CWD 11 March 2023

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EDITORIAL REPORT FOR CWD Saturday 11th March 2023

Chris Clough


Last Sunday was the annual Orange Running Festival for 2023, which was a great success on all fronts. Thanks to the committed committee members who have spent the last 12 months working hard behind the scenes which made the event a major success.

With over 2,100 entrants for this year’s event, it was a huge effort on the day for all volunteers involved and on behalf of the club we thank all volunteers for their commitment and giving up their time to help where they could. Without the help of all our volunteers this event would not have been possible.

A huge thankyou to our sponsors for the event and ongoing support to the orange community they all provide. We look forward to seeing the sponsors and supportive community out there for the 2024 Orange Running Festival.

Some of our club members had some excellent results on the day, these results are as follows:

Junior Orange Mile (boys)
Nick Irwin – 1st Place
Maxwell Horne 2nd Place

Junior Orange Mile (girls)
Milla Jurd – 1st Place
Lucy Jurd 3rd Place

Women’s 5k
Isobel Curran – 2nd Place

Women’s 10k
Lauren Reid 1st Place

More fantastic results from the festival:

Orange Running Festival high school challenge winners Kinross Wolaroi School took out the honours and then donated their prize money to the event Charity Partner Running for Premature Babies. The winners of the Running Festivals primary school challenge was, Canobolas Public School. The winners of the Running Festival Workplace challenge was team PHYZX.

A fantastic achievement for the 2023 Orange Running Festival Marathon, Zac Rosser with a blistering time of 2:39:30 in the men’s category and Greta Truscott with an amazing time of 3:21:03. A huge congratulations to these athletes.

For our usual Wednesday run 86 members attended Elephant Park completing 1,2 or 3 laps. Top three men were Derek Thompson 10:35, Nicholas Thomas 11:39 and Mark Thomas 12:00. The top three women were Isobel Curran 13:02, Nicola Blore 13:20 and Charlotte Meiring 13:25.

Achievement medals were awarded to Cathy Gutterson with 25 runs.

For all those interested there is a uniform order currently open till the 12th March. Go to the Orange Runners Club website, click on join or renew, and follow the links to the order pages.

For this Sundays run, please keep an eye on the weekly email from our club president or check our website or socials for the exact location of this weekend’s run.

Please continue to check the website, Facebook and watch your emails for more information on all our club activities and news.

Together we achieve individual goals.