413 Members

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By Flash Noosa

Orange  Runners Club to date have a spectacular  413 members.  So why is ORC such an excellent club to be associated with?  Orange Runners Club caters for everyone from the very young to the more senior member of any fitness level.  Together with the casual walker, social and elite runner ORC offers something for everyone.  ORC is proud of its unique, friendly,  relaxed and family orientated atmosphere.  At ORC there is no pressure, no first or last place, it’s simply all about achieving your own individual goals.

ORC is governed by the members who all have an equal say in how the club is managed.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the regular meetings and discuss openly all matters regarding the club and its future.

Orange Runners Club meets on Wednesdays at Elephant Park for a 3km course at 4.45pm and Sunday mornings at different venues at 10am, where you can participate over various short, mid or long distances.  Members also choose to frequently travel to annual local and metropolitan events.  For further information please visit the website www.orangerunners.com.au

At Orange Runners Club we are always looking for new and diverse ways to assist members with their overall fitness regime.  For example last Saturday, further to the information evening held recently, a large group of members attended a morning session at Fitness Perfection with Janene Wood, the hostess with the mostest.  Janene thoroughly explained and demonstrated numerous core strength techniques, following which participants enthusiastically performed exercises on Swiss balls with small weights.  Thanks Janene for your patience, guidance and expertise.  Amongst lots of cheerful groans and giggles, a great time was had by all.  Thank you also Paul, the session was very well received by all in attendance at your wonderful establishment!

Sunday’s run was at CSU College with 35 brave souls attending the run in less than favourable conditions due to the inclement weather.  In an impressive performance the Sunday winner was Lauren Kerwick.  At only 11 years of age Lauren is very disciplined with regular training, she has also reached great heights over the past twelve months since joining the club and will no doubt only improve with age, experience and her endless determination.

Sunday CSU Results: –

2.9km:-  1st Male Neil Williams 11:15, 2nd Jack Dantith 12:13, 3rd Jim Rich 13:11. 1st Female Amber Rich 11:55, 2nd Jane Fairgrieve 15:43, 3rd Kay Davis 16:33.

8.7km 1st Male Tom Gleeson 32:21, 2nd Alistair Merrifield 35:19, 3rd Daryl Roweth 39:56. 1st Female Lauren Kerwick 39:04.

A dedicated 44 members were present on Wednesday, in yet again wet and cool conditions, with sturdy Stewy Vidler the winner.

Only one PB was achieved on Wednesday by Sharlee Brady an incredible, especially under the wet conditions, 1 minute and 25 seconds.  Great run Sharlee, watch out for the handicapper!

Saturday night, 1st October at the Hotel Canobolas, a combined farewell dinner will be held as we come together to wish valued long time members Peter & Robyn Cotton a fond goodbye.  The couple will be moving to Mudgee in the very near future and their contribution to ORC over many years is acknowledged and sincerely appreciated.   Saturday evening is also an occasion to say bon voyage to Bill and Jane Fairgrieve who are heading to England this month for a 12 month sojourn.  ORC is looking forward to regular ongoing updates from both couples in the future. Good luck and happy trails from all at ORC, you will all be sadly missed!

Tomorrows run will be held at the Botanical Gardens with a choice of 3.2, 4.8 or 8km distance.