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ACT Half Marathon incorporating the 42nd Annual Rex Foulkes Memorial Half Marathon Weekend

A small number of ORC runners ventured down to the ACT Half Marathon weekend which incorporates the Annual Rex Foulkes Memorial Half Marathon over the 21-22 May 2011.  The weather was magnificent and the racing competitive.

1.6km U/12 Jog – Saturday

Jack Daintith entered the 1.6km race around Lennox Gardens on the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore on Saturday afternoon.  Jack had a great run and was the 2nd boy home in a time of 7 minutes and 7 seconds.  The photo below is Jack receiving his place medallion.

5.0km Fun Run – Saturday

Anthony Daintith entered the 5km race on the Saturday afternoon.  In a quick field, Anthony finished 27th out of 77 competitors in a time of 21 minutes 30 seconds.

Half Marathon (21.1km) – Sunday

Four ORC members, Daryl Roweth, Brett Sammut, Jack Daintith and Anthony Daintith participated in the half marathon which started at 9am on the Sunday morning.  The course started at Lennox Gardens on the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, and then headed east for a loop around the Museum before runners had to circumnavigate the western half of the Lake prior to finishing where it all started.

Jack Daintith participated in the relay component of the race with his uncle where as a team they finished with a great time of 1 hour 44 minutes and 53 seconds and were placed 2nd in the teams relay overall.  Jack completed his half in 50 minutes and 25 seconds.

Brett Sammut on the back of completing the Sydney Half Marathon last weekend finished the course in a great time of 1 hour 58 minutes and 14 seconds (217th place).  He is proving to be a real iron man on the back of these gruelling races.

Daryl Roweth broke through with a 6:45 PB to post a time of 1 hour 39 minutes and 40 seconds (99th place).  This is a fantastic result Daryl and well deserved smashing through the 100 minute barrier.

Anthony Daintith continued his recent good form, completing the course in 1 hour 35 minutes and 46 seconds to register a 1:23 PB (76th place).