Bon Voyage

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Last Sunday brought out some great weather for our run at the Pinnacle with 49 runners turning up to tackle one of our hardest runs. We had a few new faces and hats off to Brandon Akerstrom who on his first run with Orange Runners Club took on the 7km challenge. It goes without saying that his time of 41:34 is a PB and sets a high bar for him to carry on from.

Results for the 3km were;

1st Female: Amber Rich 13.30

2nd Female: Lily Craig 15.34

3rd Female:  Kinisha Roweth 16.02

1st Male:  Bill Fairgrieve 16.55

2nd Male: Alex Irwin 18.56

3rd Male: Gary Penrose 19.02


Results for the 7.0km were;

1st Female: Lauren Kerwick 31.13

2nd Female: Cassie Goodlock 32.41

3rd Female: Estelle Dean 32.42

1st Male: Tom Gleeson 24.15

2nd Male: Alistair Merrifield 27.43

3rd Male: Jared Sullivan 28.36


Also last weekend thirty ladies headed toSydneyfor the annual Girls Weekend and took part in various events in the Blackmores Bridge Run.

Congratulations to Sally Kitto who ran a 16 sec P, B. for 9 Km’s and to Kay Davis who ran the Half Marathon in a similar time as Mudgee and Frank Ostini (not amongst the ladies group) who also ran the Half Marathon came in with a 64sec PB


Wednesday’sElephantParkmid-week run was again on the cool side, but didn’t deter a good crowd of 85 members. It’s great to see Joel Kitto coming along after his injury earlier this year and getting around the course at a brisk walk.

PB times reported were; Cassie Goodlock 4 seconds, Glen Maxwell 13 seconds and

Abby Dean 38 seconds


Farewell – Canobolas Hotel, Saturday 1st October at 6.30pm.

All members and friends are encouraged to attend a farewell for Robyn and Peter Cotton who are leaving the Club for the greener pastures of Mudgee. Robyn has been a huge supporter of the Orange Runners Club, turning up rain, hail or shine to do the timing duties. Peter has volunteered tech support for the Running Festival several years in a row. Both will be greatly missed by all.

At the same time a Bon Voyage to Jane and Bill Fairgrieve taking a twelve-month sabbatical toEurope.


Tomorrow we will be running at CSU in Leeds Parade where you have the choice of 2.9, 5.8 or 8.7kms.


James Hennessy