for a road race I've run at ever,'' he recalled on Wednesday.
"I'm keen to come back to Tassie and have a crack at winning against a good field as it's a deep field that's coming down."
He said his knowledge of the Burnie 10, which will be returning in 2021 after only being held in a virtual format last year due to COVID-19, came from the record-breaking performances of Olympian Stewart McSweyn at the event.
With that sort of history in play, he said he couldn't wait to tackle it himself.
"Racing [Ryan] Gregson will be fun,'' he admitted.
"It's not his preferred distance so it'll be nice to see how I line up against him
"And the SA boys are fit. Dan Canala and Max Stevens are flying at the moment, training with them is great as we all drag each other along - it's awesome."
Heynes joins the likes of Gregson, Milly Clark and Isobel Batt-Doyle in the elite field for this year's Burnie 10.
This year's Burnie 10 will have a cap of 2500 attached to it, which takes into account competitors, officials, spectators and volunteers.
The 10 km race on October 24 will be limited to 1500 people, with the event to be held in waves of 500 people, with the elites and others classified as the fastest competitors based on their estimated finishing time and previous results to go first.
There will be a cap of 500 for the five kilometre race.
Organisers have encouraged people to not wait until the last minute to enter the race with less than 1000 spots left.
The traditional aspect of watching the start and finish of the race in Wilson Street will no longer be part of the day, with Wilson Street between Cattley and Wilmot streets to only being open to competitors due to Public Health measures.
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